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#111018 - 04/08/11 06:11 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Where do I begin
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L5Lover Offline
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Hi All

Just got around to start using this great software !

Primarily I want a backing band to practice with and a band to write with

BIAB and RealBand ( I presume? )

Where Do I begin ? Any good video tutorials around ?

I have to admit I haven't searched much
I signed up for the forum and updated for the first time today

Hi

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#111019 - 04/08/11 06:19 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Where do I begin [Re: L5Lover]
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Click Support at top and check some of the Tutorials and Videos.

Near the bottom of the video page, left side, there is a link to the getting started videos..
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#111020 - 04/08/11 06:50 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Where do I begin [Re: rharv]
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Thanks
Looks like demos and the like to me
and older versions ( like 9 )
I'll keep searching

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#111021 - 04/08/11 07:09 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Where do I begin [Re: L5Lover]
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I think if you watch the 'quickstart' video, and then a couple of the 'new features' videos you'll at least have an idea how to get going. Just a thought.

I don't know of other sources right now. To be honest, I find this forum the best source, just ask how to do whatever it is you want to do.
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#111022 - 04/08/11 08:09 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Where do I begin [Re: L5Lover]
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Hi L5Lover,

I take it that you've been to this page ...

http://www.pgmusic.com/bbdemovideos1.htm

Even though the videos near the bottom of the webpage say 2008, 2010, etc., the techniques used for constructing the songs in Band In A Box are identical to version 2011. This is why PG Music leave the video links active. These videos are worth watching. Rest assured that if the links were not relevant, PG Music would archive them.

All the best with your adventure,
Noel
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#111023 - 04/08/11 08:26 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Where do I begin [Re: Noel96]
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L5Lover Offline
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Thanks folks
Gettin into it now

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#111024 - 04/08/11 10:31 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Where do I begin [Re: L5Lover]
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We'll help you when you get stuck.
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#111025 - 04/08/11 10:45 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Where do I begin [Re: Matt Finley]
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Great starting advise above, just a welcome to the forum and also a promise to help where ever I can.

Later,
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#111026 - 04/08/11 10:52 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Where do I begin [Re: L5Lover]
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I highly recommend reading the manual. If you want to go beyond just the basic functionality of BiaB, like typing in chords and chosing a style, then just start reading the manual from the begining. Don't just read it, though; apply everything you learn in the program. I believe that's the fastest way to learn.

Good luck,
Jim

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#111027 - 04/09/11 12:58 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Where do I begin [Re: SaxmanJim]
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Check out Carlos E's stuff. Lots of Band in a Box blended with talent.

They should use his renditions as examples of what you can do.

He's the Spanish forum moderator and a great guitar player.

You never heard the word great guitar player from me. He should have learned keyboards LOL LOL.
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#111028 - 04/09/11 12:59 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Where do I begin [Re: John Conley]
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That is the opening line from Love Story...just saying.

Dates me a bit.

Oh well, nice tune. Dated but nice. You Tube it.
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#111029 - 04/09/11 05:11 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Windows] Re: Where do I begin [Re: John Conley]
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Maybe there is more like me the beuaty of BIAB is you can just hit play and practice.

I spend 10x time playing than fiddling with the software thats whats so great here

Tip: If you dont like thew ssound of a MIDI song then change to a real style

its really that simple
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With Band-in-a-Box®, Making Music Has Never Been Easier!


We came across this recent post, Music Making Software: Record, Edit, Create and Share Your Own Songs, which includes Band-in-a-Box® in their list of software you'll need to record and edit your own songs!

One of our favourite products, and one that doesn’t seem to come up much in discussions about music making software, is Band-In-A-Box from PG Music. This is probably the longest established and certainly one of the most popular music making software packages of all time. Already packed with features, the latest version has added functions that in our opinion make this an essential buy for musicians in any genre, for keyboard players, guitarists, singers, in fact any musician looking for an outstanding tool to make the most of their creative ideas.
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The Download Manager - Band-in-a-Box® for Windows

The "Download Manager" within Band-in-a-Box® for Windows is a great tool to confirm or help with the installation of your Band-in-a-Box® for Windows program!

What does the Download Manager do?
Automatically installs Band-in-a-Box® content (RealTracks, RealDrums, etc.) in the background, so you don't have to sit there the whole time! It can also confirm that you've completely installed your purchase.

How do you use it?
Within the program, go to Help | Utilities | Run Download/Install Manager now. Using your activation code, the program will analyze the installation folders, and list anything that still needs to be downloaded and installed.

Learn more about the Download Manager with this tutorial, or check out the topic within the Online Manual.

Band-in-a-Box® for Windows Online Manual - Chord List & Shortcuts

Visit the Chord List of our Online Manual, and you'll see all the chords that can be used within the program! The list includes a few Tricky Chords and Shortcut Chords that you may find useful too!

Tricky Chords:
C5b This is "C flat 5." It is spelled this way to avoid confusion.
C2, C5, C4, C69, C7alt, Cm7#5
You can type C-7 for Cm7 (i.e. use the minus sign) or C7-9 for C7b9.

Shortcut Chords
If you enter a lot of songs, you will appreciate these shortcut keys.
J = Maj7
H = m7b5 (H stands for Half diminished)
D = dim
S = 7sus

There's even information on how to add your own chord shortcuts - check it out!

Video Request Answered - Creating Intros, Bridges, and Endings in Band-in-a-Box®

Check out the newest support video created by Kent that explains how to create intros, bridges, and endings in Band-in-a-Box®! Click here to view...

The Band-in-a-Box® SongPicker Feature

If you have a folder of songs that you'd always like easy access to within Band-in-a-Box, make sure you familiarize yourself with The SongPicker feature, which access the folder that you choose and lock it to!

Access the SongPicker by clicking on the [Song] button next to the title of the song within the main screen of Band-in-a-Box. The first time the SongPicker is opened, you can choose the folder to use to create the list by selecting [Change] and navigating to your preferred directory. Once chosen, select [OK - Make Song List], and Band-in-a-Box does the rest... the next time you click on [Song], you'll be taken directly to your preferred folder!

Learn even more about this feature within Chapter 5 of our Online Manual, here.

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