Is the current BB song list library applicable to the BB Mini? Or does the Blues 1 song the same in both machines. Thanks for any help. Scott
Ive been trying to find out the same thing. Seems “most” dont respond to questions about the mini… I wish they had a forum devoted to the mini. As far as I can tell the song list for the BB is different than the mini as the song numbers go much higher than the 5 we get on the mini. Also im not sure if Blues 1-5 on the BB is the same as 1-5 on the Mini.
The Mini could be a gateway drug, but the lack of songlist info is disappointing. Still, I’ve had it for two days and haven’t yet gotten bored with checking out the beats in it. I need a resource, so I’m going to make this thread into the resource.
I play with a band that does a lot of trad Irish folk songs, and other modern folk music, and a little light rock. I am a great singer, but a meh guitarist – I got the mini to practice with. I don’t have actual sheet music for most of our repertoire. so I’m trying to figure out what kind of beat each song we do uses, our trad songs, lot of them seem like 3/4 – not a lot of 3/4 choices in the mini but hopefully enough to make it work. I also just like to jam. I think the mini is a cheap quick fix for that! I love the fact that I don’t need to plug an instrument into it to get a beat – I play a lot of unusual acoustic instruments that don’t plug in.
Tonight, or this weekend, I’ll pull the few references to songs for the mini from the song finder, and list them on this thread, and I’ll add my own – please feel free to add your own.
Here is a song list for just the mini
title, band mini tempo
7 Nation Army White Stripes Tango 105
A Boy Named Sue Johnny Cash Country 2 102
All The Small Things Blink 182 Punk 1 164
American Pie Don McLean Blues 1 139
And I Love Her [E] Beatles Blues 1 112
As Long as I Can See the Light Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) Blues 1 65
Baby I Love Your Way Peter Frampton Pop 1 83
Bad Bad Leroy Brown Jim Croce Country 1 144
Bad Moon Rising Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) Country 2 170
Band On The Run Wings Brushes 1 130
Basket Case Green Day Punk 1 172
Billie Jean Michael Jackson Blues 1 100
Black Magic Woman Santana Cuban Son 126
Blue Bayou Linda Ronstadt Blues 1 95
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams Green Day Rock 1 83
Box of Rain Grateful Dead Blues 1 120
Breakfast at Tiffany’s Deep Blue Something Pop 3 110
Bring Me To Life Evanescence Rock 3 100
Brokedown Palace Grateful Dead Blues 1 56
Bye, Bye, Bye NSync Pop 1 100
Chatahoochee Alan Jackson Country 2 174
China Girl David Bowiw Blues 1 134
Closing Time [G] Semisonic Rock 1 92
Come As You Are Nirvana Blues 1 120
Come On Get Higher Matt Nathanson Funk 1 90
Comes a Time Neil Young Polka 79
Counting Stars One Republic Pop 5 122
Cum on Feel the Noise Quiet Riot Punk 1 172
Dancing in the Moonlight Thin Lizzy Country 1 130
Daydream Believer Monkees Rock 1 128
Devil with a Blue Dress Mitch Ryder Blues 1 150
Diamonds On The Inside Ben Harper Brushes 1 92
Do You Believe in Magic Lovin Spoonful Country 1 142
Don’t Close Your Eyes Keith Whitley Country 1 80
Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright Bob Dylan Blues 1 111
Down On The Corner Creedence Clearwater Revival Blues 1 105
End of the World [G] REM Rock 2 203
Everybody Needs Somebody to love Blues Brothers Blues 1 196
Evil ways Santana Cha Cha 114
Fall Down [D] Toad the Wet Sprocket Rock 1 152
For a Dancer Jackson Browne Blues 1 105
Further on up the Road Bruce Springsteen Oldie 4 125
Gallows Pole Great Big Sea Techno 1 108
Hard To Handle Otis Redding Rock 5 104
Harvest Neil Young Polka 43
Hey Ho Lumineers Country 2 180
Hey Joe Jimi Hendrix Rock 1 84
Ho Hey! Lumineers Rock 4 82
Hold On Alabama Shakes Blues 1 98
Hungry Like The Wolf Duran Duran Pop 5 129
I Am a Child Neil Young Polka 85
