Norton Music’s User Styles for Band-in-a-Box Style a la carte page

• 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.

( 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

( 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

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

( 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

( 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

(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

( 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)

( 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)

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( 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)

( 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)

( 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)

( 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)

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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)

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)

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@…

My favorite Birthday present this year? A Bob Norton styles disk for my Band-In-The-Box program. Your styles disks bring the sounds generated by Band-In-The-Box to a new level. Canned music without the can. As a composer and a musician, I find that I am pleased with the sounds that come out. I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for taking the time to put your musical expertise into a form that can be utilized by others . . . and especially me. Thanks! – John Carlile – isadora@…

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

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