help and faq

How do I use the downloadable lessons?

Lessons are in compressed .zip format, with each containing:

  • A PDF with the lesson materials presented in musical notation, plus valuable
    tips and insights.
  • A single Apple GarageBand file containing all the bits.
  • A set of m4a files.

The compressed files will expand and open on all Mac, PC, iOS, and Android devices.

The PDF offers essential, helpful information for all users.

iOS, PC and Android users use the m4a versions. Each m4a is an audio playalong of a single ‘bit’ (a short melody) in all 12 keys at three tempos: 100bpm, 120bpm, and 140bpm. These files will open in iTunes or most any MP3 player.

Mac users should make use of the GarageBand files for greatest flexibility. The GarageBand files use only core instruments and will work on any Mac. Please refer to my tutorial video to make the most of the GarageBand files.

I can’t open the GarageBand files on my mobile device

The GarageBand files can be used on Mac OSX. They are not currently compatible with iOS or Android devices. For mobile devices, please refer to the m4a audio files in the downloaded .zip file.

How can I best utilize the GarageBand files?

Please refer to my video tutorial below to get the most out of the GarageBand lessons: