what instruments can garagebnad teach you?

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  1. wonderbread1309 macrumors newbie

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    I know you can learn Guitar and Piano , but what other instruments can GarageBand 09' teach you?

    is there a database or a site that lists these, and if so where can i get the video teachings?

    thanks =D
     
  2. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    I'm not familiar with the garageband instrument lessons...

    But my own intuition tells me that garageband can't teach you jack **** about playing any instrument. It'll teach you how to play a few songs, maybe... but if you're serious about learning something, get a good teacher or a good book -- and practice.
     
  3. MadGoat macrumors 65816

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    That's it for now... Guitar and Piano.
     
  4. MadGoat macrumors 65816

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    I haven't followed the piano lessons, but the guitar lessons are fantastic and teach a lot more than a teacher will teach any beginner.

    Sure it doesn't go into advanced stuff, but they are well worth doing and will bring you a step above beginner and you won't have to waste your money on learning the beginner's lessons with an expensive teacher.
     
  5. wonderbread1309 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    for sure that sounds good, specifically i was thinking about learning the Ukulele, haha something diferent from everyone else.

    think i could learn it a little from the guitar lessons?


    and on a side note, can you learn Piano and use the GarageBand Keyboard Piano? or would i have to get my own piano
     
  6. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    Ukulele's aresmaller, have fewer strings, and are tuned differently than guitars. About the only thing the garageband would teach you about ukulele is how to fret the notes -- and maybe some strumming patterns.

    Uke players generally strum with their fingers (rather than picks, like guitarists) and that technique is probably not taught in garageband.

    edit: check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-X_FxbUJZM
     
  7. wonderbread1309 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah im sure ill figure it out, but thanks for all the info. cant wait to learn some instruments

    PS. Captain Underpants books are awsome read em as a kid ! hahaha
     
  8. MadGoat macrumors 65816

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    Before you assume anything more about Garage Band's lessons, why not take a look at them?

    They are light years beyond any previous learn to play methods that you might be using as a basis for comparison. It does indeed show strumming.
     
  9. dandaley macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the info. I just found this thread by accident and am glad that I did. I didn't even realize that GarageBand had lessons (I have never even started the program). However, my daughter is interested in piano and my son is interested in the guitar. This may be a perfect way for them to get their feet wet. We already have a guitar and a keyboard, but neither my wife nor I know how to play... so we are of no help to them.
     
  10. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    All I've seen of them are the Ben Folds and Fall Out Boy song tutorials. Can you blame me for being skeptical?

    If I had the latest garageband, I'd certainly give it a try. There are just intricacies in everyone's playing that video lessons cannot correct. I'm a huge proponent of lessons w/ a professional because they have helped me tremendously.

    And I said it would show the strumming, btw. But the OP was asking about the Uke. Strumming on it is very different than guitar strumming, unless you're doing the spanish style fan strumming stuff (which is quite an undertaking -- not for beginners).
     
  11. MadGoat macrumors 65816

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    I haven't gone into the other lessons, but the ones that come by default, is some no name musician that is quite effective in giving beginner lessons.

    The fall out boy crap are additional lessons you can buy in addition to the bunch of lessons included.
     
  12. wonderbread1309 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is there anyway i can use mac keyboard as the piano? while i do the lesson

    or do i have to go out and buy an actual keyboard.

    oh and could a keyboard app work? im sure i could find one
     
  13. supinternet macrumors newbie

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    lol I actually haven't ever heard of anyone learning how to play any instrument by watching those tutorials.
    And many of my friends play guitar, piano, drums, and other stuff as well.

    So my point is.. if you actually want to learn how to play something, go online, google it or youtube what you want to learn.

    I'd recommend getting a book or at least finding a new PDF tutorial somewhere do you could learn the basics of an instrument.
     
  14. wonderbread1309 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    bump my question
     
  15. supinternet macrumors newbie

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    this isn't /b/
     
  16. dandaley macrumors newbie

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    It sounds like the tutorials included with GarbageBand (Sorry, I like the name GarbageBand better than GarageBand) are videos? Are you saying that videos on youtube are more appropriate?
     
  17. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Don't bump your thread. But using your mac keyboard to learn piano is pretty pointless if you ask me.
     
  18. dXTC macrumors 68020

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    I must agree with the advice not to use the Mac keyboard for piano lessons.

    There are plenty of USB keyboard controllers by M-Audio or Edirol that can be had for cheap on eBay or Sweetwater.com. They'll be tons more realistic from a finger positioning standpoint, and have much more realistic response. For learning piano, I'd recommend something with more octaves--49 keys or more.

    Once you've got the hang of it, you can use them with virtually any music app-- Logic Express/Pro, Cubase, Reason, ProTools, Cakewalk, you name it.
     

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