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#610307 - 08/11/20 01:02 PM [Beginners Forum] Learning with Band-in-a-Box® - Chords & Games
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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.

*Windows only
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#610563 - 08/13/20 10:52 AM [Beginners Forum] Re: Learning with Band-in-a-Box® - Chords & Games [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Please note: Those two ear training games are only available on the PC (despite many requests for a Mac port over the years).

Not trying to start up yet another flame war or anything, just trying to save new Mac users from wasting time & confusion on looking for something that simply is not there...
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#610572 - 08/13/20 12:10 PM [Beginners Forum] Re: Learning with Band-in-a-Box® - Chords & Games [Re: Callie - PG Music]
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Callie,

My dear friend Dr.Kim McCord, Professor Emeritus at Illinois State University loves the Ear Training feature for teaching proper listening techniques to her Special Needs children and college level students.

Perhaps I can beg her for the details. She never fails to mention me as a successful disabled user and BIAB in general.

Her younger sister, Pam, has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer's and Kim's given up everything to move to to the Atlantic Coast and become Pam's primary caregiver. Who wouldn't love such a lady? I'm so proud to be called her friend.
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#610798 - 08/15/20 09:15 AM [Beginners Forum] Re: Learning with Band-in-a-Box® - Chords & Games [Re: Icelander]
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Originally Posted By: Icelander
Please note: Those two ear training games are only available on the PC (despite many requests for a Mac port over the years).

Not trying to start up yet another flame war or anything, just trying to save new Mac users from wasting time & confusion on looking for something that simply is not there...


Thanks for the confirmation and hopefully these posts will inspire PG tech crew to work on that problem for the Mac users and purchasers of the Mac versions .
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#610815 - 08/15/20 11:58 AM [Beginners Forum] Re: Learning with Band-in-a-Box® - Chords & Games [Re: Don Gaynor]
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Chatted with Dr. McCord today and she is dedicated to being primary care giver to her sister and simply doesn't have time to join this topic at the moment. I had hoped that she would explain how she uses BIAB in a classroom environment. Stay tuned.

Kim has designed an award winning program for teaching music to Special Needs students of all ages.

Today, she mentioned a student who's only means of communication is the voluntary control of one eyebrow.
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PG Music News
New Band-in-a-Box® 2022 Add-ons are Here!

We're excited to say that we've just released some amazing new RealStyles with XPro Styles PAKs 2 & 3 and Xtra Styles PAK 13 for Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Windows or Mac!

XPro Styles PAK 2 includes 100 fresh new RealStyles that will up the utility and fun factor of the Band-in-a-Box® Pro version by adding 25 rock and pop styles, 25 jazz styles, 25 country styles, and 25 folk styles! XPro Styles PAK 3 goes even further - not only is it packed 100 new RealStyles, it includes 35 RealTracks that are not included with a Pro or MegaPAK purchase - adding even more versatility to what these can do! Sink your teeth into 25 rock/pop styles, 25 jazz/funk styles, 25 country/bluegrass styles, and 25 styles featuring a mix of genres ranging from high energy electro swing to ambient grooves and everything in between.

With the new Xtra Styles PAK 13, we're going to make the number thirteen lucky again! There are 200 new RealStyles for Rock/Pop, Jazz, Country, and Singer-Songwriter. Some examples of what's included: Mellow soundtrack rock, Americana country lullaby, western swing big band, coffee house jazz waltz, jazzy jump blues, songwriter gospel ballad, fast indie rock, vintage clav funk, country pop march, and much, much more!

And they're all ON SALE until July 15th! Purchase Xtra Styles PAKs or XPro Styles PAKs for only $29 per PAK (regular price $49 each)!

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Learn more & watch our video demonstrations

Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Mac is here!

There are 50+ new features, 222 new RealTracks (20 more than we've released in previous versions), new RealStyles, MIDI SuperTracks, Instrumental Studies, Artist Performances, Xtra Styles PAK 13, XPro Styles PAKs 2 & 3, New "playable RealTracks" Hi-Q sounds, 2 sets of "RealDrums Stems," and more!

We're having a SALE on Band-in-a-Box® 2022 Upgrade purchases until July 15, 2022 - save up to 50% when you purchase a Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Mac Upgrade!

We've packed our Free Bonus PAK & 49-PAK with some amazing Add-ons! The Free Bonus PAK is automatically included with most Band-in-a-Box® for Mac 2022 packages! For more even more Add-ons (including 60 Unreleased RealTracks!), upgrade it to the 2022 49-PAK for only $49. You can see the full lists of items in each package, and listen to demos here.

If you need any help deciding which package is the best option for you, just let us know. We are here to help!

Learn more about all the new features in Band-in-a-Box® 2022 for Mac.

How to: Opening Multiple Instances of Band-in-a-Box®

Did you know that you can have multiple instances of Band-in-a-Box® open on your computer? There was a conversation about this recently on our Forum, so we put together this video explaining how: Opening Multiple Instances of Band-in-a-Box®

Want to see a quick video tutorial that's not on our Tips & Tricks list? You can post your request to our I want a video that shows me how to .... forum.

How to: Replacing a MIDI Track with an Audio Track (RealBand)

Using RealBand and wondering how to replace a MIDI track with an audio track?

We show you how in our RealBand®: Replacing a MIDI Track with an Audio Track
video!

How to: Setup and Record with a MIDI Keyboard in Band-in-a-Box® for Windows

Do you want to record your MIDI keyboard into Band-in-a-Box®, but aren't sure where to start? This quick video is what you've been looking for! How to Setup and Record with a MIDI Keyboard in Band-in-a-Box® for Windows.

User Guide: Working with MIDI

How to: Why Does My Song Keep Looping in Band-in-a-Box®?

Your Band-in-a-Box® song is looping, and you don't want it to - what do you do?

Fortunately, this is a program setting that can be adjusted - see how this is done: Band-in-a-Box®: Why Does My Song Keep Looping?

Want to see a quick video tutorial that's not on our Tips & Tricks list? You can post your request to our I want a video that shows me how to .... forum.

(Additional Song Preferences you might also find useful: Global Song Overrides)

How to: Copy Chords and Song Info from Band-in-a-Box® to a Document

Did you know that you can copy the chords and other details of your Band-in-a-Box song into a document? We show you how in this video: How to Copy Chords and Song Info from Band-in-a-Box® to a Document

Learn more about this feature: Online Manual - Copy/Paste Chords as Simple Text

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