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#422572 - 07/20/17 05:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Remembering Tokyo - Something A Little Different [Re: bluage]
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Originally Posted By: bluage
Dear Mr. David...

I am truly sorry to read that your wife is experiencing less-than-good health. Boy, oh, boy, our bodies sure like to remind us who's the boss, don't they? frown

Well, my late mother, Edith, taught me that you pray for what you really need, and not what you want, so, I am going to petition Our Creator to deliver some quick and lasting relief to your wife from whatever is ailing her.

What is your wife's first name, so I can let Our Creator know for whom I'm asking the blessings?

Most sincerely,

"bluage" (a.k.a. Loren)


Hi Loren,

Thank you very much for your kindness and warm thoughts. Her name is Diana. We appreciate your prayers. Her life has been very difficult but she handles with dignity. She's a marvelous singer but in recent months hasn't had the strength to do much of it.

Again, thank you so much! God Bless,

Alan & DI
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#422573 - 07/20/17 05:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Remembering Tokyo - Something A Little Different [Re: Rob4580]
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Originally Posted By: Rob4580
You certainly captured a Japanese Feel to this tune.
Nicely done.
Rob


Thank you, Rob! I appreciate that very much!
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#422575 - 07/20/17 05:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Remembering Tokyo - Something A Little Different [Re: tommyad]
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Originally Posted By: tommyad
Alan, That sure caught me by surprise. It is certainly a showcase of your versatility. I enjoyed it and congrats on depositing a check. Tom


Hi Tom,

I think it caught a few others off-guard, also! I truly appreciate the comment about versatility. Although I played lead guitar in several country bands for about 50 years, I've always enjoyed almost all flavors of music. I've had the opportunity to live in and/or visit several dozen countries around the world and have marveled at the variety of musical textures indigenous to each area. I have quite a few of these "World" genre songs but have posted very few as I think the site tends to gravitate to more "traditional" western-world music. I really enjoy putting these together - I get to experiment a lot and come up with some pretty interesting stuff!

Thanks again for the nice words!

Alan
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#422657 - 07/21/17 10:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Remembering Tokyo - Something A Little Different [Re: Al-David]
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Mr. David...

Thank you for sharing your wife's first name with me. Please let Ms. Diana know that I'm sending up my prayers even as I write this. I hope Our Creator hears them and acts on them quickly so Ms. Diana can step back up to the microphone and belt out some "feel good" tunes about feelin' good! smile

God bless you for being such an attentive and lovin' hubby. That's good medicine, too!

Most sincerely, and respectfully,

"bluage" (a.k.a. Loren)


Edited by bluage (07/21/17 10:50 AM)
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Notation Enhancements in Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows!

There are Notation Enhancements in the NEW Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows! These include:
•A new button in the Print Options dialog which lets you quickly print a "chords only" fake sheet. You can also access this from the right-click menu on the chord sheet.
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We talk about these new features within our Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows®! New Features, RealTracks, and other content! video:
25:45 - New Features: Easy Entering of Notation with the 'N' Key
36:48 - Change Beat Resolution From the Right-Click Menu
37:15 - Easier Entry of Notes on Lines
37:42 - Asterisk to Indicate Middle C on & Spin Controls
37:53 - Force Accidental from the Right-Click Menu
38:01 - Edit Any Track in the Event List
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38:28 - Print Chords Only Fake Sheet
38:32 - More Control of Notation Size

Rather read about it?
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The New Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows SongPicker!

With Band-in-a-Box® 2019, the SongPicker has been redesigned!
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Learn more about the updates with our New Features Video - we've made it easy to find the section you'll need:
2:55 - New Feature: Redesigned SongPicker
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Video: Band-in-a-Box® 2019 for Windows® New Features!

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We have listed a table of contents for this video, you'll see it within the YouTube video description, or by visiting this forum post.

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