Garageband has at least three ways to make a beat:
Check out the videos (below) for examples of each method.
So why did I put the player piano video here?
Compare the music roll on the piano to the piano roll (midi editing) in the next video. The two technologies are directly related to each other!
- So now what? Make a three different beats using one, two, or all of the methods shown above.
- How long should this be? Each beat can be anywhere from one to three million measures long. You can loop your beat to make it as long as you need.
- We will use these beats in the next projects in this class, so make sure you like what you come up with.
splice.com/blog/humanize-your-drums/ This page has some great ideas for how to make your loops more human.