This product should be used only with the components supplied or; a cart, When installing batteries, do not mix batteries with new, or with batteries of a rack, or stand that is recommended by Yamaha. If a cart, etc., is used, please different type. Batteries MUST be installed correctly. Mismatches or incorrect observe all safety markings and instructions that accompany the accessory installation may result in overheating and battery case rupture.
SAVING USER DATA time, remove the batteries from the instrument to prevent possible leakage • Always save data to an external device such as the Yamaha MIDI data ﬁler of the battery ﬂuid. MDF3 frequently, in order to help prevent the loss of important data due to •...
The PSR-GX76 is a sophisticated yet easy-to-use keyboard with the following features and functions: Yamaha Education Suite The PSR-GX76 features the new Yamaha Education Suite — a set of learning tools that utilize the latest technology to make studying and practicing music more fun and fulﬁlling than ever before! The Yamaha Education Suite includes: Lesson ......
• What Is MIDI? ..........67 Playing Voices ..........23 • Connecting to a Personal Computer....69 • Playing a Voice ..........23 • Controlling PSR-GX76 Playback from an External • One Touch Setting..........25 Device — External Clock ......... 70 • Transpose and Tuning........26 •...
This instantly calls up the Grand Piano voice, plus a w [MASTER VOLUME] dial special piano song and style. (See page 10.) This determines the overall volume of the PSR-GX76. !0 [METRONOME] button e [TOUCH] button This turns the metronome on and off. (See page 20.) This turns the Touch function on and off.
Panel Controls and Terminals @0 [SONG] button page 36.) In the Song mode, it is used to temporarily pause song playback. (See page 52.) This is for enabling song selection. (See page 50.) !6 [START/STOP] button @1 [STYLE] button When the Style mode is selected, this alternately starts This is for enabling style selection.
Connect one end of Power Adaptor (or other adap- tor speciﬁcally recommended the adaptor to the DC IN 10-12V jack on the rear panel of your PSR-GX76, and by Yamaha) to power your the other end to a suitable electrical outlet.
Connecting a Keyboard Ampliﬁer or Stereo System • • • • • • • • To prevent damage to the Though the PSR-GX76 is equipped with a built-in speaker system, you can also speakers, set the volume of the play it through an external ampliﬁer/speaker system. First, make sure the PSR-...
Voices Step 1 Guide GrandPno Playing the Piano Simply by pressing the [Piano] button, you can automatically reset the entire PSR-GX76 for piano play. Press the [Piano] button. Playing along with the Metronome Press the [METRONOME] button. GrandPno Play the keyboard.
Step 1 Voices Selecting and Playing Other Voices The PSR-GX76 has a huge total of 256 dynamic and realistic instrument voices. Let’s try a few of them out now... Press the [VOICE] button. Select a voice. BritePno GrandPno Play the keyboard.
Playing the Songs The PSR-GX76 is packed with a total of 105 songs, including ﬁve User songs to which you can record your own performances, plus 100 songs that not only showcase the high-quality sound of the PSR-GX76 but can also be used with the educational Les- son feature.
Step 2 Songs Recording Your Own Song Much like a multi-track tape recorder, the PSR-GX76 lets you play and record the individual parts of your own song in real time. Select the desired User song (101 - 105) for Start recording by playing a melody on the key- recording.
Simply play chords section with your left hand — and the PSR-GX76 automatically produces appro- priate bass, chord and rhythm backing. Use your right hand to play melo- dies, and you’ll sound like an entire band!
Step 3 Auto Accompaniment Looking up Chords in the Dictionary The convenient Dictionary function teaches you how to play chords by showing you the individual notes. In the example below, we’ll learn how to play a GM7 chord... Specify the chord type of the chord (in this Keys for entering Keys for entering case, M7).
Lesson 1 — Timing ..This lesson step lets you practice just the timing of the notes. Lesson 2 — Waiting ..In this lesson step, the PSR-GX76 waits for you to play the correct notes before continuing playback of the song.
