GarageBand Masterclass: Learn GarageBand Today

Learn GarageBand for music and audio production.
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  • Lectures 64
  • Length 5 hours
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  • Languages English
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Published 3/2016 English

Course Description

GarageBand Masterclass

Do you want to create awesome music for your band, killer audio for your videos or courses, and professional quality voice overs? Have you ever tried recording and producing your own audio projects to find it difficult and time consuming?

What this course is about:

This GarageBand Masterclass is aimed to help you understand the fundamentals of using GarageBand for the Mac. This amazing piece of software can help you create a multitude of audio projects, and this is just the course to help you get started!

GarageBand is very easy-to-use software for creating beats, music, voice overs, sound effects, and even ringtones. GarageBand has an extensive resource of libraries and presets to get you up and running in no time. It lets you have complete control over audio adjustments so you can get the right sound you're looking for.

Don't wait to enroll in this premium course today!

When you enroll in this course, you will have the benefit of getting quality instruction on how to use GarageBand, direct contact with the instructor, discussion forums with other students, and evergreen content upgrades. Plus, Udemy offers a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee; if you do not like this course, you can get your money back! Don't hesitate, enroll today!

Jeremy Deighan

ps - I am here for my students and I always welcome any feedback, questions, discussions, or reviews on my courses. Please visit my profile to see how you can contact me in the most convenient way for you!

What are the requirements?

  • Students who take this course will need to have a Mac with the latest operating system and updates.
  • Most Macs come with a free version of GarageBand. Anyone who does not have a copy of GarageBand or needs to upgrade will have to pay $4.99 for the software. (This course shows you how to install GarageBand if this is the first time.)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn the basics of using GarageBand for your audio production.
  • Install, setup, and navigate GarageBand's interface.
  • Record, add, and import audio files into your GarageBand project.
  • Edit and arrange audio files in your GarageBand project.
  • Mix and export your files in GarageBand.
  • Use GarageBand to create your audio project; whether it be a song, voice-over, podcast, ringtone, or sound for a movie.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for beginners to GarageBand who are interested in creating awesome audio projects. It is a step-by-step guide on how to install, setup, and use GarageBand's interface. It will also teach you how to record, edit, mix, export, and share your audio projects!
  • This course is not for users of GarageBand who already understand the basics and know how to get around the interface.
  • This is also not a course on music theory, writing music, audio terminology, or studies into sound.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to GarageBand
02:14

Thank you for taking this GarageBand course! It's my pleasure to teach you everything that GarageBand has to offer!

15:30

In this quick video, I will show you exactly how to use GarageBand to make a rock song. You will see some of the benefits of using this software.

Section 2: Getting Started with GarageBand
02:20

In this lecture, I am going to go over the basics of what will be covered in the following lessons on the GarageBand interface.

03:32

We will begin this course by first installing the software onto your computer. This lecture will guide you in the installation process.

03:13

The project window is the starting point of using GarageBand. You will learn in this lecture how to create a new project, use a pre made template, and even learn how to play an instrument.

04:33

The GarageBand window is the main area of the software. This lecture shows the main parts of using the GarageBand interface.

04:47

GarageBand’s control bar is one of the most used tools within the software. It includes everything from hiding and showing areas to basic playback controls such as rewind and record.

02:46

This lecture will guide you through working in the tracks area, the main workspace of GarageBand.

05:48

GarageBand’s menu bar has a lot more options and functions that are accessible through it. This lecture will touch on the rest of the options you can have inside of GarageBand.

Section 3: GarageBand Windows
01:49

GarageBand has an extensive library of instruments and patches to use for your project. This lecture will show you how to open and use the library.

04:25

Smart controls in GarageBand allow you to adjust audio sounds and instruments. This lecture will show you the main controls used within GarageBand.

03:22

The audio editor is used when editing waveforms in GarageBand. This lecture shows the most commonly used audio editing options.

02:08

MIDI is a common audio form that is easily edited and manipulated. The piano roll editor will allow you to easily create and customize your MIDI files.

02:30

Musicians who read and write sheet music will love the score editor. This lecture shows you how to arrange and compose your own music within GarageBand.

01:50

A newer feature of GarageBand is the drummer editor. This lecture will show you the power of the drummer editor to begin making drum beats quickly.

02:41

GarageBand provides a basic notepad for your to keep track of notes, lyrics, and other documents you need to write down. This lecture will show you the basic functionality of the note pad.

