Video Guitar Lessons Patches & Updates

About the updates

Note: These update patches work only on the Video Guitar Lessons programs for Windows. Mac updates >>

Make sure to select the correct destination folder when installing the updates. This is most likely the Band-in-a-Box folder, e.g. C:\bb.

These updates must be installed over top of a full working version of the program. They install the latest build, and include all fixes since the first release of the program.

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Essential Blues Guitar Volume 1 (101 Riffs) -- Build 78 Update (10 MB)

This will update the program to build 78 from any earlier build.

Summary of changes for June 28 2017 (Build 78)

  • Program engine has been updated to Build 78.
  • Fixed: Stability improved for Windows 7 and higher operating systems
  • Fixed: Program would not launch on some computers in certain cases, such as if the input language was set to Japanese.

Summary of changes for May 25 2011 (Build 76)

  • Program engine has been updated to Build 76.
  • Improved: User interface has been updated.
  • Improved: Display issues on Windows Vista and higher operating systems are fixed.

Summary of Changes for May 13 2005 (Build 74)

  • The program engine has been updated to build 74.
  • Added: When you start the program, it now loads the song and HTML from the most recent session.
  • Fixed: Errors in transcriptions have been fixed. Transcriptions also contain more specific articulation markings.
  • Added: Bar numbers now display at the top of the screen.

Summary of Changes for February 24 2005 (Build 73)

  • The program engine has been updated to build 73.
  • Added: Half speed playback now available for all Videos (Windows XP). This feature slows down the video and audio playback to half the original speed without changing the pitch of the audio.
  • Fixed: Scroll ahead was not working properly on some songs.
  • Fixed: Windows 98/ME - Program sometimes crashed when exiting Help or Song Memo windows, or when printing.
  • Improved: Made changes that allow the bitmaps to be a full 1000 pixels wide at 1024x768 or higher.
  • Added: Looping controls have been improved, allowing you to easily loop the whole song, a number of bars, a section of the song (for example the Intro or A section), or any region between set loop points.
  • Added: A button is now present that enables you to immediately open the Windows volume control.
  • Fixed: Bug in which the prior screen would sometimes be mistakenly drawn during the loop screen until the song was stopped and restarted.
  • Fixed: GPF when loop screen was pressed during the last page of a song in multi-image videos.
  • Fixed: Opening any video from the "Videos" screen was automatically enabling looping.
  • Fixed: 'Can't locate file' error when pressing Help button
  • Fixed: Miscellaneous typos in song memos
  • Fixed: Miscellaneous typos in Help file, main screen, and main toolbar
  • Improved: Fly-by help hints updated. For example, hint on notation button will say 'Notation/Video mode' if the current song happens to have a video.

Last updated June 28 2017

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Essential Blues Guitar Volume 2 (20 Tunes) -- Build 78 Update (20 MB)

This will update the program to build 78 from any earlier build.

Summary of changes for June 28 2017 (Build 78)

  • Program engine has been updated to Build 78.
  • Fixed: Stability improved for Windows 7 and higher operating systems
  • Fixed: Program would not launch on some computers in certain cases, such as if the input language was set to Japanese.

Summary of changes for May 25 2011 (Build 76)

  • Program engine has been updated to Build 76.
  • Improved: User interface has been updated.
  • Improved: Display issues on Windows Vista and higher operating systems are fixed.

Summary of Changes for May 13 2005 (Build 74)

  • The program engine has been updated to build 74.
  • Added: When you start the program, it now loads the song and HTML from the most recent session.
  • Added: Full transcriptions are now available for all songs.
  • Fixed: Errors in transcriptions have been fixed. Transcriptions also contain more specific articulation markings.
  • Added: Bar numbers now display at the top of the screen.

