Yamaha Club Magazine – April/May 2010 Edition

mag_april_10The April/May edition of Yamaha Club Magazine is now available and copies are already arriving at the homes of our subscribers. Read on to find out what’s in the latest edition – and for links to the associated downloads and web pages.

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What’s new in the April/May edition of Yamaha Club Magazine..?

• Page 5: Club News
News from in and around Yamaha Club – including a promotional DVD featuring James Sargeant and Glyn Madden playing the CVP509 Clavinova.

• Page 6: The A-Z of Yamaha Keyboards
Keyboard terminology explained by Steve Selwood.

• Page 8: Brian Turner’s Sing-along
We invite singer Nicola Gleadall (one half of ‘The Twins’) to try out the keyboard’s vocal features.

• Page 12: EL-X-plorer
Electone expert Alex Payler rounds off his current workshop series for EL series owners.

• Page 16: Roger Hagarty’s Workshop
Roger Hagarty (of Roger’s Music) heads back to basics and explains how to use the Registration Memory.

• Page 22: Notes from the AR-Group
The AR-Group have been discussing the benefits, or otherwise, of the ‘Registration User Shift’ function and Glyn Madden gives his view on the usefulness of this little used footswitch control…

• Page 24: Tyros Traditionale Special
Yamaha UK demonstrator Richard Bower gives a one-off set-up workshop for owners of the new Traditionale system.

• Page 28: We Can Arrange It
Top performer/teacher Penny Weedon begins a new series of music workshops in which she explores ‘tricks of the trade’ for arranging at the keyboard or organ. In part 1 she looks at how music is ‘built – and has advice on using, and creating, Intros.

• Page 30: DVD Review
We have news of a second tutorial DVD by LCM examiner and Electone performer Janet DowsettPractice Makes Perfect – in which she demonstrates the difference between ‘playing’ and ‘practice’.

• Page 31: Music For You
Our music book reviews this month include: ‘Practice Magic’ (Janet Dowsett), ‘101 Hits For Buskers’ (Wise Publications) and ‘The Complete Keyboard Player – Musicals’ (Wise Publications)

• Page 32: Notebook
A round up of your letters and emails to Yamaha Club Magazine.

• Page 35: The Club Shop
A selection of classified ad’s

Glyn Madden

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