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#360538 - 08/11/16 03:44 PM [User Showcase] 52 Tracks Project --Week 32-- Looking for the Wrong Things
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#360578 - 08/11/16 08:36 PM [User Showcase] Re: 52 Tracks Project --Week 32-- Looking for the Wrong Things [Re: fgrittner]
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Very very good Fred ! It was relaxing to listen to.. Loved that cello solo.. Fitted perfectly in... Great job again !
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#360623 - 08/12/16 08:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: 52 Tracks Project --Week 32-- Looking for the Wrong Things [Re: fgrittner]
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There are lots of strong images in the lyrics here which come at the listener close together- I like that as the song rewards repeat listenings.
The cello fits perfectly giving a hypnotic feel.
I did find myself hearing the chorus with harmonies or going up an octave last time through...just my preference for a soaring conclusion.
Another very good song.

Robert

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#360657 - 08/12/16 01:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: 52 Tracks Project --Week 32-- Looking for the Wrong Things [Re: fgrittner]
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Very nice. The imagery would well suit a subtle video.

We enjoyed it all -- the write, the vocal and the production.

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#360922 - 08/15/16 01:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: 52 Tracks Project --Week 32-- Looking for the Wrong Things [Re: Trygve Larsen]
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Originally Posted By: Trygve Larsen
Very very good Fred ! It was relaxing to listen to.. Loved that cello solo.. Fitted perfectly in... Great job again !


Thanks, Leo.
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#360923 - 08/15/16 01:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: 52 Tracks Project --Week 32-- Looking for the Wrong Things [Re: Robertkc]
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Fred
There are lots of strong images in the lyrics here which come at the listener close together- I like that as the song rewards repeat listenings.
The cello fits perfectly giving a hypnotic feel.
I did find myself hearing the chorus with harmonies or going up an octave last time through...just my preference for a soaring conclusion.
Another very good song.

Robert

Robert, thanks for your constructive comments. Harmony vocals could be a great option.

Fred
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#360924 - 08/15/16 01:53 AM [User Showcase] Re: 52 Tracks Project --Week 32-- Looking for the Wrong Things [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
Very nice. The imagery would well suit a subtle video.

We enjoyed it all -- the write, the vocal and the production.

J&B


Thanks for the comments. I wish I knew how to make such a video.

Fred
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#360930 - 08/15/16 03:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: 52 Tracks Project --Week 32-- Looking for the Wrong Things [Re: fgrittner]
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Another good one (very moody) - liked the cello & the lyrics.

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#360951 - 08/15/16 05:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: 52 Tracks Project --Week 32-- Looking for the Wrong Things [Re: fgrittner]
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A very pretty song that says a lot simplistically. You chose a nice chord progression that presents the mood of the lyrics nice.

I think it would have been interesting in the arrangement to have a bit more movement between the instruments such as bringing them in and out and bringing one or the other more forward in the mix in different sections. It would have sublimely presented the feeling musically of looking for the wrong thing as well as helping keep the listener engaged and not tire from the repetition.

Enjoyed this a lot.

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#361047 - 08/15/16 04:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: 52 Tracks Project --Week 32-- Looking for the Wrong Things [Re: PeterF]
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Another good one (very moody) - liked the cello & the lyrics.

Peter


Thanks, Peter.
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#361049 - 08/15/16 04:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: 52 Tracks Project --Week 32-- Looking for the Wrong Things [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Originally Posted By: Charlie Fogle
A very pretty song that says a lot simplistically. You chose a nice chord progression that presents the mood of the lyrics nice.

I think it would have been interesting in the arrangement to have a bit more movement between the instruments such as bringing them in and out and bringing one or the other more forward in the mix in different sections. It would have sublimely presented the feeling musically of looking for the wrong thing as well as helping keep the listener engaged and not tire from the repetition.

Enjoyed this a lot.

Charlie


Thanks, Charlie. I think your mix idea is intriguing. I will be remixing songs next year and will have your notes to consult.

Fred
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#361773 - 08/21/16 05:33 PM [User Showcase] Re: 52 Tracks Project --Week 32-- Looking for the Wrong Things [Re: fgrittner]
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Very cool song!! Wonderful lyrical images and a PERFECT arrangement-the piano/cello combo is magical. Good stuff Fred!! Take care. Greg

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#361927 - 08/22/16 08:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: 52 Tracks Project --Week 32-- Looking for the Wrong Things [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Very cool song!! Wonderful lyrical images and a PERFECT arrangement-the piano/cello combo is magical. Good stuff Fred!! Take care. Greg


Greg, thanks again. To be honest, I wasn't sure about the song or the arrangement. I have a lot of self-doubt...
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Notation Enhancements in Band-in-a-Box® 2019

Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows was released in December 2018, and included many new features and enhancements - like the enhancements we made to our Notation window!

These include:
-Pressing the space bar plays the song from the current location.
-Double-clicking on the Standard mode Notation window (or on the time line in Editable or Staff Roll mode) plays the song from the current time location.
-The right-click menu in the Editable or Staff Roll mode Notation window has an option to change the current beat resolution. Previously, the only way to do this was to right-click on the time line.
-Clicking close to a stave line will put a note on the stave line instead of between stave lines. Previously, you had to click extremely close to a stave line to insert a note on it.
-In the Notation Windows Options dialog, the clefs split point asterisk indicates that C5* is middle C.
-The clefs split point can be set by the spin controls.
-You can quickly enter forced accidentals from the right-click menu.
-A new track type (Drums) is available for the Melody and Soloist tracks.
-Holding down the Ctrl key and pressing the zoom in/out buttons results in finest possible incremental adjustment in size.
-There's a keystroke entry mode -the "N" mode, which lets you enter a melody entirely using keystrokes. The keystrokes are N to enter a note, up/down cursor to change its pitch, and left/right cursor to move the time line.
-A new button in the Print Options dialog lets you quickly print a "chords only" fake sheet. You can also access this from the right-click menu on the Chord Sheet.
-You can now edit any track in the Event List Editor. When the dialog opens, it will show you the MIDI data in the current notation track.


There's detailed information on our 2019 notation enhancements here: Band-in-a-Box® 2019 New Feature - Notation Enhancements

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Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac Build 315 Update Available!

Attention Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Mac users - a new FREE patch update (build 315) is available!
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Summary of changes for build 315 (Nov 15, 2019):

Fixed: Exporting MusicXML files was not working.
Fixed: When using "Auto-Hand split Piano track" feature, exported MIDI files contain wrong note durations on the Piano track.
Fixed: Note-based lyrics were not included when exporting MIDI files.
Fixed: User should be prompted to save their song when exiting, if they had added or removed plugins.
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Fixed: Loops dialog title bar displays wrong track name.
Fixed: Large patch map files are not completely loaded (were limited to 1985 patches).
Fixed: Notation context menu > Edit Section Text… did not do anything.
Fixed: Notation context menu > Insert Section Text… did not do anything.

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Love this time saving feature.

Ever fill in the chordsheet fully or for part of song, and then discover you want to add or take away an extra beat or more somewhere in the chordsheet.

Nudge chords (melody) from the Edit Menu is your friend here, the dialog will give you all the options either to remove or add beats where its needed.

Love it.
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To learn more about this feature, read the "Advanced Chord Entry and Editing Features" topic when you click here.

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