Yamaha Club Magazine: February / March 2016 Edition

mag_feb_16Here’s a run-down of the content of our first magazine for 2016… currently making its way to the letter boxes of thousands of subscribers wordwide.

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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 February 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

• Jackie Marsden’s Here To Help

Jackie Marsden joins the Yamaha Club team with a series in which she provides the answers to some frequently asked questions…

• From The Beginning. 1: Starting To Work With Voices

Some of our new readers think we’ve lost sight of the basics – so ‘From The Beginning’ is dedicated to re-discovering the basics of playing and using a Yamaha keyboard or Clavinova.

• From The Beginning. 2: Starting To Work With Styles

The basics of playing and using ‘Styles’ within a Yamaha keyboard or Clavinova.

• Penny Classics

Penny’s choice for our February edition is an arrangement of the ‘Mazurka’ from ‘Coppelia’ by Delibes.
Visit Penny at her website – ‘Pentone Music’
Download a free MIDI and/or MP3 AUDIO file of Penny playing her arrangement.

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• Playing Songs with Style – part 9

This month’s Easy Keyboard Library arrangement is ‘On The Street Where You Live’ from My Fair Lady.

• Gill Eccles’ Guide To Reading Music – part 7

In part seven of her series, our resident teacher, Gill Eccles, is taking a look at the ‘Circle of Fifths’.

Reviews & Features

• CVP – Up Close & Personal

Ian House meets Richard Bower and some of his customers at KeyPlayer, Edinburgh, where he gives a demonstration of the Clavinova CVP-709.

• Yamaha Xperts On Tour

Members of Yamaha UK’s technical and demonstration team take to the road to present a new series of product seminars around the country. During February and March, on this first leg of the ‘Xperts’ tour, they’ll be visiting Chelmsford (Allegro Music), Southend on Sea (Allegro Music), Eastbourne (Bonners), Peterborough (Breve Music), Banbury (One Man Band), Worcester (Cranes Music), Edinburgh (Key Player), Nottingham (Roger’s Music), Bolton (Rimmers Music), Sheffield (Millington Music) and Exeter (Music Unlimited).
View ‘Xperts on Tour’ schedule – Feb/March 2016

• A-Z of the Yamaha Keyboard

Our marathon series covering the alphabet of Yamaha keyboard terminology reaches its conclusion.

• Software

New software from T.T.T. Sounds, Strawberry Music, Bee Software and Yamaha Club

• ‘Music For You’ – Sheet Music Review

Janet Dowsett introduces a super new book for all the James Bond fans out there…
James Bond – The Ultimate Collection


• 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)