I Can See Clearly Now Johnny Nash Blues 1 110
I Can’t Believe It TPain HipHop 1 Default
I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party Beatles Polka 95
I Hate Everything About You Three Days Grace Blues 1 95
I Melt With You Modern English Rock 1 155
I Saw the Light Todd Rundgren Oldie 4 120
I Want You to Want Me Cheap Trick Punk 1 164
If I Had $1,000,000 Barenaked Ladies Country 2 166
If I Needed Someone Beatles Country 4 127
I’m Yours Jason Mraz Reggae 4 Default
In Your Eyes Peter Gabriel Brushes5 80
It’s a Shame About Ray Lemonheads Blues 1 130
I’ve Just Seen a Face Beatles Polka 239
Jeremy Pearl Jam Rock 4 100
Juicy Biggie Beatbox 1 96
Jumper [Fmaj7] 3rd Eye Blind Rock 1 91
Killing Moon Echo and the Bunnymen Blues 1 125
King of the Road [A] Roger Miller Blues 1 134
La Bamba Richie Valens Country 2 155
Laid James Brushes 1 110
Land Down Under Men at Work Rumba 104
Last Kiss Cavaliers Oldie 5 120
Learning to Fly Tom Petty Blues 1 117
Let It Be The Beatles Brushes2 66
Let It Rain [D] Eric Clapton Blues 1 125
Long as I Can See the Light Creedence Clearwater Revival Blues 1 65
Long May You Run Neil Young Polka 73
Loud Sammy Hagar Rock 2
Love Ain’t for Keeping The Who Rock 2 74
Love Me Two Times [E7] The Doors Blues 1 133
Me And Bobby McGee Janis Joplin Blues 1 95
Melissa Allmann Brothers Blues 1 82
Melt with You [C] Modern English Rock 1 155
Moves Like Jagger Maroon 5 Pop 5 125
Need You Now Lady Antebellum Blues 1 108
No Rest for the Wicked Cage the Elephant Funk 1 83
Off The Hook Rolling Stones Polka 79
Old Time Rock and Roll Bob Seger Blues 1 124
Only Wanna Be With You Hootie & The Blowfish Pop 1 108
Paint it Black [Em] Rolling Stones Rock 1 159
Peaceful Easy Feeling The Eagles Blues 1 140
Play that Funky Music Wild Cherry Techno 1 110
Ready For Love Bad Company Funk 3 70
Ring of Fire Johnny Cash Brushes 1 Default
Ripple Grateful Dead Polka 62
Riptide Vance Joy Country 2 200
Rocket Man Elton John Rock 1 72
Royals Lorde HipHop 1 86
Scotty Doesn’t Know Lustra Punk 1 172
Semi Charmed Life [G] 3rd Eye Blind Blues 1 102
Signs Five Man Electrical Band Blues 1 77
Silver Threads and Golden Needles Linda Ronstadt Blues 1 144
Simple Man Lynyrd Skynyrd Blues 1 59
Simple Man Neil Young Blues 1 59
Sit Down James Country 1 130
Slide Goo Goo Dolls Rock 2 111
Soul Man Blues Brothers Blues 1 113
Still The Same Bob Seger Blues 1 116
Sultans of Swing [Dm] Dire Straits Blues 1 148
Summer of ‘69 Bryan Adams Oldie 5 126
Sweet Melissa Allman Brothers Blues 1 82
Take It Easy The Eagles Blues 1 138
Take It Easy Jackson Browne Oldie 3 141
Take It To The Limit The Eagles Blues 2 88
Take me Home, Country Roads John Denver Brushes 1 82
Tequila Sunrise The Eagles Blues 1 110
The Weight The Band Brushes 1 78
Three Little Birds Bob Marley Reggae 4 70
Top Of The World Carpenters Blues 1 85
Torn And Frayed Rolling Stones Country 5 109
Tupelo Honey Van Morrison Blues 1 71
Twist and Shout Beatles, Isley Brothers Oldie 4 120
Under the Milky Way The Church Blues 1 110
Valerie The Zutons Blues 1 94
Wagon Wheel Old Crow Medicine Show Country 1 130
Wagon Wheel OMC Country 2 120
Waiting On a Friend Rolling Stones Rock 3 114
We’re an American Band Grand Funk Railroad Blues 1 128
What I Got Sublime Funk 4 100
When Julie Comes Around The Cuflinks Blues 1 142
Who is Cheatin’ Who Charie McLain/Alan Jackson Country 1 134
Wicked Game [Bm] Chris Isaak Blues 1 115
Wicked Garden Stone Temple Pilots Rock 2 78
Wish you were here/comfortably numb Pink Floyd Rock 1 60
Wonder of You Elvis Blues 4 84
Wonderwall [Em Capo 1] Oasis Blues 1 87
Yellow Ledbetter Pearl Jam Blues 1 71
You Got It Roy Orbison Oldie 3 120
You Wreck Me Tom Petty Rock 1 160
Young Girl Gary Puckett Oldie 3 125
Your Body is a Wonderland John Mayer Pop 1 Default
I really don’t like the format – but this was best I could do on the fly. I’ll work on it more later – but I thought all the people with a Mini deserve a concise list.
