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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?
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Radiohead launches second remix project

Following the huge response the band enjoyed with its Nude Remix Project, Radiohead are giving fans the chance to remix “Reckoner”, another track from the band’s latest album “In Rainbows”.

To make remixing easy, the separate ‘stems’* from the song will be made available to purchase on iTunes. Stems include bass, lead vocal, backing vocals, guitars, piano/strings and drums.  All six stems will be available to buy for the price of a single track. 

Fans can mix the stems in any way they like, either by adding their own beats and instrumentation, or just remixing the original parts.
 
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Oasis’ Noel Gallagher on Guitar Hero and Apple

Noel Gallagher of Oasis thinks games like GuitarHero may switch kids onto music-making and revealed the band made all the demos for their soon-to-ship seventh album using Apple’s GarageBand application.

He was speaking with MusicRadar as the act hits the media circuit to big up the release of ‘Dig Out Your Soul’, the group’s seventh’s studio album (due October 6 in the UK, October 7 in the US).

Gallagher also admitted to not yet having heard the recent Cookin’ Soul mash-up of Jay-Z vs. Oasis, but said such things were “a bit of fun”. A
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