Apple Training Series: GarageBand 3

Mary Plummer

Copyright © 2006 by Mary Plummer

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Apple Series Editor: Serena Herr

Managing Editor: Nancy Peterson

Development Editor: Justine Withers

Production Editor: Laurie Stewart, Happenstance Type-O-Rama

Technical Reviewer: Victor Gavenda

Copy Editor: Darren Meiss

Compositor: Chris Gillespie, Happenstance Type-O-Rama

Indexer: Joy Dean Lee

Media Production: Eric Geoffroy

Cover Art Direction: Charlene Charles-Will

Cover Illustration: Kent Oberhue

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Notice of Rights

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher. For information on getting permission for reprints and excerpts, contact

All of the original music for this book was composed, arranged, and performed by Mary Plummer. "Alaska Sunrise" and "A Perfect Day," were written, performed, and published by Mary Plummer prior to this publication. The versions of these songs appearing in this book were re-recorded using the GarageBand interface. All rights reserved.

The music by Speakeasy appearing in Lessons 6, 8, and 10"Take a Bow," "You," "Love Lovely," and "Take to the Streets"were written and performed by James Kaufholz, Amy Harwood, and Kyle Chason © 2005; all rights reserved.

The footage and music supplied with this book can only be used in association with the lessons included. Any other use, including but not limited to duplicating, distributing, or incorporating footage or music into another project, requires explicit permission from the copyright holders listed above.

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Dedicated to the universal language of music, and GarageBand for bringing the world a little closer one song at a time.


First and foremost, deepest thanks to my husband and partner, Klark Perez, for your incredible devotion in carrying the weight for both of us and our company InVision Digital and Media Arts while I was writing.

Thanks to Patty Montesion for a career I adore as an Apple Certified Trainer, and the extraordinary opportunity to write this book. Your positive attitude, energy, and enthusiasm for the program that you built from the ground up are one of a kind.

Thank you Xander Soren for first introducing me to GarageBand and keeping me up to speed as it evolves. Also thanks to Apple's GarageBand team for making music production, video scoring, and podcasting fun, easy, and accessible to everyone.

Special thanks to Justine Withers for your invaluable input, patience, and leadership in keeping this book on track and on schedule. Thanks also to Victor Gavenda for your music recording experience. More thanks to Serena Herr, Nancy Peterson, Laurie Stewart, Eric Geoffroy, Darren Meiss, and the rest of the amazing Peachpit Press team for making this book a reality.

Thanks to our friends at Universal Studios Florida for the opportunity to have a production company and training center on the lot. Thank you SpeakeasyJimmy Kaufholz, Amy Harwood, and Kyle Chasonfor lending your original music and interviews.

Extra special thanks to my family for their unconditional love throughout my freelance career. Thanks "Meem," Lee, Dad, Ginny, Chris, Sessely, Jorin, Landon, Kim, Guy, Emily, Chris, Jackson, Gabe, Peg, Jim, Warren, Loretta, Chase, Bill, Paula, Sergio, Virginia, Kent, Klark, Katie, and my dog Niki. Finally, my mother Jane Ann, her mother Betty K., and her mother Kathryn for the musical gift and heirloomyour piano.