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How to turn Mac keyboard to sheet music and play it in GarageBand

Show you how to turn a standard computer keyboard into a real MIDI instrument.

In modern applications for music recording like GarageBand it is possible to record many different instruments. Including your MIDI keyboard. But not everyone has the opportunity to purchase, and the usual keyboard is always at hand, whether the user of the MacBook or any other computer running macOS.

So, in order to turn your computer keyboard into a musical instrument, you need to:

  • Open the application GarageBand.
  • Create a new file.
  • The app will prompt you to select file type, select “Digital tool”.
  • Then you need to choose menu “Window” at the top of the screen.
  • Then select “Show note keyboard” (you can also use the keyboard shortcut Command + K).

After that, the screen will appear digital sheet music keyboard. It will be written on the letter keys that correspond to different notes. Naturally, as in the case of a MIDI device, it will be possible to change the octave.

To select a tool for the game in the side menu that appears immediately when you create new projects in app. You can also use third-party plugins downloaded from the Internet. They are all well supported digital music keyboard.

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