Wednesday, December 19, 2012

New Beginner's Song Packs At Yamaha MusicSoft!

Just in time for Christmas, we're releasing 11 new song packs for the beginner keyboard player at Yamaha MusicSoft! For those that don't know, these songs are designed to work with the score feature of Yamaha instruments, and show accurate transcriptions of the left and right hand piano parts. You can also slow down the tempo to make learning easier, while practicing each hand separately to learn the chord fingerings at your own pace. Learning to play the keyboard doesn't get more interactive and fun than this. Get inspired and stay inspired! The new packs feature hit songs from stellar artists like Elton John, Taylor Swift, The Beatles, Lady Gaga, Madonna, and more!

Check out all the new Beginner's Song Packs, or browse the entire catalog of Songs for Beginners!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Taylor Swift, Fun. & Holiday Songs Added To NoteStar!

We've added smash hit songs from Fun., Taylor Swift, Adele, and Rihanna, in addition to a handful of Holiday Pop Songs to make your season bright. Impress your friends and family at this year's holiday party by playing along with a real band and the power of NoteStar!



Head over to the NoteStar YouTube page to preview the new titles, or grab your iPad and check them out in the NoteStar store!





Enjoy the weekend!

~Drew

Save 20% on all Downloads at Yamaha MusicSoft!

It's holiday crunch time! If you still have a tricky musician on your list, or you want to reward yourself for finishing your shopping early; we're giving the gift of savings. Now through December 21st, save 20% on all downloadable products at Yamaha MusicSoft and Internet Direct Connection.


Save 20% on all downloadable Songs, Styles, PianoSoft, Premium Packs & Voices, Voice & Style Expansion Packs, Registrations, and Audio Backing Tracks! It's our last big sale of the year, and your chance to get the sound of the season.


Happy Holidays from all of us at Yamaha MusicSoft!

~Drew

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Free Shipping In Time For Christmas At Yamaha MusicSoft!

To help with the stress of holiday shopping, we're offering free UPS Ground Shipping to anywhere in the Continental US on all orders over $25.00, now through December 14th. With only 21 shopping days left before Christmas, now's a great time to grab some musical gifts for the keyboard enthusiast on your list. Yamaha MusicSoft has some wonderful gift ideas for musicians; from music stands, sustain pedals, and other accessories, to lessons and sheet music books. You'll even get free shipping on PianoSoft disks!

No matter what you're looking for, when you place an order for more than $25 worth of shippable items on Yamaha MusicSoft, you'll get free UPS Ground shipping.* With UPS Ground shipping, you'll enjoy quick delivery, and also get a tracking number for each order so you can make sure that your items are on schedule to be delivered in time for Christmas.

Check out our Holiday Shopping Guide for other great gift ideas!

~Drew

* Allow for up to three business days after ordering for items to ship, then allow 2-6 days for delivery of orders shipped with UPS Ground. Free shipping promotion covers all orders including at least one shippable product with cart subtotal of at least $25, shipping to an address in the United States. Offer ends 12am EST Saturday December 15th.

Friday, November 30, 2012

New Premium Styles: 90's Kitsch Pop & US Disco 2011!

Two new Yamaha Premium Styles hit the catalog today, aiming to please fans of dance music and easy listening respectively. With US Disco 2011, you've got a killer dance groove clearly inspired by Maroon 5's hit song "Moves Like Jagger", and enough versatility to tear up the dance charts of the last few decades. On the other hand, 90's Kitsch Pop lends itself to typical TV theme songs, or classic Bossa Nova tunes from the 60's and beyond.

Check out the demo videos below:

90's Kitsch Pop


US Disco 2011


Have a musical weekend!

~Drew

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving Sale: Save 20% at Yamaha MusicSoft!

The US Thanksgiving holiday is upon us, and while the Yamaha MusicSoft office will be closed until Monday, we've decided to leave a 20% discount sale* on all of our products and services while we're gone. It's a great time to pick up our new PianoSoft albums, Jazz Collection Song Packs, Premium Voices, Styles, or a Piano Radio subscription for the holiday season.

Beat the crowds and check out our Holiday Shopping Guide to bring the sound of the season to the music lover in your family, and save 20% now through Sunday, November 25th!

Happy Holidays!

