Why choose Garageband as your sequencer?Cheap (free with OS)Powerful (I have heard ads on television usinggarageband)Intuitive (Basics can be learnt how to use by moststudents in one - two periods) Also leads onto even morepowerful software LogicAccessible (Over last 5 years more macs in homes, andnow on ipad, mac prices continuing to drop)Online tuition - hundreds of tutorial videos
Obstacles to use• Computer numbers(or lack there of)• New software for us as teachers to master• Fitting sequencer compositions into the Achievement Standards square box. (Notation)Often requires more work for students. If composing onNotation Software (Sibelius) notation is taken care of duringcreation
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