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Yamaha PSR-E223 YPT-220 Owner's Manual

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Owner's Manual
How to use this manual
Before using the PSR-E223/YPT-220, be sure to read the "PRECAUTIONS" section on pages 4–5.
Follow the instructions described in "Setting Up," then try out the simple operations in "Quick Guide."
"Reference" provides detailed descriptions and procedures for getting the most out of the instrument.
After you've read the manual, keep it safe and handy for future reference.
Data List
The Data List contains MIDI related information. The Data List is available for downloading from the
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  • Page 1 “Reference” provides detailed descriptions and procedures for getting the most out of the instrument. After you’ve read the manual, keep it safe and handy for future reference. Data List The Data List contains MIDI related information. The Data List is available for downloading from the Yamaha Manual Library at:
  • Page 2: Special Message Section

    Batteries MUST be Yamaha. If a cart, etc., is used, please observe all safety installed correctly. Mismatches or incorrect installation markings and instructions that accompany the accessory may result in overheating and battery case rupture.
  • Page 3 * This applies only to products distributed by YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA. (class B) Information for Users on Collection and Disposal of Old Equipment and used Batteries These symbols on the products, packaging, and/or accompanying documents mean that used electrical and electronic products and batteries should not be mixed with general household waste.
  • Page 4 If any liquid such as water seeps into the instrument, turn off the power • Use the specified adaptor (PA-130 or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha) immediately and unplug the power cord from the AC outlet. Then have the only.
  • Page 5: Logos

    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 What You Can Do With the PSR-E223/YPT-220 Playing Changing Voices > pages 12, 13 The instrument Voice that sounds when you play the keyboard can be changed to violin, flute, harp, or any of an extensive range of voices. You can also restore the piano settings with a simple press of a but- ton.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Contents Logos ................. 5 Voice Settings Supplied Accessories..........5 Adding Reverb............32 Adding Chorus............32 Adding Panel Sustain ..........33 Setting Up Adjusting the Voice volume ........33 Transpose ............... 34 Tuning ..............34 Setting Up Octave ..............35 Power Requirements ..........8 One Touch Setting ..........
  • 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 And External Audio Equipment

    Connecting a footswitch 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 the SUSTAIN 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 w [MASTER VOLUME] control 9 ■ Front Panel e [1 LISTEN & LEARN] 29 r [2 TIMING] button 30 t [3 WAITING] button 31 y LESSON PART [L] button 29 [R] 29...
  • Page 11 Panel Controls and Terminals Display (page 27) Song List (page 55) Voice List (page 48) Style List (page 54) GrandPno ■ Rear Panel GrandPno PSR-E223/YPT-220 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 12: Quick Guide

    Changing the Voices Quick Guide This instrument features a variety of realistic, built-in voices. The grand piano Voice is automatically selected whenever the power is turned on, but you can easily change this guitar, drum, or any of an extensive range of voices. Grand Piano Voice Try playing a variety of instrument Voices Press the [VOICE] button.
  • Page 13: Playing The Grand Piano Voice

    Changing the Voices Select a Voice. Select the desired Voice by using the number buttons [0]–[9], [+], [-]. Refer to the Voice List on page 48. The Voice shown here Flute becomes the Main Voice for the instrument. Play the keyboard. Try selecting and playing different Voices.
  • Page 14: Using The Metronome

    Changing the Voices Percussion and Metronome Fun Sounds drum icons Using the Metronome The instrument features a built-in metronome (a device that keeps an accurate tempo) that is con- venient for practicing. Press the [METRONOME] button to start the metronome. To stop the metronome, press the [METRONOME] button again.
  • Page 15: Playing The Drum Kit Voice

    Changing the Voices Playing the Drum Kit Voice When Voice number 130 (Drum Kit) is selected in step 2 on page 13, you can play different percus- sion sounds directly from the keyboard. To check which percussion sounds are assigned to each key when you select Voice number 130, look at the icons printed above the keys.
  • Page 16: Playing Songs