~Drew

*Save 20% on everything at Yamaha MusicSoft, now through Monday, November 26th, 2012 at 12AM Eastern Time. Offer not combinable with any other promotions. This sale is not valid at the Yamaha MusicSoft European Edition.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

4 New Jazz Collection Packs at Yamaha MusicSoft!


When we released the Jazz Collection packs back in August, the response was overwhelmingly positive! That's why we've worked with our content production team to offer 4 new packs atYamaha MusicSoft this week!

Each song works with the score and tempo features of Yamaha instruments. Accurate scores for the left and right hand piano parts, and the ability to slow down the song while practicing make it easier than ever to learn to play Jazz! You can even practice each hand separately to help you learn the chord fingerings at your own pace.

Our latest Intermediate and Advanced Jazz Collection Packs feature Jazz Standards including Moonlight Serenade, Nica's Dream, Summertime, My Funny Valentine, and more!

Check out the demonstration videos below, or visit Yamaha MusicSoft to hear MP3 samples of each pack!






Yamaha's Jazz Collection Packs are available exclusively at Yamaha MusicSoft!

~Drew

Friday, November 16, 2012

The 2012 Yamaha MusicSoft Holiday Shopping Guide!

Seems like just last week we were shaking the sand out of our shoes, and here we are bracing ourselves for the holiday season. We're getting into the spirit with our annual Holiday Shopping Guide at Yamaha MusicSoft. Forget the madness of Black Friday, and browse our selection of the best Holiday Songs, Styles, Holiday PianoSoft, Sheet Music & Song Books, and other cool gifts for the music lover in your family.

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook to learn about special offers and sales through the holiday season.

~Drew

BEATLEMANIA In The NoteStar Store!


Beatles fans rejoice! We've added 10 new songs from the Fab Four, rounding out the catalog in Notestar! From the album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, we've got the title track, With A Little Help From My Friends, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, and more. Just open NoteStar on your iPad, and tap either the New Songs banner, or the Beatles artist banner to see what's new.

Check out a few of our favorites in the NoteStar preview videos below:







~Drew

Holiday Favorites Is Back On Yamaha's Piano Radio!

We are pleased to announce the return of Holiday Favorites on Yamaha's Piano Radio! Like all of our Piano Radio channels Holiday Favorites is based on our extensive catalog of holiday PianoSoft albums, offering a unique alternative to purchasing entire collections and manually building playlists or changing disks. Simply connect your keyboard, Clavinova, or Disklavier to Yamaha's Piano Radio, and get the sound of the season, 24 hours a day, seven days a week!

Check out our full list of Piano Radio Channels, learn how to connect, or subscribe today!

~Drew

Friday, October 26, 2012

Spooky Sale: Save 20% At Yamaha MusicSoft!

Halloween is one of our favorite holidays. Though it has many origins throughout the world, we enjoy the lighthearted fun of a good costume, a good scare, and a good treat. This year we're treating our customers to a Spooky Sale! Now through November 1st we're offering a 20% discount on everything sold at Yamaha MusicSoft. Check out the latest Yamaha Premium Styles, Premium Packs & Voices, MIDI Songs, and PianoSoft, or try one of the new Audio Backing Tracks and use the savings to buy more candy!


Sale ends Friday, November 2nd at 12am EST.

Enjoy the sale and your weekend!

Drew

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Regina Spektor, Cher Lloyd, Justin Bieber, & More New Songs In NoteStar!

10 more new songs grace the catalog of NoteStar's Full Band With Vocals Series. Like all songs in this series, you'll find professional audio backing track and separate keyboard reference and lead vocal audio tracks, all of which can be muted. Now you can play and sing along with the Mandy Moore, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, and so many more of your favorite artists! Just open NoteStar or visit the NoteStar YouTube page to check out previews of the new titles!

If you haven't installed NoteStar yet, remember: The app is completely free, and when you register NoteStar with Yamaha, your first song is on us!

All of the previews are in the playlist below. Check them out!






~Drew

Halloween Hits On Yamaha's Piano Radio!

