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Jump to new posts Re: Repost: "The Hour's Come!" -- Election 'Fight' Song by TuneMonger @ 11 minutes 31 seconds ago

The choral effect worked really well, how did you do that? How many tracks did it take? As far as not taking sides, probably the best approach on your part. Nicely constructed, and something different that caught my ear.
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Jump to new posts Re: The Moon Has Lost Its Glow (w/TuneMonger) by Deej56 @ 12 minutes 49 seconds ago

Hi, all: Thanks all for the listen and thoughts. A quick comment here on the mix based on the feedback above. I just went back into my DAW and realized that either I had never EQ'd the guitars and sax or somewhere along the line the program dropped it. I'd like to blame the latter however unlikely, but it's more likely an oversight on my part. I'll see what I can do to tone down the brightness a bit more on the guitars and sax, which might help address some of the concerns above. Unfortuna
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I loved the guitar intro and then when the sax kicked in my was bopping. When the piano went all jazzy, I got the feeling the band had changed. I get that feeling a few times as I listen. Everything sounds good, my listening brain is just a little confused as to what's coming next. I guess that's why I'm not a big jazz fan.
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Jump to new posts Re: "Free & Easy" - Folky Pop Tune by camog @ 27 minutes 24 seconds ago

Thank you CaptainMoto - yes quite right, less of the over-polished stuff, mine always comes with a few 'warts' you might say! Appreciate your comment - cheers, Carl
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Jump to new posts Re: Consentingly Bold by F.M.M. @ 48 minutes 10 seconds ago

Hi FloyD I listen to Beck, al Dimeola Alan Houldsworth and many more loved the way they played if I could play 5% like them I would be happy thanks for listening and comments Eric
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Jump to new posts Re: Boogie Man Blues by CaptainMoto @ 55 minutes 4 seconds ago

Thanks Dave, YES..........we've got so much at our disposal these days, we forget that sometimes less is more.
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Jump to new posts Re: Weekend Her Off My Mind by floyd jane @ 56 minutes 26 seconds ago

Originally Posted By: GuitarhackerYou're just a song writing machine. And they're all fairly good.... (wink) ... including this one. Nice work. Mix sounds good on this computer too. Thanks, Herb. Originally Posted By: PeterFfloyd Always enjoy your "standard fare". Lovely memorable chorus, and lyric. Superb vocal as always, and thoughtful use of the backing, including the restrained guitar solo. Enjoyed it all. Peter Thanks for the comments, Peter. BIAB almost always impr
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Jump to new posts Re: The turn I had to make, a Blues by floyd jane @ Today at 07:44 AM

Hans, A good, introspective write. A very cool BAND. An interesting combination creating an original sound. The BGVs are nicely done. A good main vocal (slightly "brighter" than it needs to be). You are making interesting, original music. With some deep messages. Cool stuff. fj
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Jump to new posts Re: EPIDEMI – how a song develops… by molsenhouse @ Today at 07:18 AM

OK – the instruments are recorded. Kind of pop-punk-progressive rock tune. What if Green Day and REM played the same song joining Goo Goo Dolls? No, just a thought… I choose this song form: ABABCAB – seems to fit the lyrics. So far: EPIDEMI_Music ex vox
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Jump to new posts Re: Please Fix Ending for Realtrack 3365 by etcjoe @ Today at 07:17 AM

Originally Posted By: sixchannelOriginally Posted By: etcjoeIt appears this post is sort of in the middle of another conversation perhaps? Not in any of his posts that I can see. My thought was he was discussing something the PG Music about this at some point and then posted this question as a follow-up to that conversation that maybe was done in another format (email, phone?). Doesn't really matter.
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I have had similar issues to what you describe, and I have a single screen and a rather old video card. If you look closely at Pipeline's image, you'll see two things: (1) There are two BIAB "placeholder" icons along the taskbar, which means there is the main dialog and then most likely the plugin dialog box. (2) In the lower left, but above the taskbar and within the main BIAB window, there is a *minimized* plugin window which you can restore to full size and bring to the forefront if
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Jump to new posts Can I identify which Soloist is used in a song? by Killer @ Today at 07:05 AM

