Learn Garageband for Your iPhone 6 with Drums

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Hello and welcome to VisiHow. Today, we are going to be discussing the percussion instruments, specifically the drums in the Garageband application on your iPhone 6.

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    To get started with, you only need to open the Garageband application and then scroll over until you reach the Drums.
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    Once you have reach the Drums, a single tap (on the icon) will open up the drums.
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    As you can see here, we have a series of drums set up and each one make a specific drum sounds.
    Ready?
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    *Starts tapping on the drums and thus producing drum sounds*.
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    Notice that as I tap in different places, on different drums and on different pieces of equipment such as the high-hat, I get a different sound - an edge tap.
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    A center tap.
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    The same with the larger cymbals.
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    See, an edge tap.
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    Center tap.
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    And similar things on the drums.
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    You will also notice that it is pressure sensitive.
    *Taps on the drums at different pressures*
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    Soft tap.
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    Hard tap.
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    So this makes the difference in how you play.
    If you are drummer you are obviously familiar with that. Let's try it again.
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    You can use two fingers if you are one of those speed drummers.
    As you can tell, I am not a drummer, otherwise I had been doing much better with this whole drumming thing.
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    Just like other instruments, you can record what you are playing and then you can play it back.
    You can rewind it, you can switch to your set of other instruments where you may have a different songs or different tracks setup. Tap your instrument board icon here to take you back.
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    You can modify and adjust drum setting on the Track Settings and Song Settings.
    This allows you to move through different drums. For example, there are a number of different guitars - Bass guitars, Strings, Woodwind instruments etc. Whereas when it comes to drums, the actual drums itself is somewhat limited in terms of what you could get. There are just different additions, different add-ons, different heads and skins, but it is not likely that you are going to have a Grand Piano or Small Piano, a Keyboard or a Yamaha Keyboard. Those are some of the reasons why there are lesser effects for drums than there are for some other instruments.
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    However, there are still quite a few things you could can do with the drums.
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    As a sample, we can show you on recording something, here.
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    *Plays and records drumming session.*
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    You can turn recording off if you want.
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    Then we can stop the recording.
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    Then we can play it back.
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    Turn off the metronome off and the tap goes away.
    Turn the metronome back on. Tap on it again and it will turn off.
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    Now, we go over here to our musical set.
    You see that I have a drum track in place.
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    That drum track can be complemented by a piano track or another drum track.
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    So if I wanted to add a piano track, I get down here.
    I tap on Piano and tap on Piano Keyboard.
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    And let's start recording and then I go playing the piano.
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    Now you can hear my horrible music playing.
    I can play the entire set back. I just twisted your ears into a giant mess.
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    That gives you an idea of what you can do in terms of your drumming and how that drum background sets the tone for any other instruments that you are going to be playing or putting in.
    As any musician can tell you, having a good drum background and a good base background is an excellent place to start off for most type of music - at least those that are not classical. Classical music is obviously a bit different as any classical musician can tell. Hopefully, you will tell us in the comments below. You have been watching VisiHow and this a part of series of how to get started with Garageband on the iPhone 6. Thanks for watching and please stay tuned for additional videos. Thanks and have a great day!
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