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Re: Another senior moment ! (3)

D F Tweedie
 

Can you go to Options > Preferences > OutputCh.
>
> I believe the option you are looking for is 'Output Chords' and
> 'Write Track to MIDI File'
>


David said: "Thank you very much for sharing the solution with us!"

Yea and Amen!

This is a great feature for those of us who like to work with MIDI in our DAWs and other MIDI composition software.

DF

 

On 11/27/2018 5:37 AM, Ian Graham idgraham@...
[Band-in-a-Box] wrote:
>
>
> I am grateful to Mikke of PG Support for this:
>
>
> Can you go to Options > Preferences > OutputCh.
>
> I believe the option you are looking for is 'Output Chords' and
> 'Write Track to MIDI File'
>
>
> Which does, indeed, ‘do’ what I was looking for.
>
>
>
> The odd thing is, though, that that tab feels entirely unfamiliar to me
> (it does offer some additional options eg specify which channel, and
> what ‘level’ of harmony). I still suspect that there is a slightly
> simpler parallel route hidden away somewhere.
>
>
> Not that it matters.
[snip]

Wow, I would never have thought of looking in that tab! I guess I need
to re-examine all those tabs for hidden gems like that setting to get
the chords into the midi file.

Thank you very much for sharing the solution with us!

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Re: Another senior moment ! (3)

David H. Bailey
 

On 11/27/2018 5:37 AM, Ian Graham idgraham@btinternet.com [Band-in-a-Box] wrote:
I am grateful to Mikke of PG Support for this:
Can you go to Options > Preferences > OutputCh.
I believe the option you are looking for is 'Output Chords' and
'Write Track to MIDI File' Which does, indeed, ‘do’ what I was looking for.
The odd thing is, though, that that tab feels entirely unfamiliar to me (it does offer some additional options eg specify which channel, and what ‘level’ of harmony). I still suspect that there is a slightly simpler parallel route hidden away somewhere.
Not that it matters.
[snip]

Wow, I would never have thought of looking in that tab! I guess I need to re-examine all those tabs for hidden gems like that setting to get the chords into the midi file.

Thank you very much for sharing the solution with us!

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Re: Another senior moment ! (3)

IAN GRAHAM
 

I am grateful to Mikke of PG Support for this:


Can you go to Options > Preferences > OutputCh.

I believe the option you are looking for is 'Output Chords' and 'Write Track to MIDI File'


Which does, indeed, ‘do’ what I was looking for.



The odd thing is, though, that that tab feels entirely unfamiliar to me (it does offer some additional options eg specify which channel, and what ‘level’ of harmony). I still suspect that there is a slightly simpler parallel route hidden away somewhere.


Not that it matters.


Ian G.

Wales UK



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Subject: Re: [Band-in-a-Box] Another senior moment !
Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2018 22:11:48 +0000
From: Ian Graham idgraham@... [Band-in-a-Box]
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To: Band-in-a-Box@...


 

Thanks, David, but that's not it. ( What that does, is:  if you have more than one part displaying in Notation, it repeats the chord names/abbreviations above every stave (!!!!) )

I'm almost starting to doubt myself now. But no, I'm sure somewhere there is a tick box (just like that) which puts a simple (non-rhythm-articulated) notation of the harmony onto the solo track. I'm not sure it even 'sounds', it's just a sort of short-hand note.

I'll have to sleep on it. I may wake up remembering it.............

Ian G.

On 24/11/2018 20:14, 'David H. Bailey' dhbailey52@... [Band-in-a-Box] wrote:
 

On 11/24/2018 12:57 PM, Ian Graham idgraham@...
[Band-in-a-Box] wrote:
> Somewhere, there's a setting by which, when you export to midi, the
> chording is blocked in on the soloist track ?
>
> I very rarely use it, but at this moment, it would be very useful! And I
> can't remember how to invoke, and I can't find it. Have checked the
> various midi tabs (and most others) in Preferences, and can't see anything.
>
> (Oh, dear, the passing years.....!)
>
> A reminder would be greatly appreciated !
>

I'm not sure if this is of any help, but in the Options/Preferences
dialog, when you click on the LeadSheet button, in that dialog is a
checkbox for "show chords above each track." I don't know whether that
affects the midi output or not, but it's worth a try.

