Yamaha Club Magazine: October / November 2013 edition


With the dark evenings closing in again it’s time to return to indoor hobbies…
and our Yamaha keyboards!

The October/November edition of The Yamaha Club Magazine is now available – and it’s filled with ideas and suggestions to inspire the musician in you.

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Members Area

The Yamaha Club archive, housed in our ‘Members Area‘, is updated on a regular basis and contains a wealth of material dating back many years (as well as new items pertaining to this specific issue). To gain access to this area after 1st October 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

In part 35 of this popular workshop series Roger embarks on an explanation of the Mixing Console controls.
Visit ‘Roger’s Music’

• Exploring Regi-stick – part 10

The latest installment in our ‘complete guide to the Regi-stick’.
Regi-stick Plus (for Tyros2) ; RS3 (for Tyros3) ; RS4 (for Tyros4)

• Playing Songs with Style

We offer a selection of style and registration suggestions to go with music from the Easy Keyboard Library – ‘Jazz Classics’ sheet music album.
Find ‘Jazz Classics’ at The Music People

• Arranging Songs from the Easy Keyboard Library – part 4mag_oct_13_page19

Another step-by-step guide by Glyn Madden. This time the featured song is his arrangement of ‘Laughter In The Rain’ (as played on the CD ‘Songs from the Easy Keyboard Library – Volume2’).
Find the ‘Songs from the Easy Keyboard Library’ CDs that accompany this series in our online shop.
Volume 1 ; Volume 2

• Heather Hammond’s “Twiddly Bits” – part 1

We’re delighted to welcome composer Heather Hammond back onto the team again. She’s here in the October issue with a new series of Easy Beat music arrangements in which she shows us how to add ‘twiddly bits’ to our music.

• Notes From The AR-Group – part 28

This month the AR Electone’s foot-switches are the focus of Peter Anderson’s attention.
Visit the AR-Group


• ‘Music For You’ – Sheet Music Review

Janet Dowsett offers another selection of music for keyboard players.

Find ‘Keyboard Play-Along Vol.17 – 1960s Rock’ (Book and CD)
Find ‘The Great British Songbook
Find ‘Electronic Keyboard Cocktails – Classics’

• ‘Klaus-4-PSR’ – plug & play software for PSR-S750 and S950 keyboards

We review a new version of a software package originally created for Tyros4. ‘Klaus-4-Tyros’ has proved very popular since it was introduced in the August/September edition of the magazine. Now its creator, Jason Lee, has produced a version for the mid-range models.

Find Klaus-4-PSR in the Yamaha Club shop

Watch Jason Lee’s demonstration of Klaus-4-Tyros on You Tube


mag_oct_13_spread• News

News: The Yamaha Club Weekend at Hellidon Lakes is approaching fast. .

• Coffee-time Quiz – contributed by Beverley Coombes

‘A Night At The Opera’ is the theme for our regular coffee time teaser – contributed, as always, by Beverley Coombes.

• CVP – Close-up & Personal:

Part 2: Yamaha demonstrator Ian House is back to share more of the inner secrets of the new CVP-605/609 Clavinovas.

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

A-Z of Yamaha Keyboards: Part 22: 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)