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This course is a comprehensive guide to the popular digital audio software from Apple, demonstrating the tools and techniques to create, edit, and publish music and podcasts. Author Todd Howard covers the ins and outs of the application, from interfacing with external devices, exploring Apple Loops, and recording instrument and vocal tracks to creating successful mixes, performing edits, and sharing finished projects. Additionally, the course introduces the new features in GarageBand '11, including Flex Time and Groove Matching, which provide powerful methods for editing and tightening up the rhythmic timing of tracks.
It's time to lay down a lead guitar part to add some more space to the song. I am going to create an electric guitar track and select Dreamy Texture from the Electric Guitar Preset menu and go ahead and record a lead track. (music playing) Okay, cool! Something that makes recording and finalizing your parts a breeze is being able to record multiple takes of the same part and then choose between them, or even combine them.
The process of editing several takes into one final performance is usually called comping a part and it's easy to do in GarageBand. Click this Cycle Record button and we still got the one from when we did our bass punch-in. This is exactly the area that I want to work with, since the guitar solo area during the pre-chorus of that take that I just did, had a whole bunch of mistakes in it, but the beginning part was fine, the end part was fine. It's just that pre-chorus that was all over the place. So I'm going to use the Cycle Record technique to record multiple passes, and then we'll comp together a final guitar solo.
I will start the cycle region at the beginning of the pre-chorus, or one bar before it, bar 19, and then go all the way out to bar 27 just like we did in an earlier movie when we punched in the bass part. This gives me plenty of time to let the last note ring out into the beginning of the chorus. My plan is to do three or four passes, allowing me to choose between multiple takes of lead guitar, or even split them up and comp the best version I can. (music playing) In the next movie, we'll take these five passes apart and decide what our final lead guitar break should sound like.
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