I don't see anything in the Save As Midi File/Options which relates to
showing the chords on any particular track.

Sorry I can't offer better help -- please let us know if/when you figure
it out!

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Re: Another senior moment !

IAN GRAHAM
 

Thanks, David, but that's not it. ( What that does, is:  if you have more than one part displaying in Notation, it repeats the chord names/abbreviations above every stave (!!!!) )

I'm almost starting to doubt myself now. But no, I'm sure somewhere there is a tick box (just like that) which puts a simple (non-rhythm-articulated) notation of the harmony onto the solo track. I'm not sure it even 'sounds', it's just a sort of short-hand note.

I'll have to sleep on it. I may wake up remembering it.............

Ian G.

On 24/11/2018 20:14, 'David H. Bailey' dhbailey52@... [Band-in-a-Box] wrote:
 

On 11/24/2018 12:57 PM, Ian Graham idgraham@...
[Band-in-a-Box] wrote:
> Somewhere, there's a setting by which, when you export to midi, the
> chording is blocked in on the soloist track ?
>
> I very rarely use it, but at this moment, it would be very useful! And I
> can't remember how to invoke, and I can't find it. Have checked the
> various midi tabs (and most others) in Preferences, and can't see anything.
>
> (Oh, dear, the passing years.....!)
>
> A reminder would be greatly appreciated !
>

I'm not sure if this is of any help, but in the Options/Preferences
dialog, when you click on the LeadSheet button, in that dialog is a
checkbox for "show chords above each track." I don't know whether that
affects the midi output or not, but it's worth a try.

I don't see anything in the Save As Midi File/Options which relates to
showing the chords on any particular track.

Sorry I can't offer better help -- please let us know if/when you figure
it out!

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dhbailey52@...
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Re: Another senior moment !

David H. Bailey
 

On 11/24/2018 12:57 PM, Ian Graham idgraham@btinternet.com [Band-in-a-Box] wrote:
Somewhere, there's a setting by which, when you export to midi, the
chording is blocked in on the soloist track ?
I very rarely use it, but at this moment, it would be very useful! And I
can't remember how to invoke, and I can't find it. Have checked the
various midi tabs (and most others) in Preferences, and can't see anything.
(Oh, dear, the passing years.....!)
A reminder would be greatly appreciated !
I'm not sure if this is of any help, but in the Options/Preferences dialog, when you click on the LeadSheet button, in that dialog is a checkbox for "show chords above each track." I don't know whether that affects the midi output or not, but it's worth a try.

I don't see anything in the Save As Midi File/Options which relates to showing the chords on any particular track.

Sorry I can't offer better help -- please let us know if/when you figure it out!


--
*****
David H. Bailey
dhbailey52@comcast.net
http://www.davidbaileymusicstudio.com


Another senior moment !

IAN GRAHAM
 

Somewhere, there's a setting by which, when you export to midi, the chording is blocked in on the soloist track ?

I very rarely use it, but at this moment, it would be very useful! And I can't remember how to invoke, and I can't find it. Have checked the various midi tabs (and most others) in Preferences, and can't see anything.

(Oh, dear, the passing years.....!)

A reminder would be greatly appreciated !

Many thanks

Ian G

Wales UK


Re: Finding a style

Dave Nuttall
 

I don't recall seeing much (if any) traffic on this topic; however, I would be interested in trying to create an on-line mechanism where individuals could post their ideas, offer alternatives, etc, but have it so that it didn't require somebody to maintain a master list and distribute the updated lists.

