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Jump to new posts Re: Consentingly Bold by Greg Johnson @ 2 minutes 35 seconds ago

Very sweet playing and track Eric!! So easy to listen to!! Take care. Greg
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Jump to new posts Re: Amnesia by Greg Johnson @ 6 minutes 57 seconds ago

What a wonderful musical texture!! Never heard anyone put together something like this with BIAB! Fantastic!! Always love your vocal!! Brilliant job putting this together!! Take care. Greg
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Jump to new posts Re: No Fault Zone (Peter on guitar) by Janice & Bud @ 9 minutes 40 seconds ago

Originally Posted By: CrossroadsHi Janice, Bud & Peter, where to begin.... that is so fantastic in all aspects: - a great 'flowing' song (I know it's not easy to write something like that) - awesome lyrics - Janice, that was another highlight - got the feeling that this song was custom-made for you. The BGN of the 'No worres' part is an extra treat! - Peter: lovely work in the guitar, fits like a glove - Bud, said it before; 'Don't know how you manage to get that sparkling and crispy s
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Jump to new posts Re: Never Bring The Sorrow by Greg Johnson @ 11 minutes 17 seconds ago

Really great sentiment in this tune!! Really like the bouncy feel and the optimism! Great vocals on this one guys, AND Peter's guitar shines as it always does!! Enjoyed!! Take care. Greg
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Jump to new posts Re: What Ya Do'n Now by Greg Johnson @ 14 minutes 52 seconds ago

Sounds like a great opening for an album called Alone and Blue!! Very blue! Some nice playing and great delivery on the vocal!! Very, very cool!! Take care. Greg
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Jump to new posts Re: Repost: "The Hour's Come!" -- Election 'Fight' Song by Dero13 @ 15 minutes 15 seconds ago

Hello Tano Music, European, I follow American politics. Everyone believes that the mindset of politicians will change, but change only happens step by step and election promises are rarely kept. It is true that we want more justice, that everyone can be happy. Utopia or realism. But universal awareness is on the move thanks to the web and we will see the results hopefully in a few decades. hat being said, your composition is nice. Arrangement well done and after listening to it, we become opt
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Guys, Wonderful blues, excellent vocal by Marty, Dave's immaculate playing,and a good set of blues lyrics. Top quality throughout, pretty much as I expected! Great work. Peter
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Jump to new posts Re: Take your partner for an old time waltz. by Greg Johnson @ 19 minutes 55 seconds ago

Wonderful sentiment, and a very nice tune!! Has a very classic feel to it.....old time, natural story telling. There is a real sincerity and honesty in the lyric! Great stuff!! Take care. Greg
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Jump to new posts Re: "Cast Your Burdens" by Greg Johnson @ 23 minutes 28 seconds ago

Very pretty song!! The vocal has a nice rich sound in the mix! Good arrangement...just what the song needed. Harmonies are nice! Everything works for me!! Take care. Greg
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Jump to new posts Re: Spring back, Fall forward. by Greg Johnson @ 26 minutes 9 seconds ago

Originally Posted By: TuneMongerGood track, of course I felt like it was screaming for a vocal. But fine as is. Nice work. I guess I have the same opinion as the others. Very nice track!! But, sounds like it was written for a vocal song. NICE! Take care. Greg
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Jump to new posts Re: It Won't Be Long by Greg Johnson @ 28 minutes 18 seconds ago

Originally Posted By: Scott CNice job Ed. Super vocal and loved the effects on your vocal. Very nice indeed YES! That is your best vocal.....hear a little Neal Young in there! Nice song!! Take care. Greg
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Jump to new posts Re: Winter Memories by Dero13 @ 29 minutes 16 seconds ago

Hello BlueAttitude, Splendid composition. Your lead guitar and your playing reminds me of your influences and in particular DireStreet (I may be wrong). It's super well orchestrated and we feel that we are dealing with seasoned professional musicians. I'm really enjoyed. Ps :Your singer has a voice that adapts to all ranges. In one of your previous compositions, I found the voice of Léonard Cohen. And I can tell you that it's a compliment. Kindly regard Dero13 alias JaniJackFlash
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Jump to new posts Magnificat by musician17 @ 31 minutes 57 seconds ago

Another one - sorry for the two songs in quick succession! Have you noticed how songs sound different at different times of the day? I was listening to this one this morning and thought "nah, not worthy of the PG Music forum" (so posted the other song instead). Then listening now, at the day's end to it and thinking "actually, why not?", haha. You be the judge :-) thanks for your kind listening and for any and every single comment!
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Jump to new posts Re: COME TO ME MY DARLIN´ by dani48 @ 46 minutes 27 seconds ago

Hi, Captain !:)) Thank you so very much for your kind assessment truly much appreciated ! Cheers Dani
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Jump to new posts Re: Weekend Her Off My Mind by dani48 @ 48 minutes 9 seconds ago

Hi, Floyd ! This is your best so far ! I just love your vocals so much ! Great song in every aspect ! Cheers Dani
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Jump to new posts Re: "Say a Prayer" by Dero13 @ 48 minutes 30 seconds ago

Hello Bawb, Your lyrics describe the poverty in our world well. Your voice revolted by this injustice gives all this cachet to your composition. We feel this injustice with which we are confronted every day. You merge your voice and your arrangement. You really make us live your feelings. Well done. Kindly regard alias JaniJackFlash
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Hello Deej56, Beautiful harmony between the musical arrangement and the lyrics. The light and intimate atmosphere is well realized. Very pleasant composition. Kindly regard Dero13 alias JaniJackFlash
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Jump to new posts Re: Table For One (Spirit Level) by Dero13 @ Today at 01:27 PM