Panel Display Indications The PSR-GX76 features a large multi-function display that shows all important settings for the instrument. The section below brieﬂy explains the various icons and indications in the display. Song/Voice/Style name and Touch indicator Overall indicator number, Tempo...
In song recording and playback, these indicate the sta- tus of the tracks. (See page 56.) Music Stand Insert the bottom edge of the included music stand into the slot located at the top rear of the PSR-GX76 control panel.
Portable Grand This convenient function lets you instantly call up the Grand Piano voice. Playing the Portable Grand Press the [Piano] button. • When the [Piano] button is pressed, One Touch Setting (page 25) and Touch function (page 28) is automatically turned Doing this automatically cancels any other mode or function, and resets the entire instrument for playing the special “Stereo Sampled Piano”...
Indicates current beat number TIME SIG Adjusting the Metronome Volume You can adjust the volume of the Metronome sound independently of the other PSR-GX76 sounds. The volume range is 000 - 127. Call up the Metronome Volume setting. Press the right Overall button until “MTR VOL” appears in the display.
This exciting feature lets you instantly call up a dynamic DJ voice and style for playing contem- porary dance music. Playing the DJ Press the [DJ] button. DJgame 1 Doing this automatically resets the entire instrument for playing the spe- cially programmed DJ song and voice.
There’s also a Touch Sensitivity control (page 28), which determines how the voices respond to your playing technique. The PSR-GX76 also includes special Drum Kit voices — #119 - #128 — that let you play various drum and percussion sounds from the keyboard. (Refer to the Drum Kit Voice chart on page 82.) When a voice is selected, the most suitable DSP Type (page 30) and Harmony Type (page 31) for the voice are automatically called up.
Playing Voices There are two ways to select voices: 1) directly entering the voice number with the numeric keypad, or 2) using the [+]/[-] buttons to step up and down through the voice numbers. Using the numeric keypad Enter the digits of the voice number as indicated on the panel. For example, to select voice #109, press “1”...
Playing Voices About Panel Voices and GM Voices Keep in mind that the PSR-GX76 has two separate sets of voices: 128 Panel voices and 128 GM (General MIDI) Voices. The GM Voices can also be used for optimum playback of GM-compatible song data.
DJ voices (#109 - #118) or the Drum Kits voices you to easily match the pitch of the PSR-GX76 to other instruments or singers, or (#119 - #128). play in a different key without changing your ﬁngering. The Transpose settings can be adjusted over a range of ±...
Playing Voices Change the value. Restoring the Default Tuning Value Use the numeric keypad to set the desired Tuning value (-100 - +100). To If you’ve changed the Tuning set- tune the pitch down, simultaneously press and hold the [-] button, and use ting, you can instantly restore the the numeric keypad to type in the (negative) value.
Turn the Touch function on or off as desired by pressing the [TOUCH] but- ton. Touch Sensitivity lets you set how the PSR-GX76 responds to your playing strength, allowing you to customize this expressive function to suit your own playing style.
Effects The PSR-GX76 is equipped with a wide variety of effects that can be used to enhance the sound of the voices. The PSR-GX76 has three separate effect systems — Reverb, DSP, and Harmony — and each has many different effect types to choose from.
Set the DSP Type, if desired. Use the numeric keypad or [+]/[-] buttons to set the desired DSP Type. (For • Each voice of the PSR-GX76 has a list of the available DSP Types, see page 32.) To turn the DSP effect off, its own independent DSP setting.
Harmony The Harmony section features a variety of performance effects that enhance the melodies you play when using the accompaniment styles of the PSR-GX76. A total of twenty-six Harmony types are available. Tremolo, Trill and Echo effects can be used even if accompaniment is off.
Effects Harmony Types Harmony Type Display Name Description Duet Duet Harmony types 1 - 5 are pitch-based and add one-, two- or three- note harmonies to the single-note melody played in the right hand. Trio Trio These types only sound when chords are played in the auto accom- Block Block paniment section of the keyboard.
F#2 and lower) is for the auto accompaniment function. The PSR-GX76 also features the convenient Dictionary function (page 45). Dictionary provides you with a built-in “chord encyclopedia” that teaches you how to play any chord you specify by showing you the appropri- ate notes in the display.
