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GuitarStar - Brent Mason Country--Version 2.0.7.54a (135 MB)

This patch will update any version of GuitarStar - Brent Mason Country to Version 2.0.7.54a. You must already have the full program installed for this update patch to work.

Note: If you already have Version 2.0.3.46a or higher, you can download a much smaller (2 MB) update patch here. This patch will not work if you have a version lower than 2.0.3.46a.

Summary of Changes for Version 2.0.7.54a (March 4, 2008)

  • Fixed: Error message when playing videos on some Vista computers.
  • Fixed: On some riffs, note display was not in sync with the audio.
  • Added: Hotkey for 1/2 playback (shift+F3)
  • Improved: 1/2 speed playback can now be toggled on/off during playback.
  • Added: Setting for bent notes to be shown in a different color.
  • Added: Setting to show upcoming notes as expanding spots (to let you know what the next note is).
  • Added: 'Show note outlines' setting can help on some computers that have trouble displaying notes on the fretboard.
  • Added: Setting for color-coded fingering (e.g. notes played by the first finger are blue etc.).
  • Added: Hotkeys, fly-by hints, and close button added to the Video window.
  • Fixed: Pressing Alt+F10 produced a debug screen.
  • Improved: Minor fly-by hint and help file updates.

Summary of Changes for Version 2.0.3.46a (May 17, 2007)

  • Updated: Windows Vista compatibility.
  • Improved: Fly-by hints weren't displayed during playback.

Summary of Changes for Version 1.1.25.38e (September 13, 2006)

  • Added: A "Step Advance" feature has been added which allows you to move through the riffs in short clips. You can move through the riffs either by the note, or in half-note, quarter-note or eighth-note groups.
  • Added: A half-speed option has been added which allows you to play the riffs at reduced tempo. The on-screen guitar fretboard also displays the notes at half speed.
  • Added: "Playercam" videos are now supported in the program. These videos give the viewer the perspective of the guitar player himself, as opposed to the standard view of the guitarist as "teacher". To view the Playercam videos from within the program, simply select "Use playercam (inverted) videos when available" from the Settings in GuitarStar. One "Playercam" video is included with this patch (Train Beat Groove, Riff #1), and you can also download the entire set of Playercam videos from here
  • Added: Fingering can now be displayed on the transcriptions. This can be turned on or off in Settings.
  • Updated: The help file has been updated to include all new features.

Summary of Changes for Version 1.0.16.23d (August 8, 2006)

  • Added: The fingering for all riffs now displays on the on-screen guitar fretboard. There is an option in Settings to turn this off.
  • Added: A "loop" button has been added in the video windows so you can constantly repeat the videos.
  • Fixed: In previous builds, the ctrl key did not work (it is used to trigger riffs instantly).
  • Fixed: In previous builds, the video scrollbars did not function properly in videos that were not full-screen.

Summary of Changes for Version 1.0.15.20c (July 17, 2006)

  • Added: Transcriptions are included for all 151 riffs. These transcriptions appear in notation and TAB as you play the riffs in the program, and the timeline moves in sync with the notation.
  • Added: MIDI files are included for all 151 riffs. These MIDI files display the notes that are being played on the on-screen guitar fretboard, including articulation marks.
  • Added: pdf files are now included which contain all of the riffs. These full-page booklets can be printed out from within the GuitarStar program.
  • Added: A new "How to use GuitarStar" video has been added which includes the use of the newer features.
  • Added: Info has been added for the index, including text descriptions of the riffs and small versions of the notation.
  • Added: The opening splash screen (and the "about" dialog) now has a picture of Brent Mason.
  • Added: There is now a half-speed option for video playback
  • Added: A full-screen video option has been added. To get full-screen, simply double-click in the video window. To exit full-screen mode, again, simply double-click.
  • Added: For the Medium Two-Beat grooves, the guitar is tuned in drop D tuning. The text beside the fretboard now reflects this.
  • Fixed: The video-help videos now play with the correct dimensions.
  • Fixed: Several videos had incorrect fret marking displays.
  • Fixed: One of the videos had out-of-sync playback.
  • Updated: The help file has been updated to include many new features

Summary of changes for version 1.0.13.16b (June 28, 2006):

  • Added: 17 new audio riffs in the "Medium Two-Beat" groove.
  • Added: 17 new videos to go along with the audio riffs.
  • Added: The 43 remaining transcription images for the "Fast Train Beat" groove.
  • Added: The 43 remaining MIDI files for the "Fast Train Beat" groove which display the notes on the on-screen guitar fretboard.
  • Fixed: The audio levels were too low on 5 of the video files. These videos have been replaced.

