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Keyboard Stand Assembly
For information on assembling the
keyboard stand, refer to the instructions
on page 10 of this manual.
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  • Page 1 Owner’s Manual Keyboard Stand Assembly For information on assembling the keyboard stand, refer to the instructions on page 10 of this manual.
  • Page 2: Special Message Section

    This product should be used only with the components supplied or; a of a different type. Batteries MUST be installed correctly. Mismatches or cart, rack, or stand that is recommended by Yamaha. If a cart, etc., is incorrect installation may result in overheating and battery case rupture.
  • Page 3 Yamaha Corporation of America or its subsidiaries. of other electronic devices. Compliance with FCC regulations does * This applies only to products distributed by YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA. (class B) OBSERVERA! COMPLIANCE INFORMATION STATEMENT Apparaten kopplas inte ur växelströmskällan (nätet) så...
  • Page 4 If any liquid such as water seeps into the instrument, turn off the • Use the specified adaptor (PA-5D or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha) power immediately and unplug the power cord from the AC outlet. Then have only.
  • Page 5 If you experience any hearing loss or ringing in the ears, consult a physician. Yamaha cannot be held responsible for damage caused by improper use or modifications to the instrument, or data that is lost or destroyed. Always turn the power off when the instrument is not in use.
  • Page 6: 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 software, style files, MIDI files, WAVE data, musical scores and sound recordings.
  • Page 7: Included Accessories

    • Owner’s manual (this book) • Keyboard stand • Footswitch • AC Power Adaptor (PA-5D or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha) * May not be included depending on your particular area. Please check with your Yamaha dealer. DGX-630/YPG-635 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 8: Special Features Of The Dgx-630/Ypg-635

    Special Features of the DGX-630/YPG-635 Graded Hammer Standard Keyboard Thanks to our experience as the world’s leading manufacturer of acoustic pianos, we’ve developed a keyboard with action that’s virtually indistinguishable from the real thing. Just as on a traditional acous- tic piano, the keys of the lower notes have a heavier touch, while the higher ones are more responsive to lighter playing.
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Contents Copyright Notice ............... 6 Reference Panel Logos ................6 Play with a Variety of Effects Included Accessories ............... 7 Special Features of the DGX-630/YPG-635......8 Adding Harmony ..............70 Adding Reverb ................ 71 Setting Up Adding Chorus ................ 72 Adding DSP ................
  • Page 10: Setting Up

    Setting Up Keyboard Stand Assembly CAUTION Read these cautions carefully before you assemble or use the keyboard stand. These cautions are to promote safe use of the stand and to prevent injury and damage from occurring to you and oth- ers.
  • Page 11 Setting Up Attach the stand bases. Insert the joint connectors q into the stand boards as shown. The joint connectors have been installed properly if you can see the screw head on the connector. Joint connectors NOTE • If you put the connectors in wrong direction and want to take them out, tap around the holes on the boards.
  • Page 12 Setting Up Put the keyboard on the stand. 5–6 Check the back-to-front orientation for stand, and care- fully place the keyboard on the side boards. Slowly move the keyboard so that the holes on the bottom of the key- board are properly aligned with the holes on the angle brackets.
  • Page 13: Power Requirements

    WARNING or during electrical storms. • Use the specified adaptor (PA-5D or an equivalent recom- mended by Yamaha) only. The use of other adaptors may result in irreparable damage to both the adaptor and the instrument. Connect the AC adaptor to the power supply jack.
  • Page 14: Connecting A Pedal Unit (Pedal Unit Jack)

    Setting Up Connecting a Pedal Unit (PEDAL UNIT jack) This jack is for connecting an optional LP-7 pedal unit. When connecting the pedal unit, make sure to also assemble the unit on the supplied keyboard stand. NOTE • Make sure that power is OFF when connecting or disconnecting the pedal.
  • Page 15: Connecting To A Computer (Usb Terminal)

    Setting Up Connecting to a Computer (USB Terminal) Connect the instrument’s USB terminal to the USB ter- minal of a computer, and you can transfer performance data and song files between the two (page 105). To use the USB data-transfer features you’ll need to do the fol- lowing: •...
  • Page 16: Panel Controls And Terminals

    Panel Controls and Terminals Front Panel Song Category List Style Category List (page 35) (page 134) Front Panel q [STANDBY/ON] switch ......page 15 !9 [START/STOP] button ....pages 27, 34, 67 w [MASTER VOLUME] control ...pages 15, 66 @0 [SONG] button ........page 33 e FILE CONTROL [MENU], @1 [EASY SONG [EXECUTE] buttons.......pages 96–102...
  • Page 17: Rear Panel

    Panel Controls and Terminals Display Music Database List Voice Category List (pages 68, 69) (page 135) (page 128) Rear Panel Rear Panel #6 CONTRAST knob ........page 69 #9 PEDAL UNIT jack........page 14 #7 USB TO DEVICE terminal......page 97 $0 PHONES/OUTPUT jack ......page 13 USB TO HOST terminal ......page 105 $1 DC IN 12V jack ........
  • Page 18: Changing The Display Language

    Changing the Display Language Quick Guide This instrument allows you to select English or Japanese as the display language. The default display language is English, but if you switch to Japanese the lyrics, file names, demo display, and some messages will be displayed in Japanese where appropriate.
  • Page 19: Try Playing A Variety Of Instrument Voices

    Try Playing a Variety of Instrument Voices In addition to piano, organ, and other “standard” keyboard instruments, this instrument has a large range of voices that includes guitar, bass, strings, sax, trumpet, drums and percussion, sound effects … a wide vari- ety of musical sounds.
  • Page 20: Play Two Voices Simultaneously-Dual

