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Put A Better Band In Your Box With
Norton Music's User Style Disk #15
For Band-in-a-Box


Put A Super-Star's Super-Group Band In Your Box!!!

SuperStyles of the SuperStars

Once again I've tallied up the requests in my in-box and the most frequent ones were for styles of the SuperStars. You wanted styles of hitmakers like ABBA, Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, The Kinks, Gloria Estefan, Whitney Houston and more. Well, you asked for them ... you've got them!

The styles on this disk have all been on the Billboard Top 40 by superstars who have had strings of hits on the Billboard charts. These artists and the hit songs that used these styles could be included in the definition of popular music. You can use these versatile super-styles to cover the hits of the stars, to play other songs in the same genre, or for your potential hit recording.

Now your music can sound like the music of the pop stars. You can put a superstar's band in your box!

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 80 different countries by musicians like you.

It's a veritable Who's Who of Pop/Rock!

The best way to describe what is on this disk is to list the styles and post the demo songs. So here we go:
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.

    Suggested musical applications for each style are written in RED:

  • 4 Tops (Classic Motown) (#4Tops_1.sty): The 4 tops had 24 Top40 Billboard hits. Here is a 4 Tops Style; Classic Motown Straight 8 Sound and Funk Brothers Rhythm Section with Piano, Guitar, Strings, Bass, and Drums
    H.D.mp3 demo ROCK-POP-R&B

  • ABBA (Classic Disco) (#ABBA__1.sty): ABBA had 14 Top40 hits and are the subject of a current smash musical play. Here is a typical ABBA style - 1970s Disco at its peak of popularity with Synth Bass, Bright Piano, Clean Guitar, Strings and "Room" Drums -- so get out the Danskins and Double-Knits and boogie!
    mp3 demo DISCO-DANCE-POP-CCM

  • Aretha Franklin 1 (#Aretha1.sty): Aretha Franklin, the undisputed Queen of Soul has 45 Top40 hits (so far) and many more on the R&B and Gospel charts -- for that she needs a lot of respect! This Aretha style has Piano, Organ, Guitar, Bass & Drums and is reminiscent of the Stax Memphis session players.
    mp3 demo ROCK-R&B-CCM

  • Beach Boys 1 (#BchBoy1.sty): Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys scored 28 Top40 hits and they still perform to SRO concerts. Here is a basic "surf rock" style with 2 guitars, voice pad, bass and drums. Since so much modern Nashville music is rock based, this one will even work for C&W songs
    mp3 demo POP-ROCK-C&W-CCM

  • Beatles 1 (#Beatle1.sty): The Beatles defined a generation and had 52 Top40 hits -- if any 20th century band name is still recognized by people all over the world, it's The Beatles. Here is the first of a series of Beatles styles (more to come on future disks) with 3 guitars, bass and drums
    mp3 demo ROCK-POP-CCM-c&w

  • Bee Gees 1 (#BeeGee1.sty): The Brothers Gibb had 30 Top40 hits spanning 30 years and put the fever in Saturday Nights. This classic Bee Gee style features 2 guitars, piano, synth bass and drums
    mp3 demo DISCO-DANCE-POP-CCM

  • Charlie Rich 1 (#C_Rich1.sty): Although primarily thought of as a Country superstar, Charlie had 8 Top40 hits in addition to his C&W giants. This easy shuffle with 2 guitars, piano, bass and brushed drums is equally at home in the country and pop/rock camps
    mp3 demo C&W-POP-GOSPEL

  • Eric Clapton (#Clapton.sty): Eric has had 18 Top40 hits under his own name PLUS even more Top40 hits with the Yardbirds, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek and the Dominos, Plastic Ono Band, Delaney and Bonnie and others. If anybody deserves to be in the Rock and Roll hall of fame, "Slowhand" does. This 3 guitar, bass and drum style is classic rock at its finest
    mp3 demo ROCK-POP-CCM

  • Dion (#Dion__1.sty): Basic Rock Shuffle in the style or R&R Hall of Fame resident and 21 time Top40 hitmaker Dion DiMucci with piano, guitar, voice pad, bass and drums - this style crosses barriers and artists and has been heard on hundreds of hits by hundreds of other pop, C&W, R&B, and rock artists.
    mp3 demo ROCK-R&B-POP-C&W-CCM

  • Elton John 1 (#Elton_1.sty): The Essential Elton John has over 59 Top40 Hits and doesn't seem to be done yet. What more can one say after that! This Elton ballad style features Rhodes piano, guitar, strings, bass and drums
    mp3 demo POP-ROCK-CCM

