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GarageBand '11: Keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts

Use these keyboard shortcuts to play, navigate, and edit in GarageBand.

Action
Shortcut
Playback and navigation

Start or stop playback

Space bar

Go to beginning

Return or Z or Home

Go to end

Option-Z or End

Go to beginning of selected region

Control-Home or

Function-Control-Left Arrow

Go to end of selected region

Control-End or

Function-Control-Right Arrow

Move back in smaller increments

Left Arrow

Move forward in smaller increments

Right Arrow

Move back in larger increments

Option-Left Arrow

Move forward in larger increments

Option-Right Arrow

Move back by the visible width of the timeline

Page Up

Move forward by the visible width of the timeline

Page Down

Zoom out

Option-Control-Left Arrow

Zoom in

Option-Control-Right Arrow

Tracks

Create a new track

Command-Option-N

Create a new basic track

Command-Shift-N

Duplicate the selected track

Command-D

Delete the selected track

Command-Delete

Select the next higher track

Up Arrow

Select the next lower track

Down Arrow

Mute/Unmute the selected track

M

Solo/Unsolo the selected track

S

Lock/Unlock the selected track

L

Turn monitoring on or off for the selected track

I

Turn monitoring on for the selected track, without feedback protection

Control-I

Show/Hide the automation curves for the selected track

A

Unmute all tracks

Option-click Mute button

Unsolo all tracks

Option-click Solo button

Show/Hide the Record Enable buttons for all tracks

Command-Option-R

Show/Hide the Track Lock buttons for all tracks

Command-Option-L

Show/Hide the Monitor buttons for all Real Instrument tracks

Command-Option-I

Show/Hide the arrangement track

Command-Shift-A

Show/Hide the master track

Command-B

Show/Hide the podcast track

Command-Shift-B

Show/Hide the movie track

Command-Option-B

Track Info pane

Show/Hide the Track Info pane

Command-I

Select the next higher category or instrument

Up Arrow (when the Track Info pane is open and a category or instrument is selected)

Select the next lower category or instrument

Down Arrow (when the Track Info pane is open and a category or instrument is selected)

Move from instrument list to category list

Left Arrow (when the Track Info pane is open and an instrument is selected)

Move from category list to instrument list

Right Arrow (when the Track Info pane is open and a category is selected)

Choose the next higher guitar preset

Comma (,)

Choose the next lower guitar preset

Period (.)

Learning to play

Automatic notation view

1 (in a Learn to Play lesson)

Show chord names

2 (in a Learn to Play lesson)

Show chord grids (guitar) / Show left hand only (piano)

3 (in a Learn to Play lesson)

Show tablature (guitar) / Show right hand only (piano)

4 (in a Learn to Play lesson)

Show tablature and standard notation (guitar) / Show both hands (piano)

5 (in a Learn to Play lesson)

Hide notation

0 (in a Learn to Play lesson)

Easy View (piano)

E (in a Learn to Play lesson)

Full-page notation

F (in the Play chapter of a Learn to Play lesson)

Show/Hide the instrument

S (in a Learn to Play lesson)

Editing and arranging

Undo

Command-Z

Redo

Command-Shift-Z

Cut

Command-X

Copy

Command-C

Paste

Command-V

Delete

Delete

Select all

Command-A

Split selected region at the playhead

Command-T

Join selected regions

Command-J

Loop selected region continuously

O

Turn snap to grid on/off

Command-G

Show/Hide alignment guides

Command-Shift-G

Lock automation curves to regions

Command-Option-A

Show/Hide Flex edits for the selected track

Command-Option-E

Delete selected arrangement region and its timeline content

Command-Option-Delete

Delete selected region and fill in time

Control-Delete

Add marker to podcast/movie track

P

Turn ducking on/off

Command-Shift-R

Recording

Start or stop recording

R

Turn the cycle region on/off

C

Turn the metronome on/off

Command-U

Turn count-in on/off

Command-Shift-U

Score view

Move selected notes to previous grid position

Left Arrow

Move selected notes to next grid position

Right Arrow

Move selected notes back one measure

Shift-Left Arrow

Move selected notes forward one measure

Shift-Right Arrow

Transpose selected notes up one semitone

Up Arrow

Transpose selected notes down one semitone

Down Arrow

Transpose selected notes up one octave

Shift-Up Arrow

Transpose selected notes down one octave

Shift-Down Arrow

Print notation (must be visible in editor)

Command-P

Adjusting master volume

Raise master volume

Command-Up Arrow

Lower master volume

Command-Down Arrow

Showing windows and editors

Show/Hide the Track Info pane

Command-I

Show/Hide the editor

Command-E

Show/Hide the loop browser

Command-L

Preview the selected loop

Command-Shift-L

Show/Hide the Media Browser

Command-R

Show/Hide the onscreen keyboard

Command-K

Show/Hide the Musical Typing window

Command-Shift-K

Show/Hide the Notepad

Command-Option-P

Minimize the GarageBand window

Command-M

LCD mode commands

Show Chord mode in LCD

Command-F (with Software Instrument track selected)

Show Tuner mode in LCD

Command-F (with Real Instrument/Electric Guitar track selected)

Show Time mode in LCD

Command-Shift-F

Show Measures mode in LCD

Command-Option-F

Show Tempo mode in LCD

Command-Control-F

File menu commands

Create a new project

Command-N

Open an existing project

Command-O

Close the current project

Command-W

Save the current project

Command-S

Save As

Command-Shift-S

Print notation (must be visible in editor)

Command-P

Application menu commands

Show GarageBand preferences

Command-Comma (,)

Hide GarageBand

Command-H

Hide other applications

Command-Option-H

Quit GarageBand

Command-Q

Help menu commands

Open GarageBand Help

Command-Question Mark (?)

Last Modified: Mar 13, 2012
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