PM me, Ian, if that makes sense.  I tried to PM you, but your service provider rejected the message.
Dave
San Antonio, TX


On 10/16/2018 3:49 AM, Ian Graham idgraham@... [Band-in-a-Box] wrote:
 

Morning, group

I wonder if other members share my experience - if you put the time in,
you can always get to the point where you're pretty satisfied with the
way the chords are entered up - but often there's nagging 'not quite'
about the actual sound, down to the choice of style?

I know the Style-picker gives some help, in that it does reference the
titles of some 'standards', which 'search' will find, but, really, there
are so many style options now, that it's easy to get lost , or just 'get
on with it' with what you have.

Is there an opportunity here for a group project? If everyone simply
flagged up a match (say taking the Real Book as an initial reference)
that they thought 'worked', it would be straightforward to coordinate a
text file to record all nominations.

More ambitiously, it might also be interesting if people have
suggestions for style-song combinations which don't match the 'received'
idea of the song in question, but offer a new take.

I suppose having got thus far, I'd better say I'd be willing to
contribute to the admin of such a project.

Ian G

Wales

UK



Re: Bass notation only shows in 2, although playing in 4. Biab 2008

wolfbaen2003
 

Dave,
Thank you for your response. I sorted it out. The "problem" was that I had the "Fake sheet" box ticked. When I unticked that, the display followed the notes AND gave me colored note heads (whee!).
However, I was left with tabs for the bass. I poked around in the notation options and found, in the Guitar section that the TABS box was ticked. I unticked that and all is well...
I see that they think a bass guitar is the same as an acoustic/bass guitar and notate it as such. I would think that if you pick "Acoustic Bass" as your bass instrument, the Tabs box should be unticked as default...
Anyway, thanks again...
Angelo
 

On Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 5:28 AM 'David H. Bailey' dhbailey52@... [Band-in-a-Box] <Band-in-a-Box@...> wrote:
 

On 10/31/2018 8:46 PM, Angelo angelo.nyc@... [Band-in-a-Box] wrote:
>
>
> Ok, I'll try to explain it this way:
> Let's take a tune like "Bye, Bye Blackbird". This is usually played with
> the "head" played in a two "feel", with the bass on 1st and 3rd beats
> for the first 16 bars. Starting with the 17th bar, the bass will usually
> play 4 beats to the bar for 8 bars. Then, at the 26th bar, it will go
> back to the 1st & 3rd for the last 8 bars.
> For the next choruses, the bass will play 4 beats to the bar throughout
> the whole chorus...
> The problem I'm having is that the notation is not following what I'm
> hearing. When the music played switches to 4 beats per bar, the notation
> keeps showing 2 beats to the bar, with occasional fills and drops.
> I hope I've explained it clearly. I believe that the time sig is 4/4,
> but in the "a" sections, the "feel" is called a "two feel". The notation
> doesn't show the "four feel"... It stays in two..
>
[snip]

Thanks for the explanation -- I understand your problem better.

When you click "play" do you hear the 4 beats from BIAB or does the
sound remain in the two feeling? If you're hearing 4 beats in the bass
but seeing only 2 in the leadsheet notation then I don't have any
suggestion other than contacting PGMusic and asking why you hear one
thing but the notation shows something else.

If BIAB isn't giving you the four beats at all, then beginning with bar
18 click the bar number until the green "b" shows up. Then click "play"
again and see what happens. In bar 26, where you want it to go back to
tthe two feeling, click the bar number for 26 until the blue "a" shows up.

I hope that helps -- if you've already done that and there's a
difference in what the bass is playing and what you're seeing in the
leadsheet notation for the bass part, then I'm out of ideas, other than
to suggest that you enter the chord twice, separated by a comma, in each
of the two halves of each measure you want the four feeling in. That
might force BIAB to do what you want.

Good luck, and please keep us posted with your progress in resolving
this issue.

