"Styles" create an accompaniment with a maximum of 8 instruments that exactly follows the chord entries of the player. In this way, chord changes and - through AI Fingered - colourful, extended harmonies are immediately translated into a lively grooving, realistic and authentic musical accompaniment.
Special styles create their own chords and chord changes and mix special riffs with chord changes. They have been programmed to add a little extra zing to the playing of certain songs and certain genres.
Individual styles are characterised by the possibility of rubato playing. One plays to an expressive accompaniment,
without being limited by a rigid tempo."
(from: Reinhold Pöhnl, Styles & Patterns, PPV Medien, ISBN 978-3-941531-49-9)
What does the bass do?
As the lowest note and direct counterpart of the melody, the bass has a very special task. One controls the movement and voice leading of the bass directly. This gives it control over all the essential elements of the music:
- The right hand plays the melody on the upper part of the keyboard and controls licks and fills.
- The left hand plays the chords on the lower section of the keyboard, leads the bass and controls the automatic accompaniment (harmony, rhythm). This way you have your band firmly under control and the result is impressive.
What can be derived from Genos styles for arranging and for the band sound?
- Instrumentation (less is more)
- Effect assignment of the instruments (throughput, overall sound)