It's almost Halloween, and we're celebrating with our Annual Halloween Hits Channel on Yamaha's Piano Radio! From now until the end of October, Halloween Hits will be available 24/7 on your Yamaha Disklavier, Keyboard, or Clavinova. Halloween Hits features everything from lighthearted Halloween favorites like the "Theme From The Addams Family" and "Monster Mash" to some truly haunting compositions like Bach's "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor" and "Funeral March Of A Marionette"(theme from Alfred Hitchcock Presents). Plus, the Halloween Hits channel is peppered with eerie haunted house interludes and sound effects, adding a little fun and fright to your listening experience. It's the perfect soundtrack for costume making, pumpkin carving, and Halloween partying, and it's only available on Yamaha's Piano Radio!

Here's a taste of what you can expect to hear on the new Halloween Hits Channel:

Monster Mash

Theme from Harry Potter and the Socerer's Stone

~Drew

Friday, October 12, 2012

New PianoSoft- Best New Pop & The Best of Al Jarreau!

Best Friday EVER! The PianoSoft catalog has been updated with two fresh collections: The Best of Al Jarreau and Best New Pop. The former features 12 of Al Jarreau's greatest hits, performed by the inimitable Tom Zink. From "Ain't No Sunshine" to "Let's Stay Together", they're all here. The Best New Pop earns it's title with huge hits including Taylor Swift's "Back to December", Justin Beiber's "Baby", and Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi". With PianoSoft, you're inviting a virtual pianist into your home to recreate these masterful arrangements note-for-note on your Yamaha instrument!

Check out the previews below, and see what else is new at Yamaha MusicSoft!

Rolling in the Deep
Adele
From "The Best New Pop"

Let's Stay Together
Al Jarreau
From "The Best of Al Jarreau"

The latest PianoSoft collections are available only at Yamaha MusicSoft!

~Drew

Friday, October 5, 2012

New Premium Styles: 70s Pop Latin Disco and 70's Slow & Easy!

Get your bell bottoms out of the closet, because we've just released two new Premium Styles inspired by big hits of the Super 70's! First up is 70's Pop Latin Disco, which is cleverly inspired by one of Barry Manilow's most popular tunes: "Copacabana"! Next we've got something new for the slow dance fans- 70's Slow & Easy- which nods at Eric Clapton's "Wonderful Tonight".

Check out the video demos below, or browse the entire catalog of Yamaha Premium Styles!

70s Pop Latin Disco


70s Slow & Easy


Yamaha Premium Styles are available exclusively at Yamaha MusicSoft and Internet Direct Connection.

~Drew

Friday, September 28, 2012

New Piano Radio Channel: Auf Deutschland!

A while back we asked our Piano Radio subscribers about the kind of channels they'd like to see in the coming months. The feedback we received was excellent, and we're proud to release a channel devoted to the most brilliant German composers of all time: The new Auf Deutschland channel, only on Yamaha's Piano Radio. Look for compositions from all the greats, including Schumann, Brahms, Bach, Mendelssohn, and so much more!

Check out some samples of the beautiful piano arrangements that are included in this exciting new channel:

Allemande
From the PianoSoft collection The Virtuoso Bach


Brahms Four Piano Pieces Op. 119-1, B minor
From the PianoSoft collection Romantic Revolutionaries


Andante in D Major
From the PianoSoft collection Newport Music Festival 2008: Mozart & Mendelssohn

If you haven't used Piano Radio before, it's easy to get connected! Check out our comprehensive connection guide for step by step instructions, and listen to gorgeous piano music at home today!

~Drew

Katy Perry, Maroon 5, Usher, and More New Songs in NoteStar!

We've added 10 new songs to the Full Band With Vocals Series in NoteStar today! The songs in this series feature a professional audio backing track and separate keyboard reference and lead vocal audio tracks. Each of the aforementioned tracks can be independently muted for practice or to provide a unique in-the-band performance experience, with or without vocals. Play and Sing along with the likes of Train, Norah Jones, Amy Winehouse, Shania Twain and so many more of your favorite artists! Just open NoteStar on your iPad and tap the "New Songs" banner to preview the latest titles!

If you haven't installed NoteStar yet, remember: The app is completely free, and when you register NoteStar with Yamaha, your first song is on us!

