Friday, January 29, 2010

New Songs & Styles - 60's Styles, Elton John, Celine Dion, Eric Clapton & More

This week's new releases for Yamaha MusicSoft and Internet Direct Connection will be music to the ears of fans of early rock and roll and fans of styles alike.  Four new rock styles are in stock this week, and we've also released tons of new songs from some of the biggest names in pop music: Elton John, Celine Dion, Eric Clapton, George Michael, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley and the Bee Gees.

The new styles this week all have a distinctive early rock and roll sound, covering the sort of beats that are perfect for playing Elvis and Beatles classics. Take a listen to the samples below.

Elvis SI Rock - a piano heavy pop ballad track perfect for 50s and 60s style crooning.



8 Days Shuffle - an uptempo backing track with handclaps, horn accents and nice moving bassline.



Sugar Beat - a light, acoustic guitar driven pop rock beat, heavy on crash cymbals.



Sixty Shuffle
- a driving rock and roll style with horn and piano accents.



Or you can get all four new styles for half off the original price with the 60's Style Pack, Volume Two.

As for the new songs this week, it's a truly all star lineup. We have hits available from all of the big names listed above, as well as songs from Frank Sinatra, the Carpenters, Rob Stewart, and a new version of Procol Harum's "A Whiter Shade of Pale", featuring one of the best play along organ melodies in the rock canon.

Keep reading for a full list of new songs and styles.

Styles

60's Styles Pack, Volume Two

Songs

Nikita - Elton John
My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
Careless Whisper - George Michael
Lay Down Sally - Eric Clapton
Man In the Mirror - Michael Jackson
Massachussetts - The Bee Gees
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
Abracadabra - Steve Miller Band
Achy Breaky Heart - Billy Ray Cyrus
A Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum
Hold the Line - Toto
New York, New York - Frank Sinatra
My Way - Frank Sinatra
Living Next Door to Alice - Smokie
Needles and Pins - Smokie
Petit Fluer - Max Greger Orchestra
It Started With A Kiss - Hot Chocolate
I Could Easily Fall In Love With You - Cliff Richard
Da Doo Ron Ron - The Carpenters
Donna (In the version of Cliff Richard) - Richie Valens
Ohh Wakka Doo Wakka Day - Gilbert O'Sullivan
I Try To Think About Elvis - Patty Loveless
Don't Slam The Door - Kimber Clayton
Missing You - Chris DeBurgh
Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Rod Stewart
Are You Lonesome Tonight - Christer Sjoegren

All files are available on both Yamaha MusicSoft - Yamaha's official online store - and Internet Direct Connection - Yamaha's official "on-instrument" website. In addition to providing new songs, styles, lessons, and streaming radio for your instrument, Internet Direct Connection also offers a variety of free stuff such instrument setups and registration patches and two free radio channels. If you're new to Internet Direct Connection, you can get tons of information at our Online Services website.

- Doug