Complete Guide To GarageBand For Beginners
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Complete Guide To GarageBand For Beginners

Record and Arrange Music Like A Pro.
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Created by Cassandra Divine
Last updated 6/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 7 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn The Complete Garageband Interface
  • Compose , Arrange and Publish Their Own Musical Project
  • Work with midi instruments
  • Work with real audio instruments
  • Basic Mixing & Mastering Techniques
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Requirements
  • GarageBand Software
  • Internet Connection
Description

Do you want to produce music, record podcast and arrange songs without wasting hundred of dollars on a software? You are at the right place. This course is a complete guide to GarageBand for aspiring producer or for people who simply want to quickly edit a music piece. It's designed for beginners who don't have any prior knowledge on music production or music production software.

We will first see the GarageBand interface and then move on to see how we can work with synthesizers, real instrument,loops and then arrangement tools.

This course is divided by chapters and each of them touches a different category. Each chapter comes with the project files, pdf, and links who will allow you to assimilate the information from the course quickly while also allowing you to practice.

After taking this course, you should be able to create a musical a piece in GarageBand by using all of it's tools.

Who is the target audience?
  • Aspiring Beatmaker/Producer
  • Singer/Songwriter/Composer
  • People looking to start producing music but who have little knowledge about music production softwares.
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Curriculum For This Course
38 Lectures
02:53:12
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Song Made In Garageband #1
5 Lectures 18:21

This is a Hip Hop  song I did in Garageband only using the built in plugins and instrument.If you follow the course you should be able to do the same with you're own songs.

Preview 04:21

This is a trap song I did in Garageband only using the built-in plugins and instrument.If you follow the course you should be able to do the same with you're own songs.

Preview 02:27

This is an Indie Style song I did in Garageband only using the built in plugins and instrument.If you follow the course you should be able to do the same with you're own songs.

Preview 01:56

WATCH THIS VIDEO TO GET A FULL OVERVIEW OF WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS COURSE!

I will show you what is included in each chapter of the course and how it's structured.

Preview 06:46

This is course is for bandmembers,aspiring producer,beatmakers,songwriters and podcaster.

Preview 02:51
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Introduction To GarageBand Interface
5 Lectures 13:17

In this video , we will see how to download GarageBand from the Apple Store.

How To Download GarageBand
01:27

The new project window allows us to set up our project . It's also where you'll find the templates.

Working With The New Project Window
01:53

In this video, we will go through the GarageBand Interface. Don't forget to download the PDF for the control bar and the keyboard shortcuts.

Tour of The Interface
05:05

In this video, we will see how to set up our equipment. If you have an audio interface or a USB microphone, you can easily connect them to GarageBand.

How To Set Up Your Equipmet
01:46

In this video we will see how to distinguish tracks. We will see audio, midi, drummer and imported tracks.

We will go in more detail about each track in further videos.

Tracks & Regions
03:06
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Working With Software Instruments & Drummer
6 Lectures 24:23

In this video we will learn how to work with a midi keyboard. If you don't have a midi keyboard , you will use the musical typing . After this video you should be able to play software instrument with a midi keyboard or with the musical typing.

Midi Typing and Keyboard
03:08

In this video, we will learn how to work with the smart control the customize our midi sound.

Customizing Your Sound
04:42

The transform pad is an option available with certain GarageBand synthesizers. It's a graphic function which allows you to modify the sound of the synthesizers. The arpeggiator is a tool to help you compose a melody. With a single note you can create an awesome melody.

Working With The Transform Pad and Arpegiator
03:34

In this video, we will see how to record midi data inside of GarageBand. I will also show you how to quantize your region for a more rhythmic sound.

Record and Edit Midi
07:30

You can add a virtual drummer to your project using a Drummer track, and choose drummers from different genres. Each drummer comes with its own drum kit and a distinct playing style. You can change the drummer’s playing style in the Drummer Editor. Drummer is a tool to help you create extremely realistic drums.

Working With The Drummer Track
04:28

In this Chapter Project, I would like you to try to edit each region. You can also change to settings of the Drummer Track. Feel free to experiment.

Chapter Project
01:01
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Working With Real Instruments
4 Lectures 16:37

In this video, we will see how to set up our microphone to record audio from it.

