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davhudson

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Has anyone bought biab who no longer uses it and would like to sell it on?

I am not looking for a copy but for someone that genuinely wants to sell on their software.

I hope this is not breaching and rules - if it is then let me know.

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davhudson

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Bari251

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Hi David
I guess you know about the trial version and the download for 129 US dollars from http://www.pgmusic.com/
You certainly can't have my copy - its the best thing I've bought in the last five years - worth every cent, including the annual upgrade costs (if you want them).
I'll put you in my will. Otherwise sell anything (apart from your sax) - you won't regret it!
Malcolm
 
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davhudson

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Hi David
I guess you know about the trial version and the download for 129 US dollars from http://www.pgmusic.com/
You certainly can't have my copy - its the best thing I've bought in the last five years - worth every cent, including the annual upgrade costs (if you want them).
I'll put you in my will. Otherwise sell anything (apart from your sax) - you won't regret it!
Malcolm
Thanks for that. I do have a trial version of 2007. Now I have actually tried it I only wish I had bought it years ago.

What edition do you have?
 

Bari251

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I bought the 2004 Pro version (cheapest), then upgraded a couple of times. I am now running the 2009 megapack version, with RealBand included, but without any extra for RealTracks. I don't use RB or RT, since my main interest is in simple backing chords for improvisation, and the creation of lead sheets for a couple of practice bands that I play in.
I started playing again in 2004, after a 40 year break. I gave up the first time round because I thought I would never be able to improvise. Band in a Box (plus obsessive practice with it) proved that I was wrong. (Well I think so anyway!).
Malcolm
 
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davhudson

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I bought the 2004 Pro version (cheapest), then upgraded a couple of times. I am now running the 2009 megapack version, with RealBand included, but without any extra for RealTracks. I don't use RB or RT, since my main interest is in simple backing chords for improvisation, and the creation of lead sheets for a couple of practice bands that I play in.
I started playing again in 2004, after a 40 year break. I gave up the first time round because I thought I would never be able to improvise. Band in a Box (plus obsessive practice with it) proved that I was wrong. (Well I think so anyway!).
Malcolm
Sounds like base version will do for me then.
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Bari251

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The base version will be fine. When you get to know the styles in that version it may be worth upgrading. The big bonus for BIAB users is the yahoo discussion group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Band-in-a-Box
This has the answer to most of the queries on using the program in its archives, and also hundreds of files of tunes with chords and melodies already entered.
The official web site is fine, and support from the supplier is considered to be excellent.
Malcolm
 

visionari1

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Hello David,
Coming in late on your BIAB post.

I down loaded the trial version as you say 2007 version. A friend has given me a massive amount of the files, he's downloaded however, my trial version does not play the notation window, I've looked at several tutorials which all look great, although quite advanced in computer skill. I have viewed how my friend uses his (he's a Mac and I'm windows) which is different in the screen layouts. Getting the music to play in the correct key, when trying to play along with various playalongs which I have chords is another difficulty I have. I don't seem to be able to follow the chords, as written out ie D7/Gm/Ab or whatever at the speed played, it's the piano part (screen) that shows the chords as notes of the chords stacked up, and the notation screen, which plays the notes in red as it goes, are the ones that would help me the most, both of these views are disabled on the trail version.
I've presevered twice before, not making headway, maybe I'm just a bit too thick, or maybe I should just shell out the dough and get it.

Have others had this problem with BIAB.

Cheers guys.

Jimu:confused:
 
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