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#423219 - 07/26/17 07:24 AM [Off-Topic] July Blog post - How I use Band-in-a-Box in my songwriting
JoanneCooper Offline
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Hello all.

I am sorry that there was no blog post in June. I was very busy preparing for the National Arts festival and let that one slip past!

Anyway, I am back in the saddle and here is my July blog post

HOW I USE BAND-IN-A-BOX IN MY SONGWRITING


I would love to hear your own tips and tricks! (Ps. Mario I have included your tip about using the generated melody in your DAW. Thanks for that!)

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#423224 - 07/26/17 08:28 AM [Off-Topic] Re: July Blog post - How I use Band-in-a-Box in my songwriting [Re: JoanneCooper]
Charlie Fogle Offline
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Good to see another blog from you. Lot's of good information to kick start a new song.

Great post.


Charlie
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#423245 - 07/26/17 11:56 AM [Off-Topic] Re: July Blog post - How I use Band-in-a-Box in my songwriting [Re: JoanneCooper]
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Joanne,

That's an excellent article. The clarity with which you've covered everything is outstanding. It must have taken a heap of time to prepare with all those really informative graphics.

Like you, I'm a huge fan of the Melodist and its ability to provide songwriting inspiration.

Have you thought about also posting this in the Songwriting forum? I bet that there are many BIAB users over there who will find this very instructive and very valuable.

All the best,
Noel
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#423252 - 07/26/17 12:44 PM [Off-Topic] Re: July Blog post - How I use Band-in-a-Box in my songwriting [Re: JoanneCooper]
JohnJohnJohn Offline
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Excellent article JoAnne! This should be included with the BIAB tutorial for every new user! Very well thought out and clear in your instructions. Great work!

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#423269 - 07/26/17 03:58 PM [Off-Topic] Re: July Blog post - How I use Band-in-a-Box in my songwriting [Re: JoanneCooper]
pghboemike Offline
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as we have come to expect and never be disappointed another helpful and informative article
so how much does pgmusic pay you to write these???
what they don't!!
they should
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#423447 - 07/28/17 12:04 AM [Off-Topic] Re: July Blog post - How I use Band-in-a-Box in my songwriting [Re: JoanneCooper]
JoanneCooper Offline
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Charlie, Noel, J*3 and Mike
Thanks for reading and for your comments. I always appreciate the support. Noel, I have posted the blog post in the songwriting forum as suggested.

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#424099 - 08/01/17 04:43 PM [Off-Topic] Re: July Blog post - How I use Band-in-a-Box in my songwriting [Re: JoanneCooper]
Rob4580 Offline
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Great stuff smile.
Rob

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#424103 - 08/01/17 05:03 PM [Off-Topic] Re: July Blog post - How I use Band-in-a-Box in my songwriting [Re: JoanneCooper]
PeterGannon Offline
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Joanne,
That's really great. Thanks so much for making that!
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#424168 - 08/02/17 06:07 AM [Off-Topic] Re: July Blog post - How I use Band-in-a-Box in my songwriting [Re: JoanneCooper]
MarioD Offline
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My original post disappeared! So here goes a second try:

This is a excellent blog. This has so much valuable information that it should be pinned in the tips forum IMHO.

PS - thanx for mentioning my name and my tip.
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