Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video How to use the exercise files, part of GarageBand Essential Training.
If you're a premium subscriber to lynda.com, you have access to the exercise files for this course. I'd suggest creating copies of each project file on your desktop for easy access, and to ensure that you have the originals to use as backups if you want to start any project over again. To create a copy of a project file, hold down Option on your keyboard as you drag a copy from the folder onto your desktop. To open a GarageBand project file, just double-click it. If you don't have access to the exercise files, you'll still be able to follow along with me, and you can use your own projects to apply what I'll be showing you in this course.
- Creating a new project
- Adding tracks
- Working with loops
- Recording Software Instrument tracks
- Getting real sounds into your Mac
- Recording and compositing multiple tracks
- Arranging, editing, and mixing your project
- Sharing your music with the Share menu
- Controlling GarageBand remotely from an iPad
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 11/24/2014. What changed?
A: We added one new movie ("What's new in GarageBand 10.0.3") and revised three others ("Customizing the bass sound," "Using Audio Unit and third-party plugins," and "Using the Share menu") to reflect the changes in GarageBand 10.0.3.
Q: This course was updated on 8/03/2015. What changed?
A: We added two new movies, one covering the general 6/30/2015 update to GarageBand and one at the end of chapter 3 on working with and automating the new synth sounds and Transform Pad.
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1. Getting Started
2. Working with Loops and Drummer
3. Working with Software Instruments
4. Working with Real Instruments
5. Arranging, Editing, and Mixing Your Project
6. Exporting, Sharing, and Archiving Your Project
7. Other Features
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