02:51

The loop browser is a library of Apple Loops that can be used in your project privately or professionally. Loops allow you to easily create music and sounds that can be played continuously without interruption.

01:19

The media browser is the place where you can easily access your audio and movie files. This lecture will teach you how to use this window.

Section 4: GarageBand Collections and Templates
02:57

The keyboard collection is a list of pre made keyboard tracks that you can use to easily find the sound that you are looking for.

04:23

The amp collection is a list of pre made guitar tracks that you can use to easily find the sound that you are looking for.

02:56

The voice collection is a list of pre made vocal tracks and effects that you can use to easily find the sound that you are looking for.

01:16

The ringtone template is used to easily create ringtones for your smartphone inside of GarageBand.

02:29

The hip hop template is pre made with a drum track and other instrument tracks commonly used when creating a hip hop style song.

02:23

The electronic template is pre made with a drum track and other instrument tracks commonly used when creating an electronic style song.

02:08

The songwriter template is pre made with a drum track and other instrument tracks commonly used when creating various songs.

02:09

The empty project is a blank slate for you to begin creating your own audio projects. This lecture will show you the basis of setting up an empty project within GarageBand.

Section 5: Learn to Play with GarageBand
02:48

Introduction to Guitar is a lesson inside of GarageBand that will teach you how to play the guitar. This lecture shows you the basics of using this valuable tool.

01:33

The chord trainer is a lesson inside of GarageBand that will teach you how to play different chords on the guitar.

02:44

Introduction to Piano is a lesson inside of GarageBand that will teach you how to play the piano. This lecture shows you the basics of using this valuable tool.

02:15

The lesson store is the place in GarageBand where you can buy more lessons to learn how to play the guitar or piano. This lecture shows you how to access and navigate the lesson store.

3 questions

This quiz will test your knowledge on GarageBand's interface.

Section 6: Connecting and Using Devices in GarageBand
02:05

In this lecture, I am going to go over the basics of what will be covered in the following lessons on recording in GarageBand.

04:42

In this lecture you will learn how to connect a microphone and use it inside of GarageBand to begin recording.

03:37

In this lecture you will learn how to connect a guitar and use it inside of GarageBand to begin recording.

03:40

In this lecture you will learn how to connect a keyboard and use it inside of GarageBand to begin recording.

06:25

GarageBand offers a software keyboard and a musical typing tool that makes it really easy to begin playing and recording inside of the program.

Section 7: Recording in GarageBand
04:19

This lecture explains how to start a new project in GarageBand, and the options that you can make before beginning.

03:20

Now we will learn how to do some basic recording inside of GarageBand. This lecture will show you the fundamentals of getting sound or audio into the software.

02:56

Recording multiple takes makes it really easy to get the exact audio you need recorded. This lecture will explain how to do this.

04:29

Software instruments give you a giant range of sounds inside of GarageBand. This lecture will explain how to record these into the tracks area for your project.

03:02

Recording drum tracks in GarageBand has never been easier. This lecture will show you how to set up the perfect drum sound that you are looking for.

07:25

This lecture explains the versatility of using Apple Loops and how to get them into your GarageBand project.

01:48

In this lecture, you will learn how to import your own audio files; whether created by yourself externally or downloaded from a website.

3 questions

In this quiz, you will test your knowledge on recording in GarageBand.

Section 8: Basic Editing in GarageBand
02:15

In this lecture, I am going to go over the basics of what will be covered in the following lessons on editing in GarageBand.

03:13

The tracks area of GarageBand is where most of the magic. You will spend most of your time here and will want to get acquainted with this window.

03:29

Regions are the main audio components of GarageBand. This lecture will show you how they work and how to identify differnet types.

06:23

In this lecture, you will learn the basics of editing regions within GarageBand.

Section 9: Advanced Editing in GarageBand
04:07

The audio editor in GarageBand will allow you to edit audio wave form type files. This versatile tool makes it easy to change the timing, tempo, or pitch of notes within your project.

09:12

The audio editor has many options to change the composition of the audio in GarageBand. This lecture will go over the most common tools.

08:14

This lecture will teach you how to edit MIDI regions and notes within the piano roll editor. This may become one of the most used tools in your arsenal.

08:47

The piano roll editor in GarageBand offers different ways to change MIDI files. This lecture gives some insight into some of the basic options for changing MIDI files.

07:11

GarageBand has a built in score editor for adding, reading, and writing musical notes. This editor is great for anyone who comes from a background in reading sheet music.

