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Norton Music's User Style Disk #9
For Band-in-a-Box

Boogie, Blues, Jump and Jazz

A new all request disk. Over one year in the making. It utilizes the “live drum” feature of Band-in-a-Box (V7.0g or higher required) to create some great grooves.

The lines that define different styles of music are not as distinct as they once were. The rhythm patterns which used to be reserved exclusively for Jazz are now showing up in Pop music with great frequency. Conversely, Rock, Rap and Pop Dance rhythms are appearing in both hard core Jazz and what has become known as Smooth Jazz. With the 70s, 80s and 90s migration of musicians from the Rock and Jazz world to Nashville, even Country and Western rhythms now have strong Blues, Dance and Jazz influences. This cross pollination has contributed to more variety and greater creative potential in each of these different types of music.

More than the rhythm, what defines these different genres of music are the chord progressions, melodies and words. Of course, those elements are added by you when you construct the song in BAND-IN-A-BOX and are not included in the styles. That fact makes this a very useful disk for all Jazz, Blues, Rock and Country musicians. Listen to the demo files and I know you will agree. What you hear is what you get!

Because Jazz, Pop, and R&B songs often use more than 4 chords per measure, or have one chord before the beat and another chord on the same beat, I have included a few EXPANDED styles. If you EXPAND your song in Band-in-a-Box, each measure in Band-in-a-Box is only a half measure in the EXPANDED styles -- so you can get twice as many chords in per measure.

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:

  • 16 Beat #2 (#16beat2.sty): Ever present in contemporary Rhythm and Blues, Smooth Jazz, and Pop tunes, this 16 beat is a workhorse featuring Slap Bass, Poly Synth, Muted E. Guitar and Square Wave Synth.
    mp3 demo FUSION - JAZZ - R&B - POP - ROCK - GOSPEL - CCM

  • Afro Latin Jazz 3/4 or EXPANDED 6/8 #1 (#al3jz_1.sty): This Afro Latin Jazz triplet rhythm with Bass, Bright Piano, A. Guitar and Syn Brass. Works for Latin Waltzes -- or EXPAND the song for Afro Latin 6/8 tunes
    mp3 demo JAZZ - LATIN - SmoothJAZZ

  • Afro Latin Jazz 3/4 or EXPANDED 6/8 #2 (#al3jz_2.sty): The second of a pair of Afro Latin Jazz triplet rhythms. Works for Latin Waltzes -- or EXPAND the song for Afro Latin 6/8 tunes
    mp3 demo JAZZ - LATIN - SmoothJAZZ

  • Big Band #7 (#bgband7.sty): An easy Big Band style, with a hint of the Count Basie Band sound featuring Pizzicato Bass, Acoustic Piano, Sax Section and Brass Section
    mp3 demo JAZZ - SWING - BLUES

  • Blues, Chicago Style (#bluchi1.sty): An up tempo Chicago style blues. This very versatile style appears in many Blues, Rock, C&W and even Soul Jazz tunes
    mp3 demo JAZZ - C&W - R&B - ROCK - CCM

  • Blues, Memphis Style (#blumem1.sty): A blues style with Bass, Piano and Two Guitars that has found its way from the Mississippi Delta 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
    mp3 demo JAZZ - C&W - R&B - ROCK - CCM

  • Blues with Breaks #2 (#blubrk2.sty): Another Blues style with Breaks in the A substyle. Often heard in R&B, Rock, C&W and even Soul Jazz tunes with Bass, Bright Acou. Piano, Muted E. Guitar and Brass - Chicago style Blues.
    mp3 demo JAZZ - C&W - R&B - ROCK - CCM

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

  • Boogie Woogie #3 (#boogie3.sty): A "straight eighth" Memphis Piano Boogie Woogie in the style of Jerry Lee Lewis, with Pizzicato bass, Left and Right hand piano and brass fills on the B section
    mp3 demo JAZZ - R&B - ROCK - C&W

  • Boogie Woogie #4 (#boogie4.sty): A "straight eighth" New Orleans Piano Boogie Woogie with Bass, Piano and sax section on the B section
    mp3 demo JAZZ - R&B - ROCK - C&W

  • Boogie Woogie #5 (#boogie5.sty): 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 -- with muted guitar added
    mp3 demo JAZZ - R&B - ROCK - C&W

  • Boogie Woogie #6 (#boogie6.sty): 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 with Pizzacato Bass, Piano, and Brass. This one also works for Jazz, Rock and new C&W
    mp3 demo JAZZ - R&B - ROCK - C&W

