Yamaha Club Magazine: August/September 2019

The August/September 2019 edition of the Yamaha Club Magazine is now on its way to subscribers. Our full colour glossy magazine is published every two months and includes workshops compatible with the Genos, Tyros/PSR/S/SX and CVP Touch Screen operating systems. Free software included with this issue for Genos and Tyros5 keyboards.

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 August 2019. The password is case sensitive so be sure to enter it exactly as shown.

In this issue…

Genos Operating System

  • Getting Started with Genos: Making simple adjustments to a style. Part 11
  • Are the drums, or piano, parts of your style too loud? Would you prefer the style to use a different drum kit? This workshop is all about making easy changes to an accompaniment style in order to produce your ideal sound.

  • Genos Firmware Update v1.40.
  • A brief description of the changes the v1.40 firmware update will make to your instrument.
    Download the Genos Firmware Updater V1.40

  • The Registration Builder: No.4 – Beatles Mix 1
  • The Registration Builder is a guide to putting together some simple registrations for popular styles of music. For our August/September issue the theme for our registrations is ‘The Beatles’. Free registrations are available for subscribers.

    Subscribers to Yamaha Club Magazine can email for a FREE copy of the full registration bank for these sounds (see magazine for details).

    Tyros Operating System

  • Tyros Basics:
  • We show you how to decorate your files with an ‘icon’, use the ‘FREEZE’ control, prevent your keyboard switching off automatically, reset the keyboard to factory settings and choose the content you want to include in a registration setting.

  • Tyros Workshop: Creating OTS
  • We show you how to change the voices in the One Touch Settings – and store them to the User Memory for recall later.

  • The Music Chef:
    Our Music Chef has compiled a set of registrations based on a ‘1960s’ theme. There are free registrations for Yamaha Club subscribers to download that are compatible with both Tyros5 and Genos.

  • Subscribers to Yamaha Club Magazine can email for a FREE copy of the full registration bank for these sounds (see magazine for details).

    CVP Touch Screen O.S.

  • CVP – Up Close & Personal: ‘Adding a little audio ’
  • Richard Bower turns his attention to the audio recording aspects of the CVP touch screen Clavinovas.


  • New Products:
    Yamaha announce the introduction of the Clavinova CVP800 series (three models) and PSR-SX900 and PSR-SX700 keyboards. We take a first peek at what treasures are in store for us when these instruments hit the shops. Demonstration content is starting to appear on YouTube as the instruments are introduced to the public – so search YouTube for CVP-809 or PSR-SX900 for results. Here are just a few clips to get you started…

    Watch overview of the CVP-809 on YouTube.

    Watch overview of the PSR-SX900 styles on YouTube.
    Watch overview of the PSR-SX900 voices on YouTube.

  • Penny Pieces: ‘A Pair of Sparkling Eyes’ from The Gondoliers by Gilbert & Sullivan… arranged for keyboard by Penny Weedon.

    Download Penny Weedon’s own performance of ‘A Pair of Sparkling Eyes’ as published in her August/September 2019 workshop.

  • Guide To Reading Music (part 28):
    In part 28 of her series, teacher Gill Eccles explores the make-up of music and what it is that we love about it.
  • 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)