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GarageBand Explained®

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Chapter 1: The Basics

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    Fundamental Concepts (3:27)


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    Window Overview (4:06)


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    Starting a New Project (4:26)


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    Working with Apple Loops (6:24)


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    Playback & Transport Controls (3:28)


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    Looping Apple Loops (3:30)


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    Catch, Zoom & Scroll (3:55)


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    The LCD Display (4:00)


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    Cycle Mode (3:37)


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    Snap to Grid (1:45)


Chapter 2: Working With Tracks

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    Creating Tracks (4:07)


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    Track Controls (3:45)


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    Drummer Track & Drummer Editor (5:44)


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    Playing Software Instruments (4:32)


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    Working with Patches (2:30)


Chapter 3: Recording and Editing

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    Recording on a Software Instrument Track (3:01)


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    Quantize, Follow & Groove Track (5:09)


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    Recording Multiple Takes (2:39)


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    Choosing Takes (2:24)


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    Arranging the Regions (5:08)


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    Recording Electric Guitar (3:42)


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    Recording a Guitar Solo (3:25)


Chapter 4: Building the Arrangement

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    The Audio Editor (3:58)


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    Flex Time Editing (2:10)


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    The Piano Roll Editor (5:38)


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    The Score Editor (3:26)


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    The Arrangement Track (2:48)


Chapter 5: Mixing

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    EQ & Other Plug-Ins (9:09)


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    Automation (4:38)


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    Fade Out & Sharing Your Music (4:51)


Chapter 6: 10.1 Update

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    New Drummers (3:16)


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    New Apple Loops (2:22)


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    Transform Pads (5:00)


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    Force Touch Trackpad Gestures (1:54)


Chapter 7: 10.2 Update

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    The New Percussionists (4:45)


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    Drummer Loops & Loop Browser Update (5:02)


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    Touché (A Touch Bar for the Rest of Us) (6:59)


One of the most popular DAWs on the market, Apple GarageBand allows you to record your music simply and affordably. Apple Certified Pro Eli Krantzberg brings his GarageBand DAW expertise with "GarageBand Explained", covering the Basics, Advanced Techniques, and tons of Tips & Tricks to get you creating your own music fast, with this powerful, user-friendly DAW.

First, Eli gives you a general overview of GarageBand, covering the User Interface, How to Create New Projects, as well as all of the Controls you need to know about to get started. Then take a tour of the Apple Loops library, as Eli shows you How to Load Loops into Your Project. He also explores the different Ways to Navigate the Playhead within the Project, as well as getting around the Project Window.

Next, you'll get a solid understanding of Working with Different Track Types in GarageBand, as Eli goes over How to Create Audio and Software Instrument Tracks. You'll also see How to Customize Controls to suit your needs, use the Computer's Keyboard or External MIDI Controller to Play the Built-In Software Instruments, Work with Patches, and even How to Lay Down a Custom Drumbeat with Drummer.

Moving on, Eli reveals How to Record Garageband's onboard Virtual Instruments and / or your own Real Instruments. Eli even covers the Basic Elements of Recording, Getting & Choosing Multiple Takes, and Arranging Regions. Make the perfect edit as Eli shows you the "ins and outs" of the Audio Editor, Flex Time Editing, Piano Roll Editor, Score Editor, and the Arrangement Track. You'll even see How to Enhance Your Sound during the Mixing Stage with plug-ins, like EQ, Amp, Bass Amp Designer, and more!

You'll then learn all about the tons of new features and functions found in the GarageBand 10.1 and 10.2 updates, and how to use them to make better songs and productions, quickly and easily.

Apple GarageBand is the perfect recording application if you're just getting into recording and producing music, so why not learn this powerhouse DAW right from the start... Watch "GarageBand Explained" today!


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Mr. Mucho
Submitted 10 months ago

A must have for GarageBand!

Simple, down to Earth instructions!

I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Mastering Facility, Logic Pro

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jimbo3
Submitted 10 months ago

very helpful

this is a new venture for me, living in cambodia its difficult to find any support for working with garageband,no ones fault, just the nature of things here, in fact most computer users here are windows (microsoft),oriented and they are very good at what they do. look forward to getting used to using groove 3 with garageband., and getting involved with the community on line.thanks

I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist, Musician, Ableton Live

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wames1
Submitted 1 year ago

A Very Thorough Tutorial on Garage Band as Well as a Great Introduction to Logic Pro

I was struggling with Logic Pro, so I decided to watch this tutorial on Garage Band. Eli really considered his audience while preparing these tutorials as they are geared towards beginners. Now that I have this foundation, I'm ready to delve back into Logic Pro. Great Job Eli!

I am a: Hobbyist

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Conquest
Submitted 2 years ago

Garage Band Explained

Excellent explanations and easy to follow. I can watch over and over again if I need to.

