The Beatles – The Long And Winding Road | FREE registration for Yamaha SX900 ‘mini Genos’

Chris Hammond

We’re all on a Long And Winding Road now aren’t we? Perhaps that’s why the song has been in my mind lately. The Yamaha SX900 is such a capable keyboard for when you need to save a little space (like when working from home!). I had great fun making this registration for the classic Beatles song and you can have a copy of my set-up for free.

All you need to do is send me an email at: and I’ll send you a copy which you can put on a USB stick and onto your own SX900 to have it set up just like I have in the video below. (David is doing a Genos version soon too). Or if you would like a pre-loaded USB which you can simply ‘plug & play’ into your keyboard click here.

The original version of this song was apparently very simply arranged. But the version that you’re likely familiar with has a marvelous orchestral arrangement by Phil Spector, which wasn’t to Paul McCartney’s liking as he cited it as one of the reasons for splitting up the Beatles. I dread to think what he’d make of my version! McCartney has said that the song was inspired by the dramatic landscape around his Scottish estate near Campbeltown. He said the song is “all about the unattainable; the door you never quite reach … the road that you never get to the end of”.

I’ve enjoyed having the Yamaha PSR SX-900 keyboard at home during the COVID lockdowns. For a very small keyboard it’s actually very capable, that’s one of the reasons we call it the ‘mini-Genos’. I particularly like using headphones with it. That’s not to say the speakers aren’t impressive (because they are!), it’s just that sometimes, playing while wearing a really nice set of headphones allows you more of a connection with the music. You can really get quite immersed and forget about things for a while. That’s the magic of music sometimes, isn’t it?

Chris Hammond Manager
Chris is the manager of and the driving force behind the demonstration, comparison and review videos that we feature on our website. He is responsible for overseeing all areas of the sales and marketing team, with extensive product knowledge and many years of experience as a musician and composer.
  • Hello Chris,

    Sorry a little late in my comments but computer problems at my end. Hopefully now corrected.
    Q? Can the Beatles Registration for the SX900 work okay on the SX700? If so could you send me a download so that I can save to a USB stick. This was part of my earlier problem with the computer. Not your fault.

    Q? Your new logo page heading is good but the use of small yellow numbering for your telephone contact etc is not that easy to read even on a 17″ monitor. Make larger or change the colour so that these details are more easily readable.

    Also liked the explanations of the letters PSR etc. Very knowledgeable.

    Thank you again for a good newsletter.

    Tom D

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