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Norton Music's User Styles for Band-in-a-Box
Style Directory and Demo Page


What can you do on this page?

  1. Listen to mp3 demos of most of my styles for Band-in-a-Box
  2. Purchase single styles
  3. Explore all of my style disks (best value)

Notes:

  • All EXPANDED styles (below) will allow you to put 8 chords in a 4/4 measure (or 6 chords in a 3/4 measure), and will also allow you to put a chord both on the beat and the upbeat before that same beat. You can do this by EXPANDING the Band-in-a-Box song (edit menu) and the Norton Music EXPANDED style will play correctly in that mode. Norton Music is the inventor of EXPANDED styles for Band-in-a-Box.

  • All Mix&Match Mega styles can be used either individually or combined to allow A, B, C and/or D section in a Band-in-a-Box song. Mix&Match Mega styles are another Norton Music innovation (years later PG Music created Multi-Styles).

  • The mp3 demos were recorded using either the Virtual Sound Canvas or a Sound Blaster Live! card at 32kbps. It's a low fidelity recording, the instruments will sound a little tinny, but you will be able to hear all the parts, and most importantly, they will download quickly on dial-up and broadband Internet connections.

  • All styles work in all 30 keys and have Live Entered parts for that real human feel.

  • Styles from Disk 8 and up require Band-in-a-Box version 7.0g or higher, 19 and up require 2008 or higher, all the others require version 5 or higher. All the styles work on the newest versions of Band-in-a-Box.

  • BUYING STYLES BY THE DISK IS MORE ECONOMICAL ($33.95 per disk or about $1.00 per style) than purchasing individual styles, but since many people have asked for single styles, I've decided to give you the choice (all sales are final).

  • SINGLE STYLE DISCOUNTED PRICES (no shipping or handling charge added)
    • Good discount: one style = $7.95 ($10.00 value save $2.05 - others charge $12 per style)
    • Better discount: two styles = $6.75 each (save $3.25 per style)
    • Best discount: three or more styles = $5.50 each (save $4.50 per style)

      
                         

STYLE DISKS / Browse Listen and/or Buy:
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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 an 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
 

"The (Norton Music) Style Disks are a good buy. Many of them do a great job of showing off Band-In-A-Box's capabilities, and one of them just might give you an idea for that next million dollar song." Electronic Musician Magazine

      
                         

SINGLE STYLES / Browse Listen and/or Buy:
Style Name /
File Name
Information Found on
Disk #
mp3 demo Buy!
12/8 Ballad / #12balld.sty A nice, smooth 12/8 ballad style without a lot of emphasis on the triplets. A modern twist on a classic style. Works for: POP, ROCK, R&B, c&w & CCM 11
demo
12/8 Rock / #12-8rok.sty A nice 6/8 or 12/8 rock shuffle, in the style of the Eagles' Heartache tonight. Works for: ROCK, COUNTRY, R&B, GOSPEL & CCM 13
demo
16 Beat Ballad 1 / #16bbal1.sty A 70's - '90's 16 beat ballad style reminiscent of Every Time You Go Away. Works for: POP, ROCK, R&B, SmoothJAZZ, GOSPEL & CCM 8
demo
16 Beat Ballad 2 / #16bbal2.sty A 1970s - 2000s 16 beat ballad style that also does medium tempo songs. In the style of Just The Two Of Us (Grover Washington, Jr. & Bill Withers) Works for: R&B, MOTOWN, PopROCK, POP, SmoothJAZZ & CCM 12
demo
16 Beat Ballad 3 X / #16Bal3X.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Part of the Korg PA 80 collection. Korg called this pair of styles HipHop Beat, but I think they are more 16 beat ballad to moderate styles. Combine this style with with #16Bal3Y.sty to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song. (Available with a free, fancy intro/ending disk if you buy Disk #18) Works for: Pop, Dance, CCM 18
demo
16 Beat Ballad 3 Y / #16Bal3Y.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Part of the Korg PA 80 collection. Korg called this pair of styles HipHop Beat, but I think they are more 16 beat ballad to moderate styles. Combine this style with with #16Bal3X.sty to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song. (Available with a free, fancy intro/ending disk if you buy Disk #18) Works for: Pop, Dance, CCM 18
demo
16 Beat 1 / #16beat1.sty A light, funky 16 Beat, a little busier than #16bbal1.sty. Reminds me of Neither One Of Us (wants to be the first to say good bye) Works for: POP, ROCK, R&B, SmoothJAZZ, GOSPEL & CCM 8
demo
16 Beat 2 / #16beat2.sty Ever present in contemporary Rhythm and Blues, Smooth Jazz, and Pop tunes, this 16 beat is a workhorse. Works for: FUSION, JAZZ, R&B, POP, ROCK, GOSPEL & CCM 9
demo
16 Beat 3 / #16beat3.sty You asked for more 16 beats styles. Here is a nice, funky 16-beat style. Works for: R&B, POP, DANCE, JAZZ, FUSION & CCM 10
demo
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. Use it on songs like Everybody Plays The Fool. Works for: POP, R&B, MOTOWN, DANCE, SmoothJAZZ, JAZZRock, FUSION, CCM 12
demo
16 Beat 5 / #16beat5.sty A contemporary 16 beat in the style of Back In The High Life Again (Steve Winwood) Works for: POP, R&B ,DANCE, JazzROCK, SmoothJAZZ & FUSION 12
demo
16 Beat 6 / #16beat6.sty This 16 Beat will work for late 60s-00s R&B, and an amazing variety of other styles. Demo is Ain't No Sunshine (Bill Withers). Works for: R&B, ROCK, COUNTRY, Some SmoothJAZZ, POP, GOSPEL & CCM 12
demo
16 Beat 7 / #16beat7.sty A little bit jumpy, this is great for slow to med. tempo tunes. Try it on Too Much, Too Little, Too Late (Mathis/Williams). Works for: SOUL, R&B, POP, PopROCK, MOTOWN, SmoothJAZZ & FUSION 12
demo
16 Beat 8 / #16beat8.sty A peppy 16 beat for moderate to up tempo tunes like Ain't No Mountain High Enough (D.Ross and other Motown Stars) Works for: R&B, MOTOWN, PopROCK, POP, SmoothJAZZ & CCM 12
demo
16 Beat Funk 1 / #16bfnk1.sty A frequent request is "More 16 beat funks." This versatile one will work for ballads to up tempo tunes. Demo song is Reminiscing (Little River Band) Works for:R&B, POP/ROCK, MOTOWN, SmoothJAZZ, FUSION & CCM 12
demo
16 Beat Funk 2 / #16bfnk2.sty Here is a peppy one. Demo song is You Sexy Thing (Hot Chocolate). Works for: DANCE, DISCO, R&B, SmoothJAZZ, FUSION & CCM 12
demo
16 Beat Funk 3 / #16bfnk3.sty Another medium to up tempo 16 beat. Try it on songs like You Belong To Me (Michael McDonald and Carly Simon) Works for: POP/ROCK, R&B, SmoothJAZZ & CCM 12
demo
16 Beat Funk 4 / #16bfnk4.sty This 16 beat will work for medium to up-tempo tunes. In the style of Let's Groove and Boogie Wonderland (Earth, Wind & Fire) Works for: DISCO-R&B, SmoothJAZZ, FUSION, CCM & SOUL 12
demo
2000's Dance / #00dance.sty A 21st century electronic dance style. What more can I say? Listen to the demo. Works for: DANCE, POP & CCM 11
demo
3/4-6/8 Gospel Rock X / #34gos1x.sty (Mix&Match Mega ** EXPANDED *) 3/4 or 6/8 EXPANDED Gospel/Rock style that has been featured in 1,000 slow rock/blues tunes - Part X, can be combined with #34Gos1y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song Works for: GOSPEL, POP, ROCK & R&B 14
demo
3/4-6/8 Gospel Rock Y / #34gos1y.sty (Mix&Match Mega ** EXPANDED *) 3/4 or 6/8 EXPANDED Gospel/Rock style that has been featured in 1,000 slow rock/blues tunes - Part Y, can be combined with #34Gos1x.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song Works for: GOSPEL, POP, ROCK & R&B 14
demo
3/4 Latin 1 / #3latin1.sty (6/8 EXPANDED *) A Latin 3/4 or 6/8 EXPANDED style inspired by Tito Puente and Ray Baretto songs. While doing the Latin Fake Book (Norton Fake Disk #18), I was surprised at how thoroughly versatile this style was (and I wrote it!) Slow, fast, 3/4, 6/8, 12/8, this style seemed to fit! Works for: LATIN & JAZZ 10
demo
4 Tops / #4Tops_1.sty
(Classic Motown)
The 4 tops had 24 Top40 Billboard hits. Here is a 4 Tops Style; Classic Motown Straight 8 style with "The Funk Brothers" Rhythm Section. Works for: ROCK, POP & R&B 15
demo
50's Rock 1 / #50rock1.sty A hard driving, up tempo, straight 8, basic rock style, perfect for retro rock and modern C&W - Let's Boogie! Works for: ROCK, POP, C&W & CCM 11
demo

"Thank you very much for your fast deliverance. I just installed your styles and they work very nice. I just have to tell you that I couldn't imagine that Band-in-a-Box could sound like that. It's a great pleasure to work with these sounds." ~ Alfred Niederhofer, Regensburg, Germany

      
                         

Style Name /
File Name
Information Found on
Disk #

mp3 demo
Buy!
60's Soul 1 / #60soul1.sty Nice, slightly funky late 60s-00s soul music style. The demo song is I Was Made To Love Her (Stevie Wonder). Works for: ROCK, POP, R&B & CCM 13
demo
6/8-12/8 Blues X / #68blu1x.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) A "down and dirty" 6/8 or 12/8 slow to moderate bluess -- Part X, can be combined with #68blu1y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Works for: BLUES, R&B, ROCK, POP & CCM 14
demo
6/8-12/8 Blues Y / #68blu1y.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) A "down and dirty" 6/8 or 12/8 slow to moderate bluess -- Part Y, can be combined with #68blu1x.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Works for: BLUES, R&B, ROCK, POP & CCM 14
demo
6/8 Blues 2 E / #68blu2e.sty (EXPANDED *) This EXPANDED 6/8 generic blues style lets you put 6 chords per bar or a chord on the upbeat and the following beat! This 6/8 style will allow you to enter those 6/8 and 12/8 (twice EXPANDED) chord structures impossible with "stock" BiaB styles! Check out the demo. Works for: BLUES, ROCK, POP, C&W, R&B and CCM 17
demo
6/8 Rock 1 E / #68rok1e.sty (EXPANDED *) 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! Works for: ROCK, R&B, C&W, POP, & CCM 17
demo
70's Disco 0 / #70disc0.sty For 70's Disco tunes like I Love The Night Life and many others. Get out that three piece double knit suit and those Danskins, and let's boogie under the mirrored ball Works for: POP, DISCO/DANCE & CCM 7
demo
70's Disco 1 / #70disc1.sty Another great style for 70's Disco tunes like Boogie Fever (The Sylvers). Works for: DISCO/DANCE 7
demo
70's Disco 2 / #70disc2.sty Yet another 70s Disco rhythm entirely different from the previous offerings. Works for: DISCO & DANCE-POP 11
demo
70's Disco 3 / #70disc3.sty They said Disco would die. Judging from the requests I get, they're wrong! Here's a great style for those "mirrored ball" classics like Disco Inferno (Trammps) & Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now (McFadden & Whitehead). Works for: DISCO, DANCE & SmoothJAZZ 13
demo
70's Funk 1 / #70funk1.sty Another popular request, 70s funk. Here’s one in the style of the Average White Band's hit, Pick Up The Pieces. Works for: FUNK, R&B, POP/ROCK, FUSION, JAZZ & CCM 10
demo
70's Funk 2 / #70funk2.sty By request; 70s funk style, a little jazzier than #70funk1.sty. Works for: FUNK, POP/ROCK, FUSION, JAZZ, DANCE & CCM 10
demo
70's Jazz 1 / #70jazz1.sty 70s Fusion Jazz in the style of Weather Report, Chuck Mangione, Flora Purim, Chick Corea, and others. Works for: JAZZ, POP/ROCK & FUSION 10
demo
70's Soul 1 / #70soul1.sty A 1970s Soul/Rock crossover style with Electric Bass, Piano, Clean Guitar, Brass and Drums. Try it on Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye (Steam) Works for: ROCK, SOUL, R&B, SmoothJAZZ, GOSPEL, modernC&W & CCM 13
demo
80's Funk 1 / #80funk1.sty Great for 80's Funk, Dance, Fusion, and Funk Jazz tunes. Works for: FUNK, FUSION, JAZZ, DANCE, JazzROCK, R&B, smoothJAZZ & CCM 7
demo
80's Funk 2 / #80funk2.sty A little busier than #80Funk1.sty - Also a great style for 80's Funk, Dance, Fusion, and Funk Jazz tunes. Works for: FUNK, FUSION, JAZZ, DANCE, JazzROCK, R&B, smoothJAZZ & CCM 7
demo
8 Beat 1 / #8beat_1.sty A moderate 8 beat that works for Pop Rock and British Rock. Change the instruments and use it for modern C&W. Sounds a little like U2's With or Without You. Works for: ROCK, POP & CCM 7
demo
8 Beat 2 / #8beat_2.sty Another moderate 8 beat that works for Pop Rock and British Rock (change the instruments for modern pop C&W). Sounds a little like John Waite's Missing You Works for: ROCK, POP & CCM 7
demo
8 beat 3 / #8beat_3.sty I get so many requests from you for more 8-beats. Why? They are so versitile, they defy putting them in a specific genre. Here is a medium tempo, easygoing Pop/Rock/Country 8 beat. Works for: POP, ROCK, C&W & CCM 10
demo
8 Beat 4 / #8beat_4.sty If there is any more versatile style than a 16 beat, it's an 8 beat style. This one will work great for Raindrops (Dee Clark) and too many more to fit here! Works for: ROCK, R&B, COUNTRY & CCM 12
demo
8 Beat 5 / #8beat_5.sty Another very versatile moderate to up-tempo 8 beat. It's great for You're In Love (Wilson Phillips) and the ending part to the original Layla (Derrick and the Dominoes) Works for: POP, POP/ROCK, COUNTRY & CCM 12
demo
8 Beat 6 / #8beat_6.sty This mellow 8 beat is equally at home in ballads to medium tempo tunes. Demo song is Give Me One Reason (Tracy Chapman). Works for: ROCK, COUNTRY, R&B & CCM 12
demo
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. Great for Can't Let Go (Mariah Carey), Hey Jude (Beatles), and thousands more! Works for: POP, ROCK, R&B, COUNTRY & CCM 12
demo
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. Great for songs like Another Sad Love Song (Toni Braxton) Works for: POP, R&B, SOUL, SmoothJAZZ & CCM 12
demo
8 Beat Rock 1 / #8btrok1.sty 8 Beat rock styles are the staples of rock, country, & many other forms of pop music. They are essential & elemental. A basic 8 beat for an astounding variety of tunes from the 50s to the 00s.Demo song is While You See A Chance (Steve Winwood). Works for: ROCK, POP, COUNTRY & CCM 12
demo
8 Beat Rock 2 / #8btrok2.sty Another versatile 8 beat Rock style. This one somewhat lighter than #8btrok1.sty. Works for: ROCK, FolkROCK, COUNTRY, POP & CCM 12
demo
8 Beat Rock 3 / #8btrok3.sty You can't have too many of these 8 beat rock styles! Anoter great 1980s to 2000s 8 beat rock style. Demo song is Another Day In Paradise (Phil Collins). Works for: ROCK, POP, COUNTRY & CCM 12
demo
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). For the demo, I chose Cinnamon Girl (Neil Young). Works for: ROCK, COUNTRY, POP & C&W 12
demo
90's Dance 1 / #90danc1.sty For 90's and 00's Dance tunes, like those by Madonna, Luther Vandross, Paula Abdul, Mariah Carey, and many others. Works for: DANCE, smoothJAZZ & CCM 7
demo
90's Dance 2 / #90danc2.sty For more 1990's - 2000's Dance tunes, a little busier than #90Danc1.sty. Works for: DANCE, smoothJAZZ & CCM 7
demo

