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    Default Templates

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    Update 2016
    The editor in the app includes these templates Edit>New Song>
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    32 Measures AABA
    32 Measures AABC
    48 Measures (4 bars in each system top to bottom)
    96 Measures (8 bars in each system top to bottom)

    For new songs, I usually start with the 48 bar template adding time-sig, repeat brackets, rehearsal marks double bar lines, endings etc. and chords as I go.
    Don't forget title, composer(!) and style info.
    When I'm finished, I highlight and cut any unused measures at the bottom.

    See this helpful guide:
    http://irealpro.com/input-a-complete...der-3-minutes/

    )BOB


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    Templates

    Here some templates for typical layouts I have been using with correct barlines and form.

    They can be easily modified.
    Mac editor: you can use key commands to insert beats (cmd-\) or delete beats (cmd-delete) and create an opening (left) single barline (cmd-B) or closing (cmd-Shift-B). For repeats of a section (like ABA) use the copy/paste commands for the second A (if is is a little different, be sure to make the edits!)

    iReal Book: tap the Symbols tab then select either Insert beat or Delete beat.

    All start with the word "Temp" so you can find them grouped together in iReal book index. Choose Edit a copy of song to retain the template for further use.


    12 bar blues form: (no rehearsal symbol used)
    Temp.Blues by Unknown Composer


    A section with 1st and 2nd time bars, B section then A section, complete with final barline:
    Temp.A12 B A by Unknown Composer

    as above with intro:
    Temp.In A12 B A by Unknown Composer


    A, B, A, C form:
    Temp.A B A C by Unknown Composer

    as above with intro:
    Temp.In A B A C by Unknown Composer


    A, B, C, A form:
    Temp.A B C A by Unknown Composer

    as above with intro:
    Temp.In A B C A by Unknown Composer


    A section 16 bars; B section 8 bars with double barline at end (not final):
    Temp.A16 B8 by Unknown Composer

    as above with intro:
    Temp.In A16 B8 by Unknown Composer
    Last edited by pdxdjazz; 02-03-2016 at 05:52 PM. Reason: additional info

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    Hey Dflat, thank you thank you thank you. This will make things go faster for anyone using these nice templates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diatonic View Post
    thank you thank you thank you ...
    thanks - we are slowly getting the forum established.

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    Templates, now why didn't I think of that? Duh!
    thx

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    Default Thank you for templates

    Hi, Thank you for templates great idea. I would love to build audio database to work with charts. Any ideas!. john http://irealb.com/forums/images/smilies/thumbup.gif

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    Quote Originally Posted by gigman View Post
    audio database ...
    Hi Gigman, what do you mean exactly?

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    AABA template with a full 32 bars:

    Tempate 32 bars AABA by Unknown Composer

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    Default Templates...

    Hi Craig,
    Here's an alternate version of a 32 bar AABA form using repeat bars and 1st and 2nd endings:

    Tempate 32 bars AABA (alt) by Unknown Composer




    I made my own templates by entering a series of "blank" songs in my iPod tune list. It only took me a few minutes. Each has only plain bar lines (except for the start) I can choose which song to "edit a copy of..." and start with a blank tune containing 12, 16, 20, 28, 32, (or 64 2-beat bars). I decide, based on how I want to present the tune and its length, which template to select, then fill in the chords, and easily add rehearsal marks, repeat bars and endings wherever appropriate. Then I quickly delete any left over bar lines.

    I added a "z" to the beginning of the "title" of each of my templates " so they are all conveniently filed at the bottom of my main alpha menu. You could also use a playlist for templates so they'd all be in one place.

    irb is really easy and useful.
    )BOB
    Last edited by pdxdjazz; 02-23-2010 at 03:30 PM. Reason: tune link failure

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    Thankyou! Very useful! :-)

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    Thanks for the help
    kt
    Keith Thomas
    piano/keyboards/vocals

    ktktmusic@me.com

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