Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Big Band Jazz Sounds Abound In This Week's New Premium Styles

Fans of big band jazz will find plenty to love in this week's new Premium Style releases. With both the versatile mid tempo Big Band Train style, and the more rollicking and upbeat Big Band Shuffle now available in new versions for the Tyros3 and other Yamaha keyboard models, you'll be swinging harder than ever. Or, if hard driving soul is more your style, R&B Rock will give you the powerful drums and horns you need to push your performances over the top.

Big Band Shuffle and R&B Rock are new for the Tyros3, while the Big Band Train style, previously only available for the Tyros3, is now available in versions for the Tyros2, CVP series Clavinovas and PSR keyboards.

The new releases also give us a chance to enjoy two brand new demonstration videos from Martin Harris - take a look below.

Big Band Shuffle - A lively Shuffle with a modern big band accompaniment.

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Big Band Train - The sound of American big band music is as popular now as it was back in the 1940’s. This upbeat Style has all the band members you would expect – drums, acoustic bass, jazz guitar, piano, saxes and brass – with a complimenting bank of One Touch Settings for you to play along.

R&B Rock - Raspy and raw, in the exciting Style of mid 1960’s American R&B.

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