    Try Playing a Variety of Instrument Voices Play Two Voices Simultaneously—DUAL You can select a second voice which will play in addition to the main voice when you play the keyboard. The second voice is known as the “dual” voice. Press the [DUAL ON/OFF] button.
  • Page 21: Play Different Voices With The Left And Right Hands-Split

    Try Playing a Variety of Instrument Voices Play the keyboard. Two voices will sound at the same time. Try selecting and playing a range of dual voices. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the MAIN display. Play Different Voices with the Left and Right Hands—SPLIT In the split mode you can play different voices to the left and right of the keyboard “split point”.
  • Page 22: Play The Grand Piano Voice

    Try Playing a Variety of Instrument Voices Select the desired split voice. Watch the highlighted split voice and rotate the dial until the voice you want to use is selected. The voice selected here becomes the split voice which will play to the left of the keyboard split point. For this example try selecting the “041 Folk Guitar”...
  • Page 23: Fun Sounds

    Fun Sounds This instrument includes a range of drum kits and unique sound effects you can use for entertainment. Laughter, babbling brooks, jet fly-bys, eerie effects, and much more. These sounds can be a great way to enhance the mood at parties. Drum Kits Drum kits are collections of drum and percussion instruments.
  • Page 24: The Metronome

    The Metronome The instrument includes a metronome with adjustable tempo and time signature. Play and set the tempo that is most com- fortable for you. Start the Metronome Turn the metronome on and start it by pressing the [MET- RONOME ON/OFF] button. To stop the metronome, press the [METRONOME ON/OFF] button again.
  • Page 25: Setting The Number Of Beats Per Measure, And The Length Of Each Beat

    The Metronome Setting the Number of Beats per Measure, and the Length of Each Beat In this example we’ll set up a 5/8 time signature. Press and hold the [METRONOME ON/OFF] button for longer than a second to select the function “Time Signa- ture–Numerator”.
  • Page 26: Setting The Click Bell Sound

    The Metronome Setting the Click bell sound This allows you to select whether the click sound has a bell accent, or plays only a click sound. Press the [FUNCTION] button. Use the CATEGORY [ ] and [ ] buttons to select the Bell item.
  • Page 27: Playing Styles

    Playing Styles This instrument has an auto accompaniment feature that produces accompaniment (rhythm + bass + chords) in the style you choose to match chords you play with your left hand. You can select from 160 dif- ferent styles covering a range of musical genres and time signatures (see page 134 for a complete list of the available styles).
  • Page 28: Play Along With A Style

    Playing Styles Play Along with a Style You learned how to select a style rhythm on the preceding page. Here we’ll see how to add bass and chord accompaniment to the basic rhythm to produce a full, rich accom- paniment that you can play along with. Press the [STYLE] button and select the desired style.
  • Page 29 Playing Styles When sync start is on, the bass and chord accompaniment included in a style will start playing as soon as you play a note to left of the keyboard split point. Press the button a second time to turn the sync start function off.
  • Page 30: Playing The Chord Progressions

    Playing Styles Styles Are More Fun When You Understand Chords Chords, created by playing multiple notes at the same time, are the basis for harmonic accompaniment. In this section we’ll take a look at sequences of different chords played one after another, or “chord sequences.”...
  • Page 31 Playing Styles Recommended Style 148 Piano Boogie —3-chord boogie-woogie— Press the [INTRO/ENDING/rit.] button. Press the [INTRO/ENDING/rit.] button. This progression provides varied harmonic backing with just three chords. When you get a feel for the progression in the score, try changing the order of the chords! Recommended Style 096 Bossa Nova —Bossa nova with jazz-style chords—...
  • Page 32: Playing Auto-Accompaniment Chords

    Playing Styles Playing Auto-accompaniment Chords There are two ways of playing auto-accompaniment chords: ● Easy Chords ● Standard Chords The instrument will automatically recognize the different chord types. The function is called Multi Fingering. Press the [ACMP ON/OFF] button to turn auto-accompaniment on (page 28). The keyboard to the left of the split point (default: 54/F#2) becomes the “accompaniment range”.
  • Page 33: Using Songs

    Using Songs With this instrument the term “song” refers the data that makes up a piece of music. You can simply enjoy listening to the 30 internal songs, or use them with just about any of the many functions provided—the performance assistant technology feature, lessons, and more.
  • Page 34: Song Fast Forward, Fast Reverse, And Pause

    Using Songs Listen to the song. Press the [START/STOP] button to begin playback of the selected song. You can stop playback at any time by pressing the [START/STOP] but- ton again. Song start! Song Fast Forward, Fast Reverse, and Pause These are just like the transport controls on a cassette deck or CD player, letting you fast forward [FF], rewind [REW] and pause [PAUSE] playback of the song.
  • Page 35: Play The Demo Song

    Using Songs Play the Demo Song Press the [DEMO] button. The demo song will start playing. Listen to some of the outstanding instrument voices provided! The demo song will automatically repeat from the beginning after it has played all the way through. You can stop demo playback at any time by pressing the [START/STOP] button.
  • Page 36: Types Of Songs

    Using Songs Types of Songs The following three types of songs can be used by the DGX-630/YPG-635. ● Preset Songs (the 30 songs built into the instrument) ....Song numbers 001–030. ● User Songs (recordings of your own performances) ....Song numbers 031–035. ●...
  • Page 37: Displaying The Song Score

    Using Songs Displaying the Song Score This instrument is capable of display the scores of songs. Scores are displayed for the 30 internal preset songs as well as songs in SMF format stored in a USB fl ash memory or the instrument’s internal flash memory. Select a song.
  • Page 38: Display The Lyrics

    Using Songs Display the Lyrics If a song contains lyric data, the lyrics can be made to appear on the display. No lyrics will be displayed for a song that contains no lyric data even if the [LYRICS] button is pressed. Select a song.
  • Page 39: The Easy Way To Play Piano

