Woodshedding - learning to play!

This forum is for posts that are anything to do with learning to play any musical instrument (including vocals). The purpose of this is to help you answer the question ..."How can I learn to play a musical instrument, as soon as possible!"

For most people, one of the primary reasons for using music software like Band-in-a-Box, is to improve your musical playing on an instrument. Sometimes we forget that, and get caught up in the technical details of the software. So we get questions about how to change the font size for the lyrics, but not many questions like "How can Band-in-a-Box help me to learn Smooth Jazz Trumpet soloing?" Band-in-a-Box is a great tool for helping you learn to play a musical instrument. There are lots of other great tools out there that help with learning to play, including:

  • PG Music software (e.g. Band-in-a-Box, RealBand, AudioChordWizard, Brent Mason Guitar Star, Jazz Guitar Master Class etc.)
  • Other software
  • Teachers (on youtube, online etc.)
  • Books, DVD's
  • Music schools and online courses
  • Music Theory
  • Gear

The hope is that this forum will help people who are learning to play an instrument, providing them with information encouragement to fulfill their goals. Example posts:

  • How do I learn to play bluegrass banjo?
  • I want to learn jazz piano, will Band-in-a-Box help?
  • What is 'modal playing'?
  • What's a good guitar for learning to play fingerstyle?
  • Are there any good tips for learning to play folk-style mandolin?
Go To
Page 1 of 10 1 2 3 9 10
    Thread Title / Thread Starter Replies Views Last Post
No New Posts
Replies: 0
Views: 75
0 75
No New Posts
Replies: 14
Views: 33,019
14 33,019
No New Posts
Replies: 16
Views: 1,127
16 1,127
No New Posts
Replies: 0
Views: 94
0 94
No New Posts
Replies: 3
Views: 249
3 249
No New Posts
Replies: 0
Views: 299
0 299
No New Posts
Replies: 4
Views: 593
4 593
No New Posts
Replies: 4
Views: 487
4 487
No New Posts
Replies: 2
Views: 349
2 349
No New Posts
Replies: 1
Views: 448
1 448
No New Posts
Replies: 5
Views: 1,210
5 1,210
No New Posts
Replies: 0
Views: 257
0 257
No New Posts
Replies: 8
Views: 796
8 796
by rayc
No New Posts
Replies: 1
Views: 327
1 327
No New Posts
Replies: 0
Views: 220
0 220
No New Posts
Replies: 8
Views: 795
8 795
No New Posts
Replies: 5
Views: 672
5 672
by etcjoe
No New Posts
Replies: 1
Views: 332
1 332
No New Posts
Replies: 0
Views: 196
0 196
No New Posts
Replies: 0
Views: 219
0 219
No New Posts
Replies: 1
Views: 335
1 335
by rayc
No New Posts
Replies: 0
Views: 311
0 311
No New Posts
Replies: 1
Views: 267
1 267
No New Posts
Replies: 3
Views: 3,218
3 3,218
No New Posts
Replies: 2
Views: 438
2 438
by rayc
No New Posts
Replies: 9
Views: 1,219
9 1,219
by MarioD
No New Posts
Replies: 3
Views: 594
3 594
by MarioD
No New Posts
Replies: 23
Views: 3,400
23 3,400
by MarioD
No New Posts
Replies: -1
Views: 198
-1 198
No New Posts
Replies: 0
Views: 251
0 251
No New Posts
Replies: 0
Views: 285
0 285
No New Posts
Replies: 2
Views: 482
2 482
No New Posts
Replies: 7
Views: 976
7 976
by rayc
No New Posts
Replies: 1
Views: 253
1 253
by dcuny
No New Posts
Replies: 25
Views: 4,845
25 4,845
No New Posts
Replies: 77
Views: 16,424
77 16,424
No New Posts
Replies: 0
Views: 319
0 319
No New Posts
Replies: 6
Views: 904
6 904
by edshaw
No New Posts
Replies: 2
Views: 422
2 422
No New Posts
Replies: 16
Views: 2,498
16 2,498
No New Posts
Replies: 7
Views: 836
7 836
No New Posts
Replies: 0
Views: 316
0 316
No New Posts
Replies: 8
Views: 1,136
8 1,136
No New Posts
Replies: 15
Views: 5,768
15 5,768
No New Posts
Replies: 1
Views: 479
1 479
No New Posts
Replies: 0
Views: 295
0 295
No New Posts
Replies: 1
Views: 424
1 424
by rayc
No New Posts
Replies: 5
Views: 636
5 636
by rayc
No New Posts
Replies: 5
Views: 708
5 708
No New Posts
Replies: 3
Views: 939
3 939
No New Posts
Replies: 6
Views: 712
6 712
No New Posts
Replies: 10
Views: 1,037
10 1,037
No New Posts
Replies: 7
Views: 8,076
7 8,076
by JBran
No New Posts
Replies: 2
Views: 530
2 530
No New Posts
Replies: 7
Views: 1,219
7 1,219
No New Posts
Replies: 1
Views: 366
1 366
No New Posts
Replies: 4
Views: 566
4 566
No New Posts
Replies: 15
Views: 1,592
15 1,592
No New Posts
Replies: 0
Views: 200
0 200
No New Posts
cqd
Replies: 1
Views: 343
1 343
by cqd
Page 1 of 10 1 2 3 9 10

Display Options
     
ChatPG

Ask sales and support questions about Band-in-a-Box using natural language.

