Yamaha Club Magazine: October/November 2019

Our October/November full colour glossy magazine is now on its way to subscribers with hints, tips and 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 October 2019. The password is case sensitive so be sure to enter it exactly as shown.

In this issue…

Genos Operating System

  • Since our last edition in August there’s been another firmware update for Genos. As before, we can help download this for non-techie subscribers.

    We also look at some other useful downloads that are available free of charge from the Yamaha website. Downloads: See magazine for more information.

    Our first Genos O.S. workshop this month is a short course on basic sequencing, in particular step-recording chords (which is easy to do and produces great results).

    In the second workshop, ‘Registration Builder’ we’re creating some James Last ‘Hammond A-Gogo’ style registrations (and subscribers can send for the full set free of charge along with an mp3 audio demonstration).

  • Tyros Operating System

  • In response to a letter from one of our readers who had lost all his Music Finder song list, our first workshop for Tyros O.S. instruments shows how to back up the list.

    The second workshop is about play-along MIDI/Song files… and how to change the pitch of the on-screen score to an easier key.

    In ‘Music Chef’ we make some more of the James Last ‘Hammond A-Gogo’ style registrations that we created for Genos. (Subscribers with Tyros5 can send for the full set free of charge along with an mp3 audio demonstration).

  • Product Overview

  • PSR-SX900 and Clavinova CVP-809: Glyn Madden gives an overview of the new mid-range PSR-SX900 keyboard and shares his first impressions of the top-of-the-range CVP-809
  • General

  • In the run up to our annual weekend event at the Daventry Court Hotel later this month, Kath Clinton has been checking out the area for ‘non-player’ things do during the Yamaha Club Weekend
  • Penny Weedon has another Gilbert & Sullivan keyboard arrangement this month and, as always, it comes with performance notes and free registrations and MIDI tracks for subscribers. Download Penny Weedon’s own performance as published in the October/November magazine.
  • Guide To Reading Music: In her regular music theory slot our resident teacher Gill Eccles tells us about keyboard exams that actually are… for fun!
  • Glyn Madden

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