Merry Christmas everyone! It’s an exciting time for Yamaha keyboard enthusiasts and our final edition of 2017 is filled with news and reviews of the new Genos flagship model. We haven’t forgotten, however, that over 80% of our readers still own one of the Tyros models – so there’s still plenty of features and workshop items for these and the associated PSR-S instruments too.
To catch up with the latest developments, upgrades and listen to some of the great sounds of Genos why not visit Yamaha’s dedicated Genos Concept website. Then, learn how to use all the new features via our ongoing series of illustrated step-by-step workshops in Yamaha Club Magazine.
Our next magazine will be due in February 2018. Until then we wish you all the very best for a happy, healthy and musical New Year.
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 December 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.
In This Issue… (links to items mentioned in the magazine)
Genos – Getting Started: Setting up the new keyboard by installing the latest firmware update and Playlist settings. Also – how to convert Music Finder files for use in Playlist.
Don’t forget that subscribers can send for our ‘Genos Starter Key’ with all the downloading done for you. See page 11 of the magazine for details.
Guide To Reading Music: Our resident teacher Gill Eccles concludes her explanation of the use of ‘dynamics’ to indicate the use of light and shade in music. Find the book ‘First Steps in Music Theory’ by Prof. Eric Taylor.
Penny Pieces: Download Penny Weedon’s own performance of her simplified arrangement, ‘Swan Lake – Part 1’ as published in her December workshop.
Playing Songs With Style: For an MP3 audio copy of the fished workshop please email firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Away In A Manger’ in the subject line.
Software: New software for Yamaha keyboards and Clavinovas.