Here's a few previews featuring some of our favorite new titles:










~Drew

Friday, September 21, 2012

NEW! The Entertainer Pack Expansion Styles & The Entertainer Pack Bundle

The Entertainer Pack is the perfect and popular solution for entertainers, duos and bands. For this best-selling Tyros4 Premium Voice Pack, we are now offering a fantastic expansion: 30 new Styles featuring genres such as the famous German Schlager and Volksmusik, which all benefit from the first-rate voices of the original Entertainer Pack. The musical variety is vast, from Party Rock to 70s Schlager, Malle Polka, Italo Power Ballad, Modern Samba , Karneval Marsch to Fantasy Fox, Schlager Disco and many others. This extraordinary Entertainer Pack Style Expansion really reflects all the significant German songs and musical styles from the last 50 years. A Must-Have for any owner of the original Entertainer Pack.

If you have already purchased the original Entertainer Pack, you can simply purchase and download the new Expansion Styles. If you haven't bought the original pack, you can take advantage of the new Entertainer Pack Bundle, which includes the original pack and the 30 new expansion styles. The new expansion styles are not usuable without the original Entertainer Pack.

Check out the preview videos below:

Entertainer Pack Style Expansion Demo #1


Entertainer Pack Style Expansion Demo #2



Yamaha Premium Packs & Voices are available Exclusively from Yamaha MusicSoft!

~Drew

Friday, September 14, 2012

6 New PianoSoft Albums at Yamaha MusicSoft!

Have you ever wished that you could invite an expert pianist into your home to perform your favorite songs on a moment's notice? PianoSoft allows you to do just that! PianoSoft features recreations and interpretations of your favorite songs performed by some of the most talented pianists in the world today; played note-for-note on your Yamaha Disklavier, Clavinova, or Keyboard. This week we're releasing 6 new collections, covering a variety of genres, from classical to pop and beyond!

Listen to samples of all 6 new collections below, or visit Yamaha MusicSoft to browse the entire catalog!

Georgia on my Mind
From the PianoSoft collection "Floyd Cramer- Georgia on my Mind"

Fooled Around and Fell in Love
From the PianoSoft collection "You Are So Beautiful- Songs for Lovers"
Que Paso From the PianoSoft collection "The Artistry of Philippe Saisse"
Odeon From the PianoSoft collection: "Alfredo Cardim: Brazilian Nights"
Lost in Your Eyes From the PianoSoft collection "One Moment in Time: Songs of the 80's"
The Maiden's Wish From the PianoSoft collection "Inna Faliks in Concert"

PianoSoft and so much more is available exclusively from Yamaha MusicSoft!

~Drew

Friday, August 31, 2012

Yamaha MusicSoft Drops A Big Batch Of New MIDI Songs!

We've just added nearly 30 new MIDI Songs to our catalog at Yamaha MusicSoft! Check out a variety of songs that span genres and decades. You'll find new additions from modern pop stars like Adele, to classics from The Go-Go's, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, ABBA, and so much more. If you haven't used MIDI Songs with your Yamaha instrument, check out our MIDI Workshop Video Series for some helpful tips to get you started.

The new songs are on the first page of our catalog, or you can check out the links below:

Rumour Has It
Adele

Desperado
The Eagles

You Belong to the City
Glen Frey

House of the Rising Sun
Frijid Pink

For What It's Worth
Buffalo Springfield

Head Over Heels
The Go-Go's

A Big Hunk o'Love
Elvis Presley

We're Not Gonna Take It
Twisted Sister

The Weight
The Band

Why Can't We Be Friends?
War

Angel
Sarah McLachlan

Yamaha Midi Songs are available exclusively from Yamaha MusicSoft and Internet Direct Connection.

Enjoy the long weekend!

~Drew

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

POP! New Yamaha Premium Styles at Yamaha MusicSoft

We wanted to end the summer with a bang, but we'll have to settle for a POP! New in the Premium Style catalog are two fantastic Pop Styles, boasting all the versatility and expert programming that goes into the content that is pre-installed on all of Yamaha's best keyboard instruments! 60s Pop Rumba nods gently to the Temptations, while 70s Retro Pop has The Rubettes' "Sugar Baby Love" written all over it!

Check out the video demonstrations, or head to Yamaha MusicSoft to browse the entire catalog of Yamaha Premium Styles!

70's Retro Pop



60's Pop Rumba




Yamaha Premium Styles are available exclusively from Yamaha MusicSoft and Internet Direct Connection.

