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#507903 - 12/09/18 01:30 AM [I want a video that shows me how to ....] Importing MIDI Intro / Outro melodies and leaving space for solo verses *Video Added*
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I'd like a video showing how to import a single midi track ( that is being used for the intro / outro melody), so that it plays only at the beginning and end of a song, while leaving the verses blank so I can generate a solo in between the intro and outdo melody?

i.e., in a 60 bar track,
midi melody comprising the first and last 12 bars (24 bars) keeping the middle 36 bars free in order to generate a solo.

So for example a blues with a 12 bar melody that plays at the beginning and ending 12 bars with maybe 36 bars (3 x 12-bar verses) left blank so BiaB can generate a solo for those 36 bars?


Edited by Tobin - PG Music Inc. (04/05/19 02:30 PM)

#531676 - 04/05/19 02:09 PM [I want a video that shows me how to ....] Re: Importing MIDI Intro / Outro melodies and leaving space for solo verses - Video Added [Re: mikeb55]
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Hello mikeb55,

Here's a video that I think will show you exactly what you're asking for!

**NOTE: I made a clear error in this, in that I should have set the key and the last chord to A. Please forgive me!

Edited by Catherine (04/05/19 02:16 PM)

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#531758 - 04/06/19 07:51 AM [I want a video that shows me how to ....] Re: Importing MIDI Intro / Outro melodies and leaving space for solo verses - Video Added [Re: Tobin - PG Music Inc.]
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What an interesting and informative video. That is so slick!

I really appreciate that Tobin used the example mikeb55 provided in his initial post as his starting point for the video.
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#531832 - 04/06/19 09:52 PM [I want a video that shows me how to ....] Re: Importing MIDI Intro / Outro melodies and leaving space for solo verses - Video Added [Re: mikeb55]
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Great tutorial.
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