Many computer programs are available that make practicing fun and easy. Suitable for both vocalists and instrumentalists, this workshop will survey a few of them, focused on Band in a Box and GarageBand. Participants will learn how to input chords from lead sheets into Band in a Box and prepare backing tracks, change keys, “feels” and print out simple chord charts. Then we’ll import these backing tracks into GarageBand and learn how to record ourselves and listen back to our tracks, make a simple mix and share these as mp3s or burn them on to a disc to share with others. All levels welcome.
“Maye is very prepared, organized and the musicians she brings in are excellent and wonderful to work with.” — Catherine Stern