Yamaha 150 Specifications

SPECIAL MESSAGE SECTION
This product utilizes batteries or an external power supply (adapter). DO NOT
connect this product to any power supply or adapter other than one described
in the manual, on the name plate, or specifically recommended by Yamaha.
This product may also use “household” type batteries. Some of these may be
rechargeable. Make sure that the battery being charged is a rechargeable
type and that the charger is intended for the battery being charged.
This product should be used only with the components supplied or; a cart,
rack, or stand that is recommended by Yamaha. If a cart, etc., is used, please
observe all safety markings and instructions that accompany the accessory
product.
When installing batteries, do not mix batteries with new, or with batteries of a
different type. Batteries MUST be installed correctly. Mismatches or incorrect
installation may result in overheating and battery case rupture.
SPECIFICATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE:
The information contained in this manual is believed to be correct at the time
of printing. However, Yamaha reserves the right to change or modify any of
the specifications without notice or obligation to update existing units.
This product, either alone or in combination with an amplifier and headphones or speaker/s, may be capable of producing sound levels that could
cause permanent hearing loss. DO NOT operate for long periods of time at a
high volume level or at a level that is uncomfortable. If you experience any
hearing loss or ringing in the ears, you should consult an audiologist.
IMPORTANT: The louder the sound, the shorter the time period before damage occurs.
Do not attempt to disassemble, or incinerate any battery. Keep all batteries
away from children. Dispose of used batteries promptly and as regulated by
the laws in your area. Note: Check with any retailer of household type batteries in your area for battery disposal information.
Disposal Notice:
Should this product become damaged beyond repair, or for some reason its
useful life is considered to be at an end, please observe all local, state, and
federal regulations that relate to the disposal of products that contain lead,
batteries, plastics, etc. If your dealer is unable to assist you, please contact
Yamaha directly.
NAME PLATE LOCATION:
NOTICE:
Service charges incurred due to a lack of knowledge relating to how a function or effect works (when the unit is operating as designed) are not covered
by the manufacturer’s warranty, and are therefore the owners responsibility.
Please study this manual carefully and consult your dealer before requesting
service.
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES:
Yamaha strives to produce products that are both user safe and environmentally friendly. We sincerely believe that our products and the production methods used to produce them, meet these goals. In keeping with both the letter
and the spirit of the law, we want you to be aware of the following:
Battery Notice:
This product MAY contain a small non-rechargeable battery which (if applicable) is soldered in place. The average life span of this type of battery is
approximately five years. When replacement becomes necessary, contact a
qualified service representative to perform the replacement.
92-BP (bottom)
Warning:
The name plate is located on the bottom of the product. The model number,
serial number, power requirements, etc., are located on this plate. You should
record the model number, serial number, and the date of purchase in the
spaces provided below and retain this manual as a permanent record of your
purchase.
Model
Serial No.
Purchase Date
PLEASE KEEP THIS MANUAL
FCC INFORMATION (U.S.A.)
1. IMPORTANT NOTICE: DO NOT MODIFY THIS UNIT!
This product, when installed as indicated in the instructions contained in
this manual, meets FCC requirements. Modifications not expressly
approved by Yamaha may void your authority, granted by the FCC, to use
the product.
2. IMPORTANT: When connecting this product to accessories and/or
another product use only high quality shielded cables. Cable/s supplied
with this product MUST be used. Follow all installation instructions. Failure
to follow instructions could void your FCC authorization to use this product
in the USA.
3. NOTE: This product has been tested and found to comply with the
requirements listed in FCC Regulations, Part 15 for Class “B” digital
devices. Compliance with these requirements provides a reasonable level
of assurance that your use of this product in a residential environment will
not result in harmful interference with other electronic devices. This equipment generates/uses radio frequencies and, if not installed and used
according to the instructions found in the users manual, may cause interference harmful to the operation of other electronic devices. Compliance
* This applies only to products distributed by YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA.
Relocate either this product or the device that is being affected by the
interference.
Utilize power outlets that are on different branch (circuit breaker or fuse)
circuits or install AC line filter/s.
In the case of radio or TV interference, relocate/reorient the antenna. If the
antenna lead-in is 300 ohm ribbon lead, change the lead-in to co-axial
type cable.
If these corrective measures do not produce satisfactory results, please
contact the local retailer authorized to distribute this type of product. If you
can not locate the appropriate retailer, please contact Yamaha Corporation of America, Electronic Service Division, 6600 Orangethorpe Ave,
Buena Park, CA90620
The above statements apply ONLY to those products distributed by
Yamaha Corporation of America or its subsidiaries.
(class B)
OBSERVERA!
Entsorgung leerer Batterien (nur innerhalb Deutschlands)
Apparaten kopplas inte ur växelströmskällan (nätet) sá länge som den ar
ansluten till vägguttaget, även om själva apparaten har stängts av.
Leisten Sie einen Beitrag zum Umweltschutz. Verbrauchte Batterien oder
Akkumulatoren dürfen nicht in den Hausmüll. Sie können bei einer Sammelstelle für Altbatterien bzw. Sondermüll abgegeben werden. Informieren
Sie sich bei Ihrer Kommune.
ADVARSEL: Netspæendingen til dette apparat er IKKE afbrudt, sálæenge
netledningen siddr i en stikkontakt, som er t endt — ogsá selvom der or
slukket pá apparatets afbryder.
VAROITUS: Laitteen toisiopiiriin kytketty käyttökytkin ei irroita koko laitetta
verkosta.
(standby)
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with FCC regulations does not guarantee that interference will not occur in
all installations. If this product is found to be the source of interference,
which can be determined by turning the unit “OFF” and “ON”, please try to
eliminate the problem by using one of the following measures:
(battery)
PRECAUTIONS
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING
* Please keep this manual in a safe place for future reference.
WARNING
Always follow the basic precautions listed below to avoid the possibility of serious injury or even death from electrical
shock, short-circuiting, damages, fire or other hazards. These precautions include, but are not limited to, the following:
Power supply/AC power adaptor
Water warning
• Only use the voltage specified as correct for the instrument. The required
voltage is printed on the name plate of the instrument.
• Use the specified adaptor (PA-3C or PA-3B or an equivalent recommended by
Yamaha) only. Using the wrong adaptor can result in damage to the instrument
or overheating.
• Check the electric plug periodically and remove any dirt or dust which may have
accumulated on it.
• Do not place the AC adaptor cord near heat sources such as heaters or radiators,
and do not excessively bend or otherwise damage the cord, place heavy objects
on it, or place it in a position where anyone could walk on, trip over, or roll
anything over it.
Do not open
• Do not open the instrument or attempt to disassemble the internal parts or
modify them in any way. The instrument contains no user-serviceable parts. If it
should appear to be malfunctioning, discontinue use immediately and have it
inspected by qualified Yamaha service personnel.
• Do not expose the instrument to rain, use it near water or in damp or wet
conditions, or place containers on it containing liquids which might spill into
any openings.
• Never insert or remove an electric plug with wet hands.
Fire warning
• Do not put burning items, such as candles, on the unit.
A burning item may fall over and cause a fire.
If you notice any abnormality
• If the AC adaptor cord or plug becomes frayed or damaged, or if there is a
sudden loss of sound during use of the instrument, or if any unusual smells or
smoke should appear to be caused by it, immediately turn off the power switch,
disconnect the adaptor plug from the outlet, and have the instrument inspected
by qualified Yamaha service personnel.
CAUTION
Always follow the basic precautions listed below to avoid the possibility of physical injury to you or others, or damage
to the instrument or other property. These precautions include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Do not attempt to recharge batteries that are not intended to be charged.
Power supply/AC power adaptor
• When removing the electric plug from the instrument or an outlet, always hold
the plug itself and not the cord.
• When the batteries run out, or if the instrument is not to be used for a long time,
remove the batteries from the instrument to prevent possible leakage of the
battery fluid.
• Unplug the AC power adaptor when not using the instrument, or during
electrical storms.
• Keep batteries away from children.
• Do not connect the instrument to an electrical outlet using a multiple-connector.
