Yamaha Club Magazine: April / May 2013 edition

mag_april_13Another brand new edition of Yamaha Club Magazine is now available and winging its way to subscribers. It’s filled, as ever, with news, reviews, software, music and step-by-step tutorials for the Yamaha keyboard and Clavinova enthusiast.

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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 after 1st April 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).


• Easy Beat Music

Michael Farrar’s easy to play composition for April/May is called ‘Stroilling Through The Dales’. Chord charts and performance notes are included – as are MIDI/Audio files which are provided free to download, giving both a demonstration of the full performance and a play-along backing track.

Access the Members’ Area of our website for the MIDI/Audio backing track and performance files.

• Roger Hagarty’s Workshop – part 31

Part 32: Roger’s April/May workshop is about simplifying and re-balancing the accompaniment styles in your keyboard or Clavinova.

Visit ‘Roger’s Music’

• Exploring Regi-stick – part 7

Another selection of helpful tips and song suggestions for getting the full benefit from this popular software.

Find the Regi-stick in our online shop. Regi-stick Plus (for Tyros2) ; RS3 (for Tyros3) ; RS4 (for Tyros4)

• Vocal Harmony – part 2

Geoff Norman, (a.k.a. singer/keyboard player ‘Just Jeff’) continues his guide to using the Vocal Harmony feature.

• Arranging Songs – part 1

The first in a new workshop series by Glyn Madden in which he explains how to build a professional sounding arrangement from a simple ‘lead-sheet’ music score.

Find the ‘Songs from the Easy Keyboard Library’ CDs that accompany this series in our online shop. Volume 1 ; Volume 2

• Notes From The AR-Group – part 24

Peter Anderson of the AR-Group has more advice about using the AR Electone’s MDR recorder.

Visit the AR-Group


• News

Music from Glyn Madden, Steve Selwood and James Woodcock now available on iTunes… and new CDs and software from Yamaha Club.

‘Songs from the Easy Keyboard Library – Volume 2’

Listen to samples from the CD

• Coffee-time Quiz – contributed by Beverley Coombes

Love it or hate it, the Eurovision Song Contest has produced some big hits – but do you remember them?

• Tips From The Top

‘S.Art!’, ‘Live!’, ‘Sweet’, and ‘Cool!’ voices – but what does it all mean?

Find the ‘Tips from the Top’ DVDs that inspired this series in our online shop.
‘Volume 1’, ‘Volume 2’

• Playing Songs with Style

The ‘Love Songs’ album was popular with readers – so here is a selection of style and registration suggestions to go with music from the Easy Keyboard Library – ‘Love Songs – Volume 2’ album.

Find ‘Love Songs – Volume 2’ at The Music People

• Steve Selwood’s A-Z of the Yamaha Keyboard

Steve Selwood continues his way through the alphabet of Yamaha terminology

Steve’s 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.


• ‘Music For You’ – Sheet Music Review

Janet Dowsett offers another selection of music for keyboard players.

  • Boogie-Woogie For Beginners
  • Keyboard Cocktails
  • Really Easy Piano – Adele
  • • First Impressions… CVP-609 by Roger Hagarty

    Roger Hagarty shares his first impressions of the new Clavinova.

    Find out more about the CVP-600 Series Clavinovas

    Glyn Madden

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