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#316592 - 11/01/15 06:53 PM [User Showcase] JAMES AND WES
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aleck rand Offline
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James Oscar Smith (Hammond B3) and John Louis "Wes" Montgomery (guitar). Two boss men.

This Wes composition is widely known under the title Road Song. However, it first appeared in a Verve album of the late '60's as OGD. The letters stand for

.....................obsessive gumpulsive disorder

a rare illness causing people to chew gum in their sleep.

Just kidding. Actually, it illustrates how the A&R people at the session come up with the names for tunes. Generally the players don't. Now, I happen to know what these letters - O G D - stand for. Here's a hint: they're just some objects hanging around the studio that day. It's really dumb. You'll never get it if you start thinking fancy. Any takers?

I decided to give it a different name altogether

..............................................JAMES AND WES

The drum track was constructed from many different RealDrums tracks. All of them feature Terry Clarke and Craig Scott, my two favorite drummers. I play the other instruments.
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#316595 - 11/01/15 07:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: JAMES AND WES [Re: aleck rand]
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That was superb. Lovely guitar organ (bass etc). Great overall sound

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#316620 - 11/02/15 04:35 AM [User Showcase] Re: JAMES AND WES [Re: aleck rand]
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Impeccable tracks. You are a great talent. Not only with your musical skills but in arrangement and production.
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#316643 - 11/02/15 08:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: JAMES AND WES [Re: aleck rand]
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Dean, To think that you can play both these instruments with such virtuosity is mind boggling. Fantastic arrangement. What a great listen. I think you are a MONSTER! Tom

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#316657 - 11/02/15 09:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: JAMES AND WES [Re: tommyad]
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Hi Dean,
Originally Posted By: tommyad
To think that you can play both these instruments with such virtuosity is mind boggling. Fantastic arrangement. What a great listen. I think you are a MONSTER!
I couldn't say it better. I take a bow. Hervorragend!

Guenter
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#316667 - 11/02/15 10:14 AM [User Showcase] Re: JAMES AND WES [Re: aleck rand]
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Dean you are truly in a class of your own! I tip my hat to such great musicianship and such professionalism. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to you play and it boggles my mind how good you can play your instruments. Great job!
Sonny

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#316708 - 11/02/15 03:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: JAMES AND WES [Re: aleck rand]
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Before I peek at the other comments, I'm going for organ, guitar, drums, especially since those tracks are featured. Wow, do you ever play sweetly!! I played guitar for 30 years, and improved for the first two. Thank God for BIAB. If I could play like you, my family would fire me for never spending any time with them. AWESOME!! Take care. Greg

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#316735 - 11/02/15 05:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: JAMES AND WES [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: PeterF
That was superb. Lovely guitar organ (bass etc). Great overall sound

Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
Impeccable tracks. You are a great talent. Not only with your musical skills but in arrangement and production.

Originally Posted By: tommyad
Dean, To think that you can play both these instruments with such virtuosity is mind boggling. Fantastic arrangement. What a great listen. I think you are a MONSTER!
Tom

Originally Posted By: boehm
Hervorragend!
Guenter

Originally Posted By: SRP
Dean you are truly in a class of your own! I tip my hat to such great musicianship and such professionalism. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to you play and it boggles my mind how good you can play your instruments. Great job!
Sonny


What words can a mortal human being come up with to respond properly to these response? Thank you just doesn't seem to do it and I wouldn't put on a big song-and-dance of false modesty. So, I'll stall for time by explaining how the guitar/organ thing came about.

My original instrument was guitar. I had a few lessons as a kid, which were a waste. A decade went by and I picked up the instrument again but I had really fallen head over heels for the Hammond B3, which I consider the greatest invention since the wheel.

Not knowing which way was up, I thought I had a chance at a music career as long as it wasn't in my birthplace, NYC. Every single gig was sown up by a group of real MONSTERS more than twice my age and way more than twice as powerful.

