I know they say “Q: quickest way to shut up a guitarist? A: put some sheet music in front of him!”
But seriously, for those of us that can actually read a rhythm from sheet music, here is a listing of the Rock Songs collection of the Beat Buddy. The huge versatility of the BB means I’m never going to do all the songs on the Beat Buddy, because it contains loads of patterns I know I’ll never use. BUT, I intend to do some Blues and may be even Country as well.
This is all just so I can bring the sheet up on my iPad (or whatever) during a jam or even a rehearsal and pick the best beat to play along with. I got into a habit of doing this with another app I use (but not so much since I bought my Beat Buddy!), where I just scroll through PDF of the music , and then go back and load that drum loop into my looper. As well as giving you the ‘feel’, it’s also a good reference to find a loop with BPM close to what you’re currently playing.
Happy to provide any interested parties with the working files I used to achieve this. I quantised note starts and ends in Cubase (but any DAW would do) then exported these quantised MIDI files into Musescore to generate sheet music. It wouldn’t be too hard (for someone else?!) to re-generate these as tabs from Musescore if that was more useful.
Very happy to take feedback to see how useful (or not) others find this.