You need to be logged in to post on the forum
Topic Options
Index
#104895 - 02/07/11 09:46 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] B half diminished #7 ?
cychan7570 Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 01/02/11
Posts: 39
I am trying to put B half diminished #7 (B, D, F, A#) into BIAB bars. What should I type in the bar? Thx.

Top
#104896 - 02/08/11 12:05 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: B half diminished #7 ? [Re: cychan7570]
DennisD Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 01/14/06
Posts: 315
Loc: BC Interior
I will be interested in other replies to this one. My understanding is that a half diminished chord (also a minor7flat5) is composed of the root third 5th and 7th. Or
B D# F# A . The 3rd and 5th are flattened and the 7th is needed to make the chord which will read. B D F A or Bø or Bm7b5. The A is missing in the notes above. The notes above B D F comprise the "standard" structure for a B° chord. The only way I can add the A# is to use the Chord Builder and put the A# in the bass as a "/" note,and make either chord a Bø/A# or a B°/A#. If you wanted the A# top voiced out there?DennisD
_________________________
There are only 3 kinds of musicians: those that can count, and those that can't!
PC AMD A4-5300 APU 3.4 GHz, 8gb RAM, 1T HDD, Windows 10,
Reaper 4.77, BIAB2016, PTPA12, RB2016, Roland VS-880 DAW

Top
#104897 - 02/08/11 12:09 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: B half diminished #7 ? [Re: DennisD]
DennisD Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 01/14/06
Posts: 315
Loc: BC Interior
Oops the last sentence should read
If you wanted the A# top voiced the chord builder puts you out of luck. Are there any other offerings out there. Thanks. DennisD
_________________________
There are only 3 kinds of musicians: those that can count, and those that can't!
PC AMD A4-5300 APU 3.4 GHz, 8gb RAM, 1T HDD, Windows 10,
Reaper 4.77, BIAB2016, PTPA12, RB2016, Roland VS-880 DAW

Top
#104898 - 02/08/11 12:14 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: B half diminished #7 ? [Re: DennisD]
cychan7570 Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 01/02/11
Posts: 39
Dennis,

Thx for the reply. I saw in your reply u type B circle with a slash = b half diminished. How can I type that circle with a slash on my computer keyboard? I am trying to insert it into BIAB bar.

Also, ya... the sound that I am looking for, require the A# to be on top. I have play around with Chord Builder but I still can't get B,D,F,A#. If anyone got any ideas how to do this, please advise.

Thanks a lot ;-)

Top
#104899 - 02/08/11 12:56 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: B half diminished #7 ? [Re: cychan7570]
Noel96 Offline
Veteran

Registered: 10/31/08
Posts: 11951
Loc: Australia
Hi cychan,

BdimMaj7 (or equivalent) is not yet supported by BIAB. Also, even though BIAB lists the chords Bdim and Bdim7 as separate chords, both give the same 4-note chord B-D-F-Ab. BIAB does not yet support a 3-note diminished chord (e.g. B-D-F).

Whenever a chord outside of BIAB's repertoire is required, with a little creative thinking, it's often possible to come up with a suitable alternative chord. In this instance, using Dmaug/B (i.e. D-F-A# on a B bass) should solve the problem for you. (Another that might be worth trying is Bb/B - i.e. D-F-Bb(A#) on a B bass.)

Regards,
Noel
_________________________
LINKS TO MY BIAB/RB SONGS


Top
#104900 - 02/10/11 03:50 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: B half diminished #7 ? [Re: Noel96]
DennisD Offline
Journeyman

Registered: 01/14/06
Posts: 315
Loc: BC Interior
Hi cychan sorry for the late response. If you are trying to make that symbol in BIAB it will default as follows: for diminished chord type d after the chord, for a half diminished chord type h . If you are trying to create those symbols in a document then (using window$) go to: programs>accessories>system tools>character map. Just scroll through all the symbols, select, copy then go back to your document and paste.DennisD
_________________________
There are only 3 kinds of musicians: those that can count, and those that can't!
PC AMD A4-5300 APU 3.4 GHz, 8gb RAM, 1T HDD, Windows 10,
Reaper 4.77, BIAB2016, PTPA12, RB2016, Roland VS-880 DAW

Top
#104901 - 02/10/11 04:34 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: B half diminished #7 ? [Re: DennisD]
Matt Finley Offline
Veteran

Registered: 07/12/00
Posts: 16289
Loc: Hudson Valley & Lake George NY
In BIAB, you will only see the circle and slash-circle if you are using the PG Jazz Font.
_________________________
BIAB 2018 PC Audiophile. Software: SONAR Platinum, Adobe Audition, Ozone, Encore; Win 10 64. Hardware: custom i7, 16 Gb RAM; Roland Integra-7, Focusrite 18i20 (2), TCE Finalizer, Behringer X-Touch, Adam sub & monitors.

