Opening GarageBand

For this guided tour, you need a GarageBand file that’s already been completed. You can get yourself one by downloading the GarageBand Examples CD, a “virtual disc” available for free at http://www.missingmanuals.com. (In fact, the rest of this book assumes that you’ve already done so. For details, see the box on page 474.)

Once you’ve downloaded the GarageBand Examples disk, open the file called “01—Garage Door.” After a moment, GarageBand opens and presents you with the simulated studio shown in Figure 23-1.

GarageBand isn’t just the only iLife program that doesn’t start with i; it’s also the only program made of “wood.” (You can move the window around by dragging any of the wood or “brushed aluminum” surfaces.) At first, the program tends to cower in a smallish window. Click the Zoom button to make it fill your screen. There—much better!

Figure 23-1. GarageBand isn’t just the only iLife program that doesn’t start with i; it’s also the only program made of “wood.” (You can move the window around by dragging any of the wood or “brushed aluminum” surfaces.) At first, the program tends to cower in a smallish window. Click the Zoom button to make it fill your screen. There—much better!

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