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#605611 - 07/08/20 09:34 AM [I want a video that shows me how to ....] Workaround for entering more than 4 chords per bar
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A common question people ask is "can you enter more than 4 chords in a bar?", to which the answer is no, BUT there's a workaround that you can use to actually do this:

https://youtu.be/IXR8wFLK0Lw
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#605669 - 07/08/20 08:17 PM [I want a video that shows me how to ....] Re: Workaround for entering more than 4 chords per bar [Re: Tobin - PG Music Inc.]
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Enjoyed the video. Very informative. I've been playing around trying to use a Medley of the two guitars and Bass on a single track to play correctly at half time. Not there yet but still working on it.
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#670844 - 08/31/21 11:58 AM [I want a video that shows me how to ....] Re: Workaround for entering more than 4 chords per bar [Re: Tobin - PG Music Inc.]
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Very interesting video... but for all the effort, the results were not very "musical" IMHO...
I wonder if the OP had started with a slower tempo example (85 bpm), this "workaround" might give better results... It might turn out worse.
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#674261 - 09/22/21 04:36 AM [I want a video that shows me how to ....] Re: Workaround for entering more than 4 chords per bar [Re: bloc-head]
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We've been asking for 'native' more than 4 chords per bar for an eternity, but one day it just might happen?
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#698097 - 01/13/22 03:15 PM [I want a video that shows me how to ....] Re: Workaround for entering more than 4 chords per bar [Re: Tobin - PG Music Inc.]
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I understand the workaround, but it sounds like [insert a suitable naughty word] - I have really tried to play around with it, but I will categorize as - close but no cigar - wink
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#698127 - 01/13/22 04:55 PM [I want a video that shows me how to ....] Re: Workaround for entering more than 4 chords per bar [Re: Tobin - PG Music Inc.]
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2022 Band-in-a-Box for Windows has a feature called microchords. Microchords allows a user to enter up to 16 chords per bar.
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#706414 - 02/25/22 08:02 AM [I want a video that shows me how to ....] Re: Workaround for entering more than 4 chords per bar [Re: Tobin - PG Music Inc.]
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I have had difficulty getting Microchords to work correctly. This has the potential to be amazing. They are covered in a few minutes of one of the new features videos, but I would love to see an entire video on just this, with several different examples.

EDIT: Coincidence, must be, but there is a new video on this released today!

https://www.pgmusic.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=706450&gonew=1#UNREAD

Microchords are at 3:30. I would still like to see more depth on that entire dialog box.
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#709163 - 03/16/22 10:18 AM [I want a video that shows me how to ....] Re: Workaround for entering more than 4 chords per bar [Re: Tobin - PG Music Inc.]
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I just watched the video Matt refers to in his post.

FANTASTIC!

We've been waiting decades for this feature and now its here !!


Can we expect we will see MicroChords in the next Mac version release???
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#709226 - 03/16/22 06:36 PM [I want a video that shows me how to ....] Re: Workaround for entering more than 4 chords per bar [Re: Tobin - PG Music Inc.]
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Only the company knows for sure (not us users), but in recent years we have been told much of the code is shared between platforms, and the goal is to have features as equal as possible.
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#709276 - 03/17/22 08:38 AM [I want a video that shows me how to ....] Re: Workaround for entering more than 4 chords per bar [Re: Tobin - PG Music Inc.]
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Lets hope so.

That feature puts to rest a big frustration with BIAB.
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#709319 - 03/17/22 01:40 PM [I want a video that shows me how to ....] Re: Workaround for entering more than 4 chords per bar [Re: Tobin - PG Music Inc.]
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There is a very nice new longer (15-minute) video that is now available. The WHOLE VIDEO is on Microchords. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaF7kqZu-II&t=28s
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