Laying Down a Beat (5:11)
Verse Chord Progression (4:42)
Verse Bass Part (5:04)
The Prechorus (3:56)
The Chorus (3:30)
Pads & Pitch Risers (3:53)
Adding an Intro (4:11)
Adding Strings to the Chorus (2:40)
Song Structure (1:47)
Developing the Arrangement Pt. 1 (5:58)
Developing the Arrangement Pt. 2 (7:07)
Lead Vocals (5:35)
Backup Vocals (4:16)
Editing the Vocals (8:00)
Adding Guitar (9:19)
Vocal Problem & Soloution (2:37)
Finishing the Mix (10:57)
Say you've got a creative spark for a song idea and want to compose, record, and mix it into a song, using Apple GarageBand. In this 90 minute series, Eli Krantzberg shows you how you can use GarageBand to make it all happen, step by step.
Eli starts by explaining the series, and giving you a preview of the song, called "Hello Fun." The next videos are all about Song Buildup, Laying Down the Beat, coming up with a Chord Progression and Baseline for the Verse, creating a Pre-Chorus, then a Chorus.
Once the parts start taking shape, Eli dives into expanding the song with Pads and Pitch Risers, forming an Introduction, and adding String Synths to the Chorus.
With the parts formed, Eli now turns to song structure and developing the arrangement. With the song itself beginning to form, he spends the next few videos showing you how to Add and Edit Vocals and Guitars before finally Finishing off the Mix and sharing it with the world.
If you're new to GarageBand, maybe even to digital music in general, "First Song in GarageBand" will get you started on the path of complete song creation!
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Submitted 2 years ago
This was so helpful in more ways than one! Not only does it teach GB tips and tricks to quickly build a song..., it also teaches great songwriting skills! Great job Eli!! You are the man!!
I am a: Professional, Musician
Submitted 2 years ago
Great For Beginners
This video tutorial series is an excellent collection of videos for beginners wanting to know the power of GarageBand. Eli provides a clear concise explanation of the workings GarageBand by constructing a song from scratch. And in the process also shows you how to arrange a song. So, you get a two for one deal. This series also closely complements GarageBand Explained. So, if you want more in-depth coverage I highly recommend watching that series as well. Excellent all around.
I am a: Musician, Hobbyist, Beat Maker
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