~Drew

Friday, August 24, 2012

Madonna, The Monkees, The Kinks, and New Orleans Blues in New PianoSoft!

We're wrapping up this week with four brand new PianoSoft collections at Yamaha MusicSoft! Fans of pop music will have plenty of new songs to listen to, with an entire collection of Madonna's biggest hits! The Kinks and The Monkees each have new PianoSoft tributes, while a collection of traditional blues songs from New Orleans rounds out this batch of new releases. If you've never listened to PianoSoft before, you can download a free song from Yamaha MusicSoft and hear the note-for-note recreations of wonderful piano performances with the signature sound of your Yamaha instrument! Check out some samples of this week's new releases, or head over to Yamaha MusicSoft to browse our entire catalog.

"Open Your Heart"- From the PianoSoft collection "Material Girl"
"Daydream Believer"- From the PianoSoft collection "Hey, Hey, They're The Monkees!"

"Lazy On A Sunny Afternoon"- From the PianoSoft Collection "You Really Got Me- The Best of The Kinks"

"King Porter Stomp"- From the PianoSoft collection" Way Down Yonder in New Orleans"


The new PianoSoft albums are available exclusively from Yamaha MusicSoft.

Have a great weekend!
~Drew

Thursday, August 16, 2012

New Songs In NoteStar Version 2.0!



We're excited to release nearly 100 new songs in the NoteStar store! If you enjoy the traditional NoteStar experience, you'll be glad to know we've added 50 new songs to the "Full Band With Vocals" series, featuring big hits from Billy Joel, Coldplay, Taylor Swift, and more! Fans of the Full Band Series can browse over 40 new songs that cover a diverse set of genres and styles: everything from J.S. Bach and Debussy, to Duke Ellington and Elton John!

Check out the entire catalog, or open your iPad, and tap "new releases" to see all the new songs.

If you haven't heard about the new features of NoteStar version 2.0, our friend and colleague Craig Knudsen recently sat down and made a lovely demonstration video. Check it out!



                        


~Drew

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Premium Latin Voice Pack for the Tyros4!

We are pleased to announce the latest Premium Voice Pack for Tyros4: the Latin Voice Pack! The pack boasts 25 expertly sampled voices that a wide range of traditional Latin instruments; showcasing a variety of dynamic Latin Guitars, Octave Pianos, Bandolims, Cavaquihnos, and two complete Brazilian inspired drum kits! The authenticity spreads to the 10 included Styles, featuring Samba, Cha Cha, Merengue, Salsa, Bachata, Bossa Nova, and Bolero rhythms. 2 Sets of Registrations, 2 Demo Songs and 3 Multi-Pads complete this impressive pack! Check out the demonstration videos below, or head to Yamaha MusicSoft to spice up your Tyros4 with a little Latin flavor!

Flamenco Guitar Voice Demonstration from the Latin Premium Voice Pack



Latin Piano Voice Demonstration from the Latin Premium Voice Pack



Slow Bossa Style Demonstration from the Latin Premium Voice Pack



Samba 1 Style Demonstration from the Latin Premium Voice Pack



Salsa Style Demonstration from the Latin Premium Voice Pack




Yamaha Premium Packs and Voices are available exclusively from Yamaha MusicSoft!

~Drew

New Premium Styles! They're Pop! They're Rock! They're British!

Our Premium Style catalog is having a little "British Invasion" this week! With a nod to instrumental 60's guitar pop and modern stadium pop rock inspired by one of the biggest bands in the world; there's a lot of musical flexibility with these new additions. Check out the demonstration videos, or head to Yamaha MusicSoft to browse the entire catalog of Yamaha Premium Styles!


60's Guitar Brit Pop
Rock out in the style of the Shadows with this driving new Style. A solid bass guitar holds down the quarter notes with a back beat that just doesn't quit. Play your solos with featured voices that include a vintage lead, and vintage muted lead guitar, realistic string section, and a sweet harmonica!



2010's Brit Rock Pop
Inspired by Coldplay's smash hit Paradise, this Style has a serious groove that is perfect for slow improvisation. Featured voices include a vintage lead guitar, warm string section, organ, and grand piano.