Top


PG Music News
Band-in-a-Box® Version 2018 for Windows is a HIT!

Since the release of Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows, we've received some great feedback!

"Oh wow. [The Audio Chord Wizard] has got to be the coolest enhancement to 2018 Band-in-a-Box. This is so-o-o powerful. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!"
"2018 is a great release in so many ways!"
"Nice work, as usual!!"
"Luvin' it so far!"
"And yet again you manage to come up with styles and instruments that we absolutely 'must have'!"
"Great to have the Oohs and Ahhs RealTracks!"
"The RealTracks are worth their weight in gold to me. They really are an amazing invention for music creators."
"Every one of these tracks is phenomenal!"
"You guys just keep blowing us away."
"This is an amazing product. I tip my hat and thank you immensely."
"Awesome job once again!"
"What an unexpected treat!"
"What a fantastic idea PG music! I love to know who specifically thought of this idea. What an unexpected treat!!"
"Video set number three with Oliver Gannon is phenomenal just by itself! I've been asking for additional instruction from him for sometime And here it is! Plus it looks like there's something for everyone. You really out did yourself on this one PG Music - way to go!"
"Just tonight popped together a quick video using one of the new video styles. Must say the whole process worked without a hitch so this really does look like a great new feature. And what a great teaching aid this could be!"
"Come on, whats not to like about this"
"The new Audio Chord Wizard is my favorite new feature!"
"THIS IS EXCITING!"
"This should be great for creating backing tracks for covers."
"I know what I'm getting for Christmas!"
"What a release!!!"
"The XTRA Styles are fantastic any future idle music-related minutes I may have had are now totally gone gonna find that perfect background rhythm on just about every one of my favorites!!!"
"Recent retirement and the 2018 version of BIAB is a perfect combination!!"
"it's educational utility and potential is awesome!!!"
"I must say, the new harmony options in particular have me champing at the bit!"
"Love the new Video RealTracks!"
"The mixer included into the StylePicker is a great addition."
"This will give my students a great overview of what's going on in an arrangement with the different instruments.!!!"
"A musician must have."
"Lovin' the new RealTracks!!!"
"Amazing!"

Upgrade your Band-in-a-Box® to version 2018 during our special for great savings & Bonus PAKs! www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.packages.htm

Vocal "Oohs" and "Aahs" RealTracks Tutorial Video

Here's a video showing you the different ways you can use the Vocal "Oohs" and "Aahs" RealTracks, new with Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows!

Video link - Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows, now with Vocal "Oohs" and "Aahs" RealTracks!

Plus, here are two audio demos, the full versions of two of the songs that appear in this video:

http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/allstyledemos2/_LAZYDAY_full_demo.m4a
http://demos.pgmusic.com/audio/allstyledemos2/DownByTheSalleyGardens_with_VocalOohsAahs.m4a

Purchase RealTrack Set 278: Shiny Vocals Oohs and Aahs for just $29 here. It's also included in the Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows PlusPAK, UltraPAK, and Audiophile Edition.

Band-in-a-Box® Version 2018 Build 506 Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows users can download the latest Build 506 at http://www.pgmusic.com/support_windowsupdates.htm#506

