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

James Woodcock

Freelance Journalist, Author, Blogger & Podcaster specialising in gaming and technology. Ever since he experienced the first controllable pixel movement on the television screen, he has been entranced by the possibilities and rewarding entertainment value generated from these metal and plastic boxes of delight. Writing hundreds of articles including commentary and reviews on various gaming platforms, while also interviewing well known industry figures for popular online publications.