Last Updated: March 4, 2008

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GuitarStar - Brent Mason Country - 'Playercam' videos (596 MB)

This patch will install the Playercam videos (180 degree rotation) for GuitarStar - Brent Mason Country. This gives the viewer the perspective of the guitar player himself. To view the Playercam videos from within the program, simply select "Use playercam (inverted) videos when available" from the Settings in GuitarStar.

**Please note, you must have GuitarStar - Brent Mason Country version 1.1.25.38e or higher to be able to view these videos.

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GuitarStar Volume 2--Version 2.0.7.54a (12 MB)

This patch will update any version of GuitarStar volume 2 to Version 2.0.7.54a. You must already have the full program installed for this update patch to work.

Note: If you already have Version 2.0.3.46a or higher, you can download a much smaller (2 MB) update patch here. This patch will not work if you have a version lower than 2.0.3.46a.

Summary of Changes for Version 2.0.7.54a (March 4, 2008)

  • Fixed: Error message when playing videos on some Vista computers.
  • Fixed: On some riffs, note display was not in sync with the audio.
  • Added: Hotkey for 1/2 playback (shift+F3)
  • Improved: 1/2 speed playback can now be toggled on/off during playback.
  • Added: Setting for bent notes to be shown in a different color.
  • Added: Setting to show upcoming notes as expanding spots (to let you know what the next note is).
  • Added: 'Show note outlines' setting can help on some computers that have trouble displaying notes on the fretboard.
  • Added: Hotkeys, fly-by hints, and close button added to the Video window.
  • Fixed: Pressing Alt+F10 produced a debug screen.
  • Improved: Minor fly-by hint and help file updates.

Summary of Changes for Version 2.0.3.46a (May 17, 2007)

  • Updated: Windows Vista compatibility.
  • Improved: Fly-by hints weren't displayed during playback.
  • Added: A "Step Advance" feature has been added which allows you to move through the riffs in short clips. You can move through the riffs either by the note, or in half-note, quarter-note or eighth-note groups.
  • Added: A half-speed option has been added which allows you to play the riffs at reduced tempo. The on-screen guitar fretboard also displays the notes at half speed.

Summary of changes for Version 1.0.16.23b (July 25, 2006)

  • Added: Pdf files with the complete notation are now included. You can view and print all the riffs by selecting "GuitarStar - volume 2 - notation" from the Programs menu, or you can view and print all the riffs for any given groove from within GuitarStar by pressing the "print" button.
  • Added: A half-speed option was added to the videos.
  • Added: A full-screen option has been added to the videos. Double-click in the main video window to enter full-screen mode, and double-click again to return to normal mode.
  • Updated: The help file has been updated to include the new features.
  • Fixed: The "ctrl" key was not functioning in previous builds. It is used to trigger riffs at the beginning, rather than having them start within the loop.
  • Added: A "loop" button has been added to the video window which plays the video in a constant loop.
  • Added: Fingering is now displayed on the on-screen guitar fretboard, and a setting was added to allow you to disable it.
  • Fixed: In previous builds, the video tutorial was not displaying correctly.

Last Updated: March 4, 2008

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GuitarStar Volume 1--Version 2.0.7.54a (80 MB)

This patch will update any version of GuitarStar volume 1 to Version 2.0.7.54a. You must already have the full program installed for this update patch to work.

Note: If you already have Version 2.0.3.46a or higher, you can download a much smaller (2 MB) update patch here. This patch will not work if you have a version lower than 2.0.3.46a.

