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Jokes / One Heck of a Day
« Last post by Charles Hughes on January 06, 2018, 11:23:11 PM »
There I was sitting at the bar staring at my drink when a large, trouble-making biker steps up next to me,  grabs my drink and gulps it down in one swig. "Well, what are you gonna do about it?" he says,menacingly, as I burst into tears.

"Come on, man," the biker says, "I didn't think you'd CRY. I can't stand to see a man crying."
"This is the worst day of my life," I say. "I'm a complete failure. I was late to a meeting and my boss fired me.
"When I went to the parking lot, I found my car had been stolen and I don't have any insurance.
"I left my wallet in the cab I took home. I found my wife with another man . . . and then my dog bit me.

"So I came to this bar to work up the courage to put an end to it all, I buy a drink, I drop a capsule in and sit here watching the poison dissolve; and then you show up and drink the whole thing!

"But . . . enough about me. How are you doing?"
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Jokes / A man goes to the doctor ...............
« Last post by John Szczechowski on January 06, 2018, 03:10:48 PM »
A man goes to the doctor and says: 'Doctor, there's a piece of lettuce sticking out of my bottom.' The doctor asks him to drop his trousers and examines him.

The man asks: 'Is it serious, doctor?' and the doctor replies: 'I'm sorry to tell you, but this is just the tip of the iceberg.'
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General Interest / AR 100 DEMO
« Last post by Hugh Wallington on January 04, 2018, 12:12:54 AM »
I have come across this .. a DEMO of the AR 100.



Hugh
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Here's another one.  Super player, super sound!

Yamaha EL 70 Organ Foxtrot Medley - Mark Williams



Hugh
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I had come to the conclusion that the set-up of buttons must be from the Chromatic Piano Accordion, but as I have never played one (only a Piano Accordion) I had no idea how the notes were made up.  I have come across this YouTube video explaining how the "B-griff" keyboard buttons are made up from the notes on a piano.



The whole idea of having the buttons in this arrangement is so that you can get all the black and white piano notes to fit into about half the space required for a piano.  Although I have noticed that the Tyros 4 "B-griff" doesn't have any 'black' buttons, so all sharps and flats look the same as the 'white' notes.

This has answered one question for me.  The top two rows of buttons are the same as the bottom two rows of buttons, so that is why those other white buttons go down at the same time as the ones he is pressing.  And the reason for this is is to make the 'fingering' easier as you can press a higher button or a lower button to make the note sound.

Here are some more videos showing the chromatic "B-griff" keyboard being played.











I suppose that Yamaha must make the Tyros 4 with a "B-griff" keyboard as well as the "Piano" keyboard?  Maybe for the German and Swiss market?

Hugh
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Have come across this YouTube video of a Tyros 4 with a Chromatic "B-griff" keyboard.

I Can't Stop Loving You

Recorded live with only the “Yamaha Tyros 4” keyboard possibilities by Paul Huybrechts - no midifile or backing tracks.
Yamaha Tyros 4 equipped with chromatic “B-griff” keyboards.




I am completely spellbound!  What an amazing video!  Until this point I had never heard of a chromatic "B-griff" keyboard ! ?  Has anybody else heard of one of these?  When I first saw it I thought it would be 'played' like a 'button accordion'.  But notice that when he pushes the buttons down other 'buttons' go down with it.  So what exactly are his 'buttons' connecting with in the Tyros 4?

Hugh
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Useful LINKS to other Websites / Re: (Holiday related) Amusement
« Last post by Hugh Wallington on January 02, 2018, 07:05:36 AM »
Thanks for putting that up, Mac.  Haven't seen Laurel and Hardy for years!  Very comical!  Hugh
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I have had an email from our very own John Bridgett who wishes us all a very Happy New Year.  He also tells me he is about to become an AR 100 owner.  His organ arrives next Saturday.

He also sent me this:

Whilst preparing the advert for my EL90 I came across this guy I love his style of playing, I don't normally like theatre organ stuff this is amazing.

Yamaha EL70 Organ Barndance - Mark Williams


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Useful LINKS to other Websites / (Holiday related) Amusement
« Last post by Robert McMichael on December 27, 2017, 07:46:25 AM »
Around the Yuletide season in the U.S., some TV stations will rebroadcast a Laurel & Hardy movie March of the Wooden Soldiers aka Babes in Toyland.  It is presented in Operetta Style, based upon the works of Victor Herbert.

Although it has recently been colorized, the original 1934 full version can be viewed on youTube (below).




Hoping everyone is enjoying this Holiday Season.
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What I like about my AR / would change on my AR / Re: What I find infuriating
« Last post by Peter Anderson on December 22, 2017, 10:38:56 PM »
Tricky for the manufacturers to provide a facility that satisfies everyone.
Not sure how the HS Shift function operated, but the AR is programmable.  i.e. Simple advance, jump, etc.   So if it stayed on permanently, from where you had it last time, it may not always prove to be convenient.

However, what you set it to, and it must have registrations assigned to the memory buttons, then all this can be stored to disk, including your preferred setting of the shift lever.

Thinking about it, this is probably the ideal situation, but having said that, it is what we get used to.

Peter
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