GarageBand Tutorial For Beginners iPad and iPhone


hello it’s Patrick here from the
GarageBandGuide.com in this video I’m gonna share my top tips to get you
started with GarageBand for iPhone and iPad the first time you open GarageBand for
iOS or when you open a new project you’ll be taken directly to the sound
browser this is where you can choose a touch instrument to play add more sounds
or record an external instrument through your I devices built-in microphone or
via an audio interface swipe left or right to view the different instruments
available then tap the one that you want to play the options in the lower part of
the instrument card take you directly to chord strips notes view scales or you
can tap more sounds to see additional sounds for that instrument each touch Instruments has a play area
and a controls area the play area is where you can play melodies chords and
sounds by touching the touch instruments keys strings or other playable elements
you can change the sound of the instrument using the knobs buttons and
other controls in the controls area here’s a closer look at GarageBand
guitar touch instruments using the touch Guitar
you can play notes chords and strumming patterns you can choose from acoustic or
electric guitar sounds and add stompbox effects to customize its and tap the
guitar icon in the top corner and select the sound that you want to play you you tap the chord slash note switch to
change to the chords view you can strum a chord by swiping across the strings in
one of the strips you can tap the top of the cord strip to
play a full chord and you can mute the strings by
touching and holding the fretboard to the left or right of the chord strips as
you play there’s also an autoplay function that you can use by turning the
autoplay knob to one of four positions tapping a chord strip will play a
pattern with the notes of that chord tap a different strip to change the notes
that are played know that you know how to play touch
instruments here’s how to record them when you record the touch instruments it
appears and a region in the instruments track in the tracks view when you’re
ready tap record in the control bar recording will start at the current
position of the playhead the ruler shows the area being recorded in red any notes
you play as well as any changes to sliders knobs or other controls are
recorded to when you’re done recording tap the play
button in the control bar your recording will then appear in the tracked view as
a region GarageBand includes a set of Apple loops
which are pre-recorded audio files that you can use to easily add drum beats
bass lines rhythm parts and other stones to your project loops contain musical
patterns that can be seamlessly repeated or looped over and over you can quickly
find loops and the loop browser and preview them to find the ones that you
want to use in your song all of the loops that you’ll find and GarageBand
are available for use on a royalty-free basis so you can use them in any of your
projects commercial or otherwise without having to worry about any copyright
issues tap the loop browser button in the control bar the looper browser
button is available only in the tracks view just keep that in mind the first
time you open the loop browser it shows the instrument grid now here
you can search by instrument you can search by genre and you can
search by description and the results list shows loops that match your search
criteria drag a loop from the results list to an
empty part of the tracks view screen and then align the left edge of the loop
with the bar orbit where you want it to start playing there you have it
that’s my top tips to get you started with GarageBand on iPad or iPhone if you
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