    The Easy Way to Play Piano This instrument includes a performance assistant technology feature that lets you play along with a song and sound like a great pianist (even though you might be making lots of mistakes)! In fact, you can play any notes and still sound good! You could even just tap one key and the results would be a beautiful melody.
  • Page 40: Chord Type-Play With Both Hands

    The Easy Way to Play Piano CHORD Type—Play with Both Hands Press the [P.A.T. ON/OFF] button. This turns on the performance assistant technology feature. The currently selected type is shown in the MAIN display when the per- formance assistant technology feature is on. The currently selected type Select the CHORD type.
  • Page 41 The Easy Way to Play Piano Press the [START/STOP] button. Song playback will begin. The basic pattern will play repeatedly. Listen to the basic pattern for four measures while getting a feel for the basic pattern, then begin play- ing yourself from the fifth measure. The keys you should play will be shown in the display.
  • Page 42: Chord/Free Type-Applying The Chord Type To The Left Hand Only

    The Easy Way to Play Piano CHORD/FREE Type—Applying the Chord Type to the Left Hand Only Press the [P.A.T. ON/OFF] button. This turns on the performance assistant technology feature. The currently selected type is shown in the MAIN display when the per- formance assistant technology feature is on.
  • Page 43 The Easy Way to Play Piano Press the [START/STOP] button. Song playback will begin. The left-hand keys you should play will be shown on the display. Play on the keyboard. Play to the right of the split point with your right hand, and to the left of the split point with your left hand.
  • Page 44: Melody Type-Play With One Finger

    The Easy Way to Play Piano MELODY Type—Play with One Finger See page 48 for some hints on how to play melodies. Press the [P.A.T. ON/OFF] button. This turns on the performance assistant technology feature. The currently selected type is shown in the MAIN display when the per- formance assistant technology feature is on.
  • Page 45 The Easy Way to Play Piano Press the [START/STOP] button. Song playback will begin. Because the Melody type has been selected, the song melody will not sound. You can enjoy playing the melody yourself (step 5). Song start! Play on the keyboard. To begin, try to feel the rhythm of the song.
  • Page 46: Chord/Melody-Chord Type With The Left Hand, Melody With The Right

    The Easy Way to Play Piano CHORD/MELODY—Chord Type with the Left Hand, Melody with the Right Press the [P.A.T. ON/OFF] button. This turns on the performance assistant technology feature. The currently selected type is shown in the MAIN display when the per- formance assistant technology feature is on.
  • Page 47 The Easy Way to Play Piano Press the [START/STOP] button. Song playback will begin. The basic pattern will repeat. Listen to eight measures while memoriz- ing the basic pattern. It’s your turn to play the part from the ninth mea- sure.
  • Page 48: Use The Performance Assistant To Play Like A Pro

    The Easy Way to Play Piano Use the Performance Assistant to Play Like a Pro! Here are a few hints for using the Chord type. If you select Chord/Free or Chord/Melody, the left-hand section of the keyboard becomes the Chord type section, so use these hints on the left- hand section of the keyboard.
  • Page 49 The Easy Way to Play Piano Make Use of the Score in the Melody Type. If you want to play the melody with the correct rhythm, use the onscreen score feature. Displaying the Score. After performing steps 1 to 4 on page 44, press the [SCORE] button. The melody score will appear.
  • Page 50: Select A Song For A Lesson

    Select a Song For a Lesson Yamaha Education Suite You can select song you like and use it for a left-hand, right-hand, or both-hands lesson. You can also use songs (only SMF format 0/1) transferred to the instrument from a computer. (page 108) During the lesson you can play as slowly as you like, and you can even play wrong notes.
  • Page 51: Lesson 1-Waiting

    Select a Song For a Lesson Lesson 1—Waiting In this lesson, try playing the correct notes. Play the note shown in the display. The song will wait until you play the right note. Select a song for your lesson. Press the [SONG] button, and rotate the dial to select the song you want to use for your lesson.
  • Page 52 Select a Song For a Lesson Start Lesson 1. Press the LESSON [START] button to select Lesson 1. Each time the LESSON [START] button is pressed the lesson modes are selected in sequence: Lesson 1 → Lesson 2 → Lesson 3 → Off → Lesson 1 ... An explanation of the selected lesson will appear on the display for a few seconds before the lesson begins.
  • Page 53 Select a Song For a Lesson ● Shifting the keyboard left or right. The hidden ( ) areas of the keyboard can be brought into view by pressing the [+] or [-] button. The displayed range (61 keys) Actual keyboard range (DGX-630/YPG-635 = 88 keys) 61 keys of the keyboard’s range are shown on the display.
  • Page 54: Lesson 2-Your Tempo

    Select a Song For a Lesson Lesson 2—Your Tempo Learn to play the correct notes with the correct timing. Song playback tempo will vary to match the speed you are playing at. The song will slow down when you play wrong notes, so you can learn at your own pace.
  • Page 55: Lesson 3-Minus One

    Select a Song For a Lesson Lesson 3—Minus One Here’s where you can perfect your technique. The song will play at the normal tempo, minus the part you have chosen to play. Play along while listening to the song. Select the song and part you want to practice (steps 1 and 3 on page 51).
  • Page 56: Practice Makes Perfect-Repeat And Learn

    Select a Song For a Lesson Practice Makes Perfect—Repeat and Learn Use this feature when you want to start again just ahead of a section on which you made a mistake, or to repeatedly practice a section you find difficult. Press the [REPEAT &...
  • Page 57: Play Using The Music Database

    Play Using the Music Database You want to play music in your favorite style, but you’re not sure how to select the best voice and style for the type of music you want to play ... simply select the appropriate style from the Music Database. The panel settings will automatically be adjusted for the ideal combination of sounds and style! Press the [MUSIC DATABASE] button.
  • Page 58: Change A Song's Style

