Friday, April 30, 2010

Our Top 5 User Videos - Tyros3 Premium Packs & Voices

It's been a while since we checked in to see what the Tyros3 players around the world have been creating with our Premium Packs and Voices. Judging from the many performance videos we found, they've been up to quite a lot! There is a great community of Tyros3 players out there who aren't shy about broadcasting their musical achievements, and couldn't be happier about it. Check out some of our favorite Tyros3 videos below, and feel free to let us know about your own creations in the comments - we always love to see how Yamaha's instruments come to life. After all, the voices and styles are just voices and styles - it takes a player to turn them into music.

"Ayura", a song from Yamaha Electone artist Yoshihiro Andoh, played using styles and voices from the Choir and Vocals pack. A very impressive performance that proves that you can do a lot on the Tyros3 with a little bit of tweaking and a lot of practice. This video comes to us all the way from Brazil!

This video really shows how far you can go with Premium voices and some customization - a Shostokovich waltz with the Premium SA2 Trombone voice.

This video features a great performance of a traditional Romanian song played with the SA2 pan flute. The performer has also made a recording of the same song using the Tyros3's built in pan flute voice, so you can easily compare to see how much better the SA2 voice sounds.

This brief Choir and Vocals pack demo shows how much the modulation wheel can be used to change up the sound of each voice in real time.

A great performance of the Beach Boys' "Warmth of the Sun", using voices from the Choir and Vocals pack.

Hope you enjoy the videos, and that they've inspired you to make your own.  Have a great weekend!

- Doug

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Kelly Clarkson, Lady Gaga, and The Rolling Stones in This Week's New Songs

We're kicking off a fresh round of MIDI song releases this week with two brand new hits from Kelly Clarkson and Lady Gaga, and two undisputed Rolling Stones classics - "It's All Over Now" and "You Can't Always Get What You Want".

Kelly Clarkson - All I Ever Wanted

Kelly Clarkson has released some amazing songs, like "Since U Been Gone" and "Because of You" since rising to stardom as the winner of the first "American Idol" competition. Over the years, she's also shown that she express herself equally well through rock, pop, and ballads. Her latest single, "All I Ever Wanted", is a danceable rock song with ballad worthy lyrics, which makes perfect use of Clarkson's talents. It's a classic breakup song with and rock and roll guitar, so singing or playing along with it is a great way to get out something out of your system. Whether you can identify with the love life problems of the lyrics or not, this song will still be a welcome addition to your keyboard's library.

Lady Gaga - Alejandro

Lady Gaga's hits keep on coming. From "Bad Romance" to "Telephone" and now with "Alejandro", she continues to make dance pop songs that are as catchy as they are different. "Alejandro" has the beat and synthesizer based instrumentation that will sound right at home in a European disco, but also has a strong vocal chorus that fans of ABBA should find familiar and fans of modern pop music should find very refreshing. A nice choice if you're looking to refresh your keyboard's song library, or learn keep your repertoire in tune with the the latest hits.

The Rolling Stones - It’s All Over Now

The Rolling Stones' first #1 hit, "It's All Over Now" is a shining example of British-invasion-era rock and roll. From the jangle of the guitars to the straight forward rock beat to the bluesy Keith Richards solo to the lyrics, which tell a tale of heartbreak that everyone will be familiar with, "It's All Over Now" is one of the Rolling Stones best early pop songs. It will make a wonderful addition to any keyboard in need of some good old 60's rock and roll.

The Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want

"You Can't Always Get What You Want" may be the Rolling Stones' greatest achievement, and now it can be your keyboard's greatest achievement, too. Adding brilliant choral harmonies and strings to the heavy percussion and guitars that made up the sound of the Stones in the 70s, this song has the best of rock, gospel and pop. It has stood the test of time, becoming one of the Stones' most popular songs and being featured memorably in a number of films and tv shows. Your performance of "You Can't Always Get What You Want" on your keyboard will certainly add to the song's legacy as one of classic rock's greatest.

Be sure to check back soon for more new songs - we're making changes to get you more songs more often, and you should see the effects in a couple of weeks!

- Doug

Country, Dance and Ballad Accompaniments - New Premium Styles This Week

Want new dance beats for your keyboard? A flexible ballad style in 12/8 time? Or maybe something to help you play light country songs? If so, you're in luck - we've got everything you could ask for in this week's new Premium Styles. Mallorca Disco Beat provides the bright synths and heavy bass you need to create perfect dance pop. The dramatic strings in the 60's 12/8 style make it a great fit for any 6/8 ballad. And lastly, with 70's Country Pop, you can play anything from a slow, minimal pop ballad, to a real barn-burner, with instrumentation that ranges from subdued drums and electric piano to full strings and brass.