Auto Accompaniment Playing the Accompaniment The panel buttons below function as accompaniment controls. Pressing this button alter- Pressing this button alter- This controls the Intro nately enables and can- nately enables and can- and Ending sections. cels the bass and chord cels the Sync Start (See pages 36, 38.) accompaniment.
[TEMPO/TAP] button twice at the desired tempo. Using Sync Start The PSR-GX76 also has a Sync Start function that allows you to start the rhythm/accompaniment by simply pressing a key on the keyboard. To use Sync Start, ﬁrst press the [SYNC START] button (the beat marks all ﬂash to indicate Sync Start stand-by), then press any key on the keyboard.
Auto Accompaniment 2) Press the [INTRO/ENDING] button. Indicates Intro standby. INTRO≥A To actually start the Intro section and accompaniment, press the [START/STOP] button. Using Sync Start with an Intro section You can also use the Sync Start function with the special Intro section of the selected style. To use Sync Start with an Intro section: 1) Press the [MAIN/AUTO FILL] button —...
Auto Accompaniment Change chords using the auto accompaniment feature. Try playing a few successive chords with your left hand, and notice how the • The [ACMP ON/OFF] button can also be used to turn off and on bass and chord accompaniment change with each chord you play. (Refer to the bass/chord accompaniment page 42 for more information on how to use auto accompaniment.) while playing —...
Auto Accompaniment Sync Stop This convenient feature lets you stop (or pause) the auto accompaniment by releasing your ﬁngers from the auto accompaniment section of the keyboard. Playing the chord again restarts the auto accompaniment. This is ideal for putting dynamic breaks in your performance —...
Auto Accompaniment Changing the Tempo The tempo of style playback can be adjusted over a range of 32 - 280 bpm (beats per minute). • When accompaniment playback is stopped and a different style is selected, the tempo returns to Call up the Tempo setting.
Auto Accompaniment About the Fill-in Patterns If you press the ...a fill-in pattern ...and the Main A [MAIN/AUTO plays immediately or B section FILL] button until the end of the begins here. before beat 4... measure... 1st measure 2nd measure 3rd measure beat If you press the...
(see Single Finger Chords below). The Fingered technique is that of conventionally playing all the notes of the chord. Whichever method you use, the PSR-GX76 “understands” what chord you indi- cate and then automatically generates the accompaniment.
Auto Accompaniment Chord Name/[Abbreviation] Normal Voicing Chord (C) Display • Notes in parentheses can be Major [M] 1 - 3 - 5 omitted. Add ninth [(9)] 1 - 2 - 3 - 5 C(9) C(9) • Playing two same root keys in the adjacent octaves produces Sixth  1 - (3) - 5 - 6...
Auto Accompaniment Setting the Split Point The Split Point determines the highest key for the auto accompaniment section. The accompaniment can be played with the keys up to and including the Accom- • This setting also affects the split point for the special Split voices. paniment Split Point key.
Auto Accompaniment Dictionary The Dictionary function is essentially a built-in “chord book” that shows you the individual notes of chords. It is ideal when you know the name of a certain chord • Pressing the [Dict.] button auto- matically turns on the auto and want to quickly learn how to play it.
Auto Accompaniment Play the chord. Play the chord (as indicated in the display) in the auto accompaniment sec- tion of the keyboard. The chord name ﬂashes in the display (and a “congrat- ualtions” melody is played) when the correct notes are held down. (Inversions for many of the chords are also recognized.) Dict.
Auto Accompaniment Beautiful sounding harmonies can be built in this manner. The use of intervals and chords is one of the most important elements in music. A wide variety of emotions and feelings can be created depending on the types of chords used and the order in which they are arranged. •...
Registration Memory is a ﬂexible and convenient function that lets you instantly reconﬁgure virtually all settings of the PSR-GX76 with the touch of a single button. Simply save your favor- ite custom panel settings to one of the Registration Memory presets (up to sixteen are avail- able) for future recall.