    Change a Song’s Style In addition to each song’s default style, you can select any other style to play the song with the Easy Song Arranger feature. This means that you can play a song that is normally a ballad, for example, as a bossa nova, as a hip-hop tune, etc.
  • Page 59: Select A Style

    Change a Song’s Style Listen to the song. Press the [START/STOP] button to begin playback of the song. Move NOTE • When playing song numbers on to the next step while the song is playing. 010, 011, and 020 to 030 while using the Easy Song Arranger, melody tracks will be automati- cally muted and no melody will...
  • Page 60: Record Your Own Performance

    Record Your Own Performance You can record up to 5 of your own performances and save them as user songs 031 through 035. Once your performances have been saved as user songs they can be played in the same way as the internal songs.
  • Page 61: Recording Procedure

    Record Your Own Performance Recording Procedure From the MAIN display press the [SONG] button, then use the dial to select the user song number (031–035) you want to record to. Rotate the dial to select a song number between 031 and 035.
  • Page 62 Record Your Own Performance Recording will start when you play on the keyboard. You can also start recording by pressing the [START/STOP] button. NOTE • If the memory becomes full dur- The current measure will be shown on the display during recording. ing recording a warning mes- sage will appear and recording will stop automatically.
  • Page 63: Song Clear-Deleting User Songs

    Record Your Own Performance ● To Record Other Tracks Repeat steps 2 through 5 to record any of the remaining tracks. By selecting an unrecorded track—SONG MEMORY buttons [1]–[5], [A]—you can record the new track while listening to previously recorded tracks (the border around the track number will appear in the display).
  • Page 64: Track Clear-Deleting A Specified Track From A User Song

    Record Your Own Performance Press the [+] button to clear the song. The clear-in-progress message will appear briefly on the display while the song is being cleared. Track Clear—Deleting a Specified Track from a User Song This function lets you delete a specified track from a user song. From the MAIN display select the user song (031–035) you want to clear.
  • Page 65: Backup And Initialization

    Backup and Initialization Backup The following settings are always backed up, and are maintained even when the power is turned off. If you want to initialize the settings, use the Initialize operation as explained below. ● The Backup Parameters • Registration Memory •...
  • Page 66: Basic Operation

    Basic Operation Basic Operation Overall DGX-630/YPG-635 control is based on the following simple operations. Press a button to select a basic function. Use the dial to select an item or value. Start a function. Start a function. Select a basic function. Select an item or value.
  • Page 67: Use The Dial To Select An Item Or Value

    Basic Operation Use the dial to select an item or value When you select a basic function, the item corresponding to that function will be listed in the display. You can then use the dial or the number buttons [0]–[9] to select the desired item. The currently selected item is high- lighted in the display.
  • Page 68: The Displays

    Basic Operation The Displays ● Display Names All operations are carried out while watching the display. A number of display types are provided for differ- ent modes and functions. The name of the current display appears at the top of the display. ●...
  • Page 69: Main Display Items

    Basic Operation MAIN Display Items The MAIN display shows all of the current basic settings: song, style, voice. It also includes a range of indicators that show the on/off status of a range of functions. * Adjust the LCD CONTRAST control on the rear panel of the instrument for opti- mum display legibility.
  • Page 70: Play With A Variety Of Effects

    Reference Play with a Variety of Effects Adding Harmony This feature adds harmony notes to the main voice. Press the [HARMONY ON/OFF] button to turn Harmony feature on. To turn Harmony off, press the [HARMONY ON/OFF] button again. Hold for longer than a second.
  • Page 71: Adding Reverb

    Play with a Variety of Effects Adding Reverb Reverb lets you play with a rich concert hall type ambience. When you select a style or song the optimum reverb type for the voice used is automatically selected. If you want to select a different reverb type, use the procedure described below. Refer to the Effect Type List on page 138 for information about the available reverb types.
  • Page 72: Adding Chorus

    Play with a Variety of Effects Adding Chorus The chorus effect creates a thick sound that is similar to many of the same voices being played in unison. When you select a style or song the optimum chorus type for the voice used is automatically selected. If you want to select a different chorus type, use the procedure described below.
  • Page 73: Adding Dsp

    Play with a Variety of Effects Adding DSP DSP is term of abbreviated form of Digital Signal Processor. The DSP effect can be added to the Main and Dual Voices. These range from reverb-like ambience effects to distortion and other dynamic processing tools that let you enhance the sound, or completely transform it.
  • Page 74: Panel Sustain

    Play with a Variety of Effects Panel Sustain This function adds sustain to the keyboard voices. Use it when you want to add sustain to the voices at all times, regardless of footswitch operation. The sustain function does not affect split voice. Press the [FUNCTION] button to call up You can then use the [+] and [-] buttons the FUNCTION display.
  • Page 75: Handy Performance Features

    Handy Performance Features Tap Start You can start the song/style by simply tapping the [TEMPO/TAP] button at the required tempo—4 times for time signatures in 4, and three times for time signatures in 3. You can change the tempo during song playback by pressing the button just twice.
  • Page 76: One Touch Setting

    Handy Performance Features One Touch Setting Sometimes selecting the ideal voice to play with a song or style can be confusing. The One Touch Setting feature automatically selects a well-balanced voice for you when you select a style or song. Simply select voice number “000”...
  • Page 77: Select An Eq Setting For The Best Sound

    Handy Performance Features Select an EQ Setting for the Best Sound Five different master equalizer (EQ) settings are provided to give you the best possible sound when listen- ing through different reproduction systems—the instrument’s internal speakers, headphones, or an external speaker system.
  • Page 78: Pitch Controls

