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Put A Better Band In Your Box With
Norton Music's User Style Disk #12
For Band-in-a-Box


By request, a super-versatile disk full of 8 beats, 16 beats, and ballads

I have had requests to an all 8beat and 16beat style disk for some time now. I've also had requests for an all ballad disk, since many ballads are either 8beats or 16beats, I combined the two ideas for this great, new, versatile style disk. These rhythms form the backbone of many different styles of music including Rock, Jazz, Country, R&B, Pop, Smooth Jazz, Dance, Alternative, Gospel, Funk, Motown, New Age, Fusion, CCM (Contemporary Christian Music) and more!!!

All the styles on this disk take advantage of the Band-in-a-Box LiveDrums feature for styles that really groove.

In addition, most of the styles on this disk take advantage of the Guitar Macros introduced in version 10 of Band-in-a-Box. This results in more realistic sounding guitar parts using strumming techniques, finger-picking techniques and real guitar chord voicing!

Norton Music Style Disks have been recommended in Keyboard Magazine, Electronic Musician Magazine, The Micro Computer Journal, Music & Computers Magazine, Jazz Times Magazine, on the internet , the McGraw-Hill textbook, Multimedia Literacy by Dr. Fred T. Hoffstetter, and by word of mouth in over 75 different countries by musicians like you.

If you have Band-in-a-Box, you need this disk!

The best way to describe what is on this disk is to list the styles and post the demo songs. So here we go: Click the Demo link to listen to the MP3 demo.
Note: The audio MP3 files were recorded using Band-in-a-Box and the Edirol VSC3 Virtual Sound Canvas synthesizer. They were encoded at a low bit-rate and in mono so they will download fast, even for those with a dial-up connection. The low bit-rate results in low fidelity, but you will still be able to hear all the parts, and you won't have to wait long for the music to start. In most cases the demo plays only a few bars of the A section, a few bars of the B section, and the ending. In other words, what you hear is only a fraction of what you get.

The style names may be rather non descriptive (how can you describe something so versatile?), but the styles are quite varied and musically interesting. Listen to the demo files and hear for yourself!

    Suggested musical applications for each style are written in RED:

  • 16 Beat #4 (#16beat4.sty): Continuing the acclaimed tradition of 16 beats on earlier Norton Music style disks, a mellow 1970s - 2000s 16 Beat style with Syn Bass, Rhodes Piano, Jazz Guitar and Synth. Works great for Everybody Plays The Fool (Main Ingredient)

  • 16 beat #5 (#16beat5.sty): A contemporary 16 beat style with Slap Bass, "Hammond" organ, Muted Guitar and Trumpets. Works great for Back In The High Life Again (Steve Winwood)

  • 16 Beat #6 (#16beat6.sty): This 16 Beat will work for late 60s-00s R&B, and an amazing variety of other styles with E.Bass, Piano, Acoustic Guitar and Strings. Works great for Ain't No Sunshine (Bill Withers)

  • 16 Beat #7 (#16beat7.sty): A little bit jumpy, this is great for slow to med. tempo tunes with Syn Bass, E.Piano, Muted Guitar & Brass. Works great for Too Much, Too Little, Too Late (Mathis/Williams)

  • 16 Beat #8 (#16beat8.sty): A peppy 16 beat for moderate to up tempo tunes with Synth Bass, Rhodes Piano, Fantasia Pad and Strings. Works great for Ain't No Mountain High Enough (D.Ross and other Motown Stars)

  • 16 Beat Ballad #2 (#16bbal2.sty): After 16 Beat Ballad #1 (on Norton's Disk #8), one of the most frequent requests is for me to make more 16 beat ballads. They work on so many different songs! This one is a 1970s - 2000s 16 Beat ballad style that also does medium tempo songs with E.Bass, Chorused E.Piano, Clean Guitar and Muted Guitar. Works great for Just The Two Of Us (Grover Washington, Jr. & Bill Withers)

  • 16 Beat Funk #1 (#16bfnk1.sty): Another frequent request is "More 16 beat funks." This versatile one will work for ballads to up tempo tunes with Fretless Bass, E.Piano, "Chicken Picking" E.Guitar and Voice Pad. Works great for Reminiscing (Little River Band)

