Apple Pro Training Series GarageBand

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/20/2014
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press

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This book was published in July 2014 and covers GarageBand 10.0. The content and/or media files do not work with subsequent releases of the software.

In the only Apple-certified guide to GarageBand, readers will be creating original works within the first few chapters. Using real-life material and practical lessons that they can apply immediately to their own projects, this book/media combo offers a complete, self-paced course in all aspects of GarageBand. Focused lessons take you step-by-step through fun, real-world projects, and GarageBand 10.0.0 features.

Exclusively for this book, author/musician Mary Plummer works with a host of talented artists ranging from a student songwriter to a professional touring guitarist, an award-winning poet, an independent hip hop recording artist, and award winning dancers to create all new, real-world projects that readers will step-through. Along the way readers will get to mix a songwriter’s demo, test amp simulators and stomp boxes with an electric guitar solo, edit spoken dialog for an audio book, lay down original hip-hop beats using a drum machine patch and dynamic tempo changes, and add percussion and effects to a dance video to enhance the sound.
For mobile users, the book includes an overview of GarageBand for iOS and sharing GarageBand songs via iCloud between iOS devices and your Mac.

This self-paced learning tool pairs an easy, accessible style with ample illustrations and keyboard shortcuts to guarantee that readers become proficient with GarageBand 10.0.0 in no time.


Author Biography

Mary Plummer has been editing film and video professionally for over 20 years. An Apple Certified Trainer in Final Cut Pro, Motion, and Soundtrack Pro, she has edited music vides, documentaries, trailers, and independent feature films, and composed original music that has been used in film and video projects from coast to coast. She is co-owner of InVision Digital and Media Arts, located in Orlando, Florida. She has been a lead trainer for Apple’s Pro Certification program for more than ten years and traveled the country and Europe training new Apple certified trainers. She has authored numerous books, including Apple Pro Training Series: Soundtrack Pro; Apple Pro Training Series: Getting Started with Motion; and Apple Pro Training Series: Getting Started with Final Cut Studio.

Table of Contents

Getting Started

Lesson 1 - Learning to Play Music with GarageBand

Lesson 2 - Working with a GarageBand Project

Lesson 3 - Working with Tracks

Lesson 4 - Working with Apple Loops

Lesson 5 - Arranging Music and Scoring a Movie

Lesson 6 - Recording and Editing Software Instruments

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