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#438043 - 11/14/17 05:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Feeling For The Blues [Re: floyd jane]
guitar1 Offline

Registered: 12/09/14
Posts: 125
Thank so much Floyd. I have trouble hearing certain frequencies and it gives me a real headache sometimes.
I am so prone to getting my drum track too loud or too prominent. It is good to have some input from others to help getting that under control. Thanks a bunch. Don't go deaf, It's a real bummer.

#438059 - 11/14/17 07:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Feeling For The Blues [Re: guitar1]
Rob4580 Offline

Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 1923
Loc: Murgon Queensland Australia
Do I hear a touch of Willy here?
Another one of your tunes that sounds like an old classic.
Great stuff. Rob

#438074 - 11/14/17 07:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Feeling For The Blues [Re: guitar1]
Belladonna Offline

Registered: 09/09/17
Posts: 225
Loc: Virginia
Love the song. Nice and bluesy. Looking forward to hearing more from you.

#438226 - 11/15/17 05:46 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Feeling For The Blues [Re: Rob4580]
guitar1 Offline

Registered: 12/09/14
Posts: 125
Thanks Rob. I think everyone I ever listened to, at one time or another comes out in my cornpone delivery. I've never tried to sound like any one person, but I guess in the end, the styles that I've always loved all contain some elements of the voices that delivered them. The names of singers that I have listen to and admired for so many years will always be in my mind when I do a certain type of song. If something that I do reminds someone, just a little, of any of those voices, then I am most certainly proud. Rob, I thank you again. I will always be a throwback, but that, I feel is not such a bad thing.
Be well.

#438733 - 11/18/17 04:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Feeling For The Blues [Re: guitar1]
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Registered: 12/09/14
Posts: 125
I usually like to thank each and every person that comments on my posts individually, but I am just running out of time. We are in the process of loading up the motorhome for our winter trip. I want to thank each and every one of you for your support and comments and suggestions. I really appreciate you all. We will probably be out of touch for a while. Thanks again and we'll see you down the road.

#440337 - 11/24/17 05:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Feeling For The Blues [Re: guitar1]
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Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 1187
Loc: Missouri
Great country blues Gary!! You are very good with these type of tunes and this one is great! Lots of feeling in here and the sax choice was a good one!

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Like this recent post regarding Muting the Melody Notation: - Forum user Matt Finley did a great job of answering the new program user!

Our Beginners Forum really is a great resource for new program users!

Q: When I have entered chords and notation for a song, is it possible to mute the notation and just have the chords playing? This would be helpful for when I just want the chord backing track but want to read the notation.

A: There are several ways to do this. The easiest is probably to use the Mixer window and change the volume slider to zero for the Melody track. Or, hit the Mute icon on the Mixer for the Melody Track.

Another way, with more control rather than all or nothing, is to press F5 at the measure where you want to mute, and select mute or change the volume to zero. Later, press F5 and select Return to Normal, or change the volume back.

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To find out which version of the program you have, visit Help | About Band-in-a-Box within the program. You will see the full version number listing as:
Band-in-a-Box® for Windows
Version 2018 (512)

The number in parentheses is the build number. As you can see, my Band-in-a-Box is up to date and will continue to stay that way because I've selected "Automatically check for updates every 7 days" within the Help | Check for Updates.... option (you can set the number of days to a different number). This window will also look to see if you're version is up to date, so you don't technically have to visit if you didn't want to!

Once you've installed your patch update (make sure the program is closed when you're doing this), give it another try - if you are still experiencing the same issue you can report it by contacting us directly, or you can post your result to the Forum thread that also announces the patch update, like our recent Band-in-a-Box 2018 Build 512 Update (Feb 15) post.

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RealBand 2018 Build 5 Update Available!

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Summary of Changes for Build 5
Added: When generating the input file for saving as an MGU/SGU SongMode128= is saved to the input file.
Added: Localization support for 2018.
Added: flyby hints to new dialogs.
Fixed: Save As with a filename greater than 128 chars could cause an error 123 plus access violation.
Fixed: Rebooting RealBand after a filename with 128 chars was saved could cause an access violation.
Fixed: Pressing the Change button in the Event List Window could result in an access violation if an event was not a Note event.
Fixed: When running in Win 10, and using BBW or PT to generate audio harmonies, an error would occur saying that you need BB 2011 or PT 12 to generate audio harmonies.
Fixed: Midi Thru Method was not being saved to the .INI file. It always reverting to Track-Specific when booting up RealBand, even if the user manually changed the setting to Global in the Midi Thru Settings dialog.
Fixed: Delete All Notes on This Peg menu item in notation window right-click menu was missing.
Fixed: Potential crash on exit (having to do with the DLL attempting to free up a dynamic array that was passed to it).

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