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Beginners Guide to GarageBand - Let’s Write a Song

Mike Barnes, Music Instructor

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20 Lessons (1h 48m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:57
    • 2. Class Project

      1:20
    • 3. Gear

      4:25
    • 4. The Anatomy of Garageband

      8:58
    • 5. Auto Drummer

      7:10
    • 6. Midi

      12:04
    • 7. Loops

      3:11
    • 8. Recording Guitar/Bass

      9:41
    • 9. Recording with a Mic/Vocals

      7:29
    • 10. Making a Loop into a Song

      7:54
    • 11. Mixing Intro

      5:44
    • 12. Compression

      2:37
    • 13. EQ

      6:39
    • 14. Panning

      4:45
    • 15. Flex

      3:43
    • 16. Automation

      4:10
    • 17. Mixing Tips and Tricks

      4:22
    • 18. Mastering

      8:25
    • 19. Exporting

      1:37
    • 20. Final Thoughts

      2:10
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About This Class

Beginners Guide to GarageBand - Let’s Write a Song

In this class, you'll learn everything you need to get started with Garageband for Mac.

I’ve broken all the lessons down into three main sections to keep things as simple as possible:

  1. Anatomy  - When you first open up Garageband it can seem very overwhelming with so many buttons and options. But fear not, we’re going to break everything down in this first section! I’m going to guide you around the program so when you come to record you’ll know exactly what to do.

  2. Recording - Now that we know our way around the program it's time for the fun bit: writing and recording our song! We’re going to learn about virtual instruments, recording guitars/vocals, Garageband’s presets and loads of handy production tools.

  3. Mixing and Mastering - We’ve got our song, now let’s make it sound great. In this section, we’ll be talking EQ, compression, plug-ins/effects and an introduction to mastering to complete our song.

By the end of this course, you’ll have an in-depth understanding of Garageband and how to produce music.

I highly recommend listening to this course with headphones/decent speakers. Some of the audio examples I present are going to be hard to hear through laptop or phone speakers.