"You never cease to amaze me in your style creations. When you think of how many thousands there are, you still come up with very unique sounds." ~ Mel Webb, Las Vegas, NV

      
                         

Style Name /
File Name
Information Found on
Disk #

mp3 demo
Buy!
ABBA / #ABBA__1.sty (Disco) ABBA had 14 Top40 hits and are the subject of a smash musical play. Here is a typical ABBA style - 1970s Disco at its peak of popularity -- so get out the Danskins and Double-Knits and boogie! Works for: DISCO, DANCE, POP & CCM 15
demo
Acid Jazz 1 / #acidjz1.sty 21st century acid jazz. Turn on smooth jazz radio and sooner or later you will hear something like this. Works for: JAZZ, FUSION, POP & CCM 11
demo
Acid Jazz 2X / #acdjz2x.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) A modern jazz rhythm in the style of groups like Incognito and The Yellowjackets. Part X, can be combined with #acdjz2Y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Works for: ACID JAZZ, FUSION, JAZZ-ROCK and CCM 16
demo
Acid Jazz 2Y / #acdjz2Y.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) A modern jazz rhythm in the style of groups like Incognito and The Yellowjackets. Part Y, can be combined with #acdjz2X.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Works for: ACID JAZZ, FUSION, JAZZ-ROCK and CCM 16
demo
Afro Latin Jazz 3/4 #1 / #al3jz_1.sty (or EXPANDED * 6/8) This Afro Latin Jazz triplet rhythm works for Latin 3/4 songs -- or EXPAND the song for the more frequently found Afro Latin 6/8 tunes and you will be able to fit 6 chords in each measure. Works for: JAZZ, LATIN & SmoothJAZZ 9
demo
Afro Latin Jazz 3/4 #2 / #al3jz_2.sty (or EXPANDED * 6/8) The second of a pair of Afro Latin Jazz triplet rhythms. Perfect for Latin 3/4 songs -- or EXPAND the song for the more frequently found Afro Latin 6/8 tunes and you will be able to fit 6 chords in each measure. Works for: JAZZ, LATIN & SmoothJAZZ 9
demo
Afro Pop / #afropop.sty Another 16 beat request. This one features a rhythm similar to what I heard on an NPR radio show called Afro Pop World. Works for: POP, JAZZ, LATIN, FUSION & R&B 10
demo
Afro Pop 2E / #afpop2e.sty (EXPANDED *) This style was inspired both by the Pop group "War" and a few things I heard on a radio show called "Afro Pop World". It's EXPANDED so you can put up to 8 chords per bar or a chord both on the upbeat and the following beat! Works for: ROCK, POP and R&B 17
demo
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 is reminiscent of the Stax Memphis session players. Works for: ROCK, R&B & CCM 15
demo

...it was super! It's amazing what you can do with your aftermarket styles in only 5 minutes. It's no suprise that yours are widely recognized as the best!! - GaryW0001@...

      
                         

