Yamaha Club Magazine: February / March edition 2017

mag_feb_17Our first edition of 2017 is currently landing on the doorsteps of subscribers and we’re all looking forward to another great year of music-making fun with our Yamaha keyboards and Clavinovas.

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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 February 2017 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

• Keyboard Workshop: Let’s Play!

Making a few easy adjustments to your keyboard’s existing sounds and styles can often inspire us to play songs in a new and different way.

• CVP – Up Close & Personal… with Richard Bower

Richard Bower, keyboard player, pianist and… organist! In this edition Richard calls on his expertise as an organist as he explains the Clavinova’s Organ Flute section.

• How Can I Do That? (Glyn Madden)

You make a recording… but there’s one wrong note. Glyn Madden shows how to correct a mistake in a MIDI/Song recording.

• Penny Pieces… with Penny Weedon FLCM ARCO LGSM

We start the year with a nice and easy arrangement. You’ll need just three chords to play the beautiful ‘Waltz from Coppelia’ by Leo Delibes.

Visit Penny at her website – ‘Weedon Music’

Download a free MIDI and/or MP3 AUDIO file of Penny playing her arrangement of ‘Waltz from Coppelia’.

• Gill Eccles’ Guide To Reading Music – part 13

‘How to play chords’. Gill turns her attention from how chords are formed to how they are played.

• Playing Songs with Style – part 16

In the wake of singer / songwriter George Michael’s untimely death on Christmas Day 2017 Glyn has chosen one of his early songs to illustrate his first ‘Songs with Style’ workshop of the New Year. ‘Careless Whisper’ is based on the arrangement published in the ever popular Easy Keyboard Library music series.

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

Reviews & Features

• ‘Music For You’ – Sheet Music Review

In time for Valentine’s Day Janet Dowsett reviews ‘The Easy Love Songs Fake Book (101 songs in the key of C’ published by Hal Leonard.

Find ‘The Easy Love Songs Fake Book’ at The Music People

• The Easy Keyboard Library Music Finder Collection

We recap the song titles in our Music Finder Collection which now covers 25 books in The Easy Keyboard Library music book series. Each Music Finder file can be downloaded individually so that you can ‘pick & mix’ the titles to match the music books in your collection.

Find the Easy Keyboard Library Music Finder Collection in our on-line shop.

• Glyn Madden’s Valentine Collection

This tiny selection of love songs is based largely on an internet poll of the ‘Top Fifty Love Songs of All Time’. Style and melody voice suggestions are provided.


• Yamaha News

Yamaha Xperts on Tour 2017 (Find out more…)

Yamaha Clavinova Tour 2017 (Find out more…)

• 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)