Lay (And Edit) Tracks in GarageBand with Keyboard Shortcuts

By Tony Bove

Part of iLife ’11 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The ability to add and edit tracks in GarageBand, part of the iLife ’11 suite of software, is the heart and soul of GarageBand’s flexibility as a sound editor. You can create new tracks, move them around, and more with handy keyboard shortcuts. Whatever you record onto your tracks in GarageBand, these shortcuts for working with tracks are sure to help you create something your audience wants to hear.

Key Function
Command+Option+N Create new track
Command+D Duplicate the selected track
Command+Delete Delete the selected track
Up arrow Select next higher track
Down arrow Select next lower track
L Lock/unlock the selected track
Command+I Show or hide track info
Command+B Show or hide master track