I applied a Soloist to a song and now, after many changes I can't identify which soloist I used. Mixer & patches windows are saying it's 1586 Blues GTR but it isn't that. The one that is playing is a slide guitar. Is there a definitive way to discover which one I applied, all those changes ago, as I'd like to try some variations on it and generate some multiriffs. TIA K P.S. As a Bodgitt & Scarper workaround I've saved the file as a safe version AND exported the soloist track as a
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Jump to new posts Re: Folders to use as set lists by Tony Wright @ Today at 07:03 AM

Originally Posted By: jazzsaxHere’s my method.... 1. Create a new folder that will be used for the upcoming performance. 2. Copy your entire song list into the new folder. 3. In the new folder, create a set list by numbering the songs 01,02,03 04, etc. They will then play in that order, I find that +/- 20 songs will give me an hour of music. 4. Open up Jukebox to play the set that you have created in the new folder. In Jukebox you have the option of having the songs play in ord
Or yesterday, depending on who the originator is....
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Jump to new posts Re: Aces and Eights by vicarn @ Today at 06:42 AM

Thanks Noel. Love a bit of history. Vic
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Jump to new posts Re: No Fault Zone (Peter on guitar) by Janice & Bud @ Today at 06:10 AM

Originally Posted By: ROGOriginally Posted By: Janice & BudOriginally Posted By: ROGHi Team, I got a very 1950s vibe from this one. Everything about it fitted the era perfectly for me and I loved the walking bass line and Janice's relaxed, swing vocal delivery. Peter's guitar work was super, but I might have preferred a slightly more jazz-style tone to fit with the vibe of the smooth backing track. Great arrangement and mix as always. Excellent. ROG. Hey ROG, thanks for everything!
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Jump to new posts Free Biab Plugin for Loops by Pipeline @ Today at 05:45 AM

Now to get more users from the DAW world a simple thing you can do is have a FREE version of the DAW Plugin that handles Loops only. This seems to work fine with these minimal files, BBPlugin\Files\vst's Data\ library files Preferences RealTracks\Loops bbw4_32.exe bbw4_64.exe If you just grey out the menus in the Plugin and just have Loops only available. Where the Logo is you can have ads promoting RealTracks, RealDrums, Artists etc.. if you upgrade. Also in the Loops picker where you have op
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why use the pedal? if you record a vocal track you can use the PG Music supplied Helicon software to harmonize. and whereas the pedal output will be fixed - recorded as the pedal outputs - with the software you can experiment, go back and change and even apply separate fx to each harmony
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Jump to new posts Re: Take your partner for an old time waltz. by musiclover @ Today at 05:17 AM

Originally Posted By: CaptainMotoNice song! Good Orchestration, Wonderful lyrics, I like the message. Vocals ate nice and clear, maybe a little de essing will make it perfect. A good listen. Well done. moto Thanks Captain for having a listen, glad you liked the lyrics, hopefully it comes across as a positive message. Maybe sometime in future I will try to re-do the vocal, as sibilance is probably too pronounced for de-essing. Take care
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Jump to new posts Re: A Definite Maybe by Al-David @ Today at 04:54 AM

Originally Posted By: raycSmooth and a lovely progression - well done. HI Ray ... Thanks so much! This one just kind of found its own way and I followed. The only real "work" I put into it was getting the desired tone on the lead guitar. Wishing you the very best. Take care and be safe ... Alan
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Spanish City today. Whitley Bay is my wife's home town and it's so good to see this landmark huilding restored and in full use once more. Sadly the fairground behind it, the location of the Tunnel of Love, has long gone.
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Jump to new posts Re: Creepy Crib by TuneMonger @ Today at 04:44 AM

I like it, made me laugh, hope there's more Halloween stuff coming from others.
Jump to new posts Re: Any tips on using loops in RealBand by jonel @ Today at 04:30 AM

Thanks Pipeline, that has been a fantastic help. I'm trying to crack this once and for all because if I let it drift something else always will displace visit and then later I will have to start all over again (just like this time) By the way, spurred on by the helpful posts in this forum, I have managed to get some nice loops into my tracks and the sound amazing with the rest of the songs. Thanks again
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Jump to new posts Re: New Video: Heck, I Was Just Dreaming by rayc @ Today at 04:26 AM

