Tuesday, August 31, 2010

End of Summer Sale Extended Through Tuesday

We are aware that, due to an error on our sites that occurred on Sunday, many of you may not have been able to place orders during the End of Summer Sale. In addition to apologizing for this inconvenience, we'd like to let you know that we've extended the sale through the end of Tuesday, August 31st.

So don't let our last sale of the season pass you by - you still have time to stock up on MIDI files, Styles, PianoSoft, and more, at a 20% discount. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the sale, or anything else!

* Sale offers a 20% discount on all PianoSoft, MIDI files, Styles, Digital Lesson Books, Premium Packs and Premium Voices at Yamaha MusicSoft, as well as all Songs, Styles, Digital Sheet Music, Music Finder+ Performance Guides and PianoSoft on Internet Direct Connection and the Disklavier Music Store. Sale runs from August 27th to 12am September 1st, EST.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Ahorre un 20% en las novedades de estilos y canciones : oferta de finalhttp://www.blogger.com/posts.g?blogID=5704711725331908131 del verano de Yamaha

Esperamos que haya disfrutado del verano igual que nosotros. Mientras se relajaba, viajaba, tomaba el sol y, con suerte, tocaba, nosotros hemos estado trabajando intensamente. Gracias a ello, podemos ofrecerle todo lo que necesitará para dar rienda suelta a sus aptitudes musicales con el teclado. Además, este fin de semana podrá aprovechar un descuento del 20% en todos los productos de Yamaha MusicSoft e Internet Direct Connection.

La oferta incluye todas las novedades de canciones, estilos y libros de lecciones que hemos publicado este verano. Así que este fin de semana podrá conseguir los éxitos de la temporada, como Waka Waka, Satellite y Hey Soul Sister, además de estilos nuevos como Hope Party y Cumbia Argentina, sin dejar de ahorrar.

Y no solo esto: si hace tiempo que no entra en Piano Radio, puede que quiera echarle un vistazo antes de que se acabe el verano. Hemos publicado dos nuevos canales de artistas: Lennon y McCartney y Elton John. Descúbralos ahora que puede, están por tiempo limitado.

Esperamos que encuentre un momento en estos últimos días del verano para divertirse haciendo música. Y, como siempre, no dude en contactar con nosotros si tiene alguna duda.

* Un 20% de descuento en PianoSoft, archivos MIDI, estilos, lecciones digitales, Premium Packs y Premium Voices en Yamaha MusicSoft, así como canciones, estilos, partituras digitales, guías de interpretación de Music Finder+ y PianoSoft en Internet Direct Connection y la tienda de música de Disklavier. La oferta es válida desde el 27 de agosto hasta el 1 de septiembre a las 12.00 EST.

Risparmia il 20% su nuove lezioni di tastiera, canzoni e stili - Svendita di fine estate di Yamaha

Ci auguriamo che tu abbia trascorso una bella estate, dato che la nostra lo è stata sicuramente. Mentre ti abbronzavi, viaggiavi, ti rilassavi e magari suonavi, abbiamo lavorato duramente. Desideriamo continuare ad offrirti quanto necessario per utilizzare pienamente tutto il potenziale della tua tastiera. Inoltre, questo weekend puoi approfittare degli sconti del 20% applicabili a tutti i prodotti in Yamaha MusicSoft e Internet Direct Connection.

L'offerta include le canzoni, gli stili e i manuali didattici rilasciati quest'estate. Quindi, questo weekend puoi risparmiare acquistando le hit dell'estate, come "Waka Waka", "Satellite" e "Hey Soul Sister" oppure nuovi stili come "Hope Party" e "Cumbia Argentina".

Inoltre, se non ascolti Piano Radio da qualche tempo, ti consigliamo di provarla prima che finisca l'estate. Abbiamo aggiunto due nuovi canali dedicati ad artisti: Lennon & McCartney ed Elton John. Ascoltateli finché sono disponibili: non lo saranno per sempre.

Ti auguriamo di trovare il tempo di divertirti a fare musica in questi giorni di fine estate. Come sempre, sei libero di contattarci in caso di qualsiasi dubbio.

