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This Standard MIDI File illustrates Band-in-a-Box’s ability tochange styles at any measure. Listen as this familiar chord progressionsegues from bluegrass, to salsa, to reggae.
With Band-in-a-Box 10 and above, you can import patterns from onestyle into another to create hybrids. Here, I have imported a batch ofJames Taylor type fingerpicking patterns into a Latin style. Just copythis file into your Band-in-a-Box Styles folder, and you’re readyto use it. You’ll need version 8.0 of Band-in-a-Box (Mac orWindows) or later.
Jammer’s modular design lets you create a wide range ofperformances from a single musical style or a number of styles. Here, Ihave used the Composer with an ensemble fill to create a long, busy,Frank Zappa-like passage.
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