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#364122 - 09/06/16 05:01 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] 2nd Chord Display Window
DEddy Offline
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I'd like to see a new window open up to display a chord viewer similar to RiffStation's chords, it shows simple open chords as the song plays.

I really do get annoyed when I come across a chord that I don't know how to play. I have to stop the song, look up the chord, come back and restart the song again. It gets worst if there are 2-3 chords. This is really time consuming. See screenshot.

PS: the BB's chord window does "not" do the trick.

DE



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Edited by DEddy (09/06/16 05:04 AM)
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#364127 - 09/06/16 06:26 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: 2nd Chord Display Window [Re: DEddy]
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Could be a good feature for guitar players.
+1
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#364168 - 09/06/16 10:19 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: 2nd Chord Display Window [Re: VideoTrack]
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Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Could be a good feature for guitar players.
+1


What ??? You mean there are "other" musicians?

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#364172 - 09/06/16 10:24 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: 2nd Chord Display Window [Re: DEddy]
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Yes. Some of us don't use those diagrams, but we can support the needs of those who do. I like the look and utility of that.

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#364178 - 09/06/16 11:03 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: 2nd Chord Display Window [Re: DEddy]
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+1 IF and only if it shows all the chords in the chord builder! RiftStation only will show major and minor chords. I wonder what a m7b5, dim, Aug, add 9 etc chords would look like in RiftStation?

RiftStation looks like a very basic ACW IMHO.
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#364283 - 09/07/16 05:32 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: 2nd Chord Display Window [Re: VideoTrack]
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Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Could be a good feature for guitar players.
+1


Are you suggesting guitar players don't know all the chords?

"...check out Guitar George he knows all the chords"

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#364290 - 09/07/16 06:48 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: 2nd Chord Display Window [Re: DEddy]
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#364680 - 09/09/16 03:00 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: 2nd Chord Display Window [Re: DEddy]
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Hey DEddy great idea, I can definitely see how that would be useful. Band-in-a-Box does already have a Guitar window that shows notes while the song is playing back, but it doesn't show full chords and can't display most of our RealTracks since it relies on MIDI data. A similar window that just shows fingering for the current chord should be fairly straightforward to set up. The only tricky part might be managing the different chord voicings our RealTracks artists use, it might be a bit confusing if the window displayed a different fingering for the chord than the one you're actually hearing.

As a side note, you can actually display guitar chord symbols for each chord in the Notation window if you go to Options | Preferences | Notation. There is a Guitar Chord Diagrams dropdown box where you can pick from different voicings (I typically use Folk). The diagrams themselves will display just above the staff below the chord symbols.

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#364882 - 09/11/16 05:10 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: 2nd Chord Display Window [Re: DEddy]
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Kallum: thanks for the tip / reminder.
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#364889 - 09/11/16 06:27 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: 2nd Chord Display Window [Re: DEddy]
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Oops question: SOLUTION FOUND

How do I add some space to the chord area in the Notation window, it's bit squashed.

Thanks

PS: a screenshot would be appreciated.

PPS: FOUND the solution (see screenshot). In case this helps someone else.

PPPS: add solution to the Tips forum.

DE


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Edited by DEddy (09/11/16 07:17 AM)
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#364891 - 09/11/16 06:39 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: 2nd Chord Display Window [Re: DEddy]
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DISREGARD

While I'm at it, is there an option to have the Notation window come up as the default in lieu of Chord display?

added: Found that once you select Notation, it stays there. I use Jukebox a lot.

DE


Edited by DEddy (09/11/16 07:36 AM)
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#365175 - 09/13/16 04:17 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: 2nd Chord Display Window [Re: DEddy]
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Kallum: Another thank you for your suggestion. That works perfectly for me. That has eliminated a deep frustration I've had for years with BIAB.

DE
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#365630 - 09/15/16 02:54 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: 2nd Chord Display Window [Re: DEddy]
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Hey DEddy, glad I could help. In addition to your tip of shrinking the font size of the chords in notation there's also a little scroll bar on the right hand side of the notation window. This lets you reposition the contents of the notation window, I usually keep everything close to the bottom of the screen to allow more room above the staff.

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#367261 - 09/26/16 03:34 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: 2nd Chord Display Window [Re: DEddy]
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Have you tried the Guitar Tutor in Band-in-a-Box. If you set it on, you will see the guitar window play the chords, in the style that you want. for example, you can choose "folk-open chords" or barre chords.
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#367282 - 09/26/16 04:44 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: 2nd Chord Display Window [Re: DEddy]
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Thanks Peter for the suggestion.
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