Yamaha education suite

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1 Introduction

Yamaha education suite refers to educational features found in many Yamaha musical keyboards, including "arranger keyboards/workstations" and digital pianos. Bascially, it's a series of keyboard lessons and graded by difficulty to help learning music and piano playing.

See also:

2 Features and versions

2.1 Music education topics

  • notes and note recognition
  • chord recognition and harmony
  • timing

2.2 Features

  • Standard MIDI support
  • playing left and right hand part separately
  • Repeat points
  • Grading mechanism
  • Built-in songs (a lot in some models)
  • Reduce tempo
  • Singing (the keyboard sings notes by name)
  • Chord dictionary (shows how to play chords)

In addition to education-specific features, Yamaha keyboards have other cognitive tool functionality, such as:

  • Styles (auto-accompaniment)
  • Display of notation of MIDI tracks

2.3 Versions

Version 1

  • Release date: 1998
  • Features: Chord Dictionary, Smart Chord, and Easy Chord.

Version 2

  • Release date: 2000
  • Features: Dictionary mode, Timing mode, Waiting mode, Minus One mode, and Both Hands mode.

Version 3

  • Release date: 2001
  • Features: Guide Lights and Singing.

Version 4

  • Release date: 2004
  • Features: Repeat and Learn, Tempo.

3 Links

3.1 Introductions, presentations

3.2 Video demonstrations