Style Name /
File Name
Information Found on
Disk #

mp3 demo
Buy!
Ballad 1 / #ballad1.sty I've been told a person cannot have too many ballad styles. This extremely useful ballad style is great for Swayin' To The Music (Johnny Rivers), Hey Jude (Beatles) and thousands more! Works for: POP, ROCK, COUNTRY, R&B & CCM 12
demo
Ballad 2 / #ballad2.sty A great, contemporary ballad style with some light arpeggiation in the background. Works for: POP, R&B, SmoothJAZZ & CCM 12
demo
Ballad 3 / #ballad3.sty A contemporary ballad style for ballads to medium tempo tunes. Works for: POP, ROCK, MOTOWN, C&W & CCM 12
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Ballad 4 / #ballad4.sty This ballad style might be the most versatile one of them all. Try it on (I Love You) Just Because (Anita Baker) and a million others., Works for: POP, ROCK, C&W, SmoothJAZZ, R&B & CCM 12
demo
Ballad 5 E / #balld5e.sty (EXPANDED *) Filling hundreds for "More Ballads" and "Expanded Ballads" this nice "Pink Floyd-ish" ballad style is EXPANDED so you can put up to 8 chords per bar or a chord both on the upbeat and the following beat! Works for: POP, ROCK, & CCM 17
demo
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. Since so much modern Nashville music is rock based, this one will even work for C&W songs. Works for: POP, ROCK, C&W & CCM 15
demo
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). Works for: ROCK, POP, CCM & some C&W 15
demo
Bee Gees 1 / #BeeGee1.sty The Brothers Gibb had 30 Top40 hits spanning 30 years and put the fever in Saturday Nights. Here's a classic BeeGee style. Works for: DISCO, DANCE, POP & CCM 15
demo
Beguine / #beguine.sty Smooth Latin style for Beguines and fast Rhumbas like Begin The Beguine, also does chalypso rock tunes. Works for: LATIN, LatinPOP & LatinROCK 7
demo
Big Band Swing / #b_band1.sty The name says it all. The first of a series of Big Band styles. The demo song is Jersey Bounce Works for: JAZZ & POP 3
demo
Big Band 2 / #b_band2.sty Big Band Jazz is a classic American art form that still lives. Reminiscent of the Count Basie Band (sans piano - sorry, not enough tracks in BiaB). Great for Shiny Stockings (Basie), I Ain't Got Nothing But The Blues (Ellington), Corner Pocket (Basie - Manhattan Transfer), Orange Colored Sky (Natalie Cole - Nat, too!), etc. Works for: JAZZ & 1990's/2000's RetroSWING 13
demo
Big Band 3 / #bgband3.sty First of a 3 style series based on the Korg i3 synthesizer / arranger (Big Band 3, Big Band 5 and Big Band 6). Demo song is Ain't She Sweet. Works for: JAZZ, POP & RetroSWING 5
demo
Big Band 5 / #bgband5.sty Second of a 3 style series based on the Korg i3 synthesizer / arranger (Big Band 3, Big Band 5 and Big Band 6). Works for: JAZZ, POP & RetroSWING 5
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Big Band 6 / #bgband6.sty Third of a 3 style series based on the Korg i3 synthesizer / arranger (Big Band 3, Big Band 5 and Big Band 6). Works for: JAZZ, POP & RetroSWING 5
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Big Band 7 / #bgband7.sty An easy Big Band style, with a hint of the Count Basie Band sound. Bass is pizzicato strings, switch to an acoustic bass for a more modern sound. Demo song is Bye Bye BluesWorks for: JAZZ, SWING & BLUES 9
demo
Big Boss Man / #bigboss.sty A R&B shuffle that reminds me of the Jimmy Reed tune, Big Boss Man and Jim Croce's Don't Mess With Jim. I've heard this rhythm in rock, C&W and R&B tunes. Hi Heel Sneakers, Bread and Butter, the list goes on and on. Works for: R&B, ROCK, C&W & CCM 6
demo
Blue Jean / #blujean.sty Reminds me of the Neil Diamond classic Forever In Blue Jeans. A two beat style good for C&W, rock and cross-over tunes. Works for: C&W, ROCK, SouthernROCK & CCM 6
demo
Bluegrass 1 / #blugrs1.sty (EXPANDED *) 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. It's EXPANDED so you can put up to 8 chords per bar or a chord both on the upbeat and the following beat! Works for: C&W 17
demo
Blues, Chicago Style / #bluchi1.sty An up tempo Chicago style blues groove. This very versatile style appears in many Blues, Rock, C&W and even Soul Jazz tunes Works for: JAZZ, C&W, R&B, ROCK & CCM 9
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Blues (Chicago 2) / #bluchi2.sty This one is my favorite 6/8, 12/8, blues shuffle. An up tempo Chicago style blues that also does many rock, C&W, jump and soul jazz tunes Works for: JAZZ, C&W, R&B, ROCK & CCM 11
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Blues (Country 1) / #blu_cw1.sty A country blues perfect for C&W, Rock, old R&B and even old New Orleans R&B. Demo song is Abiline. Works for: C&W, ROCK, R&B & CCM 11
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Blues (Country 2) / #blu_cw2.sty A country blues shuffle that's great for C&W and Rock-a-Billy tunes. Demo song is They're Gonna Put Me In The Movies (Buck Owens and The Beatles). Works for: C&W, ROCK & CCM 11
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Blues, Memphis Style / #blumem1.sty A blues style that has found its way from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago (Muddy Waters) through England (The Yardbirds' version of I'm a Man). I've heard this one in R&B, Rock, C&W and Soul Jazz tunes Works for: JAZZ, C&W, R&B, ROCK & CCM 9
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Blues (Rock) / #blu_rk1.sty A straight 8, boogie influenced, rocking blues style. Try it on At The Hop (Danny and the Juniors) Nadiene (Chuck Berry) etc. Works for: R&B, ROCK, C&W & CCM 11
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Blues Waltz - 6/8 / #blwaltz.sty (and 6/8 blues EXPANDED *) This classic style is perfect for 6/8 R&B songs like Always and Forever, and Natural Woman -- PLUS you can fit up to 6 chords per 6/8 measure! Works for: R&B, ROCK, POP, GOSPEL & CCM 7
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Blues with Breaks / #blubrak.sty A nice blues styles with breaks built in!!! No need to mess with "Shots" and "Rests" that don't always work well. This demo was made without using BiaB shots or rests. Works for: ROCK, R&B, new C&W, GOSPEL & CCM 3
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Blues with Breaks 2 / #blubrk2.sty (Chicago Style) Another Blues style with Breaks in the A substyle. Often heard in R&B, Rock, C&W and even Soul Jazz tunes. Listen to the demo. You can't do this with shots and rests in BiaB. Works for: JAZZ, C&W, R&B, ROCK & CCM 9
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Blues with Breaks 3 / #blubrk3.sty Another Blues style with Breaks in the A substyle. Often heard in R&B, Rock, C&W and even Soul Jazz tunes - these blubrk styles are fun. Works for: JAZZ, C&W, R&B, ROCK & CCM 9
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Bob Dylan / #b-dylan.sty A gentle, finger-picked guitar style. Reminds me of the Bob Dylan hit Lay Lady Lay. Works for: FOLK, FOLK ROCK, C&W, ROCK BALLADS & CCM 6
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Bo Diddley / #bodidly.sty The first in a pair of similar Bo Diddley beat styles. This one has straight sixteenth notes and is better for harder rock and C&W. Works for: ROCK & C&W 6
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Bo Diddley Swing / #boswing.sty The second in the pair of Bo Diddley styles. This one has a swing feel and works better for R&B, rock & roll and more modern C&W styles. Works for: ROCK, C&W, GOSPEL & CCM 6
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Bolero 1 / #bolero1.sty A sensual Bolero great for those passionate Latin ballads, Boleros and slow Rhumbas. This one uses 3-2 African Clave. Works for: LATIN, POP/ROCK & JAZZ 10
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Bomba 1 / #bomba_1.sty (EXPANDED *) The A part of this style is a traditional Bomba while the B section is a modern Bomba. It's EXPANDED so you can put up to 8 chords per bar or a chord both on the upbeat and the following beat! Works for: LATIN, LATIN POP & LATIN JAZZ 17
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Boogie Woogie / #boogiew.sty (Big Band) This big band boogie woogie really cooks. Jitterbuggers delight!!! Jump, Jive and Wail Works for: JAZZ, R&B, ROCK, C&W & CCM 2
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Boogie Woogie 2 / #boogiw2.sty (Big Band) From 40's Big Band Boogie Woogie to 90's swing tunes like the ones done by Cherry Poppin' Daddies and Big Bad Voodoo Daddies, it swings. Works for: R&B, JAZZ, ROCK, POP 8
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Boogie Woogie 3 / #boogie3.sty (Jerry Lee Lewis) A "straight eighth" Memphis Piano Boogie Woogie in the style of Jerry Lee Lewis, with Pizzicato bass (change to acoustic if your sound card has a lame pizzicato). Works for: JAZZ, R&B, ROCK & C&W 9
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Boogie Woogie 4 / #boogie4.sty (New Orleans) Another Piano Boogie Woogie. This one a "straight eighth" New Orleans Style Piano Boogie Woogie. Works for: JAZZ, R&B, ROCK & C&W 9
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Boogie Woogie 5 / #boogie5.sty (Country & Rock) A "swing eighth" boogie -- The A section is a Nashville Swing Boogie Woogie (when the musicians from Memphis and Muscle Shoals migrated to Nashville in the 70's, this boogie was born) and the B section is more of a Rock Boogie. Works for: JAZZ, R&B, ROCK & C&W 9
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Boogie Woogie 6 / #boogie6.sty (St. Louis) A "swing eighth" boogie -- The A section is a Traditional Swing Boogie and the B section is a St. Louis Boogie in the style of Albert Ammons and Meade Lux Lewis. Works for: JAZZ, R&B, ROCK & C&W 9
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Boogie Woogie 7 / #boogie7.sty (Los Angeles) One of the biggest requests I had after doing the Boogie Woogies on disk #9 was for more Boogie Woogie styles, and here is a nice piano boogie done in the style of Bumble Boogie. Works for: POP/ROCK, JAZZ, C&W & R&B 10
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Bop 1 / #bop1__s.sty (soft) BeBop or Bop defined jazz for a couple of decades and is still played today. Here is the first in a series of four very different bop styles. This one a soft bop. Works for: JAZZ & POP 9
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Bop 2 / #bop2_el.sty (electric) The second in the series. This one is more electric and ranges from 164 to 300 beats per minute! Works for: JAZZ & POP 9
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Bop 3 / #bop3_el.sty (Latin) The third in the series. This one has a slightly Latin feel to it, making it wonderful for songs like A Night in Tunisia (Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie). Works for: JAZZ & POP 9
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Bop 4 / #bop4_hd.sty (hard) The fourth in the BeBop series. This one is a Hard Bop, with walking Bass on both the A and B sections. The demo song is Intermission Riff (Stan Kenton) Works for: JAZZ 9
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Bop 5X / #bop__5x.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) A modern EXPANDED BeBop style for those songs with up to 8 chords per bar. For artists like Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie to Richie Cole. Part X, can be combined with #bop__5Y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Works for: JAZZ 16
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Bop 5Y / #bop__5y.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) A modern EXPANDED BeBop style for those songs with up to 8 chords per bar. For artists like Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie to Richie Cole. Part Y, can be combined with #bop__5X.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Works for: JAZZ 16
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The Boss (Bruce Springsteen) / #theboss.sty In the style of one of Bruce Springsteen's biggest hits, Dancing In The Dark. Works for: ROCK, POP, ModernC&W & CCM 13
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Bossa Nova 1 / #bossa_1.sty ('60s) Authentic 1960s Brazilian bossa nova style with rhythmic kicks (so you don't have to mess with BiaB shots that don't always work well). The demo song is (what else?) The Girl From Ipanema (Garota De Ipanema). Works for: JAZZ, LATIN & POP 2
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Bossa Nova 2 / #bossa_2.sty (gentle) A very gentle Bossa Nova. Perfect for gentle bossas, some 60's pop Bossas, Latin jazz and light Latin rock tunes. Demo song is Corcovado (Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars) Works for: LATIN, POP & LightROCK 7
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Bossa Nova 3 / #b_nova3.sty ('70s) First of a series of 3 Bossa Novas based on the rhythms of the famous Korg i3 arranger (Bossa Nova 3, Bossa Nova 5 & Bossa Nova 6). The demo song is How Insensitive (Insensatez). Works for: JAZZ, POP, LATIN & LightROCK 5
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Bossa Nova 4 / #bossa~4.sty (with brushes) After a few years without any, I've received many Bossa Nova requests. Here's a cool school bossa style with brushed Drums. Use it on Chega De Suadade / No More Blues (Jobim) etc. Works for: JAZZ, LATIN, POP, SmoothJAZZ & LightROCK 13
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Bossa Nova 5 / #b_nova5.sty ('80s) Second of a series of 3 Bossa Novas based on the rhythms of the famous Korg i3 arranger (Bossa Nova 3, Bossa Nova 5 & Bossa Nova 6). Works for: JAZZ, POP, LATIN & LightROCK 5
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Bossa Nova 6 / #b_nova6.sty ('90s) Third of a series of 3 Bossa Novas based on the rhythms of the famous Korg i3 arranger (Bossa Nova 3, Bossa Nova 5 & Bossa Nova 6). Works for: JAZZ, POP, LATIN & LightROCK 5
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Bossa Nova 7 / #bossa~7.sty (with brushes) (EXPANDED *) 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 that is EXPANDED so you can put up to 8 chords per bar or a chord both on the upbeat and the following beat!. Works for: LATIN, JAZZ, POP, SOFTROCK, LATIN POP, & CCM 17
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Bossa-Samba 1X / #bosam1x.sty (Mix&Match Mega **)Part A is a Bossa, part B is double-time and a Samba, because many jazz tunes go from Bossa to Samba and back. Part X, can be combined with #bosam1y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Works for: JAZZ, LATIN JAZZ & POP 16
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Bossa-Samba 1Y / #bosam1y.sty (Mix&Match Mega **)Part A is a double-time Samba, part B is a Bossa, because many jazz tunes go from Bossa to Samba and back. Part Y, can be combined with #bosam1x.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Works for: JAZZ, LATIN JAZZ & POP 16
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Bounce 1 / #bounce1.sty An easy going, old-fashioned swing style or Fox Trots, light swing and retro-jazz tunes. Works for: POP & JAZZ 8
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Brasil Jazz X / #brasjsx.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) A 21st Century Brasil style Jazz Samba inspired by some of the wonderful music I hear on a program on a Miami NPR Jazz radio station called "BrasJazz". Can be combined with #brasjzy.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Works for: LATIN, LatinJAZZ & POP 16
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Brasil Jazz Y / #brasjsy.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) A 21st Century Brasil style Jazz Samba inspired by some of the wonderful music I hear on a program on a Miami NPR Jazz radio station called "BrasJazz". Can be combined with #brasjzx.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Works for: LATIN, LatinJAZZ & POP 16
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Broadway 3 / #broadw3.sty (Showtune Jazz) First of a series of 3 Broadway (Showtune Jazz) styles based on the famous Korg i3 arranger (Broadway 3, Broadway 5 and Broadway 6). Use it on classic show tunes, some standards and Tin Pan Alley tunes too. Works for: JAZZ & POP 5
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Broadway 5 / #broadw5.sty (Showtune Jazz) Second of a series of 3 Broadway (Showtune Jazz) styles based on the famous i3 arranger (Broadway 3, Broadway 5 and Broadway 6). Use it on classic show tunes, some standards and Tin Pan Alley tunes too. Works for: JAZZ & POP 5
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Broadway 6 / #broadw6.sty (Showtune Jazz) Third of a series of 3 Broadway (Showtune Jazz) styles based on the famous i3 arranger (Broadway 3, Broadway 5 and Broadway 6). Use it on classic show tunes, some standards and Tin Pan Alley tunes too. Works for: JAZZ & POP 5
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Burlesque / #burlesq.sty
(12/8 triplets)
This heavy, triplet based R&B style works for rock, C&W, blues and some jazz. It works well Night Train and That's Life. Works for: R&B, ROCK, JAZZ, C&W & GOSPEL 7
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Car Wash / #carwash.sty
('70s Disco)
Many of you asked for more disco. This one was inspired by Rose Royce's 1970s Disco hit, Car Wash. It will also work for other Disco tunes. Works for: DANCE, POP & CCM 10
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Caribbean Jazz / #caribjz.sty
(Soca Jazz)
A nice island jazz style for tunes like St. Thomas. It is a jazzed-up version of the Soca rhythm that you hear all over the Caribbean these days. Works for: JAZZ, POP & CARIBBEAN 8
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Caribbean Steel Band / #caribe.sty I spent 3 years entertaining on Cruise Ships in the Caribbean and fell in love with all the different kinds of Island music there. Here's a style that is modern Calypso in nature. Works for: POP, DANCE, JAZZ & CARIBBEAN 10
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Carlos Santana 1 / #carlos1.sty Latin Rock rhythm in the style of Santana. Use it on Black Magic Woman, Speak Low and others. Works for: LATIN, POP, ROCK & LatinJAZZ 11
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Carlos Santana 2 / #carlos2.sty Another Carlos Santana influenced Latin Rock style. Try this one on Oye Como Va, Smooth, and Stay. Works for: LATIN, POP & ROCK 11
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Cha Cha 1 / #chacha1.sty A contemporary cha-cha style with a trap set added, making it ideal for Santana or Mongo Santamaria grooves. Take out the snare and you have a ballroom cha-cha. Ahi na ma!!! Use it on Cuentame, Watermelon Man, Evil Ways, Patricia, and Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White. Works for: LATIN, LatinROCK, LatinJAZZ 2
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Cha Cha 2 / #chacha2.sty A more traditional cha-cha style with kicks, (so you don't have to use the BiaB 'shots' that don't always work). Ballroom dancers love it. Try it on Guantanamera and others. Works for: LATIN, LATIN POP 2
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Chalypso / #chalyps.sty
(Rhumba-Rock/R&B)
This 1950s to 1980s Latin flavored Rock and R&B favorite has kicks built in. Use it on Let The Little Girl Dance, Another Saturday Night, Under The Boardwalk, Poison Ivy, and more. Works for: LATIN, ROCK, R&B, new C&W & CCM 2
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Chalypso 2 / #chalpy2.sty
(Latin Rock/R&B)
50's - 80's rock favorite revived in 90s - 00s C&W. Gentler than the #chalyps.sty (above). It sound's a little line Frankie Avalon's Venus. Try it on All I Have To Do Is Dream, Dream Lover, and others. Works for: ROCK, LATIN, LATIN JAZZ, C&W, SmoothJAZZ & CCM 7
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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 and was a fine jazz pianist. This easy shuffle is equally at home in the country and pop/rock camps. Works for: C&W, POP & GOSPEL 15
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Chuck Berry / #c-berry.sty A guitar driven, straight eight, classic rock rhythm. Rock, R&B, and new C&W tunes get much play out of this one, Roll over Beethoven. Works for: ROCK, C&W, R&B & CCM 6
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Chuck Berry 2 / #cberry2.sty Another major request from owners of my previous disks. This hard driving style is great for both Rock, 50's R&B and modern Country music and is perfect for Johnny B. Goode. Works for: ROCK, C&W, R&B, POP & CCM 10
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Clapton (Eric) / #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. This 3 Guitar, Bass and Drum style is classic rock at its finest. Works for: ROCK, POP & CCM 15
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Classic Beat X / #ClasicX.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Part of the Korg PA 80 collection. A pair of versatile Rock/Country/Alternative/Pop workhorse styles that you've heard thousands of times on hit recordings. Combine this style with with #ClasicY.sty to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song. -- (Available with a free, fancy intro/ending disk if you buy Disk #18). Works for: POP, ROCK, COUNTRY, & CCM 18
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Classic Beat Y / #ClasicY.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Part of the Korg PA 80 collection. A pair of versatile Rock/Country/Alternative/Pop workhorse styles that you've heard thousands of times on hit recordings. Combine this style with with #ClasicX.sty to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song. -- (Available with a free, fancy intro/ending disk if you buy Disk #18). Works for: POP, ROCK, COUNTRY, & CCM 18
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Clavinet Funk 1 / #clavnet.sty Reminiscent of 70's Stevie Wonder and other Clav-Funk tunes. Works for: ROCK, POP, JAZZ & CCM 7
