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Offline anon125

there is a style without a drumbeat
« on: February 19, 2020, 06:04:27 PM »
Psr SX 900
Yamaha Psrsx900 Review with Graham Blackledge - Rimmers Music
this fella was demonstrating and showed there is a style without a drumbeat
about nine minutes in playing over the rainbow.
which styles are those?
thanks for your help
I do not have the sx900 yet. but i wish to learn all i can before it arrives.
 

Offline Fred Smith

Re: there is a style without a drumbeat
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2020, 06:29:47 PM »
They are “free” styles. Look for that description above the style name.

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Offline anon125

Re: there is a style without a drumbeat
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2020, 06:38:48 PM »
PSR-SX900/PSR-SX700 Owner's Manual    
PSR-SX900/PSR-SX700 Reference Manual    
PSR-SX900/PSR-SX700 Data List
looked here but did not find it under free
thanks
I do not have the sx900 yet. but i wish to learn all i can before it arrives.
 

Offline panos

Re: there is a style without a drumbeat
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2020, 07:23:25 PM »
Hi Anon,
I think the EtherealMovie & EtherealVoices styles in the MOVIE&SHOW folder don't have a drumbeat

https://psrtutorial.com/sty/yamaha/psr-sx900.html

You can hear the styles here in Genos' version.
Look at the description for the exact time of the styles
32:43 EtherealMovie
36:38 EtherealVoices
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWHU1See_q4

Offline tyrosaurus

Re: there is a style without a drumbeat
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2020, 07:48:38 PM »
Yamaha refers to these type of styles as 'Free Play'. 

This type of style is not new. There were several on the Tyros4 for example.

They all have the file extension '.fps' and appear in the style selection screens and on the Main screen with 'Free Play' above the style name.

See the section 'Style Characteristics' on page 41 of the PSR-SX900 Owner's Manual for a very brief description of the style types.

Yamaha is typically shy of (or can't be bothered!) providing customers with useful information, and true to form, they don't identify them in the Data List! 

There are six Free Play styles on the SX900, as listed below. 

Movie&Show category
EtherealMovie.T559.fps     
EtherealVoices.T559.fps
MovieHorns.T559.fps
OnBroadway.T559.fps
OrganHymn.T560.fps

World category
BrassBand.T589.fps


Regards

Ian

Offline RONBO

Re: there is a style without a drumbeat
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2020, 10:11:49 PM »
Hello,

You can make any style a drum free style by shutting off the drum channels in the channel on - off section.

I do that often when playing soft ballads and such. Even shut off other channels to see what that does. It can be surprising at times.

Worth a try.

Ron
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Offline KeyboardEd

Re: there is a style without a drumbeat
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2020, 10:21:51 PM »
I probably should have read this before posting a new thread about rubato and free styles.

At least I have a better idea regarding free styles, thanks.

However they seem to be very limited.
 

Offline rikkisbears

Re: there is a style without a drumbeat
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2020, 11:14:43 PM »
Hi,
guessing they’re designed to play left and right hand ( not just left holding down chords) and without a strict tempo.
Best wishes
Rikki

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Offline mikf

Re: there is a style without a drumbeat
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2020, 11:48:59 PM »
Taking out the drum line from a normal style would not really make it freestyle, because all the bass riffs and other lines are working within the tempo. In a freestyle, the style is designed so that there are no obvious bar markers, like riffs n bass. It is mostly just a pad sound, and and sounds OK when played rubato.
Mike
 

Offline anon125

Re: there is a style without a drumbeat
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2020, 01:01:45 AM »
Thanks everyone
I do not have the sx900 yet. but i wish to learn all i can before it arrives.