Summary of Changes for Version 2.0.7.54a (March 4, 2008)

  • Fixed: Error message when playing videos on some Vista computers.
  • Fixed: On some riffs, note display was not in sync with the audio.
  • Added: Hotkey for 1/2 playback (shift+F3)
  • Improved: 1/2 speed playback can now be toggled on/off during playback.
  • Added: Setting for bent notes to be shown in a different color.
  • Added: Setting to show upcoming notes as expanding spots (to let you know what the next note is).
  • Added: 'Show note outlines' setting can help on some computers that have trouble displaying notes on the fretboard.
  • Added: Hotkeys, fly-by hints, and close button added to the Video window.
  • Fixed: Pressing Alt+F10 produced a debug screen.
  • Improved: Minor fly-by hint and help file updates.

Summary of Changes for Version 2.0.3.46a (May 17, 2007)

  • Updated: Windows Vista compatibility.
  • Improved: Fly-by hints weren't displayed during playback.
  • Added: A "Step Advance" feature has been added which allows you to move through the riffs in short clips. You can move through the riffs either by the note, or in half-note, quarter-note or eighth-note groups.
  • Added: A half-speed option has been added which allows you to play the riffs at reduced tempo. The on-screen guitar fretboard also displays the notes at half speed.

Summary of changes for Version 1.0.16.23b (July 25, 2006)

  • Fixed: Previous builds of the program would not start properly if other applications were open, and it often required a reboot.
  • Added: the progress bar that displays when the program opens now indicates the loading of the images and the riffs separately, giving you a better idea of the progress.
  • Improved: the quantize feature has been improved so that when you trigger riffs instantly, they play instantly, but are aligned to match up with the rhythm section (based on the level of quantize).
  • Added: You can now trigger riffs with the spacebar, or by clicking anywhere on the notation
  • Added: An additional "Video" button was added at the bottom of the screen for convenience.
  • Added: A "Riff List" has been added, which is an index of all of the riffs available for the currently loaded groove
  • Added: A half-speed option was added to the videos.
  • Added: A full-screen option has been added to the videos. Double-click in the main video window to enter full-screen mode, and double-click again to return to normal mode.
  • Updated: The help file has been updated to include the new features.
  • Added: A "loop" button has been added to the video window which plays the video in a constant loop.
  • Added: A new "How to use GuitarStar" video has been added which includes the use of the newer features.
  • Added: Hotkeys have been added to the video window
  • Added: The program now remembers the last groove and riff you were playing when you close the program, and it opens to them when you restart.
  • Added: There are now "Previous", "Next", "History Previous" and "History Next" buttons for navigating through all of the riffs.

Summary of changes for Version 1.0.5.1 (Jan 3, 2006)

  • Added: A moving timeline has been added below the notation, indicating the position of a riff when it is playing. The timeline can also be clicked to start a riff at any point within the loop.
  • Added: Bends, hammer-ons, pull-offs & vibrato are all now displayed on the on-screen guitar fretboard.
  • Added: Quantize feature. When triggering riffs instantly, you now have the option (in settings) of quantizing the riffs to the bar, half note, quarter note, eighth note or sixteenth note.
  • Added: Video Help now gives you a menu, so you can pick the specific topic you want to view.
  • Added: Text hints now display the associated hotkeys.
  • Added: A "play riff" button has been added at the bottom of the screen. This loops the currently loaded riff.
  • Fixed: Instant-trigger riffs (hotkeys 1-9) were not looping previously. They are now looping.
  • Fixed: Many of the individual riffs previously could not be printed. That is fixed.
  • Fixed: Alt-F4 now closes the program.
  • Fixed: When saving a wave file where the file already exists, you now receive a warning message.
  • Fixed: When previewing the notation for a riff, in previous versions the original riff would not display again once the previewing was finished. This is now fixed.
  • Added: A new VIDEO button has been added at the bottom of the screen for added convenience.
  • Added: New hotkeys have been Added: shift-F1: Video Help; F6: Video; F7: Save; shift-F7: settings; F8: print; Esc: Stop;
  • Added: A pause button has been added to the video window.
  • Added: A progress bar has been added showing the progress of loading the wave files into memory.

