Yamaha Club Magazine: December ’18 – January ’19 Edition

A Very Merry Christmas to all our readers! The Yamaha Club Magazine has been helping hobby keyboard players make full use of Yamaha keyboards for over twenty years. Our full colour glossy magazine is published every two months and our Christmas edition includes workshops for Genos, Tyros and PSR-S keyboards and CVP Clavinova models.

Members Area / Archive

Our ‘Members Area‘, contains a wealth of material dating back many years. Subscribers should use the password given on page 4 of the magazine shown above to gain access to this area after 1st December 2018. The password is case sensitive so be sure to enter it exactly as shown.

In This Issue…

Workshops & Tutorials

  • Getting Started with Genos: Part 7: Search for a Style. If you’ve ever ‘lost’ a style that you like, here’s one way to track it down.
  • The Music Chef – Genos: Our ‘music chef’ creates shimmering bells to represent the sparkle of candles and tinsel on the Christmas tree.
  • Penny Pieces: The Wedding March from Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream… arranged for keyboard by Penny Weedon.

    Download Penny Weedon’s own performance of the Wedding March from Midsummer Night’s Dream as published in her December ’18 / January ’19 workshop.

  • Guide To Reading Music: In part 24 of her ‘Guide To Reading Music’ Gill Eccles turns her attention to the Brass section as she continues her guide to the workings of the orchestra. The article includes useful information about each instrument’s natural playing range to help us faithfully recreate it on the keyboard.
  • CVP – Up Close & Personal – Part 30: When Richard Bower was asked to play ‘The Dambusters March recently he decided to add some audio sound effects to the mix…

    Find Richard’s sound effects online.

  • Christmas Fun: A selection of Christmas favourites – with suggestions for a basic registration for each song or carol.
  • Tyros/PSR Workshop: One Touch Settings: There’s more on offer from this familiar feature than you might at first realise.
  • Tyros/PSR Workshop: We compile a set of ‘general purpose’ Home Organ registrations for use with any accompaniment style.
  • Reviews & Regulars

  • Tribute to Chiho: When, on 12th November, we learned of the untimely death of Chiho Sunamoto we not only lost one of Yamaha’s International star players… but a close ‘family’ friend too.
  • My Story: ‘My built-in music man’ – Featuring Geoffrey Padwicke
  • Notebook – A selection of your letters
  • The Club Shop – Buy and sell on our classified ads page.
  • Glyn Madden

    1995-Current: Editor (Yamaha Club Magazine); 1980-2000: Yamaha Electone demonstrator (Yamaha UK)