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    Has anyone used this as a device for practicing? I was wondering if it might be useful as a backup rhythm device for practicing solo breaks or even just old time fiddle songs.

    The question is where could I find some rhythm loops? Anything good on the Apple Jam Pack 3? It mentions it has banjo loops.

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    I've tried it, using the supplied loops (I don't have the Jam pack). The problem as I recall is that I was limited in which keys I could play the loops in...say the loop was in C, you could transpose it a whole step to D or so and it would sound OK, but if you wanted to go all the way to F or G for the IV or V chord it would sound really bad if you tried to transpose it that far. Too bad, seemed like it would have been a good idea...I don't know if the loops in the Jam Pack would solve this problem or not.

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    So setting up just a basic I, IV, V bluegrass loop didn't work? Bummer.

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    Our Banjo player bought tabledit, and you can loop,play different insturments and differents keys. make your own song notes and all.

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    Can't you record yourself and save it as a loop. Then you can play it as many times as you want. The new ILife Book has detailed instructions how to do this, I got if from Amazon.com

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    Sometimes it helps to have a hardcover reference book when you're learning audio software.

    For GarageBand, I got "The GarageBand Book" by Tony Bove. It's basic yet helpful.

    Don't run out and buy a new copy. Instead, go to amazon.com, and search for the book you're after. Then, when it comes up, try the "buy used and new from..." link. Often you can find the book for a fraction of it's "new cost".

    - John

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    any other book advice on getting into garageband?

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    IMO the "Missing Manual" series by David Pogue are the best all around reference books for Mac software.

    http://www.amazon.com/Garageb....s=books




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