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Clavinet Funk 2 / #clavnt2.sty Another retro request that is being relived (old Clavinets are selling for big bucks). This is a 60s-80s Clavinet arpeggiated funky style ala Stevie Wonder. Try it on I Was Made To Lover Her, Superstition (Stevie Wonder) and others. Works for: POP, ROCK, FUSION & CCM 13
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Club Dance / #clubdnc.sty (EXPANDED *)This style fills multiple requests I've had for a 21st Century Dance Style. Featuring stereo effects (not apparent in the mono mp3 demo). 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! Works for: DANCE & POP 17
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Cool Jazz / #cool_jz.sty A very nice Cool School Swing Jazz style that's good for Basie, Sinatra, Ellington, (cool) Miles, Shirley Horn and others. Works for: JAZZ & POP 10
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Cool Jazz 2X / #coolj2x.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) A cool school swing jazz style to play thousands of standards and other songs you want to play in the cool jazz genre. Can be combined with #coolj2y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song! Works for: JAZZ, WesternSWING & POP 16
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Cool Jazz 2Y / #coolj2y.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) A cool school swing jazz style to play thousands of standards and other songs you want to play in the cool jazz genre. Can be combined with #coolj2x.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song! Works for: JAZZ, WesternSWING & POP 16
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John Cougar / #cougar.sty 1970's heartland rock - sounds like like Hurts So Good (Recorded before he changed his name back to Mellencamp). Works for: ROCK, POP, modernC&W & CCM 7
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Country 2 step 1 / #c2step1.sty I've had a lot of requests for country 2 steps with a variety of very different examples. This is one of them. It's a C&W 2 beat that will work for Retro Rock and Rockabilly tunes, too. Works for: C&W, POP, ROCK & CCM 11
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Country 8 Beat 1 / #cw8bt1e.sty (EXPANDED *) A nice, easygoing C&W beat. It's EXPANDED so you can put up to 8 chords per bar or a chord both on the upbeat and the following beat! Works for: COUNTRY, GOSPEL, SouthernROCK & CCM 17
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Country or Rock Ballad / #cr_bal.sty A cross-over style for slow ballads like Feels So Right, I Swear and When You Say Nothing At All. Works for: ROCK, C&W, FolkROCK, POP & CCM 8
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Country or Rock Ballad 2 / #cr_bal2.sty Another versatile style, this 8-beat ballad with finger picked guitar chords will work for both Rock and Country music. Try it on Abraham, Martin & John and others. Works for: ROCK, C&W, POP & CCM 10
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Country or Rock Latin 1 / #cr_ltn1.sty Latin influenced rock and country beat. You've heard it on a million songs like Runaway, Dream, Let the Little Girl Dance, Neon Moon and Handy Man Works for: ROCK, C&W, R&B, POP & CCM 8
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Country or Rock Latin 2 / #cr_ltn2.sty Another Latin influenced rock and country beat. You've heard it on a million songs like Raindrops (Dee Clark) and I Just Called To Say, "I Love You" (Stevie Wonder). Works for: ROCK, C&W, R&B, POP & CCM 8
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Country or Rock Latin 3 / #cr_ltn3.sty And one more Latin influenced rock and country beat. You've heard it on a million songs like Come Monday (Jimmy Buffett) and Dream Lover (Bobby Darin). Works for: ROCK, C&W, R&B, POP & CCM 8
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Country & Western 1 / #c_&_w1.sty (EXPANDED *) This 2-beat rhythm has a bluegrass style, finger-picked, Banjo comp inspired by Dueling Banjos and since it's EXPANDED you can fit 8 chords in each bar PLUS you can put a chord on the upbeat AND the following beat! Works for: C&W, CountryROCK & CCM 2
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Country & Western 2 / #c_&_w2.sty A contemporary western shuffle...Nashville nice for Killin' Time, King Of The Road, Now And Then There's A Fool Such As I, etc. Works for: C&W, CountryPOP/ROCK, GOSPEL & CCM 2 :-(
Country Shuffle 1 / #c_shuf1.sty A C&W shuffle that will also work for Retro-Rock and Rock-a-billy songs. Works for: C&W, ROCK & CCM 10 :-(
Country Shuffle 2 / #c_shuf2.sty Another C&W shuffle for Retro Rock and Rockabilly tunes - with light guitar riffs. Use it on Boot Scoot'n Boogie. Works for: C&W, POP, ROCK & CCM 11
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Country Waltz / #cnwaltz.sty Y'all asked for more C&W. A classic country waltz with acoustic and slide steel guitars. Use it for Four Walls, Could I Have This Dance For The Rest Of My Life and many others. Works for: C&W & CCM 10
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Cumbia / #cumbia.sty For years I have gotten requests for this traditional Latin American folk dance, here it is. Works for: LATIN 10
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Danny's Song / #dannysg.sty (EXPANDED *) A gentle, finger picked, C&W, folk rock ballad style that reminds me of the Loggins & Messina classic Danny's Songand "folk" songs like Blowin' In The Wind. Plus it's EXPANDED to fit 8 chords per bar. Works for: Folk ROCK, C&W, RockBALLADS, GOSPEL & CCM 6 :-(
Desperado / #despera.sty A rock and C&W ballad style reminiscent of the Eagles hit Desperado that can be used on other ballads too. This style is very versatile. Works for: ROCK, C&W & CCM 6
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Dion / #Dion__1.sty (Rock Shuffle) Basic Rock Shuffle in the style or R&R Hall of Fame resident and 21 time Top40 hitmaker Dion DiMucci. 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. Works for: ROCK, R&B, POP, C&W & CCM 15
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Disco Miami X / #DiscoMX.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Part of the Korg PA 80 collection. There was a time when Miami was one of the Disco centers of the USA. This classic disco style can be combined with #DiscoMY.sty to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song. -- (Available with a free, fancy intro/ending disk if you buy Disk #18). Works for: DISCO & DANCE 18
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Disco Miami Y / #DiscoMY.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Part of the Korg PA 80 collection. There was a time when Miami was one of the Disco centers of the USA. This classic disco style can be combined with #DiscoMX.sty to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song. -- (Available with a free, fancy intro/ending disk if you buy Disk #18). Works for: DISCO & DANCE 18
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Dixie / #dixie.sty A big band Dixieland style with Tuba, Trumpet, Clarinet, Trombone and drums. Good for Sweet Georgia Brown and other Dixieland songs. Works for: DIXIELAND JAZZ 3 :-(
Dixieland 3 / #dixlnd3.sty The first of 3 Dixieland styles based on the famous i3 arranger (Dixieland 3, Dixieland 5 and Dixieland 6). Great for traditional Dixieland plus some Satchmo and other New Orleans tunes. Works for: DIXIELAND JAZZ 5
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Dixieland 5 / #dixlnd5.sty The second of 3 Dixieland styles based on the famous i3 arranger (Dixieland 3, Dixieland 5 and Dixieland 6). Great for traditional Dixieland plus some Satchmo and other New Orleans tunes. Works for: DIXIELAND JAZZ 5 :-(
Dixieland 6 / #dixlnd6.sty The third of 3 Dixieland styles based on the famous i3 arranger (Dixieland 3, Dixieland 5 and Dixieland 6). Great for traditional Dixieland plus some Satchmo and other New Orleans tunes. Works for: DIXIELAND JAZZ 5 :-(
Don't Be Cruel /
#dont-bc.sty
A rock-a-billy style that reminds me of Don't Be Cruel. What more can I say? (Elvis lives!) Works for: ROCK, C&W & CCM 6 :-(
Drifters Chalypso / #drifter.sty (Rhumba Rock/R&B) A rhumba rock reminiscent of the Drifters. Great for Up On The Roof, This Magic Moment, etc. Works for: ROCK, R&B, POP, LatinROCK, GOSPEL, newC&W & CCM 3
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Eagles 1 / #eagls1e.sty (EXPANDED *) 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 - 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! Works for: ROCK, POP, C&W, and CCM 17
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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! Works for: POP, ROCK & CCM 15
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Elvira / #elvira.sty Originally a gospel and R&B rhythm. The Coasters immortalized it with Searchin', The Oak Ridge Boys revived it with Elvira, and I like it. Works for: ROCK, C&W, R&B, GOSPEL & CCM 6 :-(
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 -- Elvis has not yet left the building. Works for: POP, ROCK & C&W 15
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Estefan (Gloria) / #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. Works for: POP & LatinPOP 15
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Everly Brothers 1 / #Everly1.sty On disk 15 (Super Styles of the SuperStars), 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. Works for: C&W, POP & ROCK 15
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Expanded 16 beat 1 / #ex16bt1.sty (EXPANDED *) If you have more than four chords per bar, or one pushed and another on the same beat, EXPAND the song and use this style. Works for: JAZZ, R&B, POP, SmoothJAZZ, GOSPEL & CCM 9
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Expanded 16 beat 2 / #ex16bt2.sty (EXPANDED *) More open than #ex16bt1.sty. If you have more than four chords per bar, or one pushed and another on the same beat, EXPAND the song and use this one. Works for: JAZZ, R&B, POP, SmoothJAZZ, GOSPEL & CCM 9 :-(
Expanded 16 beat 3 / #ex16bt3.sty (EXPANDED *) 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. It's EXPANDED so you can put up to 8 chords per bar or a chord both on the upbeat and the following beat! Works for: R&B, SmoothJAZZ, FUSION, ROCK, POP, JAZZ, & CCM 17
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Expanded 8 Beat 1 / #ex_8bt1.sty (EXPANDED *) 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. Try it on Private Eyes (Hall and Oates). Works for: POP, ROCK, COUNTRY & CCM 12 :-(
Expanded Ballad 1 / #ex_bld1.sty (EXPANDED *) 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. Try it on Hard To Say I'm Sorry (Chicago). Works for: POP, ROCK, COUNTRY & CCM 12
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Expanded Jazz Funk 1 / #exjfnk1.sty (EXPANDED *) A nice Jazz funk style with Pizzicato Bass (change to acoustic if you have a lame sound card). If you have more than four chords per bar, or one pushed and another on the same beat, EXPAND the song and use this funk style. Works for: SmoothJAZZ, R&B, POP, JAZZ & CCM 9
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Expanded Jazz Funk 2 / #exjfnk2.sty (EXPANDED *) Another nice Jazz funk style with Pizzicato Bass. If you have more than four chords per bar, or one pushed and another on the same beat, EXPAND the song and use this funky style. Works for: SmoothJAZZ, R&B, POP, JAZZ & CCM 9 :-(
Expanded Rock 1 / #ex_rok1.sty (EXPANDED *) The solution to a common problem. When you have more than 4 chords to a bar--or when one chord that needs to be just before the beat and another needs to be on the following beat - use an EXPANDED style and you can now put up to 8 chords in a 4/4 measure! Works for: ROCK, POP & CCM 8
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Family (We Are) / #family_.sty Patterned after Sister's Sledge "We Are Family" which is part Disco and part Rock style. Of course the demo song is We Are Family (Sister Sledge). Works for: DISCO, DANCE, SmoothJAZZ, DanceROCK & CCM 13
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Fast Bossa 1X / #fbosa1x.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) A fast Bossa Nova style, almost as fast as a Jazz Samba. Part X, can be combined with #fbosa1y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Works for: JAZZ, Latin JAZZ & POP 16
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Fast Bossa 1Y / #fbosa1y.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) A fast Bossa Nova style, almost as fast as a Jazz Samba. Part Y, can be combined with #fbosa1x.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Works for: JAZZ, Latin JAZZ & POP 16
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Fast two beat / #fast2bt.sty For those very fast two beat songs like Bye Bye Blues, Everything's Coming Up Roses, I'm Just Wild About Harry, and others. Works for: POP, JAZZ & BROADWAY 8 :-(
Fast two beat 2 / #fas2bt2.sty A simple 2 beat with almost no personality making it perfect for the fastest Jazz, Pop and C&W tunes. Works for: JAZZ, POP & C&W 11 :-(
Fatback 1 / #fatbak1.sty
(60's Rock/R&B)
A 1960's pre-funk James Brown inspired Rock and Roll/R&B musicians' favorite. Works for: ROCK, R&B, POP & GOSPEL 2
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Fatback 2 / #fatbak2.sty Another great fatback -- this one has a 2-beat gospel "B" section like Rufus Thomas' Walking the Dog. Works for: ROCK, R&B, GOSPEL & POP 2 :-(
Fatback 3 / #fatbk3e.sty (EXPANDED *) 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. 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! Works for: ClassicROCK, R&B, POP, and CCM 17
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Fatback Groove X / #FBGruvX.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Part of the Korg PA 80 collection. Korg called it 8 Beat Groove but they're definitely 16 beat and almost fatback styles so I renamed it. Can be used with #FBGruvY.sty to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song. -- (Available with a free, fancy intro/ending disk if you buy Disk #18). Works for: ROCK, R&B & POP 18
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Fatback Groove Y / #FBGruvY.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Part of the Korg PA 80 collection. Korg called it 8 Beat Groove but they're definitely 16 beat and almost fatback styles so I renamed it. Can be used with #FBGruv.sty to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song. -- (Available with a free, fancy intro/ending disk if you buy Disk #18). Works for: ROCK, R&B & POP 18
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Fleetwood Mac 1 / #F_Mac_1.sty Fleetwood Mac scored 18 Top40 hits, are in the Hall of Fame, and are still going strong. Here's Fleetwood Mac "Dreams" style for your pleasure. Works for: ROCK, C&W & CCM 15
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Folk Ballad 1 / #folk_b1.sty A folk, folk-rock and/or C&W finger picked ballad style. Good for Dust In The Wind, I've Got A Name, Don't Think Twice, etc. Works for: FOLK, ROCK, POP, C&W & CCM 11
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Folk Rock Ballad 1 / #f-rk-b1.sty Folk Rock was big in the 1960s and has reappeared in the 21st century as "Alternative". Whatever you call it, it sounds good. Works for: FOLK, ROCK, POP, C&W & CCM 11 :-(
Folsom Prison Blues / #folsom.sty
(Johnny Cash)
The legendary Johnny Cash made this 2-beat rhythm famous. The style name says it all. Works for: C&W, Country ROCK & CCM 6
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Fox Trot / #foxtrot.sty This swing era, small group style works well for traditional to contemporary jazz. With 2 beat bass on the A and walking bass on the B substyles. Works for: JAZZ & POP 2 :-(
Funk 1 / #funk__1.sty A versatile "16 beat" funk style that is equally at home in soul, jazz, fusion, or rock tunes. Works for: R&B, ROCK, POP, DANCE, GOSPEL, smooth JAZZ & CCM 2 :-(
Funk 2 / #funk__2.sty Busier than Funk__1.sty but also a very versatile 16 Beat. Works for: R&B, ROCK, POP, DANCE, GOSPEL, smoothJAZZ & CCM 2
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Funk 3 X / #funk_3x.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) By request, a 21st Century 16beat Funk style. Part X, can be combined with #funk_3y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Works for: JAZZ, R&B, POP & CCM 16
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Funk 3 Y / #funk_3y.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) By request, a 21st Century 16beat Funk style. Part Y, can be combined with #funk_3x.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Works for: JAZZ, R&B, POP & CCM 16
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Funk HipHop 1X / #fnkhp1x.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) A funky, jazzy, hiphop style like those heard daily on smooth jazz radio stations. Part X, can be combined with #fnkhp1y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Works for: JAZZ, R&B & CCM 16
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Funk HipHop 1Y / #fnkhp1y.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) A funky, jazzy, hiphop style like those heard daily on smooth jazz radio stations. Part Y, can be combined with #fnkhp1x.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Works for: JAZZ, R&B & CCM 16
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Fusion 1 / #fusn_1e.sty (EXPANDED *) A smooth jazz/fusion style similar to the classic group Weather Report and updated for the 21st century. It's EXPANDED so you can put up to 8 chords per bar or a chord both on the upbeat and the following beat! Works for: JAZZ, ROCK & FUSION 17
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Fusion 3 / #fusion3.sty
(Latin Funky)
First of three Fusion styles based on the famous i3 arranger (Fusion 3, Fusion 5 and Fusion 6). Funky with a Latin influence. Works for: FUSION, JAZZ & LatinJAZZ 5
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Fusion 5 / #fusion5.sty
(Latin Funky)
Second of three Fusion styles based on the famous i3 arranger (Fusion 3, Fusion 5 and Fusion 6). Funky with a Latin influence. Works for: FUSION, JAZZ & LatinJAZZ 5 :-(
Fusion 6 / #fusion6.sty
(Latin Funky)
Third of three Fusion styles based on the famous i3 arranger (Fusion 3, Fusion 5 and Fusion 6). Works for: FUSION, JAZZ & LatinJAZZ 5 :-(
Fusion 7 / #fusion7.sty An 80's - 90's, cool, 12/8 fusion style. I really don't know how to describe it, so just listen to the demo file. Works for: JAZZ, smoothJAZZ, FUSION & jazzyPOP 7
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Fusion 8 / #fusion8.sty (6/8 EXPANDED *) Another fusion style for the jazz players. It is written in 3/4 but feels like 6/8, has some polyrhythms and it cooks. Works for: JAZZ, SmoothJAZZ, FUSION & JazzROCK 8 :-(
Fusion 9 / #fusion9.sty (16 Beat & Funky) A driving, funky, fusion style. It's a 16 beat and is equally at home on Smooth Jazz, R&B or Progressive Rock radio stations. Works for: FUSION, SmoothJAZZ, JazzROCK & R&B 9 :-(
Georgia Satellites / #ga-sat.sty
(Southern Rock)
This rhythm has had so many incarnations on the rock and C&W charts it was hard to decide just what to name it. Sounds like Keep Your Hands To Yourself and other Southern Rock tunes. Works for: C&W, Southern ROCK & CCM 6
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Good Hearted Woman / #g-heart.sty An up two beat that will work for Good Hearted Woman, Bad Moon Rising, On The Road Again, and other C&W and cross over tunes. Works for: C&W, Country ROCK & CCM 6 :-(
Gospel 1 / #gospel1.sty A very versatile style based on Paul Simon's Love Me Like A Rock that will work for many different genres of music. Works for: GOSPEL, ROCK, POP, C&W, FOLK & CCM 3
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Gospel 2 / #gospel2.sty No kicks, and more versatile than the #gospel1.sty (on disk 3) this one is great for country, R&B and rock, too. It sounds a little like Billy Joel's, River of Dreams. Works for: GOSPEL, POP, ROCK, C&W & CCM 7
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Gospel 3 / #gospel3.sty I seem to always get gospel music requests. This African-American gospel style has a swinging "A" section and an up beat, double time, 2 beat "B" section. Works for: GOSPEL, R&B, POP, C&W & CCM 10
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Gospel 4 / #gospel4.sty A Gospel style with a funky, almost fatback A section & a swinging up-beat, two-beat B style. Works for: GOSPEL, R&B & ROCK 13
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Gospel Blues 1 / #gosblu1.sty (6/8 EXPANDED *) This 6/8 (EXPANDED in 3/4) style has been used in so many different kinds of music, I didn't really know what to call it. Although it's found in Rock, Blues, Country and other genres, it's roots are in the African American church, so I settled on Gospel/Blues. Works wonderfully for With A Little Help From My Friends (Joe Cocker Version). Works for: GOSPEL, ROCK, R&B, modernCOUNTRY & CCM 13
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Gospel Blues 2 / #gosblu2.sty Another out of the church, through the blues to end up in Rock and Country music style. This rocking, swinging Gospel/Rock is at home with Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Mean Woman Blues, and too many more to mention. Works for: GOSPEL, ROCK, R&B, COUNTRY, ROCK-a-BILLY, CCM 13 :-(
Gospel Rock 1 / #gosrok1.sty An extremely versatile Gospel Rock style for both ballad and up-tempo tunes. I used All For Love (from The Three Musketeers) as the demo song. Works for: GOSPEL, ROCK, R&B, COUNTRY, POP & CCM 13
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Guitar Boogie Shuffle / #gboogie.sty A classic rock-a-billy style from the 50's that is still heard today. Good for classic rock and both old and new C&W boogie woogie songs. Works for: C&W, ROCK-a-billy & CCM 6 :-(