  • Bop (BeBop) #1 (#bop1__s.sty): The first of four very different bop styles. This one a soft bop with acoustic piano, bass, guitar and B3 organ
    mp3 demo JAZZ - POP

  • Bop (BeBop) #2 (#bop2_el.sty) The second in the series. This one is more electric with a Rhodes piano, fretless bass and jazz guitar. This one works from 164 to 300 beats per minute!
    mp3 demo JAZZ - POP

  • Bop (BeBop) #3 (#bop3_el.sty): The third in the series. This one, also electric, has a slightly Latin feel to it, making it wonderful for songs like "A Night in Tunisia"
    mp3 demo JAZZ - POP

  • Bop (BeBop) #4 (#bop4_hd.sty): The fourth in the BeBop series. This one is a Hard Bop, walking bass on both the A and B sections plus acoustic piano, jazz guitar and vibes on the B
    mp3 demo JAZZ - POP

  • EXPANDED 16 beat 1 (#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 style. Features Slap Bass, Perc. Organ, Muted E. Guitar and Synth Brass.
    mp3 demo JAZZ - R&B - POP - SmoothJAZZ - GOSPEL - CCM

  • EXPANDED 16 beat 2 (#ex16bt2.sty): 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
    JAZZ - R&B - POP - SmoothJAZZ - GOSPEL - CCM

  • EXPANDED Jazz Funk 1 (#exjfnk1.sty): A nice Jazz funk style with Pizzicato Bass, Piano, Organ and Brass. 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
    mp3 demo SmoothJAZZ - R&B - POP - JAZZ - CCM

  • EXPANDED Jazz Funk 2 (#exjfnk2.sty): Another nice Jazz funk style. 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
    SmoothJAZZ - R&B - POP - JAZZ - CCM

  • Fusion #9 (#fusion9.sty): A driving, funky, fusion style. Best way to describe it is to listen to the demo song
    FUSION - SmoothJAZZ - JazzROCK

  • Jazz HipHop 1 (jz_hop1.sty): Smooth Jazz radio special. A light EXPANDED hip hop done by Dave Koz, Tom Scott, Boney James, etc. with Fingered E. Bass, Rhodes Piano, Muted Piano, Bow Glass Pad and Jazz drum kit.
    mp3 demo SmoothJAZZ - R&B - DANCE - POP - CCM

  • Jazz HipHop 2 (#jz_hop2.sty): Another EXPANDED Smooth Jazz Special. Use it on just about anything you want to hip hop jazz up
    SmoothJAZZ - R&B - DANCE - POP - CCM

  • Jazz Mambo (#jzmambo.sty): Inspired by the Mark Murphy version of "You Go To My Head" with bass, piano, Acoustic Guitar and Polysynth pad, this is a Jazzy Latin rhythm with a Mambo or Salsa feel
    mp3 demo JAZZ - LATIN - LatinJAZZ

  • Jazz Waltz 1 (#j~wltz1.sty): Jazz waltzes are found in Jazz, R&B and Pop/Rock songs, this one features Brushed drum kit, Bass, Piano, Rhodes and Vibes (Waltz for Debbie, Always and Forever, Wives and Lovers, etc.). This one has piano, rhodes, vibes, bass and brushed drums. Although it will work with a standard drum kit, it will sound better with a brushed kit
    mp3 demo JAZZ - R&B - POP

  • Jazz Waltz 2 (#j~wltz2.sty): Another Jazz/Pop waltz. This one has acoustic piano, electric piano, jazz guitar, bass and brushed drums. Although it will work with a standard drum kit, it will sound better with a brushed kit
    JAZZ - R&B - POP

  • Jazz Waltz 3 (#j~wltz3.sty): Another entirely different Jazz/Pop waltz. This one has some nice syncopations in the bass line and strings in the B
    JAZZ - R&B - POP

  • Jazz Waltz 4 (#j~wltz4.sty): Although this Jazz/Pop waltz loads with a brushed drum kit, you can change it to a standard kit if you want a harder sound with Brushed Drums, Acou Bass, Acou Piano, and 2 guitars
    mp3 demo JAZZ - R&B - POP

  • Layback (#layback.sty): A laid back swing style with nothing but jazz guitar and light drums on the A and they are joined by piano and bass on the B. Use it when you are feeling cool and mellow
    JAZZ - R&B - POP

  • Swing E-Z (#swng~ez.sty): A light swing with walking bass on both the A and B plus brushed drums (will work with standard drums), piano, bass & guitars
    JAZZ - POP

 

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These styles are "saucy and enchanting!" They really do expand the offerings in your collection and the jazz buffs are going to love the subtle extras you have all over the place, especially in percussion. ~ Steve Cox, Memphis TN

 

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