GarageBand - Using Loops to make Backing Tracks
Loop them drums and bass to play over
The loops included in GarageBand are incredible, both in range of styles and in quality, and learning to use and edit them makes it easy to create your own backing tracks to jam over. Loads of fun and lots to learn!
I had an audio 'issue' with my screencast software and the sample rate of GB and the program were different and made clicky sounds in the GB audio when I edited... but as the rest of the lesson was fine I left it in there and I promise to improve for future lessons ;).
It's always very useful to learn the basic key commands, will speed up your workflow incredibly compared with using the mouse all the time. So here are the basic ones covered in this Introduction lesson.
|< space bar >||Start / Stop|
|< return >||Back to the start|
|< right arrow >||Forward by a bar|
|< left arrow >||Back by a bar|
|C||Cycle Mode on/off|
|cmd + U||Metronome on/off|
|ctrl + < right arrow >||Zoom In|
|ctrl + < left arrow >||Zoom Out|
|cmd + < shift > + N||Create New Track|
I'll give you more useful key commands as we go through future lessons!
Next lesson we'll get recording your guitar over some loops!!