  • 16 beat Funk #2 (#16bfnk2.sty): Here is a peppy one tunes with Fretless Bass, "B-3" Organ, Clean Guitar and Trumpets. Works great for You Sexy Thing (Hot Chocolate)

  • 16 Beat Funk #3 (#16bfnk3.sty): Another medium to up tempo 16 beat with Slap Bass, Rhodes Piano, Muted Guitar and Clavinet. Works great for You Belong To Me (Michael McDonald and Carly Simon)
    HD.demo POP/ROCK-R&B-SmoothJAZZ-CCM

  • 16 Beat Funk #4 (#16bfnk4.sty): This 16 beat is the last (but not least) in the 16 beat section of this disk. It will work for medium to up-tempo tunes with E.Bass, Bright Piano, Muted Guitar and Strings. Works great for Let's Groove and Boogie Wonderland (Earth, Wind & Fire)

  • 8 Beat #4 (#8beat_4.sty): If there is any more versatile style than a 16 beat, it's an 8 beat style. With Acoustic Bass, Piano, Acoustic Guitar and Strings, this one will work great for Raindrops (Dee Clark) and too many more to fit here!
    H.D.mp3 demo ROCK-R&B-COUNTRY-CCM

  • 8 Beat #5 (#8beat_5.sty): An very versatile easy to up-tempo 8 beat with E.Bass, Acoustic Piano, Muted Guitar and Synth Chorus. Works great for You're In Love (Wilson Phillips) and the ending part to the original Layla (Derrick and the Dominoes)

  • 8 Beat #6 (#8beat_6.sty): This mellow 8 beat is equally at home in ballads to medium tempo tunes with Bass, Sax Section, and two guitars (Muted and Clean). Demo song is Give Me One Reason (Tracy Chapman)
    H.D.mp3 demo ROCK-COUNTRY-R&B-CCM

  • 8 Beat Ballad #1 (#8btbal1.sty): The first in the series of 8 beat ballads. One of my beta testers called these styles "truly inspiring". A great cross-over ballad style for a variety of styles. Featuring Acoustic Bass, Acoustic Piano, Acoustic Guitar and String section. Works great for Can't Let Go (Mariah Carey), Hey Jude (Beatles), and thousands more!

  • 8 Beat Ballad #2 (#8btbal2.sty): One great 8 beat ballad deserves another. This one is a gentle 8 beat ballad with a hint of 16 beat on the mute guitar, with Acoustic Bass, Piano, Mute Guitar and Warm Synth Pad. Works wonderfully for Another Sad Love Song (Toni Braxton)
    H.D.mp3 demo POP-R&B-SOUL-SmoothJAZZ-CCM

  • 8 Beat Rock #1 (#8btrok1.sty): 8 Beat rock styles are the staples of rock, country, and many other forms of pop music. They are essential and elemental. A basic 8 beat for an astounding variety of tunes from the 50s to the 00s. The B section gets a little busier than the A. Featuring Electric Bass, Rock Organ, Clean Guitar and Distorted Guitar. Demo song is While You See A Chance (Steve Winwood)

  • 8 Beat Rock #2 (#8btrok2.sty): Another versatile beat. This one somewhat lighter than #8bt1.sty and features E.Bass, Rhodes Piano, Acoustic Guitar and Clean Guitar.

  • 8 Beat Rock #3 (#8btrok3.sty): You can't have too many of these 8 beat rock styles! This great 1980s to 2000s 8 beat rock style has Acoustic Bass, two Guitars (Acoustic and Distorted or Fuzz) and a little brass. Works fine for Another Day In Paradise (Phil Collins)

  • 8 Beat Rock #4 (#8btrok4.sty): This very versatile 1960s to 2000s basic 8 beat rock is the last in the series (for now, anyway). Featuring E.Bass, Jazz Guitar, Muted Guitar and CLean Guitar. For the demo, I chose Cinnamon Girl (Neil Young)
    H.D.mp3 demo ROCK-COUNTRY-POP-C&W

  • Ballad #1 (#ballad1.sty): I've been told a person cannot have too many ballad styles. This extremely useful ballad style has Acoustic Bass, Piano, Electric Guitar and Strings and works great for Swayin' To The Music (Johnny Rivers), Hey Jude (Beatles) and thousands more!

