Yamaha Club Magazine: April / May 2015


Happy Easter everyone! If you’re a subscriber to Yamaha Club Magazine the April/May edition should be dropping through your letterbox any day now – hopefully in time to take your mind off the copious amount of chocolate that will inevitably be around at the moment. I hope you’ll enjoy both…

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Read on for information and links connected to items published 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 April 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 & Tutorials

• Gill Eccles’ Guide To Reading Music

In part two of her new series Gill Eccles explains the written notes – their values, shapes and duration.

• Roger Hagarty’s Workshop – part 43

In the magazine’s longest running current series, Roger Hagarty shares a novel idea for storing your record collection on the Tyros’ hard drive.
Visit Roger’s Music, Nottingham

• CVP – Up Close & Personal

Pianist styles are the focus of Richard Bower’s attention for the latest chapter of his CVP605/609 series.

• Penny Classics

For the second of her new series of popular classics, Penny has an arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s ‘Overture to the Nutcracker’.
Visit Penny at her website – ‘Pentone Music’
Download a free MIDI and/or MP3 AUDIO file of Penny playing her arrangement.

• Playing Songs with Style

An ‘easy arranger’ workshop based on the song ‘I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter’ from the Easy Keyboard Library series.
Find Easy Keyboard Library ‘Music Finder’ software online to set up your keyboard.

Reviews & Features

• ‘Music For You’ – Sheet Music Review

Janet Dowsett reviews ‘The Easy Disney Fake Book (100 songs in the key of C)’.
Purchase The Easy Disney Fake Book (100 songs in the key of C)

• Concerto Audio System

Glyn Madden reviews ‘Concerto’ – A British made Audio System from MJ Acoustics..
Visit MJ Acoustics online.

• Software Update:

An overview of Phil Leader’s ‘Euro Organ Artist Expansion Pack’ software for Tyros4 and Tyros5.

• A-Z of the Yamaha Keyboard

We continue to unravel the jargon used in ‘keyboard speak’ in our ‘A-Z’ guide.


• 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)