Friday, September 9, 2011

New Premium Styles! 60's Gospel Soul & 70s 6-8 Country Ballad!

We're always talking about how Yamaha Premium Styles can be used to play many different songs, despite having been inspired by a specific song. This week's new Premium Styles are a screaming example of usability! Our expert Style programmers adhere to the core values of superior quality, effortless functionality, classic and contemporary inspiration, and the diversity that offers Premium Style users performance, composition, and practice opportunities that are second to none.

The latest additions to our Premium Style catalog are no exception to these ethics. 60's Gospel Soul and 70s 6-8 Country Ballad are two of my favorite Premium Styles to date, and I've been playing with them all morning. Though both are mellow to mid-tempo Styles, they are welcome additions to the R&B Soul and Country Style Genres, and have earned the prestigious title of "Essential Premium Styles" in my book.

Check out the demonstration videos and descriptions for our new Premium Styles below, and don't forget to browse our entire catalog!

60's Gospel Soul
Here we have a mid-tempo soul groove that starts off sparse in the first variation. The sound grows exponentially through each variation, adding piano, gospel vocals, and handclaps, while the drums switch from a snare hit on the 2nd and 4th beat to that classic 4 beat snare rhythm that was so popular in 1960's soul music. Featured voices include a vintage electric piano, organ, blues guitar, and a growling saxophone!

70's 6-8 Country Ballad
This Style was inspired by the hit song "Take It To The Limit" by the Eagles. The first variation is a mild 6-8 with crisp studio drums, warm piano and some lovely string section pads. As the Style progresses through the variations, you'll hear some slight rhythmic changes. This gives you some room to build your song's intensity over time, and play dynamically. Featured voices include harmonica, electric piano, a warm string section, and an awesome pedal steel!

Yamaha Premium Styles are available exclusively from Yamaha MusicSoft and Internet Direct Connection!

Have a great weekend!