    Handy Performance Features Pitch Controls ◆ Large Pitch Changes (Transpose) ◆ Small Pitch Changes (Tuning) The overall pitch of the instrument can by shifted The overall tuning of the instrument can by shifted up or down by a maximum of 1 octave in semitone up or down by a maximum of 100 cents in 1-cent increments.
  • Page 79: Style (Auto-Accompaniment) Functions

    Style (Auto-accompaniment) Functions Basic operation of the Style (auto-accompaniment) feature is described on page 27 of the Quick Guide. Here are some other ways you can play the styles, the style volume adjustment proce- dure, how you can play chords using the styles, and more. Pattern Variation (Sections) The DGX-630/YPG-635 features a wide variety of style “sections”...
  • Page 80 Style (Auto-accompaniment) Functions Press the [STYLE] button and then Press the [MAIN/AUTO FILL] button. select a style. Press the [ACMP ON/OFF] button to turn auto accompaniment on. The name of the selected sec- tion—MAIN A or MAIN B—will be displayed. Press the [INTRO/ENDING/rit.] button.
  • Page 81 Style (Auto-accompaniment) Functions Press the [MAIN/AUTO FILL] button. When the fill-in is finished, it leads smoothly into the selected main section A/B. Press the [INTRO/ENDING/rit.] button. The style will play while you are playing Style playback will the keys stop when you release the keys This switches to the ending section.
  • Page 82: Setting The Split Point

    Style (Auto-accompaniment) Functions Setting the Split Point The initial default split point is key number 54 (the F#2 key), but you can change it to another key using the procedure described below. Press the [FUNCTION] button. Use the dial to set the split point to any key from 021(A-1) through 108 (C7).
  • Page 83: Play A Style With Chords But No Rhythm (Stop Accompaniment)

    Style (Auto-accompaniment) Functions Play a Style with Chords but No Rhythm (Stop Accompaniment) When auto accompaniment is on (the ACMP ON icon is showing) and Synchro Start is off, you can play chords in the left-hand accompaniment range of the keyboard while the style is stopped and still hear the accompaniment chords.
  • Page 84: Chord Basics

    Style (Auto-accompaniment) Functions Chord Basics Two or more notes played together constitute a “chord”. The most basic chord type is the “triad” consisting of three notes: the root, third, and fifth degrees of the corresponding scale. A C major triad, for example, is made up of the notes C (the root), E (the third note of the C major scale), and G (the fifth note of the C major scale).
  • Page 85 Style (Auto-accompaniment) Functions ■Recognized Standard Chords ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● All chords in the chart are “C-root”...
  • Page 86: Playing Styles Using The Entire Keyboard

    Style (Auto-accompaniment) Functions Playing Styles Using the Entire Keyboard In “Play Along with a Style” on page 28 we described a method of playing styles in which chords were detected only to the left of the keyboard split point. By making the settings described below, however, chord detection for style accompaniment occurs over the entire range of the keyboard, allowing for even more dynamic style performance.
  • Page 87: Looking Up Chords Using The Chord Dictionary

    Style (Auto-accompaniment) Functions Looking Up Chords Using the Chord 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 and want to quickly learn how to play it. Press and hold the LESSON [START] Press the “M7”...
  • Page 88: Song Settings

    Song Settings Song Volume Press the [FUNCTION] button. Song volume item Can be set between 000 and 127 Use the CATEGORY [ ] and [ ] but- tons to select the Song Volume item. Use the dial to set the song volume between 000 and 127.
  • Page 89: Muting Independent Song Parts

    Song Settings Muting Independent Song Parts Each “track” of a song plays a different part of the song—melody, percussion, accompaniment, etc. You can mute individual tracks and play the muted part on the keyboard yourself, or simply mute tracks other than the ones you want to listen to. To No track number ...
  • Page 90: Memorize Your Favorite Panel Settings

    Memorize Your Favorite Panel Settings This instrument has a Registration Memory feature that lets you save your favorite set- tings for easy recall whenever they’re needed. Up to 16 complete setups can be saved (8 banks of two setups each). 8 Banks Up to 16 presets (eight banks of two each) can...
  • Page 91: Recalling A Registration Memory

    Memorize Your Favorite Panel Settings Recalling a Registration Memory Press the [MEMORY/BANK] button. A ● Settings That Can be Saved to the Registra- bank number will appear in the display tion Memory when you release the button. • Style settings* Style number, Auto Accompaniment ON/OFF, Split Point, Style settings (Main A/B), Style Volume, Tempo, Chord Fingering...
  • Page 92: The Functions

    The Functions The “Functions” provide access to a range of detailed instrument parameters for tun- ing, setting the split point, and adjusting the voices and effects. Take a look at the func- tion list starting on the opposite page. There are 50 function parameters in all. When you locate a function you want to set up, simply select the function’s display name and adjust as required.
  • Page 93 The Functions ● Function Setting List Category Function Item Range/Settings Description Style Volume 000–127 Determines the volume of the Style. VOLUME Song Volume 000–127 Determines the volume of the Song. Transpose -12–+12 Determines the pitch of the instrument by semitone increments. Tuning -100–+100 Sets the pitch of the instrument’s sound in 1-cent increments.
  • Page 94 The Functions Category Function Item Range/Settings Description Reverb Type 01–30 Determines the Reverb type, including off. (See the list on page 138) Chorus Type 1–25 Determines the Chorus type, including off. (See the list on page 138) DSP Type 001–183 Determines the DSP type, including off.
  • Page 95 The Functions Category Function Item Range/Settings Description Determines the guide track number for your right hand lesson. The setting Right-Part GuideTrack 1–16 is effective for songs in SMF format 0 and 1 transferred from a computer. LESSON Determines the guide track number for your left hand lesson. The setting is Left-Part GuideTrack 1–16 effective for songs in SMF format 0 and 1 transferred from a computer.
  • Page 96: Saving And Loading Data