Selecting and Playing Songs The PSR-GX76 features a total of 105 songs. These include 100 songs that showcase the rich and dynamic sounds of the instrument, and all 100 of these songs can be used with the educa- tional Lesson feature (page 60), a powerful tool that makes learning songs fun and easy. Ten of the songs are special Demonstration songs that can be played automatically by pressing the [DEMO] button.
Selecting and Playing Songs Start the selected song. Press the [START/STOP] button. As the song plays back, the measure num- • You can play along with the song ber and chords are shown in the display. using the currently selected voice, or even select a different voice for playing along.
Press the [A-B REPEAT] button. Melody Voice Change The PSR-GX76 lets you play a melody on the keyboard along with each of the songs, either with the original melody voice or one of your own selection. The convenient Melody Voice Change feature takes this one step further — it lets you replace the original voice used for the melody of the song with the panel voice of your own selection.
Selecting and Playing Songs Press and hold down the [VOICE] button for at least one second. “MELODY VOICE CHANGE” appears in the display, indicating that the selected panel voice has replaced the song’s original melody voice. MELODY V Changing the Tempo The tempo of song playback can be adjusted over a range of 32 - 280 bpm (beats per minute).
Selecting and Playing Songs Adjusting the Song Volume The playback volume of the song can be adjusted. This volume control affects only the song volume. The volume range is 000 - 127. Select the Song Volume function. Press the right Overall button, repeatedly if necessary, until “SONG VOL” appears in the display.
Song Recording The PSR-GX76 features powerful and easy-to-use song recording features that let you record your keyboard performances — using up to six independent tracks (including one track for accompaniment) — for creating your own complete, fully orchestrated compositions. You can record and save up to ﬁve User songs.
Use the numeric keypad to select the desired song: 101 - 105. If no song is • User song numbers can be manually selected, the PSR-GX76 automatically selects the ﬁrst available selected in the same way as with the voices (see page 24). You empty song number.
Song Recording Recording to a Melody Track (1 - 5) Five independent Melody tracks are provided for recording your keyboard performance. Normally, you’ll want to record these after you’ve recorded • When you are playing one of the Split Voices, the lower Voice can- the Chord track.
Song Recording Song Clear The Song Clear operation completely erases all recorded data on all tracks of a selected User song. Use this operation only when you’re sure you want to erase a song and record a new one. To erase an individual track of a song while leaving the other tracks intact, use the Track Clear operation (page 59).
Song Recording Track Clear The Track Clear operation completely erases all recorded data on a selected track of a selected User song, leaving the other tracks intact. Use this operation only when you’re sure you want to erase a track and record a new one. To erase the data of an entire song, use the Song Clear operation (page 58).
This lesson step lets you practice just the timing of the notes — any note can be used, as long as you play in rhythm. Lesson 2 — Waiting In this lesson step, the PSR-GX76 waits for you to play the correct notes before continuing playback of the song. Lesson 3 — Minus One This lesson step plays back the song with one part muted, letting you play and master the missing part yourself —...
13 Indicates that the timing is to be played as two sixteen notes. Press the [START/STOP] button to stop the Lesson. The PSR-GX76 exits from the Lesson feature automatically when the [START/STOP] button is pressed.
In Lesson 1, simply play one note repeatedly in time with the music. Regarding chords and the use of the left hand, the PSR-GX76 actually has two different types of songs: 1) songs with normal left-hand chords, and 2) songs in which the left hand plays arpeggios or melodic ﬁgures in combina-...
Song Lesson Lesson 2 — Waiting In this lesson step, the PSR-GX76 waits for you to play the correct notes before continuing playback of the song. This lets you practice reading the music at your own pace. The notes to be played are shown in the display, one after another, as you play them correctly.
Song Lesson Play the appropriate part with the song. After the lead-in, the song starts automatically, and the appropriate notes appear in the display. In Lesson 3, listen carefully to the un-muted part, and play the muted part yourself. Lesson 4 — Both Hands Lesson 4 is a “Minus One”...
