Masterclass! A new tutorial DVD from Yamaha Club

582_yca-dvd07b‘Masterclass! is the seventh title in our ‘Playing Yamaha’ series and, building on the success of the Easy Keyboard Library workshop series (featured in the Yamaha Club Magazine), the DVD sets out to show you how, with a few common-sense ideas (and a bit of practice), you can turn a fairly simple lead-line and chord symbol music score into a professional sounding arrangement.

The DVD features lots of music – and lots of tips to pick up along the way. You’ll be surprised how a small change to the way you arrange and play your keyboard’s voices and styles can make a huge difference to the way it sounds.

The ‘Masterclass’ workshop was recorded using a Tyros4 with just one footswitch connected… yet any playing and operational suggestions made during the programme will relate equally to all the instruments listed below. All of the sounds and styles used are part of the Tyros4’s specification when new and many of these are shared by most of the instruments in the Yamaha keyboard/Clavinova range – although the registrations used were created in advance of filming

The tutorial is compatible with the following instruments:
Yamaha keyboards: PSR-1000, PSR-1100, PSR-1500, PSR-2000, PSR-2100, PSR-3000, PSR-S700 and S900 series, Tyros 1, 2, 3 and Tyros 4 keyboards.
Yamaha Clavinovas: CVP200, CVP300, CVP400 and CVP500 Series Clavinovas

Would you prefer our tutorials in high definition Blu-ray format?

Logo_Blu_rayWe are testing the water to assess demand for a high definition 1080i version of our tutorials on Blu-ray format. If you are equipped with a Blu-ray player/HDTV and think you would prefer to buy a Blu-ray edition please email your thoughts to – because if enough people show an interest there’s a good chance we will produce it.

Find out more about the Masterclass! DVD

Glyn Madden

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