So I got out of town and also got a hold of a beat up Hammond CV, a church version of the B3. It had solid sides, adding to its already immense weight. I didn't plan on playing like Jimmy Smith, but neither could I find anyone who could play it as good as Mickey Mouse. Time went by and I determined that I would never hear the guitar/organ sound unless I learned the instrument myself.

Keyboard became my main instrument and I put the guitar away for 20 years. When I picked it up again, I found that I was playing a style that no one was played any more. After I joined the Forum I began putting in insane hours of practice on three instruments - I had also fallen in love with the fretless bass. My chops started to respond, but I struggled with the new technology, the DAWs, mixing, etc. I'm still struggling.

Peter, Guenter, Tommy, Sonny, Fred, Charlie - your generosity and kindness are what have me in back-pedal mode. I do have a story to tell on these instruments and limited time to tell it. Having other players who are interested in hearing my story fills me with a gratitude and sense of accomplishment that outruns words.

Dean

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SongPicker Enhancements in Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac!

The Band-in-a-Box® SongPicker has been enhanced with our newest 2020 version!

The SongPicker now builds faster for large song lists (>30K and up to 60,000 songs). The [Song] button (or the [Open] button) now has 3 additional menu items to launch the SongPicker.

- Open SongPicker in Current Folder: This opens the SongPicker in the current folder of the last loaded song.
- Open SongPicker in Home Folder: This opens the SongPicker in the home folder, which is Applications/Band-in-a-Box/MySongs or as set in the SongPicker.
- Open SongPicker in Favorite Folder: This launches the Favorite Folder dialog which allows you to choose any previously used folder where a song was loaded from, and then open the SongPicker in that folder.

In the SongPicker, there is a new “Open in Home” option. If this is enabled, the SongPicker will always open in the home folder instead of the current folder when you press the default [Song] button to open the SongPicker.

Searching for songs matching a chord progression or melody has been enhanced. There are three new checkboxes: "Key must match exactly," "Chord Extension must match exactly", and "Time Signature must match."

Click here to jump to the SongPicker subject in our New Features video to learn more. (32:11)

(read more about this feature in our Band-in-a-Box 2020 for Mac Online Upgrade Manual.)

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Check out a great tip Pipeline shared for creating a video score!

Have a tip of your own to share? Feel free to post it to our Tips & Tricks forum!

Thanks for sharing, Pipeline!

New "Feature Browser" in Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac

Band-in-a-Box® has so many features! We add 50 new ones with every version, so you may have forgotten all the different things that Band-in-a-Box® can do. Fortunately, with the release of Band-in-a-Box® 2020 we've solved this issue by added a Feature Browser!

How does it work? Access this feature by clicking on the [?] button on the main screen of the program or pressing the / Enter keys on the Chord Sheet. This dialog lists many features of the program and allows you to browse them, find the feature by text filter, read descriptions about the feature, find how to launch the feature, access to the online information or video about the feature, and do more.

Examples of a few situations where this feature is helpful:

-You know about a feature but don't know how to find it. Just type a part of the feature name and you'll see the hotkeys, menu, and toolbar info on how to launch it. For example, if you want to launch the Chord Builder but don’t know how to do it, type "builder" in the text filter, and you will quickly find the Chord Builder.
-You are exploring available features for Band-in-a-Box. For example, if you are a guitar player, type the word "guitar" and you'll see what's available.
-You prefer "one-stop-shopping" and would like to launch features from the same dialog.
-You are learning the program and like to browse or watch videos about topics you're interested in.
You can't remember hotkeys and want to review them.

Watch this new feature in action when you jump to the subject in our New Features video: 10:20 - New Feature - Feature Browser

(read more about this feature in our Band-in-a-Box 2020 for Mac Online Upgrade Manual.)

Videos - 202 New RealTracks for Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Mac®!

