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September 29, 2017 YouTube Find - Useful Scale Shapes - Open G (GBDGBD) Tuning

Troy Brenningmeyer used some great Band-in-a-Box backing tracks that he created in his latest tutorial video, Useful Scale Shapes - Open G (GBDGBD) Tuning:

Video: Arpeggios For Dobro - Vol. #2 - 7th Extensions

Another great example of how you can use your Band-in-a-Box creations in your own projects!

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Posted at 12:33 PM

September 29, 2017 User Showcase Song - Far Beyond The Clouds (Remixed Version)

”Far Beyond The Clouds” is the song I posted on Nov. 3 last year. The most notable point of the song is that I used "Granular Electric Guitar 1" for the instrument of the melody which is very unique and beautiful, and fits to the melody very well. I think it is one of my best songs so far and I like it very much. This time, I made its remixed version which has more classical flavor. I believe this new version is like a new song and is as good as the original version. I am posting it to share it with you. I hope you like it.

Listen: Far Beyond The Clouds

******* Summary *******
Key=F , Tempo 60
Style is =AWAKEGF.STY (New Age w/ Strings & Fingerpicke)
RealTracks in style: ~364:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Ev 065
RealTracks in style: ~368:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 065
MIDI Drums : Dropped
Bird Tweet : Dropped
Instruments:
RGC Flute In The Venue (D-PRO)
RGC Oboe In The Venue (D-PRO)
RGC Clarinet In The Venue (D-PRO)
Violins Long & Solo (RAPTURE-PRO)
Violas Long & Solo (RAPTURE-PRO)
Full Strings (small) (D-PRO)

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Posted at 09:03 AM

September 28, 2017 User Showcase Song - I Need a Flashlight (You have been warned...)

I have been asked many times why don't you sing. Well here's why.

BiaB style = BEEB Slow-slow 12/8 blues

I kept the drums, bass, and piano. I am playing the slide, rhythm and lead guitars as well as trying to sing.

What do you think about this one?

Listen to the song...

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Posted at 09:11 AM

September 28, 2017 User Tutorial - Country Guitar Topic Two: Triads and Inversions

Forum user edshaw has created some new tutorial videos! These tutorials are for Country Guitar Topic Two: Triads and Inversions that he shared to our Tips and Tricks forum!

The tutorial has been split into three parts:
Triads: Part One -- Band-in-a-Box®
Triads: Part Two -- Triads and Inversions
Triads: Part Three -- Playing Demo

Thank you edshaw!

If you've created your own tutorials that you'd like to share, feel free to post them to our Tips and Tricks Forum! You can also send an email to marketing@pgmusic.com and we will post and share them here and on Twitter & Facebook!

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Posted at 09:04 AM

September 27, 2017 User Showcase Song - Topsy-Turvy World

A new one - Leon's obviously been reading too many news articles!

Vocal & Lyrics Leon
I played the electric guitars and sang a bit.

The Band:
RealTracks in style: ~1546:Bass, Electric, CountrySwing Sw 085
RealTracks in song: 2543:Pedal Steel, Background ModernCrossover Sw16 090
RealTracks in style: ~530:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Hank Sw 085
RealTracks in style: ~970:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountrySwingCleanPedal Sw 085
RealTracks in song: ~689:Organ, B3, Background Pop Ev 085
RealDrums in style: PopShuffleSlow^01-a:Closed Hat, Snare, b:Open Hat, Snare

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Posted at 08:52 AM

September 27, 2017 User Blog: Create Interest in Your Band-in-a-Box Song Using Holds

Joanne Cooper's September blog post has been inspired by requests for this topic: Create Interest in your Band-in-a-Box song using holds.

Thank you for sharing this with us Joanne - your blog posts are always so thorough!

https://www.joannecooper.co.za/blog/blog/create-interest-in-your-band-in-a-box-song-using-holds

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Posted at 08:49 AM

September 27, 2017 Band-in-a-Box® 2017 for Mac - New Patch Update Available! (Build 184)

Attention Band-in-a-Box® Version 2017 for Mac Customers... a new Patch Update is available to download here

Summary of changes for Version 2017 Build 184, since Build 180 (Sept 26, 2017):

