Yamaha Club Magazine: December – January 2013/14


Hi… We did it! In between everything else that’s been going on, the December edition of the Magazine has been delivered to subscribers in the UK. It is on its way to those overseas and, Christmas post volumes permitting, it should be with subscribers around the world in the near future. Fingers crossed!

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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 December 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).


• Exploring Regi-stick – part 11

Just a short one this time and a few song titles to keep you going over the Christmas period.
Regi-stick Plus (for Tyros2) ; RS3 (for Tyros3) ; RS4 (for Tyros4)

• Playing Songs with Style

Style and registration suggestions to go with music from the Easy Keyboard Library – ‘Christmas Songs’ music album.
Find ‘Christmas Songs’ at The Music People

• Arranging Songs from the Easy Keyboard Library – part 5

An easy step-by-step guide by Glyn Madden to creating an arrangement oif ‘Silent Night’ based on the sheet music copy in the Easy Keyboard Library music series.
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 2

Heather Hammond’s Christmas composition is called Tinsel Time again – and provides the basis for another workshop in improvisation (or ‘twiddly bits’).

• Notes From The AR-Group – part 29

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


• ‘Music For Christmas’ – Sheet Music Review

Janet Dowsett offers another selection of music for keyboard players.

Find ‘Christmas Favourites For All Keyboards
Find ‘The Best Disco Songs Ever
Find ‘Making The Grade – Grade 1 Keyboard

• ‘Euro Artist 1’ – Euro organ samples from Soundpacks

Leigh Wilbraham introduces a new package of Euro Organ samples and styles for Tyros3, Tyros4 and Tyros5.

Hear demos and order this pack at the Soundpacks website


News: The Yamaha Club is on the move – and things aren’t going as smoothly as we’d hoped. Keep an eye on the website news page for updates.

• Coffee-time Quiz – contributed by Beverley Coombes

Beverley Coombes, has a special Christmas Film Music Quiz for this edition’s coffee time teaser.

• CVP – Close-up & Personal:

Part 3: Yamaha demonstrator Ian House is in ‘The Piano Room’ as he shares more secrets of the new CVP-605/609 Clavinovas.

• Introducing Tyros5

The Tyros5 ‘secret’ is out… and we’re looking forward to a new generation of this most popular keyboard range.

• 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)