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  • Page 1 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 2: Special Message Section

    Yamaha. This product should be used only with the components supplied or; a cart, rack, or stand that is recommended by Yamaha. If a cart, etc., is used, please observe all safety markings and instructions that accompany the accessory product.
  • Page 3 * This applies only to products distributed by YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA. OBSERVERA! Apparaten kopplas inte ur växelströmskällan (nätet) så länge som den ar ansluten till vägguttaget, även om själva apparaten har stängts av.
  • Page 4 • Use the specified adaptor (PA-3B, PA-3C or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha) only. Using the wrong adaptor can result in damage to the instrument or overheating. • Check the electric plug periodically and remove any dirt or dust which may have accumulated on it.
  • Page 5: Copyright Notice

    • Unless otherwise indicated, the example panel control illustrations, Keyboard illustrations and LCD screenshots are taken from the PSR-E203. ● COPYRIGHT NOTICE This product incorporates and bundles computer programs and contents in which Yamaha owns copyrights or with respect to which it has license to use others’ copyrights. Such copyrighted materials include, without limitation, all computer soft- ware, style files, MIDI files, WAVE data, musical scores and sound recordings.
  • Page 6: Panel Logos

    Yamaha’s sophisticated AWM (Advanced Wave memory) tone generation system. Yamaha Education Suite 5 The instrument 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! Supplied Accessories The PSR-E203/YPT-200 package includes the following items.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Panel logos ... 6 Supplied Accessories... 6 Setting Up Power Requirements ... 8 Connecting headphones (PHONES/OUTPUT Jack) . 9 Connecting a footswitch (SUSTAIN Jack) ... 9 Using the MIDI Terminals ... 9 Turn on the power... 9 Panel Controls and Terminals Front Panel ...
  • Page 8: Setting Up

    Be sure to do the following operations BEFORE turning on the power. Power Requirements Although the instrument will run either from an optional AC adaptor or batteries, Yamaha recommends use of an AC adaptor whenever possible. An AC adaptor is more environmentally friendly than batteries and does not deplete resources.
  • Page 9: Connecting Headphones (Phones/Output Jack)

    Connecting a footswitch (SUSTAIN Jack) The sustain function lets you produce a natural sustain as you play by pressing an optional footswitch. Plug the Yamaha FC4 or FC5 footswitch into this jack and use it to switch sustain on and off. NOTE •...
  • Page 10: Panel Controls And Terminals

    Panel Controls and Terminals ■ Front Panel q [STANDBY/ON] switch 9, 24 w MASTER VOLUME [+] button ... pages 9, 24 [-] button ... pages 9, 24 e LESSON PART [L] button 28 [R] 28 r [LISTEN & LEARN] 28 t [TIMING] 29 y [WAITING] button 30 u [FUNCTION] button...
  • Page 11 Style List (page 56) Voice List (page 53) GrandPno ■ Rear Panel Display (page 26) GrandPno Panel Controls and Terminals PSR-E203/YPT-200 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 12: Quick Guide

    Step — Quick Guide — Changing the Voices Turn the power on and adjust the volume Turning the power on Adjusting the volume When turning the power on, bars appear at the left side in the display to indicate the value of the master volume. The volume increases as indicated by the bars in the display.
  • Page 13: Try Playing A Variety Of Instrument Voices

    Try playing a variety of instrument Voices In addition to the piano Voice, a wide variety of other instrument Voices can be selected and played, including guitar, trumpet and flute. The Voice selected here becomes the Main Voice. Press the [VOICE] button. The Voice number and name are displayed.
  • Page 14: Playing The Grand Piano Voice

    Playing the Grand Piano Voice When you simply want to play a piano Voice, all you have to do is press one convenient button. Press the [PORTABLE GRAND] button. The Voice “Grand Piano1 001” will automatically be selected as the Main Voice. Drum kits Drum kits are collections of drum and percussion instruments.
  • Page 15 Try out each key. You’ll hear bongo drums, congas, maracas, and more—a compre- hensive variety of drum and percussion sounds. Details on the instruments and key assignments of each drum kit can be found in the Drum Kit List on page 55. ●...
  • Page 16: Step

