Introducing GarageBand for iPad - completely awesome!

Want to make music on the go? Wish it was easy to get that musical idea down quickly? Learn how - today!
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  • Lectures 15
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English, captions
  • Includes Lifetime access
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About This Course

Published 6/2016 English Closed captions available

Course Description

Always wanted to make demos of your songs but never had the right equipment?
Keep on losing your best ideas because you can’t record them fast enough?
Want to add some background sounds and music to a podcast but haven’t found an easy App to use?
Don’t know how to play any musical instruments but really want to make some music?

If you would answer “yes” to any of the questions above, then you should know that this course will deliver the missing pieces for you. It can unlock the answers you’ve been looking for so you can explore further and enjoy yourself in the process.

This course will introduce you to GarageBand on your iPad so you can play, create, jam and mix your own music wherever and whenever you want.

What terminology is used?

Nearly all terminology used in the course is Apple’s own. This is to keep the course in line and consistent with Apple’s official GarageBand help pages and resources.

What materials are included?

All video lectures, transcripts, links and additional help files are included in the course. Once paid for, this course is yours for life - including all future updates.

Note: The GarageBand App is Apple software and only available for Apple devices.

How long will the course take to complete?

Because the course is structured around 10 minute videos, the pace you choose to learn at will determine how long it will take to study this subject. If you want to proceed quickly through it as fast as you can, it may only take you 2 hours. However, if you take your time, explore the things that are demonstrated and take part in the quizzes, it might take you a few days.

How is the course structured?

Currently, the course is made up of 14 video lectures which are an average of 10 minutes long. In between lectures 4 to 12, there are quizzes that relate to the subject materials of each lecture - to test knowledge and encourage you to retain concepts and information more clearly. There is also a final quiz that tests knowledge across everything covered in the course.

Why take this course?

Set your creativity free. Unleash your potential as a songwriter, musician, DJ or producer!


What are the requirements?

  • Have access to an iPad - 3rd generation or newer
  • Know how to use an iPad - including interactions such as touch (or tap), pinch and swipe
  • Know how to use a computer, iPad or the Udemy App to access the videos and resources in this course
  • Headphones are useful but only essential if you want to record your voice or real acoustic instruments of your own
  • Full (paid) version of the App is recommended but not essential
  • Note: This course is purely focussed on using Garageband 2.1 for iOS on your iPad device

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand what GarageBand is and what it can do
  • Feel comfortable using the GarageBand interface
  • Create and mix a basic recording using just an iPad

What is the target audience?

  • Perfect if you want to learn to quickly start recording your music ideas
  • Great for inspiring and creating ideas on your own or with friends
  • Suitable for people who want to understand the basics of the App and how to use it
  • Does not cover all features of every instrument
  • Will not teach you how to make beats or write songs
  • Does not show how to advertise or promote your songs
  • Does not cover GarageBand for the OSX platform

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.

Curriculum

Section 1: Course introduction and recording quick start
09:03
  • Quick introduction to me
  • Learning outcomes
  • About the course - interactions and quizzes
  • Additional resources
  • Course feedback and rating/review
  • Support, tutorials and finding answers
  • Collaboration
12:33
  • What is GarageBand?
  • iPad version is a different App!
  • iTunes (transferring to iMAC/MacBbook)
  • Download and Installation
  • Free version vs paid version
  • Headphones and speakers
  • Hardware accessories
10:30
  • Getting started
  • The Audio Recorder
  • The iPad microphone
  • Prepare to narrate/podcast
  • Record now
  • Audio tracks
  • Background music - Apple loops
  • Track volumes
  • Export your song
Section 2: Understanding GarageBand
12:00
  • Areas of the interface
  • The control bar
    • My Songs
    • Browser
    • Grid
    • Tracks view
    • FX
    • Undo
    • Transport controls, master volume, metronome
    • Loop browser
    • Mixer
    • Song settings
    • Info.
12 questions

Ok, this is the first quiz in the course. Remember, doing the quizzes is entirely optional.

Personally, I think it can help you to remember the things you’ve learnt if you test your knowledge. but it's up to you!

In this quiz, you'll be given questions about the GarageBand interface. If you don't get many of them right, don't worry - maybe just review the previous lecture before carrying on with the course?


09:26
  • What are tracks?
  • Track controls
    • Mute, solo and volume
  • Order of tracks
  • Types of track
    • Instrument tracks
    • Audio tracks
  • Track functions
    • Delete, duplicate, rename and merge
    • Automation and Show in Grid
  • Create new tracks
11 questions

Ready for another quiz? Remember, doing the quizzes is entirely optional.

In this quiz, you'll be looking at questions on GarageBand tracks and types of sound. If you don't get many of them right, don't worry - maybe just review the previous lecture before carrying on with the course?


10:59
  • Instruments
  • Smart guitar
  • Recording an instrument
  • Tracks view
  • Adding an Apple loop
7 questions

Ready for another quiz? Remember, doing the quizzes is entirely optional.

Even though the previous lecture was more of an activity, I thought it would be good to put together a quiz anyway. I hope you'll have a go!

