Guitar Pattern Library
Guitar Pattern Library (included with RealGuitar, RealStrat and RealLPC) is a unique collection of 1250 guitar accompaniment rhythm patterns classified by various musical categories, such as meter, music style, guitar technique, rhythmic feel, tempo range. Rhythm patterns in Guitar Pattern Library are special MIDI files recorded for use only with RealGuitar, RealStrat and RealLPC.
Using Guitar Pattern Library with RealGuitar, RealStrat or RealLPC lets you easily create professional sounding guitar accompaniment tracks. All you have to do is to copy rhythm pattern to the needed number of measures, start your sequencer and use MIDI keyboard to play chord changes, or alternatively add chords to a MIDI track via sequencer’s editor.
The examples for creation of our Guitar Pattern Library were thousands audio recordings of live performance of world’s renowned guitar players and bands*, being thoroughly selected and analyzed by MusicLab’s professional guitarists.
Guitar Pattern Library Contents:
Basic Strumming (86 patterns)
A set of high quality guitar strumming rhythm phrases.
Work well as 4/4 and 3/4 universal acoustic guitar background in wide range of tempo (50-250) and rhythm feel (4th, 8th, 8-triplet, 16th, 16-triplet).
Basic Picking (82 patterns)
A set of high quality guitar picking rhythm phrases.
Work well as 4/4 and 3/4 universal acoustic guitar backgrounds in wide range of tempo (50-250) and rhythm feel (4th, 8th, 8-triplet, 16th, 16-triplet, 32nd).
Basic Bass&Chord (78 patterns)
A set of high quality guitar ’bass and chord’ rhythm phrases. Work well as 4/4 and 3/4 universal acoustic guitar background in a wide range of tempo (50-250) and rhythm feel (4th, 8th, 8-triplet, 16th).
Blues Medium (72 patterns)
- BluesRock 1
20 sophisticated Blues/Rock/R&B 16-feel guitar rhythms. Based on ’Telephone Song’ (Stevie Ray Vaughn) real acoustic guitar part. Feature 1-, 2-, 4- measure highly syncopated and accentuated strumming riffs.
- BluesRock 2
23 vigorous Blues/Rock/R&B guitar rhythms. Feature highly accentuated 16-feel strumming riffs. Based on ’Telephone Song’ (Stevie Ray Vaughn) real electric guitar part.
20 vigorous Blues/Rock guitar strumming riffs. Feature 1-, 2-, 4-, 12-measure highly syncopated 8-triplet rhythm phrases with strong shuffle feel.
9 powerful Blues/Rock guitar strumming riffs. Feature 8-triplet highly accentuated and syncopated rhythm phrases. Work great as half time feel guitar background.
Blues Slow (70 patterns)
- 3’4 Gospel
20 sophisticated 3/4 Country/Folk/Pop/Blues style strumming rhythms. Feature 1-,2-,4-measure 8-triplet patterns. Work great as guitar accompaniment to any kind of slow shuffle-feel song.
- 6’4 Blues
21 strumming and picking 8-triplet feel rhythm patterns. 6/4 Slow Blues/Rock style.
- 6’8 BritBlues
11 authentic 6/8 Pop/Soft Rock/Blues style rhythms. Based on House of the Rising Sun (Animals) real guitar part. Feature 8-, 16-feel strumming and plucking patterns.
- Blues 16-beat
18 powerful Blues/Rock/Funk style 16th-feel strumming riffs. Feature highly accentuated phrases great for strong rhythmic background in slow and medium tempo.
Funk (56 patterns)
- Funk 1
26 sophisticated Funk 16-feel rhythm phrases. Complex and strongly syncopated grooves. Great for advanced Funk guitar background.
- Funk 2
10 powerful Funk 16-feel guitar riffs. Inspired by early Earth, Wind & Fire background arrangements. Strongly syncopated and intensive 1-, 2-, 4-measure rhythm phrases.
- Funk 3
20 specific Funk 16-feel phrases. Inspired by Robin Ford rhythm guitar style. Widely used by numerous contemporary guitar players.
Rhythm&Blues (52 patterns)
- R&B 1
12 powerful R&B/Soul/Funk strumming riffs. Inspired by James Brown/Otis Redding background rhythms. Feature strongly syncopated propulsive 16-feel phrases.
- R&B 2
13 advanced R&B/Jazz/Rock/Soul riffs. Feature 2-, 4-measure strongly accentuated and syncopated phrases. Feature complex rhythm phrases based on 70s Funk grooves.