Summary of Changes for February 24 2005 (Build 73)

  • The program engine has been updated to build 73.
  • Added: Half speed playback now available for all Videos (Windows XP). This feature slows down the video and audio playback to half the original speed without changing the pitch of the audio.
  • Fixed: Scroll ahead was not working properly on some songs.
  • Fixed: Windows 98/ME - Program sometimes crashed when exiting Help or Song Memo windows, or when printing.
  • Improved: Made changes that allow the bitmaps to be a full 1000 pixels wide at 1024x768 or higher.
  • Added: Looping controls have been improved, allowing you to easily loop the whole song, a number of bars, a section of the song (for example the Intro or A section), or any region between set loop points.
  • Added: A button is now present that enables you to immediately open the Windows volume control.
  • Fixed: Bug in which the prior screen would sometimes be mistakenly drawn during the loop screen until the song was stopped and restarted.
  • Fixed: GPF when loop screen was pressed during the last page of a song in multi-image videos.
  • Fixed: Opening any video from the "Videos" screen was automatically enabling looping.
  • Fixed: 'Can't locate file' error when pressing Help button
  • Fixed: Miscellaneous typos in song memos
  • Fixed: Miscellaneous typos in Help file, main screen, and main toolbar
  • Improved: Fly-by help hints updated. For example, hint on notation button will say 'Notation/Video mode' if the current song happens to have a video.

Last updated June 28 2017

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Essential Jazz Guitar Volume 1 (101 advanced comping - high strings) -- Build 78 Update (2 MB)

This will update the program to build 78 from any earlier build.

Summary of changes for June 28 2017 (Build 78)

  • Program engine has been updated to Build 78.
  • Fixed: Stability improved for Windows 7 and higher operating systems
  • Fixed: Program would not launch on some computers in certain cases, such as if the input language was set to Japanese.

Summary of changes for May 25 2011 (Build 76)

  • Program engine has been updated to Build 76.
  • Improved: User interface has been updated.
  • Improved: Display issues on Windows Vista and higher operating systems are fixed.

Summary of Changes for May 13 2005 (Build 74)

  • The program engine has been updated to build 74.
  • Added: When you start the program, it now loads the song and HTML from the most recent session.
  • Added: Bar numbers now display at the top of the screen.

Summary of Changes for February 24 2005 (Build 73)

  • The program engine has been updated to build 73.
  • Fixed: Error when exiting program on Windows XP.
  • Added: Half speed playback now available for all Videos (Windows XP). This feature slows down the video and audio playback to half the original speed without changing the pitch of the audio.
  • Fixed: Scroll ahead was not working properly on some songs.
  • Fixed: Windows 98/ME - Program sometimes crashed when exiting Help or Song Memo windows, or when printing.
  • Improved: Made changes that allow the bitmaps to be a full 1000 pixels wide at 1024x768 or higher.
  • Added: Looping controls have been improved, allowing you to easily loop the whole song, a number of bars, a section of the song (for example the Intro or A section), or any region between set loop points.
  • Added: A button is now present that enables you to immediately open the Windows volume control.
  • Fixed: Bug in which the prior screen would sometimes be mistakenly drawn during the loop screen until the song was stopped and restarted.
  • Fixed: GPF when loop screen was pressed during the last page of a song in multi-image videos.
  • Fixed: Opening any video from the "Videos" screen was automatically enabling looping.
  • Fixed: 'Can't locate file' error when pressing Help button
  • Fixed: Miscellaneous typos in song memos
  • Fixed: Miscellaneous typos in Help file, main screen, and main toolbar
  • Improved: Fly-by help hints updated. For example, hint on notation button will say 'Notation/Video mode' if the current song happens to have a video.

Last updated June 28 2017

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Essential Jazz Guitar Volume 2 (101 advanced comping - low strings) -- Build 78 Update (2 MB)

This will update the program to build 78 from any earlier build.

Summary of changes for June 28 2017 (Build 78)

  • Program engine has been updated to Build 78.
  • Fixed: Stability improved for Windows 7 and higher operating systems
  • Fixed: Program would not launch on some computers in certain cases, such as if the input language was set to Japanese.

Summary of changes for May 25 2011 (Build 76)

  • Program engine has been updated to Build 76.
  • Improved: User interface has been updated.
  • Improved: Display issues on Windows Vista and higher operating systems are fixed.

Summary of Changes for May 17 2005 (Build 74)

  • The program engine has been updated to build 74.
  • Added: When you start the program, it now loads the song and HTML from the most recent session.
  • Added: Bar numbers now display at the top of the screen.