* I saldi offrono il 20% di sconto su tutti i Pianosoft, file MIDI, stili, Digital Lesson Book, Premium Pack e Premium Voices su Yamaha MusicSoft, allo stesso modo di canzoni, stili, spartiti digitali, guide alle prestazioni e PianoSoft Music Finder+ su Internet Direct Connection e sul negozio musicale per Disklavier. Le vendite sono effettuate dal 27 agosto alle 12 del 1 Settembre EST.

Économisez 20 % sur les nouvelles leçons de clavier, les chansons et styles - Soldes Yamaha de fin d’été

Nous espérons que vous avez bien profité de votre été, car nous en avons certainement profité au maximum. Pendant que vous étiez en train de bronzer, de voyager, de vous détendre et aussi, nous l’espérons, de créer de la musique, nous avons bien travaillé afin de continuer à vous offrir tout ce dont vous avez besoin pour libérer votre potentiel musical sur votre keyboard. Et ce week-end, vous pouvez en récolter les fruits avec une remise de 20 % sur tous les produits Yamaha MusicSoft et Internet Direct Connection.

La promotion couvre tous les nouveaux morceaux, les nouveaux styles et les nouveaux manuels d’apprentissage que nous avons lancés cet été. Cela signifie que ce week-end, vous pourrez obtenir les tubes de l'été, comme « Waka Waka », « Satellite » et « Hey Soul Sister », ainsi que les nouveaux styles, comme « Hope Party » et « Cumbia Argentina », tout en économisant de l’argent.

En outre, si vous n’avez pas consulté Piano Radio depuis quelque temps, vous devriez le faire avant que l’été ne soit fini pour de bon. Nous avons sorti deux nouveaux canaux d’artistes cet été : le canal Lennon/McCartney et le canal Elton John. Essayez-les dès maintenant, tant que vous le pouvez : ils ne seront pas éternellement là.

Nous espérons que vous trouverez le temps de vous amuser à créer de la musique pendant ces derniers jours d’été et, comme toujours, n’hésitez pas à nous contacter si vous avez des questions.

* Remise de 20 % sur tout PianoSoft, les fichiers MIDI, les styles, les manuels d'apprentissage interactifs, les Premium Packs et les Premium Voices à l'adresse Yamaha MusicSoft, ainsi que sur tous les morceaux, styles, partitions, guides de performances Music Finder+ et PianoSoft sur Internet Direct Connection et le magasin de musique Disklavier. Cette promotion aura lieu du 27 août au 1 septembre à midi, heure de la côte est des États-Unis.

Save 20% On New Keyboard Lessons, Songs & Styles - Yamaha's End of Summer Sale

Hopefully you've been enjoying your summer, cause we certainly have. While you've been out catching rays, travelling, relaxing, and hopefully making music, too, we've been hard at work to keep giving you everything you need to unlock your musical potential on your keyboard. And this weekend you can reap the benefits with a 20% discount on everything at Yamaha MusicSoft and Internet Direct Connection.

The sale includes all of the new songs, new styles, and new lesson books we've released this summer. Which means this weekend you can get this summer's hit songs, like "Waka Waka", "Satellite" and "Hey Soul Sister", and new styles like "Hope Party" and "Cumbia Argentina" while saving money in the process.

Plus, if you haven't checked into Piano Radio in a while, you'll want to give it a try before summer's gone for good. We've released two new artist channels this summer - the Lennon & McCartney channel, and the Elton John channel. Give them a spin now, while you can: they won't be around forever.

We hope you find some time to have fun making music during these last days of summer, and as always, feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

* Sale offers a 20% discount on all PianoSoft, MIDI files, Styles, Digital Lesson Books, Premium Packs and Premium Voices at Yamaha MusicSoft, as well as all Songs, Styles, Digital Sheet Music, Music Finder+ Performance Guides and PianoSoft on Internet Direct Connection and the Disklavier Music Store. Sale runs from August 27th to 12am September 1st, EST. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Jouer et apprendre avec les fichiers MIDI : encore plus de morceaux classiques pour keyboards

Il y a quelques temps, nous avons lancé l'idée d'utiliser des fichiers MIDI avec votre keyboard Yamaha pour apprendre les parties pour piano ou pour keyboard des morceaux. Les keyboards Yamaha permettent d'isoler les parties pour keyboard des morceaux ; vous pouvez écouter ces parties seules, ou les mettre en sourdine pour les jouer vous-même.

