Yamaha Club Magazine: October/November 2020

Hi everyone. Our October/November edition marks 25 years since the first, photocopied, newsletter went out to a small but much cherished band of subscribers. Since then we’ve seen many changes but, both to the instruments we play and to the world in general. One essential thing has remained constant however, and that is our enthusiasm for making music. Some of our original subscribers are still with us – now enjoying the Genos generation of arranger keyboards, and we’re all still learning. Thanks to all the experts who have contributed to the magazine over the past quarter of a century, to Yamaha UK for its help and support, but mostly to you, our readers for your unfailing interest and enthusiasm. Here’s to you all!

Free registrations for members Several of the workshop articles now come with free registration downloads for Genos and Tyros5 – and these are proving very popular. You can hear and watch video demonstrations of the registrations we’ve created and, if you’re a Tyros5 or Genos owning subscriber, download the settings used free of charge so that you can replicate the exact same sound in your own keyboard. The October/November collection has now been uploaded to You Tube and you can find offerings for Genos and Tyros5 by clicking the links.

Overseas subscribers Although the Yamaha Club is based in the UK keyboard enthusiasts from all over the world subscribe to our magazine. If you live in the UK (or overseas) you’ll find details of how to subscribe here: https://www.yamaha-club.net/subscribe/

In this issue…

And there’s more…

Find Glyn Madden on You Tube

For the past ten months I’ve been adding videos to YouTube to showcase some of the software I’ve produced for the ‘Registration Builder’ and ‘Music Chef’ workshops in the magazine. Hopefully this collection will continue to grow over the coming year. If you get time to visit my YouTube Channel please subscribe (free) and give the video a ‘like’ if you’ve enjoyed it. Thank you!

Find Penny Weedon on You Tube

In the magazine we mentioned Penny Weedon’s new venture with online ‘tutorials’ about music – based on the countless workshops she’s presented around the country during her career. You’ll find her ‘Music For Good’ on YouTube by clicking the link.

Free software for Genos & Tyros5

Subscribers can contact me for the free Yamaha Club ‘Registration Builder’, Music Chef’ and ‘Penny Pieces’ software associated with articles in the October/November magazine.

Free software for Genos from the Yamaha website

Also available for Genos is the Genos Firmware Updater V2.02, the Bonus Playlist for Genos V2.0 Superior Pack, the PSR-S970 Entertainer Styles for Genos, the SX900 Styles for Genos, and the Tyros5 Styles for Genos.

For Clavinova CVP-800 series…

There is a Bonus Playlist for CVP-809/809GP

And for PSR-SX900 and PSR-SX700…

There is a Bonus Playlist for PSR-SX900, and a Bonus Playlist for PSR-SX700. Latest firmware updates for these instruments are PSR-SX900 Firmware Updater V1.03 and PSR-SX700 Firmware Updater V1.02

Just in case you have a Tyros and are feeling left out…

You can check that you have the latest firmware update for Tyros instruments too. Tyros5 Firmware update v1.13, Tyros4 Firmware update v1.10, Tyros3 Firmware update v1.20, and Tyros2 Firmware update v1.31

Glyn Madden

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