I am a: Beginner

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Sgtmusic
Submitted 3 years ago

GarageBand I thought it was for Beginners.

This has showed me that even I can use Garage Band to get some pretty cool groves down and it is great for building ideas. Hope I can duplicate them in StudioOne.

I am a: Student, Semi-Pro, Hobbyist, Musician

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing drums in high school at age fourteen. Like most kids my age around then, I was into progressive rock. Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Yes. They rocked my world. A few short years later though, my musical life changed. While studying music in college I discovered Charlie Parker, Milt Jackson, Sonny Stitt, and John Coltrane. Milt Jackson spoke to me in such a profound way that it left me no choice but to take up vibraphone.

These great players, along with  drummers like Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Elvin Jones changed not only the way I thought about drumming, but also music - and by extension, life - as a whole. I realized life was meant to be a creative endeavor. The idea of improvising based on a loose set of guidelines and rules permeated into my psyche even when I wasn't holding a pair of drumsticks or mallets. But if I am going to be perfectly truthful, I have to hold Henry Miller and Woody Allen equally responsible for shaping the way I view and experience the world around me. 

2. What training have you had?

I am currently an Apple certified Logic Pro. Young and cocky, and armed with only a partial University degree, I dropped out of school and  began playing steady commercial hotel engagements and jazz gigs when I could. This went on for many years until I decided it was time to complete my degree - which I ultimately did with a major in Political Science and a minor in music. 

It was at this point that I formed my current band Nightshift. We are going in to our twenty third year now - playing commercial one nighters like weddings, corporate events, etc. Don't turn your nose up at it though - it has allowed me a wonderful quality of life. It gave me the freedom to go back to school and complete a post graduate degree in Communications Studies - all the while supporting myself by playing weddings.

3. When did you get into recording?

It was in this graduate program - in the early nineties - that I found myself drawn to the fledgling emerging universe of hard disc recording and midi sequencing. Based on nothing more than the recommendation of one of my band mates who had an old Atari, I jumped in head first and bought a Mac LC ll, along with a version 1.1 of what was then Notator Logic. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But, in hindsight, it was a decision of epic importance in my life - shaping my future as much as the music of Milt Jackson and Charlie Parker did fifteen years prior. 

I opened up my own commercial home studio in 1998 and began doing a variety of projects, working on radio jingles, artist CD projects, and whatever came my way. A couple of years later a colleague called me up - desperate. He was working at a post production house and one of the editors had just quit. They were doing audio post for a weekly TV series and needed a Pro Tools editor - and fast! And so, once again, I jumped in head first into what would ultimately open up my world even more - the world of Pro Tools. 

4. People you have worked with/for?

Focusing on Logic, I built up a small but loyal client base and my phone kept ringing for Logic tech support and instruction. Film composers and studio owners all over the city were calling me. Even the music stores were giving out my phone number at this point! This kind of stuff becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. The more of it you do, the more calls you get to keep doing it. At least that's the way it should be!

As my Logic chops kept growing, I was hired by an old buddy of mine, Len Sasso, who was then an associate editor at Electronic Musician magazine, and began writing some columns for them. I had a blast doing them - and really learned to focus and express my thoughts in a concise and clear manner. This lead to a collaboration with LA based composer Terry Michael Huud on the 2006 film called Civic Duty - which was certainly one of the highlights of my professional life as a composer. 

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I wake up every day excited to boot up, and create. Whether it's instructional videos, creating music, working with a studio client, performing with my band, or teaching at the schools - my days are filled with what I love doing. Enriched by the stimulation and creative freedom this modern music making software brings to my life. I bring that excitement and passion to each and every training product I create. My years of experience both using and teaching these programs has taught me the best way to make the user comfortable with these complex programs.

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GarageBand Explained® is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 5 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from A must have for GarageBand! Simple, down to Earth instructions!
Date published: 2018-02-24
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from very helpful this is a new venture for me, living in cambodia its difficult to find any support for working with garageband,no ones fault, just the nature of things here, in fact most computer users here are windows (microsoft),oriented and they are very good at what they do. look forward to getting used to using groove 3 with garageband., and getting involved with the community on line.thanks
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from A Very Thorough Tutorial on Garage Band as Well as a Great Introduction to Logic Pro I was struggling with Logic Pro, so I decided to watch this tutorial on Garage Band. Eli really considered his audience while preparing these tutorials as they are geared towards beginners. Now that I have this foundation, I'm ready to delve back into Logic Pro. Great Job Eli!
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Garage Band Explained Excellent explanations and easy to follow. I can watch over and over again if I need to.
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from GarageBand I thought it was for Beginners. This has showed me that even I can use Garage Band to get some pretty cool groves down and it is great for building ideas. Hope I can duplicate them in StudioOne.
Date published: 2016-04-08
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