Patrick Hannequin has been providing styles on the PSR Tutorial forum for some time now. Here are a selection of styles he tweaked on his PSR-3000 and his PSR-S910. Many of the styles include multipads and special voices that fit the final style. They will play, of course, on other Yamaha keyboards as well. You can hear Patrick perform some of his songs using these styles on his PSR Performer page.
For those of you unfamiliar with some of these styles, the Wikipedia definitions below may be helpful:
Bossa Nova is a style of Brazilian music popularized by Antônio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes and João Gilberto. Bossa nova (which is Portuguese for "new trend") acquired a large following. Although the bossa nova movement only lasted six years (1958–63), it contributed a number of songs to the standard jazz repertoire. More info...
Kanéka is a musical genre associated with the Kanak (the indigenous Melanesian inhabitants of New Caledonia in the southwest Pacific), stylistically a form of reggae with added flutes, percussion and harmonies. Kaneka often has political lyrics and is sung in Drehu, Paici or other Melanesian languages, or in French. More info...
Reggae is a music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. Reggae is based on a rhythmic style characterized by accents on the off-beat, known as the skank. Reggae usually accents the second and fourth beat in each bar, with the rhythm guitar also either emphasising the third beat or holding the chord on the second beat until the fourth is played. More info...
Samba is a Brazilian dance and musical genre originating in African and European roots. The word is derived from the Portugese verb sambar, meaning "to dance to rhythm." It is a worldwide recognized symbol of Brazil and the Carnival and is the national dance of Brazil. More info...
Zouk is a style of rhythmic music originating from the islands of Guadeloupe, Martinique, Haiti, St. Lucia, and Dominica. Zouk means "party" or "festival" in the local creole of French. In Africa, it is popular in franco- and lusophone countries. In Europe it is particularly popular in France, and in North America the Canadian province of Quebec. More info...
Styles for PSR-S900
Gig Disks for S900
(Jul 2010) Patrick converted Hammer's S910 Gig Disks for use on the S900. These should also work on many other earlier keyboards although you may have to adjust the OTS.
Styles for PSR-S910
Brazilian Styles for S910
(Aug 2012) Jovial was kind enough to share 68 original samba and bossa nova rhythms created by Brazilian musicians, especially for the Solton. Patrick converted these styles for use on the S910. These should also work, therefore, on the S710/S950/S970 and the Tyros3/Tyros4/Tyros5 Yamaha keyboards. Patrick included 7 Zouk styles based on some of the Brazilian styles.
Jovial - Brazil 2
(Sep 2012) Here is a second set styles from Jovial. I've added 8 styles that I've mixed on my keyboard and a few more from Brazil as I've deleted some duplicated styles. I hope you'll find theses style interesting for the members of the forum. Some styles are very good. I've not worked on the OTS; just for a few styles. --Patrick
Jovial - Brazil 3
(Sep 2012) Many thanks, Jovial, for these Korg styles. These were much more complicated to convert, however, I've found 113 styles and they are quite good after the conversion. I hope they'll be good enough for some players on the forum. i've added a few remixed styles. I wish you and everybody a nice weekend, very friendly, Patrick.
Jovial - Brazil 4
(Oct 2012) Here are 245 additional styles from Brazil that I have converted for the PSR S910. These styles are from Technics KN3000, KN3500, KN5000, Solton and Roland. Perhaps some of our members may be interested in using some of these styles on the new S950! I'll certainly change my S910 for the new S950 when it will be here in New Caledonia.
(Oct 2012) Here are some more styles from Brazil that I've converted. They are from Roland, Technic KN3000 and KN5000. I hope some of them will be played by the members of the forum. I have not tweaked all theses styles. The OTS and styles can be improved with adjustments on the keyboard. Theses styles are for the PSR S910, Tyros 3 and 4, PSR S650 and now PSR S950.
(Nov 2012) Here are some more converted styles from Gem, Ketron, Solton. They're from Brazil and some styles are very good; the members will be pleased to play with some of these styles. Styles are for PSR-S910, Tyros 3 and Tyros 4, PSR-S650, PSR-S950. Still some work to do on the styles. I hope members will appreciate these new styles.
Brazilian Roland Styles
(Aug 2013) Hi Joe, it's winter here and today the weather is grey, windy, cold and wet! it's a good time to play music on the keyboard! I've received some Brazilian Roland styles that I've converted for the S910 and above. Perhaps we can share them with all the members. i'm still playing on the S910 as it's quite hard to have a S950 here.
This page updated on November 18, 2020 .