    Playing Songs This instrument has 102 built-in Songs. For this instrument, the term “Song” refers to the data that makes up a piece of music. Listening to a Song. Select and Listen to a Specific Song Press the [SONG] button. The Song number and name are displayed.
  • Page 17: Select A Song

    Playing Songs Select a Song. Select the desired song by using the number buttons [0]–[9], [+], [-]. Refer to the Song List on page 55. NOTE Press the [START/STOP] button. • Songs can be played at any The Song will begin playing. tempo you desire—fast or slow (page 37).
  • Page 18: Play With A Style

    Play with a Style Styles are rhythm/accompaniment patterns and are played by the auto accompaniment feature. You can select from a wide variety of rhythmic types—rock, blues, Euro trance, and many, many more. Here we’ll learn how to select and play Styles using chords. While you play, you can automatically add specially created intros and endings, as well as variations in the rhythm/chord patterns, for more dynamic, professional-sounding performances.
  • Page 19: Play Along With The Styles

    Play with a Style Play along with the styles Press the [STYLE] button. The Style number and name are displayed. Style number Style name 8BtModrn Select a Style. NOTE Select the desired Style by using the number buttons [0]–[9], [+], •...
  • Page 20 Play with a Style Turn auto accompaniment on. Press the [ACMP ON/OFF] button. NOTE Press the [ACMP ON/OFF] button again to turn the auto accom- • If you press the [START/ paniment off. STOP] button while the auto accompaniment is off, only the rhythm (percussion) parts will start.
  • Page 21 Play with a Style Practice — Aura Lee — Style: 018 LoveSong Voice: 034 Strings 1 Composer: G. Poulton PSR-E223/YPT-220 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 22: Changing The Tempo Of The Style

    Play with a Style Changing the tempo of the Style 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 display after selecting a Style. Current Tempo value Tempo Set the Tempo by using the number buttons [0]–[9], [+], [-].
  • Page 23: Pattern Variation (Sections)

    Play with a Style 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 Ending Main This is the begin- This is the end of This is the main part of the Song.
  • Page 24: Playing Chords Along With Score Of The Song

    Play with a Style Playing chords along with score of the Song Below is an example of a melody score with chord indications. Chord Play the melody on the staff with your right hand, and chords with your left hand. Find the appropri- ate chords on the next page and play them as illustrated.
  • Page 25: Chords

    Play with a Style Chords For users who are new to chords, this chart features common chords. Since there are many useful chords and many different ways to use them musically, refer to commercially available chord books for further details. ★...
  • Page 26: Reference

    Basic Operation and Displays Reference Basic Operation Press a button to select a basic function: Voice, Song or Style. Select a basic Select an item or Start a function. function. value. Display (page 27) GrandPno Press the [SONG] button to access the ●...
  • Page 27: 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 SONG/VOICE/STYLE Displays the melody and Indicate the operating condition of chord notes of a Song when the instrument.
  • Page 28: 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...
  • Page 29: Start Lesson

    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 Right-hand lesson Left...
  • Page 30: Lesson 2 (Timing)

    Song Lesson Lesson 2 (Timing) In this lesson, try playing the notes with the correct timing. Simply NOTE concentrate on playing each note in time with the rhythmic accompa- • The Split Point is fixed and it can- niment. The correct notes sound even if you play wrong notes as long not be changed.
  • Page 31: 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. NOTE •...
  • Page 32: Voice Settings

    Voice Settings You can adjust the Reverb depth in the Func- Adding Reverb tion Settings (page 44). Reverb adds the ambience of a room or concert NOTE hall to the sound that you play on the keyboard. • You can also access the Reverb Type setting display by press- ing the [FUNCTION] button several times.
  • Page 33: Adding Panel Sustain

    Voice Settings Adding Panel Sustain Adjusting the Voice volume This function adds a fixed sustain to the key- The volume balance between the Style/Song and board Voices. the keyboard can be adjusted. Press the [FUNCTION] button a number of Press the [FUNCTION] button a number of times until the “Sustain”...
  • Page 34: Transpose