-Fixed: Changing the color setting for "Window background" in the Audio Edit window had no effect.
-Fixed: Hitting [Cancel] in the Audio Edit Settings dialog would cause a random zoom to occur.
-Fixed: The [Sample] button in the Audio Edit window would zoom in to the far left of the screen, rather than to the cursor.
-Fixed: If opening a song that was saved in the Windows version, the first character of these lead sheet fields would be missing: "Style", "Tempo", "Copyright", "Composer", and "Composer2".
-Fixed: -Fixed: Disabling "Draw interpolation" would cause random lines between sample points in the Audio Edit window.
-Fixed: If a THRU harmony is selected, then Band-in-a-Box would freeze when soloing the Soloist or Thru tracks.
-Fixed: MIDI sustain pedal would not be shut off when stopping song or hitting Panic button.
-Fixed: "Individual MIDI Tracks" in the Render dialog did not work.
-Fixed: Dragging to the WAV quadrant of the drop station would ignore the "Drag Master as separate tracks" setting.
-Fixed: There would be duplicate buttons in the custom tool panel.
-Fixed: The vertical zoom buttons in the Audio Edit window were missing.
-Fixed: The New Features menu items would link to the Windows web pages.
-Fixed: The VU Meters window would always indicate sound activity at -25 dB when lower than -25 dB.
-Updated: PDF Manual.

www.pgmusic.com/support_macintoshupdates.htm#2017_184

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Posted at 08:28 AM

September 26, 2017 Band-in-a-Box® for Windows Ear Training! #TipTuesday

Do you want to develop your pitch, rhythm, and melody recognition? Check out the great ear training games 'Music Replay' and 'Pitch Invasion' included with Band-in-a-Box® for Windows!

Access these when you select the Practice button in the program and choosing to "Launch" either of these from the menu that appears. You can also access these if you open the main "Practice Central..." selection from the same Practice menu. The Practice Window offers the user easy access to different Playalong features (like Soloing Trade 4's, Chord Breaks, Guitar Tutor, etc.), tempo adjustments, 101 Riffs, Ear Training games, and more!

What is Music Replay?
Music Replay focuses on developing three musical skills:
Replay Note helps to develope pitch recognition skills
Replay Rhythm developes the ability to recognize and play different rhythms.
Replay Melody combines Note and Rhythm - 1 bar melodies are played, and the user must play them back with the correct pitch and rhythm!

What is Pitch Invasion?
In the feel of a classic arcade game, "aliens" decent an your planet with the hopes of stealing your 15 instruments - and you can't let them! How do you destroy them? Match the pitch the alien is playing before it hits the ground! The more aliens you destroy, the faster they move! This challenging (and fun!) game also has an App available on iTunes.

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Posted at 10:42 AM

September 26, 2017 User Showcase Song - Go Round Again

Hi all just a bit of a fun write here.

** Song Summary *************
Title: live again
File:Go around again.SGU
Key=C , Tempo 120, Length (m:s)=3:26
No intro. 100 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 100. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Style is _MARSHAL.STY (Marshal Honky Tonk w Piano)

RealTracks in style: ~684:Bass, Electric, PopHalfNotesSync Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 1718:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm TexasBluesRockStraightBrent Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 848:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountryRockRiff Ev 120 (A:sync)
RealTracks in style: ~405:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 419:Guitar, Electric, Soloist Train Pickin' Ev 130 (Bluesy)
RealDrums in style: NashvilleEven8^8-a:Snare, HiHat Open , b:Snare, Ride

Vocals myself

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Posted at 09:49 AM

September 25, 2017 New to Band-in-a-Box®? Beginners Forum Available!

Launched last year, our Beginners Forum is a great place for new users to post their questions - there are more than 250 threads so far!

So... if you're new to Band-in-a-Box, feel free to join our forum to talk to fellow program users! Of course, you can always contact us directly with any questions you may have!

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Posted at 01:53 PM

September 25, 2017 User Showcase Song - Ocaso (Sunset)

Hi folks, this is my first one after experiencing Hurricane Irma.
Ocaso
Style is J_L_MAYS.STY (L Mays, Pop-Jazz Pad Style)(heavily modified)
PianoCustom Synth is Synth/Plugin Loaded (Addictive Keys)
StringsCustom Synth is Synth/Plugin Loaded (Coyote Forte)
MelodyCustom Synth is Synth/Plugin Loaded (Embertone Sexi Sax)
Style MIDI Instruments are : Acoustic Piano (1), Sci-Fi (104),
RealTracks in song: 1901:Bass, Baby, Bolero Ev 090
RealTracks in song: 1903:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm Bolero Ev 090
RealTracks in song: 477:Trombone, Bossa Ev 140
RealDrums in Song: SalsaBolero: a: SalsaBolerob: SalsaBolero

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Posted at 09:36 AM

September 22, 2017 User Tip - Midi to Keystroke "Hot Key" Win Mac (Conductor for Mac)

Forum user Pipeline shares a great 'tip' with his post Midi to Keystroke "Hot Key" Win Mac (Conductor for Mac)!

