Wednesday, February 17, 2016

All about Style Files

We’ve received a number of questions from visitors about Yamaha Style Files. What they are and how to use them.

“Styles” are built into many Yamaha arranger workstation keyboards. These Styles are controlled by a single finger or chords played with your left hand. When you play a chord on your Yamaha keyboard, an entire backing ensemble will join your performance based on that chord. Style Files allow you to take a whole band with you on the go or work on new compositions in a variety of musical genres. From rock to jazz, from classical to country, Style Files will make you sound like a pro!

 Built-in Styles on Yamaha keyboards

If you need a backing band, Style Files can provide the perfect ensemble for an original song, a cover, or an improvisation session. And, when you are ready for new Styles, browse the available Styles for download on the Yamaha MusicSoft website!

If a picture is worth a thousand words, perhaps a video is worth even more! Here is a short overview video of what Style Files are all about:

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