    Step — Quick Guide — Fun Sounds This instrument also includes a wide range of unique sound effects. Try out each key and enjoy the sounds! As you try out the various keys you’ll hear the sound of a dog barking, running water, a creaking door and many other unique effects.
  • Page 17: Step

    Step — Quick Guide — Play With The Metronome Start the metronome The instrument includes a metronome with adjustable tempo and time signature. Play and set the tempo that is most comfortable for you. Starting the metronome Turn the metronome on and start it by pressing the [METRONOME ON/ OFF] button.
  • Page 18 Setting the Metronome Time Signature A chime will sound on the first beat of each measure, while a metro- nome click will sound on all others. You can also set the time signature to “00,” in which case the chime will not sound and the click sound will be heard on all beats.
  • Page 19: Step

    Step — Quick Guide — Playing Songs Select and Listen to a Specific Song This instrument has 102 built-in Songs. Listening to a Song Press the [SONG] button. The Song number and name are displayed. Select the desired Song by using the number buttons [0]-[9], [+], [-]. Refer to the Song List on next page.
  • Page 20: Song List

    ● Other Operations [REW] button ... Fast-reverses the Song if pressed during playback (no sound is heard [FF] button... Fast-forwards the Song if pressed during playback. Increases the [PAUSE] button ... Temporarily stops playback. Press this button a second time to resume ●...
  • Page 21: Step

    Step — Quick Guide — Play with a Style Selecting a rhythm of a Style The Style feature provides backing and rhythm parts in a wide variety of musical categories, including rock, blues, techno and much more. Here’s how to play a rhythm of a Style. The rhythm sound consists of percussion instruments.
  • Page 22: Playing With A Style

    Playing with a Style On the previous page, you’ve learned how to select your favorite rhythm of a Style. Here, you’ll learn how to expand on that rhythm with bass and chord backing, and use all of it as your accom- paniment as you play.
  • Page 23 The Style will begin playing as soon as you play a chord in the accompaniment range of the keyboard. Not sure how to play chords? No problem! This instrument is capable of playing chords even if you only play one key. Try playing one, two or three keys (any notes will do) in the auto accompaniment range of the keyboard.
  • Page 24: Basic Operation And Displays

    Basic Operation and Displays Basic Operation Turning the power on Press the [STANDBY/ON] switch to turn on the power. Press the [STANDBY/ON] switch again to turn the power OFF. About the [START/STOP] button Press the [START/STOP] button after pressing the [SONG] or [STYLE] button to start play- back of the selected Song or Style (rhythm).
  • Page 25 Press a button to select a basic function Press the [SONG] button to select a Song. Press the [STYLE] button to select a Style. Press the [VOICE] button to select a Voice. Function Settings (page 48) The [FUNCTION] button contains 16 settings.
  • Page 26: Display

    Basic Operation and Displays Display The Main display shows all of the current basic settings for Song, Style and Voice. It also includes a range of indicators that show the on/off status for various functions. Notation Displays the melody and chord notes of a Song when the Song lesson function is in use, or the notes of chords you specify when the Dictio- nary function is in use.
  • Page 27: Song Lesson

    Song Lesson Yamaha Education Suite 5 You can select any Song you like and use it for a left-hand, right-hand, or both-hands lesson. Song Lesson lets you learn how to play Songs in three easy steps. ■ Lesson Flow Select a Song Select the part you want for your lesson.
  • Page 28 Song Lesson Select the part you want to practice. Press the [R] button for a right-hand lesson, [L] button for a left-hand lesson, or press both the [R] and [L] buttons simultaneously for a both- hands lesson. The selected part is displayed. Left-hand lesson Left A “No LPart”...
  • Page 29: Lesson 2 (Timing)