    Voice Settings Transpose Tuning The instrument’s Transpose function makes it You can fine tune the pitch of the entire instru- possible to shift the pitch of the entire keyboard ment. The overall tuning of the instrument can be up or down in semitone intervals to facilitate shifted up or down by a maximum of 100 cents playing in difficult key signatures, and to let you in 1-cent increments (100 cents = 1 semitone).
  • Page 35: Octave

    Voice Settings Octave One Touch Setting The pitch of a note can be shifted upward or Sometimes selecting the ideal Voice to play with downward in steps of an octave. a Song or Style can be confusing. The One Touch Setting feature automatically selects the Press the [FUNCTION] button a number of most suitable Voice for you when you select a times until the “M.
  • Page 36: Setting The Metronome Time Signature

    Voice Settings Setting the Metronome Time Setting the Metronome Volume Signature Press the [FUNCTION] button a number of A chime will sound on the first beat of each mea- times until “MetroVol” appears. sure, while a metronome click will sound on all others.
  • Page 37: Song Settings

    Song settings Changing the tempo of the Song Mute Songs can be played at any tempo you desire— The Song is made up by several tracks. fast or slow. You can mute Track 1 or Track 2 during Song playback. You can turn the left- and right-hand Press the [TEMPO/TAP] button to call up parts on or off as desired, allowing you to listen the Tempo setting in the display after select-...
  • Page 38: Practice Makes Perfect

    Song settings You can stop repeat playback at any time by Practice Makes Perfect pressing the [A-B REPEAT] button. The A-B REPEAT mode will be canceled You can repeatedly practice a section you find and normal playback of the Song will con- difficult.
  • Page 39: Tap Start

    Song settings Tap Start Changing the Melody Voice After selecting a song, you can set the Tempo by You can change a Song’s melody Voice to any simply tapping the [TEMPO/TAP] button at the other Voice you prefer. required tempo—four times for time signatures Select the Song and play it.
  • Page 40: Style (Auto Accompaniment) Functions

    Style (Auto Accompaniment) Functions ■ Tap Start Starting Style playback You can supply a count-in at any tempo you like to start playback. Simply tap the The following two methods can be used to start [TEMPO/TAP] button at any tempo—4 times Style playback.
  • Page 41: Setting The Split Point

    Style (Auto Accompaniment) Functions Setting the Split Point Looking up Chords Using the Chord Dictionary The Split Point setting can be changed as desired. 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 Split Point—default setting: 54 (F#2) name of a certain chord and want to quickly learn how to play it.
  • Page 42 Style (Auto Accompaniment) Functions Press the “M7” (major seventh) key in the section of the keyboard labeled “CHORD > TYPE .” (The note doesn’t sound.) The notes you should play for the specified chord (root note and chord type) are shown in the display, both as notation and in the keyboard diagram.
  • Page 43: Function Settings

    Function Settings The [FUNCTION] button gives you access to a variety of operations related to adjusting or enhancing the sound and making settings for connection to external devices. Select the item and change the Set the value by using the number value buttons [0]–[9], [+], [-].
  • Page 44 Function Settings ● Function Setting List Item Display Range/settings Description Style Volume StyleVol 000–127 Determines the volume of the Style. Song Volume 000–127 Determines the volume of the Song. SongVol Transpose -12–00–12 Determines the pitch of the instrument by semitone incre- TransPos ments.
  • Page 45: About Midi

    (sold separately) will be necessary for MIDI connection between the PSR-E223/YPT-220 and a USB-equipped computer. Make sure to purchase a Yamaha UX16 or a qual- CAUTION ity USB-MIDI interface at a musical instrument • Connect the PSR-E223/YPT-220 to external equipment only after turning off power for all devices.
  • Page 46: Midi Settings

    About MIDI ■ MIDI settings External Clock Settings These settings should be made when transmit- These settings determine whether the instrument ting/receiving performance data to a connected is synchronized to its own internal clock (OFF), MIDI device or computer. or to a clock signal from an external device (ON).
  • Page 47: Appendix

