Badges

Intro To Loops

Awarded for opening GarageBand, creating a new song and choosing a Live Loops style.

Awarded for starting and stopping individual loops and columns of loops.

Awarded for triggering loops and columns every 4 and/0r 8 bars.

Awarded for recording a Live Loops performance created by triggering only columns of loops.

Awarded for recording a Live Loops performance created by triggering individual loops and columns.

Awarded for recording a Live Loops performance in two different styles.

Awarded for recording a Live Loops performance in three different styles.

Awarded for recording a Live Loops performance in four or more different styles.

Awarded for sharing an audio file of a GarageBand composition.

Apple Loops

Awarded for opening GarageBand, creating a new song and choosing a Live Loops empty grid.

Awarded for adding an Apple Loop to the grid.

Awarded for adding multiple Apple Loops of several different instruments to the grid.

Awarded for activating the grid edit mode and moving a loop from one space to another.

Awarded for changing the parameters of a loop in the Loop Settings.

Intro To Arranging

Awarded for creating a simple arrangement with two instruments.

Awarded for creating a simple arrangement with three instruments.

Awarded for creating an arrangement with drums, bass, keyboards and/or guitar and vocals.

Awarded for creating an arrangement with six or more instruments including drums, bass, keyboards, guitar, strings, vocals and percussion.

Awarded for creating an arrangement with multiple instruments that uses different loops on two or more columns in the grid.

Editing

Awarded for demonstrating the ability to use the grid edit mode to copy, paste, delete and duplicate loops and columns.

Awarded for demonstrating the ability to edit an Apple Loop; to shorten the length and loop a smaller chosen section.

Awarded for demonstrating the ability to use the edit features in the track view to copy, paste, delete, duplicate, shorten and lengthen audio and midi recordings.

Awarded for creating a piece of music with the help of all the editing features.

Rhythm

Awarded for opening GarageBand, creating a new song, selecting the Tracks menu and adding the Acoustic Drum Kit to a track.

Awarded for opening the song settings menu and setting the song tempo then activating the metronome and playing whole, half, 1/4 and 1/8 notes along to it on the Acoustic drum kit.

Awarded for opening the track settings for the Acoustic drums and activating the quantization function.

Awarded for setting the loop length to 1 bar and recording a simple drum beat that uses the kick, snare and hihat then adding it to the grid.

Awarded for setting the loop length to 2 bars and recording a drum beat that uses the kick, snare, hihat and toms then adding it to the grid.

Awarded for recording drum beats with two or more different kits including one electronic kit then adding them to the grid. 

Awarded for creating a drum beat using the Smart Drums then adding it to the grid.

Awarded for creating a drum beat using the Beat Sequencer then adding it to the grid.

Awarded for creating a drum beat using the Drummer instrument then adding it to the grid.

Awarded for recording a drum beat into the grid.

Awarded for creating a piece of music that contains original drum and percussion parts as well as Apple Loops.

Harmony

Awarded for opening GarageBand, creating a new song, selecting the Tracks menu and adding the Smart Piano to a track.

Awarded for opening GarageBand, creating a new song, selecting the Tracks menu and adding the Smart Guitar to a track.

Awarded for opening GarageBand, creating a new song, selecting the Tracks menu and adding the Smart Strings to a track.

Awarded for playing and recording a chord along to a drum beat with whole, half, ¼ and 1/8 notes(four recordings in all).

Awarded for playing and recording a two-chord chord progression, one chord per bar,  with whole, half, ¼ and 1/8 notes, in two different keys(four recordings per key).

Awarded for playing and recording a I, IV, V, I, a I, V, vi, IV and vi, IV, I, V progression in two different keys.

Awarded for playing and recording two chord progressions with different keyboard sounds.

Awarded for using the auto play function to generate a pattern and recording it.

Awarded for editing a keyboard performance in the Midi edit window.

Awarded for using the arpeggiator in the synth instrument to create a sequence and recording it.

Awarded for recording a chord progression into the grid.

Awarded for creating a piece of music using chord progressions played on the Keyboard, Guitar or Strings instruments along with Apple Loops.

Bass

Awarded for opening GarageBand, creating a new song, selecting the Tracks menu and adding the Smart Bass to a track.

Awarded for adding the corresponding bass notes to a two-chord chord progression.

Awarded for adding the corresponding bass notes to a pop chord progression.

Awarded for using the Autoplay function to generate a bass line for a pop chord progression.

Awarded for recording a bass line for a chord progression into the grid.