60's 12/8 and Mallorca Disco Beat are new for the Tyros3, while the 70's Country Pop style, previously only available for the Tyros3, is now available in versions for the Tyros2, CVP series Clavinovas and PSR keyboards.

60's 12/8 - The 12/8 rhythm featured in this Style has spawned some of the most recorded songs of the 20th century. This version has a mid-60's American sound.

The new releases also give us a chance to enjoy two brand new demonstration videos from Martin Harris - take a look below.

Mallorca Disco Beat - A great European dance beat to get you ready for the summer.

70's Country Pop - The 1970’s saw a change in country music’s sound from earthy Nashville to a more pop influenced image. Featuring a mix of acoustic, electric and pedal steel guitars, this Style creates the perfect backing for playing country hits of the 70’s.

- Doug

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Disklaviers In the News - New iPhone App, Pat Metheny & More

It has been a busy spring for the Disklavier, with a new firmware release as well as appearances at performances from a number of high profile musicians.

First off, Yamaha has released a new firmware version for the Disklavier Mark IV. Mark IV version 4.0 makes a number of improvements to the Disklavier and also adds support for Yamaha's Disklavier iPhone application. With the free application for the iPhone or iTouch, you can control all of the playback functions on the Disklavier, change the balance and volume of different parts, and much more, right from your phone. You can learn more about the iPhone application here, or get a full users perspective here - the firmware update can be downloaded directly from the Disklavier's PRC remote.

The Disklavier has also been making news for connecting performers, audiences, educators and students around the US in the past few months. Last week, a concert was held at the Strathmore Center in Bethesda, Maryland, featuring remote performances and duets from pianist Jarrod Radnich. Radnich performed on a Disklavier in Joshua Tree, California which streamed his performance instantly to the concert hall in Maryland where another Disklavier perfectly reproduced his performance. The concert featured duets with pianist Craig Knudsen and noted Broadway singer Patti Cohenour, who appeared live in Bethesda.

A similar performance also took place as part of the 9th annual Intel Education Visionary Conference in Washington D.C., highlighting the educational possibilities of the Disklavier's remote performance technology. Demonstrations of the Disklavier's teaching potential have been going on throughout the country, including a conference at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas.

And finally, on a jazzier note, famed guitarist Pat Metheny has made prodigious use of the Disklavier on his latest record and tour. Both the recording, "Orchestrion", and subsequent tour are based on Metheny's compositions for and interactions with robotic instruments. The Disklavier seems like a natural fit for a project like this, as Metheny himself has called it "certainly the most sophisticated solenoid-based instrument to date". The record is available now and his tour has dates scheduled through the spring and summer.

Update: Yamaha has just published their own full article about Pat Metheny's use of Disklaviers on his new record and tour.  Take a look!

- Doug

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Latin Styles For Your Keyboard, Plus Schlager & Pop Hits From Yamaha Europe

The German Download Shop has done it again this month, bringing you six great new styles and 20 new songs that are sure to keep you glued to your keyboard until the next new files come around. All files are available from Yamaha MusicSoft, and include both MIDI and style versions of the Black Eyed Peas hit, "I Gotta Feeling", as well as great new Latin styles. The five new Latin styles are designed specifically for the Tyros3, and cover tango, pasodoble, salsa, cha cha and cumbia.

All of the styles are perfectly suited as accompaniments for dancing, in addition to providing great sound and flexibility for your Latin performances. Each style gives you a rich full accompaniment with piano, horns, and a variety of percussion - claves, congas, shakers, and all the other sounds that make Latin beats so intriguing. They're tons of fun to play with, but they also sound amazing, making them an indispensable addition to any Latin player's style library.

Gran Salsa - Everything you need to play a perfect salsa. Horns and piano provide harmonic accompaniment, along with a strong bassline and timbales, cowbell and a variety of latin percussion.

Tango Argentino - The accordion (or bandeon) leads the way on this style, along with strings, both plucked and bowed, that creates a very authentic Argentine Tango feel.

Also new this week are tons of MIDI songs, including German Schlager, various instrumentals, as well as current pop hits. In addition to "I Gotta Feeling", which we already mentioned, there are recent hits from the Gossip, Ich + Ich and Amy MacDonald just waiting to fire up your keyboard and get you playing along.