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Half 8 Half 16 Beat X / #HalfBtX.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Part of the Korg PA 80 collection. Korg called them Half Beat and it took me a while to figure out why. The 4 substyles gradually go from an 8 beat to a 16 beat, so it is halfway between the two. These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song. Available with free, fancy intro/ending MIDI files if you buy Style Disk 18) 18
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Half 8 Half 16 Beat Y / #HalfBtY.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Part of the Korg PA 80 collection. Korg called them Half Beat and it took me a while to figure out why. The 4 substyles gradually go from an 8 beat to a 16 beat, so it is halfway between the two. These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song. Available with free, fancy intro/ending MIDI files if you buy Style Disk 18) 18
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Half Time Rock 3 / #hlftim3.sty (EXPANDED *) The first of three EXPANDED hard rock styles influenced by the famous Korg i3 arranger (Half Time Rock 3, 5 and 6). Good for Crocodile Rock, Gonna Make You Sweat, and more. Works for: ROCK, CCM 4
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Half Time Rock 5 / #hlftim5.sty (EXPANDED *) The second of three EXPANDED hard rock styles influenced by the famous i3 arranger (Half Time Rock 3, 5 and 6). Good for I Love Rock and Roll, many Zep tunes and more. Works for: ROCK, CCM 4 :-(
Half Time Rock 6 / #hlftim6.sty (EXPANDED *) The third of three EXPANDED hard rock styles influenced by the famous i3 arranger (Half Time Rock 3, 5 and 6). Works for: ROCK, CCM 4 :-(
Hard Rock / #hardrok.sty
(12/8 shuffle)
A hard rock, 12/8 shuffle like the songs, Some Kind Of Wonderful, It's Still Rock And Roll To Me and more. Works for: ROCK, R&B & CCM 3
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Hard Rock 2 / #hardrk2.sty A "straight eighth" hard rock style for songs like Back In The USA. Works for: ROCK, R&B, ModernC&W & CCM 3 :-(
Hard Rock 3 / #h_rock3.sty First of 3 Hard Rock styles inspired by the famous Korg i3 arranger (Hard Rock 3, Hard Rock 5 and Hard Rock 6), versatile enough for 70s-00s hard rock, hard country and metal. Good for Baker Street, I Want To Hold Your Hand, Simply Irresistible, etc. Works for: ROCK, HardC&W, METAL 4
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Hard Rock 4 / #h_rok4e.sty (EXPANDED *) A straight-eight hard rock style with some syncopation suitable for many hard rock tunes. It's EXPANDED so you can put up to 8 chords per bar or a chord both on the upbeat and the following beat! Works for: ROCK, POP, C&W & CCM 18
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Hard Rock 5 / #h_rock5.sty econd of 3 Hard Rock styles inspired by the famous Korg i3 arranger (Hard Rock 3, 5 and 6), versatile enough for 70s-00s hard rock, hard country and metal. Good for Blaze of Glory, Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now, She Works Hard for the Money, etc. Works for: ROCK, HardC&W, METAL 4 :-(
Hard Rock 6 / #h_rock6.sty Third of 3 Hard Rock styles inspired by the famous Korg i3 arranger (Hard Rock 3, Hard Rock 5 and Hard Rock 6), versatile enough for 70s-00s hard rock, hard country and metal. Good for The Sunshine of Your Love, White Room, With Every Beat of My Heart, etc. Works for: ROCK, HardC&W, METAL 4 :-(
Heavy Rock / #hevyrok.sty (EXPANDED *) Similar to PG's style of the same name but EXPANDED, with more drive & with better sounding instruments (because they are played at higher MIDI velocities). 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! Works for: ROCK, POP & CCM 17
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Hip Hop 1 / #hiphop1.sty For years both dance & jazz players have asked me to write hip hop styles. Due to the quantization of the previous versions of BIAB, they always sounded too stiff. Now, with the live drum feature, I can finally release Hip Hop styles that groove! Works for: DANCE, SmoothJAZZ, POP & CCM 8
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Hip Hop 2 / #hiphop2.sty Another Hip Hop style that grooves! Use it on everything from Paula Abdul, Bobby Brown, Janet Jackson, SWV and Spice Girl tunes to contemporary jazz tunes! Works for: DANCE, SmoothJAZZ, POP & CCM 8
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Hip Hop 3 / #hiphop3.sty (EXPANDED *) you asked for more Hip Hop rhythms. This one is a light Hip Hop and is EXPANDED so you can get up to 8 chords in a 4/4 music measure. Works for: DANCE, R&B, SmoothJAZZ & CCM 10
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Hora / #hora.sty An ethnic hora style perfect for Hava Nagila, Tzena Tzena Tzena, Aveinu Sholom and many others. Works for: ETHNIC 8 :-(
House 1 / #house_1.sty An 80's - 90's - 00's dance rhythm perfect for some Janet Jackson, Luther Vandross, Madonna, Paula Abdul and other dance artist's tunes. Works for: DANCE, POP, SmoothJAZZ & CCM 8
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House 2 / #house_2.sty Another house beat, a little busier than House 1 and also perfect for those 80's - 90's - 00's dance house tunes. Works for: DANCE, POP, SmoothJAZZ & CCM 8 :-(
House 3 / #house_3.sty A 90s 00s house style inspired by a sample looping disk I heard attributed to a guy named Skippy. Works for: DANCE, POP, TECHNO & CCM 11
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House 4 / #house_4.sty Another 90s 00s house style inspired by a sample looping disk I heard attributed to a guy named Skippy (See house 3). Works for: DANCE, POP, TECHNO & CCM 11 :-(
Iko Iko / #iko_iko.sty
(New Orleans R&B)
You asked for more New Orleans music. This one was inspired by the song Iko Iko. Works for: DANCE, R&B & JAZZ 10
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Jazz Ballad / #jazbal1.sty A slow, swing, jazz ballad style thats good for jazz and pop ballads like When Sunny Gets Blue, Stormy Weather, What Are You Doing For The Rest Of Your Life, Misty, etc. Works for: JAZZ & POP 2 :-(
Jazz Ballad 2X / #jazbl2x.sty
(Slow)
(Mix&Match Mega **) A style written for those extremely slow to moderately slow jazz ballads like Mood Indigo. Part X, can be combined with #jzbal2y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Works for: JAZZ & POP 16
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Jazz Ballad 2Y / #jazbl2y.sty
(Slow)
(Mix&Match Mega **) A style written for those extremely slow to moderately slow jazz ballads like Mood Indigo. Part Y, can be combined with #jzbal2x.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Works for: JAZZ & POP 16
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Jazz Cha Cha 1 / #jazcha1.sty One of my favorite styles! Inspired a Jorge Dalto version of Killer Joe. This one is so versatile even my country music friend likes it. Works for: JAZZ, LatinJAZZ, smooth JAZZ, POP, ROCK & ModernC&W 3
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Jazz Cha Cha 2 / #jazcha2.sty After Jazz Cha Cha 1 I got many requests to write another contemporary Jazz Cha Cha -- so here it is. Works for: JAZZ, LATIN, LatinJAZZ, POP & CCM 11 :-(
Jazz Cha Cha 3 / #jazcha3.sty (EXPANDED *) 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. It's EXPANDED so you can put up to 8 chords per bar or a chord both on the upbeat and the following beat! Works for: JAZZ, POP, ROCK & LATIN 17
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Jazz HipHop 1 / #jz_hop1.sty
(Smooth Jazz / R&B)
(EXPANDED *) Smooth Jazz radio special. A light EXPANDED hip hop done by Dave Koz, Tom Scott, Boney James, etc. - Plus you can fit 8 chords per bar of music! Works for: SmoothJAZZ, R&B, DANCE, POP & CCM 9
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Jazz HipHop 2 / #jz_hop2.sty
(Smooth Jazz / R&B)
(EXPANDED *) Another EXPANDED Smooth Jazz Special. Use it on just about anything you want to hip hop jazz up. Because it's EXPANDED, you can fit 8 chords in each and every bar of music. Works for: SmoothJAZZ, R&B, DANCE, POP & CCM 9 :-(
Jazz HipHop 3 / #jz_hop3.sty
(Smooth Jazz / R&B)
(EXPANDED *) You can't turn on Smooth Jazz radio without hearing something like this Smooth Hip Hop. This one is also EXPANDED so you can get 8 chords in one 4/4 measure. Works for: JAZZ, R&B, DANCE, POP & CCM 10 :-(
Jazz Hiphop 4 / #jz_hop4.sty
(Smooth Jazz / R&B)
Although Hip Hop started in urban and rap music, it has become a staple in Smooth Jazz. This Light Hip Hop style is great for almost anything you want to turn into smooth jazz. Works for: SmoothJAZZ, R&B & POP 13
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Jazz HipHop 5 X / #jz_hp5x.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) A silky Smooth Jazz or light R&B HipHop. Part X, can be combined with #jz_hp5y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Works for: JAZZ, R&B, DANCE & POP 14
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Jazz HipHop 5 Y / #jz_hp5y.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) A silky Smooth Jazz or light R&B HipHop. Part Y, can be combined with #jz_hp5x.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Works for: JAZZ, R&B, DANCE & POP 14
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Jazz HipHop 6 X / #jz_hp6x.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) One of my most frequent jazz requests is for more Jazz HipHop styles. Part X, can be combined with #jz_hp6y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Works for: SmoothJAZZ, JAZZ, FUNK, R&B, POP & CCM 16
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Jazz HipHop 6 Y / #jz_hp6y.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) One of my most frequent jazz requests is for more Jazz HipHop styles. Part Y, can be combined with #jz_hp6x.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Works for: SmoothJAZZ, JAZZ, FUNK, R&B, POP & CCM 16
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Jazz Mambo / #jzmambo.sty Inspired by the Mark Murphy version of You Go To My Head, this is a Jazzy Latin rhythm with a Mambo or Salsa feel. Works for: JAZZ, LATIN & LatinJAZZ 9
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Jazz Mambo 2 X / #jmamb2x.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) A hot Jazzy Mambo (Salsa) style for both Latin, Jazz and Pop music. Part X, can be combined with #jmamb2y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Works for: JAZZ, LATIN, LatinJAZZ & LatinPOP 14
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Jazz Mambo 2 Y / #jmamb2y.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) A hot Jazzy Mambo (Salsa) style for both Latin, Jazz and Pop music. Part Y, can be combined with #jmamb2x.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Works for: JAZZ, LATIN, LatinJAZZ & LatinPOP 14
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Jazz Mambo 3 / #jmamb3e.sty (EXPANDED *) Another frequent request is for more Salsa and Jazz Mambos. This peppy Jazz Salsa style is EXPANDED so you can put up to 8 chords per bar or a chord both on the upbeat UI the following beat! Works for: JAZZ, LATIN & POP 17
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Jazz Rock 1 / #jazrok1.sty
(Fusion)
An excellent 16 beat Jazzy Rock style. This one is difficult to explain. Click the demo link to find out what it sounds like. Works for: JAZZ, FUNK, FUSION, JAZZ ROCK, DISCO/DANCE & CCM 3
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Jazz Rock 2 / #jazrok2.sty A very different but equally as versatile great jazzy, funky 16 beat style. Works for: JAZZ, FUNK, FUSION, JAZZ ROCK, R&B, DISCO/DANCE & CCM 3 :-(
Jazz Rock 3 / #jzrok3e.sty (EXPANDED *) This peppy 16 beat Jazz Rock is a very versatile style. You can play it in Jazz, Rock, R&B, Fusion and other songs. 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! Works for: JAZZ, ROCK, R&B, FUSION, POP & CCM 17
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Jazz Samba / #jasamba.sty A nice, Latin style with a jazzy Samba flavor. Works for: LatinJAZZ, smooth JAZZ, LatinROCK, FUSION & JazzROCK 3
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Jazz Waltz 1 / #j~wltz1.sty azz waltzes are found in Jazz, R&B and Pop/Rock songs, this one features Brushed drum kit. Use it for Waltz for Debbie, Always and Forever, Wives and Lovers, etc. Works for: JAZZ, R&B & POP 9
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Jazz Waltz 2 / #j~wltz2.sty Another Jazz/Pop waltz. Works for: JAZZ, R&B & POP 9 :-(
Jazz Waltz 3 / #j~wltz3.sty Another entirely different Jazz/Pop waltz because you can't have too many. This one has some nice syncopations in the bass line and strings in the B. Featuring Pizzicato Bass (change it to acoustic if you have a lame sound card). Works for: JAZZ, R&B & POP 9 :-(
Jazz Waltz 4 / #j~wltz4.sty Yet another, entirely different Jazz Waltz. Works for: JAZZ, R&B & POP 9
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Joe Cocker / #JCocker.sty Joe Cocker had 10 Top40 hits spanning 30 years, & 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. Works for: ROCK, POP, CCM & GOSPEL 15
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Jump Blues / #jumpblu.sty Great Louis Jordan, Louis Prima, Cherry Picking Daddies, etc. Jump Blues swint. Works for: ROCK, JAZZ, ROCK-A-BILLY, GOSPEL, C&Wboogie, newSWING & CCM 7 :-(
Jump (Pointer Sisters) / #jump_ps.sty Inspired (but not quite like) the Pointer Sisters hit song Jump (For My Love). Works for: POP, DANCE, ROCK & CCM 13 :-(
Kaempfert 1 / #kmpfrt1.sty A gentle, big band, "society swing" in the style of Bert Kaempfert for songs like Wonderland by Night, Days of Wine and Roses, etc. Works for: JAZZ & POP 11
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Kaempfert 2 / #kmpfrt2.sty A little livelier than Kaempfert 1 but still "society music". Use it on Danke Schoen, April In Paris, etc. Works for: JAZZ & POP 11 :-(
Kansas City Shuffle / #kc_shuf.sty A nice Rock'n'Roll, R&B, C&W shuffle, similar to Wilbert Harrison's version of Kansas City. Works for: R&B, ROCK, C&W & CCM 10
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k.d.lang / #kd_lang.sty Kathryn Dawn Lang is the only superstar on disk 15 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. Works for: C&W, POP, ROCK & CCM 15
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Key Largo / #k_largo.sty An 8-beat ballad style inspired by the Bertie Higgins song of the same name. Good for Jimmy Buffett and other "Tropical Rock" songs too. Works for: POP, ROCK, R&B, C&W & CCM 3 :-(
Key West / #keywest.sty
(Jimmy Buffett)
A Jimmy Buffett-ish Calypso-Rock winner. Tropical pop music at its finest. Use it on Margaritaville, Changes in Latitudes Changes in Attitudes etc. Works for: LightROCK, CARIBBEAN, POP & CCM 3
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Key West 2 / #keywes2.sty
(Jimmy Buffett)
Another Caribbean tinged Tropical Rock rhythm in the style of Jimmy Buffett. This one a little more mellow than Key West #1. Good for Havana Daydreaming, A Pirate Looks at 40 etc. Works for: ROCK, LatinROCK, POP ModernC&W & CCM 11 :-(
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, Lola. Works for: POP & ROCK 15
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Latin Disco / #l_disc0.sty
(Ricky Martin)
21st century Latin Disco -- Like Ricky Martin's hit, The Cup Of Life. Works for: DANCE, LATIN, POP & CCM 10 :-(
Latin Jazz 1 / #latjaz1.sty Latin Jazz style with a Jazz Samba A section and a Jazz Salsa B section for Chick Corea and other Latin Jazz artist grooves. Works for: LATIN & JAZZ 13
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Latin Jazz 2X / #latjz2x.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) A Latin Jazz style based on but more generic than a pure Mambo or Salsa. Part X, can be combined with #latjz2y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Works for: LATIN JAZZ, POP & CCM 16
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Latin Jazz 2Y / #latjz2y.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) A Latin Jazz style based on but more generic than a pure Mambo or Salsa. Part Y, can be combined with #latjz2x.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Works for: LATIN JAZZ, POP & CCM 16
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Latin Pop 1 / #ltnpop1.sty A contemporary Latin pop style for Miami Sound machine and other contemporary Latin Pop artists' songs like The Rhythm Is Gonna Get You. Works for: LatinPOP & DANCE 8
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Latin Pop 2 / #ltnpop2.sty Another contemporary Latin pop style. Works for Miami Sound machine and other contemporary Latin Pop artists. Works for: LatinPOP & DANCE 8 :-(
Latin Pop 3 X / #L_pop3x.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) A nice, very versatile Latin Pop style that is somewhere between Latin Cha Cha and Rock. Part X, Can be combined with #L_pop3y.STY for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Works for: LATIN, LatinROCK & POP 14
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Latin Pop 3 Y / #L_pop3y.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) A nice, very versatile Latin Pop style that is somewhere between Latin Cha Cha and Rock. Part Y, Can be combined with #L_pop3x.STY for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Works for: LATIN, LatinROCK & POP 14
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Layback / #layback.sty A laid back swing style with nothing but Jazz Guitar and Light Jazz Drums on the "A" and they are joined by Acoustic Piano and Acoustic Bass on the "B". Use it when you are feeling cool and mellow. Works for: JAZZ, R&B & POP 9 :-(
(Country)
Licks 1 / #licks1.sty
All three styles called "Licks" have guitar `fill in licks' that play at the end of each four bar phrase. The licks are designed to be compatible with the BIAB soloist. Works for: C&W, Southern ROCK & CCM 6
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(Country)
Licks 2 / #licks2.sty
All three styles called "Licks" have guitar `fill in licks' that play at the end of each four bar phrase. The licks are designed to be compatible with the BIAB soloist. Try it on Kansas City and others. Works for: C&W, RetroROCK & CCM 6 :-(
(Country)
Licks 3 / #licks3.sty
All three styles called "Licks" have guitar `fill in licks' that play at the end of each four bar phrase. The licks are designed to be compatible with the BIAB soloist. This one is a retro-2-Beat. Works for: C&W, Country ROCK, GOSPEL & CCM 6
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Light 2 beat / #lite2bt.sty A light 2 beat swing for jazz, rock and country tunes. Perfect for many tunes from Lester Lannin to Niel Diamond to Willie Nelson. Works for: GOSPEL, POP, JAZZ & NewC&W 8 :-(
Light 8 beat / #lite8bt.sty A light straight 8 beat style for rock, pop and country tunes and does both ballads and moderate tempo tunes. Works for: ROCK, POP, C&W & CCM 8 :-(
Listen to the Music / #listen2.sty Reminds me of the Doobie Brothers hit Listen To The Music. Works for: ROCK, Southern ROCK, modern C&W, GOSPEL & CCM 6
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Light Rock 1 / #litrok1.sty Light rock styles are so-o-o-o versatile. This one has a laid back A section and a peppy B section. Among the thousands of songs this will work on, We Got The Beat (Go-Gos) is one of them. Works for: ROCK, POP, COUNTRY & CCM 13 :-(
Light Rock 2 X / #LitRk2X.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Part of the Korg PA 80 collection. Korg called these basic, Light Rock styles Light Rock 1, but I already had a style with that name so I re-numbered them. This is another pair of workhorse styles that you will find a thousand uses for. These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song. Available with free, fancy intro/ending MIDI files if you buy Style Disk 18) 18
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Light Rock 2 Y / #LitRk2Y.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Part of the Korg PA 80 collection. Korg called these basic, Light Rock styles Light Rock 1, but I already had a style with that name so I re-numbered them. This is another pair of workhorse styles that you will find a thousand uses for. These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song. Available with free, fancy intro/ending MIDI files if you buy Style Disk 18) 18
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Lite Rock 3 / #litrok3.sty The first of 3 very versatile Light Rock styles based on the famous i3 arranger (Light rock 3, 5 and 6). Good for songs like As Tears Go By, California Dreamin', Downtown Train, Father Figure, Islands in the Stream, My Sweet Lord, etc. Works for: ROCK, POP, C&W & CCM 4
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Light Rock 4 X / #LitRk4X.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Part of the Korg PA 80 collection. Korg called these basic, Light Rock styles Light Rock 2, but I already had a style with that name so I re-numbered them. This is another pair of workhorse styles that you will find a thousand uses for. These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song. Available with free, fancy intro/ending MIDI files if you buy Style Disk 18) 18
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Light Rock 4 Y / #LitRk4Y.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Part of the Korg PA 80 collection. Korg called these basic, Light Rock styles Light Rock 2, but I already had a style with that name so I re-numbered them. This is another pair of workhorse styles that you will find a thousand uses for. These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song. Available with free, fancy intro/ending MIDI files if you buy Style Disk 18) 18
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Lite Rock 5 / #litrok5.sty The second of 3 very versatile Light Rock styles based on the famous i3 arranger (Light rock 3, 5 and 6). Good for songs like Real Real Real, Right Here Right Now, You Got It, Day Tripper, Good Lovin', A Hard Day's Night, etc. Works for: ROCK, POP, C&W & CCM 4 :-(
Lite Rock 6 / #litrok6.sty The third of 3 very versatile Light Rock styles based on the famous i3 arranger (Light rock 3, 5 and 6). Good for songs like Cherry Cherry, Do You Want To Dance, I Only Want To Be With You, Got My Mind Set On You, etc. Works for: ROCK, POP, C&W & CCM 4 :-(
Long Cool Woman
(In A Black Dress) / #l_c_wmn.sty
A rock style that is similar to the Hollies hit, Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress). Works for: ROCK, COUNTRY & CCM 13
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Long Train Running / #longtrn.sty Another style reminiscent of the Doobie Brothers. This one sounds a lot like Long Train Running. Works for: ROCK, Southern ROCK, modern C&W, GOSPEL & CCM 6
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Louie Louie / #louie-l.sty The ultimate Baby Boomer party song, Louie Louie gave birth to this style. It has been recycled again and again and here it is "OK Let's give to 'em, right now!". Louie Louie, Hang on Sloopy, etc. Works for: ROCK & C&W 6 :-(
Love 8 Beat X / #Luv8BtX.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Here are a pair of styles you have heard in literally thousands of pop, rock, and new country love songs. These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song. Available with free, fancy intro/ending MIDI files if you buy Style Disk 18) 18
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Love 8 Beat Y / #Luv8BtY.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Here are a pair of styles you have heard in literally thousands of pop, rock, and new country love songs. These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song. Available with free, fancy intro/ending MIDI files if you buy Style Disk 18) 18
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Lucille / #lucille.sty
(C&W Waltz)
Kenny Rogers, (the cross-over king) had a big hit with the waltz Lucille. This style is great for You Picked A Fine Time To Leave Me Lucille, El Paso, etc. Works for: C&W, Crossover ROCK, Southern ROCK & CCM 6
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Mambo Swing 1 / #mambsw1.sty A contemporary latin swing style for songs like those from Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Big Bad Voodoo Daddies, and also some Louis Prima tunes. Works for: POP, LatinJAZZ & SmoothJAZZ 8 :-(
Mambo Swing 2 / #mambsw2.sty Another contemporary latin swing style for songs like those from Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Big Bad Voodoo Daddies, and also some Louis Prima tunes. Works for: POP, LatinJAZZ & SmoothJAZZ 8
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(Hello)
Mary Lou / #maryLou.sty
Remember Rick Nelson's Hello Mary Lou? She had such a nice 2beat that the style is still played and it doesn't sound dated. Works for: C&W, Retro ROCK & Southern ROCK 6 :-(
Medium Rock 1 / #medrok1.sty (EXPANDED *) People have been asking for moderate to moderately mellow rock styles for a while now. This medium rock style will fit that niche, 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! Works for: POP, ROCK, C&W & CCM 17
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Memphis / #memphis.sty
(BB King)
R&B, Rock, Fusion, with a little C&W mixed in - a little like B.B. King's The Thrill Is Gone. Works for: R&B, ROCK, POP & CCM 3 :-(
Merengue / #merengu.sty
(Traditional)
(EXPANDED *) Authentic traditional merengue, (within the limits of the Band-in-a-Box stylemaker's drum kit). Use it for traditional tunes like Compadre Pedro Juan...Baila! Works for: LATIN & LATIN POP 2 :-(
Merengue 2 / #mereng2.sty
(Contemporary)
A modern Afro/Cuban, Afro/Puerto Rican Merengue style. Works for: LATIN 10
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Mid Shuffle Rock 3 / #mdshuf3.sty
(Retro-rock shuffle)
First of 3 rock shuffles based on the famous i3 arranger (Mid Shuffle Rock 3, 5 & 6). Use this one for songs like Beyond The Sea, Cradle Of Love, Don't Be Cruel, Happy Together, Rip It Up, etc. Works for: ROCK, C&W, CCM 4 :-(
Mid Shuffle Rock 5 / #mdshuf5.sty
(Retro-rock shuffle)
Second of 3 rock shuffles based on the famous i3 arranger (Mid Shuffle Rock 3, 5 & 6). Try it on songs like Mountain of Love, I Need Your Love Tonight, etc. Works for: ROCK, C&W & CCM 4 :-(
Mid Shuffle Rock 6 / #mdshuf6.sty
(Retro-rock shuffle)
Third of 3 rock shuffles based on the famous I arranger (Mid Shuffle Rock 3, 5 & 6). Use it on songs like Chantilly Lace, Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go, etc. Works for: ROCK, C&W & CCM 4 :-(
Motown 1 / #motown1.sty The first in a pair of Motown styles. Although this style can definitely stand on its own, you can also save as a MIDI, mix with the brass of #motown2.sty. Works for: POP, ROCK, R&B & CCM 3
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Motown 2 / #motown2.sty The second half of the pair. Either of these motown styles can stand on their own, and they are only one of the many styles made famous by Motown. Works for: POP, ROCK, R&B & CCM 3 :-(
Motown 3 X / #motwn3x.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Classic Motown "Funk Bros." modified Fatback style. Part X, can be combined with #motwn3y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Works for: ROCK, POP, R&B & CCM 14
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Motown 3 Y / #motwn3y.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Classic Motown "Funk Bros." modified Fatback style. Part Y, can be combined with #motwn3x.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Works for: ROCK, POP, R&B & CCM 14
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I am compelled to write and let you know how much I am enjoying using your BB add on products. The care and musicality of their development has allowed me to take my compositions to new levels. Please continue developing new products!! The world (and hopefully your wallet) will thank you. Sincerely, Peter B. Bergman Production Manager Catsong Studio

