Record, edit, and share in this intro-level program--a go-to for making music, podcasts, and other audio projects. The built-in sound effects, beats, and musical loops make it easy to get creative.

Record live sounds (like vocals or acoustic guitar) and digital instruments (use our keyboard or your own MIDI device). Learn to play guitar and piano too, with virtual music lessons!



A beginner tutorial for learning Garageband.

How-to guides and insider tips in hard-copy. Also see Apple's free ebook from iTunes.

Beginning to end handout for producing music.

Music Certificates

Gale Courses

Get a Certificate in Guitar or Music Fundamentals. Use your MPL card to enroll and take the course for free!
DIYGaragebandBeginner Tutorials
Walk-through videos to get you started.

The Essentials
A playlist of the necessities, from recording to uploading.

Mixing Music
From original recording to top-notch sound.

How? Where? Why?

Check these forums for answers to your specific questions:

Garageband Apple Support -- Get answers from other users and Mac experts.

Mac Pro Video -- An up-to-date web community with Garageband help and troubleshooting advice.

Free Music

Listen, download or remix these songs, beats, and sounds (just check the Creative Commons CC licenses first)

ccMixter -- Samples, a cappellas, instrumentals, and radio-ready tunes for your audio projects.

Free Music Archive -- Search by genre or use (like 'Music for Video').