- R&B 3
25 great R&B/Rock strumming patterns. Inspired by Peter Green background arrangements. Feature 8-, 16-feel syncopated rhythm phrases, riffs, and fills.
Latin (68 patterns)
18 powerful Cha-cha style strumming patterns. Feature Latin flavored 8-,16-feel rhythm phrases. Work great with any medium tempo Pop/Soft Rock song.
25 strongly syncopated modern Samba style strumming and fingerpicking patterns. Work great with any Latin oriented 16-feel song.
- Latin 3’4
25 strongly syncopated 3/4 Latin style strumming patterns. Feature 4 to 3 cross rhythm polymeric feeling.
Endings (64 patterns)
A set of sophisticated guitar patterns to use as the endings of rhythm phrases or parts. Work well with any music style.
Latin Pop (60 patterns)
25 vigorous Pop-, Rumba-flamenco strumming patterns. Based on Bamboleo (Gipsy Kings) real rhythm guitar parts. Strongly syncopated 1-, 2-, 4-measure 8-feel rhythm phrases.
- FlamencoPop 1
19 vigorous Pop-, Rumba-flamenco strumming patterns. Based on Vamos A Bailar (Gipsy Kings) real rhythm guitar parts. Similar to FlamencoPop Style patterns but recorded in double time feel (with twice smaller durations — 16th notes).
16 powerful Latin Rock/Pop strumming patterns. Inspired by Carlos Santana rhythm guitar style. Feature Latin flavored 8-, 16-feel strongly syncopated rhythm phrases.
Pop Slow (92 patterns)
20 universal Country/Pop/Rock ballad strumming and bass&chord patterns. Feature 8-, 16-feel rhythm phrases inspired by “Yesterday”, “Rocky Raccoon” (Beatles) real guitar parts.
11 sophisticated Pop/Rock ballad style guitar rhythms. Work well as lightly syncopated strumming background to any slow/medium tempo 8-feel lyrical song.
26 lyrical strumming and picking patterns. Work great as guitar background to any kind of 8-feel slow/medium song.
13 soft New Age style guitar riffs. Bossa-nova flavored sophisticated 16-feel rhythm phrases. Great sound with jazz chords in slow tempo.
22 guitar strumming and picking patterns. Work great with any kind of 8-triplet feel song. Strong backbeat shuffle feel.
Reggae (68 patterns)
- Reggae 1
23 advanced variants of Reggae/Rock Steady style guitar accompaniment riffs. Feature 1-, 2-, 4-measure 16th-feel highly syncopated strumming and picking rhythm phrases.
- Reggae 2
29 sophisticated Reggae guitar accompaniment rhythm phrases. Feature 2-, 4-, 8-measure 8-triplet strumming patterns of great rhythmic variety with deep backbeat feel.
- Raggae 3
15 vigorous Reggae/Hip Hop guitar strumming riffs. Feature highly accentuated and syncopated 16-triplet rhythm phrases with strong backbeat feel.
Rock 8-beat (74 patterns)
14 powerful medium tempo Rock/R&B picking riffs. Inspired by Peter Green backing guitar arrangements. Feature 1-, 2-, 4-, 8-measure highly accentuated and syncopated 8th-feel rhythm phrases.
- CountryRock 1
15 powerful Rock/Country Rock style 8th-feel rhythm patterns. Based on I Like It, I Love It song (by Tim McGraw) real acoustic guitar part. Feature highly accentuated 2-, 8-measure strumming riffs with strong beat.
- CountryRock 2
13 powerful Rock/Country Rock style 8th-feel rhythm patterns. Based on I Like It, I Love It song (by Tim McGraw) real electric guitar part. Feature highly accentuated 2-, 4-, 8-measure strumming riffs with strong beat.
19 powerful Rock style rhythms. Based on Proud Mary song by Credence Clearwater Revival real guitar part. Strongly upbeat/offbeat syncopated 8-feel phrases. Work great with any Country/Rock/Pop/Beat style song.
13 vigorous light Rock style guitar riffs. Feature 1-, 2-, 4-, 8-measure 8th-feel syncopated rhythm phrases using combined guitar techniques.
Rock 16-beat (60 patterns)
18 powerful Rock/Funk/R&Blues style patterns. Feature strongly syncopated straight 16th rhythm phrases.
9 specific Jazz/Rock/Funk patterns, based on Yearning Learning song by Earth, Wind and Fire. Feature variations of a 16th-feel strongly syncopated “ostinato bass/double-note” picking riff.