Summary of changes for Version 1.0.2.1

  • Fixed: In previous builds, using the "alt" key in combination with other qwerty keys caused a repeated beeping. This has been eliminated.
  • Fixed: A number of MIDI files & image files have been fixed. The MIDI previously displayed incorrectly, or not at all, and several incorrect transcriptions have been fixed.
  • Added: The bar display now has it's own designated area.
  • Added: 3 new rhythm section grooves have been added. You can now choose between the 4 available grooves.
  • Fixed: A sync problem between the riffs and the grooves has been fixed
  • Fixed: The "bar" indicator is now properly displaying bars 1-4 within the loop.
  • Fixed: The 32-bar loop now loops properly, with no irregularity at the end of the loop.
  • Fixed: The notes on the guitar fretboard previously did not always display correctly in the previous build. This is fixed.

Last Updated: March 4, 2008

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Metronome Pro - Version 2.0.1.3 (26 MB)

Note: If you already have Version 1.0.14.29 or higher, you can download a much smaller (2MB) update patch here. This patch will not work if you have a version lower than 1.0.14.29.

Summary of changes for version 2.0.1.3 (May 30, 2007):

  • Updated: Windows Vista compatibility (help file, volume control button).
  • Fixed: Volume slider on metronome didn't work properly on some computers with Vista.

Summary of changes for version 1.0.14.29 (August 22, 2006):

  • Added: There is a new "Use default tempo settings for Drum Beats and MIDI Files" checkbox added so that tempos can be taken directly from the loaded MIDI files. If you change the tempo after loading the file, the new tempo remains, but every time you load a new MIDI file, it loads the tempo as well. The default is ON.
  • Improved: When pressing the "Speaker" icon multiple times, only one instance of the Windows Mixer opens.
  • Fixed: In previous builds, there were frequent timing problems when using an external synth.

Summary of changes for version 1.0.13.28 (August 17, 2006):

  • Fixed: In previous builds, if you had too many MIDI files in your "Drum" or "MIDI" folders, the list in the program was too long to access them all. New buttons have been added to allow you to scroll through the list.
  • Added: A "Browse..." option has been added to the Drums and MIDI lists (in addition to the "Browse and add..." option) so you can open a MIDI file without adding it to the default list.
  • Fixed: The tempo display was previously not displayed correctly for time signatures with 2, 8, or 16 as the denominator.
  • Improved: The "Tap Tempo" feature now does not restart a MIDI file or a drum beat when using the minus key (-) hotkey, or when using the mouse with "Tap Tempo starts metronome" set to "no" in settings.
  • Improved: When you use the "Tap Tempo" feature while a beat is playing, the transition between tempos is now smooth (provided you do not use an option that restarts).
  • Fixed: In previous builds, loading some MIDI files as drum beats caused an access violation error.
  • Improved: In previous builds, when you tapped the tempo to start the metronome, it started on 4, it now starts after the 4th beat, as if you were counting, "one, two, three, four, start..."
  • Fixed: In the previous build, the numerical tempo display did not change when using the "Tempo increases by x bpm every y bars" feature.

Summary of changes for version 1.0.11.26 (August 14, 2006):

  • Fixed: In previous builds, MIDI files would not copy correctly to the MIDI folder.
  • Added: The "transpose" feature has been added for changing the key of MIDI files.
  • Fixed: The "Metronome plays x beats and rests x beats feature now works with drum beats and MIDI files (the drums are muted).
  • Fixed: The Tempo Calculator previously did not work correctly with composite time signatures.
  • Added: The program now opens image files in the memo area when MIDI files are selected that have .png files of the same name in the same directory.
  • Added: There is a new checkbox in Settings: "Automatically reset timer every time the metronome is started"
  • Fixed: chord charts have been included with the MIDI files, and display in the memo area when the MIDI files are loaded.
  • Fixed: With composite time signatures, the animated metronome did not sync up with the beat.
  • Fixed: Previous versions crashed in Windows 98

Summary of changes for version 1.0.9.24 (July 28, 2006):

