Yamaha Club Magazine: October / November edition

The October/November edition of Yamaha Club Magazine is now on its way to subscribers. In this issue we preview two new Arranger Keyboards from Yamaha’s “Autumn Collection” that will be appearing in the shops later in the month.

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As always, the magazine is packed with news, reviews, software, music and step-by-step tutorials…

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• Easy Beat Music
Michael Farrar has a new composition for the October/November edition. Each ‘Easy Beat’ workshop comes with chord charts and performance notes – and MIDI/Audio files are provided for free download to give a demonstration of the full performance and a play-along backing track.
Access the Members’ Area for the MIDI/Audio backing track and performance files (link)

• Roger Hagarty’s Workshop
Part 29: Roger explains how to link a ‘Song’ file to a set of registrations so that both are called up together.
Visit ‘Roger’s Music’ (link)

• Tips From The Top
Part 2: Magazine reader George Ridley asks how to control the speed of the rotary speaker effect on a keyboard or Clavinova that doesn’t have [DSP] and [DSP VARIATION] buttons on its panel. He owns a PSR3000 – but the problem is still current on Clavinova CVP500 series digital pianos.

Tips From The Top – Volume 1 is available from the Yamaha Club online shop. (Compatible with PSR1000-3000 ; PSR-S700-S910 ; Tyros1-4 ; CVP200/300/400/500 series Clavinovas.)
Tips From The Top – Volume 2 is available from the Yamaha Club online shop. (Compatible with PSR1000-3000 ; PSR-S700-S910 ; Tyros1-4 ; CVP200/300/400/500 series Clavinovas.)

• New Series: Play Your Chords Right
Yamaha demonstrator Ian House explains the theory behind the Ai (Artificial Intelligence) chord fingering system.

• Notes From The AR-Group
Part 22: The AR-Group’s Peter Anderson looks at how files are stored to, and loaded from, the AR’s MDR (Music Disk Recorder).
Visit the AR-Group (link)


• News
News from round and about in the world of Yamaha music making.

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

• Playing Songs with Style
In the second part of our new series we link the keyboard’s accompaniment styles with more tunes from the popular Easy Keyboard Library music book series.
This time: ‘Number 1 Hits’ and ‘The Fifties’.

• Steve Selwood’s A-Z of the Yamaha Keyboard
Steve Selwood continues to work his way through the alphabet of Yamaha terminology with the letter ‘M’
Steve’s new CD ‘A Taste of Honey’ (featuring Tyros3, Tyros4 and CVP409 Clavinova) is available from the on-line shop.

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

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


• New Keyboards
We preview two new models from Yamaha’s autumn collection – the PSR-S950 and PSR-S750.

• On The Record
Popular keyboard player Carol Bradbury has just released a new strict tempo dance CD featuring the PSR-S910…

• ‘Music For You’ – Sheet Music Review
Janet Dowsett offers another selection of music for keyboard players.

1. I Can Play That – Hits Of The 50s
2. Grade Fun
3. Hit Session – Country

Advertisers featured in the October/November edition

Roger’s Music Ltd.
Millington Music

Glyn Madden

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