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Yamaha Offers App-Solute Keyboard Control

  (January 21, 2012)

Anaheim, Calif. (PRWEB) January 21, 2012

Yamaha debuts new apps for iPad and iPhone that help keyboard players get the most out of their instruments: NoteStar, a digital sheet music application for iPad; Song Chords, an application for iPhone that provides interactive songs with built-in chord charts, Page Turner; an application for iPad with wireless page-turning ability for the Yamaha EZ-220 keyboard and Scale Tuner, an application for iPad and iPhone that allows users to change the tuning of a compatible Yamaha keyboard.

Experience these new Yamaha Apps in action at the 2012 NAMM Show, January 19-22, 2012, on the Yamaha Keyboard App Stage in the Anaheim Marriott Marquis Ballroom.

Yamaha is committed to enhancing our users experience through a variety of means, says Dane Madsen, Yamaha Digital Piano Marketing Manager. This range of new apps will help to make practice and performance easier, inspiring players to take their game to the next level."

NoteStar is Yamahas app for iPad designed to provide keyboard players with the experience of playing with their favorite songs with a real band. The app provides smooth flowing, easy-to-read sheet music accompanied by real backing bands and vocals. NoteStar is a free download from the App Store and each song sells for $3.99 USD. It is available immediately in 28 countries including the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

Yamaha's Song Chords for iPhone provides interactive songs with built-in chord charts, a chord leadsheet/dictionary and a music store. Players can use the songs to practice by themselves, fill in for a missing band member at a rehearsal or augment a live performance. Users that are unsure how to play a certain chord can use the built-in chord dictionary for guitar and keyboards. Song Chords will be available in February 2012.

Page Turner is a digital sheet music application for iPad with wireless page turning capability for the Yamaha EZ-220 keyboard. When coupled with the EZ-220s Guide feature, users can practice at their own pace and the pages will always turn at the right time. The wireless capability requires no extra setup and no special accessories. Just download the Page Turner app, launch it and it works! Page Turner for EZ-220 also features an audio recorder so players can record their playing and singing. Page Turner for EZ-220 is free from the App Store, and will be available in May 2012.

Scale Tuner allows players to change the tuning of a compatible Yamaha keyboard or digital piano to a variety of preset scales like Arabic or pure temperament, on their iPhone or iPad. They can also create and store their own scales. The internal piano Voice lets users confirm the scale settings without a connected MIDI keyboard. Scale Tuner is compatible with: CVP-501/503/505/509, CGP-1000, PSR-S650/S710/S910 and Tyros4. Scale Tuner is available now for free in the App Store.

To learn more about the new Yamaha Apps, write Yamaha Corporation of America, Keyboard Division, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; e-mail infostation(at)yamaha(dot)com; visit

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About Yamaha
Yamaha Corporation of America is the largest subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of musical instruments and sound reinforcement products to the U.S. market. Products include: acoustic and digital pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, band and orchestral instruments, marching percussion products, synthesizers, professional digital and analog audio products, and innovative technology products targeted to the hobbyist, education, worship, professional music, and installation markets.

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