Bien sûr, vous pouvez procéder ainsi avec n'importe quel morceau MIDI ayant une piste célèbre pour keyboard ou piano, mais nous avons déniché huit morceaux possédant des parties pour piano ou keyboard très amusantes à jouer et à apprendre. Cette liste contient tous les types de styles de piano rock et pop. Si vous êtes fan de rock, vous passerez un excellent moment à pianoter « Good Golly, Miss Molly »ou « Clocks », de Coldplay, tandis que ceux qui aiment les choses plus légères s'éclateront avec « Your Song » ou « Ordinary People », de John Legend.

Une fois la ou les pistes pour keyboard du morceau trouvées, vous pouvez utiliser les fonctions d'activation/de désactivation ou de mise en sourdine de votre keyboard pour désactiver les pistes pour piano ou toutes les autres, et jouer.

Quel que soit votre choix, ces fichiers sont des outils drôles, faciles et interactifs que vous pouvez utiliser pour apprendre les parties pour keyboard et de piano des grands classiques. Après vous être amusé à apprendre les morceaux et à les jouer avec les pistes de support, vous serez tout à fait prêt à les jouer en solo sur n'importe quel keyboard ou piano.

Continuez de lire pour accéder à une liste complète des morceaux à jouer, et les numéros de piste pour keyboard qui leur sont associées.
A Thousand Miles de Vanessa Carlton
Piste pour piano sur le canal 1


Apologize, OneRepublic
Piste pour piano sur le canal 4


Your Song, Elton John
Pistes pour piano sur les canaux 4 et 5 (main droite et main gauche)


Clocks, Coldplay
Piste pour piano sur le canal 4


Just the Way You Are, Billy Joel
Piste pour keyboard sur le canal 7


Ordinary People, John Legend
Pistes pour piano sur les canaux 5 et 6 (main droite et main gauche)


If I Ain't Got You, Alicia Keys
Pistes pour piano sur les canaux 4 et 5 (main droite et main gauche)


Good Golly, Miss Molly, Little Richard
Piste pour piano sur le canal 5

Tocar y aprender con MIDI: más canciones clásicas para teclado

Hace tiempo, presentamos la idea de utilizar archivos MIDI con su teclado Yamaha para aprender las partes de piano o de teclado de unas canciones. Los teclados de Yamaha facilitan el aislamiento de las partes de teclado en las canciones, de modo que puede oír las partes por separado o silenciarlas y sustituirlas con su propia interpretación.

Evidentemente, puede hacerlo con cualquier canción MIDI que cuente con una pista de teclado o piano famosa, pero hemos encontrado ocho canciones con partes de piano o teclado estupendas, divertidísimas de tocar y aprender. La lista abarca todos los tipos de estilo de pop-rock para piano. Si es un fan del rock, disfrutará dando caña con "Good Golly, Miss Molly" o "Clocks" de Coldplay, mientras que los que busquen algo un poco más ligero se lo pasarán de miedo con "Your Song" u "Ordinary People" de John Legend.

Tras localizar la pista o pistas de teclado de la canción, puede utilizar las funciones de activación/desactivación o silenciado del canal para desactivar las pistas de piano o todas las demás pistas antes de empezar a tocar.

De cualquier forma, estos archivos son unas herramientas divertidas, fáciles e interactivas que puede utilizar para tocar piezas de piano y teclado clásicas. Y una vez se ha divertido dominando las canciones y tocándolas con las pistas de acompañamiento, estará preparado para tocarlas por sí mismo en cualquier teclado o piano.

Siga leyendo para obtener una lista completa de las canciones que puede tocar, completa con asignaciones de pista de teclado para cada una.
A Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton
Pista de piano en el canal 1


Apologize - OneRepublic
Pista de piano en el canal 4


Your Song - Elton John
Pistas de piano en los canales 4 y 5 (manos derecha e izquierda)


Clocks - Coldplay
Pista de piano en el canal 4


Just the Way You Are - Billy Joel
Pista de teclado en el canal 7


Ordinary People - John Legend
Pistas de piano en los canales 5 y 6 (manos derecha e izquierda)


If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
Pistas de piano en los canales 4 y 5 (manos derecha e izquierda)


Good Golly, Miss Molly - Little Richard
Pista de piano en el canal 5

Suonare e imparare con i MIDI - Ulteriori canzoni classiche per la tastiera

Un po' di tempo fa abbiamo introdotto l'idea di utilizzare i file MIDI con la tastiera Yamaha per imparare parti di canzoni al pianoforte o alla tastiera. Le tastiere Yamaha rendono facile l'isolamento delle parti alla tastiera delle canzoni, così che puoi ascoltare queste parti da sole o eliminarne l'audio per riempirle con le tue esecuzioni.