Check it out! www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=430438

Thanks for posting to our Tips & Tricks forum Pipeline!

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Posted at 10:30 AM

September 22, 2017 User Showcase Song - The Walker Of The Wind

This folk song is dedicated to my good friend. The music itself has got inspiration from celtic artists, especially from a scottish band called Runrig. Once again thanks to RnAM who created beautiful vocal track that fits nicely with the mood of the song. Everything else (except the wind sample) was created by another friend of mine, Band-in-a-box smile

RealDrums: Bodhran Trad Reel, Pop Modern Groove Sync, Shaker Folk

RealTracks:
Electric bass #683
Acoustic guitar #1608, #1814, #1902, #2548
Electric guitar #1524, #1607
Acoustic piano #1164
Accordion #1175
Fiddle #1604

Vocals: RnAM

Music mixed in Adobe Audition, final mix with vocals by RnAM

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Posted at 10:27 AM

September 21, 2017 #TBT - Band-in-a-Box® Version 5 Article "The Software Story"

For the latest blast from the past for Band-in-a-Box, check out the article The Software Story: Band-in-a-Box by Norm Weinberg, as published in the June 1993 issue of Percussive Notes!

Imagine a group of musicians who would rehearse with you whenever you wanted, wouldn't tire of playing the same songs over and over, could play at any tempo you wanted, could learn new tunes in a matter of minutes, and never have any ego problems? Wouldn't this be an ideal musical situation for gaining experience? Band-in-a-Box to the rescue!
-Norm Weinberg

Did you have this older version? Share your story with other program users!

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Posted at 12:00 PM

September 21, 2017 User Showcase Song - Eclipsing Reality

A few weeks ago my wife and I drove down to South Carolina to see the solar total eclipse. It was remarkable and inspiring. Here are our musical impressions from the Trans-American Solar Eclipse called, "Eclipsing Reality"

Enjoy!

Title: Eclipsing Reality
File:Eclipsing Reality.SGU
Key=G , Tempo 115, Length (m:s)=3:34
No intro. 101 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 101. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Style is _PWPOWER.STY (Praise & Worship w/ Guitar & Pia)


RealTracks in style: 1523:Bass, Electric, PopPowerA-B Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 1535:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm PopPowerPushA-B Ev 120
RealDrums in style: PraiseWorshipPowerPush^1-a:Qck, b:PHt
RealTracks in style: 1523:Bass, Electric, PopPowerA-B Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 1535:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm PopPowerPushA-B Ev 120
RealDrums in style: PraiseWorshipPowerPush^1-a:Qck, b:PHt
RealTrack 686 Organ B3
RealTrack 645 Guitar Electric
RealTrack 1119 Guitar acoustic 12 string
RealTrack Guitar 1531 Guitar Electric soloist

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Posted at 10:43 AM

September 20, 2017 User Post - Save as Video

Earlier this week we shared information on the Save as Video feature within Band-in-a-Box.

Forum user JoanneCooper has just shared her Band-in-a-Box video using this feature! Check out her post here, or click here watch her YouTube video.

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Posted at 11:18 AM

September 20, 2017 User Showcase Song - What More Could I Need?

One of those standard "son vs. father songs"...
(doesn't every writer have one?)

The BAND:

Style is _HROCAMP.STY (Amplitube HrdRockLA Bass&Guitars)
RealTracks in style: 995:Bass, Electric, HardRockLA Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 999:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm HardRockLAFuzzyA-B Ev 120
RealTracks in style: 996:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm HardRockLACrispA-B Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 659:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm TexasRockChop Ev 120 (B:8ths)
RealTracks in song: 1520 Guitar, Electric, Soloist CountryWorkinBrent Ev16 090
RealTracks in song: 1169 Guitar, Electric, Soloist RockMediumBrent Ev 120
RealDrums in Song: PopAmerican
RealDrums in Song: PopCalypso^1-a:Snare, Closed HiHat , b:Snare, Ride

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Posted at 08:52 AM

September 19, 2017 Band-in-a-Box® for Mac: Use Keystroke "Hot Key" Commands! #TipTuesday

Hot Keys are a great way to speed up using a lot of different programs... and that includes Band-in-a-Box®!

