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The Macintosh iLife 08 by Jim Heid

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Chapter . GarageBand: Music, Podcasts, and More

GarageBand at a Glance

GarageBand turns your Mac into a musical instrument and a multitrack recording studio. Not a musician? The Magic GarageBand feature builds songs for you on a virtual bandstand. It’s a great way to see and hear what GarageBand is about.

Feeling creative? Explore GarageBand’s library of pre-recorded musical phrases, called loops. Assemble the loops you like into a tune. For extra credit, change the pitch of some loops by transposing them.

If you play the piano, plug a music keyboard into your Mac and go to town—GarageBand’s software instruments enable your Mac to mimic instruments ranging from pianos to guitars to drums and beyond. Use loops to create a rhythm section, and then ...

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