    Saving and Loading Data USB flash memory is a memory medium used for storing data. When a USB flash memory is inserted in this instrument’s USB TO DEVICE terminal, registered settings can be saved from or loaded into the instrument. USB flash mem- ory can also be used to transfer Song, Style, and Music Database files to the instru- ment, where they can be selected and used in the same way as the internal data.
  • Page 97: Precautions When Using The Usb To Device Terminal

    The instrument does not necessarily support all commer- well as read data from the connected device. cially available USB devices. Yamaha cannot guarantee NOTE operation of USB devices that you purchase. Before pur- •...
  • Page 98: Formatting Usb Flash Memory

    Saving and Loading Data Formatting USB Flash Memory New USB flash memory must be formatted before they can be used by this instrument. Press the [EXECUTE] button again, or CAUTION the [+] button, and the format operation • If you format a USB flash memory that already contains data, all of will begin.
  • Page 99: Saving User Files (Registration Memory) To Usb Flash Memory

    Saving and Loading Data Saving User Files (Registration Memory) to USB Flash Memory This operation saves a “User File” containing the registration memory data to a USB flash memory device. The User File name will have a “.usr” extension which will not appear in the instrument’s display. Make sure that a properly formatted USB flash memory has been properly connected to the instrument’s USB TO...
  • Page 100: Save A User Song To Usb Flash Memory

    Saving and Loading Data Save a User Song to USB Flash Memory This operation saves a user song (song numbers 031–035) to USB flash memory. Make sure that a properly formatted Change the file name as necessary. USB flash memory has been properly Refer to “Saving User Files (Registration connected to the instrument’s USB TO Memory) to USB Flash Memory”...
  • Page 101: Loading Files From A Usb Flash Memory

    Saving and Loading Data Loading Files from a USB Flash Memory User files as well as Style, Song, and Music Database files residing on a USB flash memory can be loaded into the instrument. Use the dial to select the file you want CAUTION to load.
  • Page 102: Deleting Data From A Usb Flash Memory

    Saving and Loading Data Deleting Data from a USB Flash Memory This procedure deletes User, Style, Song, and Music Database files from a USB flash memory. Make sure that the USB flash memory Use the dial to select the file you want containing the file(s) you want to delete to delete.
  • Page 103: Delete User Data From The Instrument

    Saving and Loading Data Delete User Data from the Instrument This procedure deletes the User Song as well as Style, Song, and Music Database files transferred from an external device such as a computer. This operation does not erase the preset data. Press the FILE CONTROL [MENU] button.
  • Page 104: Connections

    Connections Connectors q USB TO DEVICE terminal w USB TO HOST terminal This terminal allows connection to USB stor- This terminal allows direct connection to a per- age devices. Refer to “Precautions when using sonal computer. Refer to “Connecting a Per- the USB TO DEVICE terminal”...
  • Page 105: Connecting A Personal Computer

    Connections Connecting a Personal Computer The following functions become available when this instrument is connected to a computer. ● Performance data can be transferred between the instrument and the computer (page 106). ● Files can be transferred between the instrument and the computer (page 108). ■...
  • Page 106: Transferring Performance Data To And From A Computer

    Connections Transferring Performance Data to and from a Computer By connecting the instrument to a computer, the instrument’s performance data can be used on the com- puter, and performance data from the computer can be played on the instrument. ● When the instrument is connected with computer, it transmits/receives performance data.
  • Page 107: Remote Control Of Midi Devices

    Connections ■PC Mode Press and hold the [DEMO] button for ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● longer than a second so that the PC A number of MIDI settings need to be made when Mode item appears.
  • Page 108: Initial Send

    Connections Initial Send This function lets you send the panel setup data to a computer. Before you record performance data to a sequencer application running on your computer, it is a good idea to first send and record the panel setup data before the actual performance data.
  • Page 109 Connections ■Use Musicsoft Downloader At this point you can select a Style or Music Data- base file on the computer or CD-ROM and transfer To Transfer Songs From the it to the instrument in the same way as a song file. Accessory CD-ROM To the Instrument’s flash memory ●...
  • Page 110 Connections ■Transfer a Backup file from Close the window to end the Musicsoft Downloader. the instrument to a computer ● ● ● You can use the Musicsoft Downloader to transfer NOTE • End the Musicsoft Downloader to playback the file transferred from “Backup”...
  • Page 111: Accessory Cd-Rom Installation Guide

    • Yamaha makes no representations or warranties with regard to the use of the software and documentation and can- not be held responsible for the results of the use of this manual and the software.
  • Page 112: Cd-Rom Contents

    Accessory CD-ROM Installation Guide CD-ROM Contents Folder Name Application / Data Name Contents This application can be used to download MIDI song data from the Internet MSD_ Musicsoft Downloader and transfer it from the computer to the instrument’s memory. Digital Music Notebook is a combination music learning program and online service that makes it easy and fun to practice and master your DMN_ Digital Music Notebook...
  • Page 113: System Requirements

    Accessory CD-ROM Installation Guide System Requirements Application/Data Memory Hard Disk Display 233 MHz or higher; Intel ® at least 128 MB of Windows 2000/XP Home Pentium ® /Celeron ® 64 MB or more free space (at least 800 x 600 Edition/XP Professional/ Musicsoft Downloader Processor family...
  • Page 114 Accessory CD-ROM Installation Guide Installing the driver on Windows 2000 Installing the driver on Windows XP Start the computer and use the “Adminis- Start the computer and use the “Adminis- trator” account to log on to Windows trator” account to log on to Windows XP. 2000.
  • Page 115: Downloader And Digital Music Notebook Applications

    Downloader at the following Internet URL. NOTE • If the “Windows Security” window appears, confirm this software is http://music.yamaha.com/download/ authored by Yamaha Corporation then click [Install]. IMPORTANT When the installation is complete, the • Only Musicsoft Downloader can be used to transfer files between this instrument and a computer.
  • Page 116: Troubleshooting

