“Tips from the Top” – a new Yamaha Club tutorial DVD coming soon

The Yamaha Club’s archive houses a fascinating collection of hints and tips – provided over many years by some of the top names in the world of Yamaha keyboard music. It’s a treasury that’s far too valuable to be hidden away – so an initial batch of mini-workshops based on the material has now been filmed in what we hope (optimistically) will be the first of a new series of Yamaha Club tutorial DVDs entitled “Tips from the Top”.

The DVD, presented and produced by the familiar Glyn Madden/James Woodcock partnership, provides the answers to several frequently asked questions – with a few professional pointers thrown in for good measure. Hopefully the programme will help improve both your performance and your enjoyment of the instrument by introducing you to aspects of the keyboard you may not have explored.

Whilst we expect that, as the series unfolds, “Tips from the Top” will address some of the basic functions, it is taken (more or less) for granted that you will be fairly familiar with the basic workings of the instrument. Don’t worry though, because the features that it’s essential to know about have all been covered in some depth by our earlier tutorials – so you may like to review the following…

Yamaha models tend to change on a fairly regular basis but, because each of the following instruments employs the same way of working, you won’t need to own exactly the same keyboard or Clavinova used in the DVDs to follow the tutorial.

Keyboards: PSR-1000, PSR-1100, PSR-1500, PSR-2000, PSR-2100, PSR-3000, PSR-S700 and PSR-S900 series, Tyros (1), Tyros2, Tyros3 and Tyros4.
Clavinovas: CVP200, CVP300, CVP400 and CVP500 Series.

Glyn Madden

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