Yamaha Club Magazine: December ’14 – January ’15


The Christmas edition of the Yamaha Club Magazine is now on its way to subscribers around the world – and, as always, it’s packed with things for the Yamaha keyboard enthusiast to do.
Subscribers in the UK will also receive a copy of the brand new Tyros5 promotional DVD featuring Glyn Madden and Ian House – free with the magazine.

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Read on for more information about the items contained in the latest issue…

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’s published on page 4 of the latest edition of the magazine. The password is case sensitive so be sure to enter it exactly as shown.

Workshops & Features

• Tyros Tipsters

The ‘Tyros Tipsters’ are back with ‘Chris’s Story’ and a second helping of tips for Tyros and other Yamaha keyboards and Clavinovas.

Find Tyros Tipsters DVD: Series 1 in our online shop.
Find Tyros Tipsters DVD: Series 2 in our online shop.
Find Tyros Tipsters DVD: Series 3 in our online shop.

Find ‘Tyros Tipsters‘ online

• Playing Songs with Style

For December our ‘easy arranger’ workshop is based on the Easy Keyboard Library arrangement of ‘Winter Wonderland’.

• Roger Hagarty’s Workshop – part 41

The ‘Master Compressor’ is a mystery to many. Roger calls on Yamaha’s Steve Marsden to explain.
Visit Roger’s Music, Nottingham

• Richard Bower’s Christmas Cracker:

UK demonstrator Richard Bower delves into the CVP605/609’s touch-screen and comes up with ten really useful styles you probably never knew you had.

• From Boxed to Brilliant!

Leigh Wilbraham shows you how he super-charges his Tyros keyboard with some customised EQ settings.

• Pick ‘n’ Mix Software

Choose the software you want – and have it delivered by post on a USB stick.
Purchase blank USB sticks in our online shop.
Find Music Finder software to download in our online shop.

• Music for Christmas

A special ‘easy-play’ arrangement by Penny Weedon of her beautiful Christmas lullaby ‘The Tinsel Tree’.
Visit Penny Weedon’s website

• A-Z of the Yamaha Keyboard

In our ‘A-Z’ guide this time we continue to unravel the mystery behind Yamaha Keyboard ‘keyboard speak’.


• ‘Christmas Music For You’ – Sheet Music Review

Janet Dowsett reviews a giant book of Christmas music.
Purchase Christmas Favourites For All Keyboards online

• The Yamaha Club Weekend – Now, and Next Year

We look back at the Club Weekend in October – and ahead to our new venue in the heart of the Peak District for 2015.


DVDSleeve_Tyros5_2014• Yamaha News

Our Tyros5 promotional DVD is here and we have some ‘stocking filler’ suggestions..

• Notebook

A selection of your letters and emails to Yamaha Club Magazine

• The Club Shop

Buy and sell through our classified ad’s section.

Glyn Madden

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