    [Device Manager] (for Windows Vista). * Classic View only in Windows XP. http://music.yamaha.com/download/ Make sure that no “!” or “x” marks appear at “Universal serial bus controller” or “USB Root Hub”. If you see an “!” or “x”...
  • Page 117 Accessory CD-ROM Installation Guide How can I remove the driver? [Windows 2000/XP/Vista] Start the computer and use the “Adminis- trator” account to log on Windows. Close all applications and windows that are open. Insert the included CD-ROM into the CD- ROM drive.
  • Page 118: Troubleshooting

    Appendix Troubleshooting ■ For the Instrument Problem Possible Cause and Solution When the instrument is turned on or off, a popping This is normal and indicates that the instrument is receiving electrical sound is temporarily produced. power. Using a mobile phone in close proximity to the instrument may pro- When using a mobile phone, noise is produced.
  • Page 119 Troubleshooting Problem Possible Cause and Solution The appropriate display does not appear when the Is another display showing? Try pressing the [EXIT] button to return [SONG], [EASY SONG ARRANGER], [STYLE], or to the MAIN display, and then pressing one of the mentioned buttons. [VOICE] button is pressed.
  • Page 120: Messages

    Messages LCD Message Comment Indicates the failure in reading or writing from/to the media or the flash Access error! memory. Displayed while erasing all data in the flash memory. Never turn the power All Memory Clearing... off during data transmission. Are you sure? Confirms whether Song Clear or Track Clear is executed or not.
  • Page 121 Messages LCD Message Comment Communication with the USB device has been shut down because of the OverCurrent overcurrent to the USB device. Disconnect the device from the USB TO DEVICE terminal, then turn on the power of the instrument. Overwrite ? Confirms whether overwriting is executed or not.
  • Page 122: Scores

    Scores This demo is an example of how the Easy Song Arranger can be used to change styles throughout a piece. q q q q =123 Song No. (Function Demo for Easy Song Arranger) Hallelujah Chorus DGX-630/YPG-635 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 123 Scores DGX-630/YPG-635 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 124 Scores This score is provided with the intent that the pitch will be corrected by the performance assistant technol- ogy feature. If you play the “Play These Notes” part using the performance assistant technology feature, the part will be corrected and played so that it matches the backing part. q q q q =61 Song No.
  • Page 125 Scores DGX-630/YPG-635 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 126 Scores This score is provided with the intent that the pitch will be corrected by the performance assistant technol- ogy feature. If you play the “Play These Notes” part using the performance assistant technology feature, the part will be corrected and played so that it matches the backing part. q q q q =108 Song No.
  • Page 127 Scores DGX-630/YPG-635 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 128: Voice List

    Voice List ■ Maximum Polyphony ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● The instrument has 64-note maximum polyphony. This means NOTE that it can play a maximum of up to 64 notes at once, regard- •...
  • Page 129 Voice List Bank Select MIDI Bank Select MIDI Voice Program Voice Program Voice Name Voice Name Change# Change# (0–127) (0–127) (0–127) (0–127) (1–128) (1–128) Big Band Brass Electric Piano 2 Electric Piano 2 KSP 80’s Brass *159 Chorus Electric Piano 2 Mellow Horns DX + Analog Electric Piano Techno Brass...
  • Page 130 Voice List Bank Select MIDI Bank Select MIDI Voice Program Voice Program Voice Name Voice Name Change# Change# (0–127) (0–127) (0–127) (0–127) (1–128) (1–128) Jazz Amp Choir Aahs Clean Guitar Stereo Choir Chorus Guitar Mellow Choir Muted Guitar Choir Strings Funk Guitar Voice Oohs Muted Steel Guitar...
  • Page 131 Voice List Bank Select MIDI Bank Select MIDI Voice Program Voice Program Voice Name Voice Name Change# Change# (0–127) (0–127) (0–127) (0–127) (1–128) (1–128) Big Five Altair Bass & Lead Gamelan Gongs Big & Low Stereo Gamelan Gongs Fat & Perky Rama Cymbal Soft Whirl Agogo...
  • Page 132: Drum Kit List

    Drum Kit List • “ ” indicates that the drum sound is the same as “Standard Kit 1”. • Each percussion voice uses one note. • The MIDI Note # and Note are actually one octave lower than keyboard Note # and Note. For example, in “131: Standard Kit 1”, the “Seq Click H”...
  • Page 133 Drum Kit List Voice No. MSB (0–127) / LSB (0–127) / PC (1–128) 127/000/001 127/000/113 127/000/033 127/000/041 127/000/049 126/000/001 126/000/002 Keyboard MIDI Alternate Standard Kit 1 Dance Kit Jazz Kit Brush Kit Symphony Kit SFX Kit 1 SFX Kit 2 assign Note# Note...
  • Page 134: Style List

    Style List Style No. Style Name Style No. Style Name Style No. Style Name 8BEAT SaturdayNight Quickstep ChartPianoPop DiscoChocolate Tango BritPopRock DiscoHands Pasodoble 8BeatModern SWING&JAZZ Samba Cool8Beat TradJazzPiano1 ChaChaCha Classic8Beat TradJazzPiano2 Rumba 60’sGuitarPop PianoBarBlues Jive 8BeatAdria BigBandFast TRADITIONAL 60’s8Beat BigBandMedium USMarch BubblegumPop BigBandBallad...
  • Page 135: Music Database List

    Music Database List MDB No. MDB Name MDB No. MDB Name MDB No. MDB Name MDB No. MDB Name MDB No. MDB Name ALL TIME HITS WatchGrl Shouting COUNTRY Donald's Jude Hey POP BALLAD Rock&Rll OnTheRd MoonWlz New UK WnderLnd HonkyTnk Breathe MoulinHt...
  • Page 136: Songs Provided On The Supplied Cd-Rom

