Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know before watching this course, part of Learning Songwriting: GarageBand.
While it would be helpful to have a basic working knowledge of GarageBand before watching this course, you may not need it if you pick up software quickly. That said, I will be proceeding in this course without explaining in great detail how to do basic tasks like creating new projects, creating tracks, working with input settings, and so on. If you need a refresher on how to perform these or other common tasks, be sure to start by checking out GarageBand Essential Training here at lynda.com. You can watch it alongside this course to reference specific topics that I may not dive into as deeply here.
If questions arise about specific buttons, preferences, and so on during this course, for example, let's say you need to know how to use an external MIDI keyboard with GarageBand, just watch the video on connecting a keyboard controller here in GarageBand central training. But if you already have some experience using GarageBand, then there really are no other prerequisites for this course and you can simply dive right in.
Want to learn about other tools for songwriting? Check out Songwriting in Pro Tools.