Rap Playback with Garage Band

It is very easy to produce playbacks with garage band. Students can use these playbacks for their own music. Because it is a rap playback the students don’t have to worry about chord changes and so on, they just stick to one chord. So this playback can be used for any kind of lyrics.


I wanted my students to make a rap about “their life”. But it would also be possible to make a rap about grammar or vocabulary. Because it is so easy and effective the pupils were very motivated. I just explained the basic tools, for the rest I suggested some video tutorials from youtube (see links).

Possible tasks

  • Start garage band creat a new song use live loops (beat masher) live mixing add effects try
  • vocals Optional: record your vocals


  • Make a rap for your vocabulary