Yamaha Premium Styles are available exclusively from Yamaha MusicSoft and Internet Direct Connection.


~Drew

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Act Fast To Get 3 Free Songs When You Download Song Chords!

Time is running out to get 3 FREE songs when you download Yamaha's Song Chords App for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch! Song Chords is perfect for aspiring keyboard and guitar players who want to practice or perform with a backing band, on stage or at home. The app features a 16 track mixer, a player with easy-to-read chord symbols that change in sync with the music, and chord dictionaries for both keyboard and guitar. Now through the end of August, you'll find the songs Fortunate Son by Creedence Clearwater Revival, Lovers in Japan by Coldplay, and Hard Day's Night by the Beatles pre-installed and ready to play when you download the app!

Check out a quick demo of Song Chords v1.2, visit the app store to download it today!




~Drew

*Song Chords is only available on the US App Store.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

NoteStar Version 2.0 Available Now On The App Store!



The new version of NoteStar gives you more ways to experience playing along with your favorite songs. We ran a survey this past April and put your feedback into version 2.0!




What's new in this version?

Now, you can mix or mute vocal tracks to sing-along with existing "Full Band with Vocals"series songs.

2 new series of songs have been added as well!


Full Band Series
The songs in this series feature a realistic audio backing track and a separate keyboard reference audio track. Each audio track can be independently muted for practice or to provide a unique "in the band" performance experience. Check out all the new products in this series! 



Piano Solo Series
The songs in this series feature separate reference audio tracks for keyboard left and right hands. Each audio track can be independently muted for hands separate or hands together practice and performance. Check out the all the new songs in this series!



                        







Friday, August 3, 2012

Introducing Yamaha's Jazz Collection!

Attention Jazz fans! We are very excited to announce the latest addition to our MIDI catalog on Yamaha MusicSoft: Yamaha's Jazz Collection. The songs in this collection are sold in packs of four and five, and include classics like "Autumn Leaves" and jazz standards such as "Misty", "Satin Doll", and "Moanin'". All songs work with the score feature of Yamaha instruments, showing accurate transcriptions of the left and right hand piano parts! Think Jazz is too fast and hard to follow? No sweat! You can slow down the tempo to make learning the parts easier. You can also practice each hand separately to help you learn the chord fingerings at your own pace.

Packs are sold in Intermediate and Advanced skill levels. For expert players, the Advanced Pack #3 boasts nearly note-for-note transcriptions of the most famous performances of each song in the pack.

Check out the demonstration videos below, or head over to Yamaha MusicSoft to hear MP3 samples of each pack!

Yamaha's Intermediate Jazz Collection Demo


Yamaha's Advanced Jazz Collection Demo




The new Jazz Collections are available exclusively from Yamaha MusicSoft.


~Drew

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Have A Summer Cocktail Party With Yamaha's Piano Radio!

We have just released a smooth new channel on Yamaha's Piano Radio! To follow up the Sizzling Summer channel we announced at the beginning of the summer, we thought it'd be nice to offer something a little cooler; providing a soundtrack to your next cocktail or dinner party in the pleasant summer nights. Introducing, the new Cocktail Party channel on Yamaha's Piano Radio!

If you've never tried Piano Radio before, it's easy to get connected! Check out our Connection Guide, and you can be listening in minutes. Check out Cocktail Party at Channel 26, or take a look at the whole list of channels!

Here's a taste of what you can expect to hear on the new Cocktail Party Channel!

Island Girl
From the PianoSoft collection "Hits of Elton John"
Endless Summer Nights From the PianoSoft collection "Days of Summer" Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do) From the PianoSoft collection "Chain of Fools"- the Best of Aretha Franklin.

Enjoy your summer evenings while they last!

~Drew

Thursday, July 19, 2012

6 New PianoSoft Albums At Yamaha MusicSoft!

From the Beach Boys and Electric Light Orchestra, to Steely Dan and Ray Charles; there's sure to be something for every PianoSoft fan in this weeks batch of new releases! Also new to the catalog are two compilation albums, featuring Highlights from the Best 100 Songs of All Time, and I Believe- Songs of Faith! With PianoSoft, you can listen to the music you want to hear, whenever you want to hear it, only on your Yamaha Disklavier, Clavinova, or Keyboard!

