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#642845 - 02/18/21 11:04 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Adding Chords and Chord Builder malfunctioning
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LeonardCohenShow Offline

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Complete newie. Just purchased. I expected it to be simple. It needs to be I'm in my 70s.
Can't get certain chords to load. I was sent the chord list supposedly recognised by BIAB by support, but heaps disappear when I type them in eg B4sus E4sus and many more.
I can't even right click to get the Chord Builder to show.
Mac is OS 10.15.7 Catalina
BIAB for Mackintosh is version 2020 (420)
Help please.

#642848 - 02/19/21 12:43 AM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Adding Chords and Chord Builder malfunctioning [Re: LeonardCohenShow]
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LeonardCohenShow Offline

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Egg on my face! Right click on mouse had not been switched on! Still can't get the chords loaded though.

#643668 - 02/23/21 12:04 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Adding Chords and Chord Builder malfunctioning [Re: LeonardCohenShow]
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Chantelle - PG Music Offline
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Welcome to the forums! For suspended chords, Band-in-a-Box recognizes Bsus and Esus, but does not recognize when a 4 is typed in between, such as in B4sus. Chords must be typed exactly how they are shown on this page. Alternative spellings of the same chords will not be recognized:

Please also note that we recently released the 423 update for Band-in-a-Box 2020 here:

#643730 - 02/23/21 10:00 PM [Band-in-a-Box for Macintosh] Re: Adding Chords and Chord Builder malfunctioning [Re: LeonardCohenShow]
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Mike Halloran Offline

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B4sus E4sus…

The convention is Bsus4, Esus4 etc. but as you now know, BIAB only suspends the 4th and so only uses sus. Suspended 2nds are notated C2, G2 etc.
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