Yamaha Club Magazine: August / September 2013 edition


The summer edition of Yamaha Club Magazine is now available – and is on its way to subscribers.

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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 August 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).


• Roger Hagarty’s Workshop

Roger shows how we can save registrations in a way that increases the power of the One Touch Settings (OTS)
Visit ‘Roger’s Music’

• Exploring Regi-stick – part 8

Another installment in Glyn Madden’s ‘complete guide to the Regi-stick’.
Regi-stick Plus (for Tyros2) ; RS3 (for Tyros3) ; RS4 (for Tyros4)

• Playing Songs with Style

Here is a selection of style and registration suggestions to go with music from the Easy Keyboard Library – ‘The Forties’ sheet music album.
Find ‘The Forties’ at The Music People

• Arranging Songs – part 3

Glyn Madden gives a step-by-step guide to how he built the arrangement of ‘My Way’ on his ‘Songs from the Easy Keyboard Library – Volume2’ CD.
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 27

Peter Anderson explores the AR Electone’s ‘Effect Set’ feature.
Visit the AR-Group


• ‘Music For You’ – Sheet Music Review

Janet Dowsett offers another selection of music for keyboard players.

Find ‘Easiest Keyboard Collection – All-Time-Hits’
Find ‘Jazz Fake Book’
Find ‘Really Easy Piano Collection – 50 Great Songs’

• ‘Masterclass!’ – Workshop DVD for most Yamaha keyboard and Clavinova models:

Yamaha Club introduces the seventh tutorial in the ‘Playing Yamaha’ DVD series.
Find ‘Masterclass! in the Yamaha Club shop

• ‘Klaus-4-Tyros’ – plug & play software for Tyros4

We review a new software package for Tyros4 that doesn’t require the installation of a flash memory module…
Find Klaus-4-Tyros in the Yamaha Club shop
Watch Jason Lee’s demonstration of Klaus-4-Tyros on You Tube

• ‘Yorkshire Brass’ – sample software for Tyros3 and Tyros4

Leigh Wilbraham introduces a package of brass band samples from ‘Soundpacks’ software.
Visit the SoundPacks website

• ‘On The Record’

A new audio CD of sequence dance / easy listening music by Andrew Varley is added to the catalogue.
‘Moments To Remember’ was recorded using the Yamaha Tyros4 arranger keyboard
Find ‘Moments To Remember’ in the Yamaha Club shop


• News

News: Special offers for Clavinova and PSR-S750/950 customers.
Visit the Yamaha website

• Coffee-time Quiz – contributed by Beverley Coombes

It’s ‘Summertime’ in our regular coffee time teaser – contributed by Beverley Coombes.

• CVP – Close-up & Personal:

Ian House unlocks some inner secrets of the new CVP-605/609

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

A-Z of Yamaha Keyboards: Part 21: Steve Selwood’s alphabetical guide to Yamaha keyboard 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.

Glyn Madden

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