Playing a Style (Automatic Accompaniment)
This chapter is fully devoted to step‐by‐step instructions, that
we hope may be useful to learn the basics—in the field.
PLAYING A STYLE
A Style will be your virtual band for your best solos. Select
one of the 304 Styles we fitted in this machine...
OK, select your favorite musical Style.
There are plenty of Styles to choose from. We will go with a
Jazz Style—the "Jazz Brush".
Select the second row of Styles. Press the leftmost STYLE
button to switch the lower LED on.
Now, you are free to press button number 4, called
The Style Select window appears.
The selected Style
Press one of the A VOLUME/VALUE buttons to select
Call an Intro.
You can engage an Intro to be played before the Style. Press
INTRO1 or INTRO2. The former plays more freely, without
letting you decide the chords. The latter lets you play a chord
progression while it's playing.
Start the Style!
Play a chord, and press the START/STOP button.
Then begin playing.
Usually (when the SPLIT LED is on) chords are recognized
under the split point, i.e. on the Lower part of the keyboard.
With the UPPER or FULL Chord Scanning mode, you must
play three or more notes to have a chord recognized.
Play your chords and your melody.
Go on playing. As you may notice, the microARRANGER
features a very sophisticated chord recognition engine. Rec‐
ognized chords are shown in the display.
Make a break—or should we say "a fill"?
During your playing, you are free to call a one‐bar break. Try
Do you see? Music stopped for one bar. Then, it is back again.
After a while, let's go for something different...
PRESS FILL1 OR FILL2
No silence, this time. microARRANGER plays a complex pas‐
sage to let you take a breath. FILL1 is the simpler one, where
FILL2 is more sophisticated. Usually, you will use FILL1
when playing with Variations 1 and 2 (the most easy), FILL2
when working with Variations 3 and 4 (more complex ones).
Select other Variations.
There are four VARIATION buttons. These are four different
versions of the same Style. Try them all!
You can go to a Variation after a Fill. Just press a FILL button,
then, immediately after press a VARIATION button.