How Did I Play?” First GarageBand taught you how to play. Now it tests your chops. As you play along with any lesson, record yourself. GarageBand listens in real time and tells you how you’re doing. You’ll see how well you played with colored notes, a progress bar, and a performance meter. You can check your rhythm and note accuracy, keep track of your progress, and beat your best score — all while perfecting your skills.
Now this is cool! I will find this very, very useful. And the new iMovie has some great new features: Advanced audio editing. Most interestingly, the face identification features that identify who people are, and how many people are in a scene. Oh, Apple, you’ve done it again!
The only slight problem is that I need an Intel-based Mac computer for this magic. I guess I’ll hang out into Mac Lion and iWork 11 is available and take the plunge into a major system upgrade with a mini-mac or Macbook Air coupled to my existing PowerPC somehow.