The Jazz Guitar Chord Dictionary
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    I have just started using jjazzlab. JJazzLab It works very similarly to Band in a Box. It will even import BIAB songs. It can use Yamaha style files. The user interface is very professional and much easier to find things than BIAB. It is donationware. There is a nag screen at startup, but a very small donation will get you a code for a year.

    I decided to try it, mostly at first, because it runs natively on Windows, Linux, and MacOS. I am finding it simpler and easier to use and find the stuff I need to create good backing tracks. Of course, it does not have all the many many features and frills of BIAB, but it does have all the core stuff that is really needed.
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    It's seems very interesting, I have to try it. Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laro
    It's seems very interesting, I have to try it. Thank you!
    I can't stop playing with it. I have been importing lots of BIAB stuff, plus putting in some new ones. There's lots of good styles, especially that you can download from the net that are aimed at the Yamaha machines.

    Be sure to download and load the jjazzlab soundfont into the synth. The default one that the java synth uses is VERY basic. Of course if you are feeding it into a midi device, or softsynth like Fluidsynth, that is probably a bit better again.

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    I had heard about this lately - thanks for the heads up!

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    wow...will try it .. Yamaha styles are tops...specially keyboards....not disgrunted BB user but change is good...and a challenge of course...ty

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    Quote Originally Posted by voxo
    wow...will try it .. Yamaha styles are tops...specially keyboards....not disgrunted BB user but change is good...and a challenge of course...ty
    After about a day, I finding many quality styles, and I think it is easier to put together a good sounding track, than in BIAB (which I stopped upgrading about 2010)