Garageband: The Basics of Creating Music in Garageband

Learn how to operate Garageband like a pro and use professional production techniques to create great music.
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  • Lectures 26
  • Length 4 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 8/2015 English

Course Description

Please continue reading to see how I can help you learn Garageband and improve your music in 2016.

Don't you hate when you buy new software and it seems overwhelmingly too complicated to get started doing anything? Well that was how it was for me when I first took a look at Apple's new and improved version of Garageband. But after studying the software, I cracked the code so to speak, and now have a simple step by step blueprint for navigating and easily get started making beats in Garageband.

You will learn everything you need to make beats in Garageband like a professional music producer after taking this course. We will cover how to find sounds, how to modify Garageband's pre-made drummer application (which is great for those who are just getting started and don't know how to make complicated drum patterns), and the complete process of making beats!

It would be best if you have at least a basic understanding of music production fundamentals before enrolling but it isn't necessary to successfully complete this course. And it is mandatory that you have a macbook pro, iMac, or some type of Apple computer before enrolling. And don't worry about getting Garageband from the store, I'm going to show you how to download it from the App Store (The programs only 5 bucks by the way, so no excuses of why you can't get started ok).

Take the first step to living your dreams and gain the freedom to create the music that God put in your heart to create!

I am very confident in the course material and am available to answer any questions you may have about the software and making beats once you enroll. So relax and let me show you how to unlock your creative genius using Garageband.

Note: 30 day money back guarantee on information. Pricing subject to change based on promotions and discretion of instructor & or Udemy Policy. ENROLL TODAY! :)

What are the requirements?

  • Basic understanding of music production
  • Own a macbook pro, iMac, or some type of Apple computer (or are planning to own one)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Easily navigate your way around the software
  • Understand all of the different functions and features
  • Find sounds, loops, and use the drummer application of the program
  • Create awesome sounding melodies
  • Create beats step by step
  • Understand how to track out a beat so that it flows as a professional song

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone wanting to become a music producer, composer, or artist and learn the basics of music production in Garageband
  • All skill levels are welcome, even if you are a beginner

What you get with this course?

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

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Before Getting Started (Course Introduction)

You will have a through understanding of who your instructor is, why he's qualified to teach you, and the main topics that are covered in the course.


After completing this course you will have all the knowledge and tools to create a beat like this in Garageband.


You will be able to download Garageband from the Apple App Store, and see a lot of cool things in the program to help you get started.


You will be able to quickly create a new project in Garageband and open and close all the major creation tools needed to make beats.


After completing this lecture you will have a thorough understanding of all the main features of Garageband.

Section 2: Access Your Sound Library, Pre-made Drum Kits, and Loops in Garageband.

Simply put, you will be able to access your sound library in Garageband.


After completing this lecture you will be able to access Garageband's "Drummer Application" which will allow you to use and customize pre-made simple or complex drum patterns in several genres and styles.

Downloading Garageband's new sounds.
Section 3: Step By Step How To Make A Beat In Garageband.

You will be able to create and record tracks from scratch in Garageband.


You will be able to quantize your beats and make edits to parts that you messed up on while building your beat in Garageband.

Adding More To The Beat in Garageband
Section 4: How To Track Out Beats in Garageband.

You will be able to track out beats in Garageband.


You will be able to track out beats in Garageband.


You will be able to track out beats in Garageband.


This is a basic blueprint to follow when tracking out your beats.

Section 5: How To Mix and Export Beats in Garageband.

Get several professional techniques you can use to mix your beats in Garageband.


Step by step how to export beats in Garageband.

Section 6: How to Sequence Your Own Original Drum Patterns in Garageband.
Drum Sequencing Introduction.
The Basics of Quantization.
Building the beat (part 1)
Building the beat (part 2)
Step Recording in Garageband.
Section 7: How to create your own custom drum kit in Garageband.
Getting a sampler that will actually work for the new version of Garageband.
Loading the sampler and sounds into Garageband X
Editing the samples
Saving and reloading your custom drum kit

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Instructor Biography

Joseph Evans, Learn How to Make Better Music!

Joseph Evans Jr better known as EVAJ MUSIC is an ASCAP Accredited Music Producer, Composer, & Songwriter. His music is licensed to several major networks such as MTV, VH1, TruTV, Bravo, on shows such as "Real Housewives", "Love & HipHop Atlanta", "Fuse News", "Hardcore Pawn", and "Guy Court". He has also worked with several independent artists over the past 10 years.  

He is a Full Sail Graduate and an active NARIP Member. Currently residing in Atlanta, GA. Joseph is actively pursuing licensing opportunities in film, television, games, and advertising.  He also works as an A&R Consultant for MTC Empire where he helps artists, producers, songwriters, indie labels, and musicians get the proper tools, resources, and leverage to excel in the music industry.  

"Enroll in one of my 18 courses on topics such as: Logic Pro X, Garageband, Audacity, Music Production, Mixing, and Music Theory and learn what it takes to develop your craft and polish your music." - Joseph

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