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Norton Music's User Style Disk #16
For Band-in-a-Box

You asked for it -- You got it -- Mix & Match Styles For Jazz!!!

After publishing Style Disk #14, featuring Mix and Match styles for pop music, I was swamped with requests to create a Mix and Match style disk for Jazz. So here it is, from traditional to smooth to Latin jazz, the "jazz cats" can now take advantage of Norton Music's Mix & Match Mega Styles.

So What Are Mix & Match Mega Styles Anyway?

Have you ever programmed a song into Band-in-a-Box that had a definite A, B and C section and wished you had a style with three or more substyles? I certainly have, and from what I read in my mailbox and in the Band-in-a-Box forums, I'm not the only one!

For years people have asked PG Music to allow more than two substyles in Band-in-a-Box so that they could have different musical parts for an A, B, C and/or D section of music. Unfortunately PG hasn't been able to do that and still keep backwards compatibility with the old styles and old versions of BiaB.

Bob "Notes" Norton has figured out how to get around that limitation - Norton Music's Mix & Match Mega Styles. With the NM-M&MM-Styles you can have up to 4 great sounding substyles in any song. PLUS you can have up to 16 different combinations of the A and B substyles allowing your music to have more variety.

Norton Music's Mix & Match Mega styles are actually a pair of different but similar and compatible styles. You can play either of the styles by themselves or mix and match them as you see fit simply by changing the style anywhere in the song and assigning an A or B part marker. (All modern versions of Band-in-a-Box allow you to change styles.) You can even have a song with a different A, B, C and/or D section in it. Norton's "Mix & Match Mega Styles" give you 16 different combinations of A, B, C and D sections.

Plus these styles are Norton Music styles, the only styles recommended by Electronics Musician, Keyboard and other leading music magazines, so they will sound great and make your music sound more professional -- whether or not you use the A, B, C and/or D substyle feature!!!

    Normal styles give you only three variations.
  1. All A Substyle
  2. All B Substyle
  3. A single combination of A & B substyles

    Instead of the 3 substyle variations you get with normal styles, here are the 16 variations you can get with the NM-M&MM-Styles. To make it easy, I've named the compatible styles the same name and added an X or Y suffix. For example you will have a 6/8 Blues X style (with A and B substyles) and a 6/8 Blues Y style (with A and B substyles).
    Singles:
  1. All X-A (X style A substyle)
  2. All X-B (X style B substyle)
  3. All Y-A (Y style A substyle)
  4. All Y-B (Y style B substyle)
    Two substyle combinations:
  5. X-A & X-B (X style A substyle and X style B substyle)
  6. X-A & Y-A (X style A substyle and Y style A substyle)
  7. X-A & Y-B (simile)
  8. X-B & Y-A
  9. X-B & Y-B
  10. Y-A & Y-B
    Three substyle combinations:
  11. X-A & X-B & Y-A
  12. X-A & X-B & Y-B
  13. X-A & Y-A & Y-B
  14. X-B & Y-A & Y-B
  15. Y-A & X-A & X-B
    Four substyle combination:
  16. X-A & X-B & Y-A & Y-B

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

The best way to describe what is on this disk is to list the styles and post the demo songs. So here we go: Note: The audio MP3 files were recorded using Band-in-a-Box and the Edirol VSC3 Virtual Sound Canvas synthesizer with CDex "ripping" software. They were encoded at a low bit-rate in mono so although the audio fidelity will be low, you will be able to hear all the parts. The low bit-rate results in a small file size for quick downloading and playing, even for those on a dial-up connection.

