Yamaha Club Magazine – February/March 2011 edition

Our first edition of 2011 is now available and is winging its way to subscribers. Read on for more news of what’s included – 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 February, it will change to the one provided on page 4 of the February/March 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:
‘Song For Sam’ by Heather Hammond

Download audio/MIDI illustration and backing tracks of ‘Song For Sam’. (link)
Music books by Heather Hammond (link)

• AR Electone workshop:
Selecting and Adjusting Voices by Peter Anderson

Part 12 of ‘Notes from the AR-Group’
The AR-Group (link)

• The Professional Touch:
Part 2 of a workshop series by UK demonstrator Richard Bower

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

• Music Workshop:
How to embellish your music (part 6) by Penny Weedon

The final part of Penny’s current series. 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 some suggestions for building a ‘playlist’ using Music Finder

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


• Glyn Madden’s Tyros4 Diary:
In part 2 of his series Yamaha keyboard player Glyn Madden turns his attention to the Tyros4’s audio player.
Flash Memory Modules for Tyros4 are available from the Yamaha Club online shop.
1GB Module (link)
512MB Module (link)

• Wurlitzer Ranks
T.T.T. announces its final theatre organ sample collection… at least, for the time being. (link)

• Print Music 2011 from Finale
Janet Dowsett looks at the latest version of Finale’s popular score writing software – Print Music 2011. ‘Print Music 2011’ is available from The Music People (link)

• Music For You
Janet Dowsett is back with more sheet music suggestions…
All music books are available from The Music People
The Complete Piano Player – All Time Favourites (link)
Andrew Lloyd Webber – Electronic Keyboard (link)
Your First Fake Book (link)

• Reader’s Review
Dr. Edward East talks about Sibelius 6 – his favourite score writing software package

• Tyros4 Tutorial DVD
Eileen Lowry’s three-hour DVD exploring the Tyros4 could be just what new Tyros4 owners are waiting for. (link)

Glyn Madden

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