Record Audio From A Microphone
03:39

In this video, I will show you how to use GarageBand as an amp for you electric guitar or bass. We will also see how to work with pedals and the library presets.

Record Audio From An Electric Guitar or Bass
05:59

In this video, I will show you how to use the multi-recording function. Multi-recording means recording 2 or more tracks at the same time. You can use that option if you have a band or many people playing different instruments at the same time.

Multi-Recording
02:48

In this video, we will see how to edit audio. I will also show you how to use Flextime.

How To Edit Audio
04:11
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Working With Loops
3 Lectures 11:45

In this video, we will see how to manage loops from the loop browser.

How To Manage Loops
06:40

In this video, we will see how to create our own. Loops are a crucial part of music production and learning how to create them is extremely helpful in a musical creation context.

How To Record And Save Your Own Loops
03:06

GarageBand Shortcuts
1 question

Cycle recording means recoding multiple takes on the same region. Once you stop recording, you can preview the various takes and choose which one you want to use in the project.

Cycle Recording
01:59
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Structuring & Arranging Our Project
5 Lectures 18:13
Colors and Region
3 questions

In this video, I will show the tools that we can use to organise our project.

How To Organise Your Project
02:19

The arrangement track will devise the chosen portion of your track in different categories. It's really useful if you want your song to be structured.

Arrangement Track
02:46

The groove track is a tool to help you fix timing issues.You can use it if you feel like some of the regions you've recorded sound off-beat.

Groove Track and More
04:53

In this video, I will show you how to download and install plugins. The download link is available.

Don't forget that GarageBand only functions with AU plugins!

How To Install Plugins
03:45

In this video, I will show you how you can add and modify effects from the smart controls. We will also see how

to work with an equalizer.

Adding Fx
04:30
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Basic Mixing & Mastering
2 Lectures 09:35

In this video I will show you 4 basic mixing techniques to improve your sound .

Basic Mixing
06:57

In this video, I will show you how to master your song with GarageBand presets.

Basic Mastering
02:38
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Exporting Our Songs
1 Lecture 02:21

In this video, I will show you the different option that you have to export your song from GarageBand.

How to Export Your Song
02:21
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Bonus Videos
7 Lectures 58:40

In this video I will demonstrate my song creation process.I hope it will inspire you to create you're own song.

How To Make A Song In Garageband (Livestream)
33:18

Synth Risers are very popular trap,techno and other forms of electronic music.

How To Create a Synth Riser
03:15

How To Sample With The AU Sampler
03:19

In this video  I will show you how to download the TX16WX plugin to use it in Garageband.

How To Download TX16WX Sampler
02:37

In this video  I will show you how to sample with the TX16WX plugin with Garageband.  This is a much better alternative than the AU Sampler. Don't forget to watch the previous video on how to download the plugin.



How To Sample With TX16WX Plugin
08:47

We will discover all the new features on the new Garageband 2017. This version is the 10.2.0 . 

GarageBand 2017 Update (10.2.0) + New Features
06:59

If you have any question , feel free to contact me via mail at divinecassandra@gmail.com

GoodBye!
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About the Instructor
Cassandra Divine
4.5 Average rating
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5,491 Students
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Musician & Garageband Instructor

Cassandra Divine is a Business Marketing Student as well as a musician. At an early age, she started developing her musical ears.

At age 11, Cassandra started playing guitar and was producing music for her locals rappers. She now knows how to play the guitar, piano, kalimba and drums. Her multi-cultural background led her to participate to Montreal's music festival such as The Blues Festival, Les Nuits D'Afrique ( African Nights ) and LES TAM-TAMS DU MONT-ROYAL. Since 2015, Cassandra has been working on creating affordable online courses for musicians looking to start producing music but who have little knowledge about the topic.

Other than being a musician, Cassandra also has a huge interest in the political and business world. In 2013, she proposed herself as a benevolent for her local elections. She's also working part time as a promotional agent for a Business named Promo-Staff.

Her main goal is to create a recording label based in Africa to sign Afro-Beats Artist and to be a well-known music producer. Her musical inspirations are Michael Jackson, Asaf Avidan, Marvin Gaye, Timberland and much more. Currently living in Canada, she's hoping to move to Cameroon to pursue her musical dreams.