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Table of Contents

  1. Building a Hit

    1. Chapter 1 Setting Up the Garage

      1. Equipment Requirements
      2. Installing GarageBand
      3. Opening GarageBand
      4. Playback
      5. Cycling (Looping)
      6. Navigating the Music
      7. Two Kinds of Music
      8. Tracks
      9. Muting and Soloing Tracks
    2. Chapter 2 Loops

      1. Starting a New GarageBand Project
      2. The Loop Browser
      3. Placing a Loop
      4. More Loops
    3. Chapter 3 Regions

      1. Selecting Regions
      2. Renaming Regions
      3. Dragging Regions
      4. The Grid
      5. Looping Regions
      6. Shortening Regions I
      7. Shortening Regions II
      8. Lengthening Regions
      9. Splitting Regions
      10. Joining Regions
      11. Copy and Paste
      12. Option-Drag
      13. Delete
      14. Tutorial: Funk for Nonmusicians
    4. Chapter 4 Software Instruments (MIDI)

      1. How to Feed a Hungry GarageBand
      2. Your FREE! Onscreen Digital Piano
      3. The Mac Keyboard as Piano
      4. MIDI Synths and Controllers
      5. Recording a MIDI Track
      6. Retakes
      7. Spot Recording (Punch In/Punch Out)
      8. Cumulative Recording
      9. Mod Wheels and Other MIDI Fun
    5. Chapter 5 Editing Software Instrument Parts

      1. The Track Editor
      2. Notation Editing
      3. The Encyclopedia of MIDI Editing
      4. Transposing Notes or Regions
      5. Quantizing ("Align To" Button)
      6. Velocity, Pedaling, and Other MIDI Data
    6. Chapter 6 Recording and Editing Live Audio

      1. The Setup
      2. Recording a Live Audio Track
      3. Editing Real Instrument Regions
      4. Enhance Timing, Enhance Tuning
    7. Chapter 7 Effects, Guitar Amps, and Instrument Modules

      1. Instrument-Named Presets
      2. Save Instrument, Delete Instrument
      3. Effect Modules
  2. Beyond the Garage

    1. Chapter 8 Mixing and Publishing

      1. Mixing Tracks
      2. The Master Track
      3. Publishing the Song
      4. Your Music in iMovie, iPhoto, and iDVD
    2. Chapter 9 Adding On, Moving Up

      1. Making Your Own Apple Loops
      2. Moving Your Loops to Another Drive
      3. Importing MIDI Files
      4. Import iTunes Music Store Songs (Soundflower)
      5. More Free Software Instruments (SoundFonts)
      6. The iSight as Microphone
      7. "Save as Archive"
      8. The Instrument Tuner
      9. ReWire
      10. Build Your Own Drum Loops (iDrum)
      11. Add an E-Z Chords™ Feature (ReMIDI)
      12. Beyond GarageBand
      13. GarageBand Online
    3. Chapter 10 The Speed Chapter

      1. Set the Stage
      2. Mute Some Tracks
      3. Lock Some Tracks
      4. Temporarily Squelch the Effects
      5. Combine Tracks
      6. Enlarge Your Buffer
      7. Lose Some Software Instrument Voices
      8. Reduce the Track Overhead
      9. Convert Software Instrument Loops
      10. Turn Monitoring Off
      11. "Bounce Down" Many Tracks into One
      12. Install More Memory
    4. Chapter 11 Troubleshooting

      1. Trouble with Loops
      2. Recording and Editing Problems
      3. Mixing and Publishing Glitches
  3. Appendixes

    1. Appendix A The GarageBand Music Crash Course

      1. Measures
      2. The Time Signature
      3. More About Note Values
      4. Key
      5. Tempo
    2. Appendix B GarageBand, Menu by Menu

      1. GarageBand Menu
      2. File Menu
      3. Edit Menu
      4. Track Menu
      5. Control Menu
      6. Window Menu
      7. Help Menu
    3. Appendix C GarageBand 2 Keyboard Shortcuts

      1. Navigating GarageBand
      2. Manipulating Tracks
      3. Recording
      4. Editing and Arranging
      5. Notation View
      6. Window Management
      7. File Management
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