Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the arrangement track, part of GarageBand Essential Training.
…Now let's take a look at a feature in Garage Band called the Arrangement Track.…Traditionally, when you recorded a song, you had to have its arrangement already…worked out, meaning you had to know…how the intro, versus, chorus, bridges, ending,…and other sections of your song were…going to be organized before you started recording,…because changing the order of these sections…afterwards was pretty difficult, especially before computers.…But with Garage Band, if you decide after recording that you…prefer the song to start with the chorus before it gets into…the first verse, you can easily make that change.…Simply by dragging the sections of your song…around instead of having to re-record the entire thing.…
So, in this song we've been working with, we have an intro, a verse, a chorus, a…second verse, a guitar solo, a middle 8, a…final verse, and a final chorus, and an outro.…The first step is to identify these sections in the arrangement track.…In order to do so, we need to go…to the track menu and choose Show Arrangement Track.…
- 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.
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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