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Re: Bass notation only shows in 2, although playing in 4. Biab 2008

David H. Bailey
 

On 10/31/2018 8:46 PM, Angelo angelo.nyc@gmail.com [Band-in-a-Box] wrote:
Ok, I'll try to explain it this way:
Let's take a tune like "Bye, Bye Blackbird". This is usually played with the "head" played in a two "feel", with the bass on 1st and 3rd beats for the first 16 bars. Starting with the 17th bar, the bass will usually play 4 beats to the bar for 8 bars. Then, at the 26th bar, it will go back to the 1st & 3rd for the last 8 bars.
For the next choruses, the bass will play 4 beats to the bar throughout the whole chorus...
The problem I'm having is that the notation is not following what I'm hearing. When the music played switches to 4 beats per bar, the notation keeps showing 2 beats to the bar, with occasional fills and drops.
I hope I've explained it clearly. I believe that the time sig is 4/4, but in the "a" sections, the "feel" is called a "two feel". The notation doesn't show the "four feel"... It stays in two..
[snip]

Thanks for the explanation -- I understand your problem better.

When you click "play" do you hear the 4 beats from BIAB or does the sound remain in the two feeling? If you're hearing 4 beats in the bass but seeing only 2 in the leadsheet notation then I don't have any suggestion other than contacting PGMusic and asking why you hear one thing but the notation shows something else.

If BIAB isn't giving you the four beats at all, then beginning with bar 18 click the bar number until the green "b" shows up. Then click "play" again and see what happens. In bar 26, where you want it to go back to tthe two feeling, click the bar number for 26 until the blue "a" shows up.

I hope that helps -- if you've already done that and there's a difference in what the bass is playing and what you're seeing in the leadsheet notation for the bass part, then I'm out of ideas, other than to suggest that you enter the chord twice, separated by a comma, in each of the two halves of each measure you want the four feeling in. That might force BIAB to do what you want.

Good luck, and please keep us posted with your progress in resolving this issue.



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Re: Bass notation only shows in 2, although playing in 4. Biab 2008

wolfbaen2003
 

Ok, I'll try to explain it this way: 
Let's take a tune like "Bye, Bye Blackbird". This is usually played with the "head" played in a two "feel", with the bass on 1st and 3rd beats for the first 16 bars. Starting with the 17th bar, the bass will usually play 4 beats to the bar for 8 bars. Then, at the 26th bar, it will go back to the 1st & 3rd for the last 8 bars.
For the next choruses, the bass will play 4 beats to the bar throughout the whole chorus...
The problem I'm having is that the notation is not following what I'm hearing. When the music played switches to 4 beats per bar, the notation keeps showing 2 beats to the bar, with occasional fills and drops.
I hope I've explained it clearly. I believe that the time sig is 4/4, but in the "a" sections, the "feel" is called a "two feel". The notation doesn't show the "four feel"... It stays in two..


On Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 5:38 PM 'David H. Bailey' dhbailey52@... [Band-in-a-Box] <Band-in-a-Box@...> wrote:
 

On 10/29/2018 5:12 PM, angelo.nyc@... [Band-in-a-Box] wrote:
>
>
> When I go into Lead Sheet mode the tune plays the head in 2 feel, as I
> want. When it goes into 4 feel, it still shows the notation in 2 feel. I
> can't seem to find the "button" that forces the notation to follow the bass.
>

When you're on the chord-entry spreadsheet screen does the music play as
you want it to?

When you say it "shows the notation in 2 feel" do you mean that the time
signature is 2/4? Perhaps if you give more specifics we'll be able to
help you get what you want.

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Re: Bass notation only shows in 2, although playing in 4. Biab 2008

David H. Bailey
 

On 10/29/2018 5:12 PM, angelo.nyc@gmail.com [Band-in-a-Box] wrote:
When I go into Lead Sheet mode the tune plays the head in 2 feel, as I want. When it goes into 4 feel, it still shows the notation in 2 feel. I can't seem to find the "button" that forces the notation to follow the bass.
When you're on the chord-entry spreadsheet screen does the music play as you want it to?

