This course is designed to help you start making great music in GarageBand fast! Video lessons show you how to write, record, edit, and polish your songs step-by-step. You'll learn how to use the tools GarageBand offers for creative songwriting (including software instruments & the session drummer) as well how to use its powerful tools for editing & mixing (cleaning and polishing) your songs! The videos in this course are content rich and get straight to the point so that you can start making high quality music in GarageBand without wasting any time! And don't worry, we are going to make this easy and fun!
If you are a songwriter or musician who wants to record your own music in GarageBand but you have no idea where to start... this course is made for you!
Before we get started... meet your teacher and make sure to update GarageBand!
Master the basic functions of GarageBand and be ready to start making music in just 5 minutes! (This is several years of learning compiled into a 5 minute video!)
MIDI instruments are some of the most powerful tools that GarageBand offers you for writing and filling out your songs! (You do NOT want to miss this unit!)
Are you a songwriter who doesn't play the drums?! No worries! GarageBand offers you an incredible feature called the Session Drummer which gives you a library of more than 30 digital drummers (acoustic & electronic) who automatically make drum performances to fit your song!
Editing helps us eliminate sounds that we don't want to hear in our recordings. And more than deleting unwanted sounds, editing also helps us tighten up our musical performances so that they sound more powerful and professional! (Unfamiliar with the editing process?? Don't worry... we're going to make this easy!)
In mixing, track effects work as the "icing" on the "cake" of your song, adding subtle hints of warmth and color. You may have NO IDEA how to effect your tracks, but that's ok... because as usual, GarageBand makes it easy with these one click presets!
Dean Davis is the director of The Songwriting Studio, a resource and community aimed at training songwriters how to write and produce meaningful, high quality music from home through weekly video blogs, in-depth courses, and studio production services. Dean has a passion for passing on what he has learned through songwriting for more than a decade, working with clients in the studio, and teaching more than 100 students in private and group lessons.
Dean is also a follower of Jesus, a husband, a father, and a worship pastor at his home church. He loves to pray, spend time with his wife, wrestle his three children, pour into his church community, and ride bikes! Dean has served as a music director in three churches, helping grow leadership and musicianship among worship teams members and helping develop training materials on the heart of worship and the practical skills of instruments like guitar, piano, bass, and voice.