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#253575 - 06/13/14 07:56 AM [User Showcase] Getting back to music soon...
Skyline Offline
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Hi friends. Just to say I haven't gone away, just had to take a break for a while.

My wife was diagnosed with breast cancer at the beginning of this year so we've been going through that tunnel. A small operation and twelve weeks of chemotherapy is where we're up to and I'm glad to say she's doing very well indeed. We now have ahead of us three weeks of daily radiotherapy, but things are very positive. We chose to have all her treatment at The Royal Marsden hospital in London which is the best place in the country, but that has meant a lot of regular travelling, etc. so it's been a bit tiring for both of us. But the main thing is that the outlook is excellent.

I've been working on a couple songs and will be posting in the near future.
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#253588 - 06/13/14 08:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: Getting back to music soon... [Re: Skyline]
olemon Offline
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Registered: 12/13/13
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My heart goes out to you and your wife along with prayers for continued strength and recovery.

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#253591 - 06/13/14 08:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: Getting back to music soon... [Re: Skyline]
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Best wishes for a speedy recovery to you both.
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#253599 - 06/13/14 09:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: Getting back to music soon... [Re: Skyline]
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John,

Your wife is in our prayers. Outcomes for BC are excellent these days - I know she'll come though fine.


Regards,


Bob
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#253606 - 06/13/14 10:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: Getting back to music soon... [Re: Skyline]
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John, All the best to the both of you. We will be thinking of you. Tom

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#253626 - 06/13/14 01:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Getting back to music soon... [Re: Skyline]
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John - thinking of you both. Take care of the important stuff. - floyd
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#253630 - 06/13/14 02:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: Getting back to music soon... [Re: olemon]
Sundance Offline
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Originally Posted By: olemon
My heart goes out to you and your wife along with prayers for continued strength and recovery.



Mine too.


Josie
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#253648 - 06/13/14 05:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: Getting back to music soon... [Re: Skyline]
RichMac Offline
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Loc: New Zealand
Hope you come through that tunnel well and happy. Best wishes.
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#253659 - 06/13/14 06:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Getting back to music soon... [Re: Skyline]
dani48 Offline
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Registered: 03/02/13
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Loc: Helsinki, Finland

John !


I can only hope and pray
that everything will come out
allright for both of you !

Best wishes
Dani

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#253661 - 06/13/14 06:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: Getting back to music soon... [Re: Skyline]
cubanpete Offline
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Registered: 08/24/07
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Loc: Florida, USA
John, good to know that the outlook is good. Fortunately, nowadays the BC treatment has gone a long ways towards a positive recovery. We'll be praying for you both and not worry about getting back to music; we all be here whenever. Take care of what matters now.

Mike B.
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#253665 - 06/13/14 06:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: Getting back to music soon... [Re: Skyline]
Charlie McG Offline
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Registered: 07/08/03
Posts: 599
Loc: Sulphur Springs, TX
Best wishes, John, to the both of you. And hurry back with the music. Always enjoy your great songs.
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#253722 - 06/14/14 11:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: Getting back to music soon... [Re: Skyline]
gruverider Offline
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all the best to you and yours.

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#253778 - 06/14/14 10:41 PM [User Showcase] Re: Getting back to music soon... [Re: Skyline]
Greg Johnson Offline
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Registered: 12/21/13
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Loc: Davis, CA
I know this is a very stressful time. My sister-in-law had a bad bout with breast cancer about 6-7 years ago, and I'm glad to say she's doing fine. Life is fragile but that is part of what makes it so sacred. Hoping all goes well. Really love your positive presence on the forum. Take care. Greg

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#253796 - 06/15/14 04:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: Getting back to music soon... [Re: Skyline]
Skyline Offline
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Many thanks for your kind comments. Your support is really appreciated.

John
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#253987 - 06/17/14 12:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: Getting back to music soon... [Re: Skyline]
Janice & Bud Offline
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Loc: GA USA
We are so glad that things are on the up side now. Often for folks it's difficult to be strong when strength is most needed. It sounds like you two have both the strength and what I perceive as a fine relationship. That'll take you a long ways through these times. Best to you.
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PG Music News
Beginners Help - Muting the Melody Notation

Visit our Beginners Forum, and you'll notice our amazing Forum Community helping out new program users!

Like this recent post regarding Muting the Melody Notation: http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=458716 - Forum user Matt Finley did a great job of answering the new program user!

Our Beginners Forum really is a great resource for new program users!

Q: When I have entered chords and notation for a song, is it possible to mute the notation and just have the chords playing? This would be helpful for when I just want the chord backing track but want to read the notation.

A: There are several ways to do this. The easiest is probably to use the Mixer window and change the volume slider to zero for the Melody track. Or, hit the Mute icon on the Mixer for the Melody Track.

Another way, with more control rather than all or nothing, is to press F5 at the measure where you want to mute, and select mute or change the volume to zero. Later, press F5 and select Return to Normal, or change the volume back.

Introducing... RealTracks Artists David Wise & Shelly Justice!

