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Using A Computer And MIDI With Your Electone

Wednesday 9th February

More and more Electone owners are using computers these days and many want to know more about using a computer for various music functions, particularly with the Electone.

Mike Perryman’s book will fully explain MIDI in an easy-to-understand way and show you how you can use it to advantage with your Electone. He will also introduce you to various music applications, such as sequencing programs to record your performances and play them back. He will also show you how to use utility programs that will enable you to do things you have never dreamt of doing with the Electone be... Read more.

Yamaha EL User Guides...

Tuesday 8th February

The Yamaha EL range of Electones proved to be way ahead of their time.  Many were sold with both professional and amateur satisfied owners.  Now,some years later, these instruments remain popular and are frequently heard in concert.  A club, called the EL club, was formed, by Mike Perryman, which offered members a regular magazine and "Soundsoft" Software.

With his technical background ,in computers and MIDI, Mike very quickly became a leading name for both EL and later AR organs.  He spent many months writing his User Guides.  There are three different v... Read more.

Phil At The Palace!Phil At The Palace!

Monday 31st January

January 27th saw Phil Kelsall and his family at the Palace with HRH Prince Of Wales to receive his M.B.E for his services to music.

Phil is pictured here with his family after the ceremony. Well done Phil!

650lbs Grand Piano Mysteriously Appears On Florida Sandbar...650lbs Grand Piano Mysteriously Appears On Florida Sandbar...

Sunday 30th January

A 650lbs grand piano has mysteriously appeared on a sandbar in Miami's Biscayne Bay - and no one appears to be coming Bach for it!

The piano was placed at the highest point along the sandbar, about 200 yards from shore, so that it doesn't disappear underwater during high tide.

But who put it there - and, almost more importantly, why - remains unknown.

It could have come from one of the condominiums that line the shore of the bay - or it could have come from further afield.

The one thing authorities do know is that unless the instrument turns from a mino... Read more.

Preston Community Concerts - New Venture by Elizabeth Harrison

Monday 17th January

Starting this month, Elizabeth Harrison is organising a series of charity concerts under the name of 'Preston Community Concerts'.

Following the sad news that the Top Note Organ Society in Leyland is to close, Elizabeth decided that it was important to keep music live in the Preston and Leyland areas. In aid of St Catherine's Hospice, on Monday 24th January 2011, 8pm start, Blackpool Tower Organist John Barnett will be performing at Midge Hall Methodist Church, Longmeanygate, Midge Hall, Leyland, PR26 6TD.

The venue is superb, cosy, warm and comfortable with excellent parkin... Read more.

Suprise M.B.E Celebrations For Len Rawle...Surprise M.B.E Celebrations For Len Rawle...

Monday 10th January

Sunday 9th January saw a tribute being made to Len Rawle to congratulate him on being awarded an M.B.E in the Queen's New Years Honours List.

Organised by Friends Of Rye leader, Richard Moore, the afternoon included a slide show with over 100 pictures and messages from artistes and organisers from all over the world offering their congratulations.  Specially invited guests enjoyed a lovely afternoon alongside Len who knew nothing about it!

Well done to all involved and once again Len, congratulations!

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