Keep It Simple with GarageBand: Easy Music Projects for Beginners

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  • Capturing ideas quickly
  • Writing memorable tunes and songs
  • Using loops
  • Understanding MIDI and software Instruments
  • Understanding audio recording and real instruments
  • Using effects - effectively!

Let's face it, for many beginners and amateur musicians new to computer-based music making, much of today's ...

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Overview

  • Capturing ideas quickly
  • Writing memorable tunes and songs
  • Using loops
  • Understanding MIDI and software Instruments
  • Understanding audio recording and real instruments
  • Using effects - effectively!

Let's face it, for many beginners and amateur musicians new to computer-based music making, much of today's top-of-the-range recording software is far too complicated to operate. It's not like that with GarageBand. The complicated stuff remains hidden from view, with just the basic controls on display. The interface is friendly and inviting rather than off-putting, and capturing your ideas is quick and intuitive.

Keep it Simple with GarageBand contains a series of easy music making projects for beginners and amateur musicians. Follow these simple projects and you'll not only learn how to use GarageBand effectively, you'll also pick up tons of insider tips on songwriting, constructing tunes and pro-style audio production along the way: all explained in easy-to-understand terminology. Each project is preceded by on-topic, background information explaining just what you will be doing and why.

Keep it Simple with GarageBand!

Containing a series of easy music-making projects for beginners and amateur musicians, this easy-to-understand text includes insider tips on songwriting, constructing tunes, and pro-style audio production.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781870775168
  • Publisher: PC Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/28/2006
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 6.82 (w) x 9.54 (h) x 0.23 (d)

Meet the Author

Keith Gemmell is a UK music technology writer who contributes monthly to Music Tech Magazine. He also publishes educational sheet music and audio products from his busy Internet site.

Keith began his musical career at the age of seventeen playing saxophone, composing and recording for such labels as Virgin, Electra and Elton John's Rocket Records. This valuable experience enabled him to work alongside top record producers such as Gus Dudgeon. Since then he s been involved in just about every style of music imaginable both as a player and writer ranging from jazz orchestras to reggae outfits. You can find out more about him at www.saxmusicplus.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : about the projects
Project 1 Time and tempo 1
Project 2 Start with a rhythm section 5
Project 3 Changing instruments and sounds 15
Project 4 Extending your tune 21
Project 5 Adding a horn section 25
Project 6 Playing and recording a software instrument 35
Project 7 Recording a simple voice-over track 45
Project 8 Gating and compressing your vocal track 55
Project 9 Improving the bass line (MIDI editing) 61
Project 10 The mix 69
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