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Slightly more useful is the Musical Typing keyboard, which you can invoke by choosing Window Show Musical Typing ( Command -K). When you activate this keyboard you can play GarageBand’s instruments with your Mac’s keyboard. The Mac’s A key corresponds to the Middle C pitch. S is the D note a whole step above Middle C, D is E, F is F, G is G, H is A, J is B, and K is C, an octave up from Middle C. So, the keyboard’s middle row of keys acts as the piano’s “white keys.” The W, E, T, Y, U, O, and P keys are the piano’s “black keys.”
In the past few weeks we’ve covered features of GarageBand that are helpful to nonmusicians— GarageBand’s interface , creating ringtones , and creating grooves using the application’s loops. In this lesson I’d like to address those people who, at one time in their life, were plunked down in front of a piano keyboard and forced to play “ Bone Sweet Bone.”
Click File and select New Project, then click on the keyboard icon that appears in the window, indicating GarageBand recognizes the connected keyboard and is ready to communicate with the instrument for recording music, practicing with the built-in keyboard lessons or creating mix tracks with the keyboard.
Thank you! I'm rather new to the world of MIDI so I'm trying to intuit what my actual needs are and how that translates to how each piece of technology works to complement the other. I honestly don't know if I even need to record audio What I do know is that I want to be able to use the keyboard to input the various tracks in Garageband. Would I just need the USB Lightning connector and the USB cable that you first mentioned to do that?
Although we’re going to be using a keyboard controller, if you want to use the onscreen keyboard, you get different controls for how your screen keyboard responds. On the far left is an “Octave” plus and minus. A middle button for “Glissando”, “Scroll”, “Pitch” which vary again depending on the instrument selected and the right side has a “Scale”, “Arpeggiator” and “Keyboard Layout”.
I said before that there were other ways to “play” GarageBand. Although it’s hard to imagine a more painful way to do it, you can play single notes by clicking your mouse or trackpad. To do that, choose Window Show Keyboard. An onscreen keyboard will appear. You can resize the keyboard by dragging on its edges or corners. To play it, just click on keys. Click and hold, and the note sustains until you stop holding. To move to higher or lower parts of the keyboard, either click on the arrows that appear on its right and left side, or click somewhere in the smaller representation of the keyboard. The key plays with greater velocity (which usually means louder) the farther toward the edge of the key you click.
To play one of the other keyboard sounds, click on its name in the list of tracks. If you’d like to record what you’re playing, click GarageBand’s red Record button. (We’ll talk about recording and editing in another lesson.)
“Glissando” lets you slide across the keys like a real keyboard would. Think of the piano player using the back of his hand and sliding up or down the keys.
Plug one end of the MIDI cable into the MIDI port on the back edge of the keyboard, aligning the five pins in the plug with the holes in the port.
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