When you say it "shows the notation in 2 feel" do you mean that the time signature is 2/4? Perhaps if you give more specifics we'll be able to help you get what you want.


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Bass notation only shows in 2, although playing in 4. Biab 2008

wolfbaen2003
 

When I go into Lead Sheet mode the tune plays the head in 2 feel, as I want. When it goes into 4 feel, it still shows the notation in 2 feel. I can't seem to find the "button" that forces the notation to follow the bass.


Re: Finding a style

DENNIS
 

I would be happy to post my own experences in sorting a style. I sometimes use a basic style as posted by PG Music, then change until I "hear " what suits my ears of a particular tune.

On 16 October 2018 at 21:49 "Ian Graham idgraham@... [Band-in-a-Box]" <Band-in-a-Box@...> wrote:

 

Morning, group

I wonder if other members share my experience - if you put the time in,
you can always get to the point where you're pretty satisfied with the
way the chords are entered up - but often there's nagging 'not quite'
about the actual sound, down to the choice of style?

I know the Style-picker gives some help, in that it does reference the
titles of some 'standards', which 'search' will find, but, really, there
are so many style options now, that it's easy to get lost , or just 'get
on with it' with what you have.

Is there an opportunity here for a group project? If everyone simply
flagged up a match (say taking the Real Book as an initial reference)
that they thought 'worked', it would be straightforward to coordinate a
text file to record all nominations.

More ambitiously, it might also be interesting if people have
suggestions for style-song combinations which don't match the 'received'
idea of the song in question, but offer a new take.

I suppose having got thus far, I'd better say I'd be willing to
contribute to the admin of such a project.

Ian G

Wales

UK


 


 


 Keep Smiling

Cheers

Dennis


Re: where to install updates

David H. Bailey
 

I believe you need to install it in your active BB directory, which for you is your external hard drive. It will overwrite some of the existing files. If you try to install it in the default directory (C:&#92;BB) it won't update any of the files that you are actually using.

David H. Bailey

On 10/20/2018 2:16 PM, Steve Thomas stevet@alertcpr.com [Band-in-a-Box] wrote:
I bought BIAB 2017 on hard drive.  when installing on my new computer I opted to run from the hard drive.   After the  install was done I was notified there is an update, and I downloaded it. The update wants to install by default in C:/BB.  will that work or do I have to try to install back to the hard drive they sent it to me on?
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Re: where to install updates

Steve Thomas
 

I bought BIAB 2017 on hard drive.  when installing on my new computer I opted to run from the hard drive.   After the  install was done I was notified there is an update, and I downloaded it.  The update wants to install by default in C:/BB.  will that work or do I have to try to install back to the hard drive they sent it to me on?

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Re: Finding a style

Clifton Davis
 

I am very enthusiastic about other people doing the work to create this.  :-/  

On Oct 16, 2018 3:59 AM, "Ian Graham idgraham@... [Band-in-a-Box]" <Band-in-a-Box@...> wrote:
Morning, group

I wonder if other members share my experience - if you put the time in,
you can always get to the point where you're pretty satisfied with the
way the chords are entered up - but often there's nagging 'not quite'
about the actual sound, down to the choice of style?

I know the Style-picker gives some help, in that it does reference the
titles of some 'standards', which 'search' will find, but, really, there
are so many style options now, that it's easy to get lost , or just 'get
on with it' with what you have.

Is there an opportunity here for a group project? If everyone simply
flagged up a match (say taking the Real Book as an initial reference)
that they thought 'worked', it would be straightforward to coordinate a
text file to record all nominations.

More ambitiously, it might also be interesting if people have
suggestions for style-song combinations which don't match the 'received'
idea of the song in question, but offer a new take.

I suppose having got thus far, I'd better say I'd be willing to
contribute to the admin of such a project.

Ian G

Wales

UK



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Finding a style

IAN GRAHAM
 

Morning, group

I wonder if other members share my experience - if you put the time in, you can always get to the point where you're pretty satisfied with the way the chords are entered up - but often there's nagging 'not quite' about the actual sound, down to the choice of style?

