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Norton Music's User Style Disk #17
For Band-in-a-Box

By Request -- An entire disk of EXPANDED styles - so you can fit more chords in a measure of music!!!

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Have you ever wished you could fit more than 4 chords in a bar of Band-in-a-Box music?

Or have you ever wished you could put one chord on both a beat and the eighth note before that same beat in BiaB?

Well now you can!!!!

That is exactly why I invented EXPANDED styles for Band-in-a-Box back in the early 1990s. I was frustrated by the limitations of Band-in-a-Box and by inventing EXPANDED styles, I could overcome those limits. With EXPANDED styles, you can fit up to 8 chords in a single 4/4 bar of Band-in-a-Box music and you can put a chord both on the beat, and the upbeat before that very same beat.

I have received rave reviews on my EXPANDED styles and I always get requests for more. So to answer those requests, I wrote a disk full of nothing but EXPANDED styles for Band-in-a-Box, and here it is!

You can do things with these styles that are impossible to do with standard Band-in-a-Box styles. So you need these styles in your Band-in-a-Box folder.

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.

Click me to discover the advantages of these ALL MIDI styles ( = will open in a new window)

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 with CDex "ripping" software. They were encoded at a low bit-rate in mono so although the audio fidelity will be low, you will be able to hear all the parts. The low bit-rate results in a small file size for quick downloading and playing, even for those on a dial-up connection.
Suggested musical applications for each style are written in RED:
Style Name/
File Name
Information
mp3 Demo
6/8 Blues 2 EXPANDED / #68blu2e.sty This EXPANDED 6/8 generic blues style lets you put 6 chords per bar or a chord on the upbeat and the following beat! I've had many requests for 6/8 styles and this one and the following EXPANDED 6/8 style will allow you to enter those 6/8 and 12/8 (twice EXPANDED) chord structures impossible with "stock" BiaB styles
BLUES-ROCK-C&W-POP-CCM

demo
6/8 Rock 1 EXPANDED / #68rok1e.sty This EXPANDED 6/8 basic and versatile Rock/CW/R&B shuffle lets you put 6 chords per bar or a chord both on the upbeat and the following beat! This shuffle will work for hundreds of Rock, C&W, R&B and pop shuffles.
ROCK-R&B-C&W-POP-CCM

demo
Afro Pop 2 EXPANDED / #afpop2e.sty This EXPANDED style was inspired both by the Pop group "War" and a few things I heard on a radio show called "Afro Pop World", features Fingered E.Bass, Marimba, Drums/Percussion, Muted E.Guitar and Kalimba and is EXPANDED so you can put up to 8 chords per bar or a chord both on the upbeat and the following beat!
ROCK-POP-R&B

demo
Ballad 5 EXPANDED / #balld5e.sty Filling hundreds for "More Ballads" and "Expanded Ballads" this nice EXPANDED "Pink Floyd-ish" ballad style with Fretless E.Bass, Rhodes E.Piano, Drums, Acoustic Guitar and Strings should delight you. Plus it is EXPANDED so you can put up to 8 chords per bar or a chord both on the upbeat and the following beat!
POP-ROCK-CCM

demo
Bluegrass / #blugrs1.sty I've received many requests for a Bluegrass style, and quite a lot of requests for more EXPANDED country styles so I wrote this one with Acoustic Bass, Fingerpicked Banjo, Drums, Acoustic Guitar and Muted Guitar and it's EXPANDED so you can put up to 8 chords per bar or a chord both on the upbeat and the following beat!
C&W

demo
Bomba 1 / #bomba_1.sty The A part of this EXPANDED style is a traditional Bomba while the B section is a modern Bomba with Acoustic Bass, Acoustic Piano, Drums/Percussion, Acoustic Guitar and Trombones. It's EXPANDED so you can put up to 8 chords per bar or a chord both on the upbeat and the following beat!
LATIN-LatinPOP-LatinJAZZ

demo
Bossa Nova 7 / #bossa~7 Can you have too many Bossas? Apparently the people who request styles don't think so because I get many requests for more. Here's a gentle, contemporary Bossa with brushed Drums/Percussion, Acoustic Bass, Acoustic Piano, Nylon Str.Guitar and Steel Str.Guitar that is EXPANDED so you can put up to 8 chords per bar or a chord both on the upbeat and the following beat!
LATIN-JAZZ-POP-SoftROCK-LatinPOP-CCM

