• Each Touch Instrument has a play area and a controls area. You play melodies, chords, and sounds by touching the keys, strings, or other elements in the play area, and change the sound of the instrument using the knobs, buttons, and other controls in the controls area.
  • At the top of the screen is the control bar, featuring navigation, playback, and volume controls. Below the control bar is a ruler that shows musical time in bars and beats. The playhead moves across the ruler to show what part of the song is currently playing.
Watch as I swipe through the Touch Instrument browser to show options
  1. Instruments
  2. Real Keyboard
  3. Smart Keyboard
  4. Real Drum
  5. Smart Drum
  6. Play Curtain Call demo song in My Songs
GarageBand Guided Practice
  • The objective of this guided practice is to create a simple background music track that will be added back to the iMovie Project.
Open GarageBand
  1. Return to the My Songs Viewer
  2. Tap the Add button in the upper left corner to add a new song
  3. Swipe through the instruments and select Smart Drums
  4. Establish a beat pattern using Smart Drums (or roll dice)
  5. Tap the red Record button to record for 8 measures (default)
  6. Tap the Tracks button
  7. Tap the Add button (+) to add instrument in bottom left corner
  8. Select Smart Bass
  9. Choose auto play option with knob
  10. Tap the red Record button (there is a four count lead-in)
  11. Play C chord for 16 counts
  12. Play G for 16 counts
  13. Switch back to Tracks view
  14. Add the Smart Guitar
  15. Change Guitar to a different style
  16. Tap the red Record button (there is a four count lead-in)
  17. Play C chord for 16 counts
  18. Play G for 16
  19. Tap My Songs in upper left corner
  20. Tap Edit button in upper right (jiggles start)
  21. Tap the newly created song and rename
  22. Tap the Action button (arrow)
  23. Share song to previously created iMovie project

Create new song

  1. Record track
  2. Share to iTunes
  3. Open or create another project
  4. Tap the Tracks button
  5. Tap Loops
  6. Tap Audio Files
  7. Note previously created and saved track
  8. Add to project
  9. If available import audio from Music library
  10. Edit and share to iMovie
Audio Recorder
  • GarageBand includes an Instrument called Audio Recorder that enables users to do sound recordings.
  • For best quality, use an external mic such as Apple earphones with Remote mic.
  1. Tap the “Instruments” button in the upper left corner to return to Instruments
  2. Open Audio Recorder
  3. Tap the + at the end of the measure numbers; tap Section A; and turn automatic on
  4. Tap Settings icon, turn off Metronome, and Count In
  5. Tap the red Record button to record dramatic reading of your favorite poem
  6. Tap again to stop recording
  7. Add audio effects
  8. Playback

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