Master Solos Series Patches & Updates

About the updates

Make sure to select the correct destination folder when installing the updates. In the case of the Master Blues Piano Solos, this should be Band-in-a-Box folder, e.g. C:\bb.

These updates must be installed over top of a full working version of the program. They install the latest build, and include all fixes since the first release of the program.

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Master Blues Piano Solos -- Build 78 Update (3 MB)

This will update the program to build 78 from any earlier build. The Master Blues Piano Solos is usually located in your Band-in-a-Box folder - select this as your destination folder (e.g. C:\bb)

Summary of changes for June 28 2017 (Build 78)

  • Program engine has been updated to Build 78.
  • Fixed: Stability improved for Windows 7 and higher operating systems
  • Fixed: Program would not launch on some computers in certain cases, such as if the input language was set to Japanese.

Summary of changes for May 25 2011 (Build 76)

  • Program engine has been updated to Build 76.
  • Improved: User interface has been updated.
  • Improved: Display issues on Windows Vista and higher operating systems are fixed.

Summary of changes for October 1 2005 (Build 73)

  • Fixed: MIDI file for song 3 was missing the right hand.

Summary of Changes for February 24 2005 (Build 73)

  • Program engine has been updated to Build 73.
  • Fixed: Windows 98/ME - Program sometimes crashed when exiting Help or Song Memo windows, or when printing.
  • Fixed: Bug in which the prior screen would sometimes be mistakenly drawn during the loop screen until the song was stopped and restarted.
  • Improved: Made changes that allow the bitmaps to be a full 1000 pixels wide at 1024x768 or higher.
  • Fixed: Miscellaneous typos in Help file, main screen, and main toolbar.
  • Improved: Fly-by help hints updated. For example, hint on notation button will say 'Notation/Video mode' if the current song happens to have a video.
  • Fixed: Scroll ahead was not working properly in some cases.

Summary of Changes for July 21 2004 (Build 65)

  • Program engine has been updated to Build 65.
  • Updated: Program has been rebuilt with a 32 bit engine. This improves overall program performance, especially under Windows 2000 and XP.
  • Improved: Problem when running program with directory paths greater than 79 characters.
  • Added: Two checkboxes in the general settings: "Allow Auto-Loading of Text Pages" and "Allow Auto-Scrolling of Text Pages".
  • Added: If a pop-up HTML window is currently displayed, and the user presses Ctrl-P, the print dialog will let the user print the file in the pop-up window.

Last updated June 28 2017

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Master Flatpick Guitar Solos -- Build 78 Update (3 MB)

This will update the program to build 78 from any earlier build.

Summary of changes for June 28 2017 (Build 78)

  • Program engine has been updated to Build 78.
  • Fixed: Stability improved for Windows 7 and higher operating systems
  • Fixed: Program would not launch on some computers in certain cases, such as if the input language was set to Japanese.

Summary of changes for May 25 2011 (Build 76)

  • Program engine has been updated to Build 76.
  • Improved: User interface has been updated.
  • Improved: Display issues on Windows Vista and higher operating systems are fixed.

Summary of Changes for February 24 2005 (Build 73)

  • Program engine has been updated to Build 73.
  • Fixed: Windows 98/ME - Program sometimes crashed when exiting Help or Song Memo windows, or when printing.
  • Fixed: Bug in which the prior screen would sometimes be mistakenly drawn during the loop screen until the song was stopped and restarted.
  • Improved: Made changes that allow the bitmaps to be a full 1000 pixels wide at 1024x768 or higher.
  • Fixed: 'Can't locate file' error when pressing Help button.
  • Fixed: Miscellaneous typos in Help file, main screen, and main toolbar.
  • Improved: Fly-by help hints updated. For example, hint on notation button will say 'Notation/Video mode' if the current song happens to have a video.
  • Fixed: Scroll ahead was not working properly in some cases.

