GarageBand: Hip Hop Song Creation For Beginners
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GarageBand: Hip Hop Song Creation For Beginners

Learn the basics of how to make your own Hip Hop songs in GarageBand!
4.6 (18 ratings)
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Last updated 6/2016
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What Will I Learn?
  • Write, record, and produce your own hip hop song in Garageband.
  • Operate Garageband like a pro!
  • Understand the inner workings of Hip Hop Song development.
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  • Please have a basic understanding of hip hop music and a desire to learn the craft of producing hip hop music before enrolling.
  • You will also need a Apple Computer with Garageband installed.
  • Please also have a basic understanding of music production (how to count bars, what loops are, an understanding of quantization, etc).

Course Facts: 800+ Students Enrolled, Learn how to create a Hip Hop song from start to finish in Garageband

Do you want to produce your own hip hop tracks, lyrics, and instruments? Have you always wanted to make a hit song, but found that recording and producing it to be difficult and time consuming? Did you open Garageband on your computer only to feel overwhelmed by all the tools and buttons in the software?

Detailed Description:

This Garageband course is here to help you build out your own complete hip hop song within Garageband for the Mac. This amazing piece of software can help you create a variety of different hip hop tracks, and this is just the course to get your started!

Garageband is very easy-to-use software for creating beats, music, instrumentals, drum tracks, and even melodies. 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.

You will learn everything, from the basics of writing a hip hop song to the fundamentals of this software. By the end of this course, you will have a complete understanding of how to create your own beats, lyrics, melodies, as well as edit, mix, and master it down into an audio file you can share with the world.

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Who is the target audience?
  • All aspiring music artists, producers, composers, lyricist, and the like should stop everything and enroll in this course.
  • Experts in the field of hip hop music creation should not enroll in this course; it is more geared towards beginner to intermediate level hip hop music creators.
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Curriculum For This Course
18 Lectures
Getting Started with this Garageband Tutorial
2 Lectures 03:50

In this lecture of the Garageband Tutorial, you will be introduced to the instructors in this course. This will be a great chance for you to get a feeling of who is teaching this course and what they both bring to the table when creating hip hop songs.

Preview 01:29

In this lecture of the Garageband Tutorial, you will be introduced to several examples of hiphop songs created using the tips, techniques, and information in this course. This will be a great chance for you to get a feel for what you will be able to do after completing this course if you apply whats taught and diligently work on producing hip hop songs in Garageband.

Hip Hop Song Examples
Create Your Own Hip Hop Instrumental
6 Lectures 01:16:39

In this lecture of the Garageband Tutorial, you will be given a brief overview of the Garageband software for Mac and how it operates. This lecture will get your primed for some of the tools and functions that are used throughout this course.

Preview 11:27

In this lecture of the Garageband Tutorial, you will learn how to lay down drum beats both with the Drummer Feature inside of Garageband as well as using a MIDI keyboard. Both tools are great when building out the foundation of your song, and this software makes it easy for you to use either one.

How to Build Beats with the Drummer Feature and MIDI Sequencer

In this lecture of the Garageband Tutorial, we will continue to use the MIDI keyboard and other tools to lay down our melodies. You will also learn the basic functions of copying and pasting regions inside of Garageband ot speed up your workflow.

How to Create Melodies in Garageband

In this lecture of the Garageband Tutorial, you will learn the basics of arranging your hip hop song into a format that is standard in the music industry. This lecture will give you a firm understanding of how to make your song sound logical to the listener.

Arrange Your Hip Hop Instrumental into Song Format

In this lecture of the Garageband Tutorial, you will learn how to record live instruments into Garageband. This lecture will teach you the basics of recording a bass guitar so that you understand the process of adding your own live instruments.

Adding Live Instruments

In this lecture of the Garageband Tutorial, you will learn how to add Apple Loops to your hip hop song to add a little more flavor to the track. Apple Loops are great and easy to work with, and you will be impressed with what you can do with them inside of Garageband.

Adding Apple Loops for Extra Flare
Write Lyrics & Add Vocals
4 Lectures 37:10

In this lecture of the Garageband Tutorial, you will learn how to write out the foundation of the lyrics for your song. This lecture will also teach you how you can use tools such as the note pad editor to quickly jot down your ideas or lyrics as you begin recording.

Introduction to Songwriting

In this lecture of the Garageband Tutorial, we go over some basics songwriting tips that are standard when writing hip hop songs. These tips will help you get an easy understanding of what goes into creating a compelling hit.

Songwriting Tips

In this lecture of the Garageband Tutorial, you will learn how to record and edit your lead vocals to get the right sound that you are looking for.

Record Lead Vocals

In this lecture of the Garageband Tutorial, you will learn how to add some backup vocals once your lead vocals are laid down. You will also learn how to use some preset effects to immediately get a variety of sounds that you may want to record.

Record Backup Vocals
Improving Your Mix
3 Lectures 35:13

In this lecture of the Garageband Tutorial, you will learn how to add effects for your tracks such as compressors, delays, and more.

How to Add Effects

In this lecture of the Garageband Tutorial, you will learn some tricks to add effects to your vocals so that it cuts above the rest of the tracks and sounds superb.

Adding Effects to Vocals

In this lecture of the Garageband Tutorial, you will learn basic mixing tips for putting together all of the tracks inside of Garageband. This is the final step before you export out your audio file and share it with the world.

Basic Mixing Tips
Complete & Submit Your Project
3 Lectures 10:40

In this lecture of the Garageband Tutorial, you will learn how to bounce down your mix into an audio file that can be shared with others. Once you have this audio file, you can upload it to any medium such as iTunes, Soundcloud, and more!

Bounce Down Your Mix

In this lecture of the Garageband Tutorial, you will listen to the finished hip hop song that was created while making this course. 

Garageband Hip Hop Song

Thank you for watching this Garageband Tutorial. Now that you have completed the course, upload your hip hop song to a hosting service and share it with us in the discussions/project area of this course!

Thank You for Watching, Now Submit Your Project!
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