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#443899 - 12/09/17 08:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Alan David Cover_First to Say Goodbye [Re: David Snyder]
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David, Just wanted to say that Alan is such a good writer-so many great ones- it would be hard to settle on one to cover. You did a great job on this one and I'm sure Alan was honored to see you do it! You are the most entertaining forum member we have IMO! Thanks, Torrey
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#444133 - 12/10/17 10:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: Alan David Cover_First to Say Goodbye [Re: David Snyder]
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Again, my sincere and deep appreciation for David's interest in my song and the wonderful treatment he gave it. To all who have commented since my last "Thank You" note, please accept this new Thank you!

Working with others on the forums has been quite a nice experience. I have collabs in process, and almost done, with two other forums members. And I can truly say experience has been terrific and musically rewarding ... not to mention the personal relationships that form from these exercises.

David is a splendid person to work with and talk yo.

He and i are working on a non-musical project that is turning into quite an event that looks to be a big challenge that should be a great experience for both of us.Not only are there great writers, terrific singers, gifted musicians and fabulous "Knob turners" on those mixing devices - but also, some terrific people behind the music. All three gentlemen i've collabed with these past couple of weeks have the most talented, respected and down-right great people I've run into in my many years in the music biz (50+).

David is so cool and brings many things to the table that have never been brought to mr previously. He's spirited, unabashed, determined, confident and know his strengths quite well.

One thing I truly enjoyed working with David is he's not bashful to let you know how he wants to do something and holds his ground. But, her does it with sincere grace and respect. And ya know what ... the great majority of the time he's right.

The other two gentlemen with whom I'm working With are equally great to work with. They are talented yet humble. AND............. very talented,

David, you are great, my man! And Scott and Rob, with whom I'm also working, same goes for you. I think out work will be posted soon. the cuts you sent me this evening were spot on - pretty much ready to go.

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and the most rewarding new year ever.

Alan & Di


PS: Hope to do some more of this!
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#444237 - 12/11/17 09:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: Alan David Cover_First to Say Goodbye [Re: David Snyder]
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Now that's a great cover! Very expressive vocal. A really good write. Well done both of you, Tom

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#444244 - 12/11/17 09:17 AM [User Showcase] Re: Alan David Cover_First to Say Goodbye [Re: David Snyder]
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Hi Tommy,

First, it's really great to see you on the boards again. Hope all is well at home - that was quite a storm.

And yeah, David puts a good spin on things. I really appreciated his efforts on this cover. hre has a unique and interesting style that always pouts a great spin on a ny music he does.

I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'll say "Thanks a bunch!" from both of us!

Merry Christmas.

Alan

David, too!
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#444803 - 12/13/17 05:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: Alan David Cover_First to Say Goodbye [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Thanks Greg!

Trying to get caught up here. Appreciate your kind words and I look forward to working with you in the new year.

Happy holidays!
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#444805 - 12/13/17 05:39 AM [User Showcase] Re: Alan David Cover_First to Say Goodbye [Re: Jon Thomas]
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Thanks Jon, that is very kind of you man.


I certainly have been enjoying your wonderful music this year.


Happy holidays again.
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#445496 - 12/16/17 07:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Alan David Cover_First to Say Goodbye [Re: Al-David]
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Thanks Alan! It was a great song to work with!

This "switched to threaded mode" thing works on some threads but not all and it is very confusing, so I hope I have not replied twice.

Merry Christmas!
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#445498 - 12/16/17 07:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Alan David Cover_First to Say Goodbye [Re: animarorecords]
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Hi Shigeki,

Thanks so much for the kind words and keep up the great work in 2018!

Happy Holidays!
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#445582 - 12/16/17 05:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: Alan David Cover_First to Say Goodbye [Re: David Snyder]
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Hi, David !

What a nice tune, i liked
everything about it !
Sweet I´d say !:))
Merry X-mas & a Happy New Year
David !


Cheers
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#447033 - 12/24/17 08:20 AM [User Showcase] Re: Alan David Cover_First to Say Goodbye [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Thanks Torrey. I am glad you liked it!

Merry Christmas! Here to a great songwriting 2018!
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PG Music News
Article: The History of Play-A-Long (and More)

We came across this JazzTimes article, published today, called The History of Play-A-Long (and More), which highlights how technology has "blown the options for interaction music education wide open" in the last 50 years - and they mention Band-in-a-Box®!

Check it out! Click here to read...

Band-in-a-Box® - Freezing Tracks

Like what you hear in Band-in-a-Box®? Make sure to Freeze the track(s) or song! Once frozen, it won't be regeneraged or change when you play it again - and your choice isn't final, since you can unfreeze them just as easily:
-press the blue snowflake button within the track name of the mixer window
-press the blue snowflake button within the expanded toolbar of the program (Ctrl + T will swap between the two toolbar views), and select the track(s)

Note: If you want to force Band-in-a-Box® to generate tracks without adjusting the Freeze settings, hold down the Shift key as you press the [Generate and Play] button (the fly-by hint will remind you of that) or choose the menu command Play | Play Special | Generate (even if tracks are frozen).

To learn more about freezing your Band-in-a-Box® tracks or songs, visit Chapter 5: Playing Songs | Freezing tracks of our Online Manual.

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.
-www.musicrepo.com

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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