Yamaha Club Magazine: April / May 2012 edition

We’re celebrating 10 years of the ‘Tyros’ brand in our April/May edition – and to mark the event Yamaha has launched a special limited edition of its Tyros4 flagship model… in black! Read on to find out more…

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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 use the password that is published on page 4 of the latest edition of the magazine. Use upper or lower case characters (exactly as shown).


• Exploring Regi-Stick
Part 2: Glyn Madden uses the Regi-Stick to prepare his Tyros for the addition of a MIDI pedalboard.
Regi-Stick is available from the Yamaha Club online shop for Tyros2, Tyros3 and Tyros4.

• Notes From The AR-Group
Part 19: Peter Anderson explains ‘styles’ and the AR’s auto accompaniment.
The AR-Group (link)

• Easy Beat Music
Boys’ toys provide the inspiration for Penny’s latest Easy-Beat composition.
Chord charts and performance notes are provided.
Access the Members’ Area for MIDI/Audio backing track and performance files (link)
Penny Weedon’s new CD, ‘Pianissimo’ is available from the Yamaha Club shop (link)

• Roger Hagarty’s Workshop
Part 26: For his April/May workshop Roger Hagarty (of ‘Roger’s Music’, Nottingham) shows how to combine the benefits of the Registration Memory and OTS settings for the best of both worlds…
Visit ‘Roger’s Music’ (link)


• Yamaha DXR Speakers
The sound of Yamaha’s new lightweight speakers is a hit with keyboard players.
Find out more at: www.yamahaproaudio.com (link)

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

• Tyros 10th Anniversary Special
A 4-page pull-out souvenir celebrating the ‘Tyros’ brand’s 10th anniversary. Complete with pictures of the Limited Special Edition Tyros4, reflections on the evolution of Tyros by the design team in “My Tyros Story”, “What The Players Say” and UK 10th Anniversary Tour dates.

• A-Z of Yamaha Keyboards
Part 14: Steve Selwood’s guide to Yamaha keyboard terminology moves on to ‘L’..
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.


• ‘Music For You’ – Sheet Music Review
London College examiner Janet Dowsett offers another selection of music for keyboard players.
1. Easiest Keyboard Collection – Bumper Chart Hits (link)
2. Big Note Classic Rodgers & Hammerstein (link)
3. Piano Favorites 101 – A Collection of 50 Best Loved Piano Pieces (link)

Advertisers featured in the February / March edition

Roger’s Music Ltd. (Nottingham)
Millington Music (Sheffield)
TRX Tyros Organ Systems (On-line)
Discount Instruments For Sale (On-line)
Bygone Tunes (On-line)

Glyn Madden

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