How to Make Up Riffs and Songs Using GarageBand (Guitar Lesson / Song Writing Tutorial)

GarageBand is an amazingly simple and powerful program. If you learn to use the looper feature, it’s really fun and easy to come up with riffs and songs. In this vid, I make up a basic idea for a song. I had no idea what I was going to play, so this is just how I do it. The song idea sort of turned out sounding a bit like something by The Smiths. This is just an initial idea, I would then build on. This process is also a lot faster when you’re not thinking or explaining and get into a flow:) Lessons covers: – Choosing a rhythm track – Setting up the LOOPER – Choosing Effects – Tweaking Effects – Using the Monitor – Laying down basic rhythm track – Coming up with first riff – Trimming / Slicing tracks – Layering tracks – Leaving space for additional parts – Adding a bass part – Lowering the pitch for a “fake” bass part – Sharing / Exporting to iTunes If anyone has any questions about this lesson or wants to see more demonstrations of how to make up riffs using GarageBand, just let me know! I make up songs all the time using this sort of strategy and it’s very productive and fun:)
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GarageBand for iPad 2 demo by Apple

Official GarageBand for iPad 2 demo .99 on the AppStore AppStore page: Official Apple Garageband on iPad 2 guided tour: Support page: ———————————————————————————– Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later. GarageBand turns your iPad into a collection of Touch Instruments and a full-featured recording studio — so you can make music anywhere you go. Use Multi-Touch gestures to play pianos, organs, guitars, drums, and basses on your iPad. They sound and play like their counterparts, but let you do things you could never do on a real instrument. Enjoy a full range of Smart Instruments that make you sound like a pro — even if you’ve never played a note before. Plug an electric guitar into your iPad and play through classic amps and stompbox effects. Use the built-in microphone or a guitar to record, or capture any performance. Then mix up to eight tracks to create a song you can share. Play your iPad like a musical instrument. • Perform on dozens of musical instruments on the innovative Multi-Touch keyboard. • Tap out beats from the seat of acoustic and electronic drum kits. • Recreate legendary guitar rigs on your iPad with 9 amps and 10 stompbox effects. • Record your voice using the built-in microphone, and apply fun sound effects. • Use the Sampler to create an instrument from sounds you record, then play them on a keyboard. Sound like a