Thursday, February 17, 2011

New Yamaha Premium Styles For Soul And Swing!

We're excited to add 2 new Premium Style Files to the Yamaha MusicSoft and Internet Direct Connection catalogs this week. Yamaha Premium Styles are created to the exacting standards of the pre-installed Styles within the Tyros4 and optimized in 4 other versions for the best performance in your keyboard.

Memphis Soul
Memphis Soul Music of the 1960's and 70's was defined by artists like Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, and Booker T. & The M.G.'s. This upbeat Style showcases the groovy bass and "in the pocket" drums that are the foundation of the Memphis Sound. With this Style's sultry organ and funky horn voices you'll have all the tools to make shimmering soul music!

50's Big Band
A more relaxed yet precocious style of Big Band music had taken shape in the 1950's. Pioneered by band leaders such as Count Basie, 50's era swing produced amazing musicians like Buddy Rich, Dizzy Gillespie, Charles Mingus, and too many others to name. This Style has a gentle, matter-of-fact swing quality that makes it really unique. Clarinet voices are featured prominently in addition to a breathtakingly authentic Big Band brass section, and the world famous Yamaha piano sound.