Yamaha Club Magazine – October/November 2011 edition

The October/November 2011 edition of the Yamaha Club Magazine is now out and many of our subscribers have already received their copy. Read on for information about what the latest issue contains – and for links to associated downloads and web pages.

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Members Area

The Yamaha Club archive, housed in our ‘Members Area‘, contains a wealth of material dating back many years and it is updated on a regular basis. To gain access to this area enter the password published on page 4 of the October/November edition. Use upper or lower case characters (exactly as shown in the magazine).


• Notes from the AR-Group
Part 16: Peter Anderson of the ‘AR-Group’ explains the ‘Lower Manual Split’ feature.
The AR-Group (link)

• Easy Beat Music
Penny Weedon’s second ‘Easy-Beat’ composition is called ‘Mimosa’. Access the Members’ Area for MIDI/Audio backing track and performance files (link)

• Roger Hagarty’s Workshop
Part 23: Roger demonstrates why the [DIRECT ACCESS] button is such a valuable asset for any Yamaha keyboard or Clavinova player.

• Tyros4 Exclusively
Glyn Madden recreates a ‘Dreamy Strings’ registration setting based on just one of the string settings contained in the brand new Tyros4 Regi-Stick RS4.

• Keyboard Magic!
This time we’re using the keyboard/Clavinova’s ‘Organ Flutes’ voices section to create alternative theatre and church organ sounds.


• News
Regi-Stick RS4 is introduced – with new registration and voice settings for Tyros4 created by UK demonstrator Richard Bower.

Autumn Collection: Two new Yamaha models, the PSR-S650 and YDP135, are announced.

• Coffee-time quiz
Our regular musical coffee-time teaser – contributed by Beverley Coombes.

• Yamaha Club Weekend
We look ahead to the end of October – and the Yamaha Club’s annual get-together in Oxford. (More information about the Yamaha Club Weekend 2011)

• A-Z of Yamaha Keyboards
Part 11: More Yamaha keyboard terminology explained by Steve Selwood in his A-Z guide. Steve’s latest CD is available from the Yamaha Club shop (link)

• Notebook
A selection of your letters and emails to Yamaha Club Magazine.

• The Club Shop
Buy and sell through our classified advert section.


• ‘On The Record’ – CD Review
Four new audio CDs featuring star players from the Yamaha keyboard/organ world have just been released.
1. ‘Better Late Than Never’ – Ryan Edwards (link)
2. ‘The Mood I’m In’ – Andrew Varley (link)
3. ‘What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?’ – Chiho Sunamoto and Jon Smith (link)
4. ‘The Rose’ – Howard Beaumont

• ‘Music For You’ – Sheet Music Review
London College examiner Janet Dowsett offers another selection of music for keyboards.
1. Intros & Endings Magic – by Janet Dowsett (link)
2. The Big Book of Dance Songs (link)
3. The Complete Keyboard Player – Hits 1960-1970 (link)

• DVD Review
Learn Keyboards – from Blues to Rock. Beginner – presented by Albert Margolic (link)

Advertisers featured in the October / November edition

Roger’s Music Ltd. (Nottingham)
Millington Music (Sheffield)
One Man Band (Banbury
Sounds For Keys (On-line)
Strawberry Music (On-line)

Glyn Madden

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