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iLife Tutorial: Get a big band sound with GarageBand

Step back in time as we whisk you back to the jumpin’ hep cats of the Thirties and Forties swing era.

Think of big band music, and nine times out of ten the name Glenn Miller will pop into your head.
The seminal bandleader of the Thirties and Forties developed an instantly recognisable signature sound that remains popular to this day, based around a core of two alto and two tenor saxophones, a baritone sax, four trumpets and four trombones, and rounded out with a rhythm section consisting of drums, bass, piano and guitar. A standard installation of GarageBand doesn’t offer the widest choice of brass and woodwind sounds, but if you really want to add that big band flavour to your project, a passable imitation can be achieved with a bit of creativity.