Don't Tell Me That It's Over - Amy MacDonald

Of course, there's much more than pop hits available - keep reading for a full list of new songs including Schlager from Wolfgang Petry and classical and instrumental songs like Strauss's "Blue Danube Waltz".

New Styles

Black Pea Beat
Tango Argentino (Tyros3 Only)
Pasodoble Band (Tyros3 Only)
Gran Salsa (Tyros3 Only)
Cumbia Nova (Tyros3 Only)
Cha Cha Orch (Tyros3 Only)

New Songs
Sommer in der Stadt - Wolfgang Petry
O-HO-E-YO - Klostertaler
La Dolce Vita und Amore - Hansi Hinterseer
Hundert Prozent - Helene Fischer
Wild Cat Blues (Instrumental) - Orchester Hugo Strasser
I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
Slow Motion (Instrumental) - Pete Tex
It´s Raining Again - Supertramp
Satellite - Lena Meyer-Landrut
Pick Up The Pieces - Average White Band
Ik ben verliefd (Shalali) - Sieneke (NL Grandprix 2010)
Vi skal gaa Hand i Hand - Keld og Hilda
Einer von Zweien - Ich + Ich
An der schönen blauen Donau - Johann Strauss
Don't Tell Me That It's Over - Amy MacDonald
Heavy Cross - The Gossip
Asfaltowe laki (PL Pop) - De Mono
Ik mis je - Frans Duijts
Lessons In Love - Level 42
I Care For You (Song For Oslo #2) - Jennifer Braun

- Doug

Listen to Hundreds of Original Piano Performances On Your Keyboard Now

Over the years, Yamaha has produced over 400 PianoSoft Solo and PianoSoft Plus albums. These albums contain the world's greatest music arranged for either solo piano, or piano with MIDI accompaniment, and were recorded by some of today's greatest pianists. These albums were originally designed to be used with Yamaha's Disklavier digital player pianos, but we've been working hard to make sure that all of these albums are available in versions that will play perfectly on your keyboard, and now they are: each PianoSoft Solo and PianoSoft Plus album can now be played back perfectly on all compatible Yamaha keyboards.

What makes these albums so special? Unlike MIDI songs, which are created using meticulous programming, PianoSoft songs are real original recordings that play back on your keyboard exactly as they were performed. Each time you listen to a PianoSoft album, you'll hear precisely the same thing you would hear if the pianist was performing the songs on your keyboard.

Why weren't these albums available for use on Yamaha's keyboards until now? When Yamaha first started creating PianoSoft albums in the early 1990's, they were meant to be used solely with the player piano features on Disklavier digital pianos. Of course, a lot has changed in past twenty years - the piano sounds on Yamaha's keyboards are now so lifelike that there's no longer any reason to limit the enjoyment of PianoSoft recordings to Disklaviers alone. Today, all Yamaha keyboard owners can enjoy this exclusive, one of a kind music.

You can see a list of all PianoSoft albums here, or take a look at the newest albums we've added in the past few months.

