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Acknowledgments v Credits vi About the Author vii Introduction xiv More than 'Just a Big iPhone' xv You Have to Spend Money to Make Music xvi How This Book Is Organized xvi Conventions Used in This Book xvii Part I: iPad Music-Making Basics 1 Chapter 1: Get Yourself Connected 4 Apple s iPad Camera Connection Kit 5 Line-In Connections: Guitar, Bass, and More 6 Microphones 8 MIDI Keyboards and Other Devices 9 Headphones and Speakers 10 Connecting to 3G Networks 12 Connecting to Wi-Fi Networks 12 Charging Your iPad and Preserving Power 14 Chapter 2: I Write the Songs 18 Viewing Sheet Music on the iPad 19 Writing Sheet Music 24 Writing Lyrics 24 Chapter 3: Practice Makes Perfect 30 Slow Down Music for Learning and Practice 31 Find Chords, Tabs, and Music for Popular Songs 35 Chapter 4: You Send Me 38 Uploading Your Music to the Web 39 Collaborating and Sharing Audio Files and Projects 43 Promoting Your Songs 45 Selling Your Music on iTunes and Other Stores 48 SIDEBAR: Getting Your Music on Spotify 49 Chapter 5: Are Friends Electric? 52 Extend Your Desktop with Air Display 53 ARTIST LESSON: Evan Taubenfeld 55 Transfer Projects and Loops to Your Computer 56 Control Desktop Software with AC-7 Core for iPad 60 Chapter 6: All Mixed Up 62 Sampling with the iPad 63 Mixing and DJing with the iPad 66 The Turntable Alternative 67 ARTIST LESSON: Jason LaRocca 69 Creating Beats and Rhythms 70 Chapter 7: Different Strings 74 Jamming and Practicing 75 Get Rocking with Legendary (Virtual) Amps 76 Working with Pedals and Effects 79 ARTIST LESSON: Stefan Lessard 79 Recording Acoustic Instruments 80 Recording and Playing Bass 82 Chapter 8: Give Me the Keys 84 Connecting Keyboards to Your iPad 85 ARTIST LESSON: Jordan Rudess 88 Playing with an Onscreen Keyboard 89 Synths and Sampling 91 Chapter 9: Sing for the Moment 96 Recording Vocals 97 Vocal Effects and Techniques 100 ARTIST LESSON: Joel Kosche 102 Using Loopers for Unique Vocal Tracks 104 Rap and Hip Hop 106 Vocal Warm-up and Practice 107 Chapter 10: Bang the Drum 110 Recording Live Drums 111 Finger Drumming 113 Drum Programming 116 Unique Beat Creation 118 ARTIST LESSON: Kevin Hastings 120 Import and Export 122 Part II: GarageBand Master Class 125 Chapter 11: Understanding GarageBand 128 Tracks 129 The Control Bar 130 The GarageBand Instruments 134 Chapter 12: Song Settings 158 The Metronome 159 Tempo Control 160 Setting the Key 160 AirPlay, Bluetooth, and HDMI 161 Chapter 13: Organizing Instruments 164 Selecting and Adding Instruments 165 The Apple Loops Popover 167 The Song Sections Popover 169 Chapter 14: Building a Drum Section 172 Start with the Basics 173 Add Intros and Fills 174 Use Multiple Tracks 175 Enhance Smart Drums Tracks 176 Chapter 15: Editing Regions 178 Moving Track Regions 179 Looping Regions 180 Trimming a Region 180 Splitting a Region 181 Copying and Pasting Regions 181 Chapter 16: Mixing Your Project 184 Working with Levels 185 The Difference between Wet and Dry 187 Adjusting Pan 187 Reverb 188 Echo 189 Master Effects 189 Mixing on a Computer 189 Chapter 17: Exporting Your Project 192 Organizing Songs 193 Another Way Out 196 Chapter 18: Advanced Techniques 198 Importing Audio Files from E-mails 199 Bouncing and Merging Tracks 200 Bouncing Tracks Manually 201 Transposition 202 Quantization 203 Create New Smart Instrument Patterns 204 Part III: Your First Song 207 Chapter 19: The Planning Stage 210 Find Inspiration 211 Get Writing 211 Tune Up 213 Chapter 20: Set Up Your Project 216 Make Minor Adjustments 217 Define Song Sections 217 Set the Key and Select Chords 220 Set the Tempo 221 Chapter 21: The Beat 224 The Intro 225 The Verse 226 The Bridge 227 The Chorus 229 Final Checks 229 Chapter 22: The Bass Line 232 The Intro 233 The Verse 234 The Bridge 235 The Chorus 236 How Does It Sound? 237 Chapter 23: The Rhythm 238 The Intro 239 The Verse 239 The Bridge 241 The Chorus 242 How Does It Sound? 244 Chapter 24: The Lead 246 Recording the Lead 247 How Does It Sound? 248 Chapter 25: Mix and Edit 250 Add New Verses and Choruses 251 Mixing Your Song 253 Chapter 26: The Vocals 254 Preparing to Sing 255 Recording Vocals 255 Adding a Harmony 257 SIDEBAR: Prepping Your Song for a Vocalist 257 How Does It Sound? 258 Index 260

About the Author

Ben Harvell is a freelance writer and editor whose specialties include digital music and Apple products. Formerly editor of iCreate , a magazine for Mac users, Ben also consults on editorial and web strategy for small and midsized businesses. He has written for Macworld , MacUser , Digital Photographer , and other publications.

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