Open the GB app on your iPad.
In My Songs, at the bottom of that window tap the export song icon on the left then tap Email Song.
Email the file to yourself.
Open the email then drag the song file to your iTunes library window.
Or send to iTunes. The next time you sync your iPad the song will appear in the GarageBand Documents folder under File Sharing but only if GarageBand is installed on your computer.
Okay, first we have to establish the purpose of sending your song to iTunes.
1. You want to work more on it (you have GarageBand on your pc). if this is the case then on the iPad when sending to iTunes select the GarageBand format. Next time you sync with your pc iTunes, click on the app tab and scroll to the bottom in the file sharing section and click on GarageBand. There you should see 'your song.band, and you can save this file to your computer by either selecting 'save to' or dragging it over to a folder of your choice.
2. You want to send an audio file of your song to iTunes to listen to. if this is the case then on the iPad when sending to iTunes select the Acc format. Next time you sync with your pc iTunes, click on the app tab and scroll to the bottom in the file sharing section and click on GarageBand. There you should see 'your song.m4a and you can save this file to your computer by either selecting 'save to' or dragging it over to a folder of your choice. After you've save the file to your pc you can drag the file onto the itune music library and listen to you #1 hit!
You could also email the music file to yourself and drag that file over to your iTunes music library.
Yes, from this link (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4574), the post states:
"Songs created in GarageBand for iPad can not be opened in GarageBand for Mac. Projects created in GarageBand for Mac cannot be opened in GarageBand for iPad."
GB for iPad is not full featured and my desktop is not portable, so what then is the point if one cannot sync song files?!
Especially frustrating since in the Apps section of my iPad, when connected to iTunes states:
The apps listed below can transfer documents between your iPad and this computer."
And right there in the list of sync-able apps is GarageBand, and it even let's me pick GB files from my desktop hard drive (fully loaded new iMac). They need a disclaimer that says "...but it can't play them!"
I've just started learning guitar and had the same problem as you. Here's the answer: You can use the original ipad, but you must have the latest version of garageband running on your mac as well.
Once you have a song for export, go to My Songs.
You'll see the export button, click it.
You can save the file in two formats, as a song for itunes (mp3 type of file) or a song for garageband (some other format that keeps the tracks/instruments separate).
Once you've chosen the type export.
Sync the pad with your mac in itunes. Go to apps and scroll down to the bottom where you'll find the garageband icon. If you click on this a list of songs you've saved previously will appear.
Click on the ones you want and choose to send to a folderr (this can be existant or you can create one just for export).
Find the folder on your mac and drag it onto the itunes window. This imports the files to your library.
For garageband tracks do exactly the same but open garageband on your mac and import from the folder.
Hope this helps, it was pretty frustrating at first but now I've got all my songs in Itunes and I can edit them in garageband.
I had the same question. Based on the answers here it didn't look like there was a "clean" solution if you don't own an imac which I don't.
I did the following:
1. Found a recording software on my PC
2. connected the ipad headphone output to the PC microphone input with a double sided 3.5mm jack
3. recorded the song by playing it on the ipad and recording it to the pc using the recording software
4. save the recorded song to the PC
5. added the file to my itunes.
a little cumbersome but works like a charm. The only problem is that my recording software is on a trial basis and will expire soon. But i assume you can find a free one or a cheap one on the net.
Hope this helps. If someone has a more efficient method, I'd love to hear about it.