Teddy Wilson
Mozart Opera Overtures
Piano Encore
Chopin "Revolutionary"
My Fair Lady And Camelot
Songs of Devotion
West Side Story And Porgy And Bess
Oklahoma! And South Pacific
Old Fashioned Favorites - Volume I
Best Of The Standards - Volume I
Old Fashioned Favorites - Volume IV
Country Gold Album
All Time Requests
A Teddy Wilson Encore
Carmen Cavallaro - Love Songs For Two
The Big Band Era
Liberace - Penthouse Serenade
Peter Nero - Send in the Clowns
Meiko Miyazawa - The Young Mozart
Janusz Olejniczak - Polonaise No. 3 Militaire Op. 40 No. 1
Hollywood Volume 1
Tzimon Barto - Brahms: Variations On A Theme Of Paganini
Mike Garson - Jazzical Suite
Chick Corea Classics
Cinema Classics
The Sound of Music And Oliver
The Great Film Epics
Cocktails For Two - Volume I
Cocktails For Two - Volume III
Phantom Of The Opera - Selections
Scott Joplin Song Book
David Buechner Plays Gershwin
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
A Salute to Bill Evans
One Moment In Time: Songs Of The 80's
Phillip Keveren - Classic Hymns
Fireside II
Bob Ralston Concert
Frank Mills - Music Box Dancer
Extended Play
Judy Roberts - Richard Rodgers Songbook
Les Miserables
Dances With Wolves
Songs Of The 70's
Extended Play Volume II
New Age/Jazzy Christmas Garson Style
Big Tiny Little - A Tiny Little Christmas
Bryan Pezzone - Mozart Piano Solos
Newport Collection Vol. 1: Schumanniad '92
Gershwin Plays Gershwin
Andrew Lloyd Webber Favorites - Featuring Sunset Boulevard
John Arpin - A Time For Love
John Arpin - Our Love Is Here To Stay
John Arpin - Rags To Riches
Newport Collection Vol. 6: 25th Anniversary
Alan Pasqua - Love Songs
Alan Pasqua - Love Songs
Newport Collection Vol. 7: "Vive Le Piano!"
Cartoon Music
Classic Americana
Miss Saigon
Gershwin Plays Again
Selections from Show Boat
Cinema Love Songs
Jelly Roll Morton
Frederic Chiu - In Concert
Thomas Hrynkiw - My Favorite Encores
In Memory of Sergio Fiorentino
Max Levinson - In Concert
Chopin Scherzi
French Miniatures
The Chopin Études
Frederic Chiu - Romantics
Newport Music Festival 1999: Rachmaninoff
Sydney Jill Lehman - I'm Old Fashioned
Sydney Jill Lehman - Love, Sydney
Piano á la Carte
Brengle Plays Kringle
Newport Music Festival 2005: Bach to the Future - Six Transcriptions
The Holly and the Ivy
Deck the Halls
Sleigh Ride
Away in a Manger
O Christmas Tree
Baby It's Cold Outside
The Holly and the Ivy
Twenty-One Songs by Brahms
Sonatas For Flute - Volume II
Sonatas for Flute Vol. 2
Triocity - Sue Downs
Star Wars & Other Blockbuster Movie Themes
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 In C Minor Op. 18
Selections from "Evita"
The Carpenters Hits - We've Only Just Begun
The Best of Lennon & McCartney
Selections from "A Charlie Brown Christmas"
Messiah Highlights
Last Night On The Titanic
Selections from James Bond Movies
Gershwin Centennial - Landsberg & Yount
Christmas for Kids!
Christmas at the Movies
The Way We Were and Other Songs Recorded by Barbra Streisand
April in Paris - A Count Basie Collection
Majestic Hymns
Sue Sue's Back in Town
Stop! In the Name of Love - The Music of The Supremes
I'll Be Seeing You - Jazz Gems
Hits of Elvis
Rocky Mountain High - The Best of John Denver
The Stevie Wonder Collection
The Best of Barry Manilow
Sue Downs - There Will Never Be Another Sue!
California Dreamin' - A Mamas and Papas Collection
Every Breath You Take - The Police
The Rolling Stones - Paint It Black
Sue Downs - Hymns and Her
You've Got a Friend - Hits of Carole King
My Love and Other Songs Recorded by Paul McCartney
Molly Kiser Plays Ravel
More Than A Feeling - Smooth Pop
A Christmas Collection
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Candle In The Wind - Great Elton John Hits
Gabriel's Message: Christmas Suite for Solo Piano
Noriko Suzuki: My Favorite Repertoire
Adam Birnbaum: Songs Made Famous by Frank Sinatra

- Doug

Big Band Jazz Sounds Abound In This Week's New Premium Styles

Fans of big band jazz will find plenty to love in this week's new Premium Style releases. With both the versatile mid tempo Big Band Train style, and the more rollicking and upbeat Big Band Shuffle now available in new versions for the Tyros3 and other Yamaha keyboard models, you'll be swinging harder than ever. Or, if hard driving soul is more your style, R&B Rock will give you the powerful drums and horns you need to push your performances over the top.

Big Band Shuffle and R&B Rock are new for the Tyros3, while the Big Band Train style, previously only available for the Tyros3, is now available in versions for the Tyros2, CVP series Clavinovas and PSR keyboards.

The new releases also give us a chance to enjoy two brand new demonstration videos from Martin Harris - take a look below.

Big Band Shuffle - A lively Shuffle with a modern big band accompaniment.

Click here for more videos.

Big Band Train - The sound of American big band music is as popular now as it was back in the 1940’s. This upbeat Style has all the band members you would expect – drums, acoustic bass, jazz guitar, piano, saxes and brass – with a complimenting bank of One Touch Settings for you to play along.

R&B Rock - Raspy and raw, in the exciting Style of mid 1960’s American R&B.

All files are available on both Yamaha MusicSoft - Yamaha's official online store - and Internet Direct Connection - Yamaha's official "on-instrument" website. In addition to providing new songs, styles, lessons, and streaming radio for your instrument, Internet Direct Connection also offers a variety of free stuff such instrument setups and registration patches and two free radio channels. If you're new to Internet Direct Connection, you can get tons of information at our Online Services website.

