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Using The Pedals - Yamaha 140 Owner's Manual

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Selecting & Playing Voices

Using the Pedals

Damper (Right) Pedal
The damper pedal functions in the same way as a
damper pedal on an acoustic piano. When the
damper pedal is pressed, notes sustain longer.
Releasing the pedal immediately stops (damps) any
sustained notes.
The damper pedal features a half-pedal function.
Sostenuto (Center) Pedal
If you play a note or chord on the keyboard and
press the sostenuto pedal while the note(s) are
held, those notes will sustain as long as you hold
the pedal (as if the damper pedal had been pressed)
but all subsequently played notes will not be sus-
tained. This makes it possible to sustain a chord,
for example, while other notes are played "stac-
cato."
Soft (Left) Pedal
The soft pedal reduces the volume and slightly changes the timbre of notes played while
the pedal is pressed. The soft pedal will not affect notes that are already playing when it
is pressed.
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Owner's Manual
YDP-160/140
When you press the damper pedal
here, the notes you play before you
release the pedal sustain longer.
When you press the sostenuto pedal
here while holding the note, the note
will sustain as long as you hold the
pedal.
If the damper pedal doesn't
work, make sure that the pedal
cord is properly plugged into the
main unit (page 37).
What is the half-pedal
function?
This function allows the sus-
tain length to vary depend-
ing on how far the pedal is
pressed. The farther you
press the pedal, the more
the sound sustains.
For example, if you press the
damper pedal and all notes
you are playing sound a bit
murky and loud with too
much sustain, you can
release the pedal half way to
subdue the sustain (murki-
ness).
Organ and string voices will
continue to sound for as long as
the sostenuto pedal is
depressed.

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