Can GarageBand really teach you an instrument?

Apple’s GarageBand software now includes video tutorials designed to help you get to grips with a musical instrument. This has sounded quite interesting to me, particularly in terms of taking my appallingly slim knowledge of guitar play to a new and more¬†publicly-palatable level… But do the tutorials work?

Take a look at this in-depth slice of investigation here. Essentially, MacFormat editor Graham Barlow actually took a month to explore the potential of the software’s tutorials, this time to learn to play piano.

The results seem pretty promising, and suggest yet another way the software can be used to teach adults and children the rudiments of musicianship and musical notation and theory. Read it here.

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