      
                         

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New Age 1 / #newage1.sty (EXPANDED *) Inspired by those "Kenny G" tunes. ...Is it jazz? Is it Pop? Who cares, it's fun!!! Works for: JAZZ, smooth JAZZ, POP & CCM 2
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New Age 2 / #newage2.sty (EXPANDED *) Another style inspired by those "Kenny G" tunes. This one has polyrhythms built in. Works for: JAZZ, smooth JAZZ, POP & CCM 2 :-(
New Age 3 / #newage3.sty (6/8 EXPANDED *) An arpeggiated, new age and new jazz style done in a 6/8 tempo. This style is an evolution of the 16 beat new age styles on disk 2. Works for: FUSION, SmoothJAZZ, POP & CCM 7
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New Age 4 / #newage4.sty (EXPANDED *) This 16 beat will also work for soft rock tunes like Sailing by Christopher Cross. Works for: FUSION, SmoothJAZZ, POP, SoftROCK & CCM 7 :-(
Old Rock / #oldrock.sty A retro-rock, rock-a-billy, acoustic-rock favorite. Although this is a "straight eight" rhythm, there are polyrhythms built in making it good for songs like Good Golly Miss Molly, Hotel Coupe DeVille, etc. Works for: retroROCK, R&B, C&W & CCM 3 :-(
Open Rock 1 X / #O_Rok1x.sty
(Classic rock)
(Mix&Match Mega **) A kickin', hard, open rock in the style of the Rolling Stones and other "classic rock" groups. Part X can be combined with #O_Rok1y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Try it on All Right Now, Keep On Rockin' Me Baby, and others. Works for: POP-ROCK-CCM 14
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Open Rock 1 Y / #O_Rok1y.sty
(Classic rock)
(Mix&Match Mega **) A kickin', hard, open rock in the style of the Rolling Stones and other "classic rock" groups. Part Y can be combined with #O_Rok1x.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Try it on All Right Now, Keep On Rockin' Me Baby, and others. Works for: POP-ROCK-CCM 14
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Open Rock 2 / #orock2e.sty
(Classic Rock)
(EXPANDED *) Open Rock styles are the standard of Classic Rock music. I've done 6 other Open Rocks, all with excellent reviews; 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! Works for: ROCK, POP, C&W & CCM 17
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Open Rock 3 / #o_rock3.sty
(Classic rock)
First of 3 Open Rock styles based on the famous i3 arranger reminiscent of The Rolling Stones, Free and other "classic rock" groups (Open Rock 3, 5 and 6). Works for: ROCK, POP, R&B & CCM 4
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Open Rock 5 / #o_rock5.sty
(Classic rock)
Second of 3 Open Rock styles based on the famous i3 arranger reminiscent of The Rolling Stones, Free and other "classic rock" groups (Open Rock 3, 5 and 6). Works for: ROCK, POP, R&B & CCM 4
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Open Rock 6 / #o_rock6.sty
(Classic rock)
Third of 3 Open Rock styles based on the famous i3 arranger reminiscent of The Rolling Stones, Free and other "classic rock" groups (Open Rock 3, 5 and 6). Works for: ROCK, POP, R&B & CCM 4 :-(
Open Rock 7 / #o_rock7.sty
(Classic rock)
Another open rock style reminiscent of the 1960s and 1970s hard and progressive "classic rock" groups. Works for: ROCK, POP, R&B & CCM 11
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Orleans / #orleans.sty A New Orleans R&B/Rock 'n' Roll rhythm that reminds me of the song Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu by Huey "Piano" Smith (covered by Johnny Rivers) and I Feel Lucky (Mary Chapin Carpenter. Works for: ROCK, R&B, GOSPEL, C&W & CCM 3 :-(
Peaceful Easy Feeling / #peacful.sty A fingerpicked 70's in the style of the Eagles' Peaceful Easy Feeling. Works for: FolkROCK, C&W, Country ROCK, ROCK Ballad & CCM 6
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Piano Jazz 1 / #pnojz~1.sty Nothing but piano (3 channels) and a brushed drum set to make you sound like a great jazz piano player for almost any jazz standard or swing tune; Autumn Leaves, Love For Sale, What A Diff'rence, and so many more. Works for: JAZZ, POP 13
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Polka 1 / #polka_1.sty I can't believe how many of you asked for a Polka. After years of hibernation, there seems to be a resurgence in its popularity. Well, you asked for it, you got it! Works for: ETHNIC 10 :-(
Pop Ballad 1 X / #PopB_1X.sty A late 1990s and early 21st century pair of ballad styles (the kind that often but not always has a rap section in the middle). These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song. Part of the Korg PA 80 collection. Available with free, fancy intro/ending MIDI files if you buy Style Disk 18) 18
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Pop Ballad 1 Y / #PopB_1Y.sty A late 1990s and early 21st century pair of ballad styles (the kind that often but not always has a rap section in the middle). These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song. Part of the Korg PA 80 collection. Available with free, fancy intro/ending MIDI files if you buy Style Disk 18) 18
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Pop Rock 3 / #poprok3.sty First of 3 Pop/Rock styles inspired by the famous i3 arranger (Pop Rock 3, 5 and 6). The name says it all -- good solid pop/rock. It's good for songs like Don't You (Forget About Me), I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, and more. Works for: POP, ROCK, CCM 4 :-(
Pop Rock 5 / #poprok5.sty Second of 3 Pop/Rock styles inspired by the famous i3 arranger (Pop Rock 3, 5 and 6). The name says it all -- good solid pop/rock. This one is good for songs like Doctor Doctor, Free Bird, and more. Works for: POP, ROCK, CCM 4 :-(
Pop Rock 6 / #poprok6.sty Third of 3 Pop/Rock styles inspired by the famous i3 arranger (Pop Rock 3, 5 and 6). The name says it all -- good solid pop/rock. Try this one on songs like Say You Love Me, Go Your Own Way, (Fleetwood Mac) and more. Works for: POP, ROCK, CCM 4
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Preston (Billy) / #Preston.sty Billy had a half dozen Top40 hits, was a regular on the Shindig TV show, was considered "the fifth Beatle", and is a prolific session musician. This gospel-rock style reminds me of Will It Go 'Round In Circles? Works for: GOSPEL, ROCK & CCM 15
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Prima (Louis) / #prima.sty
(Jump Jive)
Big Band Jump Blues in style of Louis Prima and Louis Jordan. Us it on Hey Girl/Hey Boy, Jump Jive And Wail, etc. Works for: JAZZ, R&B, ROCK & SWING 3 :-(
Progressive Rock / #progrok.sty (EXPANDED *) 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 that's EXPANDED so you can put up to 8 chords per bar or a chord both on the upbeat and the following beat! Works for: ROCK, POP & CCM 17
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Pure Rock / #purerok.sty You asked for Rock. Here's rock in the style of Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen. Works for: ROCK, C&W, POP & CCM 10 :-(

