Anticipation Album #2: Hold On by James Woodcock – Full Track Preview [VIDEO]

Anticipation - James WoodcockMy album Anticipation has been available for a couple of years now and I have decided to release full length previews of all of my tracks on YouTube over the coming weeks.

‘Hold On’ is the second track from my album, which is a ballad I created for my fiancee.


Yamaha Tyros 5 Keyboard – Main Demonstration [IMAGES] [VIDEO]

Yamaha Tyros5 Keyboard
Recently I had the opportunity thanks to Roger from Roger’s Music to record the main demonstration audio from the latest flagship keyboard from Yamaha – the Tyros5.

After recording the main demo music, I decided to capture video snippets so you can see the Tyros5 from various angles as well as including some of the images provided by Yamaha.


Yamaha Clavinova Celebrates 30th Birthday – Digital Piano Range History Revealed

Clavinova 30th Anniversary
I have enjoyed Yamaha instruments for many years, in particular their keyboard & digital piano range and today Yamaha have announced that the Clavinova is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

Since 1983, Yamaha have released a variety of digital piano instruments – starting out with a very basic FM representation of sounds right up to the more modern and exquisitely captured samples taken from their elite acoustic range. It is fascinating to see, and in fact ‘hear’ how technology has progressed, the techniques used by Yamaha to evolve and adapt these hardware and software advancements over the years to bring us the performer a more realistic portrayal of a ‘real’ piano without many of the disadvantages.


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


Glyn Madden ‘Reflections’ Audio CD – Trailer Produced by James Woodcock

Glyn Madden of The Yamaha Club has created an audio CD celebrating his 40 years as a musician. Glyn asked if I would create a trailer to promote his latest release and here is the resulting video.