Wednesday, October 5, 2011

New Yamaha Premium Styles: 70s Pop Orchestra & 00s Indie Rock!

It's October already, which means we'll soon be getting ready for the holiday season! Lucky for us, the first week of every month feels like a holiday with the release of new Yamaha Premium Styles! This month we have two unique Premium Styles in the genre of Rock that are equally versatile and expertly programmed. I'm feeling especially excited because the new Premium Style 70s Pop Orchestra has led me to revisit the wonderful music of Electric Light Orchestra! Their classical inspired pop rock music and intense vocal harmony garnered the group 27 Billboard top 40 hits! Our other new offering is inspired by the Sheffield born Indie Rock sound of the Arctic Monkeys, who's tuneful pop songwriting and high energy performances led to the band's debut album becoming the fastest selling debut record for a band in the UK! All of that energy and pop song craft is expertly captured in the Yamaha Premium Style 00's Indie Rock!

Check out the fantastic demonstration videos and detailed descriptions of our new Premium Styles below, or browse our entire catalog!

70s Pop Orchestra
This Style was inspired by the song "Mr. Blue Sky" by Electric Light Orchestra, and it has all the bells and whistles! The Style grows in intensity beginning with 8 beat handclaps in the first variation, and finishing up with those awesome hits on the first and second beats in the fourth variation. This Style is absolutely driving, and features a Yamaha grand piano voice, in addition to a bright synth lead, a vocal patch, and ripping lead guitar!

00's Indie Rock
Here's a great mid tempo Style that's suitable for lots of Indie Rock and Pop tunes, though inspired by the Arctic Monkey's smash hit "Fluorescent Adolescent". The drums have a really groovy rock feel that plays around with 16 beats on the high hat, and the rhythm is carried by a moving bass line, consistent rhythm guitar, and some melodic guitar accents. The energy of this Style is positively toe-tapping, with featured voices that include 2 different electric guitar tones, a rockin' sax and warm organ.

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

Have fun!