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SLG200 Silent Guitars

SLG200 Silent Guitars

SLG200 Silent GuitarsYamaha’s innovative SLG200 Silent Guitars provide professional sound and feel that is perfect for travel, stage, and studio. The state-of-the-art design includes a satin mahogany neck profile, rosewood/maple top bouts, easy-access control panel, onboard tuner, and six-crystal under-saddle piezo pickup that can be blended with modeled SRT sounds with onboard reverb and chorus effects for just the right tone. The SLG200’s top bout can be removed, allowing the instrument to neatly collapse into a slim and sturdy gig bag. The Silent Guitars are available in steel or nylon versions and in three different colors.


Yamaha Honors Young Musicians

Each year Yamaha Corporation’s Young Artist Services and Band and Orchestra Division honor and encourage young musicians through the Yamaha Young Performing Artists (YYPA) Competition. Competitors submit recordings and supporting material, which are evaluated by a panel of Yamaha performing artists and celebrity musicians. Nine winners receive an all-expense paid trip to YYPA Celebration Weekend. Held June 20-23 this year, the weekend included rehearsals, master classes, social events, and workshops focused on how to establish and maintain a career in music. It culminated with a concert at Emens Auditorium, Ball State University, which kicked-off Yamaha’s Music for All Summer Symposium.

This year’s YYPA winners include: Michael Alampi (flute) Glen Ridge, New Jersey; Graeme Johnson (clarinet) Austin, Texas; Stuart Englehart (bassoon) Olmsted Falls, Ohio; Patrick Bartley, Jr., (saxophone) Hollywood, Florida; Braden Waddell (trumpet) Graham, Washington; Zachary Grass (tuba) Waynesboro, Pennsylvania; Misaki Nakamichi (drum set) Osaka, Japan; Kyle Price (cello) Worthington, Ohio; and Jae Young Kim (piano) Seoul, South Korea.

The YYPA Program underscores Yamaha’s commitment to music education and recognizes exceptional emerging jazz, classical, and contemporary musicians. This year’s featured artist was saxophonist, composer, and educator Jeff Coffin. The three-time Grammy winner and bandleader presents music clinics nationwide. Many past YYPA winners have gone on to successful careers in the music industry, including Local 77 (Philadelphia, PA) member and The Philadelphia Orchestra principal clarinet Ricardo Morales, as well as Local 33 (Tucson, AZ) member and Tucson Symphony Orchestra principal trumpet Conrad Jones.


P-115 Portable Digital Piano

Yamaha’s P-115 Portable Digital Piano

Precocious Portable

keyboardYamaha’s P-115 portable digital piano replaces its P-105 with upgraded features at an affordable price. P-115’s Pure CF Sound Engine reproduces the sound of the Yamaha concert grand with improved damper resonance and reverb effects, to allow the use of dynamics not typically available in a digital piano of this size and price range. Other upgrades include a controller app for iOS, expanded polyphony (192 notes), and 14 drum rhythms. Its aux outputs and USB port enhance connectivity. An optional furniture stand and piano-style pedal unit give it a stylish appearance. P-115 is available in black or white.