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
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.
Selections from Frozen, available on YamahaMusicSoft.com!
Did you know your keyboard has a built in karaoke machine? With a lyric-enabled instrument such as a Yamaha Clavinova CVP-series or DGX digital piano, Tyros, or PSR-S arranger workstation, you can enjoy singing along with your favorite songs. If you love singing then you’ll love Yamaha’s catalog of thousands of downloadable MIDI Song files
that contain lyrics. Read on for a quick how-to guide that will get you started.
How to search for songs with lyrics on YamahaMusicSoft.com:
All of our Yamaha Premium Songs offer lyrics for karaoke. To locate these titles, select MIDI Songs from the “Play” menu on YamahamusicSoft.com, then open the filter labeled "Brand" on the left hand side of the page. Select “Yamaha Premium Songs” to see songs with lyrics.
How to turn on the lyrics function on your keyboard:
Once downloaded into your instrument, you can press the lyric button on the panel to see the words to the song on your screen.
Now you're ready to sing along while your instrument plays the MIDI Song! The pages of lyrics will turn in time with the music, just like a real karaoke machine. Happy singing!
One of the best features of the CVP Series Clavinovas is the ability to learn any MIDI Song using the Guide and Score functions. Guide Function: When you have a song selected and press "Guide", the Clavinova will play the intro of the song, then wait for you to play the first note. The note will be highlighted by either a red or green light. Score Function: You can display the musical notation of the MIDI song on the Clavinova screen. You'll see every note of the right hand part, so you'll be able to play the melody and follow the notes in no time! When played together, these two functions provide a powerful learning tool, and instantaneous results! In the video below, listen to the beautiful orchestration of the "Let It Go" Follow Lights song, while the Clavinova waits for the next note!
To celebrate the upcoming WorldSeries, we selected nine
iconic artists who knock it out of the park. Then we picked three hit songs
from each artist to create collectible MIDI Triple Play bundles. If you missed
any of these bundles during the first nine innings of our Take Me Out to the
Ball Game promotion, you can now purchase all of these bundles during our Grand
Slam week http://4wrd.it/GrandSlam
While you’re browsing, check out these fun facts about our featured
Avicii – Fighting Hunger with Music
This 25 year old superstar DJ has certainly seen his fair
share of success. In 2012 he made history as the first DJ to headline the Radio
City Music Hall in New York City and his first breakout hit, “Levels” was
played on Shazam over 3.5 million times that same year. But Avicii is trying to
share his success with the world through House for Hunger, a non-profit charity
the artist founded with his manager Ash Pournouri. http://4wrd.it/AviciiTriplePlay
Elton John – A Life of Performance
Like many great piano prodigies, Sir Elton Hercules John
started his performance career at a young age, attending the Royal Academy of
Music at age 11 and performing in local pubs by age 15. Since then he has
played over 3,000 concerts in 75 countries. He was even the first Western pop
star to tour the Soviet Union in 1979. In 2013 Sir Elton collaborated with
Yamaha on a limited movie theater release of his current Las Vegas show, “The
Million Dollar Piano”.
German pop icon Helene Fischer was actually born in the
Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia. She immigrated with her family to Germany
at the age of four. Following her graduation from school she attended the
Frankfurt Stage and Musical School to study singing and acting. The vocal
training certainly paid off and she has since achieved international fame,
winning eight Echo awards as well as four “Krone der Volksmusik” awards, and a
International sensation Adele thinks of herself as a singer
first and foremost. Citing Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, and Mary J. Blige as
inspirations, she has crafted two award winning albums, “19” and “21”, named
after her respective ages when she began work on those records. Adele is also
another record breaking artist as the first female singer to take the top the
artist, album, and singles spots on the US Billboard charts in the same year.http://4wrd.it/AdeleTriplePlay
ABBA – Breaking Records Around the World
2010 inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, ABBAs
famous foursome has smashed musical records all over the world. In fact, their
greatest hits album, “Gold”, is one of the best-selling records in music
history. Though the group has vowed to never reunite, from their 1974
Eurovision Song Contest victory to their hit singles and popular records, ABBA
remains a formidable force in the music industry. http://4wrd.it/ABBATriplePlay
Andrea Berg – Award Winning German Songstress
Talented artist Andrea Berg has a well storied history of
success in her homeland. With fourteen popular albums and several singles at
the top of German charts, this vivacious singer has won over twelve awards for
her music, including the Echo award and Germany’s Goldene Stimmgabel. http://4wrd.it/AndreaTriplePlay
Coldplay – The Statesmen of Rock
While many of the anecdotes surrounding Coldplay’s rise to
fame are humorous – their first official song was called “Ode to Deodorant” and
the band at one point had their headquarters in a London bakery – the success
of this group is no laughing matter. The group started when all four members
attended University College London in 1996. Since their formation the band has
won numerous awards, including eight Brit Awards, five MTV Video Music awards,
and seven Grammy Awards. http://4wrd.it/ColdplayTriplePlay
The Beatles – Defining Iconic
No list of iconic artists would be complete without a nod to
the legendary Fab Four. Widely accepted as the most influential group in the
rock era, all four band members were appointed as Members of the Order of the
British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II. In addition to this honor, the band holds
the title of best-selling band in history with over 600 million sold worldwide.
Popular Schlager musician Jürgen Drews received his first
award for Best Banjo-Player of Schleswig-Holstein, the province of his hometown
in Germany. He rose to celebrity as a member of the 1970s pop group “Les
Humphries Singers” before launching a successful solo career. In addition to
his musical pursuits, Drews has also prospered on the silver screen with
multiple appearances in German films and television.