African Rhythm Midi Files

Page last modified:June 27, 2018.

Newest file ( 'Staying Alive' by Bee Gees) uploaded on February 12, 2017

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This is why I was looking. You don't have to listen to rhythms and dissect them. Hundreds of standard brazilian, cuban, and african rhythms are available in drum notation. It wouldn't be hard to re-draw that into midi files. In fact I have done this many times. I am amazed that someone hasn't already midi-fied all these rhythms from around the. Percussion, intricate rhythms and beach grooves. Neki Stranac (also known as ShazaLaKazoo member) is a well-known experimentalist and innovator in contemporary dance music with ethnic sound. Neki - being a creator of this sample pack shows his vision of this genre. 307 musical elements from this pack are giving you an opportunity to inject the.

MIDI drum kits and loops are a great alternative to physical drums, it enables ease in recording, especially when you need to mic up, as there is no reason for the rhythm section to come from acoustic drums in a home recording studio. MIDI capability enables you to have lots of options to choose from with regards to different drum samples. African and Caribbean portal: African and Caribbean Midi Files. Free African Stock Music “African Safari Drums”. This percussion-driven song uses a wide variety of drum sounds to create an intense rhythm that builds to a powerful climax. It blends the sounds and rhythms of African beats into a complex, modern drum tune. African and Caribbean portal: African and Caribbean Midi Files. Free African Stock Music “African Safari Drums”. This percussion-driven song uses a wide variety of drum sounds to create an intense rhythm that builds to a powerful climax. It blends the sounds and rhythms of African.

I do not take credit for the creation, sequencing, or arrangement of these files. I just enjoy collecting them. A few I may have tweaked a little to sound better on the (at the time) AWE64 or to fix a stuck note or sustain pedal. Credit belongs to the authors as listed in the copyright notes/properties of the files. Also, all of these files are assumed to be in the public domain.

This page was originally designed to work with the Crescendo plug-in in Netscape. Alas, Crescendo is toast and I haven't used Netscape in forever. Well. now it's designed to work best with Internet Explorer and uses Windows Media Player for the plugin. Oh, it works just fine with Firefox 32-bit versions 2.X - 54.X as well. You may need to install the Microsoft® Windows Media Player Firefox Plugin which I have made available here. The sites where you used to be able to get it no longer exist. (Doh!)

Sep 1, 2017: With Firefox 55 and later, the Windows Media Player plugin will no longer work even with the workaround below. It does still work with Firefox 52 ESR which you can get here. According to the chart on this page, the ESR version will work until the ESR 59 version comes out in Spring/Summer of 2018.

Feb 25, 2017: Beginning with Firefox 52, the Windows Media Player plugin will no longer work. See Why do Java, Silverlight, Adobe Acrobat and other plugins no longer work? - Mozilla Support Community. So, I'm not sure what I will do yet. On the DVD pages I may record the MIDI themes as MP3 files and use those. I've done this with the Benny Hill one.

Update: As it turns out, according to this DSLReports thread, with Firefox 52, you can use the NPAPI plugins by doing the following:

  • Go to about:config
  • Right-click and choose New -> Boolean and make a preference name called plugin.load_flash_only and set it to false.

May 15, 2013: For those that just upgraded to Firefox 21.X, you might have noticed the Windows Media Player Plugin is no longer seen. For now, the easiest solution to correct this is to go into about:config and change the value for plugins.load_appdir_plugins from false to true and restart Firefox. For more information about this, read this MozillaZine Thread.

Jan 24, 2013: For those using Windows 7 (like me now), you'll want to read my post on How to Make MIDI Files Sound Better in Windows 7

Some of my favorite MIDI files for download:

Note: I (used to) have a Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro and these sound(ed) great on it. All of the files here use the General MIDI format and do not require any special Sound Fonts or anything. For those with a X-Fi / Audigy / Live / AWE64 / AWE32 / SB32, check out my Sound Blaster page for stuff more specific to it.

