Wouldn't it be nice if you could just find a MIDI file online and not have to click it or play it all into GarageBand yourself? Well, you are in luck! There are many online resources for MIDI files. If you are looking for a particular piece, you can try a search using www.google.com
, e.g. typing the name of the piece followed by the words “MIDI file.” Or you could try visiting one of the following sites:
: more than 16,000 or so classical music files, all public domain
: an excellent choral music public domain site with thousands of files
Try finding MIDI files of the following pieces of music online. When you found a file, control-click the link to save the file (or choose "save as source" from the drop down menu at the right of the MIDI player if the MIDI player comes up.
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
Pachelbel's Canon in D
A Mighty Fortress is Our God
The round your programmed
Any other piece of music you can think of.
***NEWS FLASH*** ***KATIE BELTZ IS A GENIUS*** One of my Music Tech students, Katie, "discovered" that if you CONTROL-CLICK a MIDI file that it will import into Garageband (i.e. DON'T "Save as Source") Try it! It Works!!!!
One problem I've encountered: not all MIDI files drag into GarageBand. Some do and some don't and I think it depends on the type of MIDI file they are (Type 0 or Type 1) and how they were saved. I've successfully converented MIDI files by importing them into my notation program and exporting them as a Type 1 MIDI file, but if you don't have Sibelius
, you a forced to find MIDI files which work on Garageband by trial and error. So try! And if it doesn't work, try another one.