[iBook] Garageband on iBook 1.2 GHz

Angus Wallace angus.wallace at flinders.edu.au
Sun Nov 12 15:46:59 PST 2006

Sounds great. There's a USB keyboard you can get. can't remember the brand. An
80-key one is about AU$150, from memory. From the little I've seen they're
good. Have a gander at the Apple shop for suggestions.

Quoting gooddog at interlync.com:

> First of all, thank you one and all, Diana, Angus, and Howard.   
> Here's the situation in a bit more detail, which will address the  
> many questions raised:
> The kid we're talking about is 13, and has only used Windows. My wife  
> and I, the kid's mom, and the kid attended a GB demo on a Sunday  
> morning at our local Apple Store. The musician who demo-ed did a  
> great job, resulting in said teenager being in a lather to get GB and  
> a Mac.
> His use would be as a beginner, though I let him borrow this iBook  
> one time to give it a test run with his band mates from school (small  
> college prep academy), who want to play rock music. They created a  
> piece with several tracks using the loops, and had a blast doing so.
> His other interest is the piano, which would be combined with GB for  
> playing/recording. There are plans to get a keyboard to go along with  
> his new gift (He's not aware of this current iteration of the gift.  
> All he knows is that he's asked for a Mac, and it could be a family  
> computer that all will share.). He's demonstrated considerable skill  
> with playing piano, and immediately saw the potential for composing  
> and creating music with a keyboard when he was at the GB demo.
> I'm wondering, is there any software or plug-ins that helps GB be  
> used for lessons? What's a good keyboard? Would a keyboard work with  
> this iBook?
> Again, I appreciate your help and response on this matter. I'm clued  
> in enough to guide them toward the Mac, but with music, GB type  
> material, I'm rather clueless.
> Mark

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