RESET.MID (play it in midi frame) - I created this MIDI file out of frustration when I would play one particular MIDI file and certain ones I played after it sounded wrong (wrong instruments, the absence of some instruments, and so on). Also, every now and then I would get hold of a MIDI file that had a stuck note at the end of it and the only way to stop it was to reboot the system or load up my copy of Cakewalk Apprentice (by Twelve Tone Systems, Inc.) and hit the Panic Button in it. What I wanted was a MIDI file version of Cakewalk Apprentice's Panic button. With some help from their Tech Support and my own investigation, this is what I've come up with.

= Play the file in a popup media player window. You may have to enable popups for it to appear.

Bluegrass

Arthur 'Guitar Boogie' Smith
'Dueling Banjos' [2:23]
Ervin T. Rouse (composer)
'Orange Blossom Special' [2:35]
Johnny Horton
'Battle of New Orleans' [2:35]
Traditional
'Red Haired Boy' [2:16] sequenced by R.G. Allen

Classical

Beethoven
'Fur Elise' [2:21]
Modest Moussorgsky
'Night on Bald Mountain' [11:12]
'Pictures at an Exhibition' [29:43]

Country

Conway Twitty
'Slow Hand' [3:58]
Garth Brooks
'Friends in Low Places' [3:44]
'The Thunder Rolls' [3:54]
The Charlie Daniels Band
'The Devil Went Down to Georgia' [3:47]

Dance

Bee Gees, The
'Night Fever' [3:39]
C&C Music Factory
'Everybody Dance Now' [4:07] Karoake, has lyrics!
'Gonna Make You Sweat' [4:07]
Chic
'Le Freak' [4:55]
Commodores
'Brick House' [4:56]
Lips Inc.
'Funky Town' [5:40]
Los del Rios
'Macarena' [4:10]
The Tramps
'Disco Inferno' [4:06]
Unlimited
'No Limits' [3:27]

Electronic

Unique II
'Break My Stride' [3:07]

Folk

Gordon Lightfoot
'Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald' [6:40]

Heavy Metal

Dokken
'Dream Warriors' [4:04]
Metallica
'and Justice for All' [9:59]
'Blackened' [6:43]
'Damage' [5:01]
'Enter Sandman' [5:32]
'Harvester of Sorrow' [6:21]
'Jump in the Fire' [4:43]
'Master of Puppets' [7:54]
'Nothing Else Matters' [6:22]
'On Through the Never' [4:04]
'One' [6:57] YouTube Video
'Sad But True' [5:20]
'Unforgiven' [6:09]
'Wherever I May Roam' [6:42]

Miscellaneous

Andre Dossinger
'Space' [2:29]
Joerock
'Joerock's Megamix' [5:37] See megamix.txt for more info.
Mark Headrick
'Reset MIDI Device' [0:02]
New Order
'Blue Monday' [7:37]
Unknown Mixes
'Mix97' [9:09]
'UltiMix' [7:36]
Warlock / Grace S.
'Guitarous' [4:07] Instrumental Guitar converted from a MOD file

New Age & Celtic

Bomi
'Drunken Sailor's Dance' [2:49] I remember singing this in vocal music class.
Enigma
'Mea Culpa' [3:52]
'Return to Innocence' [4:12]
'Sadeness' [4:28]
Enya
'Carribean Blue' [2:56]
'Cursum Perficio' [4:25]
'Orinico Flow' [4:20]
'Storms in Africa' [4:04]
Michael Walthius
'Echoes' [5:47]
Ronin Hardiman (from Lord of the Dance)
'Gypsy' [2:13]
'Riverdance' [5:48]
'Siamsa' [4:38]
'Victory' [2:47]
Suzanne Ciani
'Mozart' [3:48]
'The Velocity of Love' [4:25]

