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Transposition; Fine-Tuning The Pitch - Yamaha 140 Owner's Manual

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Transposition

Your digital piano's Transpose function makes it possible to shift the pitch of the entire keyboard up
or down in semitone intervals up to a maximum of six semitones, and lets you easily match the pitch
of the keyboard to the range of a singer or other instruments.
For example, if you set the transposition amount to "5," playing key C produces pitch F. In this way,
you can play a song as though it were in C major, and this instrument will transpose it to F major.
Procedure
While holding down the
[DEMO/SONG]
the F 2–F 3 keys to set the desired amount of transposition.
The lowest key
[DEMO/SONG] + [PIANO/VOICE] + C3 key:
Plays normal keyboard pitch.
[DEMO/SONG] + [PIANO/VOICE] + B2 key (white key to the left of C3):
Transposes the pitch down by one semitone.
[DEMO/SONG] + [PIANO/VOICE] + B 2 key (the first black key to the left of C3):
Transposes the pitch down a whole tone (two semitones).
[DEMO/SONG] + [PIANO/VOICE] + F 2 key:
Transposes the pitch down by six semitones.
[DEMO/SONG] + [PIANO/VOICE] + C 3 key (black key to the right of C3):
Transposes the pitch up by one semitone.
[DEMO/SONG] + [PIANO/VOICE] + D3 key (the first white key to the right of C3):
Transposes the pitch up a whole tone (two semitones).
[DEMO/SONG] + [PIANO/VOICE] + F 3 key:
Transposes the pitch up by six semitones.

Fine-tuning the Pitch

You can fine-tune the pitch of the entire instrument. This function is useful when you play the digi-
tal piano along with other instruments or CD music.
Procedure
To tune up (in about 0.2Hz steps): Press and hold down the A–1, B–1 and C0
keys simultaneously, and press any key between C3 and B3.
To tune down (in about 0.2Hz steps): Press and hold down the A–1, B–1 and
C 0 keys simultaneously, and press any key between C3 and B3.
To restore standard pitch: Press and hold down the A–1, B–1, C0 and C 0 keys
simultaneously, and press any key between C3 and B3.
To tune up
To tune down
B-1
B-1
A-1
C0
A-1
C 0
427.0–453.0 Hz
Setting range:
440.0 Hz
Standard pitch:
and
[PIANO/VOICE]
F 2
-6 -4 -2
-5 -3 -1 0 +2 +4 +5
Transpose down.
Normal pitch.
To restore standard pitch
B-1
C0
A-1
C 0
C3
buttons, press one of
C3
F 3
+1 +3
+6
Transpose up.
B3
Selecting & Playing Voices
Transpose:
Changing the key signature.
On this instrument, trans-
posing shifts the pitch of the
entire keyboard.
Hz (Hertz):
This unit of measurement
refers to the frequency of a
sound and represents the
number of times a sound
wave vibrates in a second.
Owner's Manual
YDP-160/140
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