3 Replies Latest reply: May 8, 2011 2:17 PM by MattiMattMatt
isiah1018 Level 1 (0 points)

in music notation, is there a way to include accent marks or add an effect that makes a note more stronger, sharper, and louder? im creating an intense song that is destined to fail unless articulated at its most. also dynamics, is there a way to include (pp) or (p) or (mp) or (mf) or (f) or (ff) inside notation, or can i change loudness in any way of a particular note or measure? do i need an expansion pack? please help!

GarageBand (Mac) '11, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • MattiMattMatt Level 4 (2,420 points)

    Hi isaih,


    You can't add accent marks in GarageBand. You could do that (and a whole lot more) using dedicated notation software like Finale or Sibelius.


    However, you can change the loudness of a single MIDI note or any region in Garageband in other ways.


    For MIDI, open up the editor (the scissor icon), select the note and change the velocity.


    For a region of any kind, you can create a volume curve (type "track automation" or "volume curve" in the help menu for more info on how to do this). Using volume curves, you can make the volume ramp up or down very quickly, or gradually, for any part of your song. By zooming in, you can increase the precision.


    No need to buy an expansion pack!

  • isiah1018 Level 1 (0 points)

    thank you soooo much! i messed around with velocity and attack on the sound generator, i am much closer to the articulation that i needed! thanks again this helped greatly.

  • MattiMattMatt Level 4 (2,420 points)

    You're welcome. Glad it was helpful.