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#677244 - 10/10/21 03:03 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Simple Songform Creator - a Dialog Window that would have helped me as a new user [Re: MoveToGroove]
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Other users are here so if they want to read the info they can.
This in the English menu, remove the .mp4:


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#677264 - 10/10/21 04:46 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Simple Songform Creator - a Dialog Window that would have helped me as a new user [Re: MoveToGroove]
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Originally Posted By: MoveToGroove
Hey Charlie,

I haven't recognized that window, so far. Maybe it's new for BiaB 2021? Haven't seen that in the two New-features-in-2021-videos either.


Check out pages 135 & 136 of the Band-in-a-Box user manual.
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Song Form Maker
The Song Form Maker allows you to define sections of a song (A, B, C etc.), and then rearrange the song by simply typing the form you want (e.g., AABABAACA). You can revisit the dialog to change the form at any time.
Press the [Song Form] button and select Song Form Dialog from the menu. You will then see the Song Form Maker dialog. Then define your sections (e.g., A = bars 1 for 8 bars, B=start at bar 17, for 8 bars C=start at bar 25, for 4 bars). Then type the form that you want (AABACABA).
Select [OK-Generate Form] then exit the dialog. The form string and sections are saved with the song.
You can revisit this dialog to re-order the sections. Or change a chord in the “A” section of the Chord Sheet, and then use the Song Form Maker to propagate the changes through all of the “A” sections. Use the [Undo] button to reverse your changes.
Uses for the Song Form Maker
- Enter a song by simply entering each section once, and then visit the Song Form Maker, typing the form that you want and generating it. Change the form without having to type in new chords, just redo the Form String (“AABACABA etc.)
- Change chords in each section by simply changing the chord in the main section, and then regenerate the form.
- Enter a melody once and copy it throughout the form by regenerating the form.


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#677283 - 10/10/21 06:48 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Simple Songform Creator - a Dialog Window that would have helped me as a new user [Re: MoveToGroove]
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I was away for a bit but Jim covered it. It's included in your 2020 version and been part of BIAB for years. The icon is located in the Tools menu in the Classic View.


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#677286 - 10/10/21 07:33 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Simple Songform Creator - a Dialog Window that would have helped me as a new user [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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I reported that ages ago it had to be in the Song Form menu.
There are so may like this that users like visually impaired can't use via the menus.
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#677292 - 10/10/21 10:03 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: Simple Songform Creator - a Dialog Window that would have helped me as a new user [Re: MoveToGroove]
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Thanks, Charlie & Jim, I've found it. Didn't know that this exists, it's only called "Form" in my version. Well, that's going in the right direction, if people find it.
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