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The GarageBand Song (a redneck's manual)


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How to use GarageBand, for all you good ol' boys out there.
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If you want to make music with the GarageBand pack
You start a new project and you'll find just one track
It's always a piano but you change it to suit,
Like a trumpet or a clarinet or a gee-tar or a flute

There are two sorts of tracks you can choose to reveal
With instruments from software or ones that are real
The first you use MIDI and sounds that you like
The second you record with a mixer and mic

And when your song's ready and made MP3
You can upload it to MacJams for others to see.

With the keyboard or microphone you just play along
Add a track at a time and you build up your song
You can turn on a metronome to act as a guide
Then you play your nice music and you do it with pride

If the notes aren't quite right then click next to the eye
You can see all the notes as the music goes by
Then click with the mouse and you move them around
But only with MIDI and not with real sound

And when your song's ready and made MP3
You can upload it to MacJams for others to see.

You can keep adding tracks until you've got enough
Though an older computer might not play all that stuff
You can use each track's pan knob to put things in place
And add reverberation to give it some space

Then drag the little slider to balance the mix
And look at the help file to learn some new tricks
Export it to iTunes as an AIF file
And then you convert it to MP3 style

And now your song's ready and made MP3
You can upload it to MacJams for others to see.
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Uploaded: Nov 16, 2006 - 04:49:22 AM
Last Updated: Nov 16, 2006 - 04:50:50 AM Last Played: Jan 17, 2017 - 01:45:43 PM
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Hardware:
20 inch iMac G4, Evolution MK149 keyboard, Beyer M2 mic, Alesis Multimix 8 USB mixer
Software:
Created in GarageBand, mixed in Cubase LE
Comments
drakonis said 3814 days ago (November 16th, 2006)
ROFL
Very very fun... that was what we call edu-tainment. Got my all-day smirk on now, thanks!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Pete_NB said 3814 days ago (November 16th, 2006)
Very Clever!
Fun song. Interesting take on the whole instruction manual!
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lazydog said 3814 days ago (November 16th, 2006)
Loved the coughing at the end!
Very fun!!!
easyesteemer said 3814 days ago (November 16th, 2006)
Saves time
Now I don't have to read all that help stuff. I think apple should buy this from you and include it as a sample with the next version of GB. They could create a video of the mouse arrow going around to show the things pointed out in the song. Very good and funny.
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jie said 3803 days ago (November 27th, 2006)
Cheers
Thanks for cheerin me up on a dour Monday Morn
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Cori Ander said 3766 days ago (January 3rd, 2007)
Haha .. great
Haha .. great, many laughs and much smiling!

Should have needed this song when I got GB the first time. (It was kind of confusing because I had only used Pro Tools before that).

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DWL said 3718 days ago (February 20th, 2007)
Excellente!
What a great introduction to GB.

Nice one Roger.

Cheers

Dick
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Philip18 said 1859 days ago (March 24th, 2012)
The GB song
Makes sense to me!
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