Friday, December 2, 2011

New Premium Styles: 50's Gaol Rock and Uplifting Soul!

This week we're pleased to offer our last two Yamaha Premium Styles of 2011! It's been a great year for Premium Styles, and we're going out with a bang! Our two newest additions highlight the feel-good nature of 50's rock and roll, and 60's soul, with the versatility to play hundreds of songs! This month's Premium Styles pay tribute to two of the most inspirational and influential performers of all time.

Uplifting Soul takes a cue from Jackie Wilson, while 50's Gaol Rock (pronounced "Jail") is an homage to the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley! Like all Yamaha Premium Styles, these have been carefully crafted to the exacting standards of the Styles that come factory installed in Yamaha's best Arranger/Workstations!


Uplifting Soul
Inspired by Jackie Wilson's 1967 hit "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me)Higher And Higher", Uplifting Soul has certainly earned it's name! With a strong uptempo back-beat that is so essential to the party soul genre, this Style is truly inspirational in a major key. It's a great Style to use as the opening or closing song in your set, and a fun way to practice your organ chops! Featured voices include rock saxophone, organ, a big band brass section, and a warm string section.




50s Gaol Rock
Gaol is an alternate spelling of the word Jail, which makes sense when you hear this Style. Clearly inspired by Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock", this Style really cooks! The first variation includes those famous drum hits from "Jailhouse Rock", where the other 3 variations give you the classic 50's rock and roll rhythm section to boogie over with the awesome voices in the One Touch Settings. Speaking of the OTS', you'll get Yamaha grand piano, jazz saxophone, a vintage blues guitar (a la Carl Perkins), and harmonica!



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

Keep on Rockin'!

~Drew