Saturday, December 20, 2014

Six Days Until Christmas - Daily Staff Picks

As we count down the 25 days of Christmas, we've been picking special holiday songs and more to share the spirit of the season. Here are this week's staff picks for the holidays.

25 Days of Christmas

Yamaha MusicSoft Holiday Sale

 Traditional Christmas "Sing-Along" PianoSoft

This Christmas collection features sixteen, easy to follow traditional carols and classical holiday melodies, beautifully arranged to accompany singing.

A MIDI Song Pack of some of your favorite Christmas Songs. The Super Articulation Voices and Vocal Harmony Tracks give the very best sounds in compatible Yamaha Instruments.

Here are some of the popular classics, presented in fresh interpretations, by pianist Ed Vodicka along with holiday bells. Take a listen and get in the spirit!

The "Holiday Classics" pack features three PianoSoft titles that show the diversity of the holiday season. Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite" shows the classical majesty of the season, while "New Age Christmas" brings the holidays into to the jazz age, and "Eight Days and Nights" sums it all up with a multicultural tour of Christmas through traditional and not so traditional songs.

A fun and poppy holiday song from female artists Norah Jones and Cyndi Lauper. Enjoy this one at home with your family Christmas Eve or Christmas Day!

This is a mixture of popular Czech Christmas songs. If you happen to be in Europe for the holidays, you could have your family and friends singing to some Czech Christmas songs they really love!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Twelve Days Until Christmas - Daily Staff Picks

As we count down the 25 days of Christmas, we've been picking special holiday songs and more to share the spirit of the season. Here are this week's staff picks for the holidays.

25 Days of Christmas

Wonderful Christmastime

Enjoy a Custom Audio Backing Track of this Christmas favorite made famous by the one and only Paul McCartney. Using our intuitive online mixing tool you can create an unlimited number of different mixes for practice and performance.

Tap into the magic of this playful Christmas classic when you instantly print sheet music for "Snoopy's Christmas". You can even transpose and change the lead voice of the music before printing directly from your computer.

Elvis Presley often said "Blue Christmas" was his favorite holiday song. Now you can sing in the season like the King of Rock with this MIDI Song from MIDI Spot.

Perry Como was famous for crooning this holiday favorite. This year "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" Perry Como style when you perform with this Yamaha Premium Song.

Christmas Time is Here Again

Bring home the magic of Vince Geraldi's Christmas with the Peanuts when you instantly print sheet music for "Christmas Time is Here Again" from the classic Peanut's Christmas Special.

This Style File pack includes five versatile Styles featuring Christmas bells, choral sounds, and more. Play a huge range of holiday songs using this adaptable pack.

A Serene Christmas

Take a break from the hectic rush of the holiday season and listen to the peaceful Christmas music on our newest PianoSoft album, "A Serene Christmas". Your Disklavier or compatible keyboard will bring a moment of quiet to your home with this performance from Robert Thies.

Friday, December 5, 2014

25 Days of Christmas - Daily Staff Selections for the Holidays

Every day from now until Christmas our staff is hand selecting their favorite holiday MIDI Songs, Style Files, and more to share the music of the season with you! Here on the blog we'll add a new ornament to our musical Christmas tree for each new song we choose. Help us decorate our tree with all the sounds of the season!

Here are the staff selections for this week. Follow us on Twitter to check out each daily suggestion as we pick it.

25 Days to Trim our Musical Christmas Tree!

This swingin' rendition of Holly Jolly Christmas in inspired by the version made famous by contemporary crooner, Michael Bublé. With a strumming swing guitar and backing vocals, this Yamaha Premium Song will help you sing your way through the holly jolly season ahead. Like all of our Yamaha Premium Songs, this MIDI Song includes lyrics for instruments that feature viewing screens. PLUS: Check out Printable Sheet Music inspired by the same song!

This compilation features thirteen contemporary Christmas hits. From "Silver Bells" to "Santa Baby" PianoSoft Solo album has everything you need to make spirits merry and bright. Popular PianoSoft artist Bryan Pezzone brings these holiday favorites to life with smooth, jazzy arrangements that will have the keys of your Disklavier tinkling away in a twinkling.

Put a Cuban flare on your Christmas tree with this fun holiday tune inspired by international sensation Gloria Estefan. Complete with finger-plucked guitars, this Yamaha Premium Song brings the flavor of Latin American music to your keyboard. Sing along with friends or bring a little something new to your next holiday gig!

This comprehensive pack blends church and Christmas sounds to provide an exciting mix of Voices and Styles, perfect for the holiday season and beyond! Classical instruments including Organ, Strings, Flutes and Choirs are complimented by modern grooves for gospel and pop songs. For the holidays, this pack contains Sleigh Bells, Church Bells, orchestral instruments, and bell-type synth voices.  

 Irving Berlin - White Christmas

Made famous by artists from Bing Crosby to The Beach Boys, Irving Berlin's Christmas classic has become an integral part of the season. Instantly print a copy of this holiday favorite with Printable Sheet Music from Hal Leonard. This edition features two hand piano and vocals, as well as guitar tab and chords. You can transpose the song and change the lead voice in the sheet music to create the perfect sheet music for any performance!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving! From us at Yamaha MusicSoft

All of us at Yamaha MusicSoft wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! In the video below, some of the staff share what they are thankful for. 

We hope your holiday is full of joy and good food!

- JG
Yamaha MusicSoft

Friday, November 21, 2014

Frozen! Watch a demo of how to use the new Smart PianoSoft album to Disney's Frozen

One of the most innovative products available to Yamaha Disklaviers is Smart PianoSoft. This is a downloadable album of companion MIDI data that goes along with some of your favorite albums.

Speaking of favorite albums, what kid (and yes, adult) doesn't love the enduring soundtrack from Disney's Frozen? In this video post, we'll use this popular (and compatible) soundtrack to demonstrate the magic that a Disklavier paired with Smart PianoSoft can make.

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This soundtrack pairs with Selections from Frozen, the Smart PianoSoft album that serves as its companion.

With your Disklavier, you can entertain and create fond memories for your friends, family, and loved ones this holiday season, using Smart PianoSoft albums and compatible CDs.

Watch the video below and see how easy it is to get Smart PianoSoft up and running!