Always wanted to make demos of your songs but never had the right equipment?
Keep on losing your best ideas because you can’t record them fast enough?
Want to add some background sounds and music to a podcast but haven’t found an easy App to use?
Don’t know how to play any musical instruments but really want to make some music?
If you would answer “yes” to any of the questions above, then you should know that this course will deliver the missing pieces for you. It can unlock the answers you’ve been looking for so you can explore further and enjoy yourself in the process.
This course will introduce you to GarageBand on your iPad so you can play, create, jam and mix your own music wherever and whenever you want.
What terminology is used?
Nearly all terminology used in the course is Apple’s own. This is to keep the course in line and consistent with Apple’s official GarageBand help pages and resources.
What materials are included?
All video lectures, transcripts, links and additional help files are included in the course. Once paid for, this course is yours for life - including all updates. However, as of January 2018, I am focussing on completing and publishing my Advanced GarageBand for iPad course - so no more updates to this course are planned.
Note: The GarageBand App is Apple software and only available for Apple devices.
How long will the course take to complete?
Because the course is structured around 10 minute videos, the pace you choose to learn at will determine how long it will take to study this subject. If you want to proceed quickly through it as fast as you can, it may only take you 2 hours. However, if you take your time, explore the things that are demonstrated and take part in the quizzes, it might take you a few days.
How is the course structured?
Currently, the course is made up of 15 video lectures which are an average of 10 minutes long. In between lectures 4 to 12, there are quizzes that relate to the subject materials of each lecture - to test knowledge and encourage you to retain concepts and information more clearly. There is also a final quiz that tests knowledge across everything covered in the course - except the three bonus lectures.
There are also some additional information lectures in the final section which were added when the GarageBand App was updated to version 2.2.
Why take this course?
Set your creativity free. Unleash your potential as a songwriter, musician, DJ or producer!
Note about App version:
This course is optimised for GarageBand for iOS v2.1. Apple released an update - v2.2 in Jan 2017 which has changed the look of some views and functions shown in this course. If you have updated to v2.2, please refer to the section of Additional Information videos at the end of the course that cover the changes that were introduced with the new version.
- Quick introduction to me
- Learning outcomes
- About the course - interactions and quizzes
- Additional resources
- Course feedback and rating/review
- Support, tutorials and finding answers
- What is GarageBand?
- iPad version is a different App!
- iTunes (transferring to iMAC/MacBbook)
- Download and Installation
- Free version vs paid version
- Headphones and speakers
- Hardware accessories
- Getting started
- The Audio Recorder
- The iPad microphone
- Prepare to narrate/podcast
- Record now
- Audio tracks
- Background music - Apple loops
- Track volumes
- Export your song
- Areas of the interface
- The control bar
- My Songs
- Tracks view
- Transport controls, master volume, metronome
- Loop browser
- Song settings
- What are tracks?
- Track controls
- Mute, solo and volume
- Order of tracks
- Types of track
- Instrument tracks
- Audio tracks
- Track functions
- Delete, duplicate, rename and merge
- Automation and Show in Grid
- Create new tracks
- Smart guitar
- Recording an instrument
- Tracks view
- Adding an Apple loop
- Have access to an iPad - 3rd generation or newer
- Know how to use an iPad - including interactions such as touch (or tap), pinch and swipe
- Know how to use a computer, iPad or the Udemy App to access the videos and resources in this course
- Headphones are useful but only essential if you want to record your voice or real acoustic instruments of your own
- Full (paid) version of the App is recommended but not essential
- PLEASE NOTE: This course is purely focussed on using Garageband 2.1 for iOS on your iPad device - however, there are additional information videos about version 2.2 in the final section.
- Understand what GarageBand is and what it can do
- Feel comfortable using the GarageBand interface
- Create and mix a basic recording using just an iPad
Paul is a multi-faceted digital professional from London who has been based in Melbourne Australia since 2008. He is also an accredited trainer with a wide experience of many different learner demographics.
Over the years, Paul has taught a variety of music and technology subjects to adult learners – teachers, rehabilitating drug, alcohol and gambling addicts and children – gifted and talented groups as well as the excluded and underprivileged.
Paul has used a wide variety of delivery styles and models to large audiences, workshop groups and private specialised one to one sessions.
“I believe that everyone deserves an education and would encourage everyone to seek out information, validate it and absorb it. Because learning can be empowering, rewarding and can even save your life!”