demo
Club Dance / #clubdnc.sty This style fills multiple requests I've had for a 21st Century Dance Style. Featuring stereo effects (not apparent in the mono mp3 demo), Synth Bass, "B3" Organ, Room Drum Kit, Bass&Lead Synth, and Sweep Pad plus it's EXPANDED so you can put up to 8 chords per bar or a chord both on the upbeat and the following beat!
POP-DANCE

demo
Country 8 Beat 1 EXPANDED / #cw8bt1e.sty A nice, easygoing C&W beat with Fingered E.Bass, Nylon Str.Guitar, Drums, Steel Str.Guitar and Jazz E.Guitar plus it's EXPANDED so you can put up to 8 chords per bar or a chord both on the upbeat and the following beat!
C&W-GOSPEL-CCM

demo
Eagles 1 EXPANDED / #eagls1e.sty There has been a resurgence of requests for styles made famous by the classic sounds of the Eagles, so I wrote this one for you with Fretless E.Bass, Bright Piano, Drums, plus Acoustic and Electric guitars. And it's EXPANDED so you can put up to 8 chords per bar or a chord both on the upbeat and the following beat!
ROCK-POP-C&W-CCM

demo
EXPANDED 16 beat 3 / #ex16bt3.sty Often requested and extremely versatile 16beats are at home in so many different kinds of music, from R&B to Pop to Jazz and others. This one features Slap Bass, Rhodes E.Piano, Drums, Clean E.Guitar, and Muted E.Guitar plus it's EXPANDED so you can put up to 8 chords per bar or a chord both on the upbeat and the following beat!
R&B-SmoothJAZZ-FUSION-ROCK-POP-JAZZ-CCM

demo
Fatback 3 EXPANDED / #fatbk3e.sty Fatback, a R&B/Pop/Rock rhythm of the 60s and 70s has found its way back into contemporary music. To celebrate that fact and fill requests here is a nice fatback with Fingered E.Bass, Bright Piano, Drums, Overdrive Guitar and Clav. Plus it's EXPANDED so you can put up to 8 chords per bar or a chord both on the upbeat and the following beat!
ClassicROCK-R&B-POP-CCM

demo
Fusion 1 EXPANDED / #fusn_1e.sty A smooth jazz/fusion style similar to the classic group Weather Report and updated for the 21st century. This one features Syn Bass, Rhodes E.Piano, Jazz Drums, Nylon Str.Guitar and Poly Synth and it's EXPANDED so you can put up to 8 chords per bar or a chord both on the upbeat and the following beat!
JAZZ-ROCK-FUSION

demo
Hard Rock 4 EXPANDED / #h_rock4e.sty A straight-eight hard rock style with some syncopation suitable for many hard rock tunes featuring Fingered E.Bass, Bright Piano, "Room" Drums, Distorted E.Guitar and Muted E.Guitar. It's EXPANDED so you can put up to 8 chords per bar or a chord both on the upbeat and the following beat!
ROCK-POP-CCM

demo
Heavy Rock / #heavyrok.sty Similar to PG's style of the same name but EXPANDED, with more drive and with better sounding instruments due to the fact that they are played at higher MIDI velocities. This style features Fingered E.Bass, Rock Organ, Drums, Clean E.Guitar and Distorted E.Guitar PLUS it's EXPANDED so you can put up to 8 chords per bar or a chord both on the upbeat and the following beat!
ROCK-POP-CCM

demo
Jazz Cha-Cha 3 / #jazcha3.sty Another big request is for more Jazz Cha-Cha styles - they cross the line from Jazz to Rock to Pop to Latin and other genres of music. This one features Acoustic Bass, Acoustic Piano, Jazz Drums, Muted E.Guitar and Brass Section and it's EXPANDED so you can put up to 8 chords per bar or a chord both on the upbeat and the following beat!
JAZZ-POP-ROCK-LATIN

demo
Jazz Mambo 3 EXPANDED / #jmamb3e.sty Another frequent request is for more Salsa and Jazz Mambos. This peppy Jazz Salsa style features Fingered E.Bass, Bright Piano, Jazz Drums/Percussion, Nylon Str.Guitar and Sax Section and it's EXPANDED so you can put up to 8 chords per bar or a chord both on the upbeat and the following beat!
JAZZ-LATIN-POP

