Wednesday, February 15, 2017

2017 Grammy nominees and winners

Congratulations to all of the 2017 Grammy nominees and winners!

Yamaha MusicSoft has sheet music, MIDI songs and Style files from this year’s performers. We carry thousands of arrangements for beginners up through advance players.

For example, there are "Easy Piano" arrangements for several songs to get you playing along right away! Or, you can load a Style File into your Yamaha keyboard to play in the style of your favorite winner. Finally, for those that prefer to listen rather than play, we have PianoSoft Solo collections for Yamaha Disklavier pianos. 

Here are a few links by artist to get you started:


We continue to add new titles every week at all learning levels so be sure to check back often!

-The Yamaha MusicSoft team

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

CueTIME – The popular learning system is back!

We’ve received several requests from our dealers in the past asking if the CueTIME learning system will be made available on yamahamusicsoft.com. We are pleased to announce that we now have it available on our our site!

CueTIME was previously available only through dealers and online sheet music retailers. It made sense to bring it back and add it to the site as another accessible way to make learning the piano easy and fun.


CueTIME software allows Yamaha Clavinova CVP and Disklavier owners to control the tempo of the pre-recorded instrumental backgrounds using “Cue” notes in the sheet music. By utilizing exclusive Clavinova guide lamp and Disklavier Smart Key technology, players can read sheet music as they normally do and hear background orchestrations follow along seamlessly to any changes in tempo.

We are starting with the most popular collection from that original series, Classic Gems (Volume 1) and adding more collections in the near future.

The collections are available as individual songs (printable sheet music and companion MIDI song) and as a full collection. You can check out CueTIME and all of our music learning systems here.

Please let us know how you approach learning music in the comments below.

- The Yamaha MusicSoft team

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Yamaha Disklavier Celebrates 30 Years

Thirty years ago, Yamaha Corporation of America first introduced the MX-100A, a 48-inch Yamaha Disklavier upright reproducing piano in the United States, powered by a PianoSoft music library that consisted of a mere eleven 3.5” magnetic floppy disks.


Today, the Yamaha Disklavier has earned a stellar reputation for being the most popular, most reliable and most award-winning reproducing piano in the world. It is now available in a full line of instruments that comprise Disklavier ENSPIRE™, the eighth generation of Disklavier pianos. Long gone are floppies, replaced by an easy-to-use and intuitive controller app that provides direct access to over 500 built-in songs and over 6,000 performances that can be downloaded directly to the instrument from the Yamaha MusicSoft online store

Exclusive high-quality streaming radio and video services are also available — past events have included the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Newport Music Festival, even an Elton John concert displayed on a big screen TV—with the piano performance received “live” (or on-demand) on the Disklavier ENSPIRE, all in the comfort of the home.

Click here for the full story.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Expand your instrument, expand your music

Many new instrument owners ask the question, “What else can I do with my keyboard once I get it home?” Yamaha keyboards are designed with expansion in mind! From new MIDI songs and styles to expansion packs and voices, Yamaha MusicSoft has everything you need to fully enjoy your instrument.

Here's a list of the most popular ways you can expand your instrument:

1)
  Add new MIDI Songs – All the latest MIDI songs optimized for your instrument

2)  Add new  Style files – Expansion styles based on the latest hit songs!

3)  Install new Voice & Style Expansion Packs – PSR-S and A series owners have styles and voices from instruments around the globe

4)  Install new  Premium Packs – Exclusive, regional-themed expansion packs for the Tyros series of arranger workstations

5)  Explore new  Synth Voice Libraries – Our MONTAGE and Motif synths includes expansion packs from piano and organ to the exotic

6)  Explore new  PianoSoft – Popular songs are available for the entire Disklavier family of instruments including: ENSPIRE, E3, Mark IV and DKC-850

7)  Increase your piano proficiency with  learning systems for all levels including: Playground Sessions, You Are The Artist, Follow Lights, Kooky Karaoke, CueTIME and Keyboard Encounters

8)  Mix  Custom Audio Backing Tracks – Create your mix and download a backing track of live musicians. Perfect for singer-songwriters!

9) Install flash memory – 512MB and 1GB expansion memory modules are available for select instruments so you can have several packs loaded at a time. Perfect for an entire set list that requires a variety of styles. (These modules can be purchased directly through your local Yamaha dealer or at yamaha.com).

In addition to expanding your instrument, you can expand your musical repertoire with thousands of printable sheet music titles from our site. We are adding new content to our site every week. So, rest assured, your Yamaha instrument will continue to provide you with enjoyment for years to come!

Please continue to send your requests and questions.

The Yamaha MusicSoft team