Check out the previews from these outstanding new collections below, or browse our entire catalog of PianoSoft albums at Yamaha MusicSoft.

The Best of the Beach Boys- "Good Vibrations" Wouldn't It Be Nice?

"Bodhisattva"- Best of Steely Dan
Reeling In The Years

Hits of Electric Light Orchestra
Mr. Blue Sky

Tribute to Ray Charles
Hit The Road Jack

Highlights from the Best 100 Songs of All Time
Dream On- Aerosmith

I Believe- Songs of Faith
Morning Has Broken- Cat Stevens


These new PianoSoft collections are available exclusively from Yamaha MusicSoft!

~Drew

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Balkan&Turkey Voice Pack For Tyros4!

The Balkan & Turkey Pack for Tyros4 highlights the unique and traditional music of Southern European countries. The pack features solo instruments like accordion, flute, clarinet, oboe and bagpipe together with stringed Buzukis, Tamburas, Baglamas, Uds or cimbalom. Typical percussion sets and drum instruments compliment the numerous styles, which were created to represent the most authentic oriental rhythms- including many in odd time signatures. The pack was created by our friends at Yamaha Central Europe, and is the first Voice & Style Expansion Pack exclusively for the Tyros4! The Balkan & Turkey Pack boasts 75 fantastic voices, and 50 Styles in addition to 10 Registrations and 2 Demo Songs!

Check out the demonstration videos below:

Balkan&Turkey Pack Demo #1


Balkan&Turkey Pack Demo #2



The new Balkan&Turkey Pack for Tyros4 is available exclusively from Yamaha MusicSoft!

~Drew

Friday, July 6, 2012

New Premium Styles: MOR Waltz & 00's Dance Pop!

This week we're releasing some Premium Styles in the Easy Listening, and Dance/Electronic catalogs! For fans of pop artists like Rhianna or Britney Spears, we've added 00's Dance Pop, which is more than enough to get the party started! MOR Waltz was designed to satisfy customers who've asked for more sweet and lofty waltz styles, so we hope you enjoy it!

Check out the demonstration videos below, or take a look at our entire catalog!

MOR Waltz
MOR Waltz is beautiful and lush! Light percussion moves the style along with a gentle tempo, offering plenty of time and space to introduce melodies. Speaking of melodies, you can craft yours using horns, big strings, piano, and orchestral flute in the one touch settings.



00's Dance Pop
This Style features a driving "four on the floor" back beat that grows in intensity and complexity over 4 variations. It's pretty much perfect for any modern dance track, with featured voices that include a variety of synth leads and chord "pads", and a nice bright piano.




Yamaha Premium Styles are available exclusively from Yamaha MusicSoft and Internet Direct Connection!

~Drew

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Summer Sale! Save 20% At Yamaha MusicSoft & Internet Direct Connection!

There's something about the sun that makes everything seem possible. Warm weather and a good afternoon to enjoy it is a perfect combination to give us something to look forward to. In the spirit of positivity, and in celebration of our favorite season- we're offering a 20% discount on all PianoSoft, MIDI Songs, Styles, Sheet Music, Accessories, and more at Yamaha MusicSoft and Internet Direct Connection!

Now that the kids are home from school, there's no better time to sit around the piano and have fun with your family and friends. Start the summer off right and enjoy the savings, now through Sunday, July 1st!

Have an awesome summer!

~Drew

*Summer Sale excludes Voices, Piano Radio, and all other subscription services. Offer cannot be combined with other promotions. Sale ends July 2nd 12AM EST. Offer not valid at Yamaha MusicSoft European Edition.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Songs of America on Yamaha's Piano Radio!

Just a short week away from Independence Day in the United States, and we're celebrating with our annual Songs of America channel on Yamaha's Piano Radio! For a limited time, you can enjoy a collection of music that has inspired a nation of millions, and spans decades of American musical history. From show tunes like "Oklahoma" and "Swanee" to classic tributes such as "Georgia on My Mind" and "Philadelphia Freedom"; Songs of America is packed with great American music that is as diverse as the country that fathered it. Remember: Yamaha's Piano Radio streams commercial-free music to your instrument 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Let Piano Radio set the soundtrack to your 4th of July barbecue!