Doing so can result in lower sound quality, or possibly cause overheating in the
outlet.
• If the batteries do leak, avoid contact with the leaked fluid. If the battery fluid
should come in contact with your eyes, mouth, or skin, wash immediately with
water and consult a doctor. Battery fluid is corrosive and may possibly cause
loss of sight or chemical burns.
Battery
Location
• Always make sure all batteries are inserted in conformity with the +/- polarity
markings. Failure to do so might result in overheating, fire, or battery fluid
leakage.
• Always replace all batteries at the same time. Do not use new batteries together
with old ones. Also, do not mix battery types, such as alkaline batteries with
manganese batteries, or batteries from different makers, or different types of
batteries from the same maker, since this can cause overheating, fire, or battery
fluid leakage.
• Do not expose the instrument to excessive dust or vibrations, or extreme cold or
heat (such as in direct sunlight, near a heater, or in a car during the day) to
prevent the possibility of panel disfiguration or damage to the internal
components.
• Do not use the instrument in the vicinity of a TV, radio, stereo equipment,
mobile phone, or other electric devices. Otherwise, the instrument, TV, or radio
may generate noise.
• Do not dispose of batteries in fire.
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• Do not place the instrument in an unstable position where it might accidentally
fall over.
• Before moving the instrument, remove all connected adaptor and other cables.
• Use only the stand specified for the instrument. When attaching the stand or
rack, use the provided screws only. Failure to do so could cause damage to the
internal components or result in the instrument falling over.
Handling caution
• Do not insert a finger or hand in any gaps on the instrument.
• Never insert or drop paper, metallic, or other objects into the gaps on the panel
or keyboard. If this happens, turn off the power immediately and unplug the
power cord from the AC outlet. Then have the instrument inspected by qualified
Yamaha service personnel.
• Do not place vinyl, plastic or rubber objects on the instrument, since this might
discolor the panel or keyboard.
Connections
• Before connecting the instrument to other electronic components, turn off the
power for all components. Before turning the power on or off for all
components, set all volume levels to minimum. Also, be sure to set the volumes
of all components at their minimum levels and gradually raise the volume
controls while playing the instrument to set the desired listening level.
• Do not rest your weight on, or place heavy objects on the instrument, and do not
use excessive force on the buttons, switches or connectors.
• Do not operate the instrument for a long period of time at a high or
uncomfortable volume level, since this can cause permanent hearing loss. If you
experience any hearing loss or ringing in the ears, consult a physician.
Maintenance
• When cleaning the instrument, use a soft, dry cloth. Do not use paint thinners,
solvents, cleaning fluids, or chemical-impregnated wiping cloths.
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.
When using a power adaptor, even when the power switch is in the “STANDBY” position, electricity is still flowing to the instrument at the minimum level. When you are not
using the instrument for a long time, make sure you unplug the AC power adaptor from the wall AC outlet.
Make sure to discard used batteries according to local regulations.
The illustrations and LED display as shown in this owner’s manual are for instructional purposes only, and may be different from the ones on your instrument.
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All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
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Congratulations on your purchase of the Yamaha EZ-150 PortaTone!
You now own a portable keyboard that combines advanced functions, great sound
and exceptional ease-of-use in a highly compact package. Its outstanding features
also make it a remarkably expressive and versatile instrument.
Read this Owner’s Manual carefully while playing your new EZ-150 in order to
take full advantage of its various features.
Main Features
The EZ-150 is a sophisticated yet easy-to-use keyboard with the following features and functions:
■ Yamaha Education Suite
The EZ-150 features the new Yamaha Education Suite — a set of learning tools that utilize the latest technology to make studying and practicing music more fun and fulfilling than ever before!
The Yamaha Education Suite includes:
● Lesson ............................. page 36
The convenient and easy-to-use Lesson feature, guides you through the parts of a song — just like a
patient teacher! Select from any one of 100 songs on the EZ-150, and learn the left- and right-hand
parts independently at first, then together. Lesson features four easy steps that help you master each
song: Timing, Waiting, Minus One, and Both Hands.
● Grade & Talking ............................. pages 41, 42
The EZ-150 also has the Grade and Talking features. Grade is a virtual “teacher,” evaluating your
practice sessions and rating your performance. The convenient Talking function “announces” each
Lesson step and your “grades,” among other things.
● Lighting ............................. page 42
When you are using the Lesson feature or the Dictionary, the key indicators tell you which keys to
play. Also, during song playback, they show the keys that are playing.
● Dictionary ............................. page 43
Dictionary is a built-in “chord encyclopedia” that teaches you how to play specific chords by showing
lighting keyboards — perfect for when you know the name of a chord and want to quickly learn how
to play it!
■ Portable Grand ............................. page 22
The EZ-150 also has a Portable Grand function for realistic piano performance. Pressing the [PORTABLE GRAND] button instantly calls up the stunningly authentic “Stereo Sampled Piano” voice and configures the entire EZ-150 for optimum piano play. Special Pianist styles — with piano-only
accompaniment — are also provided.
■ DJ ............................. page 24
The DJ feature is an exciting new addition to the EZ-150, that puts a wealth of contemporary sounds and
rhythms at your fingertips. Pressing the [DJ] button instantly calls up one of the special DJ songs (“DJ
GAME”) and a DJ style, and provides the appropriate voice and sound effects to match.
Other powerful features include:
• Exceptionally realistic and dynamic sounds with 100 voices,
utilizing digital recordings of actual instruments.
• Four Multi Pads, for instantly adding special instrumental
breaks, fills, and phrases to your performance.
• 100 dynamic auto accompaniment Styles, each with different
Intro, Main A and B, and Ending sections. All styles (except
for the Piano styles) also have their own two Fill-in patterns.
• One Touch Setting (OTS), for automatically calling up an
appropriate voice for playing with the selected Style and Song.
• 100 songs, for your listening enjoyment — or for use with the
sophisticated learning tools of the Yamaha Education Suite.
• Built-in, high-quality stereo amplifier/speaker system.
• MIDI terminals for interfacing with other MIDI devices.
• Convenient control over accompaniment Styles — including
Tempo, Tap Tempo and independent Accompaniment Volume.
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COPYRIGHT NOTICE
q Six of the demo-songs (or compositions) included in this keyboard
are as follows:
A Hard Day’s Night
• Words and Music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
• Copyright © 1964 Sony/ATV Songs LLC
• Copyright Renewed
• All Rights Administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing, 8 Music
Square West, Nashville, TN37203
• International Copyright Secured All Rights Reserved
Can’t Help Falling In Love
• Words and Music by George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti and Luigi
Creatore
• Copyright © 1961 by Gladys Music, Inc.
• Copyright Renewed and Assigned to Gladys Music
• All Rights Administered by Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company, Inc. and Chrysalis Music
• International Copyright Secured All Rights Reserved
w Four of the demo-songs (or compositions) included in this keyboard
are as follows:
Composition Title
: An Englishman In New York
Composer’s Name
: Sumner 0590545
Copyright Owner’s Name : G M SUMNER LTD
Composition Title
: Against All Odds
Composer’s Name
: Collins 0007403
Copyright Owner’s Name : EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING LTD / HIT
& RUN MUSIC LTD
Composition Title
: Just The Way You Are
Composer’s Name
: Joel 0273671
Copyright Owner’s Name : EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING LTD
Composition Title
: Look Of Love
Composer’s Name
: Bacharach/David 0093316
Copyright Owner’s Name : Screen Gems - EMI Music Ltd
Stella By Starlight
• from the Paramount Picture THE UNINVITED
• Words by Ned Washington
• Music by Victor Young
• Copyright © 1946 (Renewed 1973, 1974) by Famous Music Corporation
• International Copyright Secured All Rights Reserved
Hey Jude
• Words and Music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
• Copyright © 1968 Sony/ATV Songs LLC
• Copyright Renewed
• All Rights Administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing, 8 Music
Square West, Nashville, TN37203
• International Copyright Secured All Rights Reserved
Edelweiss
• Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
• Music by Richard Rodgers
• Copyright © 1959 by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
• Copyright Renewed
• WILLIAMSON MUSlC owner of publication and allied rights
throughout the world
• International Copyright Secured All Rights Reserved
Linus And Lucy
• By Vince Guaraldi
• Copyright © 1965 LEE MENDELSON FILM PRODUCTIONS,
INC.
