Garageband: Getting Started from installation to songwriting
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Learn the basics of Garageband, from downloading and installing it, to getting your hands on new sounds, understanding its basic use, and beginning to create your own music with it.
This course will not only teach you the basics, but also be a resource that you can continue to make use of, helping you with shortcuts and techniques.
This course teaches you things other courses tend to skip over, assuming you've already figured them out on your own or that they're things that can be breezed over--instead, we'll look at the basics in depth and make sure you're fluent in them and understand them.
About this course:
Enroll in this course now to learn the essentials of basic Garageband for a creative edge over other producers, engineers, and music hopefuls in the competitive world of music. Put your new understanding to work for you immediately. You will gain insight and practical understanding of how to use Garageband, and begin being able to use the software TODAY.
What you learn in this course are things you can put into use immediately—your mixes can improve today!
You'll learn how to
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|Section 1: Introducing Garageband|
Introduction to course, instructor, and what this course covers.
What You Should Already KnowPreview
|Section 2: Downloading and Installing Garageband|
Installing Garageband can be a learning process in itself. At times, it feels like there's one obstacle after another just to get the program up and running for the first time. I'll navigate you through the process from start to finish so that you can get started making music in no time. After finishing this lecture, you will have
|Section 3: Garageband's Buttons and Knobs|
In this lecture we'll begin touring the Garageband interface and then download tons of extra sounds and instruments.
In this lecture we'll continue touring the Garageband interface by looking at all the buttons and knobs you'll encounter in basic usage.
|Section 4: Quick and Easy Song Creation|
In this lecture, we'll create no less than FIVE demo tiny songs in under 15 minutes. By showing every mouse click and every keystroke along the way, you'll see the exact process for using Garageband's built-in project templates to quickly get your song ideas down without changing any settings. By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to:
In this lecture, we'll go over various ways of creating new tracks, and we'll focus on software instrument tracks.
In this lecture, we'll continue going over creating new tracks by discussing audio tracks.
In this lecture, I'll discuss the differences between Mic and Guitar audio tracks, as well as how to decide whether to use real or software instruments.
In this lecture, you'll learn the shortcuts you'll be using most often--I've been using them throughout this course to make the software seem to be working magically by itself. That's because shortcuts really make life easier. By the end of this lecture, you'll be able to:
|Section 5: Conclusion|
Where To Go From Here
Stephen Frost is a US-based music producer and composer whose work extends to directors from Paris to Sydney, and from television commercials to interactive games for Fortune 500 companies including Google and Visa, as well as other well-known brands such as Pioneer, Oxfam, and NBC Universal. Recognized as a top upcoming composer by BMI in 2009, his pop productions also extend globally, including mashups with David Guetta in Brazilian clubs, to being featured by hosts on the New Zealand version of MTV, and write-ups by music publications on three continents. Stephen’s two decades of experience include extensive session work, performance in bands including Against Grace (featured in MTV VMAs) and Ayler Young (members include Darryl Jones from the Rolling Stones, and David Maurice, producer for Jay-Z), studio construction, and composition in genres including hip-hop, noise, classical, and pop.