Yamaha Club Magazine – August / September 2009 edition


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• What’s new in the August / September edition of Yamaha Club Magazine…?

• Page 5: Club News

The East Coast Youth Musician 2009 competition is open to youngsters under the age of 20. There is an entrance fee of £10 and all entries must reach the organisers no later than 19th September 2009. The final is to be held on Saturday 21st November 2009 in the newly refurbished Bridlington Spa Complex. Winners of each section will receive a prize of between £100 – £250 (depending on age group). More details and entry forms are available on-line at…
Website: www.ccmf.co.uk
Phone: 01262 404100..

• Yamaha Club Weekend 2009
We have found a little gem in the shape of the Oxford Belfry Hotel…
Join us there for our 2009 Yamaha Club Weekend 23-26th October.
Visit the Oxford Belfry website…

Headlines you may have missed from Y.P.K.O.
4th June: 10 new Premium Styles were introduced. (Link)
26th June: Interview with Simon Inkley. (Link)
28th June: Performance on Yamaha Tyros3 by James Woodcock. (Link)

Archive footage of Glyn Madden playing HS8 Electone (Link)
Members Area Archive (Link)

• Page 6: Overture & Beginners (Steve Selwood)
Using a PSR-S500 as representative of Yamaha’s ‘smaller’ keyboard range, Steve Selwood shows the importance of playing within the natural pitch range of an instrument when attempting to recreate the true effect of the original.

• Page 8: Easy-Beat Music: Six Of The Best (Penny Weedon)
Penny Weedon’s music workshop is based on her composition ‘On My Guitar’.
MIDI file and Audio performances of the piece are available to download from our ‘Members Area’ (Link).

• Page 8: Premium Content (Simon Inkley)
Simon Inkley introduces the new expansion content for Tyros3
Demonstration: Link:
Download: Link:

• Page 12: Roger Hagarty’s Workshop (Roger Hagarty)
Roger continues his exploration of Music Finder in an illustrated guide for keyboard and Clavinova players.
Update your Music Finder with the UK (non-cryptic) version – available from our website. (Link)

• Page 15: Trade ads
Tutorial DVD – Getting Started: Exploring Music Finder (Link)
Tutorial DVD – Understanding Files & Folders (Link)
TRX Tyros double keyboard stand & two keyboard system (Link)

• Page 16: EL X-plorer (Alex Payler)
Alex Payler is back at the EL Electone with some more simple drum edits to improve the existing patterns.

• Page 20: New software from T.T.T.
More new ‘organ’ sound software from Total Transformation Technology.
‘Hooked On Klaus’ – ‘European Organ’ registrations for Tyros2. (Link)
‘Hooked On Klaus’ – ‘European Organ’ registrations for Tyros3. (Link)

• Page 20: Tutorial DVD Review – Learn to play Blues Piano 2 (Janet Dowsett)
Janet reviews another DVD in the popular piano tutorial series. (Link)

• Page 21: Music For You (Janet Dowsett)
Janet Dowsett introduces another collection of music books (with discount prices for Yamaha Club members).
o It’s Easy To Play Latin (Link)
o The Big Book Of Torch Songs – Piano, Vocal, Guitar (Link)
o Easiest Keyboard Collection – 60s Hits (Link n/a)

• Page 22: Notes From The AR-Group
More ideas for AR Electone organ owners, based on material provided by The AR-Group (Link).

• Page 24: Keyboard Performer (Tony Ross)
Part 21: Tony concludes his multi-track recording of ‘A Whiter Shade Of Pale’.
Listen to an MP3 track of his completed recording played on PSR-S900. (Link)

Tony refers to a previous article on the subject of chord sequencing that is now available to Club members from the Yamaha Club Archive. Keyboard Performer Series 3 – Archive 0041: (Link)

If you’re in need of inspiration, why not watch/hear Procol Harum’s original recording of ‘A Whiter Shade Of Pale’ on You Tube: (Link)

• Page 29: F.A.Q. (Steve Marsden)
Why connect your keyboard to a computer?

• Page 30: Notebook (Your letters & emails)
Topics include…

o Music in the magazine.
o The ‘Harmony’ feature.
o New charity CD by Margaret Dodds. Margaret has also provided MIDI files of her music. (Link)
o TRX double keyboard stand for Tyros and 2nd keyboard. (Link)
o Electone 50th Anniversary – video on You Tube (Link).
o Greetings from Sweden and Paris – creating French Musette music. (Link)
o Rediscovering the ‘Famous Names’ sounds in Tyros3.
o Music piracy on the Internet.
o The age-old organ v. keyboard dilemma.
o Praise for the RH5MA Yamaha headphones.


• Have you visited our on-line shop yet?
You can now order software, accessories, CDs and DVDs on-line. James Woodcock has provided a beginners guide for those new to Internet shopping.

Glyn Madden

1995-Current: Editor (Yamaha Club Magazine); 1980-2000: Yamaha Electone demonstrator (Yamaha UK)