Here are a just a few of our favorite songs from the Songs of America channel!

Battle Hymn of the Republic from the PianoSoft collection Celebrate America!


California Dreamin' from the PianoSoft collection California Dreamin'- A Mamas & Papas Collection


Philadelphia Freedom from the PianoSoft collection The Best of Elton John.



Check out a complete list of channels that are currently available, or learn how to get connected today!

~Drew

Friday, June 22, 2012

Tyros4 Premium Synth Pack: Tribute To The Eurythmics!



The performance in the video shown above was created using only the Tyros4 Arranger Workstation, the new Vintage Synth Premium Voice Pack, and the incredible vocal talent of Mica Fisher! This video is shot in the style of "video songs", which means everything you hear can also be seen in the video, even if only for a second. Check it out!

Yamaha Premium Packs & Voices are available exclusively from Yamaha MusicSoft!

~Drew

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Brand New Songs At Yamaha Online Services!

It's an exciting week for new releases! We've just dropped a handful of brand new Yamaha MIDI songs on Yamaha MusicSoft and Internet Direct Connection. We're always trying to fill the gaps in our catalog, by adding new songs from modern artists, while expanding the offerings from the singers and bands that our customers already love.

If you're new to MIDI songs, find out how you can use them by watching some of our videos over at the Yamaha MusicSoft YouTube Channel, If you have an idea for a song or a question about MIDI, swing by our FaceBook page and ask us! We're happy to help!

Check out what's new, or browse the entire catalog of Yamaha MIDI songs!


Sugar, Sugar
The Archies


You Give Good Love
Whitney Houston


The Loco-Motion
Little Eva


Save Tonight
Eagle-Eye Cherry


Home
Diana ross


Dream A Little Dream Of Me
The Mamas & The Papas


Somebody To Love
Jefferson Airplane


Carey
Joni Mitchell


What Makes You Beautiful
One Direction


The Cisco Kid
War


These new MIDI songs and so many more are available exclusively from Yamaha MusicSoft and Internet Direct Connection!

~Drew

Coldplay, Norah Jones, and Frankie Valli in New PianoSoft!


Three solid collections hit the PianoSoft catalog this week, and we're confident that fans of pop music from the past, present, and future will be thrilled! Featuring a complete collection of Coldplay's biggest hits, the mellow piano style of Norah Jones, and a tribute to the one and only Frankie Valli! All three albums contain beautiful performances by some of Yamaha's best pianists and are available exclusively from Yamaha Musicsoft!


Viva La Vida- The Best of Coldplay
9 Outstanding performances of some of Coldplay's biggest hits make this collection essential to the modern pop fan. Coldplay is one of the biggest bands on the planet, and they take 2 Yamaha upright pianos everywhere the play! Featuring Yellow, Trouble, The Scientist, and more!

Clocks

Yellow


Don't Know Why- Hits of Norah Jones
Norah Jones took the music world by storm in 2002 when she won 5 Grammy awards for her debut album entitled Come Away With Me. Now you can celebrate her timeless music in your home, with a collection of 10 of her most popular songs! Featuring the smash hit Don't Know Why, Nightingale, and more!

Don't Know Why

Seven Years



Walk Like A Man- Hits of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
A quintessential collection of big hits from the early sixties. Fans of Jersey Boys are sure to find something to sing about with these outstanding arrangements!

Previews for the Frankie Valli collection are coming soon. For now, enjoy this performance of Walk Like A Man:



Enjoy the music!

~Drew

Friday, June 8, 2012

Song Chords v1.2 Released! More Songs, More Fun!


That's right. We've just released version 1.2 of Song Chords for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch! With the new version, we've updated the player to support more MIDI songs, and as a bonus: we've added 200 brand new songs to the shop! We've also updated the app to support longer battery life. The best part about version 1.2 is that now you'll get 3 FREE SONGS when you download the FREE APP! That's a lot of FREE!

Song Chords is only available in the App Store in the US for now. Hopefully we will be able to release Song Chords in other countries soon. I sat down with the Song Chords, a CLP Clavinova, my iPad, and Yamaha's new THR amplifier (which is so awesome) to play one of the new free songs, A Hard Day's Night by the Beatles. Check out the video below:



Let us know how you like the app! Have a great weekend!

~Drew