    Lesson 2 (Timing) In this lesson, try playing the notes with the correct timing. Simply concentrate on playing each note in time with the rhythmic accompa- niment. The correct notes sound even if you play wrong notes as long as you play in time with the rhythm. Select a Song for your lesson.
  • Page 30: Lesson 3 (Waiting)

    Song Lesson Lesson 3 (Waiting) In this mode, try playing the correct notes. The notes you should play appear in the score and the keyboard on the display. The Song pauses until you play the right note. Select a Song for your lesson. Select the part you want to practice.
  • Page 31: Song Settings

    Song settings Changing the Melody Voice You can change a Song’s melody Voice to any other Voice you prefer. Select the Song and play it. Refer to the section “Playing Songs” on page 19. Select the voice. Select a desired Voice by using the number buttons [0]-[9], [+], [-]. The selected Voice sounds when you play the keyboard.
  • Page 32: Mute

    Song settings Press the [FUNCTION] button a number of times until “SongVol” appears. Set the Song Volume by pressing the number buttons [0]- [9], [+], [-]. Mute The Song is made up by several tracks. You can mute Track 1 or Track 2 during Song playback. •...
  • Page 33: Practice Makes Perfect

    Practice Makes Perfect You can repeatedly practice a section you find difficult. This function lets you specify a section of a Song you want to practice—“A” is the start point and “B” is the end point—for repeat playback. Repeat playback of this section Play the Song and press the [A-B REPEAT] button at the beginning of the section you want to repeat (the “A”...
  • Page 34: Play With A Variety Of Effects

    Play With a Variety of Effects Adding Reverb Reverb adds the ambience of a room or concert hall to the sound that you play on the keyboard. To add Reverb Press the [REVERB ON/OFF] button to turn Reverb on. Reverb is normally on.
  • Page 35: Adding Panel Sustain

    Adding Panel Sustain This function adds a fixed sustain to the keyboard Voices. Press the [FUNCTION] button a number of times until the “Sustain” item appears. Press the [+] button to turn the Panel Sustain on. Panel Sustain will be added to the notes you play on the keyboard when the Panel Sustain is on.
  • Page 36: Handy Performance Features

    Handy Performance Features Setting the Split Point The Split Point setting can be changed as desired. Split Point—default setting: 54 (F#2) The initial default Split Point is key number 54 (the F#2 key), but you can change it to another key. When you change the Split Point, the auto accom- paniment range also changes.
  • Page 37: Tuning

    Tuning You can fine tune the pitch of the entire instrument. The overall tuning of the instrument can be shifted up or down by a maximum of 100 cents in 1- cent increments (100 cents = 1 semitone). Press the [FUNCTION] button a number of times until “Tuning” appears.
  • Page 38: Changing The Tempo Of The Song/Style

    Handy Performance Features Changing the tempo of the Song/Style Songs and Styles can be played at any tempo you desire—fast or slow. Press the [TEMPO/TAP] button to call up the Tempo setting in the dis- play after selecting a Style/Song. Set the Tempo by using the number buttons [0]-[9], [+], [-].
  • Page 39: Style (Auto Accompaniment) Functions

    Style (Auto Accompaniment) Functions Various ways to start and stop Style playback Starting Style playback The following three methods can be used to start Style playback. In all cases you will need to press the [ACMP ON/OFF] button to turn auto accompaniment on before actually starting Style playback.
  • Page 40 Style (Auto Accompaniment) Functions Stopping Style playback The following three methods can be used to stop Style playback. ■ Immediate Stop Playback will stop as soon as you press the [START/STOP] button. ■ Stop and Enter Sync Start Mode If you press the [SYNC START] button during Style playback, playback will stop immediately and the Sync Start standby mode will be engaged (beat arrows will flash).
  • Page 41: Pattern Variation (Sections)