- Doug

Friday, April 9, 2010

New Instructional Video: Get Help Downloading & Installing Premium Voices on Your Tyros3

Premium Packs and Voices offer a huge expansion on your Tyros3 with new instrument sounds, styles, registrations and more.

We realize, though, that getting the sounds downloaded and installed on your Tyros3 can sometimes be an arduous process. Our friends at Yamaha Europe put together a video detailing the download and installation process, and now we have a version of the video that lays out the process in an easy to understand, step by step manner.  If you've had trouble downloading or transferring new voices or packs, or have shied away from trying them out due to the download and installation process, take a look at the video - it should clear up any of your questions.

The new video is in English, with captions available in German, French, Italian and Spanish. You can also find a version of the video with German narration here.

If you still have questions about the download and installation process after watching the video, don't hesitate to contact us for further assistance.

- Doug

PianoSoft Behind the Scenes - Happy New Year!

It's time once again for a look behind the scenes of PianoSoft and Piano Radio production with our resident insider, Cathy.

Looking at the title of this post, I be you you think I’ve really lost it. It may not be New Year's to you, but here at Yamaha, our year starts April 1st!

With a new year comes a whole new twelve months of PianoSoft and Piano Radio planning and new releases. We already have several concepts and projects underway. We’re working closely with Yamaha Japan to select Classical and Jazz pieces that are beloved and not currently represented in the PianoSoft library. You can look forward to more Beethoven, Brahms, and Ravel, just to name a few. Also on the docket is a charming collection of familiar classics like “Für Elise”, the Schubert Serenade, and Rubinstein’s "Melody in F".

But wait...there’s more. One exciting development is that the "First Lady of the Disklavier", Sue Downs, has signed on to perform the songs of Cole Porter. We cannot wait to hear her treatments of his great tunes.

We are also pleased to be able to offer full albums of Billy Joel's music for the first time, and have compiled two collections that will be released soon - one for PianoSoft Solo and one for PianoSoft Plus. There's a lot more in the works, but I don’t want to spoil all of the surprises so I’ll save some for the next article.

As far as radio developments go, we'll soon be adding several new pieces to the Live Piano Concerts Station. Tune in now to hear two Hungarian Rhapsodies, the spectacular Abegg Variations, the Brahms Variations on a Theme by Paganini and many more great pieces. Much more is planned for the coming year, so check back for more updates.

As for other plans, we're always looking for the great new music to produce and learning more about what music is most relevant and popular, so we can bring it to you and your instrument. We’ve got our eyes (or I guess I should say ears!) on iTunes, Glee, American Idol, Dancing with the Stars and anywhere great music is performed. But, to help make sure we're giving you what you want, we’d love to hear from you and learn what music you would like to hear on your Disklavier pianos. Feel free to leave a comment on this post to let us know what you'd like to see us working on for the coming year.

Happy New Year!

- Cathy

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

New PianoSoft Albums From the Everly Brothers & the Supremes

With two new PianoSoft albums released this week, you can bring two of the biggest vocal groups of the 60's to your keyboard or piano. On the new albums featuring the music of the
Everly Brothers and the Supremes, pianists Joel Plimmer and Jason Nyberg have taken great care in their arrangements make sure that the most important element of these songs - the unmistakable melodies and harmonies - come through.

Love Child - Supreme Songs of the Supremes ("You Can't Hurry Love")

The Supremes remain one of Motown's most successful acts, producing 12 number one hits in the US with a blend of undeniably catchy pop melodies and driving rhythms. With the legendary Diana Ross taking most of the band's lead vocals, they recorded such 60's classics as "Baby Love", "Where Did Our Love Go" and "Stop! In the Name of Love". For this collection Jason Nyberg has arranged those and ten more of their songs for solo piano, but you won't even notice that the Motown backbeat is missing. While playing up the Supremes' wonderful melodies and harmonies, he also keeps all of the songs moving with propulsive left hand rhythms.

Wake Up Little Susie - Hits of the Everly Brothers
("Wake Up Little Susie")

While their style was an inspiration to many rock, folk and country musicians that would follow them to fame, such as the Beatles and Simon and Garfunkel, the music of the Everly Brothers remains some of the most memorable and moving of their era. Songs like "Wake Up Little Susie" are perfect combination of country's twang, pop's concise catchy melodies and rock's teenage longing, which you can hear in both the rhythms and lyrics. For this PianoSoft album, Joel Plimmer has arranged nine of their greatest hits for piano and MIDI accompaniment. Plimmer's arrangements put the Everly's vocal harmonies at the forefront in the piano alongside some unmistakable country guitars, while also adding some more variety and modern sounds - especially on "Devoted To You" and "It's All Over".

