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Garage Band is a music program that is like having a professional multitrack recording studio that used to take up the space of a medium sized building all on a table top.A Keyboard controller allows you to play any instrument you can think of and layer track over track. Garage Band comes with some fun "loops" which are pre-recorded short segments. I used a couple on "WasMawd" and haven't used them since. There's just too much original stuff to be made. With "The Lieutenant's Theme", I started with a metronome track, laid down the cello first, then the violins (2 tracks), then added percussion (3 tracks), then added the horns, and lastly, the church bell, for a total of 8 manually played tracks. Now, I am not a virtuoso. Garage Band allows you to go in after you've recorded and " tighten up " your tracks note by note , meaning fine tuning them by cleaning up timing errors and adding notes that you forgot to play or didn't even know should be there but weren't yet. It is just SO much fun,..and like all art, the accidents that happen along the way are THE most fun of all. So often I just feel SO freakin' grateful to be along for the ride.

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Comment by Jim on June 26, 2010 at 2:17am
Amy , you make the movie "Fantasia" look amateurish! This was great!

Now I want to play with Garage Band! :::pouting:::

Gee, I remember back in the 80's when a Casio keyboard's capabilities blew people's minds! =b

My son's orchestra class gets to use GB on occasion.

Thanks, Peter, for inspiring this video!
Comment by elaurenzo on September 16, 2010 at 10:58am
Too much like real work for me, you enjoy Garage Band I become STARK-RAVING-BONKERS-SCREAMING-HITLER-MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!


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