19. How do I use the Video Guitar Lesson programs?

Applies to: Video Guitar Lessons - Essential Rock Guitar Volumes 1 & 2, Essential Blues Guitar Volumes 1 &2, and Essential Jazz Guitar Volumes 1, 2, & 3 (also known as "Essential Jazz guitar Vol. 1 - Advanced Comping High Strings" and "Essential Jazz guitar Vol. 1 - Advanced Comping Low Strings")

The best way to install these programs is to install them to your Band-in-a-Box® folder, usually C:\bb. There are two ways that you can use the Video Guitar Lessons.

  1. You can use the Windows versions of these programs as stand-alone applications. The installer should create a shortcut icon on your desktop that you can use to open the program, or you can open them via the Start menu | Programs... This will allow you to see professional style notation and videos of each of the tunes, riffs, or phrases. This method doesn't require you to use Band-in-a-Box®.
  2. You can them as Band-in-a-Box® add-ons. Each of the phrases/tunes is included as a Band-in-a-Box® file. In Band-in-a-Box®, use File | Open (BB Song) to open each of the files. Note that the Band-in-a-Box® files *only* contain the basic chords and style accompaniment. These are intended to be practice files that you can jam along with to learn the lead part. With one of the files open, you can also press the [Memo] button to view a text description of the file. In the Memo window, you will see a [Video Memo] button if the file has an associated video. Note that the Video Memo button will only be present in Band-in-a-Box® 2004 or higher. If you are using Band-in-a-Box® 2004 and you don't see the video memo button, download and install the latest update patch for Band-in-a-Box® 2004 from the Band-in-a-Box® Updates section of our website.
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Alyssa - PG Music