• Copyright Renewed
• International Copyright Secured All Rights Reserved
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CAUTION: All Rights Reserved, Unauthorized copying, public performance and broadcasting are strictly prohibited regarding the above
ten demo-songs.
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,
styles files, MIDI files, WAVE data and sound recordings. Any unauthorized use of such programs and contents outside of personal use is not
permitted under relevant laws. Any violation of copyright has legal
consequences. DON’T MAKE, DISTRIBUTE OR USE ILLEGAL
COPIES.
Contents
Panel Controls and Terminals ........................ 8
Selecting and Playing Styles........................ 44
Setting Up....................................................... 10
• Selecting and Playing a Style ...........................44
• Playing the Accompaniment .............................45
• Changing the Tempo ........................................48
• Sections (Main A, Main B) and Fill-ins..............48
• Adjusting the Accompaniment Volume .............49
• Using Auto Accompaniment
— Multi Fingering .............................................50
• Multi Pads .........................................................53
• Power Requirements ........................................10
• Turning On the Power.......................................10
• Accessory Jacks ...............................................11
Quick Guide
Step 1
Step 2
Step 3
Step 4
12
Voices ........................................................... 12
Songs............................................................ 14
Style ............................................................. 16
Lesson .......................................................... 18
Basic operation and LED Display ................ 20
Portable Grand............................................... 22
MIDI ................................................................. 54
Voice List ....................................................... 55
Drum Kit List .................................................. 57
Style List & Multi pads .................................. 58
MIDI Implementation Chart ........................... 60
• Playing the Portable Grand...............................22
• Using the Metronome .......................................22
Troubleshooting ............................................ 62
DJ .................................................................... 24
Specifications ................................................ 65
Index ............................................................... 63
• Playing the DJ...................................................24
Selecting and Playing Voices ....................... 25
• Selecting and Playing a Voice ..........................25
• One Touch Setting............................................28
• Transpose and Tuning......................................29
Selecting and Playing Songs........................ 31
• Selecting and Playing a Song...........................31
• Melody Voice Change.......................................32
• Changing the Tempo ........................................33
• Adjusting the Song Volume ..............................34
• Song Controls ...................................................34
• A-B Repeat .......................................................35
Song Lesson .................................................. 36
• Using the Lesson Feature.................................36
• Lesson 1 — Timing...........................................38
• Lesson 2 — Waiting..........................................39
• Lesson 3 — Minus One ....................................39
• Lesson 4 — Both Hands...................................40
• Grade................................................................41
Talking ............................................................ 42
Turning the Light Guide On and Off ............ 42
Dictionary ....................................................... 43
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Panel Controls and Terminals
■ Front Panel
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!3 !4 !5 !6 !7
q [MASTER VOLUME] dial
This determines the overall volume of the EZ-150.
!0 [METRONOME] button
This turns the metronome on and off. (See page 22.)
w Power switch ([STANDBY/ON])
!1 [DJ] button
This instantly calls up a special DJ voice, song and
style. (See page 24.)
e LESSON [L] (Left) and [R] (Right) buttons
These call up the Lesson exercises for the corresponding hand (left or right) for the selected song. (See
page 37.)
r [Dict.] (DICTIONARY) button
This calls up the Dictionary function (See page 43).
t [OVERALL] button
This is for selecting the various “overall” functions.
(See page 20.)
y [SONG] button
This is for enabling song selection. (See page 31.)
u [STYLE] button
This is for enabling style selection. (See page 44.)
i [VOICE] button
This is for enabling voice selection. (See page 25.)
Holding down this button calls up the Melody Voice
Change function. (See page 32.)
o [PORTABLE GRAND] button
This instantly calls up the Grand Piano voice, plus a
special piano song and style. (See page 22.)
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!2 Numeric keypad, [+/ON] and [–/OFF]
buttons
These are used for selecting songs, voices, and styles.
(See page 26.) They are also used for entering values
and adjusting or making certain settings.
!3 [ACCOMPANIMENT ON/OFF]
([A-B REPEAT]) button
When the Style mode is selected, this turns the auto
accompaniment on and off. (See page 45.) When the
Song mode is selected, this controls the A-B Repeat
function. (See page 35.)
!4 [SYNC START] ([ PAUSE]) button
When the Style mode is selected, this turns the Sync
Start function on and off. (See page 46.) When the
Song mode is selected, this alternately pauses and
starts song playback. (See page 34.)
Panel Controls and Terminals
!5 [START/STOP] button
When the Style mode is selected, this alternately starts
and stops the style. (See page 45.) When the Song
mode is selected, this alternately starts and stops song
playback. (See page 34.)
!6 [INTRO/ENDING/rit.] ([ REW]) button
When the Style mode is selected, this is used to control the Intro and Ending functions. (See page 47.)
When the Song mode is selected, this is used to
rewind during song playback. When song playback is
stopped, it is used to reverse to specific measure numbers in the song. (See page 34.)
!7 [MAIN/AUTO FILL] ([ FF]) button
When the Style mode is selected, this is used to
change auto accompaniment sections and control the
Auto Fill function. (See page 48.) When the Song
mode is selected, this is used to fast forward during
song playback. When song playback is stopped, it is
used to advance to specific measure numbers in the
song. (See page 34.)
!8 [TEMPO/TAP] button
This button allows you to tap out the tempo and automatically start a selected song or style at that tapped
speed. (See page 46.) It also is used to call up the
Tempo setting, letting you set the Tempo with the
numeric keypad or [+]/[–] buttons. (See page 33.)
!9 [DEMO] button
This is used to play the Demo songs. (See page 14.)
@0 [MULTI PAD/DJ GAME] buttons
These are used to automatically play pre-programmed
musical phrases. (See page 53.)
These are also used to play the DJ GAME. (See page
24.)
■ Rear Panel
@1
@1 MIDI IN, OUT terminals
These are for connection to other MIDI instruments
and devices. (See pages 11, 54.)
@2 SUSTAIN jack
This is for connection to an optional FC4 or FC5
Footswitch. (See page 11.)
@3
@4
@3 PHONES/OUTPUT jack
This is for connection to a set of stereo headphones or
to an external amplifier/speaker system. (See page
11.)
@4 DC IN 12V jack
This is for connection to a PA-3C or PA-3B AC power
adaptor. (See page 10.)
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Setting Up
This section contains information about setting up your EZ-150 for playing. Make sure to read
this section carefully before using the instrument.
Power Requirements
Although the EZ-150 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.
■ Using an AC Power Adaptor • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
q Make sure that the [STANDBY/ON] switch of the EZ-150 is set to STANDBY.
w Connect the AC adaptor (PA-3C, PA-3B, or other adaptor specifically recommended by Yamaha) to the DC IN 12V jack.
e Plug the AC adaptor into an AC outlet.
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• Use ONLY a Yamaha PA-3C or
PA-3B AC Power Adaptor (or
other adaptor specifically recommended by Yamaha) to
power your instrument from
the AC mains. The use of other
adaptors may result in irreparable damage to both the adaptor and the EZ-150.
• Unplug the AC Power Adaptor
when not using the EZ-150, or
during electrical storms.
■ Using Batteries • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
● Inserting Batteries
For battery operation the EZ-150 requires six 1.5V “D” size, R20P (LR20) or
equivalent batteries. When the batteries need to be replaced, the volume may be
reduced, the sound may be distorted, and other problems may occur. When this
happens, turn the power off and replace the batteries, as described below
q Open the battery compartment cover located on the instrument’s bottom panel.
w Insert the six new batteries, being careful to follow the polarity markings in
the compartment cover.
e Replace the compartment cover, making sure that it locks firmly in place.
• When the batteries run down,
replace them with a complete
set of six new batteries.
