Our Spring edition is now out and, as always, it’s full of hints, tips and ideas to keep the home keyboard player busy for the next couple of months.
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Members Area / Archive
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 2016 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
Yamaha artist Richard Bower has some handy tips for making full use of the One Touch Settings in the touch-screen CVP Clavinovas.
• Jackie Marsden’s Here To Help
Fresh from Yamaha’s ‘Xperts’ tour, UK demonstrator Jackie Marsden answers more frequently asked questions…
• From The Beginning: Starting To Work With Voices
From The Beginning is a series dedicated to re-discovering the basics of playing and using a Yamaha keyboard or Clavinova. Starting to work with VOICES (part 2).
• From The Beginning: Starting To Work With Styles
From The Beginning is a series dedicated to re-discovering the basics of playing and using a Yamaha keyboard or Clavinova. Starting to work with STYLES (part 2).
• Variety is the spice… with Penny Weedon FLCM ARCO LGSM
In a brand new series, Penny Weedon explores how you can use your favourite pieces as themes – and add your own variations. Part 1: ‘Groovy’ Clementi Rondo
• Playing Songs with Style – part 11
This month’s Easy Keyboard Library arrangement is a great old-time sing-along song from 1929 ‘Tip-toe Through The Tulips’.
• Gill Eccles’ Guide To Reading Music – part 8
A music theory tutorial by our resident teacher, Gill Eccles. In this edition she looks at how chords are formed.
Reviews & Features
• Alan Haven & Brian Sharp
Alan Haven and Brian Sharp passed away within days of each other in January this year. We say goodbye to two of the organ world’s greatest players.
‘Yesteryear-4-Tyros’: Registration software by Jason Lee for Tyros5, Tyros4, PSR-S970 and PSR-S770 keyboards.
Watch a demonstration on You Tube
‘Klaus Wunderland’: Hi-definition samples from T.T.T. for Tyros4 & Tyros5 complete with all new registrations.
• ‘Music For You’ – Sheet Music Review
Janet Dowsett’s music selection for April is ‘Pop Standards – 60 All-Time Greats’.
• ‘On The Record’ – CD Reviews
CD: ‘Walking Back To Happiness’ by Penny Weedon – Featuring Yamaha Stagea D-Deck DDK-7 and Tyros5
Full track list and shop
CD: ‘Easy Listening’ by Jason Lee – featuring Yamaha Tyros5
• Yamaha News
A round-up of news from in and around the Yamaha Club.
A selection of your letters and emails to Yamaha Club Magazine
• The Club Shop
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