demo
Jazz Rock 3 EXPANDED / #jzrok3e.sty This peppy 16 beat Jazz Rock is a very versatile style. You can play it in Jazz, Rock, R&B, Fusion and other songs. It has Fingered E.Bass, Bright Piano, Drums, Muted E.Guitar and Synth Sweep Pad PLUS it's EXPANDED so you can put up to 8 chords per bar or a chord both on the upbeat and the following beat!
JAZZ-ROCK-R&B-FUSION-POP-CCM

demo
Medium Rock 1 / #medrok1.sty People have been asking for moderate to moderately mellow rock styles for a while now. This medium rock style will fit that niche, featuring Fingered E.Bass, Bright Piano, Drums, Muted E.Guitar and Overdrive Guitar and (of course) it's EXPANDED so you can put up to 8 chords per bar or a chord both on the upbeat and the following beat!
POP-ROCK-C&W-CCM

demo
Open Rock 2 EXPANDED / #orock2e.sty Open Rock styles are the standard of Classic Rock music. This one features Fingered E.Bass, Rock Organ, Drums, Clean E.Guitar and Distorted E.Guitar. I've done 6 other Open Rock styles, all with excellent reviews, but this is the first one I've done that's EXPANDED so you can put up to 8 chords per bar or a chord both on the upbeat and the following beat!
ROCK-POP-C&W-POP

demo
Progressive Rock / #progrok.sty So many requests for progressive rock, but that's genre that is hard to pin down as it is so variable. Here is one "Prog Rock" style with Fingered E.Bass, Bright Piano, Drums, Clean E.Guitar and Overdrive Guitar PLUS it's EXPANDED so you can put up to 8 chords per bar or a chord both on the upbeat and the following beat!
ROCK-POP-CCM

demo
Smooth Jazz 4 / #smjazz4.sty More Smooth Jazz styles, especially expanded ones, are among my most frequent requests, perhaps because they cross the lines between so many different types of music. This one has Slap Bass, Acoustic Piano, Drums, Clean E.Guitar and Synth Warm Pad and since it's EXPANDED so you can put up to 8 chords per bar or a chord both on the upbeat and the following beat!
SmoothJAZZ-R&B-POP-CCM

demo
Smooth Jazz 5 / #smjaz5e.sty And another, very different and very versatile Smooth Jazz style. This one is a bit more mellow than #smjazz4.sty with a peppy B section and features Slap Bass, Rhodes E.Piano, Jazz Drums, Muted E.Guitar and Charang Synth Patch and (you guessed it) it's EXPANDED so you can put up to 8 chords per bar or a chord both on the upbeat and the following beat!
SmoothJAZZ-R&B-POP-CCM

demo
Soul 2 EXPANDED / #soul_2e.sty A 16 beat, contemporary soul music style featuring Synth Bass, Rhodes E.Piano, Drums, Muted E.Guitar and Atmosphere Synth and since it's EXPANDED, you can put up to 8 chords per bar or a chord both on the upbeat and the following beat!
R&B-POP-CCM

demo

 

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Norton Music's User Style Disk 17
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Norton Music's Better Band Style Disks for Band-in-a-Box
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Disk #2
(Variety)
Disk #3
(All Request)
Disk #4
(Rock - From Top40 to Hard)
Disk #5
(Jazz - From Big Band to Fusion)
Disk #6
(Country, Retro Rock & Crossover)
Disk #7
(All Request)
Disk #8
(All Request)
Disk #9
(Jazz & Blues)
Disk #10
(All Request)
Disk #11
(All Request)
Disk #12
(8 Beats, 16 Beats & Ballads)
Disk #13
(All Request)
Disk #14
(Mix & Match Mega Styles)
Disk #15
(Super-Styles of the Super-Stars)
Disk #16
(Mix & Match Mega Styles for Jazz)
Disk #17
(All Request - All EXPANDED)
Disk #18 with FREE intro/ending disk
(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)
 
Don't want to purchase and entire style disk? SINGLE STYLES are available here
Roy Hawkesford and Sherry Mayrent Style/Arrangement Disks for Band-in-a-Box
RH Disk #1    RH Disk #2    RH Disk #3    RH Disk #4    RH Disk #5    RH Disk #6    RH Disk #7
Sherry Mayrent's Klezmer Style/Song disk for Band-in-a-Box
 

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"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.


"Hello, received the download and everything is working great. I look forward to ordering more of your product. ... I was very impressed with your Styles Disk #10, and as I said before I look forward to ordering more of your products. Thank You." ~ Santiago Rodriguez, Riverside, CA

 

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