Are you a musicophile or a music enthusiast who has just embarked on an insatiable journey of music composition or a music professional already? If you are the one, you would probably be looking for a good app that could fulfill all your requirements like the” Genie with the lamp” in the fairytales we know so far.
Without letting you go on with further deliberations about it being possible or not, the good news is it is possible with this great app “Garageband 10.3.2” which can be used on your mac or ios device to create a piece of music all by yourself, & that too, anytime and anywhere, equally appropriate for the amateurs as well as professionals. The best part about Garageband is that you can also run it on windows system, check out this guide on how to run garageband on windows.
For those unknown, this app” Garageband” is an innovation in the world for music composers to help the users to create music and Podcasts, being a range of digital acoustic workstations, especially for macOS & ios devices. It is a one-stop abode for music enthusiasts who not only love listening to music but also enjoy composing and sharing the music of unmatched quality. You can also run Garageband on your windows system,
With the Garageband, the users will be able to put their song compositions together adorned with the instruments like the drums, bass, keyboards, guitar, and other exotic instruments instantly with this great & free music-making tool, without any pre-instructions being required to play.
Though, Apple has not made it that way, so to be too easy-peasy to find some hidden yet fantastic options, however, masking away some of the Garage band’s most useful features is easier to crack. Below down I will be providing some hidden tips and tricks to explore more on the app and to find out if some of these are known to you already-
# Tip 1- Finding the Note labels on the keyboard-
Have you ever wondered how it would be possible, anyway? Well, with the garage band, you get an option to turn note names on or off which is still a hidden secret for many to discover. For doing that, you just need to go to your device settings and scroll down until you can see the option of the Garageband on the left side app on the list.
Next, touch the Garageband app on your phone, move to the settings option then, turning on the feature of Keyboard Note.
#Tip 2-Try the Notepad option available on your ios Devices-
Earlier, the feature of recording chords on a notepad was available only for the desktop version, but now the ios app has got a built-in feature in ios devices like the iPhone & iPad which enables the users to store their music notes.
For accessing the Notepad-
Go to the Settings option.
Tap” Notepad” there you will find a blank area to record all your music notes and along with this get uninterrupted access to your notes at any time by tapping the settings option.
#Tip 3-Adjust the smart Drums while recording a pattern-
With this feature, the Garage band has given “full wings to the creativity level of prospective musicians” as the smart drums feature could be used to create a super-fast drum pattern. Smart Drums help the user to create a musical array by placing all the instruments on a list.
On the app, every instrument available plays as a pre-existing pattern for a simpler rhythm drag the instrument to the left side while for a more complex rhythm turn it to the right side. Further, you can access the recording of the pattern & music by tapping the record button.
#Tip 4-Creative Variations in the Autoplay pattern on the dial-
This one came as a total surprise for me too!
Out of all the marvelous specialties of the Garage band app, this character is super-beneficial as well as a suitable option for music admirers. Here, the user can choose between a great variety of options like the guitar, keyboards or a pizzicato, etc. that have chord strips on their screen that makes it super easy for the user to perform the instrument with the single touch of a finger.
But that’s not all!
Once the user will come to touch the chord strips with two fingers, the Garage band will provide you with loads of Autoplay patterns, which you will come to hear one by one with your selections and proceed further with chords. Thus, you will feel amazed by getting the opportunity to listen up to 12 variations of different autoplay patterns.
#Tip 5- Undisclosed string unification Alternatives-
While you open the quick strings and crisis into notes view you can play individual legato notes by touching the chord strings for instance if you desire to play pizzicato or guitar tap on the articulation button slowly pressing towards the left side.
Two cryptic traits follow-
To make the pizzicato turn on, tap the articulation button twice and repeat the same to turn the option
To play the music notes associated with the stringed instruments just tap & hold the articulation bar on the left side, further swipe the string up and down to produce a rhythm.