Ovviamente, puoi fare così con qualsiasi canzone MIDI che abbia una considerevole traccia alla tastiera o al pianoforte, ma noi abbiamo individuato otto canzoni con magnifiche parti al pianoforte o alla tastiera davvero divertenti da suonare e imparare. L'elenco ricopre tutti i tipi di stili per pianoforte rock e pop. Se sei un fan del rock ti divertirai moltissimo eseguendo "Good Golly, Miss Molly" o "Clocks" dei Coldplay, mentre per coloro che sono alla ricerca di qualcosa di più leggero, troveranno fantastica "Your Song" o la canzone di John Legend "Ordinary People".

Dopo avere localizzato la traccia o le tracce della tastiera nella canzone, per disattivare le tracce del pianoforte o tutte le altre tracce, puoi utilizzare le funzioni di spegnimento/accensione o di eliminazione dell'audio dei canali sulla tua tastiera per disattivare le tracce del pianoforte o tutte le altre tracce, e quindi suonare.

In entrambi i modi, questi file sono strumenti divertenti, semplici e interattivi, che puoi utilizzare per imparare le parti classiche alla tastiera e al pianoforte. E una volta divertitoti con la masterizzazione delle canzoni e con la loro esecuzione sulle tracce di accompagnamento, sarai pronto per eseguire queste canzoni come solista su qualsiasi tastiera o pianoforte.

Continua a leggere per ottenere un elenco completo di canzoni da eseguire, complete di ripartizioni delle tracce per tastiera per ciascuna canzone.
A Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton
Traccia per pianoforte sul canale 1


Apologize - OneRepublic
Traccia per pianoforte sul canale 4


Your Song - Elton John
Tracce per pianoforte sui canali 4 &5 (mano destra e sinistra)


Clocks - Coldplay
Traccia per pianoforte sul canale 4


Just the Way You Are - Billy Joel
Traccia per tastiera sul canale 7


Ordinary People - John Legend
Tracce per pianoforte sui canali 5 &6 (mano destra e sinistra)


If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
Tracce per pianoforte sui canali 4 &5 (mano destra e sinistra)


Good Golly, Miss Molly - Little Richard
Traccia per pianoforte sul canale 5

Katy Perry, Lady Gaga & Movie Themes from Peter Baartmans: The Latest Yamaha MIDI Songs

In addition to recent worldwide hits from Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, the new MIDI songs released this week also include a number of treats from the European charts. Also coming from Europe are four new files from Dutch Yamaha keyboardist extraordinaire, Peter Baartmans. Peter shows off his skills in many of Yamaha's online videos and demonstrations, but as you can tell from the movie themed selections we've just released, he's also a master at producing beautiful MIDI songs.

California Gurls - Katy Perry


One of the biggest hits of the 2010 so far, "California Gurls" has the perfect sound for summer. And even if the weather is starting to cool off where you are, loading up this song is a surefire way to conjure up a warm California vibe in any performance.

My Heart Will Go On (Instrumental) - Peter Baartmans


The Godfather Theme - Peter Baartmans


This week we're happy to present four new MIDI files containing original arrangements from Yamaha's premier keyboard expert, Peter Baartmans. A world class pianist, Baartmans is also excellent with the finer, more technical aspects of Yamaha's keyboards. With these skills combined, he's able to produce great files that, while still giving you all the flexibility that MIDI, also maintain a sense of live performance. The new files he's produced all have a movie centered theme, and include two medleys ("Grease" and "Pirates of the Carribean") and two classic movie themes, "My Heart Will Go On" from Titanic, originally sung by Celine Dion, and "The Godfather Theme" (also known as "Speak Softly Love").

Everybody Loves Somebody - Dean Martin


Playing or singing along with Dean Martin's signature song will really take you back to the days of the Rat Pack. It's been covered and recorded by many of the greatest singers of the past 50 years, and with this file and your keyboard you've got everything you need to create your own memorable rendition of this timeless ballad.

