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Take Control of Making Music with GarageBand '11

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Get creative and make music with the built-in loops in GarageBand '11!

(This book covers the Mac version of GarageBand, not the iPad version, although many of the tips still apply.)

Seattle composer Jeff Tolbert goes to 11 with his step-by-step instructions that 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 and arrange Real Instrument and Software Instrument loops in numerous ways, 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 - you can even download the actual GarageBand project files used to create them! To round it all off, a five-page glossary helps you quickly learn music-related terms.

Questions you'll find answers to include:

* What's the arrange track used for?
* How can I use the stock GarageBand loops to make a cool song?
* How can I expand my collection of loops?
* How do I edit Software Instrument loops?
* I don't read music. Why do I care about Notation view?
* How do I change the tempo in different sections of my tune?
* How do I make my mixes more dynamic and interesting?
* How can I use GarageBand to score a video?
* How can I customize a Magic GarageBand song so it doesn't sound like everyone else's?
* How do I make a killer drum break out of GarageBand loops?
* How can I make a ringtone for my iPhone?

"I had a tough time getting started with GarageBand until I bought Take Control of Making Music with GarageBand." --Lyle H.

Take Control of Making Music with GarageBand '11
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  • $14.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Digital Media
  • Published: 08 April 2011
  • Publisher: TidBITS Publishing Inc.
  • Seller: TidBITS Publishing Inc.
  • Print Length: 159 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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