In this quiz, there's questions about some of the things that came up in our Basic recording activity. If you don't get many of them right, don't worry - maybe just review the previous lecture before carrying on with the course?

Section 3: Moving forward - performance and control
13:07
  • Zoom in and out
  • Working with regions
    • Move
    • Cut/copy/paste
    • Delete
    • Split
    • Rename
    • Length – trim and loop
  • Inside instrument regions
    • Move, delete and copy/paste notes
    • Note length and velocity
    • Create
  • Turning 'Snap to Grid' off
14 questions

Ready for another quiz? Remember, doing the quizzes is entirely optional. 

In this quiz, there are questions about GarageBand regions. If you don't get many of them right, don't worry - maybe just review the previous lecture before carrying on with the course?


16:22
  • Adding more tracks
    • Smart Bass
    • Audio Recorder
    • Smart Drums
    • Smart Keyboard
  • Exploring more instruments
  • Tuning and timing
  • Key and tempo
14 questions

Ready for another quiz? Remember, doing the quizzes is entirely optional. 

In this quiz, the questions relate to the Adding more tracks activity. If you don't get many of them right, don't worry - maybe just review the previous lecture before carrying on with the course?


08:40
  • Working with sections
    • Length
    • Add/duplicate
    • Open
  • Edit arrangement
    • Delete
    • Move/reorder
  • Workflow
    • Zoom in and out
12 questions

Ready for another quiz? Remember, doing the quizzes is entirely optional. 

In this quiz, there's questions about GarageBand sections and arrangement. If you don't get many of them right, don't worry - maybe just review the previous lecture before carrying on with the course?


Section 4: Create and continue
10:34
  • View songs (by date/name)
  • Open/save song
  • Create new song
  • Rename song
  • Selecting songs
  • Delete song
  • Folders
    • Rename folder
    • Delete folder
  • Duplicate song
  • Share (export)
  • iCloud
  • Song copies
12 questions

Ready for another quiz? Remember, doing the quizzes is entirely optional. 

In this quiz, the questions are about managing Garageband songs. If you don't get many of them right, don't worry - maybe just review the previous lecture before carrying on with the course?

Note: These questions relate to using the My Songs browser.

15:28
  • Track controls and Mixer button
  • Region settings
  • Volume
  • Pan
  • Balancing a mix
  • Listening and testing
  • Running out of tracks?
  • Global effects
  • Local effects
  • External effects
12 questions

Ready for another quiz? Remember, doing the quizzes is entirely optional.

In this quiz, you'll be looking at questions on mixing concepts and how to apply them in GarageBand. If you don't get many of them right, don't worry - maybe just review the previous lecture before carrying on with the course?

06:07
  • How to begin
  • What sources to combine
  • Examples
  • Explore and experiment
  • Final advice
    • Belief is everything – follow your dream
    • Deadlines deadlines deadlines!
    • Listen to criticism but don't let it change who you are
  • Good luck and have fun!
24 questions

Well you made it to the end of the course! Fantastic effort - well done. 

So are you ready for one last quiz?

In this quiz, I've tried to pick out a varied mix of questions that are about every aspect of GarageBand for iPad. It's a final run through of questions covering all topics. Some questions are just copied from other quizzes but some have been rewritten slightly. There's also a few new questions for you to think about.

If you don't get many answers right, don't worry - you can just go back to the relevant lectures and review the content again. In fact, it's a great way to remind you about the things you've learned.

I really hope you've enjoyed the quizzing aspect of this course!

Section 5: Bonus material
11:10
  • Live Loops templates
  • Live Loops grid
    • Zoom
    • Scroll
  • Working with cells
    • Play/Stop
    • Time Snap
  • Creating and editing cells
    • Move
    • Cut/Copy/Paste
    • Delete
    • Record in cell
    • Edit
    • Cell settings
    • Add Apple loops, Audio files or Music
    • Add a row
  • Column settings
  • Recording a Live Loops performance
09:03
  • The interface
    • XY pads
    • Gyro Control
    • Lock
    • Gater
    • Reverse
    • Scratch
    • Tape Stop
    • Downsampler
  • Recording a remix
  • Considerations
10:47
  • Using the Drummer
  • Choosing a drummer
  • Presets
  • XY grid
  • Drum kit pieces
    • Change pattern
  • Other options
    • Follow other tracks
    • Swing
    • Fills
  • Multiple Drummer regions
    • Section variations
      • Forced fills.

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Instructor Biography

Paul Douglas, Songwriter, Digital specialist and e-Learning facilitator

Paul is a multi-faceted digital professional from London who has been based in Melbourne Australia since 2008. He is also an accredited trainer with a wide experience of many different learner demographics.

Over the years, Paul has taught a variety of music and technology subjects to adult learners – teachers, rehabilitating drug, alcohol and gambling addicts and children – gifted and talented groups as well as the excluded and underprivileged.

Paul has used a wide variety of delivery styles and models to large audiences, workshop groups and private specialised one to one sessions.

“I believe that everyone deserves an education and would encourage everyone to seek out information, validate it and absorb it. Because learning can be empowering, rewarding and can even save your life!”

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