    Songs Provided On the Supplied CD-ROM File Name Song Name Composer 001Nutcr.mid Danse des Mirlitons from “The Nutcracker” P.I. Tchaikovsky 002Orphe.mid “Orphée aux Enfers” Ouverture J. Offenbach 003Slavo.mid Slavonic Dances op.72-2 A. Dvorák ˇ 004Prima.mid La Primavera (from Le Quattro Stagioni) A.
  • Page 137: Harmony Type List

    Harmony Type List Harmony Type Description 01(Standard Duet) 02(Standard Trio) 03(Full Chord) 04(Rock Duet) 05(Country Duet) 06(Country Trio) Harmony types 01–10, 13 are pitch-based and add one-, two- or three-note harmonies to the 07(Block) single-note melody played in the right hand. These types sound when chords are played in the auto accompaniment range of the keyboard.
  • Page 138: Effect Type List

    Effect Type List ● Reverb Types Type Description HALL1 HALL2 HALL3 HALL4 Reverb simulating the acoustics of a hall. HALL5 HALL M HALL L ROOM1 ROOM2 ROOM3 ROOM4 ROOM5 Reverb simulating the acoustics of a room. ROOM6 ROOM7 ROOM S ROOM M ROOM L STAGE1...
  • Page 139 Effect Type List ● DSP Types Type Description HALL1 HALL2 HALL3 HALL4 Reverb simulating the acoustics of a hall. HALL5 HALL M HALL L ROOM1 ROOM2 ROOM3 ROOM4 ROOM5 Reverb simulating the acoustics of a room. ROOM6 ROOM7 ROOM S ROOM M ROOM L STAGE1...
  • Page 140 Effect Type List Type Description SYMPHONIC1 Adds more stages to the modulation of Celeste. SYMPHONIC2 ENS DETUNE Chorus effect without modulation, created by adding a slightly pitch- shifted sound. (Ensemble Detune) FLANGER1 FLANGER2 FLANGER3 FLANGER4 Adds a sweeping effect to the sound. FLANGER5 GM FLANGER T_FLANGER...
  • Page 141 Effect Type List Type Description OD+DELAY1 (Overdrive + Delay1) Overdrive and Delay are connected in series. OD+DELAY2 (Overdrive + Delay2) CMP+DST+DLY1 (Compressor + Distortion + Delay1) Compressor, Distortion and Delay are connected in series. CMP+DST+DLY2 (Compressor + Distortion + Delay2) CMP+OD+DLY1 (Compressor + Overdrive + Delay1) Compressor, Overdrive and Delay are connected in series.
  • Page 142 Effect Type List Type Description EP TC WAH EP Touch Wah (EP Touch Wah) WH+DST+DLY1 (Wah + Distortion + Delay1) Wah, Distortion and Delay are connected in series. WH+DST+DLY2 (Wah + Distortion + Delay2) WH+DST+TDLY Wah, Distortion and Tempo Delay are connected in series. (Wah + Distortion + Tempo Delay) WH+OD+DLY1 (Wah + Overdrive + Delay1)
  • Page 143 Effect Type List / Effekttypliste / Liste des types d’effets / Lista de tipos de efectos Type Description Equalizer effect that boosts both high and low frequencies, as is typi- EQ DISCO cal in most disco music. Equalizer effect that cuts both high and low frequencies, to simulate EQ TEL the sound heard through a telephone receiver.
  • Page 144: Midi Implementation Chart

    MIDI Implementation Chart DGX-630/YPG-635 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 145 MIDI Implementation Chart DGX-630/YPG-635 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 146: Midi Data Format

    MIDI Data Format NOTE: <Reverb Type> F0H, 43H, 1nH, 4CH, 02H, 01H, 00H, mmH, 1 By default (factory settings) the instrument ordinarily functions llH, F7H as a 16-channel multi-timbral tone generator, and incoming • mm : Reverb Type MSB data does not affect the panel voices or panel settings. How- •...
  • Page 147 THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE. Copyrighted data, including but not limited to MIDI data for songs, obtained • Yamaha is not liable to you or any other person for any damages, including, by means of the SOFTWARE, are subject to the following restrictions which without limitation, any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages, you must observe.
  • Page 148 SIBELIUS SCORCH LICENSE AGREEMENT By installing and/or using this Product you (an individual or legal entity) agree with the Licensor to be bound by the terms of this License which will govern your use of the Product. If you do not accept these terms, do not install or use this Product. The Product is copyright ©...
  • Page 149: Specifications

    * Specifications and descriptions in this owner’s manual are for infor- • OVERALL: Tuning, Transpose, Split Point, Touch Sensitiv- mation purposes only. Yamaha Corp. reserves the right to change or ity, Pitch Bend Range, Chord Fingering modify products or specifications at any time without prior notice.
  • Page 150: Index

    Index Panel controls and terminals Alphabetical order +/– ..........16, 67 ............68 A-B Repeat ...........88 Easy Chords ......... 32 0–9 ..........16, 67 Accessories ..........7 Easy Song Arranger ......58 A-B REPEAT ......... 16, 88 ACMP ...........28 Effect Type List ......... 138 ACMP ON/OFF ......
  • Page 151 Index Measure ..........69 Song Clear ..........63 Melody ........... 37, 49 Song List ..........35 Melody Score ........37 Song Memory .........60–61 Melody type (performance Song Out ........94, 106 assistant technology) ....39, 44 Song Volume ........88 Melody Voice ......... 59, 89 Specifications ........149 Messages ..........
  • Page 152: Limited Warranty

    DGX, YPG SERIES OF Portable Grand 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.
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