  • Elvis Presley 1 (#Elvis_1.sty): With 114 Top40 hits and even more hits on the country and gospel charts, Elvis is the undisputed King Of Rock & Roll. The King even had his likeness on a US Postage stamp -- he has not yet left the building. This Elvis shuffle features guitar, piano, voice pad, bass and drums
    mp3 demo POP-ROCK-C&W

  • Gloria Estefan (#Estefan.sty): Gloria and the Miami Sound Machine had 19 Top40 hits plus more chart toppers in the Latin American charts. Here is an Estefan power ballad style with 2 guitars, synth strings, bass and power drums
    mp3 demo POP-LATIN-POP

  • Everly Brothers 1 (#Everly1.sty): By now, Hall of Fame and Top40 should be expected, and Phil and Don didn't let us down with 27 Top40 hits and more on the Country charts. This classic Everly style features 3 guitars, bass and brushed drums
    mp3 demo C&W-POP-ROCK

  • Fleetwood Mac 1 (#F_Mac_1.sty): Fleetwood Mac scored 18 Top40 hits, are in the Hall of Fame, and are still going strong. This basic Fleetwood Mac rock style features piano, guitar, strings, bass and drums
    mp3 demo ROCK-C&W-CCM

  • Joe Cocker (#JCocker.sty): Joe Cocker had 10 Top40 hits spanning 30 years, and much more Album Oriented Rock air play. This style was derived from Joe's version of a Traffic/Dave Mason song, Feelin' Alright but it could easily have been called a Chicago style since it's close to their version of I'm A Man. This gospel-rock style features piano, e.piano, guitar, bass and drums
    mp3 demo ROCK-POP-CCM-GOSPEL

  • k.d.lang (#kd_lang.sty): Kathryn Dawn Lang is the only superstar in this set to have only one Billboard Top40 hit, but she has a long list of Country chart toppers and I especially love her haunting, torch-songs. This crossover ballad style features piano, guitar, strings, bass and drums
    mp3 demo C&W-POP-ROCK-CCM

  • Kinks 1 (#Kinks_1.sty): Ray Davies and the Kinks have had a dozen Top40 hits over 20 years and are constantly on the play list of classic rock radio. They made the Rock and Roll hall of fame with songs like the one this style is derived from, with 2 guitars, piano, bass and drums
    mp3 demo POP-ROCK

  • Billy Preston (#Preston.sty): Billy had a half dozen Top40 hits, was a regular on the Shindig TV show, and is a prolific session musician. This gospel-rock style features piano (of course), organ, tenor sax, bass and drums
    mp3 demo GOSPEL-ROCK-CCM

  • Robert Palmer (#RPalmer.sty): The versatile Mr. Palmer has 9 Top40 hits and 3 more with Power Station, his music is simply irresistible and so is this style that features guitar, 2 synth pads, synth bass and power drums
    mp3 demo PowerROCK-POP

  • Stevie "Guitar" Miller (#SMiller.sty): With a string of 9 Top40 hits and even more AOR hits, he's a classic. This basic Steve Miller style features 3 guitars, bass and drums
    mp3 demo ROCK-C&W-CCM-POP

  • Sting (#Sting_1.sty): So far Gordon "Sting" Sumner has 11 Top40 hits plus he had another 9 with the group The Police and he acted in a few movies -- this classic style features guitar, synth pad, strings, bass and drums
    mp3 demo ROCK-POP-CCM

  • Village People (#VPeople.sty): They only had 3 Top40 hits, but that included YMCA - what a hit - they still sell out concerts -- this one features e.piano, guitar, strings, bass and room drums
    mp3 demo DISCO-POP-DANCE

  • Whitney Houston (#Whitney.sty): With 30 Top40 hits to her credit and star roles in movies, Whitney is here to stay and this synth pop style features synth pad, synth brass, guitar bass and room drums
    mp3 demo POP-R&B-DANCE

  • Stevie Wonder 1 (#Wonder1.sty): One of Motown's brightest stars, Stevie had his first number 1 hit when he was 13 years old, totaled 46 Top40 hits to date, appeared in a couple of movies, and was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- isn't that lovely -- this Stevie Shuffle features piano, clav, synth pad, synth bass and drums
    mp3 demo POP-R&B-CCM

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(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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"Your styles were VERY helpful practicing for our church retreat! There were going to be two Yamaha XG keyboards (one for piano, one for GM) and my digiHammond (actually a Korg CX-3). We only had one practice together, but I had a band to practice the music at home beforehand thanks to BIAB and your styles!" ~ Doug Sewell, Youngstown OH

"Just a note that I did get the download and it's working great. ... I love it, and I don't see how any musician can live without this." ~ Celeste Thurston, Baltimore, MD


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