NEVER mix old and new batteries.
• Do not use different kinds of
batteries (e.g. alkaline and
manganese) at the same time.
• If the instrument is not to be in
use for a long time, remove the
batteries from it, in order to
prevent possible fluid leakage
from the battery.
• The effective life of rechargeable batteries may shorter than
that of conventional batteries.
Turning On the Power
With the AC power adaptor connected or with batteries installed, simply move the
STANDBY switch until it is set to the ON position. When the instrument is not in
use, be sure to turn the power off.
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• Even when the switch is in the
“STANDBY” position, electricity is still flowing to the instrument at the minimum level.
When you are not using the
EZ-150 for a long time, make
sure you unplug the AC power
adaptor from the wall AC outlet, and/or remove the batteries from the instrument.
Setting Up
Accessory Jacks
■ Using Headphones• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
For private practicing and playing without disturbing others, connect a set of stereo headphones to the rear panel PHONES/OUTPUT jack. Sound from the builtin speaker system is automatically cut off when you insert a headphone plug into
this jack.
■ Connecting a Keyboard Amplifier or Stereo System • • • • • • •
Though the EZ-150 is equipped with a built-in speaker system, you can also play
it through an external amplifier/speaker system. First, make sure the EZ-150 and
any external devices are turned off, then connect one end of a stereo audio cable to
the LINE IN or AUX IN jack(s) of the other device and the other end to the rear
panel PHONES/OUTPUT jack on the EZ-150.
• To prevent damage to the
speakers, set the volume of
the external devices at the
minimum setting before connecting them. Failure to
observe these cautions may
result in electric shock or
equipment damage. Also, be
sure to set the volumes of all
devices at their minimum levels and gradually raise the volume controls while playing the
instrument to set the desired
listening level.
■ Using a Sustain Footswitch • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
This feature lets you use an optional footswitch (Yamaha FC4 or FC5) to sustain
the sound of the keyboard voice. This is used in the same way as a damper pedal
on an acoustic piano — press and hold down the footswitch as you play the keyboard to sustain the sound.
• Make sure that the footswitch
plug is properly connected to the
SUSTAIN jack before turning on
the power.
• Do not press the footswitch while
turning the power on. Doing this
changes the recognized polarity
of the footswitch, resulting in
reversed footswitch operation.
■ Using the MIDI Terminals • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
The EZ-150 also features MIDI terminals, allowing you to interface the EZ-150
with other MIDI instruments and devices. (For more information, see page 54.)
MIDI
instrument
Music Rest
Insert the bottom edge of the included music rest into
the slot located at the top rear of the EZ-150 control
panel.
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Quick
Guide
Step 1
Voices
w
w
zx
01
q
z q
Playing the Piano
Simply by pressing the [PORTABLE GRAND] button, you can automatically reset the entire EZ-150 for piano play.
z Press the [PORTABLE GRAND] button.
Playing along with the Metronome
z Press the [METRONOME] button.
01
x Stop the Metronome.
x Play the keyboard.
Want to find out more? See page 22.
Want to find out more? See page 22.
● Panel Voice List
No.
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
12
Voice Name
PIANO
GRAND PIANO
HONKY-TONK
PIANO
ELECTRIC PIANO 1
ELECTRIC PIANO 2
ELECTRIC PIANO 3
ELECTRIC PIANO 4
HARPSICHORD
CLAVI
CELESTA
ORGAN
VIBRATO OFF
VIBRATO ON
HARMONY OFF
No.
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
Voice Name
HARMONY ON
ATTACK OFF
ATTACK ON
WAVE OFF
WAVE ON
PIPE OGAN
ACCORDION
HARMONICA
GUITAR/BASS
SOFT GUITAR
FOLK GUITAR
12STRINGS
GUITAR
JAZZ GUITAR
ELECTRIC GUITAR
No.
Voice Name
DISTORTION
GUITAR
27 WOOD BASS
28 FINGER BASS
29 SLAP BASS
STRINGS/MALLET
30 STRINGS
31 VIOLIN
32 CELLO
33 HARP
34 SITAR
35 BANJO
36 VIBRAPHONE
37 MARIMBA
38 STEEL DRUMS
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No.
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
Voice Name
WIND
TRUMPET
TROMBONE
MUTE TRUMPET
FRENCH HORN
BRASS SECTION
ALTO SAX
TENOR SAX
OBOE
CLARINET
FLUTE
PAN FLUTE
SYNTHESIZER
THICK LEAD
SIMPLE LEAD
No.
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
Voice Name
THICK SAWTOOTH
SIMPLE
SAWTOOTH
SYNTH BASS
SYNTH STRINGS
SYNTH BRASS
SLOW STRINGS
CHORUS
HARMONY
PIANO TRIO
PIANO COUNTRY
ELECTRIC PIANO
TRIO
HARPSICHORD
TRIO
Step 1 Voices
Selecting and Playing Other Voices
The EZ-150 has a total of 100 dynamic and realistic instrument voices. Let’s try a few of them out now...
q Press the [VOICE] button.
w Select a voice.
02
e Play the keyboard.
01
Want to find out more? See page 25.
Playing with the DJ Feature
The exciting new DJ feature gives you a full variety of dance and DJ sounds — letting you create your own real-time mixes and
groove along with various contemporary rhythms.
q Press the [DJ] button.
e Play the DJ GAME voice.
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w Press the Lesson [L] or [R] button.
No.
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
Voice Name
ELECTRIC ORGAN
TRIO
VIBRAPHONE DUET
TRUMPET DUET
HORN DUET
CLARINET TRIO
FLUTE DUET
SPLIT
WOOD BASS /
PIANO
STRINGS / PIANO
FINGER BASS /
ELECTRIC PIANO
HARP / VIOLIN
No.
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
Voice Name
FRENCH HORN /
TRUMPET
SUSTAIN
SUSTAIN PIANO
SUSTAIN ELECTRIC
PIANO 1
SUSTAIN ELECTRIC
PIANO 2
SUS VIBRAPHONE
SUSTAIN STRINGS
ECHO
ECHO PIANO
ECHO ELECTRIC
PIANO
Want to find out more? See page 24.
No.
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
Voice Name
ECHO
HARPSICHORD
ECHO CELESTA
ECHO FOLK
GUITAR
ECHO BANJO
ECHO VIBRAPHONE
ECHO MARIMBA
ECHO STEEL
DRUMS
ECHO DRUM KIT
DUAL
PIANO CONCERTO
No.
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
00
Voice Name
ELECTRIC PIANO
CONCERTO
FAIRY LAND
MOOD GUITAR
RICH GUITAR
HOT ORGAN
EXCEL VIOLIN
CRYSTAL
STAR SHIP
DJ Voice
DJ VOICE 1
DJ VOICE 2
DRUMS
DRUM KIT
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Quick
Guide
Step 2
Songs
q
z
xw
01
zx
c
Playing the Songs
The EZ-150 is packed with 100 songs, including 10 special Demo songs.
Playing the Demo songs
Demo songs (01 - 10) showcase the sophisticated features
and stunning sound of the EZ-150. Let’s play the Demo
songs now, starting with 01...
Playing a single song
Naturally, you can also individually select and play back
any of the EZ-150 songs (00 - 99).
z Press the [SONG] button.
z Press the [DEMO] button.
-1
01
x Stop the Demo song.
x Select a song.
or
06
You can also play back songs of other categories. Simply
select the appropriate number of the desired song during
playback.
c Start (and stop) the song.
• Demo Cancel function that allows you to disable the Demo feature. To
use this, simultaneously hold down the [DEMO] button and turn the
power on ([STANDBY/ON] button). While the power is on in this condition, pressing the [DEMO] button has no effect. To turn Demo Cancel
off, simply turn the power off and back on again normally.
Want to find out more? See page 31.
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Step 2 Songs
● Song List
No.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
Changing the volume of the song
This lets you adjust the volume balance between the song
and your keyboard performance.
o7” is indiq Press the [OVERALL] button, until “o
cated in the display.
