Trying to make music with the built-in loops in GarageBand '08? Seattle musician Jeff Tolbert's step-by-step instructions guide beginning and intermediate users through using GarageBand's built-in loops to create three songs, explaining not only how to use GarageBand's editing and mixing features but also how to be playful and creative while composing tunes that please the ear. You'll learn how to plan a song, get the most out of Magic GarageBand, edit loops using both graphical and notation view, create exciting mixes, and export your masterpieces. The book also covers how to change track volume, tempo, and panning dynamically, and how to work with GarageBand's effects. Plus, it includes seven suggestions for solving performance problems. Bonus! Linked-in audio lets you listen to examples while you read about them, and a five-page glossary helps you quickly learn about music-related terms. Questions you'll find answers to include:
How do I use the new Visual EQ effect?
How can I make a ringtone for my iPhone?
What's the new arrange track used for?
How do I easily change the tempo in different sections of my tune?
How can I customize a Magic GarageBand song so it doesn't sound like everyone else's?
Table of Contents
Take Control of Making Music with GarageBand '08
- Read Me First
- 1. Making Music with GarageBand Quick Start
- 2. Configure GarageBand
- 3. Make Your First Tune
4. Make a Great Song
- Plan the Song
- Consider the Elements that Make a Song Work
- Work with Regions and Loops
- What to Do with All Those Loops
- Add Bass and Percussion
- Edit Notes to Create a New Bass Line
- Shift Into a New Gear
- Add More Loops
- Map Out the Arrangement
- Add the Final Few Loops
- Create a Track in Notation View
- Add a Sound Effect
- Finishing Touches
- Mix Your Song
- Adjust Track Volumes
5. Transform a Magic GarageBand Song
- Create Your First Magic Garageband Song
- Customize Your Magic Garageband Song
- Rearrange the Song
- Change the Instrumentation
- Add the Finishing Touches
- 6. Learn More Loop Techniques
- 7. Export Your Song
- 8. Learn More
- A. Improving Performance
- B. Glossary
- About This Book