A new feature of GarageBand '09 is the abilityto download pre-recorded music lessons fromGarageBand's Lesson Store for guitar and piano.There are two types of lesson available in theLesson Store:
which are a freedownload and
which must bepurchased. The first Basic Lessons for bothguitar and piano are included with GarageBand.In both types of lesson a music teacherpresents the lesson which is in a special formatoffering high quality video and audioinstructions. The lessons include a virtualguitar or piano which demonstrates fingerposition and a musical notational area to showthe correct musical notations. The musicexamples used in these lessons featurespopular music.In an
the music teacher is theactual famous musician and songwriter whocomposed the song being taught in the lesson.As of November 2009 the artists featuredare:Sting(
).No new Artist Lessons have been released in2010, and Apple has not announced plans torelease any more.
AmpShort for amplifier, especially an electric guitaramplifier. The two types of guitar amp are acombo and a stack. GarageBand includes avariety of ampmodels that simulate the sound of a famousguitar amplifiers.audioSound, especially when recorded or transferredto an electrical signal.automationMethod of creating changes over time in aproject. In GarageBand, you automate volume,pan, tempo, and other parameters by addingcontrolpoints to automation curves, then dragging thecontrol points to change the value of theparameter over time.beatThe regular, repeating rhythmic pulse of asong.bpmAbbreviation for beats per minute, the measureof the tempo of a song.chorus(1) A section of a song which is usuallyrepeated between each verse. (2) An effect inwhich copies of the original sound are playedback later. Each copyis played back slightly out of tune from theoriginal. Used to create the sound of severalvoices or instruments playing together.clippingDistortion caused when the volume levelexceeds the maximum that can be accuratelyreproduced. See distortion.comboA guitar amplifier in which the amplifierelectronics and the speaker are together in thesame cabinet.compressorAn effect in which the difference between theloudest and softest parts of a song or track isdecreased. Compression can add punch andfocus to a song,and make the song sound better when playedon equipment with a narrower dynamic range.decibelAbbreviated as dB. A unit of measure for thevolume or loudness of a sound. The decibelscale is a logarithmic scale in which 1 dB isapproximately thesmallest change in volume audible to humanears.distortionThe effect produced when the volume levelexceeds the maximum that can be accuratelyreproduced. Heard as a sharp, crackling sound,which isundesirable in most circumstances.dynamic(1) A change occurring over time. (2) The rangefrom the lowest to the highest volume level,called dynamic range.echoAn effect in which copies of the original soundare played back later in time, often creating thesense of the sound happening in a large space.Sometimes called delay.effectA device, or computer algorithm, used toproduce a change to an audio signal. Popularmusic styles use a variety of effects to addcharacter to sounds. Examples of commoneffects include compression, equalizer (EQ),echo, and reverb. GarageBand includes a varietyof professional-quality effects, includingstompbox effects for electric guitars.EQ Abbreviated form of equalizer or equalization.A widely-used effect in which specificfrequencies of a sound are increased ordecreased in volume. Usingan equalizer can produce both subtle anddramatic changes in the quality of a sound.GarageBand includes several types of EQ effects, including Bass Reduction, TrebleReduction, and Visual EQ.flangerAn effect similar to a chorus, but in which thecopies of the sound are also played back moreout of tune from the original signal. See alsophaser.gainEquivalent to volume. Specifically, an increasein the level of an electronic audio signal.introIn a song, the beginning, usually lasting untilthe start of the first verse.keyMusical term for a musical scale starting on aspecific note or pitch. That note is called theroot or tonic of the scale.mashupA song created by mixing together pieces of other songs.measureA regular group of beats, heard together as alarger rhythmic unit.metronomeA device that marks regular intervals of time,such as musical beats, by sounding a click.MIDIAcronym for Musical Instrument DigitalInterface. A standard protocol used forcommunication between electronic musicalinstruments and computers.You can play the Software Instruments inGarageBand using a MIDIcompatible musickeyboard.mixTo blend the parts of a song together into acohesive whole. You mix a song by adjustingtrack volume and pan levels, adding effects,and making changes to the master track.noteMusical term for the pitch or frequency of asound. Most common scales, including themajor and minor scales, have 7 notes. Thechromatic scale has 12 notes.octaveMusical term for a note either twice or half thepitch of another note. There are 12 semitonesbetween notes an octave apart.outroThe final part of a song, often repeated overand over while the sound fades out.panShort for panorama. The position of a sound inthe stereo field between the left and rightspeakers. An instrument's pan position helpscreate the sense of where the instrument existsin space.