Dancing on My Own - Robyn


This tune from one of Scandinavia's biggest pop stars has already taken dance floors across the world by storm - it'll make a believer out of your keyboard as well. A perfect addition to any dance party set-list.

Keep reading for even more new songs, including hits from Lady Gaga and Cher, as well as tons of recent European chart toppers from Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina and more.

More New MIDI Songs:

Fluch der Karibik / Pirates Of The Caribbean (Filmmusik, Instrumental) - Peter Baartmans

Grease - Medley (Instrumental) - Peter Baartmans

Alejandro - Lady Gaga

Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) - Cher

Stereo Love - Edward Maya & Vika Jigulina

Abschied kann ein Anfang sein - Klostertaler

Aicha - Khaled (Outlandish)

C`est Bon Pour Le Moral (FR) - La Compagnie Créole

Get On Your Feet - Gloria Estefan

Ansiedad - Viktor Lazlo

Über uns ist nur der Himmel - Jürgen Drews

Let's Dance - Chris Rea

Westerland - Die Ärzte

Don't Bring Flowers (SE Charts) - Erik Hassle

Maar toch blijf jij me trouw (NL Charts) - Django Wagner

Stay tuned for more new songs next week!

- Doug

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Elton John Radio: Pop's Premier Piano Player on Your Yamaha Keyboard

Over the course of his four-decade-long career Elton John has piled up 200 million record sales, 50 Top 40 hits, 5 Grammys, and a legacy of songs that has made him a musical legend. Elton has made his name as a world class songwriter, an electrifying performer, and also as one of the foremost pianists in pop music. His songs cover everything from emotional ballads ("Candle in the Wind" and "Your Song") to classic rock ("Crocodile Rock" and "Philadelphia Freedom" and with a Yamaha keyboard you can experience Elton John's music in a new and exciting way.

You can now hear Elton John's greatest hits on their own exclusive Piano Radio channel. With the new channel, you can enjoy piano arrangements of your favorite Elton songs played live on your instrument, whenever you want. Plus, each song you'll hear was recorded by one of Yamaha's acclaimed PianoSoft artists, and will be reproduced on your instrument exactly as it was originally performed. Check out some examples of what you can expect to hear on the new channel:

Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word (From "I'll Never Fall in Love Again - The Best Breakup Songs")


Tiny Dancer (From "Hits of Elton John")


The Elton John channel is just the latest addition to our channel lineup, which includes 17 other stations available around the clock and throughout the year. For anyone listening to radio on a CLP Clavinova or MODUS digital piano, the Elton John channel is your new channel 18.

To try out the Elton John channel now, first log in to Internet Direct Connection on your instrument and choose "Listen to Radio", or from a Disklavier Mark IV choose "Internet" from the main menu on your controller, then "Disklavier Radio".

On a Disklavier E3, 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 E3 - you can create your account here.

If you've never tried Piano Radio before, now's the perfect time. If you're not ready to subscribe and check out the Elton John 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. For more information on Yamaha's Piano Radio, visit our Online Services site.

- Doug

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

New Disklavier Unit Upgrade Provides New Features to Older Piano Models

For owners of older Disklaviers looking for an easy way to upgrade and get the latest technology for their pianos, the wait is over. The DKC-850 Disklavier Control Unit, which we reported on back in January after its unveiling during the NAMM show, is now on sale and ready to give you many of the features of the latest E3 Disklavier models.

With the DKC-850, owners of Disklaviers in the Mark III and Mark II XG series can upgrade their upright or grand piano simply by swapping their existing control unit with the sleek, new DKC-850 module, then immediately start enjoying exciting new features like:

  • Piano Radio - get access to over a dozen channels of streaming piano music, performed live on your Disklavier. Experience your own private concerts whenever you want, or enjoy hours of continuous music without swapping disks or even setting up a playlist!
  • Video Sync - record any performance on both the Disklavier and a video camera, then watch as the performance plays back on the Disklavier in perfect synch with the video on a TV screen.
  • Audio CD Sync - enjoy original piano accompaniments to your favorite CDs, using Smart PianoSoft software.
  • USB compatibility - easily transfer performance data with a USB storage device. The DKC-850 makes loading both your own recordings, and downloaded PianoSoft songs, easier than ever.
  • On-board music library - with an optional USB floppy disk drive, load your entire library of PianoSoft albums onto the DKC-850, then access them all directly from the DKC. That means no more breaks in playback while you change albums, and no more messing around with disks.

