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#119747 - 09/12/11 09:51 PM Re:Batman [Re: PgFantastic]
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I am a huge Batman fan! I used Acid Music Studio 6 for this one, it is A hard rock number. Hope you can give it a listen. The style is a little out of my comfort zone. It is number 45 in the 50/90 Challenge.

45. BATMAN
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#119748 - 09/13/11 09:46 PM Re:I Will Finally Be Home [Re: PgFantastic]
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This song is all Band in A Box. Got up this morning and the words just started flowing. Praise to the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!



46. I Will Finally Be Home
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#119749 - 09/14/11 07:32 PM Re:I Will Finally Be Home [Re: PgFantastic]
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This song I did something a little different. There are no Band in a Box tracks on this one. I actually played the guitar and piano myself. Not at the same time of course, ha, ha. The piano is my Yamaha Psr e203 Played through Reason. The Flat Top is my Takamine Ef341 I mic'ed it using a Samson C01 Condensor Mic. As always with a gospel song it is more about the message. I realized today just how much I love band in a box. lol.

47. One Day, One Place
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#119750 - 09/15/11 06:39 PM Re:I Will Finally Be Home [Re: PgFantastic]
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The Harmonica and Drums are real tracks, the bass, lead, and piano are midi. Song 48 of the 50/90 challenge is complete. The challenge for this week was to write about a 50/90er, I wrote about them all.

48. Here's To All The 50/90er's
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#119751 - 09/17/11 07:35 AM Re:I Will Finally Be Home [Re: PgFantastic]
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I love # 47 almost made me cry ,Ok it did ! Love it Robert I praise GOD for you!

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#119752 - 09/17/11 10:57 AM Re:I Will Finally Be Home [Re: Tommyc]
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Thanks Tommyc for listening and commenting! God bless you!
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#119753 - 09/18/11 12:10 AM Re:You Never Know What Words Will Be Your Last [Re: PgFantastic]
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I was not going to do a song today, but then I saw the title of this song in the newspaper and the lyrics just started coming. It is number 49 in the 50/90 challenge. It was not a certain style. It is a swing 8 with realtrack ukulele, bass, harmonica and drums.

49. You Never Know What Words Will Be Your Last
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#119754 - 09/18/11 01:22 PM Re:You Never Know What Words Will Be Your Last [Re: PgFantastic]
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Bob, I have been listening to your songs and I must say you are one very versatile songwriter. Your lyrics are great, as is your vocals. “A Photograph of You in my Heart” is my favorite thus far, however it was a tough choice to make.

Keep up the great work.

Ps – how can you write such great songs is so little time?
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#119755 - 09/18/11 04:57 PM Re:You Never Know What Words Will Be Your Last [Re: MarioD]
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Thanks MarioD for the kind words. In answer to the question about getting songs done so quickly, Biab is a huge part of it. I am more focused on writing, so now I turn anything I hear that stands out into lyrics. I usually take the idea and type it into a program called Lyricist. I then open the internet to rhymezone. Lyricist has a rhyming dictionary but it is not as advanced as rhymezone, I also open the thesaurus. I then open Biab to start entering chords. A few of the songs I actually loaded the demo song in Biab, muted the melody and wrote the Lyrics around it. When I joined the 50/90 challange, it sounded impossible. But like anything else the more you do it, your mind works even when you sleep. A couple of the songs I woke up singing. I usually write the song the night before and then record the vocals and mix the next. I pray for the words as well. Sorry for being so long winded in reply, hopefully this can help someone new to songwriting.
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#119756 - 09/19/11 11:24 PM Re:Jesus Christ Is The Living God [Re: PgFantastic]
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Here is Song 50 in the 50/90 Challenge. I actually have 2 more to do between now and Octorber 1st. 2 of the 50 were collab work, so I am not counting them, so I only have 48 that I actually wrote myself, but the site shows 50. Get it? I'm confused, LOL.

50. Jesus Christ Is The Living God
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#119757 - 09/22/11 02:10 PM Re:I Am From The USA [Re: PgFantastic]
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This is song 51 in the 50/90 challenge. The challenge this week was to write about something that I had not written about during the challenge. I chose the good ole USA. It is all realtracks.

51. I Am From The USA
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#119758 - 09/25/11 06:47 AM Re:I Am From The USA [Re: PgFantastic]
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Hey Robert I'm from there too ! Good Job !

