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#423288 - 07/26/17 05:03 PM [I just heard Band-in-a-Box on YouTube] Short video on the Band in a Box Melodist feature
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Posted this vid recently.
Hope its helpful.
Rob
Melodist Band in a Box

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#423297 - 07/26/17 07:29 PM [I just heard Band-in-a-Box on YouTube] Re: Short video on the Band in a Box Melodist feature [Re: Rob4580]
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This concept is well worth covering in a tutorial, if you ask me. I actually used this nifty tool in my very latest "Showcase" song - it did such a great job that I didn't even admit to having used it! blush


Edited by Icelander (07/26/17 07:33 PM)
Edit Reason: afterthought
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#423304 - 07/26/17 10:54 PM [I just heard Band-in-a-Box on YouTube] Re: Short video on the Band in a Box Melodist feature [Re: Rob4580]
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Thanks for having a look Icelander.
I dont always use melodist but it sure helps when your stuck for ideas.
Rob

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#423623 - 07/29/17 10:35 AM [I just heard Band-in-a-Box on YouTube] Re: Short video on the Band in a Box Melodist feature [Re: Rob4580]
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Very detailed and informative video, Rob smile I can definitely see this coming in hand for a lot of folks! Thanks for sharing!
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#423660 - 07/29/17 04:11 PM [I just heard Band-in-a-Box on YouTube] Re: Short video on the Band in a Box Melodist feature [Re: Rob4580]
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I Deryk. Definitely a handy feature.
Thanks for viewing.
Rob

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#423819 - 07/31/17 03:52 AM [I just heard Band-in-a-Box on YouTube] Re: Short video on the Band in a Box Melodist feature [Re: Rob4580]
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Nice tutorial. Good information to help one get started with their song. Biab is a great tool and a wonderful hobby for me since retirement.


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#424659 - 08/05/17 01:05 PM [I just heard Band-in-a-Box on YouTube] Re: Short video on the Band in a Box Melodist feature [Re: Rob4580]
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Rob,

This is an excellent tutorial! Maybe this should be put in the tips forum.

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#425420 - 08/09/17 11:18 PM [I just heard Band-in-a-Box on YouTube] Re: Short video on the Band in a Box Melodist feature [Re: Rob4580]
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Thanks. A useful video. I've used the melodist a bit for chords on occasion and I've also used it for melodies if I'm stuck on a part of a song like a bridge or a chorus. My only feeling with the melodies is that they can be a bit too complicated but it does get the creative juices flowing.
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#426531 - 08/17/17 04:52 PM [I just heard Band-in-a-Box on YouTube] Re: Short video on the Band in a Box Melodist feature [Re: lambada]
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Originally Posted By: lambada
Thanks. A useful video. I've used the melodist a bit for chords on occasion and I've also used it for melodies if I'm stuck on a part of a song like a bridge or a chorus. My only feeling with the melodies is that they can be a bit too complicated but it does get the creative juices flowing.

Hi Lambada. I agree.
Maybe PG could come up with a simplified melody option.
I will often keep reloading the melody till I get some thing I like or at least some part of the melody I can use.
Here is a track I wrote entirely with the melodist feature. Just shows what you can come up with. Thanks for your comments. Rob

I'm Sorry

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#426547 - 08/17/17 07:24 PM [I just heard Band-in-a-Box on YouTube] Re: Short video on the Band in a Box Melodist feature [Re: Rob4580]
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Very Roy Orbison sound. Great
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#426689 - 08/18/17 09:11 PM [I just heard Band-in-a-Box on YouTube] Re: Short video on the Band in a Box Melodist feature [Re: Rob4580]
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That was great, Rob. Thanks.
I've been wanting to take my backing tracks to the next level. Definitely going to follow along this tutorial.
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