- Doug

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

New Songs From Sade, Kansas, Michael Jackson & More

As usual, this week's new song releases are all over the map. There's classic R&B from Ray Charles, brand new pop from Lady Gaga and mysterious soul from Sade, not to mention hits from Kansas, Michael Jackson, and Kris Allen. While we do have to apologize to fans of hip hop, jazz and bhangra, everyone else should be able to find something in this week's new songs to enjoy on their Yamaha keyboard.

Another Part of Me - Michael Jackson

One of ten singles released from Michael Jackson's landmark album Bad, "Another Part of Me" is a classic Jackson dance tune. Co-produced by Quincy Jones, it has the same crisp, funky groove that make songs like "Beat It" and "Dirty Diana" so irresistible. "Another Part of Me" was also a big part of Captain EO, the 3-D film featuring Jackson that has been played at Disney theme parks at various times since 1986. The film had not been shown in the US since 1997, but was reopened this past February at Disneyland in California. Jackson's music is just as breathtaking now as it has ever been, and the synths and bass featured prominently in the song sound especially great in this MIDI file.

Soldier of Love - Sade

"Soldier of Love" is the latest single from Sade, who have now been making sultry R&B for over 25 years. Helping them achieve their first ever number one album in the US, "Soldier of Love" has everything you'd expect from a Sade song and more. The smoky, ethereal instrumentation and strong but understated beats you'll recognize from hits like "Smooth Operator" are here, albeit with darker overtones and intricate guitar fills. This MIDI version retains the same stark, menacing groove of the original and will work perfectly as an accompaniment for vocal performance. Just mute the vocal part on track 1.

Dust in the Wind - Kansas

Showing the softer side of 70's progressive rock, Kansas's "Dust in the Wind" is one of rock's finest examples of timeless balladry. With only acoustic guitar and string accompaniment the song's melancholy melody and lyrics dealing with life's impermanence take center stage. In addition to sounding great, this MIDI version will act as a great starting place for you to create your own version of the song.

Keep reading for a full list of this week's new songs, including songs from Lady Gaga and Pink.

New MIDI Songs

Soldier of Love - Sade
Glitter in the Air - Pink
Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
Live Like We're Dying - Kris Allen
Uprising - Muse
Dust in the Wind - Kansas
Another Part of Me - Michael Jackson
Busted - Ray Charles

- Doug

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Save 20% With New MIDI Song Packs From 10 of Your Favorite Artists

This week at Yamaha MusicSoft we've created ten new packs featuring some of the world's most popular artists, and marked them all 20% off!

Each pack includes XG versions of five songs representing the best the artist's catalog.  They will all sound great on your Yamaha keyboard and provide hours of enjoyment, whether you're learning to play, performing with MIDI accompaniment, or just playing around with your keyboard and its many amazing MIDI features.

Take a look at the whole list of new packs below.

New Discounted Artist Song Packs

The Eagles - Hotel California, Take It Easy, Lyin' Eyes, New Kid In Town, How Long

Michael Buble - Home, Everything, Moondance, Come Fly With Me, Put Your Head on My Shoulder

Chicago - 25 or 6 to 4, If You Leave Me Now, Saturday in the Park, Hard to Say I'm Sorry, Make Me Smile

Celine Dion - The Power Of Love, That's the Way It Is, I Surrender, Think Twice, Beauty and the Beast

Creedence Clearwater Revival - Down on the Corner, Bad Moon Rising, Proud Mary, Up Around the Bend, Have You Ever Seen the Rain?

Robbie Williams - Angels, Bodies, Feel, Tripping, Somethin' Stupid

Mariah Carey - Vision of Love, Fantasy, We Belong Together, One Sweet Day, Always Be My Baby

Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody, I'm Your Baby Tonight, I'm Every Woman, The Greatest Love of All, How Will I Know

Madonna - Holiday, Papa Don't Preach, Material Girl, Like a Virgin, Like a Prayer

The Rolling Stones - Miss You, Start Me Up, As Tears Go By, Emotional Rescue, Let's Spend the Night Together

Motown Song Pack - I Can't Help Myself, Three Times a Lady, Endless Love, I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Ain't No Mountain High Enough

- Doug