GarageBand is an Apple application that comes on every Apple computer as part of the iLife software package. It can be used to record audio, create podcasts, compose music, create ringtones, and even take music lessons. Following are some guidelines for basic GarageBand use.
Building a New GarageBand Project: There are a lot of components you can add to GarageBand projects, including audio, photos or movie footage, and instrument clips. To help you through the process, click to download our GarageBand User Guide.
GarageBand on Mac OS vs. iOS: The GarageBand application on the Mac Operating System has a different look and feel from the GarageBand app on an iOS device. Both have unique features that are fun and educational. The documentation on the right side of this page focuses on how to use the GarageBand on Mac OS, but click here to see some highlights of the features in each option.
GarageBand in the Classroom: There are countless ways to use GarageBand in your classroom! Visit our GarageBand Ideas for the Classroom page to view a list of ideas.
Copyright - It is always important to follow copyright when using music clips, photos, or video in any multimedia projects. Creating projects in GarageBand presents a great opportunity to teach students the basics of this important digital citizenship skill. Check out our Copyright page for more information.
2. Soundtrack creation
3. Podcasting and digital storytelling
1. GarageBand only runs on Apple operating systems.
2. GarageBand projects are difficult to change to .mov file format.
Following are some sample projects that were created in GarageBand to get your creative juices flowing.