The Learning Zone
Type in the chords for any song using standard chord symbols (like C, Fm7, or C13b9), choose the style you'd like, and Band-in-a-Box® does the rest, automatically generating a complete professional quality arrangement of piano, bass, drums, guitar, and strings or horns in a wide variety of popular styles; plus optional live audio tracks with RealDrums and RealTracks!
What are RealTracks?
RealTracks are audio instruments that replace the MIDI track with actual recordings of top studio Jazz, Rock and Country musicians! They're not "samples" of single instrument hits; they are full recordings, lasting from 1 to 8 bars at a time, playing along in perfect sync with the other Band-in-a-Box tracks. Many of the RealTracks have RealCharts; this allows you to see notation and correct guitar fretboard display, a great help for learning to play from the masters performing on the RealTracks.
What are RealDrums?
RealDrums replace the MIDI Drum track with actual recordings of top studio Jazz, Rock and Country drummers! Again, these are not "samples" of single drum hits; they are full recordings, lasting from 1 to 8 bars at a time, playing along in perfect sync with the other Band-in-a-Box tracks. As well as incredible drum sounds, you'll hear the exact rhythms played by the drummer, including features seldom heard in MIDI such as subtle drum rolls, variations in ride cymbal taps, and complex fills.
Band-in-a-Box isn't just for Jazz Musicians - there are thousands of popular music styles available, including Rock, Country, Jazz, Pop, Blues, Celtic, Praise & Worship, Reggae, and more!
An invaluable practicing and educational tool!
Improve your improvisational skills with your own backup band! Import standard MIDI files, WAV, AIFF, MP3, M4A, or other audio formats, and internet formats… Band-in-a-Box can analyze these files and display the chord progression on screen! This is a great way to get anyone to practice their instrument, especially guitar and piano students, as they can pull up the chords from any of their favorite songs!