Yamaha Club Magazine: August / September edition 2016

mag_aug_16Our late-summer edition has just been published and is on its way to subscribers. As always the magazine contains music, workshops, software and events news and much more besides…

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

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 use the password that’s published on page 4 of the current edition of the magazine. The password is case sensitive so be sure to enter it exactly as shown.

Workshops & Tutorials

• From The Beginning: Understanding Organ World

The basics of Yamaha keyboards… Our ‘From The Beginning’ guide to using the tone bars, buttons and switches that make up the organ sections of our keyboards.

• CVP – Up Close & Personal

Richard Bower helps us decide what to include, and what to leave out, when saving registrations.

• Jackie Marsden’s Here To Help

Jackie has some great ideas for recording and editing songs that include styles with audio drums.

• Variety is the spice… with Penny Weedon FLCM ARCO LGSM

With a little help from her good mate, Ludgic van Beethoven, Penny has more advice to help us add variety to our music.

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

• Playing Songs with Style by Glyn Madden – part 13

A series of easy to follow, easy to play, arranger workshops based on song arrangements published in the ‘Easy Keyboard Library’.

Subscribers can email glyn@yamaha-club.co.uk for an mp3 file of the finished project.

• Gill Eccles’ Guide To Reading Music – part 10

In part 10 of her music theory tutorial series our resident teacher, Gill Eccles, turns her attention to 6th chords… and more.

Reviews & Features

• Xperts On Tour

The Yamaha ‘Xperts’ tour is on the road again – so don’t miss the opportunity to book your place if it comes to a venue near you..

• Software: Samples from ‘Organaut’ software.

Three new expansion packs with samples for Tyros5 and PSR-S970 from Jason Lee.

  • Watch Jason Lee demonstrate ‘Vintage Euro Organ Samples’ expansion pack for Yamaha Tyros5 on You Tube
  • Watch Jason Lee demonstrate ’70s Home Organ Samples’ expansion pack for Tyros5/PSR-S970 on You Tube
  • Watch Jason Lee demonstrate ’70s Combo Expansion Samples’ expansion pack for Tyros5/PSR-S970 on You Tube
  • • ‘Music For You’ – Sheet Music Review

    Janet’s music book choice this month takes us back in time with ‘Songs Of The British Music Hall’.

    Find ‘Songs of the British Music Hall’ at The Music People

    • ‘On The Record’ – CD Reviews

    Howard Beaumont has a PSR-S950 keyboard as parks of his set-up for ‘Wonderful Wonderful’ – his latest audio CD.

    Find ‘Wonderful, Wonderful’ by Howard Beaumont at Organ 1st.

    • Glyn Madden’s Summer Selection

    A collection of song titles for your summer set list – complete with suggestions for appropriate styles and registrations.


    • Yamaha News

    An exciting new program for Tyros5 users is announced.

    • 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)