Start-Up to Impress

Picture this: You’re sitting on a park bench, practicing. With sweaty, callous hands, you are practicing a song you just composed for that special someone. It all sounds very romantic and you seem to be very dedicated. But wait! There’s a problem, it might take you a long time before that special someone can hear what you have. Others might take your spot while you do your best perfecting every chord of that song. It’s tedious and time consuming, but it’s all worth it! But does that special someone know that? Is that person aware that you have been dedicating time just as so you could impress her or him while Johnny or Jane takes that time already impressing him or her with a smile?

With Apple’s GarageBand app, you can now steal away that time that you consume and just go straight into recording your song! GarageBand is very user friendly with a lot of musical instruments to choose from. Instead of just a guitar to back up your song, you can have percussions, a grand piano, or even an entire symphony! If you think that Garageband app is just like any other music apps out there, then think again. You can have GarageBand download on your iPhone or iPad! So, you can brnig it anytime, anywhere! There are even available GarageBand tutorials found in GarageBand online to help you with your composing needs.

For beginners, here are a few things that you might want to learn as you start your musical journey.

Importing an Audio File 

For example, you already have a song you have been working on, say that song you were composing while you were sitting on that park bench, and you would like to improve it. You can simply drag the file into the GarageBand interface and then drop it there. Drag-and-Drop. It’s so easy! But a little precaution there. Take note that since you are using your iPhone or iPad, make sure that your file is Apple compatible format. These file formats are FLAC, MP3, or AAC.

Adding Effects

After you have placed your crude song, maybe you would also like to improve it by adding effects on your guitar track. With that, just open your Guitar Track and then tap on “Track Info” and then hit on “Edit”. It would then lead you to your Guitar Amp window and by tapping on the dropdown menu, a list of effects are provided. Just choose what you think is the best for your song.

With those starters GarageBand turorials, it would certainly jumpstart you with your song composition. Now, instead of whiling away in that park bench with your sweaty, and callous fingers, you can simply walk around the park while you finish your song without any bulky object intervening your walk! With GarageBand app, it is now very easy to impress Johnny or Jane or whoever you would like to impress, and it is just a few taps away with your iPhone or iPad. The symphony is now just at the touch of your fingers.

Starting with GarageBand

Apple has given the world a lot of new, and convenient applications, and gadgets throughout the years. From better photographs to share to the world to high functioning applications for every day work and leisure, Apple has made sure to accommodate every person in all walks of life in whatever their needs are. Now, with a goal to make more activities reachable and accessible, Apple brings you GarageBand.

GarageBand is an application that both professional and starting musicians may use. Even with a lot of available instruments at your disposal, for your discover, and for you

to study, GarageBand app has an easy interface with a lot of options with just a click of your fingertips. Aside from a vast array of accessible instruments, GarageBand download allows the you to record, and play music, and instruments using only your iPhone or iPad. Because of that, composing songs using all instruments and effects you can imagine is now possible anytime, anywhere.

To give you a snipet of the capabilities of GarageBand, here is a GarageBand tutorial to give you a few heads up on how to start up with using GarageBand app in your iPhone or iPad.

After your GarageBand download, upon launching the application, you will find a project demo already placed in your iPad or iPhone application slate. This demo, entitled “Curtain Call – Demo”, gives you a taste of the endless possiblities of GarageBand app. With this demo alone, you can already note a few things that you can do with GarageBand app.

To start your own song, first navigate and tap the plus (+) sign on the top left corner of your screen. A pop-up menu window would come out and then select “New Song”. An array of instruments would come out next. Choose an instrument that you would like to start with by swiping over your screen. In the instrument view that would come out, after you have chosen an instrument, you can adjust the instrument settings based on your need and want. In some cases, you can also create chords using “create custom chords”. In the “Song Setting” tab—the icon that looks like a wrench— the application would allow you to set up the parameters of your song such as metronome, key, tempo, time signature, and count-in. 

The application would also let you section your songs so that it is easier to copy, paste, and navigate around your song. Just click on the song section tab located on the upper right end of the ruler-like slate. This tab is also a plus (+) sign. Each section would be named with a letter for your convenience, and, by default, each section has a repeating section of eight (8) bars. If you want to lengthen each section of your song, you can do so by clicking on the song section button and then tap on the letter or section that you would like to lengthen. After that, just turn off the automatic mode and then indicate on the manual section how long you would like that section to be by tapping on the arrow up or down next to the window. 

With these start up GarageBand tutorial, you can now set up your app and start exploring on the other capabilities of GarageBand.