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I am confused about this point and would appreciate your help.

I am trying to record my guitar rhythm as a UserTrack.

As you know, in a BIAB song, there are are at least two variations, one for the verse, and another for the chorus, so that it does not sound monotonous.

So, should I play two types of rhythm in one UserTrack? Or should I make it separately as two usertracks?

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I'm pretty sure if you make multiple tracks then part markers can be used to select variations and there can be a variation per user track. Remember also that BIAB & RealBand support the use of 24 part marker variations (a through z). Also remember a user track can be as short as two bars.

If you're not that interested in using the pitch shifting capability, you could make short, two or three bar user tracks that contain just one bar of each chord you might use in a song.

If you have two variations in one user track then both would be considered as one variation and thus interchangeable. Sometimes this might work okay. Say you have a basic C-F-G chord progression in a guitar user track. If you record a few bars of open chords and a few bars of barre chords BIAB reads the chord chart so it knows what bars contain C, F & G chords but it doesn't know which bars have open chords and which bars have barre chords so both open and barre chords have an equal chance of selection every bar.


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Great advice. Thank you so much.

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