GarageBand - Make Your First Track (Start to Finish)

Step by step instructions on how to make beats in GarageBand.
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  • Lectures 26
  • Length 4 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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    Available on iOS and Android
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About This Course

Published 8/2015 English

Course Description

Learn how to master GarageBand software like a pro and use professional production techniques to create great music.

By the end of this course you will be able to make a FULL TRACK in GarageBand like a professional music producer. You will be able to...

    • 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

    • Where to sell / share your finished tracks

    • Arrange the song so that it flows as a professional release

    • 30 Day Full Money-Back Guarantee

    • Download or Stream Now - it's up to you.

    • Requirement - Own some kind of Apple computer

GarageBand is often under rated as being the little brother to Logic. Although this may be the case, do NOT under-estimate the power of this software. It can do so much more than you realize and can easily be used to make multi-track songs. Don't worry - you will learn exactly how in this course. 

Enroll Now, it's really a no-brainer right!

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

Who 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: Course Intro

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, Drum Kits & Loops

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

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 & 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: Bonus: How to Sequence Your Own Original Drum Patterns
Drum Sequencing Introduction
The Basics of Quantization
Building the Beat - Part 1
Building the Beat - Part 2
Step Recording in GarageBand
Section 7: Bonus: How to Create Your Own Drum Kit
Finding a sampler that will actually work for the new version of Garageband
Loading the Sampler and Sounds into Garageband
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.    

"Enroll in one of my 17 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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