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Music Memos App Explained®

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    Tutorial 1

    Tech Specs & Overview


    This video covers tech specs for running the app and gives a general overview and shows how to record.

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    Tutorial 2

    Record & Edit


    Doug demonstrates recording a rhythm guitar part and then editing it in the Details page.

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    Tutorial 3

    Library Search, Chord Edits & Band Settings


    Use the Library search functions to find your idea, then edit chords and accompaniment.

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    Tutorial 4

    iCloud & Chord Display Preferences


    This video shows you how to enable the iCloud and chord display preference settings.

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    Tutorial 5

    Sharing a Project


    Explore the numerous way to share a Music Memos project and see the choices of audio settings.

Apple’s Music Memos App for iOS makes it super easy to quickly record your musical ideas, tag and name them, detect tempo and chords, and import them into GarageBand or your DAW of choice. With Doug Zangar as your guide, you’ll see how to get up and running with this creative little app in about 30 minutes!

Doug begins with a general overview of what the Music Memos app can do, and what iOS devices it’s compatible with. From there, Doug demonstrates how to record and edit a rhythm guitar part quickly using this fun little app.

With a part recorded, Doug then explores the Library Search function, and how you can find and organize your memos. That leads into an explanation of how to edit chords and the bass and drums accompaniment built-into music memos.

Moving on Doug explores the iCloud and Chord Display preferences and finally, how to share your projects with other applications so that your idea can become the basis of a full production later.

Whether you are completely unfamiliar with Apple’s Music Memos app, or you’ve already downloaded it and want to get the most out of it, watch “Music Memos App Explained” today!

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Encouraged me to get the app and get memoing!

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Simple and useful app

Doug presented this app in a direct and helpful manner. I was not familiar with this app but now I can use it as another tool in my playing. I like the way it can recognize and display chords. Great job.

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing a bit of guitar and piano in the mid-60’s as a small child. Nothing really stuck until my first electric guitar and ensuing garage band in high school. By my last year of high school I was studying jazz guitar and the music bug had bitten.

2. What training have you had?

I went on to get a BFA in music (magna cum laude) from Cornish College of the Arts, emphasizing jazz guitar. Faculty at that time included Gary Peacock, Art Lande and Marius Nordal. I also completed the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program, where I studied with Hummie Mann. Additionally, I have become a certified trainer for Apple’s Logic Pro software on versions 6, 7, and 8.

3. When did you get into recording?

My first home recording gear was purchased in the mid ‘80s. It consisted of a Tascam Porta One and a Roland 505 drum machine. By the late 80’s the Atari 1040 ST and Logic’s predecessor, Notator 2.0 were purchased. Digital audio didn’t arrive at the home studio until the early ‘90’s, with Digidesign’s Session 8.

4. People you have worked with/for?

My professional career has included working with Pavarotti, Vic Damone and Diahann Carroll. I have written music for commercials on television and radio and scored independent films. Studio work includes performing on as well as arranging and producing many CD projects. I have also helped many Seattle area musicians work with Logic.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I draw from my formal education, 4 years of running the Seattle Logic User Group, over 20 years of teaching music at the community college level and 30 years real-world experience working in the music business to give you a lot of insights and tips and tricks on how to use Logic to help create and refine your work.

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Music Memos App Explained® is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Informative Encouraged me to get the app and get memoing!
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Simple and useful app Doug presented this app in a direct and helpful manner. I was not familiar with this app but now I can use it as another tool in my playing. I like the way it can recognize and display chords. Great job.
Date published: 2016-05-06