Pop & Rock

Ace of Base
'All That She Wants' [3:26]
'Don't Turn Around' [3:46]
'Happy Nation' [3:32]
'The Sign' [3:12]
'Wheel of Fortune' [3:52]
Bangles
'Walk like an Egyptian' [3:15]
Bee Gees
'Staying Alive' [1:59] Cause it was the 59th Grammys
Billy Idol
'Flesh for Fantasy' [4:06]
'Mony Mony' [3:29]
'White Wedding' [3:22]
Bob Seger
'Old Time Rock and Roll' [6:17]
Britney Spears
'Baby One More Time' [3:24]
Chantays, The
'Pipeline' [3:42]
Chris Rea
'Road to Hell' [4:08]
Club Nouveau
'Lean On Me' [5:30]
Crash Test Dummies
'Mmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm' [3:44]
Danny & the Juniors
'At the Hop' [2:30]
Dire Straits
'Money for Nothing' [8:04]
'Sultans of Swing' [6:04]
Donna Summer
'She Works Hard For The Money' [4:05]
Doors, The
'Riders on the Storm' [7:34]
Eagles
'One of These Nights' [4:35] Has lyrics!
Elton John
'Candle in the Wind' [6:36]
'Pinball Wizard' [3:22]
Eric Clapton
'Cocaine' [3:57]
'Layla' [5:02]
'Tears in Heaven' [4:24]
'White Room' [5:36]
Europe
'Final Countdown' [5:26] this song Rocks!!!
Falco
'Rock Me Amadeus' [2:36]
Foreigner
'Waiting For A Girl Like You' [4:38]
Frankie goes to Hollywood
'Relax' [3:37]
Gap Band, The
'You Dropped the Bomb on Me' [4:14]
Genesis
'I Can't Dance' [4:03] but the banana can!
'Mama' [5:23]
George Michael (Wham)
'Careless Whisper' [5:52]
Human League, The
'Don't You Want Me?' [4:03]
Jerry Lee Lewis
'Great Balls of Fire' [1:56]
Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
'Love Potion No. 9' [2:08] It even has Lyrics
Joan Jett
'I Love Rock and Roll' [3:01]
Journey
'Oh Sherri' [3:50]
Kansas
'Dust in the Wind' [3:27]
Linda Ronstadt
'You're No Good' [3:45] Has Lyrics
London Beat
'I've Been Thinking About You' [3:18] (Karaoke)
Madonna
'Borderline' [3:57]
'Get Into the Groove' [5:26]
'La Isla Bonita' [3:55]
'Like a Virgin' [3:15]
Marvin Gaye
'I Heard It Through the Grapevine' [4:24]
'Sexual Healing' [4:29] good song
Mason Williams
'Classical Gas' [2:46]
Men At Work
'Land Down Under' [3:25]
Men Without Hats
'Safety Dance' [4:32]
Michael Jackson
'Beat It!' [4:14]
'Smooth Criminal' [3:29] Contains Lyrics!
'Thriller' [5:28] Has Lyrics!
No Doubt
'Don't Speak' [4:26]
Pet Shop Boys
'West End Girls' [4:29] Has Lyrics
Peter Schilling
'Major Tom' [3:43]
Queen
'Another One Bites the Dust' [2:57]
R.E.M.
'Losing My Religion' [4:37]
Rolling Stones
'(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction' [3:37]
'Start Me Up' [3:36]
Shocking Blue
'Venus' [4:04] Bananarama performed cover of song in 1986
Steve Miller Band
'Abracadabra' [3:51]
'Fly Like an Eagle' [4:04]
'Joker' [4:34]
Sting
'Every Breath You Take' [3:40]
STYX
'Mr. Roboto' [4:36]
Surfaris
'Wipe Out!' [4:48] great drum track!
Survivor
'Eye of the Tiger' [4:05]
Talking Heads
'Burnin' Down the House!!!' [4:09]
Thompson Twins
'Hold Me Now' [4:30]
Toto
'Down in Africa' [4:13]
Ugly Kid Joe
'Cats in the Cradle' [4:01]
Van Halen
'Jump' [4:22]
Yes
'Owner of a Lonely Heart' [6:17]
ZZ Top
'Under Pressure' [3:39]