    Pattern Variation (Sections) The instrument features a wide variety of Style “sections” (patterns) that allow you to vary the arrangement of the accompaniment to match the Song you are playing. ● INTRO section This is used for the beginning of the Song When the intro finishes playing, accompaniment shifts to the main section.
  • Page 42 Style (Auto Accompaniment) Functions Press the [MAIN/AUTO FILL] button. Press the [INTRO/ENDING/rit.] button. As soon as you play a chord with your left hand, the Intro of the selected Style starts. For this example, play a C major chord (as shown below). For informa- tion on how to enter chords, see “Playing Auto Accompaniment Chords”...
  • Page 43: Adjusting The Style Volume

    Adjusting the Style Volume This procedure allows you to adjust the balance between Style playback and the notes you play on the keyboard by setting the volume of the play- back sound. Press the [STYLE] button. Press the [FUNCTION] button a number of times until the “StyleVol”...
  • Page 44: Playing Auto Accompaniment Chords

    Playing Auto Accompaniment Chords You’ve learned in the section “Play with a Style (Accompaniment)” on page 21 that the “feel” of the Style changes every time you play a chord on the left-hand side of the key- board. Here, you’ll learn the types of the chords and how to play them in greater detail. The examples of chords are given here in the key of C.
  • Page 45 ● Recognized Standard Chords Chart Chord Name/[Abbreviation] Major [M] Add ninth [(9)] Sixth [6] Sixth ninth [6(9)] Major seventh [M7] Major seventh ninth [M7(9)] Major seventh add sharp eleventh [M7(#11)] Flatted fifth [(b5)] Major seventh flatted fifth [M7b5] Suspended fourth [sus4] Augmented [aug] Major seventh augmented [M7aug] Minor [m]...
  • Page 46: Looking Up Chords Using The Chord Dictionary

    Playing Auto Accompaniment Chords Looking up Chords Using the Chord Dictionary The Dictionary function is essentially a built-in “chord dictionary” that shows you the individual notes of chords. It is ideal when you know the name of a certain chord and want to quickly learn how to play it. Press and hold the [WAITING] button for longer than a second.
  • Page 47: About Chords

    ■ About chords Playing two or more notes together simultaneously creates a “chord.” Playing a note together with two other notes spaced three notes (steps) apart—such as the notes C, E and G—creates a harmonious sound. Chords like these are called “triads” and they play an important role in most music.
  • Page 48: Function Settings

    Function Settings The [FUNCTION] button gives you access to a variety of operations related to adjust- ing or enhancing the sound and making settings for connection to external devices. Select the item and change the value There are 16 different items that can be set. Press the [FUNCTION] button a number of times until desired item appears.
  • Page 49 ● Function Setting List Item Display Style Volume StyleVol Song Volume SongVol Transpose TransPos Tuning Tuning Split Point SplitPnt Main Voice Volume M.Volume Main Voice Octave M.Octave Reverb Type Reverb Reverb Level RevLevel Panel Sustain Sustain Local On/Off Local External Clock ExtClock Initial Setup Send InitSend...
  • Page 50: About Midi

    About MIDI The instrument features a MIDI terminals that can be connected to other MIDI instru- ments and devices for expanded musical functionality. What is MIDI? MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a world-standard interface for communication between electronic musical instruments and music devices.
  • Page 51: Transferring Performance Data To And From Another Instrument

    A Yamaha UX16 or similar USB-MIDI interface (sold separately) will be necessary for MIDI connection between the PSR-E203/YPT-200 and a USB-equipped computer. Make sure to purchase a Yamaha UX16 or a quality USB-MIDI interface at a musical instrument store, computer store or electrical appliance store.
  • Page 52: Midi Settings

    About MIDI ■ MIDI settings These settings should be made when transmitting/receiving performance data to a connected MIDI device or computer. Local Settings Local Control determines whether or not notes played on the instrument are sounded by its internal tone generator system; the internal tone genera- tor is active when local control is on, and inactive when local control is off.
  • Page 53: Voice List

