How to Create a Song Using Magic GarageBand

How to Create a Song Using Magic GarageBand

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These are instructions on how to bring a virtual band together and have Magic GarageBand generate a new song.

You will need to have iLife installed on your Mac to follow this tutorial.

Step One
Select GarageBand from your Dock or Application folder to start the program.
How to Create a Song Using Magic GarageBand

Step Two
Once GarageBand launches you will be presented with a splash screen. If you don't see the splash screen you can select New from the File Menu. Click the Magic GarageBand button.
How to Create a Song Using Magic GarageBand

Step Three
You will be presented with nine preset song styles to choose from, each features a different selection of instruments and parts.
How to Create a Song Using Magic GarageBand

Step Four
Move the switch to select whether you would like to play a looped snippet or the entire song while auditioning.
How to Create a Song Using Magic GarageBand

Step Five
Click the Audition button to open the curtains and reveal the performers of your selected style.
How to Create a Song Using Magic GarageBand

Step Six
Press the Play button to have the band start playing.
How to Create a Song Using Magic GarageBand

Step Seven
Click one of the instruments to bring up alternative instruments for that performer.
How to Create a Song Using Magic GarageBand

You can also click and hold an instrument to bring up alternative instruments for the performer.
How to Create a Song Using Magic GarageBand

Step Eight
Once you have found a combination of instruments you like, click the Create Project button.
How to Create a Song Using Magic GarageBand

Step Nine
GarageBand will now create a new project which contains all the parts and instruments you selected. You can now edit or build on this project as you would with a normal GarageBand Project!
How to Create a Song Using Magic GarageBand
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Gene
Gene - November 14, 2009 at 1:23pm
Magic GarageBand neither "creates" a song nor allows you to "create" a song. You can change the instrumentation and the stock phrasing but they are canned phrases. That is, they are not created with any creativity (other than when they were originally recorded for the software).
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