Tuesday, March 21, 2017

One Cool Thing - Style Files

This week we'll take a look at "one cool thing" you can do with your Yamaha Arranger Workstation keyboard - performing with Style Files.

Style Files allow you to become a "one-man band" by playing your Yamaha keyboard using complete backing ensembles that you control! These files can be used for original songs, playing a hit song or while improvising with new musical ideas.

How they work: Yamaha Styles are controlled by the chords you play with your left hand. When you play a chord on your Yamaha keyboard, an entire backing ensemble will join your performance based on the chord you are playing. Style files allow you to take a whole band with you on the go or work on new songs in a variety of musical genres. From Rock to Jazz, Classical to Country, Style Files will make you sound like a pro!

Below is a brief video tutorial demonstrating Style Files:

When you are ready to expand your Style, check out all of the available Styles at Yamaha MusicSoft.com.

- The Yamaha MusicSoft team

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with music from Yamaha MusicSoft

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the rich heritage of Irish music. Yamaha MusicSoft makes it easy and we have many titles to choose from. Whether it be Easy Piano arrangements or music for traditional Irish instruments, there are songs ‘o plenty to enjoy during the season.

Irish-themed sheet music

Feeling lucky? From Luck Be A Lady to Good Luck Charm, check out the run of good luck we’re having at Yamaha MusicSoft!

Disklavier owners: Be sure to tune in to the St. Patrick's Day channel on your Piano Radio service. Or, check out the Irish-themed PianoSoft titles we have available.

Happy St. Patrick's Day and may the luck of the Irish be with you!

The Yamaha MusicSoft team

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Breakthrough artist - Lady Gaga

This week we spotlight a breakthrough artist born this month – Lady Gaga

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (better known as Lady Gaga) celebrates her birthday on March 28th. Here debut album The Fame launched her as an international, chart-topping artist with hits like Just Dance and Pokerface. She followed that up with The Fame Monster in 2009 with additional hits Bad Romance, Telephone and Alejandro.

She has a unique style with music and fashion that is all her own. Sometimes controversial and constantly reinventing herself, she meets all the criteria for our breakthrough artist feature.

Yamaha MusicSoft has Gaga galore from sheet music and MIDI Songs, to You Are The Artist song books and Custom Audio Backing Tracks so you can play and sing along!

Like to see your favorite artist featured here? Please send us your suggestions below.

The MusicSoft team