Also, for Disklavier owners used to the tiny storage capacities of the Mark II and Mark III pianos, the DKC-850's 128 MB of internal memory will be a real eye opener. There's enough space on the new unit to hold hundreds of PianoSoft performances, which can then be played back at the touch of a button. In addition, the DKC-850 comes with a CD containing 460 PianoSoft songs that can easily be transferred into the DKC-850's memory, for a total of 17 hours of music that can be enjoyed right out of the box.

The unit also includes 676 XG instrument voices, 21 sets of drum voices, a metronome function, and complete compatibility with all PianoSoft software, including the SmartKey feature on models compatible with guided playback.

The DKC-850 is now available from Yamaha Authorized Keyboard Dealers throughout the US and Canada. Contact your local Yamaha dealer for more information and a demonstration of the DKC-850 - US customers can use this dealer locator to find their nearest dealer.

- Doug

Pick Your Instrument and Start Learning - New Online Lessons for Drums, Guitar & More

Yamaha MusicSoft's catalog of online lesson books has now expanded from keyboard instruction to include new online lessons for drums, guitar, saxophone, and more. The lessons include a number of entries from the "A Tune A Day" and "Xtreme" series, which give you two great options for learning to play a new instrument.

The Xtreme series, which includes lessons for DJs, in addition to violinists, drummers and guitarists, gets you started with the very basics of each instrument, and moves on to cover everything you need to know to play your favorite songs. But what makes these lessons "extreme" is the fun, personal touch the writers (such as Skins the drummer and Frett the guitarist) give to the writing in each lesson, which makes learning extra fun, and will definitely keep you interested as you work your way through the lessons. Each lesson includes audio guides to help you through each step, as well as a section detailing the distinctive styles of individual artists, so you can get on the fast track to learning to play the bass like Flea, or drum like Dave Grohl.

With "Tune a Day" lessons, you'll get a comprehensive approach to learning saxophone, cello, clarinet, bass guitar, drums, violin, flute, trombone, or trumpet with tons of illustrations, audio guides and practice exercises. Building on an instrument instruction method introduced in the first "Tune a Day" books in the 1930s, these new online versions of the lessons will give you a solid foundation for playing each instrument.

Each lesson can be viewed on your computer immediately after purchase. Take a look at the whole catalog of new books, including lessons for harmonica and ukulele, or visit Yamaha's Online Services site for more information about Digital Lesson Books.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

New Songs For Your Keyboard From Sara Bareilles, Bon Jovi & More

This week's new songs range from the upbeat piano pop of Sara Bareilles, to the epic balladry of Bon Jovi, to the quirky new wave of Devo. They may seem pretty different at first glance, each of them has a great piano or synth line you can play to make the song your own. All in all, these new files igve you a perfect way to learn and perform with a full backing accompaniment, whether you're into synth-pop, 70's rock or power ballads.

Always - Bon Jovi


"Always" is one of the most popular power ballads of the 90's, and stands as one of Bon Jovi's biggest hits of all time. Though it features dramatic vocals and guitars, "Always" is based on a powerful, but relatively easy to learn piano line that you can learn, mute, and play along with using this MIDI file.

King of Anything - Sara Bareilles


The latest from reigning piano pop princess Sara Bareilles adds some dance beats and rhythmic flourishes to her distinctive style, heard on previous hits like "Love Song". The fun, jumpy, and vaguely latin sounding piano line featured in this song is a joy to play, and it's easy to learn with a MIDI file like this one and a Yamaha keyboard.

Whip It - Devo


No collection of 80s music is complete without "Whip It", the biggest hit from the legendary Akron, Ohio band Devo. "Whip It" is full of great synth sounds that will sound great on your Yamaha keyboard. In fact, if you mute the vocal part and sing along, you'll probably have trouble telling this MIDI file apart from the original recording!

Take the Long Way Home - Supertramp


A hit from Supertramp's landmark "Breakfast in America" album, "Take the Long Way Home" is led by a piano line, harmonized vocals and harmonica fills. While you could certainly perform with this file by muting the piano line and playing along, the vocal harmonies on this song should work marvelously the with vocal auto-harmonize features available on many Yamaha keyboards, as well.

- Doug