Hello, this is Karen here with my column Music +1. For this past week, I’ve spent my time at The Wave working on my first project. And… It’s here!
This is the first full project I’ve done on GarageBand, so I didn’t really know how to work with GarageBand. I encountered some challenges when I was creating this mashup. For example, when I moved my recordings around on the track map, some parts of other recorded clips on the same track got cut off because of the length of the recording that I moved. So, to anyone that encounters this issue, just make sure that you cut off the space in the beginning and end of each recording.
From messing up some notes in a recording, I learned how to fix them. For instance, if I played a wrong note, but it was close to the correct note, I would just move it up or down on the keyboard (a.k.a. piano roll) that shows the notes I played in the recording. If I played an extra note, I either move the velocity down to one or zero, or select that note, and delete it.
It was fun creating this cover on GarageBand because I was able to put different tracks together and recreate songs that I like and have listened to. I have really learned a lot from creating this first project.
I hope you enjoy my first project! Thank you for supporting my column, Music +1!