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
o7
29
30
31
32
w Use the [+]/[–] buttons to adjust the song vol-
ume.
You can also use the numeric keypad to directly enter
the value.
80
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
Want to find out more? See page 34.
46
47
48
Song Name
(Composer)
FAVORITES
Hey Jude
A Hard Day’s Night
Can’t Help Falling In Love
Englishman In New York
Against All Odds
Just The Way You Are
Linus And Lucy
The Look Of Love
Stella By Starlight
Edelweiss
PIANO/CLASSICAL
Für Elise (L.v. Beethoven)
Menuett (J.S. Bach)
Turkish March
(W.A. Mozart)
Marcia Alla Turca
(L.v. Beethoven)
Valse op.64-1 “Petit chien”
(F. Chopin)
Etude op.10-3 “Chanson
De L’adieu” (F. Chopin)
Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring (J.S. Bach)
Symphonie Nr.9
(L.v. Beethoven)
Gavotte (F.J. Gossec)
Fröhlicher Landmann
(R. Schumann)
Polonaise (J.S. Bach)
Canon (J. Pachelbel)
Heidenröslein (F. Schubert)
Träumerei (R. Schumann)
From The New World
(A. Dvorák)
Frühlingslied
(F. Mendelssohn)
Menuett (J. Krieger)
Liebesträume Nr.3
(F. Liszt)
Blumenlied (G. Lange)
Valse Des Fleurs
(From “The Nutcracker”)
(P.I. Tchaikovsky)
Air On The G String
(J.S. Bach)
Die Forelle (F. Schubert)
Marche (From “The Nutcracker”) (P.I. Tchaikovsky)
Humoreske (A. Dvorák)
Pizzicato Polka (J. Strauss)
Ave Maria (F. Schubert)
Ave Maria (C. Gounod)
Wiegenlied (B. Flies)
Wiegenlied (F. Schubert)
Wiegenlied (J. Brahms)
WORLD
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star*
Grandfather’s Clock
(H.C. Work)
Beautiful Dreamer
(S.C. Foster)
Greensleeves*
Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms*
Im Mai*
Home Sweet Home
(H. Bishop)
Amazing Grace*
No.
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
00
Song Name
(Composer)
Aura Lee (G. Poulton)
My Old Kentucky Home
(S.C. Foster)
Aloha Oe*
Die Lorelei (F. Silcher)
Londonderry Air*
Auld Lang Syne*
Carry Me Back To Old
Virginny*
The Yellow Rose Of Texas
(C.H. Brown)
Long, Long Ago
(T.H. Bayly)
London Bridge*
Old Folks At Home
(S.C. Foster)
O Du Lieber Augustin*
My Darling Clementine*
Hamabe No Uta (T. Narita)
Furusato (T. Okano)
Oh! Susanna (S.C. Foster)
Jeanie With The Light
Brown Hair (S.C. Foster)
I’ve Been Working On The
Railroad*
Loch Lomond*
My Bonnie*
Yankee Doodle*
Turkey In The Straw*
Annie Laurie (L. Scott)
Close Your Hands,Open
Your Hands
(J.J. Rousseau)
Muss I Denn (F. Silcher)
The Cuckoo *
Battle Hymn Of The
Republic*
Camptown Races
(S.C. Foster)
Romance De L’amour*
American Patrol
(F.W. Meacham)
Little Brown Jug*
The Entertainer (S. Joplin)
CHRISTMAS
Jingle Bells (J.S. Pierpont)
Silent Night (F. Gruber)
Joy To The World
(G.F. Händel)
O Christmas Tree*
Deck The Halls*
DJ GAME
Euro Techno (YAMAHA)
Flares (YAMAHA)
Grind (YAMAHA)
Acid House (YAMAHA)
Pop Reggae (YAMAHA)
Ragga (YAMAHA)
Digital Rock (YAMAHA)
Ambient (YAMAHA)
Acid Techno (YAMAHA)
Drums & Bass (YAMAHA)
Hard Step 8th (YAMAHA)
Hype (YAMAHA)
Beatbox (YAMAHA)
Funked Up (YAMAHA)
All That (YAMAHA)
For the songs #11 - #85, refer to the included Song Book.
* indicates that is traditional song.
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Quick
Guide
Step 3
Style
x
zb
01
cvm n
z
Using the Style
The powerful yet easy-to-use Style features give you professional
instrumental backing for your performances. Simply play chords
with your left hand — and the EZ-150 automatically produces
appropriate bass, chord and rhythm backing. Use your right hand to
play melodies, and you’ll sound like an entire band!
Accompaniment
area
Left hand
• For more infomation on playing proper chords for the auto accompaniment, see “Using Auto Accompaniment — Multi Fingering” on page
50 and “Looking up Chords in the Dictionary” on page 43.
z Press the [STYLE] button.
+
Auto accompaniment
(for example,
bass + guitar + drums)
Right hand
Melody
x Select a style.
02
01
c Turn the auto accompaniment on.
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Step 3 Style
Looking up Chords in the Dictionary
The convenient Dictionary function teaches you how to play chords by showing you the individual notes. In the example
below, we’ll learn how to play a GM7 chord...
Keys for entering
the chord type (A2 — Bb3)
Keys for entering
the chord root (C4 — B4)
c Specify the chord type of the chord (in this
case, M7).
v Play the notes of the chord according to the
Learning how to play a specific chord
Example:
Light Guide. The “Congratulation” melody
plays when the chord is played properly.
Chord area
G M7
Root note Chord type
z Press the [Dict.] button.
d1
The keys light to show you how to play the chord. You
can also play chord inversions, as described in the note
on page 50 (Fingered Chords).
b To leave the Dictionary function, press the
[Dict.] button again.
x Specify the root note of the chord (in this case,
G).
Want to find out more? See page 43.
v Turn the Sync Start function on.
n Select a section.
The auto accompaniment has four sections: Intro,
Main A/B, and Ending.
b Play a chord with your left hand.
The style starts as soon as you play the keyboard. For
more on chords, see “Looking up Chords in the Dictionary” above.
m Stop the style.
Accompaniment
area
Want to find out more? See page 45.
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Quick
Guide
Step 4
Lesson
z
x
x
01
v
z
Using the Lesson Feature
All of the EZ-150 songs can be used with the educational Lesson feature. Lesson makes it fun and easy to master these songs.
You can practice the left- and right-hand parts of each song individually: simply press the appropriate button, [L] (left) or [R]
(right). The practice steps below apply to either hand. Try playing with the Lesson feature, following the Light Guides.
Lesson 1 — Timing . . . . . . . . .This lesson step lets you practice just the timing of the notes.
Lesson 2 — Waiting . . . . . . . .In this lesson step, the EZ-150 waits for you to play the correct notes before continuing
playback of the song.
Lesson 3 — Minus One. . . . . .This lesson step plays back the song with one part muted — letting you play and master the
missing part yourself.
Lesson 4 — Both Hands . . . . .This lesson step is the same as “Minus One,” except in that both the left- and right-hand
parts are muted — letting you play and master both hands.
z Select one of the Lesson songs.
For instructions on selecting songs, see page 31.
x Select the part you wish to work on (left or
c Start the Lesson.
v When you’re finished, stop the Lesson.
right) and the Lesson step.
If you want to work on the right-hand part, press the
[R] button; to work on the left, press the [L] button.
• You can also exit from the Lesson by pressing one of the LESSON
buttons ([L] or [R]) repeatedly until “Lesson off” is announced.
• Each press of the corresponding button ([L] or [R]) alternately selects
Lessons 1 - 3. Pressing both buttons simultaneously calls up Lesson
4, Both Hands.
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Step 4 Lesson
Lesson 1 — Timing
Grade
This step lets you work on the timing of the notes. In Lesson 1, the particular note you play on the keyboard is
unimportant. The EZ-150 checks your timing and how
rhythmically “tight” your playing is.
The EZ-150 has a built-in evaluation function that monitors your practicing and — like a real teacher — tells you
how well you did each exercise. Four grades are assigned,
depending on your performance: “OK,” “Good,” “Very
Good,” and “Excellent.”
measure number
Want to find out more? See page 41.
