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In this course, author and musician Garrick Chow reviews GarageBand for the Apple iPad—an inexpensive yet powerful app that allows you to record and edit music with both real and virtual instruments. The course begins with a tour around the interface, examining the instrument and track views. Garrick demonstrates how to play both touch instruments and Smart Instruments, as well as how to connect and use real instruments and microphones. Garrick then explains how to build, record, and edit a song from scratch, and how to then export and share your music with iTunes, Facebook, YouTube, SoundCloud, email, and with other devices.
In addition to exporting your song to a computer, you can also share your song with others directly from the iPad itself. One way to do this is via email. Start in the My Songs area of GarageBand and tap Edit. Then select the song you want to share, then tap the Share button here in the upper left-hand corner. Here's where we've been sharing to iTunes previously, this time I'm going to tap Mail. The first thing we see is a window where you can add some information about your song. This can be especially useful if the person receiving your song puts the song into his or her copy of iTunes.
That way the information that you add here, Artist Name, Composer Name and Album Name will show up in iTunes. I'm just going to leave my name as the Artist Name and tap Email. It takes a few moments to export the song. Now if it's a longer song it will take a longer time to export, but eventually, you'll see this message window popup right here in GarageBand. All I really have to do here is enter a recipient in the To field, I can change the message or the subject line if I want to. You can see that my file, the compressed version of it has been added right here attached to the email. So once I add the recipient's name, maybe change the message a bit, I just tap Send and off it goes to my friend, colleague or ANR agent.
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