New ‘Tips From The Top’ Tutorial DVD Released – Produced by James Woodcock

Released today for sale is my latest tutorial DVD I have produced for the Yamaha Club with Glyn Madden.

Tips from the Top – Volume 1 is a first edition in a new series of DVDs I am creating with the Yamaha Club and Glyn Madden – covering Yamaha keyboards and digital pianos:

Yamaha artist Glyn Madden answers some of the most frequently asked questions in a treasury of hints and tips from the Yamaha Club’s archive – presented as a series of easy to follow mini-workshops and step-by-step demonstrations.

Link: Tips from the Top DVD – Volume 1

DVD Chapters:

  • Introduction
  • Playing with Style
    (Choosing part of an accompaniment style to play with your left hand – and
    'borrowing' elements from several styles to create your own 'mix and match'

    • Introduction.
    • Choosing a sound for your left hand.
    • Mixing and matching style parts.
  • Using & Creating Registrations
    (How to use the Registration Memory to create settings for new songs – and a useful way of making, saving and naming registrations based on the sheet music in your collection.)

    • Introduction.
    • Personal touch.
    • Creative use of registrations.
    • Saving and naming registrations.
  • Using Sound Effects
    (Discover where the library of sound effect voices is stored in your keyboard or Clavinova – and then add these voices to registrations or, for keyboard owners, record them into multi pads for quick access during a performance.)

    • Introduction.
    • The 'hidden' sounds in your keyboard/Clavinova.
    • Building sound effects into a performance.
  • Using Footswitches
    (How to install and set up footswitches on a keyboard – or assign specific functions to the pedals of a Clavinova – and how to use more than one footswitch at a time to control rhythm fills, breaks, and change registrations during a performance.)

    • Introduction.
    • Too many buttons!
    • Installing footswitches.
    • Using footswitches in a performance.

Total duration approx 1 hour

Yamaha PSR-1000, PSR-1100, PSR-1500, PSR-2000, PSR-2100, PSR-3000, PSR-S700 and PSR-S900 series, Tyros (1), Tyros2, Tyros3 and Tyros4 keyboards. CVP200, CVP300, CVP400 and CVP500 Series Clavinovas