Rap

Blondie
'Rapture' [4:35]

Rhythm & Blues

Bill Withers
'Ain't No Sunshine' [3:38]
Sade
'Smooth Operator' [4:34] YouTube Video

Trance

DJ Sammy and Yanou
'Heaven' [4:04] Not too bad.
Jason Flaherty
'Trance Dominant' [4:05]
The Shamen
'Boss Drum' [3:47]
Unknown
'Trance' [5:46]

TV & Movie Themes

African Rhythm Midi Files Converter

Bill Conti
'Rocky: 'Gonna Fly Now' [2:46] by Bill Conti
Ennio Morricone
'The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly' [3:15] by Ennio Morricone
Henry Mancini
'Pink Panther Theme' [2:32] YouTube Video
Ian Lewis
'Bad Boys' [3:59] the theme to Cops!
John Williams
'Jaws Theme' [1:45]
'Lost In Space' [2:11] (New Mix) (John Williams)
'Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Raider's March' [5:09]
'Star Wars: 'Duel of Fates' [4:09] Sounds good on the X-Fi
'Star Wars: 'Imperial March' [1:46]
'Star Wars: 20th Century Fox logo and Main Theme' [2:23]
U-96
'Dasboot' [5:21]
Unknown
'Star Trek V: The Final Frontier Theme' [3:40]
'Star Trek: First Contact Theme' [2:48]
'Star Trek: Generations Theme' [1:45]
'Air Force One' [1:56]
'Apollo 13' [2:35]
'Axel-F Theme' [2:46] 7/1/97 Better sounding version.
'Battlestar Gallactica' [3:16]
'Benny Hill Theme' [1:58] seq. by Don Carroll
'Blade Runner' [3:44]
'Budweiser Theme' [1:26] This Bud's for You!
'Doctor Who' [1:20]
'Ghostbusters Theme' [4:06]
'Gilligan's Island' [1:00] Variation of the above
'Gilligan's Island' [1:00]
'Holy Grail' [0:18]
'James Bond' [1:52]
'Mission Impossible' [3:14] Theme, variation 2
'Monty Python Theme' [2:03]
'Mortal Kombat Theme' [3:06]
'Superman Theme' [4:27]
'Terminator II Theme' [1:53]
'Thunderbirds Theme' [3:15]
'THX Intro Sound' [0:20]
'Titanic - 'My heart will go on' [5:00] (Celine Dion) seq. by Tim Akehurst, Dedicated to Lara
'X-Files Theme, Dance Version' [3:29]
'X-Files Theme, Full' [3:29]
'X-Files Theme, Intro' [0:45]

Videos of MIDI Files Being Played

Links to other MIDI sites and resources

Update Monday, October 03, 2011: It seems that the bulk of the sites I had linked on here either no longer exist or their contents had totally changed or been removed. I am currently looking for some new sites to link here.


  • Music of Cyberspace (www.keybdwizrd.com), contains original songs by Michael D. Walthius. His music is excellent and I highly recommend visiting this site. Per copyright restrictions, I cannot post any of his files here. 4/18/2007: Well, dang. his website is gone. Hmmm.. :( 7/19/2009: Hey, I found his new website! www.michaelwalthius.com or www.thekeyboardwizard.com

  • MIDI Manufacturers Association - Lot of hardware and other information here about MIDI
  • alt.binaries.sounds.midi USENET Newsgroup. Great place for trading MIDI files. If you're looking for a particular MIDI file, this is the place to ask.
  • I had a link to the FAQ from alt.binaries.sounds.midi, a lot of useful information with many common questions about MIDIs answered, but it's not valid anymore. Looking for another site. If you know where it is now, contact me. For now, you can look at an old copy I have: absmfaq.txt.

