#TipTuesday Band-in-a-Box for Windows Keystroke Commands
Speed up your song creation when you use Keystroke Commands in Band-in-a-Box® for Windows!
For example, here are the commands for switching between the different Windows in Band-in-a-Box®:
Ctrl+W Toggle Notation and Chord Sheet windows.
Ctrl+O Movable Notation window.
Alt+W Lead Sheet window.
Ctrl+T Display Notation screen or Chord Sheet in full screen.
Ctrl+~ Conductor window.
Ctrl+Shift+A Audio Edit window.
Ctrl+Shift+D Drum Kit window.
Ctrl+Shift+G Guitar window.
Ctrl+Shift+J Ear training window.
Ctrl+Shift+L Big Lyrics window.
Ctrl+Shift+M Mixer Window
Ctrl+Shift+N Big Piano window.
Ctrl+Shift+S Plug-in mode for DAW.
Alt+Shift+L Practice window.
Ctrl+Alt+Shift+L Lyric Document window.
....and that's just a taste!
You'll find the complete list is available within the Band-in-a-Box® 2016 for Windows program manual PDF. You can also view it here.
Informative Joanne Cooper Blog Post! 6 Simple Steps... #TipTuesday!
Joanne Cooper is a long time Band-in-a-Box user, and has been a member of our forum for years! We've all listened to the many songs she's shared (and loved every single one of them!), and many of our Forum members have also tuned in to her performances on Street Jelly!
Joanne has her own website, www.joannecooper.co.za/home, where you can listen to her music, watch some videos, scroll through photos, and more! She also shares her blog on this site, which has most recently been updated with the posting 6 simple steps to make cool backing tracks for popular cover songs using Band-in-a-Box.
Read through this informative Blog posting and you'll learn how she creates her backing tracks while using Band-in-a-Box!
Joanne has also created a Band-in-a-Box Video Testimonial, which can be viewed here.
Thank you Joanne for writing this blog post & sharing it with us!
Listen to Songs from other Band-in-a-Box Users on Our Forums! #MondayMotivation
If you're looking for some motivation to help you get started writing songs using Band-in-a-Box, pop in to our User Showcase Forum or the Xtra Styles Contest forum... both of these pages are loaded with songs other users have created with Band-in-a-Box (or other PG Music software).
When you've created your own song, feel free to share it on our User Showcase Forum, where you will also receive feedback from other forum members.
Xtra Styles Song Contest - 1 Week Left!
Add your song to the entries for your chance to win 1 of 4 prizes of $150 PG Bucks! That's right... we're giving away a prize for each genre: Country, Jazz, Rock-Pop, and Singer/Songwriter!
The contest is open for submission until midnight September 30, 2016.
Listen to the songs already submitted here: http://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=91
The Xtra Styles Special - There's Still Time!
There's still time to add over 160 professionally mixed RealStyles included in the new Xtra Styles PAKs for the introductory price of $29!
That's right - our Xtra Styles Special is going strong, but time is running out! Until September 30, 2016 you can purchase the All Xtra Styles PAK 1 for just $29 (reg. $49).
The Xtra Styles PAKs require the RealTracks and RealDrums included in your Band-in-a-Box® 2016 UltraPlusPAK, EverythingPAK, or Audiophile Edition. A handful of these new RealStyles use RealTracks from the 2016 49-PAK. If you don't have the 2016 49-PAK, there is a special purchase option: the "All Xtra Styles PAK 1 & 2016 49-PAK Bundle" for just $49! Note: This package is only available until September 30th.
Once you've added the Xtra Styles PAK to your Band-in-a-Box® collection, create an original song using one of the 164 RealStyles included and enter it in our Xtra Styles Contest!
There are four prizes of $150 "PG Bucks" to be won - one for each genre: Country, Jazz, Rock-Pop, and Singer/Songwriter! Entries can be submitted until midnight September 30, 2016. Click here for complete contest details.
Add versatility and a modern flair to your current RealTracks and RealDrums library with Xtra Styles PAKs!
#FunFactFriday - Where is PG Music Inc?
Did you know that PG Music Inc. is located in Victoria, British Columbia (Canada)?
Victoria, BC is located on Vancouver Island. Don't let the name fool you, we are not located in Vancouver (a common mistake...)
Our city is home to and endless list of attractions, including: the Legislature Building (we are the capital city of British Columbia), the Craigdarroch Castle, loads of Art Galleries, Butchart Gardens, the Royal BC Museum, CFB Esquimalt, and loads of other great tourist stops! We are also lucky enough to have a huge music scene (a few of our PG Team members perform often!).
There has also been a lot of movies and TV shows filmed here - including X-Men, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and X-Men: The Last Stand (Royal Roads University is the Professor Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters)!
Want to learn more about Victoria? Visit the Tourism Victoria website: www.tourismvictoria.com/
Herb Hartley's Song Success!
If you frequent the User Showcase Forum, then you've likely heard one of the many songs shared by "Guitarhacker" (Herb Hartley) - most recently Something To Die For & Jesus Is Risen.
Well, Herb just announced that his songs have also landed some TV show placements - how amazing is that!?!
In case you missed it, read all about this announcement here.
Here at PG Music, we think this is awesome! Congratulations Herb!