Create and save songs in GarageBand for iPad
When you first open GarageBand, a new, empty song is created automatically. You can create new songs to record and arrange your music in. In the My Songs browser you can duplicate, name, save, and delete songs. You can also create folders, and add or remove songs from folders.
Open the My Songs browser
Tap the My Songs button in the control bar.
The default view shows songs in their current location on your iPad. Tap Recents in the sidebar to show songs you last worked on.
Create a new song
In the My Songs browser, tap the Add Song button at the top-right of the screen.
The Sound browser opens, where you can choose a Touch Instrument to use in the song.
Create a new song for recording audio
You can quickly create a new song optimized for audio recordings from the Home screen or the My Songs browser.
Do either of the following:
On the Home screen: Touch and hold the GarageBand app icon until the menu appears, then tap Create New Audio Recording.
In the My Songs browser: Tap the New Audio Recording button near the upper-right corner of the screen.
Open a different song
In the My Songs browser, swipe until you see the song you want to open, then tap the song. To see the songs in a folder, tap the folder.
Save the current song
You save the current song by opening the My Songs browser. Tap the My Songs button in the control bar. To continue working on the song, tap it again in the My Songs browser.
Create a song folder
Tap the New Folder button .
If you don’t see the New Folder button, touch and hold an empty area in the My Songs browser and drag down.
Use the keyboard to type a name for the folder, then tap Done.
Move one song into a folder: Touch and hold a song, then drag it onto the folder.
Move multiple songs:
Tap Select at the top-right of the screen, then tap the songs you want to move.
Tap Move at the bottom of the screen.
Tap to the location of the Folder where you want to save your songs, then tap Move at the top-right of the screen.
When you move songs to iCloud Drive, a copy of the song is uploaded to iCloud Drive.
Rename a song or folder
In the My Songs browser, touch and hold a song or folder, then tap Rename.
A keyboard appears, and the name appears in the name field with an insertion point.
Do one of the following:
Tap the X on the right side of the name field to delete the existing name.
Drag the insertion point to the left of the place where you want to start typing.
Use the keyboard to type a new name, then tap Done.
Sort items in the My Songs browser
You can sort songs and folders in the My Songs browser by name, date, size, or tags. By default, items are sorted by name.
Touch and hold an empty area in the My Songs browser and drag down.
Tap the Name, Date, Size, or Tags button.
Duplicate a song
In the My Songs browser, tap Select, then tap the song you want to duplicate.
Delete a song
In the My Songs browser, do one of the following:
Tap Select, tap the song or songs you want to delete, then tap Delete.
Touch and hold the song you want to delete to open an option menu, then Tap Delete.
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