With the release of Band-in-a-Box® 2020, we've added 202 new RealTracks! These include great Americana, Gospel Vocals, new Blues, Country Pollwinners, Bossa Flute/Horn sections, Jazz Blues and Rhythm Changes, British and Hazy '60s guitars, Modern Funk, Island Grooves with steel drum and marimba, Singer-Songwriter, and more!

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Want the entire RealTracks collection with over 2,900 RealTracks? They are included with any Band-in-a-Box 2020 for Mac UltraPAK, UltraPAK+, or Audiophile Edition.

Learn more about the 202 new RealTracks with our latest video: Summary of the 202 New RealTracks for Band-in-a-Box® 2020.

Want to watch even more RealTracks content? Check out this video, which is the "extended version" video demonstrating the newest RealTracks Sets 329-352 - click here to watch.

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac Patch Update Ready! (Build 321)

Still using Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac? There's a new FREE patch available! Click here to read more and download this free patch update (Build 321).

Summary of changes for build 321 (Mar 23, 2020):
Fixed: Song title will be changed to ? when re-saving if it previously contained international characters like é or ©.
Fixed: Event List window is using wrong colors.
Fixed: Some song titles are blank in the Song Titles dialog.
Fixed: Clicking on Print Chords from the chord sheet context menu causes application to crash.
Fixed: On some computers the application will crash when opening the Piano Roll window.
Fixed: Gender Param. setting was ignored in the Generate Synthetic Vocal dialog.
Fixed: Vibrato Intensity setting was ignored in the Generate Synthetic Vocal dialog.
Fixed: Pitch shifting setting was ignored in the Generate Synthetic Vocal dialog.
Fixed: There is no option to cancel when generating a synthetic vocal.
Fixed: The Vocal Synth feature would freeze for various operating systems.
Fixed: Language selection for the Vocal Synth generator was wrong.
Fixed: Possible crash when using the Audio Chord Wizard.
Fixed: Jazz Up or Jazz Down was not undoable.
Fixed: Dropping video files onto the Video RealTracks dialog failed, displaying flash message reporting that the video format was not compatible.
Fixed: The copyright button in the Print Options dialog did not do anything.
Fixed: Soloist > Edit Soloist Track > Remove Harmony would display popup message "not implemented".
Fixed: Soloist > Edit Soloist Track > Convert Harmony to Soloist Track would also launch the Generate Chords and/or Melody dialog.
Fixed: Soloist > Edit Soloist Track > Auto-Rechannel to Guitar Display would also toggle Embellish Melody.
Fixed: Possible crash when opening Song Picker dialog.
Fixed: Edit > Song Form > Unfold does not remove the tag ending.
Fixed: Application crash when using Edit > Song Form > Unfold if song contains tag ending.
Fixed: Tracks are listed twice in the Load XML File dialog.
Fixed: The note name indicator in the Notation window was not displaying.
Fixed: "...NOT rendered successfully to disk” error when using "Export Song as M4A" or "Export Song as AIFF".
Fixed: "invalid integer" error when loading some ABC files.
Fixed: "There was an error converting” error when attempting to import compressed audio files (.m4a, .mp3, etc.)
Fixed: User is not asked to save their song after applying a harmony to Melody or Soloist track.
Fixed: The demo player might fail to play a local file.
Fixed: There should be a warning message when opening the Notation window if the notation fonts are not installed.
Fixed: If opening a song from an version 2017 or earlier, any Audio Chord Wizard bar lines might be offset.
Fixed: The Guitar window did not display the capo.
Improved: Guitar capo setting can be changed by right-clicking the fret position bar.
Fixed: The Chord Builder did not update position when clicking on a different bar in the chord sheet.
Fixed: Changing a custom track label had not option to Undo, and did not prompt user to save song.
Fixed: Importing an ABCNotation file would not include the key signature.
Fixed: ABC files only opening some chords.
Fixed: Problem storing minor keys.
Fixed: MusicXML files created by Band-in-a-Box cannot be loaded by Band-in-a-Box if song title contains & (ampersand).
Improved: More detailed bootup log.

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