Band-in-a-Box has keystroke "hot keys" to mute instruments or to adjust volume, panning, reverb, chorus, or bank of instrument without using the mouse, etc... in fact - there are over 100 Hot Key commands for Band-in-a-Box® for Mac!

To view them all, click here.

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Posted at 11:32 AM

September 19, 2017 User Showcase Song - Kapapa Island waltz on the lapsteel

My latest tune composed within the last week. Kapapa Island waltz. Just stuck an imaginary pin in Google maps and came up with the name

I DO hope I've managed to capture the Hawaiian flavour with the backing here. In my opinion the pedal steel from BIAB gives the tune a fantastic lift.

RealTracks in song: ~1121:Bass, Acoustic, CountryWaltz Sw 085
RealTracks in song: ~~2053:Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking CountryWaltzBrent Sw 085
RealTracks in song: ~824:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Country Waltz Sw 085
RealTracks in song: 2673:Pedal Steel, Rhythm Hawaiian Waltz Sw 085

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Posted at 07:32 AM

September 18, 2017 Band-in-a-Box® - Save as a Video!

A feature added with our Band-in-a-Box® 2015 release was the option to Save as Video. This feature is easy to use! When you're ready to save your song within Band-in-a-Box®, choose "Save as Video..." and adjut the settings if you'd like, then choose [OK - Render Video]. Once it's rendered, you can select the [Upload to YouTube], or take a look at your video first when you choose [Show Video File]. You can also choose to open this video file up in a different video program - it's your video file!

What does the video show? The chordsheet within Band-in-a-Box® just as you'd see it when the song is playing - don't worry though, the rendering of the song to video is MUCH FASTER than the duration of the song!

To see this in action, visit THIS LINK for our Support video.

Have you made a video of your song using this feature? Share it to our Forum!

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Posted at 11:06 AM

September 18, 2017 User Showcase Song - I Don't Wanna Think About You

Hello Friends,

Here's a little blues rock ditty that David Snyder and I co-wrote. David was on the road so I mixed it. First time I've used Neutron Elements.

It was great working with David. He is so talented and easy to work with. It's been such a long time since I've done a collab or posted anything new on here. Thank you David! Virtual hugs.

Comments welcome. Hope you enjoy.

I Don't Wanna Think About You

Written with BIAB/RB. Mixed with Reaper.
RTs : GTR 2624, Bass 1546, Drums Blues Rock Shuffle, Organ 2692, E Piano 1904.
Guitar David Snyder. Vocals/harmonies Josie Beck.

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Posted at 08:52 AM

September 15, 2017 User Showcase Song - Ballade for The Betrayal

I would like to post an instrumental tune this time.
All are MIDI with various VST instruments.
The former half is played with symphonic orchestral feeling, and the latter half is played with Rock Fusion feeling.
Any comments encouraged.
Have at it.

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Posted at 11:12 AM

September 14, 2017 User Tutorial - Band-in-a-Box® and Walking Bass Lines

Forum user edshaw has created some tutorials for Band-in-a-Box® and Walking Bass Lines that he has shared to our Tips and Tricks forum!

The tutorial has been split into three parts:
Part One - Using Band-in-a-Box®
Part Two - Walking Bass Line
Part Three - Demonstration

Thank you edshaw!

If you've created your own tutorials that you'd like to share, feel free to post them to our Tips and Tricks Forum! You can also send an email to marketing@pgmusic.com and we will post and share them here and on Twitter & Facebook!

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Posted at 10:19 AM

September 14, 2017 User Showcase Song - Tune 1 (Spontaneous Groovin' Combustion)

Tune-1 was built around a little seven note sax riff I stumbled upon while practicing.

This is my very first production with PG Music software.

I would love you to suggest a great name for this tune! Café des Amis was one thought.

All tracks are RealTracks with the exception of MIDI acoustic bass and my six tenor sax tracks.

The Basic style was Jazz Fred I believe.

Other than BIAB/RB, only Audacity was used for a dash of post-mix editing (crop, Amplify, Fade Out).

The 10-band EQ and PG Reverb were used on most tracks, with a dash of Chorus/Echo on the sax solo only.

Thanks very much for listening!