14 sophisticated 16th-feel Rock/Soul/Funk style riffs. When used with key-note-octave chord (key note doubled in octave) give specific “tonic ostinato” sound to the rhythm background.
19 powerfull hard rock strumming rhythm patterns. Based on You Can’t Do It Right song (Deep Purple) real rhythm guitar part.
Rock Slow (46 patterns)
23 sophisticated 16-feel rhythm patterns. Work great with 4/4 Pop/Rock ballad songs. Feature strongly syncopated staccato and legato phrases.
23 sophisticated 16-feel plucking rhythms inspired by the world’s famous Hotel California (Eagles). In our 1-, 2-, 4-measure patterns we emulated the accompanying 12-string guitar part performed on live record as close as possible. You can now easily use them for any Country/Pop/Rock Ballad song with any chord progression of your choice.
Rock’n’Roll (50 patterns)
- Rock&Roll 1
13 strumming patterns, featuring 16-feel syncopated rhythm phrases for fast 70s Rock&Roll guitar background.
- Rock&Roll 2
12 strumming patterns, featuring straight 8ths syncopated rhythm phrases for fast 60s Rock’n’Roll guitar background.
25 strumming and picking patterns, featuring 8-triplet feel rhythm phrases for 50s Rock’n’Roll guitar background.
Jazz (52 patterns)
- Blues 8-beat
18 authentic Jazz-Blues 8-beat guitar rhythms. Inspired by Wes Montgomery straight 16ths comping style. Feature 2-, 4-, 8- measure advanced jazz riffs and fills.
10 powerful Acid Jazz/Rock/Funk style rhythms. Feature strongly syncopated 16-triplet feel phrases (double time swing feel).
24 fast Jazz waltz swung 8th patterns. Feature 1-, 4-, 8-measure powerful jazz rhythm phrases in Joe Pass/Wes Montgomery comping style.
Oldies (53 patterns)
11 powerful Charleston style banjo rhythms. Feature 1-, 2-, 4-measure 8-triplet feel syncopated phrases.
31 strongly syncopated 8-triplet rhythms performing Dixie style banjo accompaniment techniques — strumming and picking.
11 syncopated Dixie style 8-triplet guitar strumming rhythm phrases. Strong shuffle feel.
World (66 patterns)
36 sophisticated 3/4 and 4/4 Flamenco patterns, inspired by Paco De Lucia/Al Di Meola performing style. Feature 16-, 16T-, 32-feel Spanish guitar rhythm phrases using both strumming and finger-picking techniques. Work great with any 6-voice chord sequence.
14 vigorous Country style cut time guitar accompaniment patterns. Feature 1-, 2-, 4-, 8-measure even and syncopated rhythm phrases with strong backbeat feel.
21 fast Pop/Country style strumming, finger-picking, and bass&chord rhythm patterns. Based on I’ve Just Seen A Face song (Beatles) real guitar parts.
* The following list shows audio materials heard:
Classical — Tarrega, Aguado, Carcassi, Mertz.
Banjo — Mark Barnett, Carl Jackson.
Slide & Bottleneck Guitar — John Fahey, Leo Kottke.
Bluegrass, Country — Tommy Flint, Tim McGraw.
Pedal Steel Guitar — DeWitt Scott, Buddy Emmons, Jerry Byrd, Paul Franklin.
Jazz — Joe Diorio, Johnny Smith, Joe Pass, Bucky Pizzarelly, Charlie Byrd, George Benson, Wes Mongomery, Barney Kessel.
Rock’n’Roll — Bill Haley, Chuck Berry, Carl Perkins, Bo Diddley.
Blues — B. B. King, J. J. Cale, Rick Derringer, Rory Gallagher, Roy Buchanan, John Lee Hooker, Glenn Hughes, S. R. Vaughan.
Flamenco — Juan Serrano, Paco De Lucia.
Latin — Antonio Carlos Jobim, Al Di Meola, Carlos Santana.
Rock — Duane Allman, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Ritchie Blackmore, Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Peter Framton, Steve Howe, Alvin Lee.
Rock/Jazz/Fusion — Steve Katz, Terry Kath, John McLaughlin.
Funk — Larry Carlton, Robbin Ford, Lee Ritenour.
Comets, Little Richard, Animals, Beatles, Rolling Stones, Cream, Creedence, Eagles, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Blood Sweat and Tears, Chicago, James Brown, Bob Marley, Gipsy Kings, Earth Wind & Fire, Yellow Jackets...