Band in a Box Import

• Mar 28, 2011 - 14:07

Very new user here, groveling in shame to admit he has not read the FM.

Opening a Band in a Box file (,MGU) gives me a screwy melody line that jumps arbitrarily between two different treble clef staves. Is this somehow normal? Will it cure itself when I figure out how to display a single staff, in a leadsheet?

MuseScore seems very promising. The (stock) timing interpretation is awfully strict for jazz. And that melody-staff thing is disconcerting so far. But grabbing out the chords looks excellent on quick inspection, and it's the great trick users have needed to get free from Band in a Box notation.

Some of us in the Band in a Box forum are just finding out about this, so we may have many questions that you people have long ago settled. Sorry.



In reply to by Marc Sabatella

Thank ye. Marc, for the reply and for posting that tutorial, which I had found already. I have just started to work through it. I'll surely be back begging for water.

This is my first look at MuseScore. The native Band in a Box print feature has a certain charm and some clever features. It will belt you out a bare-bones leadsheet fast. But the emphasis is on "bare". It is eccentric and quirky in operation, perhaps even buggy. Users of the program have hoped for nicer leadsheets for a long time. Occasionally a company person mutters something about Music XML but we can't make out what he's saying.

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