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#119759 - 09/25/11 08:26 PM Re:I Am From The USA [Re: Tommyc]
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Thanks Tommyc.
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#119760 - 09/27/11 12:01 AM Re:This Is The Day The Lord Has Made [Re: PgFantastic]
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This is song 52 on the 50/90 challenge. I wanted to make sure I reached the goal of 50 solo songs. 2 songs were collaborations. I may do the last weekly challenge and then I will be done. Thanks to everyone who has took the time to listen to these and for the feedback. Everyone on this forum is always so helpful and courteous. Thanks! I would suggest to everyone next year to sign up and try the 50/90 challenge, even if you do not get 50 done it will keep you writing. Thanks to BIAB, I could never have gotten this done without it.

52. This Is The Day The Lord Has Made
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#119761 - 09/28/11 08:28 PM Re:Just To Have You [Re: PgFantastic]
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This is the last of the 50/90 songs I will be posting. It has been FUN! Thanks again for the kind words, tips and encouragement. Pg is my favorite forum of all I go to. This weeks challenge was to take a song that you had not finished or that needed to be worked on and finish it. It was funny about a week before this challenge, I was going through some notebooks and found this song. I wrote it originally at 15 after my girlfriend, who would become my wife had broken up with me. Sadly we divorced after 26 years, so the sentiment is still about the same. The original lyrics had a line that was blasphemous, so I was never comfortable singing this song. . I changed those lyrics and did some other rewriting to get this new version. Thanks again to all!

53. Just To Have You
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A Dream Come True For This Band-in-a-Box User

Einar Olsen shares his Band-in-a-Box story with us:

2 days ago – a dream came true, that I couldn't done without Band-in-a- Box:

THANKS PETER GANNON AND ALL OF YOU AT PG MUSIC!

I live in a small and beautiful village in Suldal/Norway – as an old musician, i'm addicted to create music but with a long way to travel to find a real band and pro musicians, I've been using BiaB for years writing new songs.

Almost 3 years ago an idea was born: telling 100 years of local history of common man, using the american blues genre/folk music and the Norwegian language Nynorsk.

I'm not from this part of Norway, so I had to collaborate with someone – someone with local knowledge and writing skills – and not at least a voice that could carry a tone. I found that man, and we ended up with 12 new lyrics and songs for a show. Receiving great feedback on the songs, we started dreaming of recording an album – but how to make it – how to finance it?

Well, I have some guitars, an old Mac Pro and BiaB!

The RealTracks in BiaB are so musically well done that I started the pre-production. The pre-productions actually sounded so good that I decided to use BiaB-tracks, tweak them and do the rest of the playing myself.

Could this end up as a "professional album"? My local collaborator on main vocal and I started believing, and…

…and 2 days ago the final result was released worldwide:

Blå tonar frå Suldal

THANKS for making a great software and putting effort in the glory of music, so this album could be made!

Best regards
Einar Olsen
MolsenHouse Productions

Congrats to Einar and Terje on the release of their album 'Blå tonar frå Suldal'!

For more information on the album, read the Press Release
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Band-in-a-Box 2015 has built-in support for jBridge, so you just use your plugins as you normally would, by selecting 32-bit or 64-bit plugins within Band-in-a-Box!

Learn more here: YouTube Video - jBridge with Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows

Band-in-a-Box Feature - UserTracks

Did you know that you have the option of creating your very own RealTracks? We refer to these as UserTracks. UserTracks allow you to create your own audio styles to use in Band-in-a-Box or RealBand.

Making your own UserTracks is easy! Simply record the tracks in Band-in-a-Box, RealBand or any DAW. Once the track is recorded, name your UserTracks and add them to the UserTracks folder in Band-in-a-Box or RealBand. They are now ready to be used like any other RealTracks!
Watch the video and learn more: http://www.pgmusic.com/usertracks1.htm

RealTracks Artists Kenny Barron and Gary Smulyan - Winners at the JJA Jazz Awards!

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Trio or Duo of the Year:
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Pianist of the Year:
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Baritone Saxophonist of the Year:
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For a complete list of winners, visit: http://www.jjajazzawards.org/p/2015.html

RealTracks Artist Gary Smulyan - Performs May 22nd!

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Video - Save Your Song as a Video with Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows!

One of the new feature with Band-in-a-Box 2015 for Windows is the choice to save your Band-in-a-Box song composition as a video, that you can upload to YouTube or work with in video programs!
Just press the [Save as] button and choose 'Save as Video'. The 'video' portion is the chordsheet in Band-in-a-Box that shows the chords and a highlighted bar moving as the song plays. Song title and song info displays at the top of the window.
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