Summary of Changes for February 24 2005 (Build 73)

  • The program engine has been updated to build 73.
  • Fixed: Error when exiting program on Windows XP.
  • Added: Half speed playback now available for all Videos (Windows XP). This feature slows down the video and audio playback to half the original speed without changing the pitch of the audio.
  • Fixed: Scroll ahead was not working properly on some songs.
  • Fixed: Windows 98/ME - Program sometimes crashed when exiting Help or Song Memo windows, or when printing.
  • Improved: Made changes that allow the bitmaps to be a full 1000 pixels wide at 1024x768 or higher.
  • Added: Looping controls have been improved, allowing you to easily loop the whole song, a number of bars, a section of the song (for example the Intro or A section), or any region between set loop points.
  • Added: A button is now present that enables you to immediately open the Windows volume control.
  • Fixed: Bug in which the prior screen would sometimes be mistakenly drawn during the loop screen until the song was stopped and restarted.
  • Fixed: GPF when loop screen was pressed during the last page of a song in multi-image videos.
  • Fixed: Opening any video from the "Videos" screen was automatically enabling looping.
  • Fixed: 'Can't locate file' error when pressing Help button
  • Fixed: Miscellaneous typos in song memos
  • Fixed: Miscellaneous typos in Help file, main screen, and main toolbar
  • Improved: Fly-by help hints updated. For example, hint on notation button will say 'Notation/Video mode' if the current song happens to have a video.

Last updated June 28 2017

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Essential Jazz Guitar Volume 3 (20 Tunes) -- Build 78 Update (40 MB)

This will update the program to build 78 from any earlier build.

Summary of changes for June 28 2017 (Build 78)

  • Program engine has been updated to Build 78.
  • Fixed: Stability improved for Windows 7 and higher operating systems
  • Fixed: Program would not launch on some computers in certain cases, such as if the input language was set to Japanese.

Summary of changes for May 25 2011 (Build 76)

  • Program engine has been updated to Build 76.
  • Improved: User interface has been updated.
  • Improved: Display issues on Windows Vista and higher operating systems are fixed.

Summary of Changes for May 25 2005 (Build 74)

  • The program engine has been updated to build 74.
  • Added: When you start the program, it now loads the song and HTML from the most recent session.
  • Added: Full transcriptions are now available for all songs.
  • Fixed: Errors in transcriptions have been fixed. Transcriptions also contain more specific articulation markings.
  • Added: Bar numbers now display at the top of the screen.
  • Fixed: Typos in status bar and help file.

Summary of Changes for February 24 2005 (Build 73)

  • The program engine has been updated to build 73.
  • Added: Half speed playback now available for all Videos (Windows XP). This feature slows down the video and audio playback to half the original speed without changing the pitch of the audio.
  • Fixed: Scroll ahead was not working properly on some songs.
  • Fixed: Windows 98/ME - Program sometimes crashed when exiting Help or Song Memo windows, or when printing.
  • Improved: Made changes that allow the bitmaps to be a full 1000 pixels wide at 1024x768 or higher.
  • Added: Looping controls have been improved, allowing you to easily loop the whole song, a number of bars, a section of the song (for example the Intro or A section), or any region between set loop points.
  • Added: A button is now present that enables you to immediately open the Windows volume control.
  • Fixed: Bug in which the prior screen would sometimes be mistakenly drawn during the loop screen until the song was stopped and restarted.
  • Fixed: GPF when loop screen was pressed during the last page of a song in multi-image videos.
  • Fixed: Opening any video from the "Videos" screen was automatically enabling looping.
  • Fixed: 'Can't locate file' error when pressing Help button
  • Fixed: Miscellaneous typos in song memos
  • Fixed: Miscellaneous typos in Help file, main screen, and main toolbar
  • Improved: Fly-by help hints updated. For example, hint on notation button will say 'Notation/Video mode' if the current song happens to have a video.

Last updated June 28 2017

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Essential Rock Guitar Volume 1 (101 Riffs) -- Build 78 Update (5 MB)

This will update the program to build 78 from any earlier build.

Summary of changes for June 28 2017 (Build 78)

  • Program engine has been updated to Build 78.
  • Fixed: Stability improved for Windows 7 and higher operating systems
  • Fixed: Program would not launch on some computers in certain cases, such as if the input language was set to Japanese.

