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Put A Better Band In Your Box With
Norton Music's User Style Disk #6
For Band-in-a-Box


By Request, an all Country, Rock and Pop Crossover Disk

One year in the making, and it is finally here!

People keep asking me, "Why don't you do a country disk" and "Why don't you do a retro-rock disk." Since new C&W uses a lot of retro-rock rhythms and old rock used a lot of country rhythms, I combined the two to make this great disk! But don't take my word for it, check out the demo files and listen for yourself.

Note: All new User Style Disk #6 is optimized for Version 7.0 or higher of Band-in-a-Box, but it also works on Version 5 of Band-in-a-Box at about 90% of the capacity that it does on Version 7.

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

    Suggested musical applications for each style are written in RED:

  • Bob Dylan (#b-dylan.sty): Reminds me of the Bob Dylan hit Lay Lady Lay. A gentle, finger picked guitar style with Bass and 3 guitars, works for folk songs, and C&W, rock and folk rock ballads
    mp3 demo FOLK - FOLK ROCK - C&W - ROCK BALLADS - CCM

  • 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.
    mp3 demo R&B - ROCK - C&W - CCM

  • Forever In Blue Jeans (#blujean.sty): Reminds me of the Neal Diamond classic Forever In Blue Jeans. A two beat style good for C&W, rock and cross-over tunes with Fingered E Bass, Jazz Guitar, Steel String Ac. Guitar and Muted E. Guitar.
    mp3 demo C&W - ROCK - SouthernROCK - CCM

  • 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.
    mp3 demo ROCK - C&W

  • 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 with E.Bass, Piano, Muted E Guitar and B-3 organ
    mp3 demo ROCK - C&W - GOSPEL - CCM

  • 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 with Bass, Piano and 2 guitars (clean and muted). Roll over Beethoven
    mp3 demo ROCK - C&W - CCM

  • Danny's Song (#dannysg.sty): A gentle, finger picked, C&W, folk rock ballad style that reminds me of the Loggins & Messina classic Danny's Song.

  • Desperado (#despera.sty): A rock and C&W ballad style with bass, two guitars and strings, reminiscent of the Eagles hit Desperado. Works on other ballads too. This style is very versatile.
    mp3 demo ROCK - C&W - CCM

  • 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!)
    ROCK - C&W - CCM

  • 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.
    ROCK - C&W - R&B - GOSPEL - CCM

  • Folsom Prison Blues (#folsom.sty): The legendary Johnny Cash made this rhythm famous. This muted finger picked style with Bass, Acoustic guitar and 2 muted guitars made him famous, too. "Pick it Luther."
    mp3 demo C&W - Country ROCK - CCM

  • Georgia Satellites (#ga-sat-.sty): 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 with Bass, Drums and 3 guitars.
    mp3 demo C&W - Southern ROCK - CCM

  • Good Hearted Woman (#g-heart.sty): An up two beat that will work for Good Hearted Woman, Bad Moon Rising, and other C&W and cross over tunes.
    C&W - Country ROCK - CCM

  • 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.
    C&W - ROCK-a-billy - CCM

  • 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. This style features Bass, Drums and 3 Guitars (Steel Str., Muted and Clean)
    mp3 demo C&W - Southern ROCK - CCM

  • 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. This one works for Kansas City and others.
    C&W - Retro ROCK - CCM

  • 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 up-tempo with Bass and 3 guitars
    mp3 demo C&W - Country ROCK - GOSPEL - CCM

  • Listen to the Music (#listen2.sty): Reminds me of the Doobie Brothers hit Listen To The Music with Fingered E. Bass, Rhodes Piano, Steel String Ac. Guitar and Nylon String Ac. Guitar
    mp3 demo ROCK - Southern ROCK - modern C&W - GOSPEL - CCM

  • Long Train Running (#longtrn.sty): Another style reminiscent of the Doobie Brothers with Fingered E. Bass, Chorus Piano, Acoustic Guitar and Clean E. Guitar. This one sounds a lot like Long Train Running.
    mp3 demo ROCK - Southern ROCK - modern C&W - GOSPEL - CCM

  • 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. Hang on Sloopy
    ROCK - C&W

  • Lucille (#lucille.sty): Kenny Rogers, (the cross-over king) had a big hit with the waltz Lucille. This style will work for Lucille and many others featuring Ac. Bass, Steel Str. Guitar, Nylon Guitar and Chorus Aahs.
    mp3 demo C&W - Crossover ROCK - Southern ROCK - CCM

  • 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. C&W and rock cross-over tunes.
    C&W - Retro ROCK - Southern ROCK

  • Peaceful Easy Feeling (#peacful.sty): A fingerpicked 70's ballad with Bass, 2 Guitars and Strings. In the style of the Eagles' Peaceful Easy Feeling.
    mp3 demo FOLK ROCK - C&W - Country ROCK - ROCK Ballad - CCM

  • Ramblin' Man (#ramblin.sty): In the style of the Allman Brothers' Ramblin' Man. Southern rock at its all time height.
    Southern ROCK - C&W - CCM

  • Rocky Top (#rokytop.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!
    C&W - Country ROCK - CCM

  • Silhouettes (#sihloet.sty): A classic 12/8 rock ballad style like the original do-wop recording of Two Silhouettes on the Shade with Bass, Piano, Steel String Guitar and Vocal Oohs.
    mp3 demo ROCK - C&W - CCM

  • Surf City (#surfcty.sty): 60's Surf Music style with Bass, Piano, Clean Guitar and Hammond Organ. Use it on Surf City, Surfin' Safari, Little GTO and other songs of the era.
    mp3 demo ROCK - modern C&W - CCM

  • Taking Care of Business (#tcb-bto.sty): Sounds like Bachman Turner Overdrive's Classic Taking Care Of Business with Bass, Piano and 2 Guitars. This style works for both old rock and new C&W quite well.
    mp3 demo ROCK - C&W - CCM

  • Trashy Women (#trashy.sty): Confederate Railroad had a cross-over hit with Trashy Women. Here is a style to play it and other C&W songs with featuring E. Bass, Piano and 2 Guitars.
    mp3 demo C&W - Southern ROCK - CCM

  • Wah Watusi (#wwatusi.sty): From the 60's, this rhythm featuring E.Bass, Piano, Guitar and Sax section was used in many tunes like Wah Watusi, Mashed Potatoes, Mister Postman, Monster Mash and others.
    mp3 demo ROCK - C&W - CCM

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As usual, you have done a great job. These are real winners and may be the best disc you've done yet! I think these styles will be real helpful for any songwriters like me or performing musicians who are doing country or pop music.... - MikeD31851@[domain omitted to avoid spam]

Bonjour Bob: Holy smoke! What a variety of top quality styles! There is not a single one that I don't like. Are you by any chance like French wine, that is "the older the better"? I for one one definitely think so, this #6 is absolutely superb. I can't wait to hear your #7. Take care Jean-Louis -jlbelard@[domain omitted to avoid spam]


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