When, at the end of a sunny day, it’s finally time to drag yourselves indoors, you’ll find lots of ideas in the latest edition of Yamaha Club Magazine to keep you occupied during the evening with your keyboard or Clavinova.
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Workshops & Features
• Changing Times
Which instruments are the most popular with our readers? We report on the changing trends within Yamaha Club.
• Getting Started
An introduction to ‘Styles’. Whether you own a PSR-1000, an S-950, a CVP Clavinova or a Tyros it’s the STYLE department that provides the library of professionally arranged backings that drive the music along…
• Expansion Manager Release schedule update.
On July 4th Yamaha issued a press release online regarding the revised upgrade schedule for Yamaha’s Expansion Manager for Tyros5.
• Playing Songs with Style
An ‘easy arranger’ workshop for all Yamaha arranger keyboards and Clavinovas… complete with a ‘pocket change’ collection of Music Finder download files for the Tyros4 and Tyros5.
Find ‘EKL The Thirties’ (Music Finder download for Tyros4)
Find ‘EKL The Forties’ (Music Finder download for Tyros4)
Find ‘EKL The Fifties’ (Music Finder download for Tyros4)
Find ‘EKL The Sixties’ (Music Finder download for Tyros4)
Find ‘EKL The Seventies’ (Music Finder download for Tyros4)
Find ‘EKL The Thirties’ (Music Finder download for Tyros5)
Find ‘EKL The Forties’ (Music Finder download for Tyros5)
Find ‘EKL The Fifties’ (Music Finder download for Tyros5)
Find ‘EKL The Sixties’ (Music Finder download for Tyros5)
Find ‘EKL The Seventies’ (Music Finder download for Tyros5)
• Heather Hammond’s “Twiddly Bits” – part 6
Heather rounds off her current Easy Beat music workshop series with a final composition for novice jazzers.
“Satin Latin is my final offering of the ‘Twiddly Bits’ series. It is a Latin style piece in the key of A minor. My suggested style is Bossa but experiment with other Latin styles your keyboard has to offer too.”
Find more music by Heather Hammond
• Roger Hagarty’s Workshop – part 39
Roger introduces the ‘Effects’ page on his tour of the Mixing Console feature.
Visit Roger’s Music, Nottingham
• CVP – Close-up & Personal:
Yamaha UK demonstrator Richard Bower continues his explanation of how to personalise settings using the touch-screen of the Clavinova CVP-605/609.
• A-Z of the Yamaha Keyboard
Steve is back with another helping of jargon from that mysterious language ‘keyboard speak’.
• Notes From The AR-Group
Peter Anderson rounds up his chapter on the AR organ’s Accompaniment Programmer.
Visit the AR-Group
• Exploring Regi-stick – part 13
More song suggestions to play with this popular software.
• Shopping Online
With the release of new downloadable software for Tyros4 we provide a guide to using the download system.
• Shopping Online
• ‘Music For You’ – Sheet Music Review
In the absence of Janet Dowsett, our regular contributor, we look at some of the music in the Easy Keyboard Library.
Find The Easy Keyboard Library: ‘Great Songwriters‘
Find The Easy Keyboard Library: ‘Motown Classics‘
Find The Easy Keyboard Library: ‘Big Band Hits‘
Find The Easy Keyboard Library: ‘Popular Classics‘
News: News from in and around the Yamaha Club.
A selection of your letters and emails to Yamaha Club Magazine
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