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Great memories of a great workshop with Dennis Alexander!

Dennis Alexander performs Tahitian Sunset. The accompaniment was created using a style, and then adding tracks with instruments to create that Tahitian mood. The instruments used were Aloha Guitar, Steel Drums, Flute, Electric Piano, and Acoustic Bass. The result is wonderful!!

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If you’re currently hesitating about the next step in your musical journey… do us a favor and go for it.

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Ellie Holdorf performs Expedition to Everest, her winning selection for the Junior 1 division at West Music's festival in Moline, Illinois.
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This is where the “ how to” blogs are posted!

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Our Yamaha Music blog has over 200 posts with tools and information to help you become a better musician. Check it out! http://spr.ly/6186DwQM8

And here's another blog that you might find helpful!

Yamaha has created a great app that can be used to wirelessly record and send audio files to your friends and family! Chord Tracker is available free of charge from the App Store for use on your iPhone or iPad. In his article, we’ll describe how to combine the power of Chord Tracker with your Yama...
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In case you don't know about the Yamaha blogs, here's one! Enjoy

Your CVP Clavinova has many fun features that allow you to record and share your music with friends and family. The Clavinova has the ability to record in several formats, including standard MIDI files, MP3s (five different resolutions) and WAV files for CD-quality recording. Because these last two....
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We cannot stress this enough - it is important to have music education in schools. #MIOSM #MusicConnectsUs

This is an amazing resource for teachers! Don’t miss it!

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Jamie Cullum's advice on learning the piano
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Learning the piano this year? Jamie Cullum has some advice for you!
“It is really possible to get quite far if you do a little bit every so often”
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The New York Times was live.

Join us at Yamaha Music USA to hear the pianist Lara Downes play from her new album, "For Lenny," a tribute to Leonard Bernstein. Performing with her is the Mac...Arthur-winning singer Rhiannon Giddens. Leave your questions for them in the comments, and The New York Times reporter Josh Barone will ask some.

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The power of music... Rest In Peace dear man
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Over the course of my 30+ year career in public relations, I've worked on a few stories that have deeply affected me personally. One such story involves an amaz...ing, generous and kind man, Johnnie Lindsey, who passed away yesterday.

After serving more than 25 years in Texas prisons for a crime he did not commit, Johnnie was proven innocent through DNA testing and freed in September 2008. He was 30 years old when he was arrested and 56 when he was freed.

In his book, "Tested," Johnnie reflects on the importance music played during his incarceration and in his survival. "After I went to prison, music was my holy grail, because whenever I felt so depressed and so low, I could always come up with a song that had meaning to me, in my life, that I could reach for that. I could sit and sing to myself for hours. Sometimes I'd sing myself 'til I cried, then I'd sing myself 'til I laughed. And music became my companion."

It was fate that Johnnie crossed paths with Deborah Simmer Beach.

They first met nearly six years ago at Metroplex Piano, where Johnnie had purchased a grand piano and came looking for piano lessons. Debbie, then an employee of Metroplex, invited him and his friends to come for an impromptu group piano lesson. Johnnie enrolled and also purchased a Yamaha Clavinova. He subsequently asked Debbie to play piano for his wedding in June 2013.

As their friendship blossomed, Johnnie asked Debbie if she could give a group piano lesson for him and his friends (also exonerated by DNA). He later asked for private piano lessons. Debbie told him about her plans to start a new music school in Dallas. Upon hearing Debbie’s plans, he felt that Debbie’s students would benefit from his Clavinova and said he would like to trade her for the new Yamaha portable keyboard she had just acquired for her program. To those in the know, this is not an even trade, but Johnny had a heart full of gold.

He then said he wanted to provide ALL the instruments needed for her school, so that students could share the gift of music. Stunned by his generosity, Debbie asked him why. He said, "Music is to life like oil and gas is to an engine. If you don't have the oil it's NOT going to run.”

Music is what kept Johnnie going through his troubled times. It helped him to get through tough times, including a bout with colon cancer. Ultimately, his well-placed philanthropy helped Debbie’s school get off the ground. Debbie is now able to bring families together through music lessons, and has provided healing benefits to people like Johnnie.

While Debbie and Johnnie came from very different backgrounds, it was their mutual love of music that joined them together, forever.

Debbie, along with Darren Speir and Hale Thomas Ryan of Metroplex are planning a tribute concert to honor this great man.

I have been so deeply touched by Johnnie, his love for music and his deep-rooted belief in supporting his community. He will be greatly missed, and I, for one, am a better person for knowing him. We should all follow his example of generosity and kindness to others.

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Johnnie Lindsey, who served 26 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, died Friday after battling liver cancer.In his last days, Lindsey,...
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Yamaha developed an AI system that translates a dancer’s motion into music.

Teachers... don’t let this pass you by! Great presenters here, and no travel is required!!

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This instrument is a blast!

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The Clavinova CSP is the world's first instrument that can scan audio songs in your music library on a smart tablet, analyze the chord structure and produce a piano score taught via interactive "Stream Lights" above each key.
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Designed to fill the room with sound, the Clavinova CLP-695GP is the most advanced CLP Clavinova yet. This piano's dynamic response is consistent and accurate i...n addition to being loaded with sampled concert grand pianos- the Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial. Not mention that it comes in two gorgeous finishes, polished ebony or polished white. http://spr.ly/6182D38sE

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POWER OF MUSIC: A brother and sister from Heber City, Utah, have gone viral with a video showing big sister Lydia strumming “You Are My Sunshine” and toddler brother Bo, who has Down syndrome, learning words by singing the song. David Muir reports. http://abcn.ws/2DhoVvn #AmericaStrong

Another performer from The East Valley Yamaha Music School, Chandler, AZ. Dec 2017

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