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Fabio Spinella brings both educational and professional backgrounds in music to Educator's Garage Band course. Fabio received his B.A. in Music Education from the University of Southern California and his Master's in Conducting from Southern Oregon University. He has been editing music professionally for 10+ years as well as teaching courses at a variety of universities. In this introductory course to Garage Band, Fabio gets the user setup and editing music in no time. Topics include Managing the Workspace, Loops, Effects, and Exporting Songs.

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I. Introduction to GarageBand
  The Workspace 10:39
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:04 
   Starting the Software 0:16 
    New Templates 0:35 
    Learn to Play 1:00 
    Magic GarageBand 1:16 
   Opening a Template or Existing File 1:39 
   Using Tracks 2:08 
    Selecting Tracks 3:26 
    Ways to Mute 3:49 
    Solo a Track 4:44 
    Volume of Entire Track 6:09 
    Clipping 7:39 
    Left & Right Channel 8:24 
    Review 10:00 
  Timeline 16:21
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:08 
   Timeline Grid Button 0:26 
   Playhead 0:42 
   Beat roller 2:06 
   Zoom Slider 3:49 
   Playhead Lock Button 4:46 
    Lock/ Unlock 5:23 
    ExampleL Unlock & Lock 5:40 
    Track Editor 6:30 
   Playback Controls 6:58 
    Rewind & Forward Button 7:04 
    Play Button 7:12 
    Record Button 7:21 
    Cycle Button 7:32 
   Time Display or LCD 9:03 
    Key of Song 9:14 
    Transposing 9:46 
    Tempo 9:57 
    Time Display 10:44 
   Master Volume & Levels 11:33 
    Playhead 12:40 
  The Workspace 8:31
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:05 
   Creating New File 0:21 
   Saving 0:47 
   Naming Songs 1:03 
   Choosing: Tempo, Time Signature & Key Signature 1:16 
    Tempo 1:22 
    Time Signature 1:52 
    Key Signature 2:23 
   Playing Sounds on On-Screen Keyboard 2:48 
   Change Instrumentals 3:23 
    Examples 4:23 
  Working With Loops 12:45
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:07 
    Different Ways to Record Songs 0:25 
   Loops 0:59 
    How It Can Be Helpful 1:23 
   Navigate Loops Browser 1:42 
    Musical Button View 2:00 
    Column View 3:44 
    Search By Scale 5:13 
    Search By Keyboard 6:40 
   Preview / Find Loops 7:28 
    Listen to Loops 10:08 
   Save Favorite 10:48 
  Real Loops & Software Loops 9:53
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:05 
   Making Tracks / Difference Between Real & Software Instruments 0:16 
    Blue Tracks 1:06 
    Green Tracks 1:23 
   Software Instruments 2:03 
   Real Instruments 2:25 
    Record Software Instrument in Real Instrument 5:19 
    Helpful for Editing 5:55 
   Loops 6:13 
    Garage Makes It Simple to Write a Song w/ Loops 8:53 
  Adding Loops to Your Song 18:55
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:03 
   Open Loop Template 0:22 
   Adding Loops from Browser & Sampling Loops While Playing the Song 1:09 
    Shorten/ Lengthen Track 2:38 
    Example: Add Base 3:45 
    Example: Add Synths 5:12 
    Example: Add Percussion 6:37 
    Example: Add Guitar 7:41 
   Adjusting Track Volume 8:38 
   Use Fills 11:13 
    Consolidating Tracks 12:32 
    Fill - To Introduce New Section 13:49 
    Example/ Explanation: Consolidating Tracks 13:59 
   Copy & Paste to Duplicate Regions 16:31 
    Review 17:42 
  Completing the Song 12:53
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:07 
   Adjusting the Volume In A Specific Part of Track 3:19 
    Changing Starting 2nd Repetition 4:19 
    Example: Decrease Volume Fast 4:43 
   Shortening A Region 6:40 
    Shorten to Fit in Parameter of Song 7:27 
   End of Song Triangle/ Marker 8:04 
    Bars From End 8:40 
   Use Option-Drap to Duplicate Regions 10:21 
    Editing Regions 11:07 
    Review 11:46 
  Transposing Loops 14:11
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:07 
    Using Loops 0:23 
   Learn a I IV V Chord Progression 1:10 
    Chord It's Based Off Of 1:50 
   Transpose Regions to Reflect Chord Changes 3:18 
    Example: Alter 3rd Region to be 4-Chord 6:54 
    Pitch / Transpose Feather of Editing 7:11 
   Get An Idea of What Can Be Transposed 4:08 
    Example 10:10 
   How Far A Loop Should Be Transposed 10:42 
    Example 11:14 
    Review 13:49 
  Effects 15:36
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:06 
   Effects as They Apply to Instruments 0:32 
    Loop Browser 1:13 
   Navigate Effects Panel 2:50 
    Can't Alter Previous Recorded Effects 4:24 
   Navigate Preset Effects 5:16 
   Adjusting Effects on Tracks 5:18 
    Software Loop 6:38 
   Change Instruments on Software Loops 8:00 
    Same Melodic Track As Original 9:10 
    Use of Effects After Changing Instrument 11:22 
    Review 15:04 
  Mixing & Exporting Your Song 28:10
   Intro 0:00 
   Lesson Overview 0:07 
   Suggestions On Mixing 0:30 
    Mixing is About Taking Away 1:02 
    Rest Your Ears 1:28 
    Don't Mix Too Loud 1:41 
    Example: Things That Didn't Work 3:33 
    Adjusting Volume In Relation to Tracks 5:19 
    Fill 8:48 
   Master Track 15:28 
    Ways To Get It 15:40 
   Fade Out 17:27 
    Where To Find It 17:47 
    Example: 32 Bar Song Using Fade Out 18:13 
    Speed Up The Song 18:46 
   Export Song to Disk or iTunes 24:27 
    To Disk 24:42 
    To CD 26:11 
    To iTunes 27:03