Yamaha Club Magazine: October / November 2015 Edition


For the cover of our October/November edition we’ve booked the hottest keyboard player in town!
Happy Hallowe’en everyone!

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Yamaha on Tour 2015: Yamaha artists are on tour through October – showcasing the new CVP-700 series Clavinovas and PSR-S series keyboards at twelve venues throughout the UK. Find out more…

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Read on for lots more to see, hear and link to about items featured in our 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 October 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

• CVP – Up Close & Personal

In part 13 of his series for owners of touch-screen models, Richard Bower shows how to make an audio recording.

• Tyros5 Organ Conversion

Leigh Wilbraham gives an illustrated guide to putting together a Tyros5 ‘organ’ system.
Find details of Leigh’s new CD ‘HIGHWAY’ and his Soundpacks Software at www.soundpacks.co.uk

• Roger Hagarty’s Workshop – part 46

Roger explains how the recording features can be great fun to use… and help you play better too.
Visit Roger’s Music, Nottingham

• Penny Classics

For Hallowe’en Penny has an arrangement of ‘Danse Macabre’, well known as the theme from the ‘Jonathan Creek’ TV series.
Visit Penny at her website – ‘Pentone Music’
Download a free MIDI and/or MP3 AUDIO file of Penny playing her arrangement.

• All About Multi Pads – part 3

Phil Leader continues his fascinating series about multi pads with advice on starting a new bank of multi pads from scratch, and how to edit an existing pad.

• Playing Songs with Style

‘If’ is the title of this month’s Easy Keyboard Library arrangement (complete with notes on playing Ai chords). The song was a No.1 hit for Telly Savalas in the 1970s.

• Gill Eccles’ Guide To Reading Music – part 5

In part 5 of her series our resident teacher, Gill Eccles, explains the theory behind the construction of major scales.

Reviews & Features

• A-Z of the Yamaha Keyboard

As we move on to the letter ‘T’ we continue to unravel the mystery behind ‘keyboard speak’ in our ‘A-Z’ guide.

• ‘Music For You’ – Sheet Music Review

Janet Dowsett introduces a new book from the popular EKL keyboard music series: ‘The Easy Keyboard Library – Ballads’.
Buy ‘The Easy Keyboard Library – Ballads’

• Tutorial DVDs and Software

We have a new Tyros5 tutorial DVD collection from Daniel Watt, three new EKL Music Finder downloads and a new series of software from John Beesley.
Find the Tyros5 tutorial DVD in the Club Shop


• 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)