  • Added: A Video Tutorial is now included with the program, which features 10 minutes of tips and tricks for using the program more effectively. To view the video, simply select "All Programs| Metronome Pro| Metronome Pro Video Tutorial".
  • Added: F8 is now a hotkey for toggling back and forth between skin mode and full screen. There is also a fly-by hint for the button.
  • Changed: In the tempo calculator, the item that is selected is now grayed out to make it clear that it is the number being calculated, and that the other two numbers are the ones that the user should vary.
  • Added: The "Use MIDI file" feature is now working, and there are several MIDI files included for practicing common chord progressions with the metronome.
  • Added: The "Use Drum Beat" feature is now working, and there are several drum files included.
  • Fixed: The icon in the taskbar previously did not display the correct program icon
  • Changed: For clarity, the wave selection area in the alarms now does not display the full file patch, but just the filename.
  • Fixed: Error when selected certain non-default MIDI devices in the settings window

Summary of changes for version 1.0.6.19 (July 4, 2006):

  • Fixed: All hotkeys are now working
  • Fixed: Fly-by hints are now working
  • Fixed: Tempo changes are now much more smooth.
  • Added: The "Tempo Calculator" feature has been added.
  • Fixed: "Tap Tempo" now calculates tempos only after 4 beats are played.
  • Fixed: Settings were not always being saved when the program was closed.
  • Added: A new option allows for the skin mode to always be on top.
  • Fixed: In previous versions, when the tempo was increased using the arrow buttons, the metronome would reset.
  • Added: "Save Preset" has been added to the settings to allow for alterations of existing presets.
  • Fixed: minor typos in the Settings and Alarm dialogs have been fixed.
  • Fixed: Pan settings for MIDI instruments are now working

Summary of changes for version 1.0.4.15 (June 30, 2006):

  • Added: A full Help file is now included, and can be accessed either with the "Help" button in the program, or in the All Programs menu.
  • Added: The tip of the metronome can now flash to indicate the time. A red flash indicates the beginning of a bar, a dark green flash indicates the beat, and a light green flash indicates the subdivisions of the beat, if applicable.
  • Added: The "trade 4s" features has been implemented.
  • Added: The "tempo increase" feature has been implemented.
  • Fixed: Features that have not yet been implemented previously displayed the message: "...for free path updates." This typo has been fixed (and it doesn't occur nearly as often as several new features have been enabled).
  • Added: The previous tempo limit was 210. It can now go up to 500.
  • Added: You can now click on the numerical tempo display to enter a value.
  • Fixed: The "Quick Start" buttons previously did not start the metronome playing. They now do.
  • Added: Default buttons for latency have been added to the settings
  • Added: The is a new option in settings where you can choose whether or not "Tap Tempo" starts the metronome or not.
  • Added: The main volume control is now enabled
  • Added: The 6:8 quickstart button is now 3+3
  • Added: The memo feature has been implemented
  • Fixed: It is now not possible to have more than one instance of the program running
  • Added: There are two new settings, "Metronome clicks in the center" and "Metronome clicks x ms before the end of the pendulum swing".
  • Added: The slider on the animated metronome pendulum can now be clicked and dragged to new tempos. The tempos also appear in a larger font.
  • Added: The slider on the animated metronome pendulum can now be moved lower, and can go down to 500bpm.
  • Fixed: Odd text characters in the Time Signature editor have been removed, and "ESC" is now a hotkey to close that and other dialogs.
  • Fixed: "Pause" previously stopped the program altogether. It now works correctly.
  • Added: Presets that include various sound combinations have been added to Settings. You are also able to add your own presets.
  • Fixed: a problem where the program crashes when restoring the program in 1024x768 resolution has been fixed.
  • Added: The "minimize" button is now strictly for minimizing to the taskbar. To go into skin mode, there is a new button on the metronome itself.
  • Added: When you close the program in skin mode, it will start up again in skin mode.

Last Updated: May 30, 2007

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Guitar Chord Dictionary - Version 2.0.1.3 (2MB)

Summary of changes for version 2.0.1.3 (May 30, 2007):

  • Updated: Windows Vista compatibility updates (help file, volume controls).

