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On 29th September 2016 at 10:56, We learned how to use Garage Band on the mac with Mark. This lesson taught us the fundamentals of; Rhythm, Pitch, Volume, Bass, Melody etc. We couldn’t use any drums in this lesson as we had to learn how to create a “beat” just by using; Guitar, Piano, Synths etc.


Step 1: Once we had loaded Garage Band we had to create a New Sound File.

Screen Shot 2016-10-20 at 10.41.20.pngStep 2: Once we had created a blank sound file we had to import synth machines and Instruments from the library and insert them into the area in which the music was edited.

Screen Shot 2016-10-20 at 10.42.41.pngStep 3: Once we chose our Instruments and Synths, We selected the “Editor Panel” by selecting: View > Show > Editor (The shortcut is “E”).

Screen Shot 2016-10-20 at 10.46.08.pngStep 4: Once we had the Editor Selected we then had to go to: Window > Show Musical Typing. This would bring up the Keyboard and the location of where each specific key was and what note we where inputting.

Screen Shot 2016-10-20 at 10.47.19.pngStep 5: After that, we had to create the melody and the bass of the song using the appropriate Instruments and Synths etc.

Screen Shot 2016-10-20 at 10.48.15.pngStep 6: After we had finished the song we were creating, we had to save it to our “Google Drive” Folder, and then we had to Export the file so that we could upload the track to SoundCloud.Screen Shot 2016-10-20 at 10.50.02.png