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Talking
Want to find out more? See page 38.
Lesson 2 — Waiting
This feature “talks” to you through the speakers,
“announcing” the Grade comments as well as the titles of
the Lesson steps.
In Lesson 2, you practice playing the notes correctly as
they are indicated with the Light Guides. The accompaniment pauses and waits for you to play the notes correctly
before it continues.
06
Want to find out more? See page 42.
Light Guide
This convenient feature of the instrument lights the keys
in succession, showing you what keys you should play
when learning a song.
Want to find out more? See page 42.
Want to find out more? See page 39.
Changing the Tempo
Lesson 3 — Minus One
In Lesson 3, one of the parts is muted, and you practice
the missing part in time with the rhythm.
06
Naturally, you can change the tempo (speed) of the song
to your liking, letting you slow down difficult passages
and bring up the tempo gradually until you master them at
normal speed.
z Press the [TEMPO/TAP] button.
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Want to find out more? See page 39.
Lesson 4 — Both Hands
Lesson 4 is just like Lesson 3, except that the parts for
both hands are muted, letting you practice the missing
parts in time with the rhythm.
x Use the numeric keypad to set the desired
tempo.
06
Want to find out more? See page 40.
• The EZ-150 also has a convenient Tap Tempo function that allows
you to “tap” a new tempo in real time. (See page 46.)
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Basic operation and LED Display
Adjusting the Volume
Turn the [MASTER VOLUME] dial.
Song/Style/Voice/Function Number or Value indication
Currently selected number (Song, Style or Voice) appear here.
For example, when song is selected:
Song number
Decreases
the overall
volume.
Increases
the overall
volume.
01
01
Function settings and indications
This button lets you call up the various function settings.
..............................See page 42
..............................See page 53
..............................See page 41
..............................See page 42
..............................See page 29
..............................See page 30
........................See page 34, 49
..............................See page 23
Note that the function number in the LED indicates the
selected function (LIGHT ON/OFF, MULTI PAD, etc.)
when you select each function.
For example, when o2 MULTI PAD is selected:
Function number
o2
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Setting values
● Use the numeric [0]-[9] buttons or [+]/[–] buttons.
Decreases the
number by one
step.
Increases the
number by one
step.
To continuously change the number up or down,
press and hold the appropriate [+]/[–] button.
To input a negative value, simultaneously hold
the [–] button and enter the number.
Basic operation and LED Display
Entering one of the modes (Song, Style or Voice)
● Pressing one of the buttons below calls up the appropriate
mode — Song, Style or Voice, and the dot in the display
indicates the currently selected mode.
● The following indications appear when you press
the [VOICE] button in the Song or Style mode.
For selecting a voice
in the Song mode.
For selecting a voice
in the Style mode.
Song
Select the desired song.
Style
Select the desired style.
Voice
Select the desired voice.
Entering numbers
● Use the [+]/[–] buttons when you want to change the
number in single steps.
1
Decreases the
number by one
step.
Increases the
number by one
step.
To continuously change the number up or down,
press and hold the appropriate [+]/[–] button.
● To directly enter the desired number, use numeric
buttons [0]-[9].
[PRESS AND HOLD FOR A WHILE] indication
Ex. Voice number 19: ACCORDION
Buttons having this indication can be used
to call up an alternate function when the relevant button is pressed and held.
19
Press the numeric buttons
[1], [9] in order.
• If the first digit is “0,” (ex., 07), pressing the [0] button is
unnecessary.
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Portable Grand
This convenient function lets you instantly call up the Grand Piano voice.
Playing the Portable Grand
Press the piano-shaped [PORTABLE GRAND] button.
Doing this automatically cancels any other mode or function, and resets the entire
instrument for playing the special “Stereo Sampled Piano” Grand Piano voice. It
automatically selects the Song mode, calling up song #11, “Für Elise” — which
can be played instantly by pressing the [START/STOP] button.
The Portable grand setting is designed also for playing with the special Pianist
styles (#81 - #00). When auto accompaniment is turned on, these provide pianoonly accompaniment in a variety of music styles.
Using the Metronome
1
Call up the Tempo setting.
Press the [TEMPO/TAP] button.
Current Tempo value
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The tempo value can be adjusted over a range of 10 - 60 (40 - 240 bpm).
The relative tempo value is indicated in the display. (For actual tempo values, see chart below.)
Indication
10
11
:
20
2
Actual value in bpm
(beats per minute)
40
44
:
80
Indication
30
40
50
60
Actual value in bpm
(beats per minute)
120
160
200
240
Change the value.
Use the numeric keypad to set the desired Tempo value, or use the [+]/[–]
buttons to increase or decrease the value.
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• When the [PORTABLE GRAND]
button is pressed, One Touch
Setting (page 28) is automatically
turned on, and special Multi Pad
sounds for piano are automatically called up as well. (For more
on Multi Pads, see page 53.)
Portable Grand
3
Turn on the Metronome.
Press the [METRONOME] button.
To turn the Metronome off, press the [METRONOME] button again.
Setting the Metronome Time Signature
The time signature of the Metronome can be set to various quarter-note based meters.
• The time signature changes automatically when a style or song is
selected.
Hold down the [METRONOME] button, then press the
button on the numeric keypad or [+]/[–] buttons that
corresponds to the desired time signature (see chart at
right).
Number.
button
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
Time signature
1/4 — Plays only “1” beats (all high clicks)
2/4
3/4
4/4
5/4
6/4
7/4
8/4
9/4
Plays no “1” beats (all low clicks)
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Adjusting the Metronome Volume
You can adjust the volume of the Metronome sound independently of the other EZ-150 sounds. The volume range
is 00 - 99.
1
Select the Metronome Volume function in the Overall menu.
Press the [OVERALL] button, repeatedly if necessary, until “o8” appears in the
display.
o8
2
Change the value.
Use the numeric keypad to set the desired Metronome Volume value, or use the
[+]/[–] buttons to increase or decrease the value.
Resetting the Metronome
Volume Value
To restore the default Metronome Volume value of “80,”
press both [+]/[–] buttons
simultaneously (when Metronome Volume is selected).
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DJ
This exciting feature lets you instantly call up a dynamic DJ voice, style and DJ GAME for playing contemporary dance music.
Playing the DJ
1
Press the [DJ] button.
98
Doing this automatically resets the entire instrument for playing the specially programmed DJ song and voice.
2
Turn on the Lesson feature, and select a Lesson step.
Lesson steps 1 - 3 can be used with DJ play. Press either the [L] or [R] button, repeatedly if necessary, until the desired Lesson step is called up.
You can play with the DJ feauture by using the Multi pads or the keyboard.
In the case of the keyboard, the DJ voice is divided into “blocks” (as shown
below). Each block has a different sound.
Block #1
Block #2
Block #3
• Since there are no left or right
parts in the DJ song, the [L] and
[R] buttons can be used interchangeably. Also for the same
reason, Lesson 3 and Lesson 4
are identical.
Block #4
For Lesson 1, any note on the keyboard can be played. For the other Lesson
steps, play the appropriate octave block.
Once the song starts playing and the DJ “teacher” says “Go,” play the appropriate block as indicated by the lights on the keyboard. (When Talking is on,
the blocks are also “announced” in Lesson 2.)
06
3
measure number
Press the [START/STOP] button to stop the song.
• Try playing one of the special DJ
voices (#098, #099) with the DJ
song. (See page 27.)
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Selecting and Playing Voices
The EZ-150 features 100 authentic voices that have been created with Yamaha’s sophisticated
AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) tone generation system. Many of these voices also have special preset characteristics or embellishments. The voices are divided into various categories
depending on their characteristics or the effects used.
Selecting and Playing a Voice
1
Press the [VOICE] button.
Voice number
01
2
Select the desired voice number.
Use the numeric keypad. The basic categories of voices and their numbers
are shown on the panel.
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Selecting and Playing Voices
There are two ways to select voices: 1) directly entering the voice number
with the numeric keypad, or 2) using the [+]/[–] buttons to step up and down
through the voices.
