Registration Builder (Genos)

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The ‘Registration Builder’ series began in April 2019.
Registration Builder was originally intended as a vehicle for the Tyros range of keyboards and the first article, published in February 2019, used the Tyros5 as its illustrative model. From article no.2 onwards, however, Registration Builder was handed over to Genos whilst the established ‘Music Chef’ continued the original format for Tyros instruments.

Registration Builder 01: Theatre Organ
The registrations associated with this article are available in a collection from the Yamaha Club online shop.
* Watch and listen to the registrations being used in performance.
The registration builder is a guide to putting together some simple registrations for popular styles. The illustrations will help you put the settings together and, as a bonus for subscribers, the complete bank of registrations was free to download during the life of the February/March magazine. We begin with some Theatre Organ favourites.
(Published in February 2019)

Registration Builder 02: Classical Organ
The registrations associated with this article are available in a collection from the Yamaha Club online shop.
* Watch and listen to the registrations being used in performance.
The registration builder is a guide to putting together some simple registrations for popular styles. The illustrations will help you put the settings together and, as a bonus for subscribers, the complete bank of registrations was free to download during the life of the April/May magazine.
(Published in April 2019)

Registration Builder 03: Home Organ 1
The registrations associated with this article are available in a collection from the Yamaha Club online shop.
* Watch and listen to the registrations being used in performance.
The registration builder is a guide to putting together some simple registrations for popular styles. The illustrations will help you put the settings together and, as a bonus for subscribers, the complete bank of registrations was free to download during the life of the June/July magazine.
(Published in June 2019)

Registration Builder 04: Beatles Mix 1
The registrations associated with this article are available in a collection from the Yamaha Club online shop.
* Watch and listen to the registrations being used in performance.
The registration builder is a guide to putting together some simple registrations for popular styles. The illustrations will help you put the settings together and, as a bonus for subscribers, the complete bank of registrations was free to download during the life of the August/September magazine.
(Published in August 2019)

Registration Builder 05: Vintage Organ Combo
The registrations associated with this article are available in a collection from the Yamaha Club online shop.
* Watch and listen to the registrations being used in performance.
Today we’re putting together a set of Vintage Organ Combo registrations in the style of James Last’s ‘Hammond-A-Gogo recordings. The illustrations will help you put the settings together and, as a bonus, the complete bank of registrations (with a few extra ‘tweaks’) was free to download during the life of the October/November magazine.
(Published in October 2019)

Registration Builder 06: Genos Christmas
The registrations associated with this article are available in a collection from the Yamaha Club online shop.
* Watch and listen to the registrations being used in performance.
Due to extensive coverage of the Genos v2.0 update which, I think you’ll agree, deserves the page space, there isn’t a Registration Builder workshop in this issue. I have, however, compiled a set of ‘Genos Christmas’ registrations and mp3 audio demos for those who would like a copy. The complete bank of ‘Genos Christmas’ registrations was free to download during the life of the December/January magazine.
(Published in December 2019)

Registration Builder 07: Acoustic Piano Moods
The registrations associated with this article are available in a collection from the Yamaha Club online shop.
Enjoy a performance using these registrations on Glyn Madden’s You Tube channel.
I’ve had several requests for piano sounds recently so I’ve put together a set based on the styles of popular players with a (liberal) interpretation of their sound. Here are some ‘D.I.Y.’ instructions for those who like to know how the registrations are put together. The complete bank of ‘Acoustic Piano Moods’ registrations was free to download during the life of the February/March magazine.
(Published in February 2020)

Registration Builder 08: Miller Moods
The registrations associated with this article are available in a collection from the Yamaha Club online shop.
Enjoy a performance using these registrations on Glyn Madden’s You Tube channel.
It’s THAT sound again! What is it that keeps us returning to the ‘Glenn Miller’ theme time and time again – even though for the majority of us his popularity was at its height when our parents/grand-parents were young? The complete bank of ‘Miller Moods’ registrations was free to download during the life of the April/May magazine.
(Published in April 2020)