    Troubleshooting Appendix Problem Possible Cause and Solution When the instrument is turned on or off, a This is normal and indicates that the instrument is receiving electrical popping sound is temporarily produced. power. Using a mobile phone in close proximity to the instrument may produce When using a mobile phone, noise is pro- interference.
  • Page 48: Voice List

    Voice List ■ Maximum Polyphony • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • NOTE The instrument has 32-note maximum polyphony. This means that • The Voice List includes MIDI program it can play a maximum of up to 32 notes at once, regardless of change numbers for each voice.
  • Page 49 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) Pan Flute Banjo Recorder Shamisen Blown Bottle Koto Shakuhachi Kalimba Whistle Bagpipe Ocarina Fiddle SYNTH LEAD Shanai Square Lead SOUND EFFECTS...
  • Page 50 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) Thick Sawtooth 60's Drawbar Organ 3 Sequenced Bass Percussive Organ 2 Synth Drum Comp Horn Orchestra Popcorn Piano Strings Big &...
  • Page 51 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) Distorted Lead Altair Fat & Perky Glass Percussion Fantasy Log Drums Nylon Harp Goblins Synth Gamelan Gongs Melodic Tom 2 Thai Bells Analog Tom...
  • Page 52: 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 “Standard Kit 1”, the “Seq Click H” (Note# 36/Note C1) corresponds to (Note# 24/Note C0).
  • Page 53 Drum Kit List 127/0/28 127/0/33 127/0/41 127/0/49 126/0/1 126/0/2 126/0/113 Dance Kit Jazz Kit Brush Kit Symphony Kit SFX Kit 1 SFX Kit 2 Sound Effect Kit Reverse Cymbal Drum Loop Hi Q 2 AnSD Snappy SD Jazz H Light Brush Slap L AnBD Dance-1 Bass Drum L...
  • Page 54: Style List

    Style List Style Style Style Style Name Style Name Style Name 8 Beat Swing & Jazz Trad&World 8BeatModern BigBandFast USMarch 60’sGtrPop BigBandBallad 6/8March 8BeatAdria JazzClub GermanMarch 60’s8Beat Swing1 PolkaPop 8Beat Swing2 OberPolka OffBeat Five/Four Tarantella 60’sRock Dixieland Showtune HardRock Ragtime ChristmasSwing RockShuffle R &...
  • Page 55: Song List

    • Some songs have been edited for length or for ease in learning, and may not be exactly the same as the original. • A Song Book (free downloadable scores) is available that includes scores for all internal songs (excepting Songs 1–3). To obtain the Song Book, complete the user registration at the following website. PSR-E223/YPT-220 Owner’s Manual...
  • Page 56: Effect Type List

    Effect Type List ● Reverb Types Reverb Type Description 01–03 Hall 1–3 Concert hall reverb. 04–05 Room 1–2 Small room reverb. 06–07 Stage 1–2 Reverb for solo instruments. 08–09 Plate 1–2 Simulated steel plate reverb. No effect. ● Chorus Types Chorus Type Description Chorus 1...
  • Page 57: Specifications

    • Style Volume, Song Volume, Tuning, Transpose, prior notice. Since specifications, equipment or options may not Split Point, Main voice (Volume, Octave), Reverb Type, be the same in every locale, please check with your Yamaha Reverb level, Panel Sustain, Local On/Off, dealer.
  • Page 58: Index

    Index 0–9, +,- ............... 26 Keyboard Display ............27 AB Repeat ..............38 AC Power Adaptor ............8 Left ................29 ACMP ON/OFF ............20 Lesson ................ 28 Auto Accompaniment .......... 18, 20 LISTEN & LEARN ............ 28 Auto accompaniment range ......... 18, 20 Local ..............
  • Page 59 Index Song ..............16, 37 Song List ..............55 Song Volume ............. 38 Sound Effect ............... 15 Split Point ..............41 STANDBY/ON ............9 START/STOP ............17 Style ..............18, 40 Style List ..............54 Style Volume ............. 40 Supplied Accessories ..........5, 57 Sustain (Footswitch) ............
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  • Page 62: Limited Warranty

    PSR, YPT SERIES OF DIGITAL 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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