Hello RobertKc, Lyrics very well written and which challenge us. You use cello wonderfully. The vocal is pleasant but you have a splendid voice. Very gripping voice reinforced by double voices. Well done. Kindly regard Dero13 alias JaniJackFlash
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charlie. respectfully i have concerns about useing a standalone hardware multitracker. based on past experience. as follows. (correct me if i'm wrong.) some potential issues that have concerned me each time ive considered buying one lately. 1. will it last ?? in days of yore i had a little multitrack unit i would take on holiday with me for getting rough song ideas down. i had a part failure at one point. the cost of repair wasnt worth it. which brings me to point 2. 2. parts availability in c
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Jump to new posts Re: A Definite Maybe by Dero13 @ Today at 01:17 PM

Hello Al-David, Very well done instrumental. I didn't see any unpleasant interferences. I am amazed at the time you devote to complete your project. (speed). It's pleasant. What more. Kindly regard Dero13, alias JaniJackFlash
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Jump to new posts Re: The (fairly) recent KORG Arrangers kbd line by Icelander @ Today at 01:13 PM

Originally Posted By: TRYUKHi Icelander, I just noticed this post, though it is an old one. I assume that by now you have made a choice about Korg Arrangers.I have, yes, but perhaps not quite in the way you might expect, for as things turned out I actually ended up not getting a Korg at all but a Roland (E-A7)! Now, this wasn't really the plan, I'll admit, but I started this whole search a good while ago and in between "something happened" on a rather global scale that changed everyth
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Jump to new posts Re: Please, Come back Home by Dero13 @ Today at 01:11 PM

Hello tuneMonger, I was pleased to read your encouraging comment. It is true that it is a particular style which does not necessarily appeal to a majority of people but as a user of Biab I try to show that this wonderful tool adapts to all styles. Thanks again. Kindly regard Dero13 alias JaniJackFlash
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Jump to new posts Re: BIAB Files structure ? by Pipeline @ Today at 12:25 PM

You could read the current style database in the Style Picker by Actions > Copy List to Clipboard C:\bb\Data\StyleListTabDelimited.Txt or C:\bb\Data\stylz1.bin StyleListTabDelimited.Txt Code:Name Type TSig EvSw Tempo Long Name Genre Group Date Set# #Instr #substyles Other Genres ->Debug Order* GenScore Priority RDsub RTsub Fav Rec nr NA Pack 8/16 Instruments =POPPLTS R 4/4 ev8 140 Pop Piano Lite Solo Piano Ballad Pop 20 2009/12 RT 70 2 2 Piano Ballad,Air,Celtic,Country Ballad,Worship
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Jump to new posts Re: cubase 10.5 pro crashes by Pipeline @ Today at 12:05 PM

It sounds like it could be the Creative card. Another thing to try is this with Voicemeeter
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Jump to new posts Re: Poly chords by Jim Fogle @ Today at 11:51 AM

Thank you for the response Matt.
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PG Music News
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

Band-in-a-Box® Video Testimonial by C. Dan Roberts

Our latest Video Testimonial comes from C. Dan Roberts, and his enthusiasm for Band-in-a-Box® is inspiring!

Watch the video...

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Train Your Brain with Band-in-a-Box®

Today* is National Train Your Brain Day!

You can definitely do that with Band-in-a-Box®

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!

Train Your Brain with Band-in-a-Box® today!

Windows Online Manual: Practice Window
Mac Online Manual: Tools, Wizards, Tutors, and Fun

*October 13

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

We've just released FREE Updates for both Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows & Mac program users!

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!

Review the complete list of updates for build 420 and download it here.

Video - How to Transpose a Region of a Band-in-a-Box® Song

Want to learn how to transpose just one chorus of your Band-in-a-Box® song?

Check out our latest video, shared to the I want a video that shows me how to... forum:

Band-in-a-Box® - What People Are Saying...

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."

"I create demo songs with Band-in-a-Box, it helps me to get my ideas across to my engineer!"

"Been using Band-in-a-Box for years. Outstanding product from a great company!"

"It's like buying a Musical History Jukebox. It comes with probably 3000 styles and is like hiring session musicians to play rhythm with you, they even have soloists! It introduces you to so many types of rhythms that you other wise would know nothing about. "

"Paul McCartney said you gotta have a great band behind you. Well, Band-in-a-Box is my band."

"It's as easy as typing in the chords, choosing your style, instruments, etc., and off you go! Learning the tune? You can slow it down while you work on it then speed it up. My favorite analogy is a good chess program, which will play at your speed and level and is eternally patient!"

"I love my Band in a box, it does so much! Besides all the RealTracks and song ideas, it's a great tool to stay sharp with your licks. Social distancing got you down? Can't jam with friends? Pick out any song and go to the mixer button, there you can mute any instrument that's playing so you can jump right in and play along!"

"I love it. I'm a drummer, and Band-in-a-Box really keeps me on my toes!"

"The DAW plugin is really great. Trust me on this. I use it with Studio One.

"This is how I've been able to gig solo for the past 20 years. Band-in-a-Box is the great equalizer for us none rhythm players."

"Wouldn't want to be without it! One of the best things I bought in my life. Simple as that."

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

"I've used Band-in-a-Box for 25 years and thanks to this program and the advice of PG Music staff I've written over 100 songs. It's great software and amazing help to me as a musician. CONGRATS!!!"

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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