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OS X Yosemite All-in-One For Dummies by Mark L. Chambers

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Chapter 5

Becoming a Superstar with GarageBand

In This Chapter

arrow Navigating the GarageBand window

arrow Adding tracks and loops to your song

arrow Repeating loops and extending your song

arrow Building arrangements

arrow Adding effects to instruments

arrow Exporting your work to iTunes

arrow Burning your song to an audio CD

When I was a kid, I always thought that real rock stars trashed their instruments after a hard night’s worth of jamming — you know, like The Who, Led Zeppelin, KISS, and the Rolling Stones. Guitars got set on fire, or pounded into the stage, or thrown into the crowd like beads during a Mardi Gras parade.

I can make my own music now, but you’ll never see me trash my instrument! I compose music on my Mac with GarageBand, Apple’s music-making component in the iLife application suite. You can solo on all ...

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