Thursday, November 11, 2010

Soundtrack Your Season With the Holiday Favorites Channel

Your eyes start seeing festive lights and decorations around town, and your hands and ears tell you with a chilly sensation that something's on the way, but it's the unmistakable sound of holiday music that lets your ears know that the season is really here. One other way you know it's time to start getting into the holiday spirit - the return of the Holiday Favorites channel on Yamaha's Piano Radio! No matter whether your holiday plans involve entertaining a crowd of friends and relatives, or taking time to relax and enjoy the quieter side of the season, the Holiday Favorites channel and Piano Radio have the perfect music to fit the occasion. Holiday Favorites recognizes the diversity of holiday music and draws on the extensive catalog of holiday PianoSoft music to provide a wide selection of songs. Take a listen to a couple of examples of what you'll hear:

Adeste Fideles (O Come, All Ye Faithful) (From "Silent Night, Holy Night")

Winter Wonderland (From "A Cunliffe Christmas")

If you've never tried Piano Radio before, now's the perfect time. If you're not ready to subscribe and check out the Holiday Favorites channel, that's fine.  Two free channels are available right now - all you need to do is get your keyboard online and you can be enjoying streaming music within seconds. Follow this guide for help with connecting to the internet, or head here if you're ready to subscribe.

The Holiday Favorites channel is just the latest addition to our channel lineup, which includes 19 other stations available around the clock and throughout the year. For anyone listening to radio on a CLP Clavinova or MODUS digital piano, the Holiday Favorites channel is your new channel 20.

If you're already a subscriber, you can try out the Holiday Favorites channel now, by first logging in to Internet Direct Connection on your keyboard or Clavinova, and choosing "Listen to Radio". From a Disklavier Mark IV choose "Internet" from the main menu on your controller, then "Disklavier Radio". On a Disklavier E3 or DKC-850, you can listen to radio by pressing the "Internet" button on your remote, then choose "D-Radio".

However, if you haven't created an account for Internet Direct Connection, you'll need to do that before subscribing to Piano Radio for your Disklavier - you can create your account here. For more information on Yamaha's Piano Radio, visit our Online Services site.

- Doug