There are multiple ways to enter chords into Band-in-a-Box. Julio demonstrates basic song setup and chord entry, including chord shorthand and other other auto-entry tools.
- [Instructor] Let's cover the basics…of creating a song in Band-in-a-Box.…With a blank song,…I'll begin by entering general song information…including title,…time signature, and key.…I'll set my key to B Flat Major…and allow Band-in-a-Box to transpose.…Specifying the key will insure…accurate transposition later,…while the style, tempo, and number of bars…ensures accurate playback.…If I know the tempo,…I can enter it manually, in beats per minute.…
Or, if I had a general approximation,…I can tap it, using the tap tempo button,…or the dash key, on my keyboard.…I'll leave the style as is, for now.…I'm going to make a 12 Bar Blues,…so I'll set the number of bars to 12.…Band-in-a-Box automatically modifies the display,…zooming in to show only four lines,…including an extra line at the bottom for the ending.…When entering chords, use standard chord notation.…B, indicates flat,…while the numbers symbol indicates sharps.…
Not only is Band-in-a-Box not case sensitive,…you can also save time…by entering the corresponding number for the symbol.…
- Accompaniment styles
- Playback options and settings
- Drums and tracks
- Band in a Box
- iReal Pro
Skill Level Intermediate
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Music Theory for Songwriters: Rhythmwith David Franz1h 35m Beginner
1. Real Book
2. Band in a Box
3. iReal Pro
4. Other Digital Accompaniment Tools
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