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Posted at 10:02 AM

September 13, 2017 User Showcase Song - Sedona Sunrise

With this song I am continuing with another instrumental. A few years ago I accompanied my mom on a trip to Sedona, Arizona. I feel the Red Rocks area around Sedona is some of the most beautiful scenery you will ever find. This place left a lasting impression on me, and as a result this song was born! I recorded this for my mom because she loves this area so much. I was going for a "Southwest" feel/sound with this track and I feel that I got pretty close. I hope someone enjoys it! Thanks, Torrey

BIAB
Bass 1253 Pop Shining Held Ev 120
Bass 1418 Electric Southern Rock Ev16 85
Drums Pop Country 16ths
Guitar 1164 Acoustic Rhythm Celtic Reel Ev16 110
Guitar 1305 Acoustic Rhythm Celtic Reel Ev16 110 (Drones only)
Strings 2060 Strings Rhythm Pop Country Ev 120
Guitar 851 Electric Rhythm Nashville Pop Clean Ev 120

Me
Acoustic Guitar Lead Taylor 812ce
Background Vocals
Percussion
Synths

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Posted at 10:30 AM

September 12, 2017 Band-in-a-Box® Polish Tutorial - Sound Station

Our new Polish Distributor, Sound Station, is thrilled to be adding Band-in-a-Box® to their product line, and look forward to working with the program! They've just started with us, and have already created this Band-in-a-Box® 2017 Polish Tutorial: Video: Band in a Box 2017 TUTORIAL PL

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Posted at 12:40 PM

September 12, 2017 User Showcase Song - I'll Never Let You Go

For this song, I've used BIAB instruments from four different styles and I've spent a lot more time than usual on the overall production. I hope this is evident to the listener.

Apart from the vocals, electric lap steel solo and Roland GR-20 guitar synth backing vocals, all provided by myself, I've used Drums, Bass, Baritone electric guitar, gritty electric guitar, organ, and two different pianos.

The theme will be familiar to anyone who has heard my previous songs.
Past personal relationships and their sometimes painful consequences have certainly provided me with plenty of subject matter.

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Posted at 09:50 AM

September 11, 2017 My Favorite Things - User Feedback

Head to our My Favorite Things Forum to read what other program users love about Band-in-a-Box - or share your own list of favorite features!

Other program users have shared their favorite things about Band-in-a-Box already... like the Jukebox feature, how Band-in-a-Box improves live playing, the interactive PDF program manual, the convenience of the pre-installed hard drive, and more!

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Posted at 01:16 PM

September 11, 2017 User Showcase Song - Boner McPharlin's Moll

All RealTracks here, apart from the vocal and the drum kit. Mixed in Logic Pro.

Here are the Realtracks:
RealTracks in style: 1732:Bass, Electric, TexasBluesRockFunky Ev16 090
RealTracks in song: 2619:Organ, Rhythm Funk Ev 100
RealTracks in song: 2525:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm FunkWahWahChords Ev16 100
RealTracks in song: 2403:Guitar, Acoustic, Rhythm FunkyFolk Ev16 110
RealTracks in song: ~586:Harmonica, Background Blues Roadhouse Ev 120

I started with the _TXBLZFN.STY style but customised the instruments for the song eg the harmonica is not in the original style (but suited it so well!).

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Posted at 12:09 PM

September 08, 2017 YouTube Find - Applying Jazz Guitar to the Blues

Jim Bryer uses Band-in-a-Box backing tracks within his YouTube videos, and we think he sounds GREAT!

Like this one: Video - Applying Jazz Guitar to the Blues.

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Posted at 12:03 PM

September 08, 2017 User Showcase Song - Blue Kentucky Rain

Thanks for listening
appreciate your comments
appreciate this forum

Drums BoomChickaSwing Rockabilly
Bass 2351 Acoustic Rockabilly
Piano 2498
Guitar 2496 Rhythm Rockabilly Brent
Guitar Solo 1280 Country Boogie Brent Swing
knocked over a few chairs at the end there

Lyrics included! (click on title to visit forum post with full lyrics!)

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Posted at 11:30 AM

September 07, 2017 Macworld Review - Hands on with Band-in-a-Box 2017

Keith White has just shared his Band-in-a-Box 2017 for Mac review with us: Hands on with Band-in-a-Box 2017

While working with the new Band-in-a-Box 2017 for Mac version, Keith spent some time using the enhanced Song Titles browser feature within the StylePicker - make sure you check out his song links to hear his results!

