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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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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”.
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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?
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