Everyone has his own way of organising a style collection, mine is generically no better than yours except for me, it suits my way of working. To get the most out this collection, a little explanation may help. I organise my collection by Types, Titles, Names and Sources.

Types refer to the kind of rhythm, organised in an alphabetic memotechnic order that I have memorised and developed over the years. Many years ago, when styles used the basic DOS file 8.3 naming convention, identifying style type with just one letter was useful, and the habit stuck.

Titles refer to song names, organised by alphabetic folders.

Names refer to well known artists or groups.

Sources refer to manufacturers or keyboards whose styles have been converted to Yamaha format, or to styles from previous Yamaha keyboards.

In the styles below, I provided the Types folders from my collection. I don't think I can provide the others because there will be some styles that I bought or that someone considers copyright or proprietary and it would be too difficult to find and remove these styles.

Some are raw conversions, some have been tweaked. There are no exact duplicates (thanks to Peter Wierzba's PSR Style Database) but there will be different versions of the same basic material collected over the years. I've eliminated those I thought would never be any use, based on size, conversion errors that could be detected automatically or actual tests, but I haven't tried them all.

The Ethnic group of styles is sorted by best available information: I make no claim to be an expert on Thai or Turkish etc. music, if a style is in a particular folder it's only because someone sometime uploaded the style saying it was from that origin. They may well have been wrong!

All styles are based on the SFF1 format, usable in recent PSRs and all Tyros keyboards. SFF2 or SFF-GA format files specific to Tyros 3 are not included.

Finally, don't thank me, thank all those people who have converted, tweaked and/or contributed these styles over the years, some well known, many not. I find this collection very useful as a good place to start when I need something specific, I hope you do.

-- John Vernon

Note: John's original collection included almost 12,500 styles. I filtered these styles to eliminate those that were duplicates of styles already available on the PSR Tutorial site. That eliminated about 2,800 styles but still left an astonishing 9,700 styles. To further differentiate the style set, I divided the styles into three groups.

  • The first group included all the styles with four variations and with OTS (see Table 1 below).
  • The second group had four variations, but no OTS.
  • The final set was styles with less than 4 variations, most of which did not have OTS.

In all cases, I have kept the styles organized using the folder scheme outlined by John. This is an enormous collection of styles. --Joe Waters

Style Categories

To save space in the tables below, I used John's 1-letter abbreviations to define style categories. Very large sets have been divided into two or three parts. For example, E1, E2, E3 denote three parts of Ethnic styles). The abbreviations and their contents are shown below:

Categories Included in 1-letter Abbreviations
Abb Categories Abb Categories
8B 8Beat, 16Beat, 12-8Beat K Unplugged, Acoustic
A sAmba, Mambo, Salsa L Latin, Rumba, Bossa
B Beguine, Zouk, Brazil M March, Polka
C Charleston N couNtry, Dixie, Bluegrass
D Dance, Disco, Pop O bOlero, Beguine
E Ethnic P Paso
F Foxtrot, QuickStep, Party Q Classical
G swinG, BB, Ragtime, Shuffle R Rock, R&R, Twist, Jive
H cHaCha, Ballroom S Slow
I Blues, Ballad, Soul, Gospel Y easY, Medium
J Jazz Z Stage & Screen
Table 1 - 4 Variations w/OTS - 2,869 Styles
8B.zip
159 styles
A.zip
81 styles
B.zip
36 styles
C.zip
5 styles
D1.zip
177 styles
D2.zip
163 styles
E1.zip
208 styles
E2.zip
259 styles
F.zip
105 styles
G.zip
224 styles
H.zip
32 styles
I.zip
292 styles
J.zip
100 styles
K.zip
111 styles
L.zip
95 styles
M.zip
80 styles
N.zip
225 styles
O.zip
21 styles
P.zip
9 styles
Q.zip
59 styles
R.zip
163 styles
S.zip
173 styles
Y.zip
23 styles
Z.zip
69 styles
 
Table 2 - 4 Variations no OTS - 4,797 Styles
8B.zip
265 styles
A.zip
192 styles
B-C.zip
88 styles
D1.zip
248 styles
D2.zip
202 styles
D3.zip
233 styles
E1.zip
181 styles
E2.zip
245 styles
E3.zip
102 styles
E4.zip
244 styles
F.zip
202 styles
G1.zip
174 styles
G2.zip
255 styles
H.zip
75 styles
I1.zip
170 styles
I2.zip
199 styles
J.zip
107 styles
K.zip
80 styles
L.zip
189 styles
M.zip
93 styles
N1.zip
236 styles
N2.zip
167 styles
OPQ.zip
117 styles
R1.zip
214 styles
R2.zip
142 styles
S.zip
267 styles
Y-Z.zip
110 styles
     
Table 3 - 2 Variations - 2,090 Styles
8B.zip
73 styles
A.zip
57 styles
B-C.zip
72 styles
D.zip
161 styles
E1.zip
110 styles
E2.zip
259 styles
E3.zip
284 styles
E4.zip
73 styles
F.zip
78 styles
G.zip
133 styles
H.zip
36 styles
I.zip
131 styles
J-K.zip
85 styles
L-M.zip
97 styles
N.zip
131 styles
O-P-Q.zip
70 styles
R.zip
103 styles
S-Y-Z.zip
137 styles
   

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