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·UsetheUndocommand. Finally, don't forget that you can always use the Edit Undo command several times in succession. If you delete the frst take, rerecord, then decide that you preferred the original take, just choose EditUndo Record from Microphone, and then choose Undo Clear. In fact, if you can keep your takes straight, you can utilize the unlimited Undo command to try several different takes. You can edit and adjust the resulting sound clip just as you can other sounds in iMovie. See "Editing Audio Clips" later in this chapter for details. Recording Narration Importing iTunes Music Nothing adds emotional impact to a piece of video like music. Slow, romantic music makes the difference between a sad story and one that actually makes viewers cry. Fast, driving music makes viewers' hearts beat faster--scientists have proven it. Music is so integral to movies these days that, as you walk out of the theater, you may not even be aware that a movie had music, but virtually every movie does, and you were emotionally manipulated by it. Home movies are no exception. Music adds a new dimension to your movie, so much so that some iMovie fans edit to music. They choose a song, lay it down in the audio track, and then cut the video footage to ft the beats, words, or sections of the music. Tip: Even if you don't synchronize your video to the music in this way, you might still want to experiment with a music-only soundtrack. That is, turn off the camcorder sound, so that your movie is silent except for the music. The effect is haunting, powerful, and often used in Hollywood movies during montage sequences. If you've been using the free iTunes jukebox software to manage your music col- lection, you're in for a real treat. iMovie is well integrated with the other programs in its iLife software suite--including iTunes. You can view, and even play, your entire music library, complete with its individual playlists, right in iMovie, making it easy to choose just the right piece of music to accompany your video. (If you've created homemade songs in GarageBand, this feature is your ticket to importing them into iMovie, too. They show up in the iTunes playlist named after you.) Tip: You can use iTunes to build a music library by converting the songs on your audio CDs into MP3 fles on your hard drive, by buying individual pop songs from the iTunes Music Store, or by importing digital audio fles you found on the Internet. See iPod & iTunes: The Missing Manual for complete instructions. Here's how you go about choosing an iTunes track for your movie: 1.ClicktheAudiobutton,ifnecessary(Figure8-3). The panel changes to reveal your iTunes music collection. (If you don't see your list of songs, choose iTunes Library from the pop-up menu above the panel.) chapter8:narration,music,andsound 221