Entering MIDI Notes by hand

In this episode of Minute GarageBand, we’re going show you how to enter MIDI notes by hand.

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GarageBand Tutorials

Entering MIDI notes in either the score view or the piano roll view is mostly straight forward, though if you intend to work in an empty track there is one trick you’ll need to learn that’s not too obvious.

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GarageBand Tutorials

If you want to add notes to a pre-existing MIDI region within a track, simply open up the editor pane, choose the view in which you wish to work, and command-click within that region to create the notes.

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GarageBand Tutorials

Once created you can drag the right side edge of the note to change the duration of the note, drag it to different positions in time by dragging it horizontally, or change which note that’s being played by dragging vertically.

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GarageBand Tutorials

If you’re not working with a pre-existing region you must create a blank one before you can enter notes.

GarageBand Tutorials
GarageBand Tutorials

To do this simply command-click back in the timeline, then you can command-click within this newly created region in the editor pane.

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GarageBand Tutorials

Note: if you need to change the duration of the region, click the bottom-right edge of it back in the timeLine and drag.

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GarageBand Tutorials

That’s all we have for this episode we hope you found it useful,