Rigby Quartet 72 BPM - 4/4 Pop/Orchestral Woodwind/Reed
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This mid-tempo String Quartet/Chamber Orchestra Performance attempts to emulate the style and atmosphere of the strident bowed strings rhythm of the Beatles classic "Eleanor Rigby". It consists of a marching snare-drum roll with timpani and cymbal drum pattern (heard in Scenes 3, 6, 7 & 8), a busy contrabass pattern which serves to accentuate the beginning of each bar, a simple 8ths bowed strings rhythm playing triads panned left in the simulated room (Strings 1), a strings arpeggio pattern panned right which works well rhythmically with Strings 1 (Strings 2) and a classical piano style arpeggio pattern (heard in Scenes 1, 7 & 8). The Fill button provides an inter-connecting string phrase that shuts off Strings 2 and the Piano for its duration.

A quiet cello ensemble is provided in the LH/KARMA area, while the RH area can be switched between a natural flute and natural oboe using A.Sw1 - and we've set this Performance to store the lead sound in the scenes, so the even numbered scenes have the oboe, while the odd numbered scenes have the flute.
Left Hand: Soft cello ensemble
Right Hand: Natural flute (A.Sw1 = off)
Natural oboe (A.Sw1 = on)
Split Points: * B2/C3
Motif Arps/Special Notes
  • Two Motif arps can be added as additional elements: Pads 9 to 12 trigger a comping harpsichord pattern, while Pads 13 to 16 trigger a pizzicato riff - both of which have ascending scale steps based on the last-played chord and can be layered on top of each other.
  • This is one of the few Performances set up to allow velocity control of the overall levels of the modules - play chords in the LH area softly, and the level of the melodic Modules will decrease somewhat; play hard, they will get louder - this is controlled by the Performance Editor > Response page.
  • Some of the parts are muted in various scenes; try un-muting them for additional variations and interactivity.
Pads 1-8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Chord Progression: E Min D# Aug G Maj/D C# 7b5 C Maj7 D Maj A Min7 B Min
Pads 9-16 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Arp1: Harpsichord, Arp2: Pizz Arp (root) Arp (2nd) Arp (3rd) Arp (4th) Arp (root) Arp (2nd) Arp (4th) Arp (5th)
Exclusive: Ex1, Scene Change Ex2, Scene Change
KARMA Module 1 2 3
Instrument: Perc-Orch Contrabass Strings 1
GE: 04/037 03/051 02/044
GE Name: Military Snare Roll Rigby Bass Rigby Strings 1
Category: Drum Bass Pattern Harmonic (Poly)
RTC Model: DP1 - Drum/Perc 1 GV1 - Gated Vel/Pat 1 GV1 - Gated Vel/Pat 1
KARMA Module 4 5 6
Instrument: Strings 2 Piano Fill-Riff
GE: 01/015 01/011 01/071
GE Name: Arp Model 03 Up 2 Arp Model 03 Dn 2 Fill-Triplet Arp
Category: Arpeggio Arpeggio Arpeggio
RTC Model: CL1 - Comp/Lead 1 CL1 - Comp/Lead 1 CL1 - Comp/Lead 1
MASTER LAYER
RT Controls Modules Name Function
1 2 3 4 5 6
Switch 1: x           Rhythm Multiplier [1] Multiplies the rhythm of the Perc-Orch by 200% (half-time)
Switch 2:   x         Rhythm Multiplier [2] Multiplies the rhythm of the Contrabass by 200% (half-time)
Switch 3:     x       Rhythm Multiplier [3] Multiplies the rhythm of Strings 1 by 200% (half-time)
Switch 4:       x     Rhythm Multiplier [4] Multiplies the rhythm of Strings 2 by 200% (half-time)
Switch 5:         x   Rhythm Multiplier [5] Multiplies the rhythm of the Piano by 68% (faster, triplets)
Switch 6:     x       Velocity Pattern [3] Selects between two different velocity patterns for Strings 1, changing the accents
Switch 7:       x     Time Signature [4] Changes the time signature for Strings 2 from 1/4 to 2/4, doubling the phrase length
Switch 8:       x     Octave [4] Transposes the octave of Strings 2
