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#432374 - 10/05/17 09:58 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Get Funky with Band-in-a-Box® - National Get Funky Day
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Search the StylePicker within Band-in-a-Box and you will find more than 60 Styles for the Funk genre, with more than 600 styles when you filter for "funk"!

Search the RealTracks Genre field, you'll find more than 15; filter and there are more than 90! RealDrums? More than 30!

That means there's definitely more than enough Funk in Band-in-a-Box to create your own Funky Masterpiece in celebration of National Get Funky Day!

Specific Funk RealTracks Sets:
RealTracks Set 22: Funk and Pop Bass
RealTracks Set 127: Groovin' Jazz Funk
RealTracks Set 145: Jazz-Funk Breezy
RealTracks Set 160: Jazz-Funk Movin'
RealTracks Set 191: Funky Electric Piano & More
RealTracks Set 207: Funky Horns
RealTracks Set 219: Funky Folk & More!
RealTracks Set 239: Great Funk Bass with Alex Al
RealTracks Set 240: Straight Ahead Funk!
RealTracks Set 241: Swingin' Funk!
RealTracks Set 266: Jazz & Funk Potpourri
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#433219 - 10/12/17 05:43 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Get Funky with Band-in-a-Box® - National Get Funky Day [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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National Funk Day, huh? - What will they think of next! crazy
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#433244 - 10/13/17 05:58 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Get Funky with Band-in-a-Box® - National Get Funky Day [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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National Justin Bieber Day? LOL!
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#433257 - 10/13/17 08:13 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Get Funky with Band-in-a-Box® - National Get Funky Day [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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National Dictionary Day - Guitar & Piano Chord Dictionaries

Today is National Dictionary Day!

We offer 2 dictionaries for just $19 each: the Guitar Chord Dictionary & the Piano Chord Dictionary!

Each of these programs are easy to use! Simply choose a root note, select the chord you want to learn, and the Dictionary will play and display the chord!

An Essential Tool for any Musician!

User Tip - Band-in-a-Box® to Reaper: The Basics

Forum user DeaconBlues09 has created a video to demonstrate how easy the process is for them to streamline their workflow with DAWs, particularly Reaper - check it out: click here to watch.

Join the forum discussion.

Train Your Brain with Band-in-a-Box®

National Train Your Brain Day is October 13th!

Open your Band-in-a-Box® program, and you'll find the [Practice] button in the toolbar - it's a GREAT resource!
Minimized your toolbar? Head to Window | Practice Window or ALT SHIFT L to access

In this window, you'll find many options to help you practice, including Ear Training games, access to the Chord Builder and Chord Subs, some helpful tools within the Playalong Features menu, and more!

Train Your Brain with Band-in-a-Box® today!

Band-in-a-Box Patch Updates - #TechTuesday

Visit our Patches & Updates page, and you will see that with every version released, there are 2+ patch updates applied to that version.

Patch updates are important, and should definitely be installed to your BB folder. They can add new features, update the help resources of the program, fix bugs reported by users, and make your entire Band-in-a-Box experience run smoothly!

Band-in-a-Box update options can be adjusted within the program too - within Band-in-a-Box for Mac, head to Band-in-a-Box | Check for Updates | and then you can select to automatically check for updates by however many days you choose!

Xtra Styles PAK 5 Contest - Listen to All the Entries!

Our Xtra Styles PAK 5 Contest is over, and the winners have been announced - congratulations again to forum users fiddler2007, rodipoet, Will Josef, and Ezekiel's Storm!

And, a BIG thank you to everyone who entered their songs on our contest - WOW what a great list of songs! We've arranged all the song entries into one simple list, if you'd like to listen to all the entries click here.

Congratulations Xtra Styles PAK 5 Song Contest Winners!

Thank you again to everyone who submitted their songs to our Xtra Styles PAK 5 Song Contest - 59 entries in total!

As always, we were blown away with every song entered! We truly enjoy listening to what everyone comes up with using Band-in-a-Box!

Our judging team listened to all the songs, and choosing the winners wasn't easy... some of the things taken into consideration were the quality of the composition, Xtra styles used, use of program features within the song, and originality - and we're now ready to announce the winners!

The Winners are:

Country:
I Will Be Your Doggie Listen to the song here
Artist/Forum User: fiddler2007
Xtra Style used: _WILDONE
Original Forum Post

Jazz:
Wie zingt verjaagt zijn pijn (He who sings expels his pain) Listen to the song here
Artist/Forum User: rodipoet
Xtra Styles Used: _SILKY
Original Forum Post

MIDI:
Child of the 70s Listen to the song here
Artist/Forum User: Will Josef
Xtra Style Used: HORIZON
Original Forum Post

Rock-Pop:
Hide it Away Listen to the song here
Artist/Forum User: Ezekiel's Storm
Xtra Style used: _CHEATED
Original Forum Post

Congratulations everyone!

Band-in-a-Box® 2018 for Windows: Making Songs

Visit Chapter 6: Making Songs in our online Band-in-a-Box 2018 for Windows User's Guide, and you'll learn (or be reminded of) all the different steps you could take for creating your own song using Band-in-a-Box®!

Learn about naming your song, choosing a key, setting the tempo, chord entry, and more! There's even information for more advanced use! Read about Song Settings (endings, tags, style variations, pushes, rests, and chord embellishments), Part Markers, Substyles, Song Form, applying Styles, using RealTrack/RealDrums, importing MIDI, and chord entry - just to name a few!

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