Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Get the Sound of Summer on Your Keyboard With This Week's New Premium Styles

Summer is just around the corner, and this week's Premium Style releases are the perfect accompaniments for your summer music. The new styles will give you what you need to play swinging jazz foxtrot numbers, sunny 60's guitar pop, and even gradiose marches. So, whether you choose to celebrate the return of warm weather with jazz, ballroom, pop, marches or soundtracks, we've got you covered with our newest styles.

Summer Pop and Movie March are new for the Tyros3, while the Big Band Foxtrot style, previously only available for the Tyros3, is now available in versions for the Tyros2, CVP series Clavinovas and PSR keyboards.

Movie March - Summer movies mean big budgets, big action and bold, epic sounds. Many blockbuster films turn to marches when they're looking to push a scene over the top, and this style has the prominent snare and brass section you need to perfectly for recreating the effect of a soundtrack march. However, this style isn't limited to just soundtracks. The different variations offer both stately march tempos, or more upbeat rhythms, with accents on the off beats, making it flexible enough to play a variety of marches.

The new releases also give us a chance to enjoy two brand new demonstration videos from Martin Harris - keep reading for more new videos.

Summer Pop - Featuring an upbeat string arrangement and light 60's feel, this style will last you through the season and beyond.

Big Band Foxtrot - From its American roots, the Foxtrot has grown to become one of the world’s most popular ballroom dances. Swing and big band music is typically used for dancing the foxtrot and with this Style you get to lead your very own dance band!

- Doug