Just a note to say thank you very much. I received the User Style disks this morning, installed them into BB and WOW! What an improvement on PG Music's styles, especially connected to the Roland JV 1080 sound module. I'm really itching to work with it, but it will have to wait 'till tomorrow. ... Thanks once again for your prompt service. Give me time to work through this lot and then I'll place an order for the other disks. - eddie.goldberg.recording.studio@...

      
                         

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Ramblin' Man / #ramblin.sty
(Allman Bros.)
In the style of the Allman Brothers' Ramblin' Man. Southern rock at its all time height. Works for: SouthernROCK, C&W & CCM 6 :-(
Rave 1 / #rave__1.sty A 21st century techno - dance - Rave style. Listen to the demo, using the bass patches for comp parts sounds great! Works for: DANCE, POP, TECHNO & CCM 11
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Reggae 1 / #reggae1.sty (EXPANDED *) Authentic, Jamaican, polyrhythmic Roots Reggae. Use it for songs like Jammin', Se La, Buffalo Soldiers, etc. Works for: REGGAE, POP, smooth JAZZ & CCM 2
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Reggae 2 / #reggae2.sty (EXPANDED *) No polyrhythms here, more like British Pop Reggae (UB-40, Police, etc.). Use it on songs like Red Red Wine. Works for: REGGAE, POP, smooth JAZZ & CCM 2 :-(
Reggae 3 / #reggae3.sty (EXPANDED *) Another request; 90's Dance Reggae in the style of the band Inner Circle. Works for: REGGAE, POP, DANCE & CCM 3
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Reggae 4 / #reggae4.sty (EXPANDED *) A "straight 8th" Reggae rhythm with a little polyrhythms included that is similar to Bob Marley's Exodus. Works for: REGGAE, POP/ROCK & CCM 7 :-(
Reggae 5 / #reggae5.sty Lighter and 16th note based Reggae for Reggae Jazz and Pop too! Works for: REGGAE, SmoothJAZZ & POP/ROCK 7
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Reggae 6 / #reggae6.sty A roots Reggae style reminiscent of Bob Marley's I Shot The Sheriff. Works for: REGGAE & POP 8
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Retro Rock 1 X / #RetRk1x.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) A jumpin' 1950-60's up-tempo, "jitterbug" swing style that will also work for new "Nashville" Country music - Part X, can be combined with #retrk1y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Works for: ROCK, C&W & POP 14
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Retro Rock 1 Y / #RetRk1y.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) A jumpin' 1950-60's up-tempo, "jitterbug" swing style that will also work for new "Nashville" Country music - Part Y, can be combined with #retrk1x.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Works for: ROCK, C&W & POP 14
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Rhumba 1 / #rhumba1.sty Traditional rhumba with Spanish 3-2 clave (on the rimshot). Both the Latinos and the Ballroom Dancers like this one -- Use it on Sway (Quien Sera), Besame Mucho, Strangers In The Night, Yellow Days, etc. Works for: LATIN, LatinROCK & POP 2 :-(
Rhumba 2 / #rhumba2.sty With African clave (on rimshot) for Rhumbas, Boleros, Rock Ballads and R&B. Try it on Yellow Days, Poinciana, Blue Bayou, etc. Works for: RockBALLADS, R&B, LATIN & POP 3
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Rhumba - Swing / #rhu-swg.sty The name says it all. The A section is a rhumba, the B swings. Great for songs like Watch What Happens, Green Dolphin Street, etc. Works for: JAZZ, POP & OldROCK 7 :-(
Rhythm & Blues 1 / #r_&_b_1.sty
(basic 12/8 R&B)
This Chicago style blues background works well for classic rock and modern C&W tunes like Lawdy Lawdy Miss Clawdy, Be Bop A Lu La, Kansas City, etc. Works for: R&B, ROCK, GOSPEL, ModernC&W & CCM 2
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Rhythm & Blues 2 / #r_&_b_2.sty
(more 12/8 R&B)
Another 12/8 blues style similar to R&B #1 but with a walking bass substyle and a little bolder comp style. Use it on songs like Why I Sing The Blues, Bad Bad Leroy Brown, Honky Tonk, etc. Works for: R&B, ROCK, GOSPEL, ModernC&W & CCM 2 :-(
Rhythm & Blues 3 / #r_&_b_3.sty
(12/8 R&B shuffle)
I always get requests for the blues, and I haven't done a basic R&B shuffle since disk #2. Here you go. Since this one has "Live Drums" it really grooves. Works for: R&B, ROCK, C&W & CCM 10 :-(
Rhythm & Blues 8 beat 1 / #rb_8_1.sty A 60's R&B / R&R rhythm with Syncopated Fingered E.Bass. Reminds me little of Sam and Dave's Hold On, I'm Comin' and I Thank You. Works for: ROCK, R&B, POP, GOSPEL & CCM 8
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Rhythm & Blues 8 beat 2 / #rb_8_2.sty A little busier than #rb_8_1 and can be used on tunes like Soul Man, Respect and others. Works for: ROCK, R&B, POP, GOSPEL & CCM 8 :-(
Rhythm & Blues 8 beat 3 / #rb_8_3.sty
(Motown)
Another classic Rhythm & Blues "straight eight" style. This one has more of a classic Motown feel and is great for Can't Turn You Loose, I'll Take You There, Bernadette, and others. Works for: ROCK, R&B, POP, GOSPEL & CCM 8 :-(
R&B Ballad 1 X / #RBBal1x.sty
(Contemporary)
(Mix&Match Mega **) A contemporary and versatile R&B/Pop/Rock 16 beat ballad style. Part X, can be combined with #rbbal1y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Try it on Something About The Way You Look Tonight and others. Works for: R&B, ROCK, POP, C&W & CCM 14
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R&B Ballad 1 Y / #RBBal1y.sty
(Contemporary)
(Mix&Match Mega **) A contemporary and versatile R&B/Pop/Rock 16 beat ballad style. Part Y, can be combined with #rbbal1x.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Try it on Something About The Way You Look Tonight and others. Works for: R&B, ROCK, POP, C&W & CCM 14
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R&B Shuffle 3
(Hip Hop) /
#rbshuf3.sty
(EXPANDED *) First of 3 R&B Shuffle (Hip-Hop) styles inspired by the famous i3 arranger (R&B Shuffle 3, 5 and 6). It's EXPANDED so you can fit 8 chords in each bar of music or a chord on the upbeat AND the following downbeat!!! Works for: JAZZ, AcidJAZZ, DANCE/RAP, & CCM 5
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R&B Shuffle 5
(Hip Hop) /
#rbshuf5.sty
(EXPANDED *) Second of 3 R&B Shuffle (Hip-Hop) styles inspired by the famous i3 arranger (R&B Shuffle 3, 5 and 6). It's EXPANDED so you can fit 8 chords in each bar of music or a chord on the upbeat AND the following downbeat!!! Works for: JAZZ, AcidJAZZ, DANCE/RAP, & CCM 5 :-(
R&B Shuffle 6
(Hip Hop) /
#rbshuf6.sty
(EXPANDED *) Second of 3 R&B Shuffle (Hip-Hop) styles inspired by the famous i3 arranger (R&B Shuffle 3, 5 and 6). It's EXPANDED so you can fit 8 chords in each bar of music or a chord on the upbeat AND the following downbeat!!! Works for: JAZZ, AcidJAZZ, DANCE/RAP, & CCM 6 :-(
R&B w/syncopated 8th's / #rb8sync.sty A 60's R&B style with syncopated 8th notes on the Fingered E.Bass line - a little like like the bass line of Knock On Wood, and others. Works for: R&B, ROCK, GOSPEL & CCM 7
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Robert Palmer / #RPalmer.sty
(Power Rock)
The versatile Mr. Palmer has 9 Top40 hits and 3 more with Power Station, his music is Simply Irresistible and so is this style. Works for: PowerROCK-POP 15
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Rock 1 / #rock__1.sty From Surf tunes to Seger songs this one is a real workhorse. Try it on Wooly Bully, Old Time Rock And Roll, Surfin' USA, etc. Works for: ROCK, POP, modernC&W & CCM 2
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Rock 2 / #rock__2.sty 50's style polyrhythmic rock inspired by Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis - good for Whole Lot Of Shakin' Goin' On, Tutti Frutti, Rock Around The Clock, Good Golly Miss Molly, etc. Works for: ROCK, R&B, ModernC&W & CCM 2 :-(
Rock Ballad / #rokbald.sty 70's through 00's 16 beat ballad style. Use it on songs like How Am I Supposed To Live Without You? Works for: ROCK, POP, C&W, R&B & CCM 11
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Rock Ballad 2 X / #RkBal2x.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Another extremely versatile ballad style. Part X, can be combined with #rkbal2y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Works for: ROCK, POP, C&W & CCM 14
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Rock Ballad 2 Y / #RkBal2y.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) Another extremely versatile ballad style. Part Y, can be combined with #rkbal2x.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Works for: ROCK, POP, C&W & CCM 14
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Rock Shuffle 3 / #r_shuf3.sty First of 3 Rock Shuffle styles inspired by the famous i3 arranger. Try it on songs like songs like Don't Stop, Revolution, etc. Works for: ROCK, C&W & CCM 4
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Rock Shuffle 5 / #r_shuf5.sty Second of 3 Rock Shuffle styles inspired by the famous i3 arranger. Try it on songs like songs like Don't Stop, Revolution, etc. Works for: ROCK, C&W & CCM 4 :(
Rock Shuffle 6 / #r_shuf6.sty Third of 3 Rock Shuffle styles inspired by the famous i3 arranger. Try it on songs like songs like Don't Stop, Revolution, etc. Works for: ROCK, C&W & CCM 4
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Rocky Top / #rockytop.sty In some areas of the country, if you can't play Rocky Top you are in big trouble. Well, this style will bail you out. Good for Yakety Sax / Yakety Axe, too! Works for: C&W, CountryROCK & CCM 6 :-(