I know the Style-picker gives some help, in that it does reference the titles of some 'standards', which 'search' will find, but, really, there are so many style options now, that it's easy to get lost , or just 'get on with it' with what you have.

Is there an opportunity here for a group project? If everyone simply flagged up a match (say taking the Real Book as an initial reference) that they thought 'worked', it would be straightforward to coordinate a text file to record all nominations.

More ambitiously, it might also be interesting if people have suggestions for style-song combinations which don't match the 'received' idea of the song in question, but offer a new take.

I suppose having got thus far, I'd better say I'd be willing to contribute to the admin of such a project.

Ian G

Wales

UK


Re: Bar dropping out

David H. Bailey
 

On 10/6/2018 6:59 AM, Ian Graham idgraham@btinternet.com [Band-in-a-Box] wrote:
[snip]> Immediately I did that, I was reminded (by mismatches in one or two
places between the entered chords and the actual realisation) that I had at an earlier stage 'frozen' the bass, and then yesterday morning had used 'delete bar' and 'insert bar' in the course of my editing.
I now wonder whether that combination could be at the root of the hiatus. I'm not sure exactly 'how' freeze does what it does, but maybe I had created a new bar which was in effect a void, since it was not there when I applied the 'freeze'. I don't know. But at any rate, unfreezing and re-generating has 'solved' the problem.
'Freeze' is a wonderful tool, but i have found before that if you work on a piece over a period, it is easy to forget you've used it. I should have looked for/at the asterisk!
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Congratulations, Ian, on solving your problem. Thank you very much for sharing your solution with the group.

I think your idea about creating a void by inserting a bar in a track which had been frozen may be the key to the problem. As far as I know, "freeze" simply tells BIAB not to make any changes at all to that track once it's frozen, so that if you have frozen a track and then have BIAB regenerate the song, it won't regenerate any frozen tracks. It's one tool to allow us to keep regenerating the tracks we don't like while keeping the tracks that we do like, until we like all the tracks and then we can freeze the whole song so it will always sound like that.

Unfreezing the track allowed BIAB to manipulate the data in its normal manner, which solved your problem.

The above thoughts are just conjecture on my part but they seem logical to me.

Working on musical projects over long periods of time, with some time off in the middle, can be very frustrating, I've found. I'll get a project to a certain point, liking where it is but realizing it's not finished and then after a period of weeks or months I'll revisit the project and think "What the hell was I thinking? What was I trying to do? Sure didn't succeed!" and ultimately starting from scratch again.

Thanks again for sharing the solution with us!


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Re: Bar dropping out

IAN GRAHAM
 

Hallo, Gary

1947 was a good year, wasn't it ? !

I think I tried that amongst my checks.

Another member contacted me privately (thank you!) to suggest I look at the notation for the affected bar, to see if that gave any clues or indications.

Immediately I did that, I was reminded (by mismatches in one or two places between the entered chords and the actual realisation) that I had at an earlier stage 'frozen' the bass, and then yesterday morning had used 'delete bar' and 'insert bar' in the course of my editing.

I now wonder whether that combination could be at the root of the hiatus. I'm not sure exactly 'how' freeze does what it does, but maybe I had created a new bar which was in effect a void, since it was not there when I applied the 'freeze'. I don't know. But at any rate, unfreezing and re-generating has 'solved' the problem.

'Freeze' is a wonderful tool, but i have found before that if you work on a piece over a period, it is easy to forget you've used it. I should have looked for/at the asterisk!

Ian G.

On 06/10/18 04:45, Gary Arrington arrington1947@... [Band-in-a-Box] wrote:
 
Try right clicking the offending bar, select "Bar Settings" and then click "Reset Bar".


Re: Bar dropping out

Gary Arrington <arrington1947@...>
 

Try right clicking the offending bar, select "Bar Settings" and then click "Reset Bar".

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