Summary of changes for May 25 2011 (Build 76)

  • Program engine has been updated to Build 76.
  • Improved: User interface has been updated.
  • Improved: Display issues on Windows Vista and higher operating systems are fixed.

Summary of Changes for May 17 2005 (Build 74)

  • The program engine has been updated to build 74.
  • Added: When you start the program, it now loads the song and HTML from the most recent session.
  • Fixed: Errors in transcriptions have been fixed. Transcriptions also contain more specific articulation markings.
  • Added: Bar numbers now display at the top of the screen.

Summary of Changes for February 24 2005 (Build 73)

  • The program engine has been updated to build 73.
  • Added: Half speed playback now available for all Videos (Windows XP). This feature slows down the video and audio playback to half the original speed without changing the pitch of the audio.
  • Fixed: Scroll ahead was not working properly on some songs.
  • Fixed: Windows 98/ME - Program sometimes crashed when exiting Help or Song Memo windows, or when printing.
  • Improved: Made changes that allow the bitmaps to be a full 1000 pixels wide at 1024x768 or higher.
  • Added: Looping controls have been improved, allowing you to easily loop the whole song, a number of bars, a section of the song (for example the Intro or A section), or any region between set loop points.
  • Added: A button is now present that enables you to immediately open the Windows volume control.
  • Fixed: Bug in which the prior screen would sometimes be mistakenly drawn during the loop screen until the song was stopped and restarted.
  • Fixed: GPF when loop screen was pressed during the last page of a song in multi-image videos.
  • Fixed: Opening any video from the "Videos" screen was automatically enabling looping.
  • Fixed: 'Can't locate file' error when pressing Help button
  • Fixed: Miscellaneous typos in song memos
  • Fixed: Miscellaneous typos in Help file, main screen, and main toolbar
  • Improved: Fly-by help hints updated. For example, hint on notation button will say 'Notation/Video mode' if the current song happens to have a video.

Last updated June 28 2017

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Essential Rock Guitar Volume 2 (20 Tunes) -- Build 78 Update (20 MB)

This will update the program to build 78 from any earlier build.

Summary of changes for June 28 2017 (Build 78)

  • Program engine has been updated to Build 78.
  • Fixed: Stability improved for Windows 7 and higher operating systems
  • Fixed: Program would not launch on some computers in certain cases, such as if the input language was set to Japanese.

Summary of changes for May 25 2011 (Build 76)

  • Program engine has been updated to Build 76.
  • Improved: User interface has been updated.
  • Improved: Display issues on Windows Vista and higher operating systems are fixed.

Summary of Changes for May 17 2005 (Build 74)

  • The program engine has been updated to build 74.
  • Added: When you start the program, it now loads the song and HTML from the most recent session.
  • Added: Full transcriptions are now available for all songs.
  • Fixed: Errors in transcriptions have been fixed. Transcriptions also contain more specific articulation markings.
  • Added: Bar numbers now display at the top of the screen.

Summary of Changes for February 24 2005 (Build 73)

  • The program engine has been updated to build 73.
  • Added: Half speed playback now available for all Videos (Windows XP). This feature slows down the video and audio playback to half the original speed without changing the pitch of the audio.
  • Fixed: Scroll ahead was not working properly on some songs.
  • Fixed: Windows 98/ME - Program sometimes crashed when exiting Help or Song Memo windows, or when printing.
  • Improved: Made changes that allow the bitmaps to be a full 1000 pixels wide at 1024x768 or higher.
  • Added: Looping controls have been improved, allowing you to easily loop the whole song, a number of bars, a section of the song (for example the Intro or A section), or any region between set loop points.
  • Added: A button is now present that enables you to immediately open the Windows volume control.
  • Fixed: Bug in which the prior screen would sometimes be mistakenly drawn during the loop screen until the song was stopped and restarted.
  • Fixed: GPF when loop screen was pressed during the last page of a song in multi-image videos.
  • Fixed: Opening any video from the "Videos" screen was automatically enabling looping.
  • Fixed: 'Can't locate file' error when pressing Help button
  • Fixed: Miscellaneous typos in song memos
  • Fixed: Miscellaneous typos in Help file, main screen, and main toolbar
  • Improved: Fly-by help hints updated. For example, hint on notation button will say 'Notation/Video mode' if the current song happens to have a video.

Last updated June 28 2017

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