    Suggested musical applications for each style are written in RED:

  • Acid Jazz 2X (#acdjz2x.sty): A modern jazz rhythm in the style of groups like Icognito and The Yellowjackets featuring Fretless Bass, Bright Piano, Jazz Drums, Clean E.Guitar and Syn-strings. Part X, can be combined with #acdjz2Y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    Audio Demo AcidJAZZ-FUSION-JazzROCK-CCM

  • Acid Jazz 2Y (#acdjz2y.sty): A modern jazz rhythm in the style of groups like Fattburger and The Rippingtons featuring Fretless Bass, Bright Piano, Jazz Drums, Clean E.Guitar and Syn-strings. Part Y, can be combined with #acdjz2X.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    Audio Demo AcidJAZZ-FUSION-JazzROCK-CCM

  • Bop 5X (#bop__5x.sty): A modern BeBop style featuring Acoustic Bass, Acoustic Piano, Jazz Drums, Jazz Guitar and Vibes that will work for tunes from people 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
    Audio Demo JAZZ

  • Bop 5Y (#bop__5Y.sty): A modern BeBop style featuring Acoustic Bass, Acoustic Piano, Jazz Drums, Jazz Guitar and Vibes that will work for tunes from people 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
    Audio Demo JAZZ

  • Bossa-Samba 1X (#bosam1x.sty): Part A is a Bossa, part B is double-time and a Samba, because many jazz tunes go from Bossa to Samba and back. This one features Acoustic Bass, Rhodes E.Piano, Jazz Drums, Nylon Str.Guitar and Strings. Part X, can be combined with #bosam1y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    Audio Demo JAZZ-LatinJAZZ-POP

  • Bossa-Samba 1Y (#bosam1y.sty): Part A is a double-time Samba and part B is a Bossa, because many jazz tunes go from Bossa to Samba and back. This one features Acoustic Bass, Rhodes E.Piano, Jazz Drums, Nylon Str.Guitar and Strings. Part Y, can be combined with #bosam1x.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    Audio Demo JAZZ-LatinJAZZ-POP

  • Brasil Jazz X (#brasjsx.sty): 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" (Brazilian Jazz). This style features Fingered E.Bass, Poly Synth, Drums/Percussion, Nylon Str.Guitar, and Voice Oohs. Part X can be combined with #brasjzy.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    Audio Demo JAZZ-LatinJAZZ-POP

  • Brasil Jazz Y (#brasjsy.sty): Part two of 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" (Brazilian Jazz). This style features Fingered E.Bass, Poly Synth, Drums/Percussion, Nylon Str.Guitar, and Voice Oohs. Part Y can be combined with #brasjzx.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    Audio Demo JAZZ-LatinJAZZ-POP

  • Cool Jazz 2X (#coolj2x.sty): A cool school swing jazz style to play thousands of standards and other songs you want to play in the cool jazz genre. This one features Acoustic Bass, Acoustic Piano, Jazz Drums, Nylon Str. Piano and Rhodes E.Piano. Part X, can be combined with #coolj2y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    Audio Demo JAZZ-POP

  • Cool Jazz 2Y (#coolj2y.sty): A cool school swing jazz style to play thousands of standards and other songs you want to play in the cool jazz genre. This one features Acoustic Bass, Acoustic Piano, Jazz Drums, Nylon Str. Piano and Rhodes E.Piano. Part Y, can be combined with #coolj2x.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    Audio Demo JAZZ-POP

  • Fast Bossa 1X (#fbosa1x.sty): A fast Bossa Nova style, almost as fast as a Jazz Samba featuring Acoustic Bass, Acoustic Piano, Jazz Drums, Steel St.Guitar and Nylon Str.Guitar. Part X, can be combined with #fbosa1y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    Audio Demo JAZZ-POP

  • Fast Bossa 1Y (#fbosa1y.sty): A fast Bossa Nova style, almost as fast as a Jazz Samba featuring Acoustic Bass, Acoustic Piano, Jazz Drums, Steel St.Guitar and Nylon Str.Guitar. Part Y, can be combined with #fbosa1x.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    Audio Demo JAZZ-POP

  • Funk 3 X (#funk_3x.sty): By request, a 21st Century 16beat Funk style featuring Slap Bass, Rhodes E.Piano, Jazz Drums, Clean E.Guitar and "B3" Organ. Part X, can be combined with #funk_3y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    Audio Demo JAZZ-R&B-POP-CCM