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New Beard Media African Guitar Rhythms Vol.1 WAV
Size 44 Mb

African Guitar Rhythms Vol 1

A collection of vibrant African style electric guitar tracks reminiscent of Mbira and Soukous styles and ranging from 100 to 125 BPM.

List of folders and files:

African Guitar Rhythms Track 1 – C – 100 BPM

African

Track 1 – C – 100 BPM – accent 1 – pan left.wav
Track 1 – C – 100 BPM – accent 1 – pan right.wav
Track 1 – C – 100 BPM – accent 1 – stereo.wav
Track 1 – C – 100 BPM – accent 2 – pan left.wav
Track 1 – C – 100 BPM – accent 2 – pan right.wav
Track 1 – C – 100 BPM – accent 2 – stereo.wav
Track 1 – C – 100 BPM – rhythm 1 – pan left.wav
Track 1 – C – 100 BPM – rhythm 1 – pan right.wav
Track 1 – C – 100 BPM – rhythm 1 – stereo.wav
Track 1 – C – 100 BPM – rhythm 2 – pan left.wav
Track 1 – C – 100 BPM – rhythm 2 – pan right.wav
Track 1 – C – 100 BPM – rhythm 2 – stereo.wav

African Guitar Rhythms Track 2 – G – 124 BPM

African Rhythm Midi Files Free

Track 2 – G – 124 BPM – accent 1 – pan left.wav
Track 2 – G – 124 BPM – accent 1 – pan right.wav
Track 2 – G – 124 BPM – accent 1 – stereo.wav
Track 2 – G – 124 BPM – accent 2 – pan left.wav
Track 2 – G – 124 BPM – accent 2 – pan right.wav
Track 2 – G – 124 BPM – accent 2 – stereo.wav
Track 2 – G – 124 BPM – rhythm 1 – pan left.wav
Track 2 – G – 124 BPM – rhythm 1 – pan right.wav
Track 2 – G – 124 BPM – rhythm 1 – stereo.wav

African Guitar Rhythms Track 3 – A – 125 BPM

Track 3 – A – 125 BPM – Acoustic Accent 1 – center.wav
Track 3 – A – 125 BPM – Acoustic Accent 1 – pan left.wav
Track 3 – A – 125 BPM – Acoustic Accent 1 – pan right.wav
Track 3 – A – 125 BPM – Acoustic Accent 1 – stereo.wav
Track 3 – A – 125 BPM – Acoustic Accent 2 – pan left.wav
Track 3 – A – 125 BPM – Acoustic Accent 2 – pan right.wav
Track 3 – A – 125 BPM – Acoustic Accent 2 – stereo.wav
Track 3 – A – 125 BPM – Acoustic Accent 3 – pan left.wav
Track 3 – A – 125 BPM – Acoustic Accent 3 – pan right.wav
Track 3 – A – 125 BPM – Acoustic Accent 3 – stereo.wav
Track 3 – A – 125 BPM – Acoustic Rhythm 1 – pan left.wav
Track 3 – A – 125 BPM – Acoustic Rhythm 1 – pan right.wav
Track 3 – A – 125 BPM – Acoustic Rhythm 1 – stereo.wav
Track 3 – A – 125 BPM – Electric Rhythm 1 – pan left.wav
Track 3 – A – 125 BPM – Electric Rhythm 1 – pan right.wav
Track 3 – A – 125 BPM – Electric Rhythm 1 – stereo.wav

African Guitar Rhythms Track 4 – D – 115 BPM

Track 4 – D – 115 BPM – Accent 1 – pan left.wav
Track 4 – D – 115 BPM – Accent 1 – pan right.wav
Track 4 – D – 115 BPM – Accent 1 – stereo.wav
Track 4 – D – 115 BPM – Rhythm 1 – pan left.wav
Track 4 – D – 115 BPM – Rhythm 1 – pan right.wav
Track 4 – D – 115 BPM – Rhythm 1 – stereo.wav
Track 4 – D – 115 BPM – Rhythm 2.wav

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