Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Tips For New Instrument Owners - Update

Congratulations on owning your instrument!

Today is always a good day to start a musical journey.  As the music store of the 21st century, Yamaha MusicSoft is the place to enjoy your Yamaha instrument to its full potential.

Here's a step-by-step list of tasks to get up and running.

1. Register Your Instrument.


If you are looking for your free song book for purchasing your instrument, you must register it online.


2. Save or Print the User Manuals and Check For Instrument-Specific Software to Download

Click here to visit the Downloads Library.  Select your country, then search by Model Name.

3. Register at Yamaha MusicSoft.com

Click here to get started!  The store has a gigantic selection of downloadable products that work with your instrument.  There are three things to know when you shop at Yamaha MusicSoft:

  1. Your Instrument
  2. The Song or Artist You Like
  3. The Product We Sell
We are here to help your journey!  Click here to learn how to get started.  Contact us with help, product ideas, free downloads, and the latest news and deals!

No matter what you want to do with your instrument, Yamaha can help.  If you have more questions about your instrument or registration, visit www.yamaha.com and click on the Support page for your country.

If you need help with Yamaha MusicSoft products, get in touch with our Customer Support Representatives by clicking here.

Best of luck as you take the next steps on your musical journey!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

How To Turn Your Keyboard Into a Piano Music Player

Back in November, we posted on Turning Your Keyboard into a Piano Jukebox.

Like most technology, things change fast.

If you have an instrument that has a “USB TO DEVICE” port, you can turn your keyboard into a music player. This means instruments with an input for USB flash drives (also called “thumb drives”). Popular models include PSR-E443Tyros5Clavinova CLP-535 and Clavinova CVP-705.

Here's what to do:

  1. Purchase a title from the Yamaha’s online PianoSoft catalog. “Solo PianoSoft” is the best bet for insured compatibility, but you’ll also find piano music with background tracks, called PianoSoft Plus, that work on select Yamaha instruments. Be sure and choose your model in the instrument selection box (highlighted in red below) while browsing to see compatible titles.
     

  2. After purchasing, your title will be available for “download.” You can either download it right away from your final checkout screen, or download it later from your account.
     

  3. Like any file that is downloaded from the internet, it will be stored on your computer. When you click the download button, pay attention to where the file is being saved since you will need to find it again in the next step. Often, customers simply save it to their desktop screen for easy retrieval.  
  4. Insert a USB flash drive (also called a thumb drive) into your computer. 
  5. Find the downloaded PianoSoft file on your computer and copy (drag) it to the USB flash drive.  
  6. Remove the USB flash drive from your computer and insert it into your keyboard’s USB port. This port may be on the front or the back of the instrument, depending on your model.

  7. Use your instrument’s display menu to locate the USB drive and select the title.

  8. Now you can interact with the song just like the other built-in songs on your instrument. Play, pause, rewind, transpose, speed up and slow down – or just listen! Yamaha’s library of PianoSoft music can offers endless ways to enjoy your instrument. And don’t forget to check out all the other great products from YamahaMusicSoft.com!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

New Ways to Start Your Musical Journey at Yamaha MusicSoft

NAVIGATING THE NEW YAMAHA MUSICSOFT WEBSITE, PART 2

We've completely re-imagined the Yamaha MusicSoft website. This means creating entirely new ways for you to take the next step on your musical journey with Yamaha. With all new pathways to songs, lessons, sounds, tracks and more, you don't want to miss the new site and this opportunity to discover an entirely new musical adventure. Start Exploring

Start your journey by instrument


Whether you're new to Yamaha MusicSoft or a seasoned veteran of the site, we've made it easy to find your instrument and the best products to maximize your music-making. In the menu visit "Explore by Instrument" to learn about all of the products customized for you. On our search result pages you can "Select an Instrument" to view products that are compatible with your selection. This same service is offered on product pages so you can find the recommended version for your specific model. Find your instrument

Start your journey by song


Got an earworm you want to learn? Our new songs pairings make it easy to find all products related to your song, such as Style Files, MIDI Songs and Sheet Music. You can also search for any song, artist or instrument in our search box. Discover songs

Start your journey with Sound Expansion


Expand your instrument's library of Sounds, Voices and Styles with our Sound & Expansion Libraries. These packs give your instrument a sound makeover, giving you the Voices and Styles of completely different instruments.Change your sounds

Monday, May 16, 2016

Explore the New Yamaha MusicSoft Website!

Navigating the new Yamaha MusicSoft website, Part 1

Our new site has been completely redesigned to maximize your shopping experience on any screen!

New Ways to Discover Music


Search by Song

If you are looking for a specific song or artist, you can search and discover music using the dynamic search field.



Guided Tour by Instrument

This guided tour will allow you to discover products made specifically for your Yamaha instrument.





Easily view all versions of MIDI Songs & Style Files

You can easily view and choose between all versions of MIDI Songs and Style files. Not sure which one is best? Our handy “Help Me Choose” function will guide you.



See all products related to a song at a glance


See all products related to a song at a glance. This pairing makes shopping for a song and any related products simple.







For existing Yamaha MusicSoft customers, once you start shopping on the new site, you will need to re-enter any saved credit card information for security reasons, however, all of your purchase history and previous downloads will be available.

Explore the new website now - visit yamahamusicsoft.com!


Thursday, April 7, 2016

Yamaha Tyros5 Arranger Workstations Are the Perfect Songwriting Partner


As a musician you want to capture musical ideas as inspiration hits. But what happens when you’ve got a band or ensemble in your head and no way to capture the full scope of sounds? That’s where the Yamaha Tyros5 arranger workstation keyboard saves the day.

With the Tyros5 you have a range of backing bands at your fingertips with Style Files in a large variety of music genres. The wide spectrum of instrument Voices allows you to play leads or melodies at the same time.

Watch as Nashville-based Yamaha artist Howard Laravea takes a piece of music from concept to demo using the Tyros5, Style Files and Voices. In the recording studio the Tyros5 allows him to play back the demo for professional musicians so they can quickly and easily create a finished arrangement.


Learn more about Style Files here.