■ Using the numeric keypad
Enter the digits of the voice number as printed on the panel. For example, to
select voice #42, press “4” on the numeric keypad, then “2.” For voice numbers beginning with zeroes (such as #06), the initial zeroes may be omitted.
In this case, there is a short pause before the indication appears.
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■ Using the [+]/[–] buttons
Press the [+] button to select the next voice number, and press the [–] button
to select the previous voice. Holding down either key continuously scrolls
up or down through the numbers.
• Each voice is automatically
called up with the most suitable
octave range setting. Thus, playing middle C with one voice may
sound higher or lower than
another voice at the same key.
• Four of the Organ voices are
effect “pairs.” Switching between
each of the paired voices (with
the [+]/[–] buttons) turns the
effect of the voice on or off. For
example, for the Vibrato pair (#10
and #11), selecting #10 turns the
vibrato effect off, while selecting
#11 turns vibrato on. The same
applies to the Harmony, Attack
and Wave voices (#12 - #17).
• You can select the One Touch
Setting Voice (ot) by pressing
both [+]/[–] buttons simultaneously. (See page 28.)
3
Play the selected voice.
• The EZ-150 is polyphonic up to a
maximum of 16 notes. (Depending on the voice selected — such
as split voices and dual voices —
fewer notes may be available.)
This includes not only the notes
played from the keyboard, but
also the notes in a style pattern,
the notes played by a Pad (page
53), and so on. Thus, if you play
too many notes at one time,
some may not sound and/or others may be cancelled.
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Selecting and Playing Voices
Harmony voices (#59 - #68) automatically add a one-, two- or three-note harmony to the original voice. Split voices (#69 - #73) feature two separate voices,
each playable from opposite area of the keyboard — the lower voice playable up
to B2 and the upper voice from C3 (middle C). Sustain voices (#74 - #78) have a
special sustained release for playing slower or legato passages. Echo voices (#79 #88) provide an echo effect that adds delayed repeats to the original voice. Dual
voices (#89 - #97) blend two voices together for a rich, layered sound.
There’s even a dynamic set of DJ voices (#98 - #99) that provides a wealth of
exciting sounds for playing many of today’s popular music styles. The EZ-150
also features special Drum Kit voices — #88 (with Echo) and #00 — that let you
play a variety of drum and percussion sounds from the keyboard. (Refer to the
Drum Kit Voice Chart below.) Icons representing each sound are printed above
the keyboard, conveniently indicating which sounds are played from which keys.
About the Harmony voices
• Since Harmony voices are
designed to automatically play
two or more notes with the notes
you play on the keyboard, only
one note can be played on the
keyboard at a time. If several
notes are played together, only
the last note or highest note
played will be used for the harmony effect.
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Selecting and Playing Voices
One Touch Setting
The powerful One Touch Setting (ot) feature lets you instantly and automatically
call up an appropriate voice and other settings when you select a style or song. In
other words, when One Touch Setting is active, selecting a desired style or song
also automatically selects the best suited voice and Multi Pad bank.
1
Press the [VOICE] button.
01
2
ot).
Select the One Touch Setting voice (o
Pressing both [+] and [–] buttons simultaneously calls up One Touch Setting.
ot
To turn One Touch Setting off, select another voice.
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Selecting and Playing Voices
Transpose and Tuning
You can also adjust the tuning and change the transposition (key) of the EZ-150
with the Transpose and Tuning functions.
■ Transpose • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Transpose determines the key of both the main voice and the bass/chord accompaniment of the selected style. It also determines the pitch of the songs and the
Multi Pads. This allows you to easily match the pitch of the EZ-150 to other
instruments or singers, or play in a different key without changing your fingering.
The Transpose settings can be adjusted over a range of ± 12 semitones (± 1
octave).
1
Select the Transpose function in the Overall menu.
Press the [OVERALL] button, repeatedly if necessary, until “o5” appears in
the display.
o5
2
Change the value.
Use the numeric keypad to set the desired Transpose value (-12 - +12). To
transpose the pitch down, simultaneously press the [–] button and use the
numeric keypad to type in the (negative) value. You can also use the [+]/[–]
buttons to increase or decrease the value. Holding down either button continuously increases or decreases the value.
02
• Transpose has no effect on
voices #88 (Echo Drum Kit), #98
and #99 (DJ), or #00 (Drum Kit).
Also, this setting cannot be
changed during song playback.
Resetting the Transpose Value
• If you’ve changed the Transpose
setting, you can instantly restore
the default setting of “00” by
pressing both [+]/[–] buttons
simultaneously (when Transpose
is selected).
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Selecting and Playing Voices
■ Tuning • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Tuning determines the fine pitch setting of both the main voice and the bass/chord
accompaniment of the selected style. It also determines the pitch of the songs and
the Multi Pads. This allows you to accurately match the tuning with that of other
instruments. The Tuning settings can be adjusted over a range of ± 50 (approx. ±
0.5 semitones).
1
Select the Tuning function in the Overall menu.
Press the [OVERALL] button, repeatedly if necessary, until “o6” appears in
the display.
o6
2
Change the value.
Use the numeric keypad to set the desired Tuning value (–50 - +50). To tune
the pitch down, simultaneously press the [–] button and use the numeric keypad to type in the (negative) value. You can also use the [+]/[–] buttons to
increase or decrease the value. Holding down either button continuously
increases or decreases the value.
Resetting the Tuning Value
• If you’ve changed the Tuning setting, you can instantly restore the
default setting of “00” by pressing
both [+]/[–] buttons simultaneously (when Tuning is
selected).
• The left dot appears to indicate
the minus value.
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Selecting and Playing Songs
The Song mode features 100 special songs that have been created using the rich and dynamic
sounds of the EZ-150.
The songs are generally for your listening enjoyment; however, you can also play
along with them on the keyboard. The songs of the EZ-150 can also be used with
the powerful Lesson feature (page 36), a convenient tool that makes learning
songs fun and easy.
Selecting and Playing a Song
1
Press the [SONG] button.
Song number
01
2
Select the desired song number.
Use the numeric keypad. The basic categories of songs and their numbers
are shown at the left of the panel.
Song numbers can be selected in the same way as with the voices (see page
26). You can use the numeric keypad to directly enter the song number, or
use the [+]/[–] buttons to step up and down through the songs.
06
3
4
Start the selected song.
Press the [START/STOP] button.
• You can play along with the song
using the currently selected
voice, or even select a different
voice for playing along. Simply
press the [VOICE] button while
the song is playing back and
select the desired voice. There’s
also a Melody Voice Change
function (below) that lets you
change the song’s melody voice
to the one currently selected
voice.
Stop the song.
• The EZ-150 also has a convenient Tap Tempo function that
allows you to "tap" a new tempo
in real time. (See page 46.)
Press the [START/STOP] button.
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Selecting and Playing Songs
Melody Voice Change
The EZ-150 lets you play a melody on the keyboard along with each of the songs,
either with the original melody voice or one of your own selection. The convenient Melody Voice Change feature takes this one step further — it lets you
replace the original voice used for the melody of the song with the panel voice of
your own selection. For example, if the current voice selected on the panel is
piano but the song’s melody is being played by a flute voice, using Melody Voice
Change will change the flute melody voice to piano.
1
Select the desired song.
Press the [SONG] button, then use the numeric keypad or [+]/[–] buttons to
select the desired song.
06
2
Select the desired voice.
Press the [VOICE] button, then use the numeric keypad or [+]/[–] buttons to
select the desired voice.
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3
Press and hold down the [VOICE] button for at least one
second.
The selected panel voice has replaced the song’s original melody voice.
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Selecting and Playing Songs
Changing the Tempo
The tempo of song playback can be adjusted over a range of 10 - 60 (40 - 240
bpm).
The relative tempo value is indicated in the display. (For actual tempo values, see
chart below.)
Indication
10
20
30
40
50
60
1
Actual value in bpm
(beats per minute)
40
80
120
160
200
240
Press the [TEMPO/TAP] button.