Summary of changes for version 2.0.0.2 (March 13, 2007):

  • Added: A "Reverse Chord Finder" feature has been added which allows you to enter notes on the fretboard, after which the program will find either all chords that contain those notes, or specific voicings that have those exact notes.
  • Updated: The Help file has been updated. Among other items, a detailed explanation of the "Reverse Chord Finder" has been included.
  • Changed: In the "This Chord Contains" area, the voicings area, and on the fretboard, the descriptions of the chord scale degrees have been condensed. For example, "aug5" has become "#5".
  • Improved: The "dim7" chord is now on the main screen, instead of in the "additional chords" area.
  • Improved: When you press any of the "Root" keys (the vertical keyboard), you now hear the root being played.
  • Improved: The program automatically remembers all on-screen settings when you close and re-open the program.
  • Improved: The program now remembers the last root and chord you played when closing and re-opening the program. This can be turned off in settings.
  • Fixed: The color-coding previously did not work properly with the "This Chord Contains" button.
  • Fixed: Some voicings were causing an error message.

Summary of changes for version 1.0.5.14 (July 7, 2006):

  • Added: The "This Chord Contains" area is now active. This displays the basic tones that are present in any given chord, and plays the chord in root position.� When this is selected, the fretboard displays all instances of notes that are present in the chord.
  • Added: New voicings have been added to the "jazz" chords
  • Added: A new feature has been added that allows you to view different colours for different chord tones.� This can be turned on or off in the Settings.
  • Added: When "Arpeggio" is selected, you can now determine how many milliseconds elapse between notes.� This is in Settings.
  • Added: Fly-by hints have been added
  • Fixed: Some small improvements have been made to the look of the main screen
  • Added: Hotkeys have been added (see help file for a complete list)
  • Changed: The large display of the chord name has been changed to make the difference between the root and chord type�more obvious.

Summary of changes for version 1.0.3.11b (July 7, 2006):

  • Added: A help file has been added, which can be accessed with the Help button in the main program, or by the shortcut in the Programs menu.
  • Fixed: Some incorrect chords were displaying for Cmaj7. These have been removed.

Summary of changes for version 1.0.3.11 (June 30, 2006):

  • Fixed: Previous builds caused an error when G# was selected as the root.
  • Fixed: Previous builds defaulted to B when opening the program. This has been changed to C
  • Fixed: Previous builds played chords when roots were selected. The chord is now only heard when the chord is selected.
  • Fixed: The program icon has been changed to accurately reflect the program.
  • Fixed: Previous builds would only work if using a modified shortcut, but an error would be caused when running the program directly.

Last Updated: May 30, 2007

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Piano Chord Dictionary - Version 2.0.1.3 (2MB)

Summary of changes for version 2.0.1.3 (May 30, 2007):

  • Updated: Windows Vista compatibility updates (help file, volume controls).

Summary of changes for version 2.0.0.2 (March 13, 2007):

  • Added: A "Reverse Chord Finder" feature has been added which allows you to enter notes on the keyboard, after which the program will find either all chords that contain those notes, or specific voicings that have those exact notes.
  • Updated: The Help file has been updated. Among other items, a detailed explanation of the "Reverse Chord Finder" has been included.
  • Changed: In the "This Chord Contains" area, the voicings area, and on the keyboard, the descriptions of the chord scale degrees have been condensed. For example, "aug5" has become "#5".
  • Improved: The "dim7" chord is now on the main screen, instead of in the "additional chords" area.
  • Improved: When you press any of the "Root" keys (the vertical keyboard), you now hear the root being played.
  • Improved: The program automatically remembers all on-screen settings when you close and re-open the program.
  • Improved: The program now remembers the last root and chord you played when closing and re-opening the program. This can be turned off in settings.
  • Fixed: When in arpeggio mode, the program previously did not always play the notes in the correct order.
  • Fixed: Some voicings were causing an error message.

Summary of changes for version 1.0.5.14 (July 21, 2006):

  • Added: The "This Chord Contains" area is now active. This displays the basic tones that are present in any given chord, and plays the chord in root position.
  • Added: Left hand notes for two-handed voicings are now displayed with squares (rather than circles).
  • Added: A new feature has been added that allows you to view different colours for different chord tones.� This can be turned on or off in the Settings.
  • Added: When "Arpeggio" is selected, you can now determine how many milliseconds elapse between notes.� This is in Settings.
  • Added: Fly-by hints have been added
  • Fixed: Some small improvements have been made to the look of the main screen
  • Added: Hotkeys have been added (see help file for a complete list)
  • Changed: The large display of the chord name has been changed to make the difference between the root and chord type�more obvious.
  • Added: Middle "C" is now displayed on the keyboard.

