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#445827 - 12/18/17 08:43 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Make ALL CHORDS...........SHOTS!
axelrod Offline
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To turn any song into a stop time chorus- like Count Basie's "Cute"

This could either be a simple checkbox.... that adds 2 dots of code to every chord for the stop time effect.

...or the B style of a "New Orleans Hot 5" style in which the 2 dots are embedded right in the style itself.

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#445831 - 12/18/17 09:16 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Make ALL CHORDS...........SHOTS! [Re: axelrod]
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Perhaps an option to do this to the whole song, or a highlighted range of bars.
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#445835 - 12/18/17 09:25 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Make ALL CHORDS...........SHOTS! [Re: axelrod]
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I answered this in the other thread. The solution is to use the "Edit, Copy Special, Copy Rests" command, which will take your specified bar as a template to copy to the remaining bars. This copies rests/shots/holds.
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#445889 - 12/18/17 02:20 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Make ALL CHORDS...........SHOTS! [Re: jford]
axelrod Offline
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That's wonderful, John. I'm familiar with 'copy attributes'in video programs to match dissimilar video clips. But I never knew this feature existed in BIAB.
I can't thank you enough!
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#445901 - 12/18/17 03:19 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Make ALL CHORDS...........SHOTS! [Re: axelrod]
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Simple way: Do the hold for one chord, then hit H followed by a number of choice and press Enter, which will copy quickly that hold to the next same number of bars.
Example: I want 8 held bars in a row = I set the hold for the first bar of those eight, then type h7 and hit Enter.

Bingo, done! cool

P.s. works for shots & rests too.


Edited by Icelander (12/18/17 03:20 PM)
Edit Reason: further details
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#445933 - 12/18/17 04:54 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Make ALL CHORDS...........SHOTS! [Re: Icelander]
axelrod Offline
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Even better, Icelander!
And if you type in H without a number...it does the whole song.
PERFECT!
Thank you.

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