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

Friday, June 1, 2012

Totally 80's Premium Styles! Reggae & Pop!

We couldn't be more excited about our latest additions to the Premium Style catalog! Both of the new Styles are inspired by incredible hit songs from the 1980's, though endlessly versatile. We're adding mid-tempo reggae, and 80's "mall-rock" to the catalog, which should give fans of pop music some great new rhythms to play around with. It's great timing for these new Styles, as they are entirely complimentary to the new Premium Vintage Synth Pack for Tyros4, but with the pre-programmed one touch settings for voices, these new Styles sound amazing in all compatible Yamaha keyboards! That's because Yamaha Premium Styles are programmed by the same team that creates the factory installed Styles and Voices that make Yamaha an industry leader in high quality sound and keyboard instruments!

Check out the demonstration videos and detailed descriptions below:

80's UK Reggae
Inspired by UB40's smash hit; Red Red Wine, this Style has a wonderful mid-tempo reggae feel. The variation of rhythms keep things interesting, adding hand claps, and a solid kick drum to keep your song moving. Featured voices include chorus guitar, organ, steel drum, and a brass section.



80's Teen Pop
This Style has Tiffany written all over it. Perfect for her quintessential hit song I Think We're Alone Now, this style is upbeat and bouncy. The rhythm builds throughout the variations until it reaches the apex of 80's dance party groove! Featured voices included a couple of great synths, a string section, and the Yamaha grand piano!




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

~Drew