I have used Band-in-a-Box for over 20 years professionally and have found it one of the most professional and useful programs in my arsenal. The 2017 version takes a great program to new heights.

Pros: vastly improved user control of interface; fabulous range of new sounds from all over the world: useful improvements to Song Titles Browser and Style Picker.

Cons: (as usual) can you have too much of a good thing?
-Keith White, Macworld Australia

Review - Hands on with Band-in-a-Box 2017

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Posted at 01:29 PM

September 07, 2017 Great YouTube Find - Big Little Boy with BIAB

We came across this great YouTube video shared by Kirk Olsen, titled Big Little Boy with BIAB, Digitech Vocalist Live 3 and TC Helicon Harmony GXT.

This is his first mix with Band-in-a-Box accompaniment - we think it's an AMAZING start!

Watch - Big Little Boy with BIAB...

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Posted at 12:59 PM

September 07, 2017 User Showcase Song - Sliding Out

This time of year is bitter sweet for me. Summer is slipping into fall. Nights are getting cooler and the leaves are starting to turn. Very pretty time of year but I will miss the warm weather. This is an easy listening piece. Hope you like it...

Sliding Out - Backtrack

****** Song Summary *************
Title: Sliding Out
File:SlidingOut.SGU
Key=Bm , Tempo 75, Length (m:s)=3:37
No intro. 64 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 64. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Style is _RESTFUL.STY (Restful Legato Pop Ballad w Harp)

RealTracks in style: ~518:Bass, Electric, Pop HalfNotes Ev 085
RealTracks in style: ~~367:Guitar, Electric, Background Dreamy Ev 065
RealTracks in style: 2820:Harp, Rhythm ClassicalSlow8ths Ev 085
*******************

Guitar is my White Stratocaster
Amp is a Purdy
Just a touch of delay on this one.

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Posted at 12:48 PM

September 06, 2017 User Showcase Song - Without You

I love Shuffle Blues. I wrote this one back in 2011 on a different music creation program. So, the chord pattern and lyric were already in place. I just had to recreate it in BIAB. That took a couple of hours and then I recorded the vocal. Got it on the 2nd take. Love that B3 !!!!

Key=Am , Tempo 80, Length (m:s)=2:12
Style is _BTGSHUF.STY (Baritone Guitar Blues Shuffle)

RealTracks in style:
1546:Bass, Electric, CountrySwing Sw 085
673: Organ, B3, Background Blues BB Ev 085
2624:Guitar, Baritone Electric, Rhythm BluesShuffleBassAndLicks Sw 085
2686:Guitar, Electric, Soloist BluesSlow12-8BrentSimple Sw 065
571:Harmonica, Background Blues Monday Sw 065
2730:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm BluesSlowSwingMike Sw 085

RealDrums in style:
BluesRockShuffle^1-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, Open HiHat

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Posted at 10:52 AM

September 05, 2017 User Showcase Song - Take It Easy On Me

"Take It Easy On Me" by forum user BlueAttitude

The band:
Drums: BluesRock12/8
Bass: 564
Organ: 2734
Piano/vocals/lyrics: Chris Spruit
Guitars: Dave Bell

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Posted at 01:56 PM

September 01, 2017 YouTube Find: Amazing Grace with Band-in-a-Box Piano Backing Track

Check out this video: Amazing Grace Traditional Piano Backing Track in 3/4 Time with Band-in-a-Box in G Major

Eric has used Band-in-a-Box to generate this backing track. Perfect to play or sing along too!

Find more great resources on Eric Blackmon's YouTube Channel

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Posted at 03:54 PM

September 01, 2017 User Showcase Song - Marina & Gavins' Wedding

A few weeks ago, I posted a tune called Connies' waltz. This is a tune I composed for her parents when they got married 3 years ago.
Marina & Gavins' wedding


RealTracks in song: ~1178:Bass, Electric, PopWaltz Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 2366:Piano, Acoustic, Rhythm CelticWaltz Ev 100
RealDrums in Song: PopWaltz: a: Brushes b: Sidestick, Ride

I'm playing 2nd accordion the fiddle is from the reason sound library

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Posted at 09:36 AM

September 01, 2017 September 4th is Labor Day - Limited Hours

Monday, Sept 4th is Labor Day. Although our Customer Service Department will be open, we have limited hours that day:

Sales line and Live Help: 8:00AM to 4:00PM PST (GMT -8)
Tech line: Closed

Our hours will return to normal on Tuesday, September 5th.

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Posted at 09:34 AM

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