Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Tips For New Instrument Owners - Update

Congratulations on owning your instrument!

Today is always a good day to start a musical journey.  As the music store of the 21st century, Yamaha MusicSoft is the place to enjoy your Yamaha instrument to its full potential.

Here's a step-by-step list of tasks to get up and running.

1. Register Your Instrument.

If you are looking for your free song book for purchasing your instrument, you must register it online.

2. Save or Print the User Manuals and Check For Instrument-Specific Software to Download

Click here to visit the Downloads Library.  Select your country, then search by Model Name.

3. Register at Yamaha MusicSoft.com

Click here to get started!  The store has a gigantic selection of downloadable products that work with your instrument.  There are three things to know when you shop at Yamaha MusicSoft:

  1. Your Instrument
  2. The Song or Artist You Like
  3. The Product We Sell
We are here to help your journey!  Click here to learn how to get started.  Contact us with help, product ideas, free downloads, and the latest news and deals!

No matter what you want to do with your instrument, Yamaha can help.  If you have more questions about your instrument or registration, visit www.yamaha.com 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 by clicking here.

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

Thursday, June 9, 2016

How To Turn Your Keyboard Into a Piano Music Player

Back in November, we posted on Turning Your Keyboard into a Piano Jukebox.

Like most technology, things change fast.

If you have an instrument that has a “USB TO DEVICE” port, you can turn your keyboard into a music player. This means instruments with an input for USB flash drives (also called “thumb drives”). Popular models include PSR-E443Tyros5Clavinova CLP-535 and Clavinova CVP-705.

Here's what to do:

  1. Purchase a title from the Yamaha’s online PianoSoft catalog. “Solo PianoSoft” is the best bet for insured compatibility, but you’ll also find piano music with background tracks, called PianoSoft Plus, that work on select Yamaha instruments. Be sure and choose your model in the instrument selection box (highlighted in red below) while browsing to see compatible titles.

  2. After purchasing, your title will be available for “download.” You can either download it right away from your final checkout screen, or download it later from your account.

  3. Like any file that is downloaded from the internet, it will be stored on your computer. When you click the download button, pay attention to where the file is being saved since you will need to find it again in the next step. Often, customers simply save it to their desktop screen for easy retrieval.  
  4. Insert a USB flash drive (also called a thumb drive) into your computer. 
  5. Find the downloaded PianoSoft file on your computer and copy (drag) it to the USB flash drive.  
  6. Remove the USB flash drive from your computer and insert it into your keyboard’s USB port. This port may be on the front or the back of the instrument, depending on your model.

  7. Use your instrument’s display menu to locate the USB drive and select the title.

  8. Now you can interact with the song just like the other built-in songs on your instrument. Play, pause, rewind, transpose, speed up and slow down – or just listen! Yamaha’s library of PianoSoft music can offers endless ways to enjoy your instrument. And don’t forget to check out all the other great products from YamahaMusicSoft.com!