Thursday, February 28, 2013

I-rish You a Happy St. Patrick's Day

It's that time of year again. It's almost St. Patrick's Day and if you are lucky enough to have access to Yamaha's Piano Radio, chances are, you'll want to check out our newest St. Patrick's Celebration channel.

After perusing our catalog of Irish tunes, we put together a very special radio channel filled with our favorite Irish Reel, Hornpipe, Jigs, Lullabies and good old fashioned Irish Love Songs to help you celebrate throughout the month of March.

Here's a sneak peek at some of the songs you can expect to hear on this channel:


When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

Danny Boy

My Wild Irish Rose

And last, but not least … we'll leave you with an Irish Blessing:

Wherever you go and whatever you do, may the luck of the Irish be always with you.

What are some of your favorite songs to play in celebration of St. Patrick's Day?

~Drew

Friday, February 22, 2013

New Premium Styles: 60's Guitar Pop Shuffle & 60's Rockabilly!

Fans of 60's Pop music will be thrilled with this month's addition to the Premium Style catalog. With a nod to toe-tapping Rockabilly and a sweet 60's shuffle, these Styles should easily find a home in any repertoire. Like all Yamaha Premium Styles, these were carefully programmed by the same team responsible for the on-board Styles that are found in Yamaha's best keyboards and Clavinovas.

Check out the demonstration videos below, or head to Yamaha MusicSoft to browse the entire catalog!

60's Guitar Pop Shuffle




60's Rockabilly




Yamaha Premium Styles are available exclusively at Yamaha MusicSoft.

~Drew

Friday, February 15, 2013

Yamaha's Classical Collection At Yamaha MusicSoft!

In the tradition of Yamaha's popular Jazz Pack series comes something new for beginners and Classical fans alike. We're pleased to announce the release of 8 new Classical Collection packs at Yamaha MusicSoft. Like the Jazz Collection, each pack is focused on either beginner or advanced skill levels and contains a variety of essential works from renowned composers. All of the songs in the Classical Collection work with the score feature of Yamaha instruments, showing accurate transcriptions of the left and right hand piano parts! Tempo control makes it easy to slow down any piece for practice, aiding new musicians in the struggle to build confidence while building fundamental techniques.

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

Classical Collection Demo 1

Classical Collection Demo 2

Yamaha's Classical Collection Packs are available exclusively at Yamaha MusicSoft

~Drew

Ray Charles, Blondie, ABBA, & More New Songs In NoteStar!


Another batch of 20 new songs has been added to the ever-expanding NoteStar catalog! In addition to smash hits from big artists like Ray Charles, James Blunt, Amy Winehouse, and more; we've added new titles to the classical catalog featuring notable works from Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Bach, and Mozart.  Open NoteStar on your iPad and tap the New Songs banner in the store to browse all of the recent additions, or visit the NoteStar YouTube page to preview the new titles.







Enjoy!

~Drew

Friday, February 8, 2013

7 PianoSoft Collections Re-Released!

This week we have 7 fantastic PianoSoft collections, freshly revamped and available for download. Rock fans will be pleased to see The Best of Billy Joel, a collection of the Doors' greatest hits, and a new Country offering from George Strait. If Pop music is more your speed, check out Hits of Bette Midler, or the wonderful Women of Pop collection. Last but not least, you'll find Jazz Around the World, and The Best of Marvin Hamlisch rounding out the new PianoSoft releases with some standard fare.

PianoSoft provides outstanding note-for-note reproductions of exclusive piano performances for owners of Yamaha Disklaviers, Clavinovas, and Keyboards. It's like having a professional pianist in your home, playing the music you love whenever you want to hear it.

Listen to some of our favorite songs from this week's new PianoSoft collections, or head to Yamaha MusicSoft to browse the entire catalog!

People Are Strange from the PianoSoft collection: "Light My Fire"- The Doors
Spain from the PianoSoft collection: Jazz Around The World
Right Or Wrong from the PianoSoft collection: "I Cross My Heart"- Hits of George Strait

From A Distance from the PianoSoft collection: "Wind Beneath My Wings"- Hits of Bette Midler
Nobody Does It Better from the PianoSoft collection: "The Way We Were"- The Best of Marvin Hamlisch
Piano Man from the PianoSoft collection: The Best of Billy Joel
Open Your Heart from the PianoSoft collection: Women of Pop

These PianoSoft collections and many more are available exclusively at Yamaha MusicSoft.


~Drew

Friday, February 1, 2013

Valentine Love Notes on Yamaha's Piano Radio

We're committed to providing the best seasonal and holiday channels on Yamaha's Piano Radio, offering fresh music for our valued subscribers. Every year in early February, we warm our hearts and yours with the Valentine Love Notes channel! Owners of Yamaha Disklavier Pianos, Clavinovas, and Keyboards have access to the exclusive pleasure of listening to beautiful piano arrangements of romantic standards, ballads, and showtunes; all of which have been passionately and professionally recorded for note-for-note reproduction on Yamaha's best keyboard instruments. Like all Piano Radio channels, Valentine Love Notes is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you haven't used Piano Radio before, it's easy to get connected. Check our our Connection Guide for step-by-step instructions and helpful videos. Have a look at our Channel Guide to glimpse all that Piano Radio has to offer.

Here's a sample of the many songs you will hear on the Valentine Love Notes channel:

Let's Stay Together- From Tom Zink's "My Valentine" PianoSoft collection.


My Cherie Amour- From John Andrew Schreiner's "Memories" PianoSoft Collection.



~Drew

Train, Wings, John Denver, and More In The NoteStar Catalog!

This week we've added 20 new songs to the NoteStar store, featuring big hits from Ke$sha, Train, Bruno Mars Wings, John Denver, and so many more. For those that don't know, NoteStar offers 3 different play-along experiences that give you the power to sing and play with your favorite songs, as if you were actually in the band!


Visit the NoteStar YouTube page to preview all of the new titles, or open NoteStar on your iPad and tap the "New Songs" banner in the store to check out the new songs!







Have a great weekend!

~Drew