Welcome to the #YamahaChallenge – a series of online musical conundrums devised by some of the world’s leading artists. Designed to inspire and expand the creativity of musicians at all levels of ability, it’s also a great opportunity to share your talents with a global audience.
Why not try it yourself? We’d love to see what you can do.
First up is the Contrary Motion 12 Key Modulation Challenge from 4 x Grammy Award-winning crossover jazz artist and multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier. It’s a particularly fiendish musical composition teaser to which, in his own words, there is an arguably infinite myriad of solutions.Watch video now
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Looking to develop the composer within? Here’s the 7 Day Composition Challenge set by Chick Corea - 23-time Grammy winner and keyboard virtuoso. Chick Corea has attained living legend status after five decades of creativity and artistic output; and yet his advice is simple: “If you want to become a composer, you compose – and compose as much as possible”Watch video now
Avant-garde pianist and electronic composer Francesco Tristano combines two of his fascinations, JS Bach and dance grooves in his #YamahaChallenge ‘BPM’ – Bach per Minute. "Although Bach is hundreds of years old, music has the ability to travel through space and time and be reappropriated" says TristanoWatch video now
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So far, the response has been amazing with almost 1000 videos and counting posted with the hashtag #YamahaChallenge, all from musicians eager to share their own unique take on the challenge. Make sure to post your video using #YamahaChallenge and with a bit of luck your post will be featured in our gallery.