  • Ballad #2 (#ballad2.sty): A great, contemporary ballad style with some light arpeggiation in the background. It features Fretless Bass, and three keyboards (Synth Bowed Pad, Synth Bell Pad and Rhodes Piano).
    mp3 demo POP-R&B-SmoothJAZZ-CCM

  • Ballad #3 (#ballad3.sty): A contemporary ballad style for ballads to medium tempo tunes. This one has Acoustic Bass, Piano, Acoustic Guitar and Hammond Organ.

  • Ballad #4 (#ballad4.sty): The last one for now ;) This ballad style might be the most versatile one of them all. Featuring Fretless Bass, Piano, Acoustic Guitar and Slow Strings. Works great for (I Love You) Just Because (Anita Baker)
    mp3 demo POP-ROCK-C&W-SmoothJAZZ-R&B-CCM

  • Expanded 8 Beat #1 (#ex_8bt1.sty): An EXPANDED 8 beat rock style for when you have more than 4 chords in a measure or a chord on the beat and the preceding upbeat with Syn Bass, Rhodes, Guitar & Brass. Works great for Private Eyes (Hall and Oates)

  • Expanded Ballad #1 (#ex_bld1.sty): A contemporary EXPANDED 8 ballad style for when you have more than 4 chords in a measure or a chord on the beat and the preceding upbeat with Bass, Rhodes, A.Guitar & Strings. Works for Hard To Say I'm Sorry (Chicago)

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(Country, Retro Rock & Crossover)
Disk #7
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Disk #8
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Disk #13
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Disk #14
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Disk #15
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Disk #16
(Mix & Match Mega Styles for Jazz)
Disk #17
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(Styles of the Korg PA80 Vol.1 - 8Beats)
Disk #19 with FREE intro/ending disk
(Korg PA80 Vol.2 - 8Beats and 16Beats)
Disk #20 with FREE intro/ending disk
(Korg PA80 Vol.3 - Mostly Ballads)
Disk #21 with FREE intro/ending disk
(Styles of the Technics KN7000 V.1 - Variety)
Disk #22 with FREE intro/ending disk
(Technics KN7000 V.2 - Variety)
Disk #23 with FREE intro/ending disk
(Korg PA80 Vol.4 - Mostly 3/4, 6/8 & 12/8)
Disk #24 with FREE intro/ending disk
(Korg PA80 Vol.5 - Dance, Trance, Techno)
Disk #25 with FREE intro/ending disk
(Technics KN7000 V.3 - Country)
Disk #26 with FREE intro/ending disk
(Korg PA80 Vol.6 - Latin American)
Disk #27 with FREE intro/ending disk
(Korg PA80 Vol.7 - European Styles)
Disk #28 with FREE intro/ending disk
(Korg PA80 Vol.8 - Rock & Roll)
Disk #29 with FREE intro/ending disk
(Korg PA80 Vol.9 -
Smooth Jazz, Fusion & Jazz Rock)
Disk #30 with FREE intro/ending disk
(Korg PA80 Vol.10 -
Nashville: Country & Country Rock)
Disk #31 with FREE intro/ending disk
(Korg PA80 Vol.11 - Pop, Rock & Motown)
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I've been really impressed with the grooves here. You are relating to the technology more and more all the time. You make BiaB a tastier music tool than Peter ever dreamed was possible. VOGE (Voice Of the Golden Eagle) ~ Memphis TN

"Thanks you so much for the quick follow-up with my order. Was afraid I would have to wait a couple of days for the email delivery. Your excellent customer service and prompt delivery is very much appreciated. Have already spent a few hours playing with (guitar) the styles and demo songs you provided. Very high quality stuff. They are just what I needed to help get me 'out of the box' and on to the next level of playing. Thanks again and best regards," ~ Fred Fahrner, Soquel, CA


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