  • Funk 3 Y (#funk_3y.sty): The second part of the request, a 21st Century 16beat Funk style featuring Slap Bass, Rhodes E.Piano, Jazz Drums, Clean E.Guitar and "B3" Organ. Part Y, can be combined with #funk_3x.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    Audio Demo JAZZ-R&B-POP-CCM

  • Funk HipHop 1X (#fnkhp1x.sty): A funky, jazzy, hiphop style like those heard daily on smooth jazz radio stations. This style features Picked E.Bass, Rhodes E.Piano, Room Drums, Muted E.Guitar and Clav. Part X, can be combined with #fnkhp1y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    Audio Demo JAZZ-R&B-CCM

  • Funk HipHop 1Y (#fnkhp1y.sty): A funky, jazzy, hiphop style like those heard daily on smooth jazz radio stations. This style features Picked E.Bass, Rhodes E.Piano, Room Drums, Muted E.Guitar and Clav. Part Y, can be combined with #fnkhp1x.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    Audio Demo JAZZ-R&B-CCM

  • (Slow) Jazz Ballad 2X (#jazbl2x.sty): A style written for those extremely slow to moderately slow jazz ballads like Mood Indigo featuring Acoustic Bass, Acoustic Piano, Brushed Drums, Jazz E.Guitar and slow strings. Part X, can be combined with #jzbal2y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    Audio Demo JAZZ

  • (Slow) Jazz Ballad 2Y (#jazbl2y.sty): A style written for those extremely slow to moderately slow jazz ballads like Mood Indigo featuring Acoustic Bass, Acoustic Piano, Brushed Drums, Jazz E.Guitar and slow strings. Part Y, can be combined with #jzbal2x.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    Audio Demo JAZZ

  • Jazz HipHop 6x (#jz_hp6x.sty): One of my most frequent jazz requests is for more Jazz HipHop styles. This funky, jazzy hiphop style features Syn Bass, Rhodes E.Piano, Jazz Drums, Muted E.Guitar and Clav. Part X, can be combined with #jz_hp6y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    Audio Demo JAZZ-FUNK-R&B-POP-CCM

  • Jazz HipHop 6Y (#jz_hp6y.sty): One of my most frequent jazz requests is for more Jazz HipHop styles. This funky, jazzy hiphop style features Syn Bass, Rhodes E.Piano, Jazz Drums, Muted E.Guitar and Clav. Part Y, can be combined with #jz_hp6x.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    Audio Demo JAZZ-FUNK-R&B-POP-CCM

  • Latin Jazz 2X (#latjz2x.sty): A Latin Jazz style based on but more generic than a pure Mambo or Salsa with Fretless Bass, Acoustic Piano, Jazz Drums, Percussion, Nylon Str.Guitar and Marimba. Part X, can be combined with #latjz2y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    Audio Demo LatinJAZZ-POP-CCM

  • Latin Jazz 2Y (#latjz2x.sty): A Latin Jazz style based on but more generic than a pure Mambo or Salsa with Fretless Bass, Acoustic Piano, Jazz Drums, Percussion, Nylon Str.Guitar and Marimba. Part Y, can be combined with #latjz2x.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    Audio Demo LatinJAZZ-POP-CCM

  • Soft Jazz 2X (#sftjz2x.sty): A soft, smooth, swing jazz style with brushes for gentle standards and contemporary cool jazz tunes with Acoustic Bass, Rhodes E.Piano, Brushed Drums, Nylon Str.Guitar and Vibes. Part X, can be combined with #sftjz2y.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    Audio Demo JAZZ-POP

  • Soft Jazz 2Y (#sftjz2y.sty): A soft, smooth, swing jazz style with brushes for gentle standards and contemporary cool jazz tunes with Acoustic Bass, Rhodes E.Piano, Brushed Drums, Nylon Str.Guitar and Vibes. Part Y, can be combined with #sftjz2x.sty for A-B-C-D sub-styles in one song
    Audio Demo JAZZ-POP

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"Very nice styles that do offer something that is not redundant with PG styles."~ Jeff Holman - Roseville MN


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