How to make your own free music theme for your screenflow videos.

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Wednesday, 05 October 2011 23:43 Written by Marty

I was one of those Mac users who let Garage Band sit on my computer for months without really knowing how it could help my videos. If you subscribe to the Screenflow video series here, you will know that in my last video one of the ways I use Garage Band is to record my audio tracks. However, in this video you can watch me create music in real time. Seriously, I had no idea what I was about to create.

Just to clarify, I could not explain to you the difference between Bethoven's 5th and David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust. I have absolutely no musical background, save for the disposition of loving to hear it. With that said, I encourage you to explore the "loops" section of Garage Band and just let your creative juices spill out over your computer mouse.

In this screenflow tutorial you can watch as I build a music theme for a video. The theme will be used for intros and outros, as well as background music. I have probably made 20 or so of these themes and I use Garage Band every time. Because it is a creative process, well there isnt really much process to it. You sort of have to start building sounds together and just listen for something that sounds... well - cool. Given the lack of "process" you will have to forgive the apparent disorganized presentation of this video. It's just reflective of how I create these background music themes for my video projects.

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Oh and if you need a more in depth look into Garage Band, I have also posted a more descriptive Youtube tutorial here as well.

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