Summary of changes for version 1.0.3.11b (July 7, 2006):

  • Added: A help file has been added, which can be accessed with the Help button in the main program, or by the shortcut in the Programs menu.

Summary of changes for version 1.0.3.11 (June 30, 2006):

  • Fixed: Previous builds caused an error when G# was selected as the root.
  • Fixed: Middle C is now in the middle of the keyboard
  • Fixed: Previous builds defaulted to B when opening the program. This has been changed to C
  • Fixed: Previous builds played chords when roots were selected. The chord is now only heard when the chord is selected.
  • Fixed: The program icon has been changed to accurately reflect the program.

Last updated: May 30, 2007

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PG Music Video Player Update Patch (2 MB)

This patch is applicable to the Band-in-a-Box 2008 New Features Video, Band-in-a-Box for Bozos Part II, and the Band-in-a-Box 2008 24 PAK Video if purchased prior to March 2008.

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BBW.LST (StylePicker) update for Windows Band-in-a-Box 2007

Because of StylePicker improvements in 2008, recent bbw.lst file (style description file) cannot be used with 2007 and earlier versions. This small patch will install a bbw.lst file for Band-in-a-Box 2007 that will recognize the styles released with Band-in-a-Box 2008 and higher (Styles Set 69 and higher - current to Styles Set 76). You would only need to use this installer if you have Band-in-a-Box 2007 and purchased a newer styles set (#69 or above). If you have Band-in-a-Box 2008, you don't need this patch; Download the latest update patch for Band-in-a-Box 2008 instead.

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BBW.LST (StylePicker) update for Windows Band-in-a-Box 2006 and earlier

Because of StylePicker improvements in 2008, the most current bbw.lst file (style description file) cannot be used with 2007 and earlier versions. This will install a bbw.lst file for Band-in-a-Box 2006 and earlier that will recognize the styles released with later versions of Band-in-a-Box - current to Styles Set 76. You would only need to use this installer if you have Band-in-a-Box 2006 or earlier and purchased a newer styles set. If you have Band-in-a-Box 2008, you don't need this patch; Download the latest update patch for Band-in-a-Box 2008 instead.

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DEFAULT.MEL update for Windows Band-in-a-Box

This will install the most recent default.mel file (Melodist description file) to add support for all of the latest Melodists available from PG Music Inc. Current to Melodist Set 8. You would only need to use this file if you purchased a new Melodist Set, you are using an older version of Band-in-a-Box, and the new Melodists aren't being displayed in the Melodist window. If you have the latest version of Band-in-a-Box, you just need to download and install the latest update patch; it includes the most recent Melodist descriptions. Note: This file will also install the latest DEFAULT.HAR (harmonies) file.

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DEFAULT.SOL update for Windows Band-in-a-Box 2007 and earlier

This will install the most recent default.sol file (Soloist description file) for Band-in-a-Box 2007. It adds support for all of the MIDI Soloists available from PG Music Inc. Current to Soloist Set 20. You would only need to use this installer if you purchased a new Soloist Set, you are using an older version of Band-in-a-Box, and the new Soloists aren't being displayed in the Soloist window. If you have the latest version of Band-in-a-Box, you just need to download and install the latest update patch; it includes the most recent Soloist descriptions.

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Click-Track Style Download

This style is great for users who want to record melodies without accompaniment. It has only a rim shot on each beat with beat one accented, and no guitar, bass, strings, or piano.

Alternatively, download it as a MIDI file, which can be imported into the Melody or Solo tracks of Band-in-a-Box, or into other MIDI sequencers.

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PG Music Font Update for 64-bit versions of Windows.

This patch will update the PG Music fonts so that they work with 64-bit versions of Windows. Only applicable to older versions of Band-in-a-Box (i.e. version 12 and earlier). To ensure that the fonts are updated correctly, restart your computer right before installing this patch. If you are not currently having trouble with fonts, and/or you do not have a 64-bit version of Windows, you do not need to install this update.

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