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Changing Substyles In Band In A Box

If you look at this page you will see measures 13, 15, 19, 21, & 23 have a letter "b" in back of them. If you remember I said from the begining that Band in a Box will play in the same substyle until you change the substyle with a different letter. I want the to change to substyle "B" at measure 13 so by clicking on that measures number, I told Band in a Box to change to the second substyle of that style. Once it changed to the second substyle at measure 13, I wanted to put in drum fills just before measures 15, 19, 21 & 23. Now I'm using the letters as a "Part Marker". Remember a "Part Marker" is a part in the song that I want to put in a drum fill but I want to keep the same substyle. Band in a Box will instruct the drum part to play a 1 bar fill just before it gets to this part. Now I will have a drum fill just before measures 5, 7, & 11 with substyle "A" and then on 13, 15, 19, 21, & 23 in substyle "B" with the song changing to substyle "B" on measure 13. As I said before, the substyle "A" is represented in blue and the substyle "B" will be represented in green squares around the number. Remember that all styles do not have substyles and for those that only have one style, you can use any substyle letter to indicate a drum fill before the measure as a part marker. Also remember that because the "Vary Styles in Middle Choruses" was checked that the song will play substyle "B" all through the second verse and ignore the substyle change until it gets back to measure 5 on the last time around. So the song will begin in substyle "A", then change to substyle "B" at measure 13 on the first time through. It will then stay in substyle "B" until it gets back to measure 5 for the last time. Save your file as we will be building on this.

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