Summary of Changes for July 21 2004 (Build 65)

  • Program engine has been updated to Build 65.
  • Updated: Program has been rebuilt with a 32 bit engine. This improves overall program performance, especially under Windows 2000 and XP.
  • Updated: Newer version of the MIDI Notation Window, which supports newer features such as a Print Preview window for the MIDI Notation Window printout, and saving as graphics files (.jpg etc.).
  • Added: MIDI Notation button to toggle between MIDI Notation view and onscreen bitmap view.
  • Added: New Guitar Options menu item.
  • Improved: Guitar Fretboard is sized according to your screen resolution.
  • Updated: Sound Card Supports Brushes checkbox in MIDI options. When checked, the program will send patch 41 if found in the drum track.
  • Improved: Problem when running program with directory paths greater than 79 characters.
  • Added: Two checkboxes in the general settings: "Allow Auto-Loading of Text Pages" and "Allow Auto-Scrolling of Text Pages".
  • Added: If a pop-up HTML window is currently displayed, and the user presses Ctrl-P, the print dialog will let the user print the file in the pop-up window.
  • Fixed: MIDI notation bars per line now saved in configuration settings.
  • Fixed: Some looping bugs, including problems when looping to song end.
  • Added: New 'song' setting in loop type combo.

Last updated June 28 2017

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Master Jazz Guitar Solos -- Build 78 Updates (2 MB)

This will update the program to build 78 from any earlier build.

Choose the appropriate update patch... There are 4 volumes of the Master Jazz Guitar Solos - if you have the "SuperPAK" then you have all 4.

By default, the program is installed into the following folders in the Program Files directory:

  • Jazz_Guitar_Solos_Vol_1
  • Jazz_Guitar_Solos_Vol_2
  • Jazz_Guitar_Solos_Vol_3
  • Jazz_Guitar_Solos_Vol_4
  • Jazz_Guitar_Solos_Vol_1-4 (if you have the SuperPAK)

The following patches are available:

Summary of changes for June 28 2017 (Build 78)

  • Program engine has been updated to Build 78.
  • Fixed: Stability improved for Windows 7 and higher operating systems
  • Fixed: Program would not launch on some computers in certain cases, such as if the input language was set to Japanese.

Summary of changes for May 25 2011 (Build 76)

  • Program engine has been updated to Build 76.
  • Improved: User interface has been updated.
  • Improved: Display issues on Windows Vista and higher operating systems are fixed.

Summary of Changes for February 24 2005 (Build 73)

  • Program engine has been updated to Build 73.
  • Fixed: Windows 98/ME - Program sometimes crashed when exiting Help or Song Memo windows, or when printing.
  • Fixed: Bug in which the prior screen would sometimes be mistakenly drawn during the loop screen until the song was stopped and restarted.
  • Improved: Made changes that allow the bitmaps to be a full 1000 pixels wide at 1024x768 or higher.
  • Fixed: 'Can't locate file' error when pressing Help button.
  • Fixed: Miscellaneous typos in Help file, main screen, and main toolbar.
  • Improved: Fly-by help hints updated. For example, hint on notation button will say 'Notation/Video mode' if the current song happens to have a video.
  • Fixed: Scroll ahead was not working properly in some cases.

Summary of Changes for July 21 2004 (Build 65)

  • Program engine has been updated to Build 65.
  • Updated: Program has been rebuilt with a 32 bit engine. This improves overall program performance, especially under Windows 2000 and XP.
  • Updated: Newer version of the MIDI Notation Window, which supports newer features such as a Print Preview window for the MIDI Notation Window printout, and saving as graphics files (.jpg etc.).
  • Added: MIDI Notation button to toggle between MIDI Notation view and onscreen bitmap view.
  • Added: New Guitar Options menu item.
  • Improved: Guitar Fretboard is sized according to your screen resolution.
  • Updated: Sound Card Supports Brushes checkbox in MIDI options. When checked, the program will send patch 41 if found in the drum track.
  • Improved: Problem when running program with directory paths greater than 79 characters.
  • Added: Two checkboxes in the general settings: "Allow Auto-Loading of Text Pages" and "Allow Auto-Scrolling of Text Pages".
  • Added: If a pop-up HTML window is currently displayed, and the user presses Ctrl-P, the print dialog will let the user print the file in the pop-up window.
  • Fixed: MIDI notation bars per line now saved in configuration settings.
  • Fixed: Some looping bugs, including problems when looping to song end.
  • Added: New 'song' setting in loop type combo.

Last updated June 28 2017

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