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#48490 - 12/10/09 11:21 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] A Few Leadsheet Enhancements
Chris Carden Offline
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Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 11
Hi, all,

A few suggestions mostly to help lead sheets work better at the rehearsal:

1) Spots on leadsheet for composer, performance notes, style, etc., accesible in the same place as song title, just like Encore used to have. If the options are already there, they are not documented in the help file or online in FAQs and tutorials. It was one of the first things I looked for, and after an hour of searching and experimenting, I gave up.
2) Parenthetical chords for turnarounds. This will make a much tidier leadsheet for some songs where a 1st/2nd ending is really not warranted, since the melody is the same both times, just over different changes (I v. ii-V7).
3) More intuitive access to lower area of page for copyright info, instead of the Memo (e.g., copyright info should be in the same place as song title)
4) C and C with | through it for Common and cut-time; a stylistic desire, perhaps, but esp. with cut-time, the symbol is more commonly seen in some up-tempo tunes and communicates to the musicians very quickly that the tune moves.

Thanks!

-- Chris

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#48491 - 12/10/09 11:38 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: A Few Leadsheet Enhancements [Re: Chris Carden]
Matt Finley Offline
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Registered: 07/12/00
Posts: 15580
Loc: Hudson Valley & Lake George NY
Hi Chris. #2 has good ideas.

About #1, did you find the BIAB File, Print Options menu? It's not exactly like Encore's method, but if you change the song name in either the Print options or the Chordsheet, the change will be reflected in the other. And there are places there for the other text options you mention.

By the way, do you know Encore is back in business and is still available for sale? I have done beta testing for them. Version 5 is much improved.
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#48492 - 02/22/10 03:21 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: A Few Leadsheet Enhancements [Re: Matt Finley]
Chris Carden Offline
Newbie

Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 11
Thanks! I finally did find the print options for the composer, tempo, etc. It's a weird place to find that, although I can see how it would work from a computer programming POV. Maybe in the future, if there is a way to expose those same settings from a Lead Sheet Options or Fake Sheet Options button, with all the other Fake Sheet-specific settings, it would help all of us who are using BIAB to write for our bands. Again, thanks for taking the time to respond!

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