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Perfect for th beginner because it includes learning software, the Yamaha YPT230 Portable Personal Keyboard is fun to play and loaded with features.
With 385 high quality, natural sounding voices, 100 accompaniment styles and 102 built-in songs, you'll never get tired of playing with the YPT230. Use the Portable Grand button to instantly call up an authentic stereo grand piano sound. The YPT230 has rich Reverb effects, adding concert-hall ambience to your performance. Yamaha's Education Suite makes practicing your favorite songs more easy than ever before.
Learn great piano and keyboard skills from Juilliard School of Music instructor, Irma Irene Justicia, M.A. The eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method V3 Teaching Software lets you learn with more than 300 step-by-step full-screen lessons and more than 70 video demonstrations. The software is capable of teaching on an electronic keyboard as well as an acoustic piano! It listens through your computer's microphone or MIDI interface as you play melodies and shows whether you’re playing correctly!
eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method V3 Teaching Software Features
- Features over 100 songs to learn!
- Full-screen lessons and videos
- Works with both electronic keyboards and acoustic pianos
- Instant Feedback to show when you're playing the correct notes on melodies
- Interactive Evaluation Feedback when using a USB or MIDI keyboard
- Progress Tracking provides personalized reports to show your rate of progress
- Built-in recorder for hearing back your performance
- Animated Keyboard that displays correct fingerings as the music plays
With a MIDI keyboard, you also get a detailed evaluation with specific feedback on playing mistakes. Learn to read music and play over 100 popular songs as our Animated Keyboard guides you through the fingerings. Includes hit songs from Billy Joel and Elton John! Also includes our Metronome, Recorder and Progress Tracking. eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method has everything you need to learn to play!
Instant Feedback on Your Playing!
Instant Feedback shows you when you play the correct notes as you progress through a melody. Your computer will listen as you play and highlight correctly played notes in green. As you reach your goal of playing the melody correctly, you’ll discover that reading music notation is easier than you ever thought possible!
Note and Finger Tracker!
The Note Tracker and Finger Tracker tools show you the note you play as music notation and on an animated keyboard. You’ll be able to correct your playing and learn to read music faster!
314 Step-by-Step Lessons
Arranged in twelve chapters, the lessons cover the basics such as hand position, rhythm and playing on black keys, then move on to more advanced concepts such as music notation, sight reading, intervals, chords and scales. On-screen teacher Irma Irene Justicia, M.A., provides clear and friendly instruction.
eMedia Piano and Keyboard Method features over 100 songs ranging from Classical, Pop, Folk, Rock, Blues to Country – making learning fun! Enhanced multi-track audio and colorful MIDI accompaniments enhance the learning experience.
Our Method includes hits popularized by artists such as:
- Billy Joel (Piano Man)
- Elton John (Candle in the Wind)
- Los Lobos (La Bamba)
- Bob Dylan (Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door)
- Scott Joplin (The Entertainer)
- Ludwig van Beethoven (Ode to Joy)
- Spencer Williams (Tishomingo Blues)
- and many others!
Yamaha YPT230 Portable Personal Keyboard Features
Displays color-coded fingerings as the music plays. It allows you to see exactly how to play the song on a keyboard as you hear the music. Music tracking highlights the notes being played on the screen, making it simple to follow along.
Over 70 Large-Format Videos
Professional piano instructor Irma Irene Justicia, M.A., who has taught at the renowned Juilliard School of Music, guides you with over 70 videos with demonstrations of techniques – now larger, with enhanced quality! Many of the videos include split-screen displays with close-ups for a clearer perspective. You can even view them in full-screen mode if you want to.
Interactive Evaluation Feedback
When using an electronic MIDI-compatible keyboard, you can get specific feedback on note and rhythm mistakes made while playing to help you get it right the next time! Clicking on an individual feedback balloon brings up a keyboard showing you exactly what mistake was made and what should have been played. Also, an overall percentage score summarizes how well you did on the song.
Reviews and Ear Training
Interactive review and ear training screens help reinforce new concepts and develop your ear.
Piano Fingering and Guitar Chords
The piano fingerings help teach you the correct fingering for each note. Guitar chords are included so a friend who is learning guitar can play along with you. Piano fingerings and guitar chords can be toggled on or off for any screen.
Live recorded audio
Live recorded audio is included for all songs and exercises. Audio playback options include piano only, voice only, and full audio featuring both piano and vocal performances.
Slows down the audio to any tempo, while the Animated Keyboard shows song fingerings as the music plays. You can play along and learn at the pace best suited to you!
MIDI playback options let you select left or right hand only, or a metronome click track to play along with. Colorful variable-speed MIDI accompaniments are also available and can be fun to play along with!
Personalized reports show your rate of progress, including scores for specific songs (when using a MIDI keyboard). See our Keyboard Pack option.
With the click of a button, you can get suggestions as to which voice to use on your MIDI keyboard to get the best sound for the song!
Allows you to set your own tempo and work on your speed, rhythm and timing. Provides both visual cue and/or audio tick. Full range of tempi, from largo to presto.
Record and play yourself back! This feature allows you to compare your recordings with the instructor’s version, fine tune your skills and share your recordings with friends and family.
Ultra Wide Stereo
- 385 high quality, natural sounding voices
- 100 accompaniment styles and 102 built-in songs
- Portable Grand button to instantly call up an authentic stereo grand piano sound
- Rich Reverb effects, adding concert-hall ambience to your performance
- Practice at your individual level with the new advanced Yamaha Education Suite lesson functions
Enjoy the experience of an extended, wide, dynamic sound field. Various Ultra Wide Stereo presets can be selected.
More Advanced Y.E.S
Practice at your individual level with the new advanced Yamaha Education Suite lesson functions. Now, the playback of the selected song is continuously adjusted to the tempo of the player's performance.
High Quality Voices, Styles and Digital Effects
In the YPT230, You will find 385 high-quality instrument voices and 100 accompaniment styles. It features a wide variety of voices, including preset digital effects. You will also find preset dual voices, like e.g. Piano plus Synth Pad, so you can easily (simply?) enjoy beautiful rich sounds.
Portable Grand Button
Enjoy Yamaha's world-famous grand piano sound The Portable Grand button instantly recalls a great sounding piano covering the keyboard's full range.
Auto Power Off mode
This is a new, eco-friendly mode. The YPT230 comes with a function that turns off the power automatically if the keyboard has not been used for a set amount of time in order to avoid using power unnecessarily. This supports long battery life.
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