Yamaha Club Magazine – Christmas/New Year edition

The Christmas 2010 issue is on its way. Read on for more news of what’s in the latest edition of Yamaha Club Magazine and for links to the associated downloads and web pages.

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Members Area

Our archive contains a wealth of material dating back many years. The password to the Members’ Area where the archive is stored changes each time a new edition of the magazine is published – and, sometime during 1st December, it will change to the one provided on page 4 of the December 2010/January 2011 edition. Until a new password takes over, however, the current one remains effective. To enter the ‘Members Area‘ just type the relevant password into the box provided. The new password must be entered in upper or lower case characters (exactly as shown in the magazine).


• Music workshop:
‘Ratten Row Rag’ by Heather Hammond

Download audio/MIDI illustration and backing tracks of ‘Ratten Row Rag’. (link)
Music books by Heather Hammond (link)

• AR Electone workshop:
The Ensemble Buttons

Notes from the AR-Group by Peter Anderson
The AR-Group (link)

• The Professional Touch:
New workshop series by UK demonstrator Richard Bower

Richard’s new tutorial DVD – ‘The Professional Touch: Building an Arrangement’ is available from the Yamaha Club online shop. (link)

• Music Workshop:
How to embellish your music by Penny Weedon

Audio and MIDI file demonstrations of Penny’s workshop are available from the Members Area (link)
‘Rustle of Spring’ by Penny Weedon is available from the Yamaha Club online shop (link)

• Keyboard/Clavinova workshop:
Roger Hagarty has more suggestions for using keyboard splits

Listen to his audio illustration and/or download a MIDI file of the performance together with registrations for a CVP509 from the members Area (link)

Regular Features

• A-Z of Yamaha keyboard Terminology with Steve Selwood
Steve Selwood’s latest CD is available from the Yamaha Club shop (link)

• Club News – The Yamaha Club Weekend

• Notebook (letters to Yamaha Club)

• Club Shop – buy and sell


• The Yamaha Club Weekend:
Robert Mottram looks back on the Yamaha Club’s event in Oxford 2010.
See pictures from the event at YPKO (link)

• Glyn Madden’s Tyros4 Diary:
Join Yamaha keyboard player Glyn Madden as he begins his discovery of the Tyros4.
Flash Memory Modules for Tyros4 are available from the Yamaha Club online shop.
1GB Module (link)
512MB Module (link)

• New Premium Content for Tyros4
Yamaha announces the introduction of new Saxophone and Vintage Keys sample data for the Tyros4 keyboard. Visit the Yamaha official Tyros4 website (link)

• Up Close & Personal
Janet Dowsett looks at a new DVD ‘Up Close & Personal’ – following popular
organist Dirkjan Ranzijn.
‘Up Close & Personal’ is available from The Music People (link)

• Music For You
Janet Dowsett shares some of her music suggestions.
All music books are available from The Music People
Really Easy Christmas Carols (link)
The Complete Piano Player – Style Book (link)
Easiest Keyboard Collection – Classic Chart Hits (link)

Glyn Madden

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