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#451256 - 01/15/18 07:59 AM [Songwriting] FAWM (February Album Writing Month)
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Registered: 08/09/17
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Loc: Florida
I know that there are a few PG Music form users that participate in FAWM. If you haven't heard of this it is an amazing challenge to push yourself creatively and attempt to write 14 songs in 28 days. This will be my 3rd year participating. I find the creativity, talent and support similar to that here on the PG Music forums and suggest any songwriter to give it a shot. You can get all the details at fawm.org If you have any questions feel free to ask and I'll do my best to answer them.
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#451262 - 01/15/18 08:27 AM [Songwriting] Re: FAWM (February Album Writing Month) [Re: Samuel Davis]
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Hey Sam, this was already posted yesterday a few threads down from yours:

Don’t forget to sign up for February Album Writing Month
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#451263 - 01/15/18 08:30 AM [Songwriting] Re: FAWM (February Album Writing Month) [Re: Samuel Davis]
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Oh sorry. Didn't see it.
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#451276 - 01/15/18 09:50 AM [Songwriting] Re: FAWM (February Album Writing Month) [Re: Samuel Davis]
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No worries..... The word is out. Good luck to those who participate!
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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.
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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!

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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.

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There's even information on how to add your own chord shortcuts - check it out!

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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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