Lesson songs, and just like a real teacher, it tells you how well you did each exercise. Four grades are assigned, depending on your performance: “OK,” “Good,” “Very Good,” and “Excellent.” When the Talking function (page 66) is on, the PSR-GX76 also “announces” your grade. Excellen Select the Grade function.
Talking This feature “talks” to you through the speakers, “announcing” the Grade comments as well as the titles of the Lesson steps and the names of certain functions. TALKING Select the Talking function. Press the left Overall button, repeatedly if necessary, until “TALKING” appears in the display.
MIDI Functions The PSR-GX76 is MIDI-compatible, featuring MIDI IN and MIDI OUT terminals and providing a variety of MIDI-related controls. By using the MIDI functions you can expand your musical possibilities. This section explains what MIDI is, and what it can do, as well as how you can use MIDI on your PSR-GX76.
Note, Control Change, Program Change and various other types of MIDI data, or messages. The PSR-GX76 can control a MIDI device by transmitting note related data and various types of controller data. The PSR-GX76 can be controlled by the incom-...
MIDI Functions Connecting to a Personal Computer By connecting your PSR-GX76’s MIDI terminals to a personal computer, you can have access to a wide variety of music software. When using a MIDI interface device installed in the personal computer, connect the MIDI terminals of the personal computer and the PSR-GX76.
MIDI Functions Controlling PSR-GX76 Playback from an External Device — External Clock This function allows you to “slave” the PSR-GX76 to a “master” MIDI device, so that playback of the PSR-GX76 is controlled from that device. Slave Master (MIDI device)
PSR-GX76. Essentially, this takes a “snapshot” of the PSR-GX76 settings and sends that data to the sequencer. By recording this “snapshot” at the start of the song (before any actual perfor- mance data), you can instantly restore the necessary settings on the PSR-GX76.
Local Control This function lets you enable or disable keyboard control over the PSR-GX76’s voices. This would come in handy, for example, when recording notes to MIDI sequencer. If you are using the sequencer to play back the voices of the PSR- GX76, you would want to set this to “off”...
Not all of the voices seem to sound, or the sound The PSR-GX76 is polyphonic up to a maximum of 32 notes. If the seems to be cut off. Dual voice or Split voice is being used and a style or song is playing back at the same time, some notes/sounds may be omitted (or “sto-...
Data Backup • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Except for the data listed below, all PSR-GX76 panel settings are reset to their ini- tial settings whenever the power is turned on.
Voice List GM Voice List Bank Select MIDI Voice Program Voice Name Bank Select MIDI Change# Voice Program Voice Name Ocarina Change# SYNTH LEAD PIANO Square Lead Acoustic Grand Piano Sawtooth Lead Bright Acoustic Piano Voice Lead Electric Grand Piano Crystal Honky-tonk Piano Brightness...
Style List Serial No. Style Name Serial No. Style Name 8BEAT JAZZ 8Beat Pop 1 Cool Jazz 8Beat Pop 2 Jazz Ballad 1 8Beat Uptempo Jazz Waltz 1 8Beat Standard Fusion Folkrock Swing 1 Big Band Swing Pop Rock 8Beat Medium Big Band Ballad 16BEAT Jazz Quartet...
Drum Kit List • “ ” indicates that the drum sound is the same as “Standard Kit 1”. • “ ” indicates that in the column on the immediate left. • Each percussion voice uses one note. • The MIDI Note # and Note are actually one octave lower than listed. For example, in “119: Standard Kit 1”, the “Seq Click H”...
MIDI Implementation Chart NOTE: *1 By default (factory settings) the PSR-GX76 ordinarily functions as a 16- channel multi-timbral tone generator, and incoming data does not affect the panel voices or panel settings. However, the MIDI messages listed below do affect the panel voices, auto accompaniment, and songs.
* By using an external sequencer, which is capable of editing and transmitting the system exclusive messages and parameter changes, you can select the Reverb, Chorus and DSP effect types which are not accessible from the PSR-GX76 panel itself. When one of the effects is selected by the external sequencer, “ - ” will be shown on the display.
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