Thursday, January 15, 2015

Tips for New Instrument Owners

Editor's Note:  This blog post was updated on June 21, 2016.  You can find the update by clicking here.

Did you receive a new instrument over the holidays? Feeling overwhelmed by all the awesome stuff you can do with your new instrument? This blog is for you.

We know that many of you are excited to start a new musical journey this year, so we wanted to share a few tips on how to get the most out of your new instrument. This entry is geared towards customers in the United States. For tips on registration for customers outside the US, please visit this page and select your country.

Register Your Instrument
Once you the excitement of tearing the wrapping paper off your fabulous new keyboard, guitar, or other instrument has faded enough for you to get online, you can go here to sign up for a Yamaha My Account. Once you've signed in you'll be able to register your new instrument and much more.

Note: If you are US customer, you'll need to create a separate Yamaha MusicSoft account to buy MIDI Songs, Printable Sheet Music, and more from the Yamaha MusicSoft store.

Print User Manuals
If you need to view or print a copy of the user manual for your new instrument click here then select your instrument from the menus on the left of the screen.

Shop for Printable Sheet Music and More
The Yamaha MusicSoft site offers a huge selection of downloadable and printable products to go with your new instrument. The number of options can seem overwhelming, so we are highlighting a few of our universally compatible products that would be great for any new instrument owner.

Playground Sessions
This revolutionary new online keyboard learning software makes learning to play the piano fun, fast, easy, and rewarding. Co-created by music legend Quincy Jones, this software uses your favorite popular songs, videos, and great progress reports to teach proper playing technique. Sign up today!

Printable Sheet Music
Now you can instantly print sheet music for popular songs, piano exercises and much more, directly from your computer! With over 50,000 titles, our library has something for everyone. Browse now!

Custom Audio Backing Tracks
You can make your own mix with these easy-to-customize MP3 tracks. Change the levels on up to 8 separate audio tracks, recorded by live studio musicians to create an unlimited number of downloads for practice and performance. Start mixing!

No matter what you want to do with your new instrument, Yamaha can help. If you have more questions about your instrument or registration, please visit and click on the support page for your country. If you need help with Yamaha MusicSoft products, get in touch with our customer support representatives at

Best of luck as you take the next steps on your musical journey!