According to Wikipedia, Musicologists consider the following as typical traits of the Pop music genre:
- An aim of appealing to a general audience, rather than to a particular sub-culture or ideology
- An emphasis on craftsmanship rather than formal "artistic" qualities
- An emphasis on recording, production, and technology, over live performance
- A tendency to reflect existing trends rather than progressive developments
- Much pop music is intended to encourage dancing, or it uses dance-oriented beats or rhythms
Mid 80's Chart Pop
A perfect style for the A-ha classic "Take On Me". This style features a few different synth voices, ranging from lush pads to wire leads!
It's all about the upbeat sunny pop made famous in songs like "Walking On Sunshine". This style has a warm electric guitar, sax, and trumpet voices! Super bright!
90's Pop Ballad
A groovy piano pop style with a big string section, sax and classical guitar voice. Pop ballads are the best!
Old Country Pop
This style is extremely versatile! Use it to play old Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, or Buck Owens songs! One Touch Settings include pedal steel and slide guitar, so you can pick like Carl Perkins!
60's Pop Beat
The 60's Pop Beat style has Roy Orbison written all over it. Classic piano, organ, and guitar voices lend themselves nicely to pop gems like "Pretty Woman".
60's 4 Beat Soul
Want to play "Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch"? Then you need the 60's 4 Beat Soul style. It's perfect for any soul tune that has all 4 beats on the snare! A big string section, sax, and harmonica give you the voices to get down!
UK Pop in the same vein as Jamiroquai, comes complete with pop piano and some groovy synth sounds!
80's Chart Hit
Expertly crafted to give you the tools to play Dexy's Midnight Runner's classic "Come On Eileen". All the variations are extremely accurate in this tribute style, and the violin and accordian voices are perfect!
A big production style file, paying tribute to 1960's pop swing in a 12/8 time signature! Lush strings, brass, and piano voices are pre-programmed in the One Touch Settings.
60's Chart Beat
Rock solid back beat with a little bit of soul for all your upbeat 60's pop needs! The organ and trumpet voices really stand out in this style!