Awarded for creating a piece of music with an original bass line.

Melody

Awarded for opening GarageBand, creating a new song, selecting the Tracks menu and adding the Synth to a track.

Awarded for playing a single note along to a drum beat using whole, half, 1/4 and 1/8 notes.

Awarded for playing the C major scale up and down along with a drum beat using whole, half, ¼ or 1/8 notes.

Awarded for playing and recording a simple melody along to a drumbeat (Alphabet song, Mary Had A Little Lamb…).

Awarded for creating and recording a simple 2 bar melody over a two-chord chord progression.

Awarded for creating and recording a 4 bar melody over a two-chord chord progression.

Awarded for creating and recording a 8 bar melody over a four-chord chord progression.

Awarded for creating and recording a melody using the Guitar, String or World instrument.

Awarded for creating and recording a melody into the grid.

Awarded for creating a piece of music with at least one original 4 to 8 bar melody.

Awarded for creating a piece of music with two or more original 4 to 8 bar melodies.

Sampling

Awarded for opening GarageBand, creating a new song, selecting the Tracks menu and adding the Sampler to a track.

Awarded for sampling a sound from your immediate environment and using it to create a percussion loop then adding it to the grid.

Awarded for sampling a melodic sound (ex. voice) and creating a melodic loop then adding it to the grid.

Awarded for creating a piece of music with original sampled sounds.

Recording

Awarded for recording a vocal performance into a piece of music.

Awarded for recording an acoustic instrument performance into a piece of music.

Awarded for recording an electric instrument (using an audio interface) into a piece of music – bass and or guitar.

Awarded for editing the audio of a recorded performance in the arrangement window - copying/ pasting/ duplicating/ deleting/ changing the length/ moving.

Awarded for creating a piece of music that includes at least one recorded audio track.

Awarded for creating a piece of music that includes at least two recorded audio tracks.

Awarded for creating a piece of music that includes at least three recorded audio tracks.

Effects

Awarded for adding Master Effects to a track and adjusting their parameters.

Awarded for adding Plug-Ins to a track and adjusting their parameters.

Awarded for using and editing the Global Effects.

Awarded for creating a piece of music that makes use of the Track Plug-ins and the Master Effects.

Awarded for creating a piece of music that makes use of the Track Plug-ins, Master Effects and Global Effects.

Covers

Awarded for learning and recording the chords of a cover song.

Awarded for learning the melody of a cover song and recording it over the chords.

Awarded for learning and reproducing the groove (bass and drums) of a cover song.

Awarded for learning and reproducing the complete arrangement of a cover song.

Awarded for recording a complete cover song.

Songwriting

Awarded for creating a song with a minimum of one accompaniment instrument plus vocals or a melodic instrument with a Verse/Chorus structure using instruments, loops and live recordings.

Awarded for creating a song with a minimum of one accompaniment instrument plus vocals or a melodic instrument with a with a Verse/Chorus structure plus a bridge and a solo/ instrumental section using instruments, loops and live recordings.

Awarded for creating a song with a minimum of one accompaniment instrument plus vocals or a melodic instrument with a Verse/Pre-Chorus/ Chorus plus a bridge and a solo/ instrumental section using instruments, loops and live recordings.

Awarded for creating a song with an intro and ending.

Awarded for creating a song with three or more instrument (including drums, bass, keyboards or guitar) plus vocals or a melodic instrument with a Verse/Pre-Chorus/ Chorus plus a bridge and a solo/ instrumental section using instruments, loops and live recordings.

Awarded for revealing the mixer controls and changing the volume of an instrument.

Awarded for opening the Track Settings window and adjusting the pan on a track.

Awarded for using automation on a track to fade the volume in and out.

Awarded for mixing a song; balancing all the volume levels, using pan, Master Effects, Track Plug-Ins, Global Effects and automation.

Originals

Awarded for recording an original song with vocals.

Awarded for recording an original instrumental song (must have a melody).

Awarded for recording two or more original songs in any style.

Collaboration
The Vocalist (Collaboration)

Awarded for co-writing and recording an original song with vocals.

Awarded for co-writing and recording an original instrumental song (must have a melody).

Awarded for co-writing and recording two or more original songs in any style.

Jamming

- Awarded for playing drums/ percussion in a jam session.

- Awarded for playing chords in a jam session.

- Awarded for playing melodies in a jam session.

- Awarded for recording a jam session.

- Awarded for performing a song live with other musicians.

Awarded for adjusting the loop settings to transform an audio or midi loop.

Mixing