Registration Builder 09: ’60s Pop Organ
The registrations associated with this article are available in a collection from the Yamaha Club online shop.
Enjoy a performance using these registrations on Glyn Madden’s You Tube channel.
I’ve been in the loft again – going through the old organ records and I spent a nostalgic hour or two in the company of whoever recorded ‘Hammond and the Golden Hits’ . It was released in 1969 on the Fontana label and, although no artist is named I have a feeling it might have been the late, great Tony Back. If anyone knows… please do drop me a line.
(Published in June 2020)

Registration Builder 10: EKC Film Themes 1
The registrations associated with this article are available in a collection from the Yamaha Club online shop.
Enjoy a performance using these registrations on Glyn Madden’s You Tube channel.
The Easiest Keyboard Collection is another popular music book series for keyboard players. If anything I’d say the arrangements are possibly a little bit simpler than those in the Easy Keyboard Library we used before. That’s not the reason I’ve changed allegiance though… it’s really to take advantage of a different, widely available repertoire and, if you’re an accomplished player, you’ll easily be able to embellish the basic score – or find a more advanced arrangement. The first piece is a fabulous song from Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ called Circle of Life.
(Published in August 2020)

Registration Builder 11: EKC Showstoppers
The registrations associated with this article are available in a collection from the Yamaha Club online shop.
Enjoy a performance using these registrations on Glyn Madden’s You Tube channel.
‘Seventy-six Trombones’ is the song I’ve chosen for today’s workshop and it’s one of twenty-two included in the ‘Easiest Keyboard Collection – Showstoppers’ music book published by Wise Publications. If you have a different copy (or play it by ear) that’s fine, the registration we’ll create will work just as well..
(Published in October 2020)

Registration Builder 12: Christmas 2020
The registrations associated with this article are available in a collection from the Yamaha Club online shop.
Enjoy a performance using these registrations on Glyn Madden’s You Tube channel.
‘Last weekend I worked my way through every Style and One Touch Setting in my Genos keyboard – and it took ages! Along the way I found some styles that might offer an alternative accompaniment to well known Christmas songs and tunes (as a change from the keyboard’s specifically Christmas
themed ones) so I’ve included them here for you to try.
(Published in December 2020)

Registration Builder 13: Love Songs
The registrations associated with this article are available in a collection from the Yamaha Club online shop.
Enjoy a performance using these registrations on Glyn Madden’s You Tube channel.
It’s February and love is in the air – or at least it might be if the would-be lovers could get out to meet someone! Never mind, let’s stay optimistic and dedicate this page to anyone who is in love, has been in love… or would like to be in love. Alternatively it might be the perfect time to put the kettle on for a nice cup of tea, a chocolate biscuit and a few good tunes.
(Published in February 2021)

Registration Builder 14: Ballads
The registrations associated with this article are available in a collection from the Yamaha Club online shop.
Enjoy a performance using these registrations on Glyn Madden’s You Tube channel.
There’s something about the sound of a musette accordion that, for some reason, always makes me think of France in the springtime. Maybe it’s just word association (‘April in Paris’), I don’t know, but it was certainly one of the factors that made me choose Michel Legrand’s gorgeous melody ‘I Will Wait For You’ as my theme for today’s article on registrations.
(Published in April 2021)

Registration Builder 15: Genos Latin 1
The registrations associated with this article are available in a collection from the Yamaha Club online shop.
Enjoy a performance using these registrations on Glyn Madden’s You Tube channel.
Although today’s song cropped up quite frequently in cartoons when I was young I’ve never known anything of it’s history and was surprised to learn that an early version of it’s lyrics dates back to the Granada War in the late 1400s. The version we have today, however, is non-political and appears to be more of a childrens’ nursery song.
(Published in June 2021)

Registration Builder 16: Instrumental Favourites
The registrations associated with this article are available in a collection from the Yamaha Club online shop.
Enjoy a performance using these registrations on Glyn Madden’s You Tube channel.
In 1950 a piece of music played on the zither topped the international music chart… It’s title ‘The Third Man Theme’ announced the name of a film that in 1999, almost fifty years later, was to be voted the greatest British film of all time. It was set in post-war Vienna at the start of the Cold War and starred Orson Wells as the story’s central character, Harry Lime.
(Published in June 2021)