You need to be logged in to post
#558918 - 10/12/19 09:34 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] BiaB Mac 2019 ... Guitar TAB error ?
Registered: 12/22/17
Posts: 5
xZot Offline

Registered: 12/22/17
Posts: 5

When I try to look song's guitar tabluature, BiaB shows bass ( four string ) format of tabulature. Is this error or is there some settings how to change to guitar ( six string ) format.


#559413 - 10/16/19 07:13 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: BiaB Mac 2019 ... Guitar TAB error ? [Re: xZot]
Registered: 02/09/10
Posts: 61
Loc: Gothenburg, Sweden
Bjorn Beskow Offline

Registered: 02/09/10
Posts: 61
Loc: Gothenburg, Sweden
Experimenting with it now, using Biab 2019 for Mac (309), I think I can recreate what you experience:

1. Open the Guitar window, Select the Bass track in the Guitar windows, and it correctly displays 4 strings.
2. Close the Guitar window, then open it again.
3. Select the Guitar track within the Guitar window, and it erroneously displays 6 strings but using only the 4 bass strings.

Luckily, the workaround is easy: Just close the Guitar window (while the Guitar track is still selected), then open it up again. It will now display correctly.

Hence I think the problem can be summarized as: If the Guitar window is opened with the Bass track preselected, it won't correctly switch between the Guitar and Bass tracks correctly.

Hope that helps you. PG Music: Will this qualify as a Bug report, or should I formally file a bug elsewhere?

Best regards /Bjorn

Post attachments only available when logged in

#559457 - 10/16/19 11:59 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: BiaB Mac 2019 ... Guitar TAB error ? [Re: Bjorn Beskow]
Registered: 05/16/02
Posts: 4846
Loc: Victoria, BC
Andrew - PG Music Offline
PG Music Staff

Registered: 05/16/02
Posts: 4846
Loc: Victoria, BC
Yes thanks for the report. Perhaps that's the problem that xzot was describing, since the Bass track should be the only track showing Bass tab in the notation window.
PG Music Inc.


PG Music News
A Look Back - Xtra Styles PAK 1 for Band-in-a-Box®

We were so excited to release the very first Xtra Styles PAK 1 for Band-in-a-Box® just four years ago, and we're thrilled that they have been such a hit!

Xtra Styles PAK 1 was released in August 2016, starting with: Country, Jazz, Rock-Pop, and Singer-Songwriter! Check out our first Xtra Styles PAK video highlighting these newer Add-ons:

We've been releasing Xtra Styles PAKs a couple times a year ever since! We now have 9 Xtra Styles PAKs packed with 1,400+ RealStyles, so there's definitely something you'll love - check out our complete Xtra Styles PAKs selection here.

Mac user? Click here for your OS specific links

Accessing Your Band-in-a-Box® Order Online

If you've ordered Band-in-a-Box® on our website, you can access your download links (even if you selected a shipping option) from your Account | My Products page.

Band-in-a-Box® users who purchased their copy elsewhere can also add their purchase to their Account | My Products page. This is a convenient way to register your purchase and access the installation files if you ever need them for future re-installation reasons. To do this, visit and create your account, then click on My Products and enter your 24-digit Band-in-a-Box® serial number.

Learning with Band-in-a-Box® - Chords & Games

Want to hear what a chord sounds like? Type the chord, then press SHIFT enter. The chord will play as it is entered on to the chord sheet!

You can also familiarize yourself with how different chords sound using the Chord Builder feature of the program, which will audition different chords for you, based on your input.

Want more? Challenge yourself with some ear training with the included Pitch Invasion and Music Replay programs, accessible in the Practice Window!

Pitch Invasion helps to develop perfect pitch as you shoot down "alien" notes invading from above, and Music Replay develops your pitch, rhythm, and melody recognition by replaying what the program plays, in note, rhythm, or melodic modes.

Pitch Invasion & Music Replay can also be accessed within the bb\Songs and Lessons\Ear Training folder for the program.

Band-in-a-Box® 2020 Russian for Windows is Here!

Мы хорошо потрудились и добавили в "Band-in-a-Box®" 50 новых функций и изумительную коллекцию нового контента, включая 202 новых стиля RealTracks (что в два раза больше 101 стиля, которые мы часто выпускали в прошлом), новые стили RealStyles, MIDI SuperTracks, инструментальные этюды (Instrumental Studies), транскрипции для стилей RealDrums и др.!


Listen to the Band-in-a-Box® User Showcase Radio Today!

You may know about our User Showcase Forum, but have you heard about our Band-in-a-Box® User Showcase Radio?

What a great way to listen to all of the Band-in-a-Box® creations from program users just-like-you! It's as easy as choosing a playlist and pressing play!

Click here to access our Band-in-a-Box® Radio, and don't forget to bookmark your new favorite page!

Review - Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows

Make sure to check out the latest Band-in-a-Box® 2020 for Windows review from Sound-Guy (Dennis) at click here.

Sound-Guy has been using Band-in-a-Box® for many, many, many, many, many years - and we still managed to surprise him with some great new features! Read his latest review to learn more about his favorite additions for 2020!

"Band-in-a-Box continues to evolve as an expansive musical tool-set for both novice and experienced musicians to produce not only new compositions and arrangements, but also perform them with excellent musical “talent”. It also provides educational and training tools for keyboardists and guitarists. It’s easy to use the basic functions, and challenging enough to keep you occupied for years. BIAB provides education, inspiration, a “live” band to aid in practicing, and anything from backing tracks to full performances for recording."

How I Use Band-in-a-Box® to Create Shots/Chops

Band-in-a-Box® user Henry Clarke creates a lot of great songs with Band-in-a-Box®, and he's shared his steps for creating the shots/chops within his recent song Lonely in a Crowd.

To watch Henry's video, click here.

Have your own program tip to share? Feel free to post it to our Tips & Tricks forum.


Forum Stats
32656 Members
68 Forums
65636 Topics
556541 Posts

Max Online: 2537 @ 01/19/20 07:09 AM
Newest Members
doubleH, Gavin B, NickU, EdwardsjMusic, afex121

32655 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
MarioD 156
Guitarhacker 121
VideoTrack 121
Janice & Bud 116
Matt Finley 104
rayc 102
floyd jane 101
Jim Fogle 97
Tano Music 90
MusicStudent 85
Today's Birthdays