For the first time ever Band-in-a-Box® can generate backing vocals with some amazing "oohs" and "aahs" vocal arrangements with RealTrack Set 278: Shiny Vocals Oohs and Aahs! Add male or female parts by renowned Nashville vocalists David Wise and Shelly Justice, and you'll LOVE the results!

David and Shelly have recorded with many different artists, including CeCe Winans, Dolly Parton, Don Henley, Donnie McClurkin, Jeremy Camp, Lady Antebellum, OneRepublic, Steve Green, and more!

RealTrack Set 278: Shiny Vocals Oohs and Aahs includes a three-part, six-voice arrangement – which you can use all together in your song or individually for more delicate textures! Listen to the demos for RealTracks Set 278 here.

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.

Learn more about Dave & Shelly when you visit their RealTracks Artist Bio page:
David Wise: http://www.pgmusic.com/realtracks.artists.php?a=150
Shelly Justice: http://www.pgmusic.com/realtracks.artists.php?a=151

#TechTipTuesday - Band-in-a-Box® Patch Updates

If you're ever experiencing an issue with your Band-in-a-Box program, make sure you have the most recent patch update for your version - this can be done at http://www.pgmusic.com/support.updates.win.htm.

Patch updates are released frequently, and are created by our development team to fix any reported bugs, tweak existing features within the program, update demos and other files as needed, and more!

To find out which version of the program you have, visit Help | About Band-in-a-Box within the program. You will see the full version number listing as:
Band-in-a-Box® for Windows
Version 2018 (512)

The number in parentheses is the build number. As you can see, my Band-in-a-Box is up to date and will continue to stay that way because I've selected "Automatically check for updates every 7 days" within the Help | Check for Updates.... option (you can set the number of days to a different number). This window will also look to see if you're version is up to date, so you don't technically have to visit http://www.pgmusic.com/support.updates.win.htm if you didn't want to!

Once you've installed your patch update (make sure the program is closed when you're doing this), give it another try - if you are still experiencing the same issue you can report it by contacting us directly, or you can post your result to the Forum thread that also announces the patch update, like our recent Band-in-a-Box 2018 Build 512 Update (Feb 15) post.

YouTube Find - How To Play SLOW A7 BLUES Guitar Solo With 4 NOTES

Check out one of EricBlackmonGuitar's latest videos, How To Play SLOW A7 BLUES Guitar Solo With 4 NOTES and you'll hear a great Band-in-a-Box backing track!

http://www.pgmusic.com/?vid=blJPIX-9YbE

...and you'll also learn how to play blues with just a few notes!

A Little Bit Of Me Music Video!

A great music video created by forum user Floyd Jane! https://youtu.be/qPrejgnwb4M?t=3600

This song was featured in a detailed "The Birth of a Song" video created by Floyd Jane - watch the complete video here:
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RealBand 2018 Build 5 Update Available!

RealBand 2018 customers can download the latest free patch update here: http://www.pgmusic.com/support.realband.htm#2018_5

Summary of Changes for Build 5
Added: When generating the input file for saving as an MGU/SGU SongMode128= is saved to the input file.
Added: Localization support for 2018.
Added: flyby hints to new dialogs.
Fixed: Save As with a filename greater than 128 chars could cause an error 123 plus access violation.
Fixed: Rebooting RealBand after a filename with 128 chars was saved could cause an access violation.
Fixed: Pressing the Change button in the Event List Window could result in an access violation if an event was not a Note event.
Fixed: When running in Win 10, and using BBW or PT to generate audio harmonies, an error would occur saying that you need BB 2011 or PT 12 to generate audio harmonies.
Fixed: Midi Thru Method was not being saved to the .INI file. It always reverting to Track-Specific when booting up RealBand, even if the user manually changed the setting to Global in the Midi Thru Settings dialog.
Fixed: Delete All Notes on This Peg menu item in notation window right-click menu was missing.
Fixed: Potential crash on exit (having to do with the DLL attempting to free up a dynamic array that was passed to it).

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 Build 512 Update Available!

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows customers can download the latest free patch update here: www.pgmusic.com/support_windowsupdates.htm#512

Summary of changes for Build 512 since 510 (Feb 15 2018):
Fixed: "Load SoundTrack Song" and "Load song with RealDrums Audio" buttons in the Sound Track dialog were not working.
Fixed: After returning Band-in-a-Box to factory settings the File Open dialog would default to the bb\Data\Lib directory.
Fixed: Choosing a custom chord sheet font would ignore any color choice made in the font selection dialog.
Fixed: Drum names were sometimes truncated in the RealDrums MultiDrums and Quicklist dialogs.
Fixed: Exporting a MIDI file might cause the error, "MIDIConv.exe no found".
Fixed: Mixer changes were not undoable, and would not cause user to be prompted to save their song when exiting.
Fixed: Static in RT2438 and other various RealTracks fixes.
Fixed: StylePicker database various updates. Some styles were displaying the wrong feel (swing/even) in notation. A few styles incorrectly showed missing Drums.
Fixed: The audio latency setting would increase every time leaving the Windows Audio Devices dialog.
Fixed: The Download Manager folder name defaulted to 2016 instead of 2018.
Updated: Help file.

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