I’m getting together with the band this weekend, so I’ll update this list with some trad Irish songs Monday. Happy jamming!
Maybe we can coordinate efforts… I just found your post, so we’ve been working independently with the same idea. My list is at the following link:
Can I get your permission to incorporate some of your suggested patterns as examples within my own chart? Also, feel free to comment on my format.
FYI, excel does have searchable formats, but I recall that it is not an allowable format for upload. We may have to catalogue using excel and then just publish different reference charts sorted by band, song name and genre.
If we get enough content, maybe we can request a separate category on the forum just for mini tips and resources.
Thank you for all your work. I hope you don’t mind, but I took your list and added commas (and deleted some where necessary), to make a .csv file that will open in Excel you can then sort by song, band or beat type. Just remove the .txt and save as .csv and you are good to go.
Kirt and all, thanks for above…I added another ~#85, bringing the total to #225-ish. Probably more than I need This is a wonderful technical age to be a musician. I separated the drum kit and BPM into separate columns, comma delimited, so you can sort on either in excel. (Same .csv.txt file type, although I saved mine from excel and renamed it, if that matters.)
You have all done a great job collaborating on the “songs and beats” spreadsheet. I’ve used something very similar for my SR-16 to build medleys and set lists, at least until the SR-16 was retired. Let’s keep it going!
I’m hoping that the “mini pattern catalogue file” mentioned above is a good resource for a beat buddy mini owner that is trying to match up a pattern/rudiment to a song that’s not on your songs and beats list, or is looking to play the song in a different style or genre from what it on that list. I fully agree that the void for the mini resources needs to be filled. In any case, if you have no objections, I would like to use the “songs and beats” csv file as it builds to flesh out the style/comment column in the “mini pattern catalogue”. Of course, still invite suggestions on further refinement of the “mini pattern catalogue” linked above in the thread.
My hope is that we can get both of these resources developed to a point where we can get a sticky for mini resources within the forum. Perhaps we should brainstorm some strategies that we, the users, can employ to make that happen.
Thank you for adding all the great songs! I appreciate all the work that has been done. I was feeling sort of left out because there wasn’t really the support for the Beatbuddy Mini. This is a great resource to have.
Thanks! This list is quite resourceful!
Forgot to say thanks. Posted the question a while back and tracked for a while and figured I must be one of the few mini owners. Came back a few months back - and wow! Side note - my mini was acting up - when I turned or just touched the knobs - the settings would change. It was hard to change settings. I sort of stopped using it. Then I got a bright idea that I should tell Singular Sound. They replaced it well after a year (2-year warranty). Good to know it is a good company and it is being supported by generous users. Enough kind words - back to the woodshed.
Thanks for the list. As I go through our 180 song repertoire and find the appropriate settings I will post to the forum in Excel format.
i’m new, considering purchasing the bb mini or the full sized one, don’t know! i have the alesis sr16 it doesn’t seem to do what i need. i sing predominately country ballads. my friend has the full size one, but he’s a pro bass player from Ireland, and it seems great for him.
we do a number of songs in your list, which he is checking out with his list from the full unit to see if there is any similarity.
i posted yesterday. my friend is having trouble matching the mini list to the full size BB list he has made.
My friend with the full sized BB says the list works on his but his choices re songs are different. He has a larger selection to choose from.
That being said, i will be purchasing the BBMini. We both have the Alesis sr16 and disagree on choices.