Pip Eastop, Horn player, Photographer, Trumpet player

Horn player, Photographer, Trumpet player

Posts tagged “sequencer

Using the QY70 sequencer

The QY70 is great! I’ve learned how to program it to change chords through a specific sequence and I spent about 90 minutes late into the night, cup mute firmly in, playing Locrian modes over all the X flat minor ninth chords.

The Bossanova setting is really nice, but there are loads of different ones I can use. It’s going to be a doddle to use. All I need now is loads of time – the problem is that it’s school holidays right now and it’s very difficult to find time to practice, apart from late into the night.


Ho-ho! Just bought a new toy on an impulse, while shopping in Chappells for music stands and an Aulos sopranino recorder for Zak (3). It’s a Yamaha QY70 “music sequencer”. A fabulous portable (tiny) box of tricks with which I can (when I’ve read he manual a few times) program accompaniments for my jazz practice. It was reduced in price by £150 with a “find it cheaper anywhere else and we’ll kill you” pledge attached to it. 

I also bought a very usful-looking book called “1001 Jazz Licks”. I’m spending a lot on all this jazz stuff. Thank goodness the cornet didn’t cost me anything!