Jan 28, 2009

Garageband Hints and Tips: There is more than Four Four Time!

Greetings Garageband lovers.

Todays Garageband Hints and Tips has to do with the meter of your music and how it relates to Garageband.

I normally write my music in 4/4 time, but every once in a while, I remember there are other time signatures in music besides 4/4! and so I change it to 3/4 time or 6/8 time. 

But here is the cool part! When you change time signature/time meter in Garageband, Garageband automatically shows you a different set of loops in the loop browser that are made for the time signature you are in! This means you will discover some new loops you never had in 4/4 time :) and this can often inspire a new song out of you :)

Give it a try!! and leave a comment to let me know what you think!

Keep making great music, and think outside the box!



George said...

Do you know of a way to change meters in the middle of a song? I write a lot of stuff that changes meters, for example from 4/4 to 7/4 and then back. I haven't figured out how to get garageband to do this.


Chazzy said...

I'm also curious about changing in the middle of a song.
Additionally, my garageband doesn't offer any drum loops for 3/4 or 6/8. do you know where i can find some?