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Title: Free Play: how does it work?
Post by: robfigee on October 31, 2017, 04:23:50 AM
Hi, I am trying to use the Free Play possibility op the PSR 770, but don't know how it works.
Do I load "Etherial voices"as a style and then turn on Accomp and the variatopns?
I ffound out that with no style selected when i activate the Accomp my left hand triggers an orchestral sound while I play a chosen voice with my right. Is that Free Play too?
Thanks for your answer in advance.

Rob
Title: Re: Free Play: how does it work?
Post by: harry t on October 31, 2017, 04:35:04 AM
Hi Rob,

If I understand it correctly, free play is a style but is not set to any timing e.g 4/4 or 6/8 etc. Therefore you can play along at the speed you require,speed up or slow down without the need to adjust tempo

I hope this is right, if not I am sure someone will correct me.


Regards harry t
Title: Re: Free Play: how does it work?
Post by: EileenL on October 31, 2017, 09:14:20 AM
Yes you are correct  it is very good for accompanying sigers to.
Title: Re: Free Play: how does it work?
Post by: robfigee on October 31, 2017, 01:04:50 PM
Thanks Harry and Eileen.
Now I have to find out where those Free play styles are to be found.

Rob
Title: Re: Free Play: how does it work?
Post by: Al Ram on October 31, 2017, 03:07:18 PM
is this feature also part of Tyros 5 ?

where to be found in T5 ?

thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Free Play: how does it work?
Post by: Keyboardist on October 31, 2017, 03:22:34 PM
The freeplay style can give you a vary dramatic effect on a movie song
While it does not have a drum beat associated with it; the build up with the different variations can be useful.
I used mine to create some songs from the movie Gladiator
Title: Re: Free Play: how does it work?
Post by: jtrue on October 31, 2017, 03:25:36 PM
Free Play is a characteristic of a style, not a feature of an instrument.  Yamaha describes it this way: "FreePlay Styles are unique in that they lack the rhythmic component present in regular Styles. This allows users to use them with more expressive, rubato-style playing in order to convey a specific musical statement. These types of Styles are perfect for cinematic and ethereal compositions where a sense of time is purposely being omitted."

I don't have a Tyros so can't advise you in detail but it is discussed here: http://www.psrtutorial.com/forum/index.php?topic=28545.0 (http://www.psrtutorial.com/forum/index.php?topic=28545.0)

   j.
Title: Re: Free Play: how does it work?
Post by: tyrosaurus on October 31, 2017, 04:04:26 PM
According to the 'Data List' the PSR-S770 only has 1 Freeplay style which must be 'EtherealMovie' in the 'Movie&Show' category.  There are 2 more on the S970.

Although Yamaha list all preset styles in the various 'Data Lists' for their keyboard, the lists do not indicate the type of
style!  :'( ::)  I see that this nonsense seems to be the same with the Genos Data List, unless it has been changed since the first version was hurriedly removed!

Here is a link to a post by Michael Bedesem from a thread about Freeplay styles, which contains a link to download a collection of them.  They will play on an S770, but some may use voices which are not on that keyboard, so you would need to replace such voices with ones that are available.  I have just checked and the link is still live...

http://www.psrtutorial.com/forum/index.php/topic,33629.msg251380.html#msg251380


Regards

Ian
Title: Re: Free Play: how does it work?
Post by: Fred Smith on October 31, 2017, 05:05:33 PM
is this feature also part of Tyros 5 ?

where to be found in T5 ?

thanks in advance.

There are Free Play styles on both the T4 and the T5. To find them, look for "Free Play" above the name of the style. The place to start is in the Movie&Show category.

Fred
Title: Re: Free Play: how does it work?
Post by: DrakeM on October 31, 2017, 05:46:27 PM
Rob

Here is a link to a previous thread which has 2 downloads with several more FreeStyles that you can use.

http://www.psrtutorial.com/forum/index.php/topic,34691.msg260499.html#msg260499
Title: Re: Free Play: how does it work?
Post by: Al Ram on October 31, 2017, 10:34:59 PM
Fred
thanks.  Now I understand.  I will look for those styles.