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Sams Teach Yourself Mac OS X Panther All in One by John Ray, Robyn Ness

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Appendix A. Using GarageBand

Whether you’re an experienced musician or someone who can barely hum, GarageBand enables you to create original musical compositions. All you have to do is mix and match stock loops, or repeatable segments of beats and notes. Best of all, as you add new loops, GarageBand matches tempo, beat, and key to make you sound like a pro.

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The loops that come with GarageBand are royalty-free. That means your compositions really are yours to distribute freely...unless, of course, you happen to re-create a song that’s already been written.

You can also record music from your own instruments or use the built-in keyboard to pick out a melody. Then, edit the result until it sounds as ideal as you hear it in your head.

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