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Using The Pedals; Damper Resonance (Ydp-161) - Yamaha 141 Owner's Manual

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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 sustained. This makes it
possible to sustain a chord, for example, while other
notes are played "staccato."
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

Damper Resonance (YDP-161)

The Damper Resonance effect simulates the sustain sound of the damper pedal on a grand piano, as if you were pressing
the damper pedal and playing the keyboard. This effect is applied to the entire sound of the instrument.
Turning the Damper Resonance effect on or off
While holding down the [PIANO/VOICE] button, press the G 2 key to turn Damper
Resonance "ON".
While holding down the [PIANO/VOICE] button, press the G2 key to turn Damper
Resonance "OFF".
The lowest key
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.
G 2
YDP-161/141 Owner's Manual
Selecting & Playing Voices
If the damper pedal doesn't
work, make sure that the
pedal cord is properly
plugged into the main unit
(page 35).
What is the half-pedal
This function allows the
sustain length to vary
depending 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 (murkiness)
Organ and string voices will
continue to sound for as long
as the sostenuto pedal is
Default setting:

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