Create Automatic Musical Arrangements in Just 3 Clicks With Bandora [Updated for 2021]

Bandora, our virtual music arranger and composer, was first released alongside the FORTE 10 edition. With this came exciting opportunities to create musical arrangements automatically in just three clicks. You can create entire songs from simple melodies and chords. Bandora provides access to more than 550 styles including:

  • jazz
  • pop
  • rock
  • swing
  • reggae
  • waltz
  • classical
  • and many more

Choose from 20 genres. Add your own intros, fill-ins, and endings to create your own song. Save your song as a MIDI file. And it works both with a tune and without. So, you can have Bandora accompany your songs. Or, if you want to practice or improvise: Give Bandora some chords and have it quickly create professional-sounding backing tracks.

Afterward, simply open up your arrangements in FORTE to see the scores. And once in FORTE, you can either continue editing the music or print the different parts for your band.

Check out this video for examples of musical arrangements created using Bandora:

FORTE 10: Arrange your songs with 3 clicks

Please note, Bandora Arranger is included in FORTE Premium and Home editions. It is also available for purchase separately from

In total, there are three Bandora versions available: Arranger, Creator and Producer. For an overview of the different features, have a look here.

We’d love to know what you think about Bandora –– have you used it yet to create musical arrangements? How did you get on with it?

We look forward to reading your feedback and any questions you have in the comments below.

3 replies
  1. John E Ford
    John E Ford says:

    Bandora looks just like the old Jammer Pro interface (of which I am also a licensed registered user) which hasn’t had an update on 10 years. Looks like Forte and Bandora will be breathing new life into what used to be a top of the line auto accompaniment software until development in it stopped.

  2. Irving J. Kropotnik
    Irving J. Kropotnik says:

    Very interesting that this tune is essentially “Soft Kitty”–the tune Sheldon Cooper loves on The Big Bang Theory TV show.
    And I think the styles this person used are pretty inappropriate and sound terrible. First thing I’d do is check those chords. Some don’t sound right to me.
    You asked for opinions; that’s mine. I’d like to hear someone else do this with this tune.


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