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29
Jul
2013

New Yamaha DVD Tutorial: Masterclass – Produced by James Woodcock

DVD MasterclassThe latest Yamaha keyboard and digital piano tutorial DVD titled ‘Masterclass’ is now available to purchase, which was produced by myself and presented by Glyn Madden for the Yamaha Club. This is the seventh tutorial DVD I have created for the Yamaha Club and if you include the three promotional DVDs for Yamaha UK – then this is the tenth DVD total, so quite a milestone!

‘Masterclass! is the seventh title in our ‘Playing Yamaha’ series and, building on the success of the Easy Keyboard Library workshop series (featured in the Yamaha Club Magazine), the DVD sets out to show you how, with a few common sense ideas (and a bit of practice), you can turn a fairly simple lead-line and chord symbol music score into a professional sounding arrangement.

The DVD features lots of music – and lots of tips to pick up along the way. You’ll be surprised how a small change to the way you arrange and play your keyboard’s voices and styles can make a huge difference to the way it sounds.
DVD description from the Yamaha Club Shop

20
Apr
2012

Yamaha Club Tutorial DVD ‘Tips from the Top – Volume 2′ Now Available


Tips From The Top – Volume 2‘, the sixth tutorial DVD I have produced in the Yamaha Club’s ‘Playing Yamaha’ series, is now available.

18
Jan
2012

Yamaha Tyros4 Keyboard Free Performance DVD – Edited by James Woodcock [VIDEO]


In the last few months of 2011, I had the pleasure of working with the Yamaha Club in association with Yamaha UK to produce a free DVD. The DVD which is only available from select UK Yamaha dealers is currently either very low in stock or has even completely run out due to demand in the initial few months of availability.

21
Oct
2011

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

24
Jun
2011

Yamaha Club Announces Upcoming Tutorial DVDs – Presented by Glyn Madden & Produced by James Woodcock

Glyn Madden, Editor of the Yamaha Club Magazine has announced that we are both working on a new series of tutorial DVDs for owners of Yamaha keyboards and CVP Clavinova digital pianos. Titled ‘Tips from the Top’, the new DVDs will be released this year hosted by Glyn Madden and produced by myself.

In “Tips from the top”, the latest tutorial DVD from Yamaha Club, Glyn Madden presents a selection of ‘mini-workshops’ based on the wealth of material contributed to Yamaha Club Magazine by top players and teachers over the years. Essentially, this collection of hints and tips provides the answers to several frequently asked questions – with a few extra ‘good ideas’ thrown in for good measure. Our hope is that you’ll find them useful when planning new performances for your Yamaha keyboard or Clavinova.

We have created a little promotional video to introduce the series, which includes a performance by Glyn on the current flagship keyboard by Yamaha – the Tyros4.