Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Tutorial: How To Purchase and Use Products from the New Yamaha MusicSoft




Ready to make music on your Yamaha keyboard? With Yamaha MusicSoft’s enormous catalog of customized, downloadable products you can expand your instrument and enjoy making music at a whole new level. If you’re new to our site, you may ask yourself “How exactly does this work?” In this post, you’ll learn step-by-step how to find and purchase products from our site and load them into your instrument.

Let’s start with finding a product. We’ve provided several ways to do this on our site so you have the flexibility to search in a way that best suits you.
The first question is: would you rather “Search,” “Browse,” or “Explore?”
The next question is: “What instrument do you play?”

Let’s start with the first question.

SEARCH

Using the search box is the quickest way to find a specific song by title or artist


EXPLORE

If you’ve got a new Yamaha instrument and would like a guided tour on what’s available for your instrument, click on one of the instrument images on our home page and begin your journey. 


BROWSE

Find our latest MIDI Songs or other products in just a couple clicks! Either open the menu in the upper left corner of the screen, or….


…scroll down the home page to locate the section called “Browse”.  Then browse the latest releases right on our home page. You’ll find quick links to our newest and most popular products.


WHAT’S YOUR MODEL?

No matter which way you choose to navigate our site, it’s important that you select your instrument model. This way, we can recommend the best products, customized for your specific model. Even our MIDI songs are available in several different versions which take advantage of the best sounds and other features of your instrument.


Once we know your model, you’ll see “Recommended” next to the appropriate version. :

If you don’t see a recommended version, click on the “Help Me Choose” link above the prices. This pop-up screen will help you decide which product is best for your instrument.

CHECKING OUT

Once you’ve located a desired product, add it to your cart…


Then check out using credit card or PayPal.  You will get a prompt to create a Yamaha MusicSoft account if you don’t have one already.

After checking out, you’ll see your product available for download on the Thank You page.

Don’t want to download it now? You can always retrieve it later on the “My Library” tab of the My Account page.


From here, just click “Download” and the file will download to your computer. Then you can copy the file to a USB thumb drive, and load it into your keyboard.


In future posts, we’ll go into more detail the process of navigating, downloading, and importing other files, such as Premium Packs, MIDI Songs, and Style Files to your instrument. But hopefully this article gives you a general overview of the process.  Get ready to begin expanding your musical possibilities with Yamaha MusicSoft!