ChatPG's knowledge base includes the full Band-in-a-Box User Manual and sales information from the website.

PG Music News
Video: Volume Automation in Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows®

We've created a video to help you learn more about the Volume Automation options in Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows.

Band-in-a-Box® 2024: Volume Automation

www.pgmusic.com/manuals/bbw2024full/chapter11.htm#volume-automation

Video: Audio Input Monitoring with Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows®

We've created this short video to explain Audio Input Monitoring within Band-in-a-Box® 2024, and included some tips & troubleshooting details too!

Band-in-a-Box® 2024: Audio Input Monitoring

3:17: Tips
5:10: Troubleshooting

www.pgmusic.com/manuals/bbw2024full/chapter11.htm#audio-input-monitoring

Video: Enhanced Melodists in Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows®!

We've enhanced the Melodists feature included in Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows!

Access the Melodist feature by pressing F7 in the program to open the new MultiPicker Library and locate the [Melodist] tab.

You can now generate a melody on any track in the program - very handy! Plus, you select how much of the melody you want generated - specify a range, or apply it to the whole track.

See the Melodist in action with our video, Band-in-a-Box® 2024: The Melodist Window.

Learn even more about the enhancements to the Melodist feature in Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows at www.pgmusic.com/manuals/bbw2024upgrade/chapter3.htm#enhanced-melodist

Band-in-a-Box® 2024 DAW Plugin Version 6: New Features Specifically for Reaper®

New with the DAW Plugin Version 6.0, released with Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows: the Reaper® Panel!

This new panel offers built-in specific support for the Reaper® DAW API allowing direct transfer of Band-in-a-Box® files to/from Reaper® tracks!

When you run the Plugin from Reaper®, there is a panel to set the following options:
-BB Track(s) to send: This allows you to select the Plugin tracks that will be sent Reaper.
-Destination Reaper Track: This lets you select the destination Reaper track to receive media content from the Plugin.
-At Bar: You can select a bar in Reaper where the Plugin tracks should be placed.
-Start Below Selected Track: This allows you to place the Plugin tracks below the destination Reaper track.
-Overwrite Reaper Track: You can overwrite previous content on the destination Reaper track.
-Move to Project Folder: With this option, you can move the Plugin tracks to the Reaper project folder.
-Send Reaper Instructions Enable this option to send the Reaper Instructions instead of rendering audio tracks, which is faster.
-Render Audio & Instructions: Enable this option to generate audio files and the Reaper instructions.
-Send Tracks After Generating: This allows the Plugin to automatically send tracks to Reaper after generating.
-Send Audio for MIDI Track: Enable this option to send rendered audio for MIDI tracks.
-Send RealCharts with Audio: If this option is enabled, Enable this option to send RealCharts with audio.

Check out this video highlighting the new Reaper®-specific features: Band-in-a-Box® DAW Plugin Version 6: New Features Specifically for Reaper®

Band-in-a-Box® 2024 DAW Plugin Version 6: New Features Video

The new Band-in-a-Box VST DAW Plugin Verion 6 adds over 20 new features!

Watch the new features video to learn more: Video: Band-in-a-Box® 2024 - DAW Plugin Version 6 New Features

We also list these new features at www.pgmusic.com/bbwin.plugin.htm.

Free Updates Available for PowerTracks Pro Audio 2024 & RealBand 2024!

Using RealBand 2024 or PowerTracks Pro Audio 2024? Head to our support page for your free update!

RealBand 2024 Build 3 resolves the "expired program" error users were experiencing, along with a few other issues that were reported. It also adds the option to launch the Style Picker from the Tracks Window! Learn all about this patch and download it here.

A lot of what you see in RealBand you'll find in PowerTracks, as these are similar programs - so the "expired program" error was also occuring in PowerTracks Pro Audio 2024. Fortunately, PowerTracks Pro Audio 2024 Build 3 resolves this!

Band-in-a-Box® 2024 for Windows® Video: The New Tracks Window Explained

This tutorial covers the new Tracks Window added with Band-in-a-Box® 2024.

youtu.be/2QIT3cxYvxo

In this video, Simon explains how to locate and navigate through the new Tracks Window. Notice that this window is similar to tracks windows seen in most DAWs, and allows for lossless data manipulation in a familiar environment.

Learn even more about the new Tracks Window in our online program manual: www.pgmusic.com/manuals/bbw2024upgrade/chapter3.htm#new-tracks-window-

Forum Statistics
Forums66
Topics81,087
Posts728,176
Members38,335
Most Online2,537
Jan 19th, 2020
Newest Members
Mark7951, andersE, dkalitow, NeilES, g.bold
38,335 Registered Users
Top Posters(30 Days)
MarioD 180
dcuny 169
musocity 157
DC Ron 132
rsdean 121
DrDan 106
Jim Fogle 104
Today's Birthdays
Greg Johnson, rickfass
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5