Yamaha Club Magazine: August/September 2015 edition


We’ve a very packed issue this month. We’re showcasing a new range of CVP Clavinovas, three new PSR-S series keyboards and we even stray across the border into the mysterious but exciting world of the synthesizer with four retro mini keyboards.

Yes indeed, some very exciting new instruments are just starting to make their way into our shops and Yamaha demonstrator Ian House is on hand to introduce the latest features and give an overview of the new models…

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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 August 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

• Penny Classics

Penny chooses a composition by Richard Wagner for the fourth 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.

• Roger Hagarty’s Workshop – part 45

Roger guides us through the process of mixing style parts together to create a ‘new’ accompaniment.
Visit Roger’s Music, Nottingham

• All About Multi Pads – part 2

Phil Leader illustrates how easy it is to compile your own multi pad banks using the Multi Pad Edit feature.
Download/Listen to Phil Leader’s audio examples from ‘All About Multi Pads – part 2’.

Example No.3 (MP3 format): Multi Pads – Bossa_02
Example No.4 (MP3 format): Multi Pads – Oriental 8
Phil’s Multi Pad bank:Multi Pad Bank – ‘My New Bank’
(Download the file then copy and paste to Multi Pad User page)

• Playing Songs with Style

John Denver’s ‘Leaving on a Jet Plane’ is the music choice for this month’s Easy Keyboard Library arrangement.
Find Easy Keyboard Library ‘Music Finder’ software online to set up your keyboard.

• Gill Eccles’ Guide To Reading Music – part 4

“Are scales really necessary?” asks our resident teacher.

Reviews & Features

• Software Review

Leigh Wilbraham downloads the ‘Country Musician’ Premium Pack from www.yamahamusicsoft.com
Find: ‘Country Musician’ at yamahamusicsoft.com
Visit Leigh’s website – Jazzhooves.com

• Product Overview – Clavinova CVP700 Series

Ian House introduces the latest instruments in Yamaha’s CVP Clavinova range.
Find: More information about Clavinova CVP-701
Find: More information about Clavinova CVP-705
Find: More information about Clavinova CVP-709
Find: More information about Clavinova CVP-709GP

• Product Overview – ‘Reface’

Glyn Madden is intrigued by some retro mini keyboards.
Find: More information about Yamaha Reface products.
Listen to Reface products on You Tube
Read full review of Reface products

• The Club Weekend – Preview

We announce the line-up for our 20th Anniversary get-together and suggest places to visit during your visit.
Find: Top 25 things to do in Buxton
Watch: ‘Visit Buxton’ video
Find: Buxton Town Guide

• ‘Music For You’ – Sheet Music Review

Janet Dowsett’s music choice for August/September is ‘The Complete Keyboard Player – Great Standards’
Purchase: The Complete Keyboard Player – Great Standards

• On The Record – CD Review

Michael Wooldridge’s new recording ‘Piano Magic’ features Clavinova CVP-609 and Electone EL900.

• Product Overview – PSR-S670, PSR-S770 and PSR-S970

Ian House reveals the key features of a brand new series of mid-range keyboards – PSR-S670, PSR-S770 and PSR-S970.
Find: More information about PSR-S670
Find: More information about PSR-S770
Find: More information about PSR-S970
Watch: Martin Harris demonstrate PSR-S770 / PSR-S970


• 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)