Yamaha Club Magazine: December 2020/January 2021

Merry Christmas everyone… At the end of an extraordinary year our December/January edition sees the old year out (thankfully) and welcomes 2021 with hopes for brighter days to come. One thing that has helped many of us cope with the various restrictions we’ve been living under recently is our shared love of a great hobby – and I hope that, in some small way, the mag has helped you get through it, sanity intact! If it gives you a reason to sit at your keyboard and play for an hour or two I’ll be happy. Although this Christmas is likely to be a strange one, I hope that whatever you’re doing, and whoever you’re sharing it with, you have a good time. I’ll be raising a glass on New Year’s Eve to all our readers – and drinking the health of the flicker of light we can now see at the end of the tunnel… Happy New Year 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 to be 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 we’ve used free of charge so that you can replicate the exact same sound in your own keyboard. The December 2020 collection has now been uploaded to You Tube and you can find the latest offerings for Genos and Tyros5 by choosing the appropriate link.

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 year 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 Weedon software associated with articles in the December/January 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 and PSR-SX700 Firmware Updater

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)