11:18

This lecture will show some of the most commonly used options in the score editor.

10:55

The drummer editor is one of GarageBand's most awesome tools. This editor allows you to easily lay down drum tracks for your project.

3 questions

In this quiz, you will test how much you know on editing in GarageBand.

Section 10: Basic Mixing in GarageBand
02:22

In this lecture, I am going to go over the basics of what will be covered in the following lessons on recording in GarageBand.

08:52

Automation allows you to easily edit audio inside of GarageBand by providing a visual graph that you can use to make adjustments easily. Automation will allow you to edit the volume, panning, reverb, effects, and so much more quickly and efficiently.

09:37

GarageBand offers a wide range of effects and plug-ins that you can use to easily manipulate your audio files. Everything from compressors and noise gates to wah pedals and distortion can be added before or after you have recorded your audio.

13:05

GarageBand's equalizer is tool to help you adjust the decibel levels of frequencies in your audio project. This can help you boost or lower bass frequencies, mid frequencies, high frequencies, or take out feedback from instruments and microphones.

12:33

GarageBand's built in amp designer allows you to mimic real life amplifiers and guitar cabinets. This feature offers a wide arrange of guitar heads, cabinets, and even microphones that you can place to get different sounds for your instrument.

09:49

Just like the amp designer, the bass amp designer allows you to recreate real world amps within GarageBand. Some of the most commonly used bass heads and cabinets are available for you to get the exact sound you are looking for.

08:44

GarageBand has a virtual pedalboard for you to mix and master different types of pedal effects. This feature allows you add an infinite amount of effects and combine them in a way that is native to guitar players.

Section 11: Project Settings in GarageBand
10:07

GarageBand gives you complete control over your overall audio project, and in this lecture I'll show you some additional items that you can adjust so that creating the perfect sound is easy!

06:16

Once you have created that perfect audio project in GarageBand, you'll want to share it with the world. Here is where you will learn how to share your files to other devices or export them into a format that can be easily distrubuted.

3 questions

In this quiz, you will test your knowledge on Mixing in GarageBand.

Section 12: Conclusion
02:03

Thank you for watching this course on using GarageBand. If you would like to connect with me, check out this document for information on my email, twitter, facebook, and website. Please feel free to provide any feedback or ask any questions that you have about the course!

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Instructor Biography

Jeremy Deighan, Canva | Photoshop | Graphic Design

My name is Jeremy Deighan and I am thrilled to be a part of the Udemy team of instructors, helping others achieve their own personal goals. I have had quite the range of skills and hobbies through my lifetime. I really enjoy teaching and hope to provide information to others on anything and everything I know how to do! Please take a moment to check out my courses, and if you take any please leave a review and any feedback you have!

Art and Design

I have an extensive background in different forms of art and design. I have an associates degree in Computer Animation and I've worked with various production houses to create awesome content. Adobe Photoshop has been a staple of my arsenal since I was 16 and use it faithfully to this day.

I also have a history in live visual arts, specifically lighting design for music events, festivals, theaters, and corporate gigs. My passion for the visual arts has helped me become a master in understanding lighting, color theory, and composition.

Music

One of the first things I did as a young lad was learn music. Music is so powerful and one of my favorite things in life. I love playing music, and have played on various instruments; including guitar, bass guitar, drums, and the saxophone.

I feel music can provide so many emotions and feelings, and also has science and mathematical characteristics. It is such a fun topic and I can't wait to begin creating courses on this subject.

Math, Science, and History

I can't tell you what the latest Kardashian is up to, but I can definitely tell you a lot about Crab Fisheries and the Egyptian King Khufu. Typically when I am studying something outside of the art and music realm, it has to do with math, science, and history. I'm just drawn to man's accomplishments and new ways of thinking about things!

Healthy Eating and Exercise

To live a long and balanced life, you need to eat right and take care of your body. It's a mission of mine to make sure that I am in the best physical shape so that I can be around long enough to provide for my family. If there's any courses that I can feel like I really can give back, it would be explaining to others how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I mean, if you're not healthy, how can you help anyone else out?

I've also been very active in sports throughout my life. Usually, these are extreme sports such as skateboarding, surfing, and snowboarding. I'm also a big fan of running, mountain biking, and have taken various martial art forms in the past.

That explains a little about me and my background. It also gives me focus on some key things that I would like to teach in the near future, so look out for courses from me on these topics!

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