Yamaha Club Magazine: June / July 2015 Edition


Hopefully “June is bursting out all over” and summer has arrived. For many it’s the start of the holiday season so I hope our June/July cover will put you in the mood for a bit of sand, sea and sunshine! Try not to neglect those keyboards though, because the rest of the magazine is devoted to giving you ideas for things to try and music to play…

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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 June 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

• Saving Registrations – Leigh Wilbraham

Leigh goes back to basics and re-visits one of the most important features of keyboards and Clavinovas.

• Gill Eccles’ Guide To Reading Music

Part 3: Gill Eccles explains ‘Simple’ and ‘Compound’ time signatures.

• Roger Hagarty’s Workshop – part 44

Roger shares an idea for setting up favourite sounds in each voice category before starting a performance.

Visit Roger’s Music, Nottingham

• All About Multi Pads – Phil Leader

Yamaha’s Phil Leader begins a new series on the workings of an exclusively keyboard based feature called Multi Pads.

Download/Listen to Phil Leader’s audio examples from ‘All About Multi Pads’

Example No.1 (MIDI format): Multi Pads – Bossa
Example No.1 (MP3 format): Multi Pads – Bossa
Example No.2 (MIDI format): Multi Pads – Jazz
Example No.2 (MP3 format): Multi Pads – Jazz

• Penny Classics

Penny takes us to sunny Spain for ‘Espana’ – for the third arrangement in her series of popular classics.

Visit Penny at her website – ‘Pentone Music’
Download a free MIDI and/or MP3 AUDIO file of Penny playing her arrangement.

• Tyros Tipsters

The ‘Tipsters’ show how to create a new Music Finder record and save it as a ‘Favourite’.

Watch the Tyros Tipsters online

• Playing Songs with Style

This month Glyn Madden uses the evergreen ‘Moon River’ to illustrate his Easy Keyboard Library workshop.

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 Classic Rock Fake Book (More than 100 songs in the key of C)’.

Purchase: The Easy Classic Rock Fake Book (More than 100 songs in the key of C)

• The Yamaha Keyboard Forum Festival

Glyn Madden has a fun time at the forum members’ get-together in Stafford.

Visit the Yamaha Keyboard Forum

• Music Finder

Three new EKL Music Finder sets are added to the Easy Keyboard Library collection.

Purchase Music Finder downloads.

• A-Z of the Yamaha Keyboard

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

• Software in the Spotlight

New software from Ian House, Jason Lee and Musicland (makers of the TRX organ system).

Visit Ian House’s website & online shop
Watch Jason Lee’s demonstration of ‘Legends’ software on You Tube (Part 1 / Part 2)


• Yamaha News

A round-up of news from in and around the Yamaha Club.

• 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)