PURE FUN and some excellent Berry n more riffing...extremely well done. I did a tribute to Brian Wilson building a lyric on Beach Boy.Wilson lyrical snippets and titles. I even did it in mono - but had to remix it to stereo as NO ONE wanted to hear mono. Philistines! It was in the days of dead simple vids for me. This song AND video represent a major effort - Maha did a brilliant job. Fun, rockin', fun and also a good brain
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Jump to new posts Re: No Escape (Guitar solo) by rayc @ Today at 04:06 AM

Jeff Beck was very into guitar sounding like a synth in the late 70s...his band mate/touring partner at the time was very into synth sounding like a guitar. The melody was engaging and the backing was fine. keep at it.
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The Guitar & Piano Chord Dictionary Programs

Happy National Dictionary Day!*

Head to our Other Windows Software page to find programs like PowerTracks, GuitarStar: Brent Mason Country, Video Guitar Lessons, and more!

Scroll down and you'll find our Guitar Chord Dictionary & Piano Chord Dictionary programs. Each Chord Dictionary allows you to choose a root note to select the chord you want to learn, and it will be displayed on-screen with either the piano keyboard or the guitar fretboard!

In the Guitar Chord Dictionary & Piano Chord Dictionary you can change the sounds within the Settings window, whether it be the Root note or the Chord, and it doesn't even have to be a guitar or piano! Looking through the options, there's various piano choices, guitar choices, organ, etc. - but you can also choose more unique sounds like the tuba, saxophone, trumpet, clarinet, and more!

*October 16th

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Train Your Brain with Band-in-a-Box®

Today* is National Train Your Brain Day!

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Open your Band-in-a-Box® program, and you'll find the [Practice] button in the toolbar - it's a GREAT resource!
Minimized your toolbar? Head to Window | Practice Window or ALT SHIFT L to access.

In this window, you'll find many options to help you practice, including Ear Training games (Pitch Invasion is my favorite!), access to the Chord Builder and Chord Subs, some helpful tools within the Playalong Features menu (like Trade 4s, woodshed tempo, etc.), and more!

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*October 13

Band-in-a-Box® 2020 Updates for Windows & Mac!

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With the latest update for Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows, you can now choose the "Save Exact Chord Text" checkbox to the Save XML dialog, there are VST feature updates, Audio Chord Wizard enhancements, updated program messages, we've applied fixes to an assortment of user-reported issues, and the DAW Plugin 2.12.15 Update has been added too!

Review the complete list of updates for build 734 and download it here.

The newest Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac update also includes VST feature updates, as well as RealTracks & RealDrums Picker enhancements, smoother 'tabbing' between dialog windows, and additional fixes applied to an assortment of user-reported issues. If you missed adding the DAW Plugin 2.12.15 update from September, it will be added with this update too!

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Wow, check out the latest feedback from Band-in-a-Box® users!

"I have one song I've been torturing over to get the sound right for quite some time and I merely keyed in the chords and what BB generated is awesome. Just what I hoped that song would sound like. What had taken me months to get right (and couldn't), the program could do in about an hour - AMAZING!"

"Great Ear Training Exercises! And I love that that you can set the tempo to whatever you choose. It's great for learning a tune!"

"A very good and easy to use musical program!"

"It's amazingly easy to use! Write a song? No problem! Add background sound track to a video? No problem! Put notes on a staff and have BB make up a chord progression and tell what key you are in? No problem! Start with a chord progression and have BB make a melody line? No problem!"

"Still the best practice tool I have found, great for running lines, improvising over and really helpful for working on song writing ideas as well! Good for beginners, and the more musical skill and knowledge you have the more you will get out of the software."

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"As a songwriter I really love to work with Band-in-a-Box. The only limitation is your own creativity."

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Thank you for all the amazing feedback!

Band-in-a-Box® - A Teaching Tool!

Did you know that we offer Band-in-a-Box® LabPAK and Site License purchase options for schools? This is an ideal option for any educational institution looking to add Band-in-a-Box® to their curriculum.

Learn more about the LabPAK purchase options here: Windows | Mac.

How would a teacher use Band-in-a-Box® in a school setting?

A few ideas:
-practice sight reading with the students by following the on-screen notation
-display the Guitar Fretboard or Big Piano Window to watch the notes being played
-Trading fours! (etc.)
-generate a song for accompaniment during practice sessions
-create a practice song and save it as an audio file to send home with the student for additional practice!

...and more!

Wondering how to add a Band-in-a-Box LabPAK to your school? Feel free to contact us directly with any questions you might have! Click here to send us an email.

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