Summary of Changes since 2018 Build 205:
Added: "Export Song as Audio File..." menu item has been added to the Audio menu.
Added: BB2018 tutorials folder.
Added: New styles (STY files) for many of the new RealTracks in Sets 278-300 and MIDI SuperTracks sets 25-27.
Added: StylePicker User Categories updated for Xtra Styles PAK 4.
Updated: Styles database
Updated: Various improvements (including Db offset adjustments) to many of the new STY files and .SGU demos included with RealTracks Sets 278-300.
Fixed: "K3" did not work in the chord sheet for copying 3 bars (8 bars would be copied instead).
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box always opens with a maximized window briefly before resizing to the user's saved size.
Fixed: Band-in-a-Box will not open using the proper window size if the Mixer window was open while exiting.
Fixed: Deleting a region of chords would cause "Undo Delete Bars" to appear in the Edit menu, but do nothing unless chosen twice.
Fixed: Error "Input and output sample rates must match" might show when the devices do have matching sample rates.
Fixed: Flash messages were not being added to the flash message log.
Fixed: If Band-in-a-Box was in DAW Plugin mode while exiting, the window size was not restored the next time opening the program.
Fixed: Rendering .m4a or video files might fail and request that the user install QuickTime if using Windows 7. QuickTime should only be necessary for Windows Vista or XP.
Fixed: Some of the Oohs and Aahs (Vocal) RealTracks were not working correctly, and they have been greatly improved.
Fixed: Sometimes when deleting a note in the notation window, you will be asked "OK to delete chord".
Fixed: The "Show Flash Tips" setting did not have any effect when disabled.
Fixed: WashboardBluegrass drums.
Fixed: When exiting DAW Plugin mode, the window would not return to its previous size (it would become maximized).

Have Your Band-in-a-Box® Delivered In Time for Christmas!

The gift of music... some say this is the greatest gift of all! Imagine receiving the tools to help you create your own music for Christmas... like Band-in-a-Box!

If you are in the United States or Canada, order Band-in-a-Box before 12:30 pm Pacific time December 21st for Express delivery in time for Christmas.

If you are outside of North America, order before 12:30 pm Pacific time December 19th for Express delivery in time for Christmas.

With major savings and Bonus PAKs until December 31st, it's a great time to purchase Band-in-a-Box upgrades as a gift for someone you know... or for yourself!
http://www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.packages.htm

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 - Xtra Styles PAK Quick Start Tutorial Video

Our latest video includes a Quick Start tutorial on the installation, locations, and use of the Band-in-a-Box® Xtra Styles PAKs in Version 2018 for Windows. Video: Xtra Styles PAK Quick Start Tutorial

We have put all of our Xtra Styles PAKs on SALE! Until December 31st, purchase any Xtra Styles PAK (1 - 4) for just $29 each! (reg. $49) www.pgmusic.com/xtrastyles.php?os=win

User Blog - How To Record a Cover Song Using Band-in-a-Box and RealBand

Joanne Cooper's final blog post for 2017, How to record a cover song using Band-in-a-Box and RealBand is a must-read!

Joanne summarizes the steps she took to produce her cover of "Old Lang Syne" - her final result was posted to the User Showcase Forum: Listen to Auld Lang Syne

https://www.joannecooper.co.za/blog/blog/how-to-record-a-cover-song-using-band-in-a-box-and-realband

Announcing…The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane)

We are excited to announce the release of a new project: The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane)

Songwriter Floyd Jane shows the songwriting process from inspiration to performance and publication: http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=IYMMZVvQdCw

The idea for this project came about when many members on this forum and elsewhere were asking questions about the song writing process. There are many aspects, and many parts of it necessary to create a song, get it arranged, performed, and then published on the internet. So we asked the great songwriter Floyd Jane, who is a regular member on this forum, if he could help. Floyd agreed and was even able to collaborate with other forum members, Janice and Bud. The result is this video we put together that you can see on YouTube or Facebook, called "The Birth of a Song (w/Floyd Jane)".

We hope this video helps other songwriters with their songwriting process, and also shows them tools that are available to them along the way. Also, we mention this User Showcase Forum, and hope to see many new aspiring or accomplished songwriters join this community :blush:

A big Thank You to Floyd for sharing your knowledge with the community and making this possible. And to Janice and Bud for your great collaboration!

Here is Floyd's original forum post for his song "A Little Bit Of Me": http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=433190

Check out Floyd / Janice & Bud’s music here:
http://floydjane.com/
https://www.janiceandbud.com/

Forum Stats
26734 Members
50 Forums
49009 Topics
400514 Posts

Max Online: 2434 @ 11/14/17 12:37 AM
Newest Members
TimmyA, Adam Fressbender, Smashplex, PasUser, zeuxis

26737 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Matt Finley 412
VideoTrack 343
jford 228
Noel96 188
PeterGannon 184
Al-David 178
furry 167
Rob4580 125
Russell DeMussel 122
David Snyder 116
Today's Birthdays
Country Fever, Mariothegreat