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since I left my Sax alone for decades, I found it again and would like to play and practice a bit. Once, when I attended the music class, my teacher advised me to use Band in the Box, so that I could set some Harmonies and Rhythm, for training purposes.

Unfortunately I moved away from Windows® to ubuntu and now I would like to ask if anybody knows something like Band in the Box for linux/unix systems.

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If you know Band in the Box, you could always run it in a VM or under WINE. –  Dr Mayhem Apr 4 '14 at 10:19
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this the best I have found so far: http://www.cs.hmc.edu/~keller/jazz/improvisor/

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I've tried these programs. All I'll say is - if you want what Band-in-a-box does, swallow your pride and get a computer that runs Band-in-a-box. This is like saying "I want to play the Grieg piano concerto, but I've moved on to marimba." Marimba's a great instrument, but it can only do what it CAN do. –  Laurence Payne Feb 25 at 14:56

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