Whether you're an accomplished musician or a student, GarageBand is the most rewarding way to create, perform, and record your own music. In the only Apple-certified guide to GarageBand, composer Mary Plummer starts by teaching you the interface and basic recording techniques and moves on to arranging a song, editing and mixing tracks, adding effects, and distributing your music files. Using practical step-by-step lessons and original music, you'll learn how to record with any guitar, microphone, or MIDI keyboard; score a QuickTime movie; create an iPhone ringtone; jam with virtual musicians; and much more. A bonus lesson on advanced techniques covers little-known tips and time-savers that help you get the most out of GarageBand in a professional setting. * Turn your Mac into a full-featured recording studio * Arrange a song, edit and mix tracks, add effects, and distribute your music * Use Magic GarageBand Jam to create your own virtual backing band * Create a podcast complete with narration, music, sound effects, and artwork.
* Build a soundtrack and learn to score a professional trailer * Create a fun iPhone ringtone from scratch * Learn piano and guitar through interactive video lessons with legendary recording artists