Yamaha Club Magazine: December 2016 / January 2017 edition

mag_dec_16As the 21st Christmas edition of Yamaha Club Magazine drops through the mail boxes of Yamaha keyboard and Clavinova enthusiasts around the world I’d like to wish a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our readers, past and present.

I also want to say a huge “thank you” to those who continue to support what is fast becoming one of a rare group of printed paper publications in our little corner of the music world. Let’s hope that 2017 turns out to be another great year for our hobby and for Yamaha Club.

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Read on to find out about items featured in our latest issue…

Members Area / Archive

The Yamaha Club archive, housed in our ‘Members Area‘, is updated on a regular basis and contains a wealth of material dating back many years (as well as new items pertaining to this specific issue). To gain access to this area after 1st December 2016 use the password that’s published on page 4 of the latest edition of the magazine. The password is case sensitive so be sure to enter it exactly as shown.

Workshops & Tutorials

• Keyboard Workshop: Playing The Keyboard In The Style Of A Church Organ

Are you ready for the festive carol sing? We show how to play your keyboard/Clavinova in the style of a church organ…

• Keyboard Workshop: Christmas Brass

Glyn Madden uses the Tyros5’s Ensemble voices to create a brass band for Christmas.

• Variety is the spice… with Penny Weedon FLCM ARCO LGSM

In this popular series Penny Weedon shows how we can use a favourite piece of music as a theme – and then add our own variations. This month Penny explains how handicrafts can inspire a special musical arrangement for Christmas.

Visit Penny at her website – ‘Weedon Music’

Download a free MIDI and/or MP3 AUDIO file of Penny playing her arrangement of ‘A Winter Patchwork Quilt’.

• Gill Eccles’ Guide To Reading Music – part 12

Picking up a subject that was raised during her workshop at the Hellidon Lakes weekend, Gill Eccles discusses the importance of adopting the correct posture when playing a keyboard.

• Playing Songs with Style – part 13

The Little Drummer Boy is Glyn Madden’s Christmas workshop – based on the arrangement published in the ever popular Easy Keyboard Library music series.

Subscribers can email glyn@yamaha-club.co.uk for an mp3 file of the finished project.

Reviews & Features

• The Yamaha Club Weekend

Richard Bower looks back at the Yamaha Club Weekend with a full review of October’s get-together at the Hellidon Lakes Hotel in Northamptonshire.

View Daniel Watt’s Yamaha Club Weekend Photo Collection:

  • Friday Evening Concerts
  • Saturday Evening Concerts
  • Sunday Evening Concerts
  • View Richard Snell’s Photo Collection:
    A selection of photos taken during workshop sessions and in the ‘late night’ bar.

  • Photo Collection 1
  • View Roger Sandford’s ‘Late Bar’ Photo Collection:
    A selection of photos taken in the ‘late night’ bar.

  • Photo Collection 2
  • • Stocking Fillers: CD Reviews

    We have new CD releases on Tyros5 and Clavinova CVP709 from Daniel Watt and Carol Bradbury.

    • Music Apps

    This month Yamaha Club member Lorraine Collier tells us about ‘Piano Diary’ an app produced by Yamaha Corporation.

    • ‘Music For You’ – Sheet Music Review

    This month Janet Dowsett reviews ‘It’s Easy To Play The Sixties’ published by Wise Publications.

    Find ‘Creative Keyboard Christmas Songs’ at The Music People

    • Stocking Fillers: Tutorial DVDs

  • ‘Getting To Know Your Tyros5′: A 5 x DVD set covering the workings of the Tyros5
  • ‘Getting Started, Exploring Music Finder’: Everything you need to get you playing right away. (Compatible with all Tyros models, PSR-S700 and PSR-S900 series models, and Clavinova CVP200 to CVP500 models.)
  • ‘Understanding Files & Folders’: Essential viewing for anyone starting out with a Yamaha keyboard or Clavinova. (Compatible with all Tyros models, PSR-S700 and PSR-S900 series models, and Clavinova CVP200 to CVP500 models.)
  • ‘Basic Sequencing – Recording with Song Creator’: Basic sequencing is easy to do… and produces amazing results! (Compatible with all Tyros models, PSR-S700 and PSR-S900 series models, and Clavinova CVP200 to CVP500 models.)
  • ‘The Professional Touch’: Professional hints and tips from Yamaha UK demonstrator Richard Bower. (Compatible with all Tyros models, PSR-S700 and PSR-S900 series models, and Clavinova CVP200 to CVP500 models.)
  • ‘Tips From The Top – Volume 1′: Professional hints and tips from former Yamaha UK demonstrator Glyn Madden. (Compatible with all Tyros models, PSR-S700 and PSR-S900 series models, and Clavinova CVP200 to CVP500 models.)
  • ‘Tips From The Top – Volume 2′: More professional hints and tips from former Yamaha UK demonstrator Glyn Madden. (Compatible with all Tyros models, PSR-S700 and PSR-S900 series models, and Clavinova CVP200 to CVP500 models.)
  • ‘Masterclass!’: In the seventh DVD in this series former Yamaha UK demonstrator Glyn Madden shows how you can turn a fairly basic lead-line and chord symbol music score into a professional sounding arrangement. (Compatible with all Tyros models, PSR-S700 and PSR-S900 series models, and Clavinova CVP200 to CVP500 models.)
  • • Glyn Madden’s Christmas Collection

    A few ideas for your Christmas set list. Each Christmas Collection song title comes with suggestions for an appropriate style and registration(s).

    Regulars

    • Yamaha News

    The Yamaha Club Weekend at Hellidon Lakes.

    • Notebook

    A selection of your letters and emails to Yamaha Club Magazine

    • The Club Shop

    Buy and sell through our classified ad’s section.

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