    Voice List ■ Maximum Polyphony • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • The instrument has 32-note maximum polyphony. This means that it can play a maximum of up to 32 notes at once, regardless of what functions are used.
  • Page 54 Voice List Bank Select MIDI Voice Program Change# (0 - 127) (0 - 127) (1 - 128) BRASS Brass Section Synth Brass 1 Synth Brass 2 FLUTE Flute Piccolo Pan Flute Recorder Blown Bottle Shakuhachi Whistle Ocarina SYNTH LEAD Square Lead Sawtooth Lead Calliope Lead Chiff Lead...
  • Page 55: Drum Kit List

    Drum Kit List • “ ” indicates that the drum sound is the same as “Standard Kit”. • Each percussion voice uses one note. • The MIDI Note # and Note are actually one octave lower than keyboard Note # and Note. For example, in “Standard Kit”, the “Seq Click H”...
  • Page 56: Style List

    Style List Style Style Name 8 Beat 8BeatModern 60’sGtrPop 8BeatAdria 60’s8Beat 8Beat OffBeat 60’sRock HardRock RockShuffle 8BeatRock 16 Beat 16Beat PopShuffle GuitarPop 16BtUptempo KoolShuffle HipHopLight Ballad PianoBallad LoveSong 6/8ModernEP 6/8SlowRock OrganBallad PopBallad 16BeatBallad Dance EuroTrance Ibiza SwingHouse Clubdance ClubLatin Garage1 Garage2 TechnoParty UKPop...
  • Page 57: Effect Type List

    Effect Type List ● Reverb Types Reverb Type Hall 1 Hall 2 Hall 3 Room 1 Room 2 Stage 1 Stage 2 Plate 1 Plate 2 Description Concert hall reverb. Small room reverb. Reverb for solo instruments. Simulated steel plate reverb. No effect.
  • Page 58: Midi Implementation Chart

    MIDI Implementation Chart PSR-E203/YPT-200 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 59 MIDI Implementation Chart PSR-E203/YPT-200 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 60: Midi Data Format

    MIDI Data Format NOTE: 1 By default (factory settings) the instrument ordinarily func- tions as a 16-channel multi-timbral tone generator, and incoming data does not affect the panel voices or panel set- tings. However, the MIDI messages listed below do affect the panel voices, auto accompaniment, and songs.
  • Page 61: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Problem When the instrument is turned on or off, a popping sound is temporarily produced. When using a mobile phone, noise is pro- duced. There is no sound even when the keyboard is played or when a Song or Style is being played back.
  • Page 62: Specifications

    Yamaha Corp. reserves the right to change or modify products or specifications at any time without prior notice. Since specifications, equipment or options may not be the same in every locale, please check with your Yamaha dealer.
  • Page 63: Index

    Index Panel Controls and Terminals A-B REPEAT button ... 33 ACMP ON/OFF button ... 22 DEMO button ... 20 FF button ... 20 FUNCTION button ... 25, 48 INTRO/ENDING/rit. Button ... 41 L button ... 28 LISTEN & LEARN button ... 28 MAIN/AUTO FILL button ...
  • Page 64 Index MIDI ... 50 Music Rest ... 6 Mute ... 32 Notation ... 26 Octave (Main) ... 49 One Touch Setting ... 37 Option ... 62 Panel Sustain ... 35 Part ... 28 Pause ... 20 Press and Hold for a while ... 24 Reverb ...
  • Page 66: Limited Warranty

    PSR, YPT SERIES OF PORTATONE ELECTRONIC KEYBOARDS If during the first 90 days that immediately follows the purchase date, your new Yamaha product covered by this warranty is found to have a defect in material and/or workmanship, Yamaha and/or its authorized representative will repair such defect without charge for parts or labor.
  • Page 67 For details of products, please contact your nearest Yamaha representative or the authorized distributor listed below. Pour plus de détails sur les produits, veuillez-vous adresser à Yamaha ou au distributeur le plus proche de vous figurant dans la liste suivante.
  • Page 68 Yamaha PK CLUB (Portable Keyboard Home Page, English Only) Yamaha Manual Library U.R.G., Pro Audio & Digital Musical Instrument Division, Yamaha Corporation © 2005 Yamaha Corporation ???PO???.?-01 WD56560 Printed in China...

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