How to create and edit chords on Garageband?

GarageBand is an outstanding DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) for creating music, and it is especially well-suited for setting up and editing chords. This guide will walk you through the steps of setting up chords on GarageBand and how to edit them afterwards.

Setting Up Chords

1. Open Garage Band. Choose what type of project you want to create by clicking “New Project” in the top left corner of the window.

2. On the right side of the window, click on the “Chord Grid” icon above the keyboard, which will open a new chord grid below it.

3. Select what type of chord you want to use from the drop-down menu on the right side of the chord grid.

4. Choose which notes you want to use in your chord by clicking and dragging them onto the grid. You can also add or delete notes as needed.

5. Make sure all of your chords are played at the same time (or “in sync”) by selecting the “Sync Chords” button below the chord grid.

6. Click on the “Play” button in the GarageBand window to start playing your newly set chords!

Editing Chords

1. To edit an existing chord, select it from either the list or directly from the chord grid, then click on it to bring up the chord editor.

2. On the left side of the editor, you can adjust the root note and chord type (major, minor, etc.). You can also change what notes are used in the chord by checking or unchecking them in the middle of the editor window.

3. If you want to add more notes to your chord, click on “Add Note” below the list of notes and choose which one you would like to add.

4. To delete a note from your chord, select it from either the list or directly from the chord grid and click “Delete Note” at the bottom of that window.

5. When you are finished editing your chords, click “Done” to save your changes.


Setting up and editing chords on GarageBand can be a great way to quickly create exciting and dynamic music. With the steps outlined in this guide, you should now understand how to set up and edit chords using GarageBand. Have fun creating some awesome music!

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