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Salsa 1 / #salsa_1.sty Call it salsa, call it mambo, call it hot!!! A modern, "pop group" salsa. Works for: LATIN & LatinJAZZ 2
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Salsa 2 / #salsa_2.sty Another Afro-Cuban, Afro-Puerto Rican mambo/salsa. A little more modern and a little more mellow than Salsa 1 style. Works for: LATIN, LatinPOP, LatinJAZZ 3 :-(
Salsa 3 / #salsa_3.sty
(Contemporary)
80's-90's-00's Afro-Cuban, Puerto Rican salsa in the style of songs by La Selecta, Tito Puente, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Ruben Blades, etc. Works for: LATIN, LatinJAZZ & POP 7
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Salsa 4 / #salsa_4.sty
(Contemporary)
Another 80's-90's-00's Afro-Cuban, Puerto Rican salsa in the style of songs by La Selecta, Tito Puente, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Ruben Blades, etc. Works for: LATIN, LatinJAZZ & POP 7
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Samba 1 / #samba_1.sty (EXPANDED *) Samba, as traditional as I could get within the limitations of BiaB and it's drum set. Use it on tunes like Brazil, Copacabana (At The Copa), etc. Since it's EXPANDED you can put up to 8 chords per bar of music. Works for: LATIN & LatinPOP 2 :-(
Samba 2 / #samba_2.sty
(Jazz/Pop Samba)
(EXPANDED *) A jazz/fusion samba inspired by groups like Spyro Gyra. And since it's EXPANDED, you can fit up to 8 chords in each bar of music PLUS a chord both on the up-beat and following down-beat! Works for: LATIN, LATIN JAZZ & smoothJAZZ 2 :-(
Samba 3 / #samba_3.sty
(Jazz/Pop Samba)
(EXPANDED *) This one sounds like those wonderful, up-tempo Stan Getz with Charlie Byrd or Luis Bonfa jazz sambas from the 60's. Use it on songs like Desafinado, One Note Samba, No More Blues, etc. And since it's EXPANDED, you can put up to 8 chords per bar! Works for: LATIN, JAZZ & POP 7
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Shuffle 1 / #shufl_1.sty Here's another frequent request. It's a moderate, very versatile, cross-over shuffle. Works for: POP/ROCK, C&W & CCM 10 :-(
Silhouettes
(On the Shade) / #silhoet.sty
A classic 12/8 rock ballad style like the original do-wop recording of Two Silhouettes on the Shade (by the Rays). Works for: ROCK, C&W & CCM 6
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Frank Sinatra -
Nelson Riddle 1
/ #sinatr1.sty
A Sinatra big band swing in the style of those great Nelson Riddle Arrangements. Use it on Fly Me To The Moon, All Of Me, and hundreds more. Works for: JAZZ, POP 11
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Frank Sinatra -
Nelson Riddle 2
/ #sinatr2.sty
Another Sinatra big band swing in the style of those great Nelson Riddle Arrangements. Use it on Night And Day, Just In Time, and hundreds more. Works for: JAZZ & POP 11
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Ska 1 / #ska___1.sty Many of you asked for a Ska rhythm (1960's Pre-Reggae Jamaican). Ska is not just one style, but a family of related styles and here's one for you. Works for: POP/ROCK CARIBBEAN 10 :-(
Slow Blues 1 / #sl_blu1.sty
(4/4 with 12/8 feel)
This blues style was inspired by T Bone Walker and B.B.King. Use it on songs like Stormy Monday, Jelly Jelly Jelly, Reconsider Baby, Cry Cry Cry, and hundreds more. Works for: R&B, ROCK & modernC&W 2
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Slow Rock 1 / #s_rock1.sty Slow dance or stroll along to this sock hop favorite. Use it on songs like In The Still Of The Night, Earth Angel, Sea Of Love, Lost In The 50s Tonight. Works for: ROCK, R&B, GOSPEL & CCM 2
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Slow Swing 3 / #s_swng3.sty
(Jazz Ballad)
First of 3 Slow Swing (Jazz Ballad) styles inspired by the famous i3 arranger (Slow Swing 3, 5 and 6). Good for songs like Am I Blue?, Blues In The Night, Days Of Wine And Roses, You Go To My Head, etc. Works for:JAZZ & POP 5
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Slow Swing 5 / #s_swng5.sty
(Jazz Ballad)
Second of 3 Slow Swing (Jazz Ballad) styles inspired by the famous i3 arranger (Slow Swing 3, 5 and 6). Good for songs like Body And Soul, Too Marvelous For Words, The Man I Love, Misty, Laura, etc. Works for: JAZZ & POP 5 :-(
Slow Swing 6 / #s_swng6.sty
(Jazz Ballad)
Third of 3 Slow Swing (Jazz Ballad) styles inspired by the famous i3 arranger (Slow Swing 3, 5 and 6). Good for songs like How Long Has This Been Going On, I Thought About You, The Very Thought Of You, etc. Works for: JAZZ & POP 5
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Smooth Jazz 1 / #smjazz1.sty
(Medium HipHop)
A smooth jazz hip-hop style to play just about anything you want to turn into a smooth jazz song. Works for: SmoothJAZZ, POP, DANCE, JazzROCK & CCM 11 :-(
Smooth Jazz 2 / #smjazz2.sty
(Medium HipHop)
I get Smooth Jazz requests almost weekly. Smooth Jazz borrows it's rhythms from pop, rock, dance, funk and other musical styles. It too will work on anything you want to smooth-jazz-up. Works for: SmoothJAZZ, POP, DANCE, JazzROCK & CCM 13
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Smooth Jazz 3 / #smjazz3.sty
(HipHop)
A Disco-ish Smooth Jazz HipHop Style a little bolder than either #smjazz1.sty or #smjazz2.sty. Works for: SmoothJAZZ, DISCO, DANCE & POP 13 :-(
Smooth Jazz 4 / #smjazz4.sty (EXPANDED *) 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. 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! Works for: SmoothJAZZ, R&B, POP & CCM 17
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Smooth Jazz 5 / #smjaz5e.sty (EXPANDED *) 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 it's EXPANDED so you can put up to 8 chords per bar or a chord both on the upbeat and the following beat! Works for: SmoothJAZZ, R&B, Pop & CCM 17
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Soca 1 / #soca___1.sty
(Contemporary Caribbean)
(EXPANDED *) This Caribbean rhythm inspired by the song Hot Hot Hot. It has an ingenious drum solo built into the "B" substyle. And since it's EXPANDED, you can fit up to 8 chords in each bar of music. Works for: CARIBBEAN, POP & DANCE 2
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Soca 2 / #soca__2.sty
(Contemporary Caribbean)
Contemporary Caribbean rhythm. Based on Calypso roots plus North American, Indian and World Beat influences Works for: CARIBBEAN, POP & DANCE 11
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Soft Beat X / #SoftBtX.sty Another nice pair of mellow 8 beat styles with arpeggiated 16th note guitar. These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song. Part of the Korg PA 80 collection. Available with free, fancy intro/ending MIDI files if you buy Style Disk 18) 18
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Soft Beat Y / #SoftBtY.sty Another nice pair of mellow 8 beat styles with arpeggiated 16th note guitar. These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song. Part of the Korg PA 80 collection. Available with free, fancy intro/ending MIDI files if you buy Style Disk 18) 18
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Soft Jazz 2X / #sftjz2x.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) A soft, smooth, swing jazz style with brushes for gentle standards and contemporary cool jazz. Part X, can be combined with #sftjz2y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Works for: JAZZ & POP 16
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Soft Jazz 2Y / #sftjz2y.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) A soft, smooth, swing jazz style with brushes for gentle standards and contemporary cool jazz. Part Y, can be combined with #sftjz2x.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Works for: JAZZ & POP 16
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Soul 1 / #soul__1.sty
("Motown-ish")
A rather Motown-ish Soul style. Works great for Right Here Right Now (Jesus Jones), Higher & Higher (Jackie Wilson) and others. Works for: SOUL, ROCK, GOSPEL, MOTOWN, R&B & CCM 13 :-(
Soul 2 / #soul_2e.sty (EXPANDED *) A 16 beat, contemporary soul music style. It's EXPANDED, you can put up to 8 chords per bar or a chord both on the upbeat and the following beat! Works for: R&B, POP & CCM 17
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Southern Rock 1 / #so_rok1.sty Rock has always had a little Country flavor in it. Southern Rock adds a dash more. And it's so good people all over the world have adopted it. Use it for songs like for Sultans of Swing (Dire Straits) More Than I Can Say (Leo Sayer) etc. Works for: SouthernROCK, POP/ROCK, C&W & CCM 13
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Southern Rock 2 / #so_rok2.sty This Southern Rock style is more energetic than #so_rok1.sty and will work for mellow to energetic songs, Southern and non-Southern songs, too. Works for: SouthernROCK, ROCK C&W, CCM 13 :-(
Standard 8 Beat X / #Std8BtX.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) A pair of very versatile, light 8 beat styles that crossover from pop to rock to country to whatever. These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song. Part of the Korg PA 80 collection. Available with free, fancy intro/ending MIDI files if you buy Style Disk 18) 18
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Standard 8 Beat Y / #Std8BtY.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) A pair of very versatile, light 8 beat styles that crossover from pop to rock to country to whatever. These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song. Part of the Korg PA 80 collection. Available with free, fancy intro/ending MIDI files if you buy Style Disk 18) 18
demo
Staples Singers / #staples.sty More Memphis Gospel, R&B, Rock with a touch of C&W, Staples Singers style. Good for I'll Take You There and so many more. Works for: ROCK, R&B, GOSPEL, ROCK, ModernC&W & CCM 3
demo
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 Works for: ROCK, C&W, CCM & POP 15
demo
Sting / #Sting_1.sty Part of the super-styles of the superstars collection. 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. Here is a Sting style. Works for: ROCK, POP & CCM 15
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Surf City / #surfcty.sty 60's Surf Music (good old straight eighth rock and roll) style. Use it on Surf City, Surfin' Safari, Little GTO and other songs of the era. Works for: ROCK, modern C&W & CCM 6
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Swing 1 / #swing_1.sty This big band swing style works great for up-tempo Basie and Ellington tunes with walking Acoustic Bass on the A and B. Great for Take The A Train, Sing Sing Sing, etc. Mute the brass and saxes, speed it up, and you get a great bebop style. Works for: JAZZ & POP 2 :-(
Swing 2 / #swing_2.sty For years people have asked for another swing style that has a walking bass in both the A and B sections. It works for everything from swing ballads to bebop. Try it on Koko, Four, Easy To Love etc. With the live drum feature this one really grooves. Works for: JAZZ & POP 8 :-(
Swing E-Z / #swng~ez.sty A light, easy swing with walking bass on both the A and B plus brushed drums. Of course, it's MIDI so you can change to regular drums. Use on light jazz and pop tunes like Ain't Misbehavin, Fly Me To The Moon, etc. Works for: JAZZ & POP 9 :-(
T Rex / #t_rex_1.sty
(Marc Bolan)
A "muted straight eighth note" rock style that reminds me of a T-Rex song. Use it on Bang-a-Gong, Get Back and others. Works for: ROCK, POP, ModernC&W & CCM 11
demo
Tango 1 / #tango_1.sty
(Ballroom)
A North American, Ballroom Dance Tango, (heavier than an Argentine Tango). Use it on Jalousie, Blue Tango, and others. Works for: LATIN & POP 3 :-(
Tango 2 / #tango_2.sty
(Argentine)
An almost percussion-less Tango like the kind played in Evita. This style is closer to an Argentine Tango than a North American ballroom Tango. Use it on La Compasita, Evita, etc. Works for: LATIN, LatinJAZZ, POP & SmoothJAZZ 7
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Tarantella / #tarantl.sty A bouncy 6/8 tarantella style. Play it at Italian-American weddings, or whenever you get a bout of Tarantism. Works for: ETHNIC 8 :-(
TCB-BTO / #tcb-bto.sty
(Takin' Care of Business)
Sounds like Bachman Turner Overdrive's Classic Taking Care Of Business. This style works for both old rock and new C&W quite well. Use it on Takin' Care Of Business, We're An American Band, Back In The USSR, I'm Down, etc. Works for: ROCK, ModernC&W & CCM 6
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Techno 1 / #techno1.sty A 1990's to 2000's 16 Beat dance style Works for: DISCO, DANCE & CCM 3 :-(
Techno 2 / #techno2.sty After Techno 1 style, I keep getting requests to do another great Techno style. It is a bit more commercial than Techno 1 and can be used for tunes like Rhythm Is A Dancer. Works for: DISCO, DANCE, POP & CCM 10 :-(
Tecnno 3 / #techno3.sty I keep getting techno requests, so here is another. Techno styles have moved to pop/dance/rap music, too. Works for: TECHNO, DANCE, RAP, R&Bdance & CCM 13 :-(
Texas Two Step 1 / #t2step1.sty The name says it all. Use it on Killin' Time, etc. Works for: C&W, CountryROCK & CCM 3
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Texas Two Step 2 / #t2step2.sty Another Texas Two Step, this one will also work for faster songs and crossover songs like The Gambler. Works for: C&W, CountryROCK & CCM 3 :-(
Trance 1 / #trance1.sty Trance, a 1990's to 2000's relative of Techno styles work great in the disco. Works for: DISCO/DANCE 3 :-(
Trashy Women / #trashy.sty Confederate Railroad had a cross-over hit with Trashy Women. Here is a style to play it and quite a few other C&W songs. Works for: C&W, Southern ROCK & CCM 6
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Two Feel / #twofeel.sty
(Straight & Swing Rock)
Straight eighths on the A part and swing feel on the B part. Early Rock and Roll and R&B songs occasionally used this beat. Works for: ROCK, R&B, GOSPEL & C&W 3 :-(

As I am typing this note, I am listening to a BIAB melody which came from a relatively random assignment of chords and one of your styles. It doesn't feel like midi at all, but rather as if I had tapped into some internet radio station broadcasting a live concert of real musicians. ~ Henry Lefkowitz - Columbia MD

      

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UK Pop X / #UKPop_X.sty Korg called this pair of styles (with UK Pop Y) UK 8 beat, but it is more of a 16 beat and almost a 60s UK (Cream and others) or even San Francisco rock beat. These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song. (Part of the Korg PA 80 collection. Available with free, fancy intro/ending MIDI files if you buy Style Disk 18) Works for: POP and ROCK 18


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UK Pop Y / #UKPop_Y.sty Korg called this pair of styles (with UK Pop X) UK 8 beat, but it is more of a 16 beat and almost a 60s UK (Cream and others) or even San Francisco rock beat. These 2 styles can be either used separately or combined to provide A, B, C and D substyles in one song. (Part of the Korg PA 80 collection. Available with free, fancy intro/ending MIDI files if you buy Style Disk 18) Works for: POP and ROCK 18


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Village People / #VPeople.sty They only had 3 Top40 hits, but that included YMCA - what a hit - they still sell out concerts. Try it on Y.M.C.A., In The Navy, and other disco gems. Works for: DISCO, POP & DANCE 15
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Wah Watusi / #wwatusi.sty From the 60's forward, this rhythm was used in many tunes like Wah Watusi, Mashed Potatoes, Mister Postman, Monster Mash and others. Works for: ROCK, C&W & CCM 6
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Waltz 1 / #waltz1.sty Your basic Folk/Rock/Country waltz with Finger-Picked guitar arpeggios. Works for: ROCK, C&W, FOLK & CCM 3 :-(
We Are Family / #family_.sty Patterned after Sister's Sledge's We Are Family which is part Disco and part Rock style. Use it on disco gems like We Are Family. Works for: DISCO, DANCE, SmoothJAZZ, DanceROCK & CCM 13 :-(
When a Man Loves a Woman / #wenaman.sty
(12/8 R&B)
A great 12/8 Slow Blues style with its roots firmly planted in Gospel music. This will work for hundreds of triplet based or 12/8 R&B, Rock, Blues and Pop songs like When A Man Loves A Woman, Cry Cry Cry, etc. Works for: R&B, ROCK, GOSPEL & CCM 7
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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 is good for songs like How Will I Know? Works for: POP, R&B & DANCE 15
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Wonder 1 (Stevie) / #Wonder1.sty
(Shuffle)
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 ;-) Works for: POP, R&B & CCM 15
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X-Over 1 X / #XOver1x.sty
(Crossover)
(Mix&Match Mega **) A style that is equally at home in the rock, classic rock and contemporary country charts. Part X, can be combined with #XOver1y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Works for: C&W, ROCK, POP & CCM 14
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X-Over 1 Y / #XOver1y.sty
(Crossover)
(Mix&Match Mega **) A style that is equally at home in the rock, classic rock and contemporary country charts. Part Y, can be combined with #XOver1x.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Works for: C&W, ROCK, POP & CCM 14
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Zoot Suit Swing / #zoot_sw.sty For those 90's-00's swing tunes like those done by Cherry Poppin' Daddies and Big Bad Voodoo Daddies -- to Louis Prima or Louis Jordan tunes -- to hard traditional swing like Benny Goodman's Sing, Sing, Sing. Works for: JAZZ, R&B & POP 8 :-(
Zydeco 1 X / #Zydco1x.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) What can I say about Zydeco except that it's fun! Part X, can be combined with #zydco1y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Use it on songs like Don't Mess With My Tu Tu, Down At The Twist And Shout, etc. Works for: ZYDECO & C&W 14
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Zydeco 1 Y / #Zydco1y.sty (Mix&Match Mega **) What can I say about Zydeco except that it's fun! Part Y, can be combined with #zydco1x.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song. Use it on songs like Don't Mess With My Tu Tu, Down At The Twist And Shout, etc. Works for: ZYDECO & C&W 14
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