Slider 1: x x x x x x Rhythm Swing % Varies the swing feel for all six Modules
Slider 2: x x x x x x Rhythm Complexity Varies the rhythmic activity for all six Modules
Slider 3:   x x x x x Duration Control Varies the length of notes for all Modules except the Perc-Orch
Slider 4:   x x x x x Velocity Accents Varies the velocity levels of certain notes for all Modules except the Perc-Orch
Slider 5:   x         Note Pattern [2] Selects one of many note patterns for the Contrabass (may also need to change "Force Mono" and "Rhythm Pattern" in the Module Control Layer for more obvious results)
Slider 6:     x       Note Pattern [3] Selects one of many note patterns for Strings 1 (may also need to change "Rhythm Pattern" in the Module Control Layer for more obvious results)
Slider 7:       x     Note Pattern [4] Selects one of many note patterns for Strings 2
Slider 8:         x   Note Pattern [5] Selects one of many note patterns for the Piano
Wheels Function
Pitch Bend on the RH lead sounds
Mod (CC01) Increase the amount of reverb applied to the RH lead sounds
Tone 1 Knobs Modules Keyboard IFX/ MFX Controller CC# Function
1 2 3 4 5 6 LH RH
Knob 1: x x x x   x       Filter Cutoff 74 Controls filter cutoff on all Modules except the Piano
Knob 2: x x x x   x       Resonance 71 Controls resonance on all Modules except the Piano
Knob 3:         x         AEG Attack 73 Controls amplitude EG attack time on the Piano
Knob 4:         x         AEG Decay 75 Controls amplitude EG decay time on the Piano
Knob 5:         x         AEG Sustain 31* Controls amplitude EG sustain level on the Piano
Knob 6:         x         AEG Release 72 Controls amplitude EG release time on the Piano
Knob 7: x x x x   x   x x Assign 1 16 Controls the amount of reverb on all KARMA Modules except the Piano, and the RH lead sounds
Knob 8:   x x x   x   x x Assign 2 17 Controls the amount of chorus on selected parts of the mix
For an explanation of how these parameters relate to different Yamaha Models, see the Tone 1 Knobs Reference. *AEG Sustain is SysEx for XS/XF (no CC).
Other Controllers Modules Keyboard IFX/ MFX CC# Function
1 2 3 4 5 6 LH RH
A. Switch 1:               x   86 Changes the RH lead sound from a natural flute to a natural oboe
A. Switch 2:   x x x   x       87 Mutes some elements in the voices for all four string Modules, creating a less strident bowing sound
Ribbon:   x x x   x       22 Controls filter cutoff for all four string Modules, darkening to the left
Damper:             x     64 Latches the LH cello ensemble
Scenes (Master) Description
Scene 1 (simplest) - focus on the piano pattern, with simple supportive string notes here and there; scalic downwards string fill
Scene 2 (simpler) - piano drops out until Scene 7, strings 1 plays an ascending motif while other parts play single notes; fast spicato string fill
Scene 3 (simpler) - orchestral percussion makes an appearance, strings 2 take over the main part, strings 1 drops to a supportive riff, staggered fill
Scene 4 (simpler) - a slightly simpler version of the next scene, with some of the parts providing a bit more space; fill changes to scalic variation
Scene 5 (startup) - the basic full groove (piano and orchestral percussion muted); string fill follows chord-tones
Scene 6 (busier) - the orchestral percussion enters in a big way, while the three string parts change variations; fill changes to scalic variation
Scene 7 (busier) - the piano re-enters with a classical piano arpeggio, the three strings part provide supportive bowing; fill plays randomized patterns
Scene 8 (busiest) - maximum bowing activity from all three string parts, busy orchestral percussion, and more intricate piano pattern; cascading fill