Lighted keys show you the way
Call up a song from the 100 songs built in to the keyboard, select if you'd like to play the left or right hand part and hit Start. The keyboard will lig... Read More
Lighted keys show you the way
Call up a song from the 100 songs built in to the keyboard, select if you'd like to play the left or right hand part and hit Start. The keyboard will light up the key that you're supposed to play. And to make it even less stressful, the song will actually stop and wait for you to find the correct key! All of the tools you need are found in the keyboard, including how to play chords.
Yamaha Education Suite Learning to play songs and chords
The EZ150 comes with 100 built-in songs with a songbook. 7 types of lessons are available as well as a convenient chord dictionary. There are 3 keyboard lessons for each hand. Timing mode: you can play the melody or chord by pressing any key using the correct timing. Waiting mode: playback pauses until you find and play the correct chord or melody note. Keys illuminate to guide you to the correct notes. Minus One mode: mute the left-hand, right-hand, or both parts of a song and play along nonstop. Lesson grading monitors your progress as you practice each lesson. A chord dictionary shows you how to play chords by lighting the keys.
Switching to an acoustic piano sound is fast and easy with Yamaha's Portable Grand function. One dedicated button brings up a great sounding stereo-sampled piano, stunningly rich and authentic in its sound, as well as setting up the keyboard to play as a piano in full keyboard mode. On top of all this, a wealth of special piano-only styles, like Piano Ballad or Stride for example, provide professional-sounding piano accompaniment that changes chords automatically as you do, while you play a piano melody on top!
100 Voices and the One-Touch Setting
The EZ150 has 100 voices for you to choose from. There are pianos, electric pianos, harpsichord, guitars, drums, bass, violins, and brass. Pretty much every instrument in the orchestra is at your fingertips. And if you don't know which sound goes with what style of music, the keyboard can select an appropriate sound for you using the convenient One-Touch Setting.
Strike up the Band! -- Keyboard Styles
In addition to the 100 songs found in the EZ150, there are 100 styles that allow you to play any song you like. It's just like having a built-in band. Call up your favorite style of music like rock, big band, or country, press a chord or play Single Finger mode, and the EZ150 will follow you through a piece of music, providing all of the drums, bass, piano, guitar, horn, and string parts for you. With this instrument, you can make great sounding music with little more than 2 fingers. And as you learn to play, the EZ150 will adapt to your new skills and automatically switch between single finger mode and fingered mode where you play all the notes of the chord.
Just above the keyboard on the right side are 4 multi pad buttons that trigger musical phrases. There is a wide selection of musical phrases to choose from to embellish your music, including Pianist, Organ, Guitar, Percussion, Drums, DJ Drums, DJ, Techno, and others. Play a chord on the keyboard, and the musical phrase will automatically match it. Once you try them, you'll see why Yamaha keyboards can make playing music fun.
The EZ150 has a special MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) port on the back that lets you connect your keyboard to a computer (requires an optional MIDI interface). Once connected, you can play your songs into the computer, edit them if necessary, and e-mail them to your friends and family.
Polyphony is how many notes a keyboard can produce simultaneously. The EZ150 has 16-note polyphony, which is ample for beginners.
Bass Boost System comprises a special port on each speaker that adds a powerful bass. True stereo sound adds realistic character and spatial depth. Yamaha Advanced Wave Memory technology delivers amazingly realistic sound.
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