Current Tempo value
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2
Change the value.
Use the numeric keypad to set the desired Tempo value, or use the [+]/[–]
buttons to increase or decrease the value.
Resetting the Tempo Value
Each song and style has been
given a default or standard Tempo
setting. You can instantly restore
this default Tempo setting by pressing both [+]/[–] buttons simultaneously (when Tempo is selected).
Also, the tempo of a song or style
returns to the default setting when
selecting a different song or style.
(The set tempo remains, however,
when switching styles during playback except when OTS is on.)
When you turn on the power of the
EZ-150, the tempo is automatically set to 29.
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The EZ-150 also has a convenient Tap Tempo function that allows you to
“tap” a new tempo in real time. (See page 46.)
About the Beat Display
When 4/4 is selected.
1st beat
2nd, 3rd, 4th beat
01
01
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Selecting and Playing Songs
Adjusting the Song Volume
The playback volume of the song can be adjusted. This volume control affects
only the song volume. The volume range is 00 - 99.
1
Select the Song Volume function in the Overall menu.
Press the [OVERALL] button, repeatedly if necessary, until “o7” appears in
the display.
o7
2
Change the value.
Use the numeric keypad to set the desired Song Volume value (00 - 99). You
can also use the [+]/[–] buttons to increase or decrease the value. Holding
down either button continuously increases or decreases the value.
Resetting the Song Volume
Value
If you’ve changed the Song Volume
setting, you can instantly restore
the default setting of “110” by
pressing both [+]/[–] buttons simultaneously (when Song Volume is
selected).
Song Controls
The panel buttons below the display function as song controls.
Pressing this button alternately pauses and
resumes song playback.
Pressing this button alternately starts and stops
song playback.
This functions as a fast-forward button, stepping in advance through the measure numbers.
It can be used during playback (with sound), or
when playback is paused or stopped.
This controls the A-B
Repeat function.
(See page 35.)
This functions as a rewind button, stepping
in reverse through the measure numbers.
It can be used during playback, or when
playback is paused.
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Selecting and Playing Songs
A-B Repeat
This useful function is ideal for practicing and learning purposes. It allows you to
specify any phrase of a song (between point A and point B) and repeat it — while
you play or practice along with it.
1
While playing back a song, set point A (the start point).
Select and play back the desired song. (See page 31.) Then, while the song
is playing back, press the [A-B REPEAT] button once at the start point of the
phrase to be repeated.
A2
Set point B (the end point).
Press the [A-B REPEAT] button once again, at the ending point of the phrase
to be repeated. The selected phrase repeats indefinitely until stopped.
Ab
3
Pause or stop playback as needed.
Use the [ PAUSE] and [START/STOP] buttons. Stopping playback does
not cancel the set A/B points or the A-B Repeat function.
• You can also set the A-B Repeat
function while the song is
stopped. Simply use the
[ REW]/[ FF] buttons to
select the measures for the A
and B points in the song, then
start playback.
4
Turn off the A-B Repeat function.
Press the [A-B REPEAT] button. This can be done either when the song is
stopped or during playback.
OF
• While the song is playing back
(but before setting the A/B
points), try slowing down the
Tempo (page 33). This makes it
easier to accurately set the A and
B points. Slowing down the
Tempo also makes it easier to
practice the parts you want to
learn.
• To set the A point at the beginning of a song, press the [A-B
REPEAT] button before starting
song playback.
• Selecting a different song number (or changing to the Style
mode) automatically cancels the
A-B Repeat function.
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Song Lesson
The Lesson feature provides an exceptionally fun and easy-to-use way to learn how to play the
keyboard. All of the 100 songs of the EZ-150 can be used with these educational features.
Lesson lets you practice the left- and right-hand parts of each song independently, step by
step, until you’ve mastered them and are ready to practice with both hands together. These
practices are divided into four Lesson steps, as described below. Lessons 1 - 3 apply to each
hand; press the appropriate button, L (left) or R (right) to select the desired part for practice.
Try practicing with the Lessons, following the Light Guide.
■ Lesson 1 — Timing
This lesson step lets you practice just the timing of the notes — any note
can be used, as long as you play in rhythm.
■ Lesson 2 — Waiting
In this lesson step, the EZ-150 waits for you to play the correct notes before
continuing playback of the song.
■ Lesson 3 — Minus One
This lesson step plays back the song with one part muted, letting you play
and master the missing part (following the Light Guide) yourself — in
rhythm and at the proper tempo.
■ Lesson 4 — Both Hands
Lesson 4 is a “Minus One” practice essentially the same as Lesson 3,
except that both the left- and right-hand parts are muted — letting you play
and master both hands at the same time.
Using the Lesson Feature
1
Select one of the Lesson songs.
Press the [SONG] button, then use the numeric keypad or [+]/[–] buttons to
select the desired song (from 00 - 99).
06
Many of the songs are divided into different categories or music genres,
including Piano/Classical, World and Christmas, plus a special set of DJ
Game songs.
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Song Lesson
2
Select the part you wish to work on (left or right) and the
Lesson step.
If you want to work on the right-hand part, press the [R] button; to work on the
left, press the [L] button. Pressing either button repeatedly cycles through the
available Lesson steps in order: Lesson 1 → Lesson 2 → Lesson 3 → Off →
Lesson 1, etc.
Lesson 1
Lesson 1
Lesson 2
Lesson 2
Lesson 3
Lesson 3
Lesson off
Lesson off
• When the Talking function (page
42) is on, the EZ-150
“announces” the current Lesson
step.
To select Lesson 4, press both [L] and [R] buttons simultaneously.
• When a DJ song is selected, the
left (L) and right (R) lessons are
identical.
01
3
Start the Lesson.
The Lesson and song playback start automatically (following a lead-in
count) as soon as the Lesson step is selected. When the Lesson is finished,
your performance “grade” is announced (if the Grade function is turned on;
page 41). After a short pause, the Lesson begins again automatically.
4
Press the [START/STOP] button to stop the Lesson.
The EZ-150 exits from the Lesson feature automatically when the [START/
STOP] button is pressed.
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Song Lesson
Lesson 1 — Timing
This lesson step lets you practice just the timing of the notes — any note can be
used, as long as you play in rhythm. Pick a note to play. For the left hand, use a
note in the auto accompaniment area or play the appropriate left-hand note; for
the right, play a note above F#2. Simply concentrate on playing each note in time
with the rhythmic accompaniment.
1
2
Select one of the songs.
Select Lesson 1.
Press the [L] or [R] button (repeatedly, if necessary) until Lesson 1 is
announced.
3
Play the appropriate melody or chord with the song.
After the lead-in, the song starts automatically, and the appropriate keys
light. In Lesson 1, simply play one note repeatedly in time with the music.
Regarding chords and the use of the left hand, the EZ-150 actually has two
different types of songs: 1) songs with normal left-hand chords, and 2) songs
in which the left hand plays melodic figures in combination with the right.
In the case of the first type, play the chords with your left hand in the auto
accompaniment area of the keyboard.
In the case of the second type, play the left-hand part with the same timing as
the melody.
Auto accompaniment
area
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• The melody note does not sound
unless your playing is in time with
the rhythm.
• Make sure to turn on the Light
Guide and Talking function when
using the Lesson.
Song Lesson
Lesson 2 — Waiting
In this lesson step, the EZ-150 waits for you to play the correct notes before continuing playback of the song. This lets you practice playing the correct keys at
your own pace. The Light Guide shows you which keys to play.
1
2
Select one of the songs.
Select Lesson 2.
Press the [L] or [R] button (repeatedly, if necessary) until Lesson 2 is
announced.
3
• Make sure to turn on the Light
Guide and Talking function when
using the Lesson.
• Depending on the selected song,
the rhythm part may be muted for
Lesson 2.
Play the appropriate melody or chord with the song.
After the lead-in, the song starts automatically, and the Light Guide shows
you which keys to play. In Lesson 2, play the correct notes at your own pace,
until you can master playing them in rhythm.
Lesson 3 — Minus One
This lesson step lets you practice one part of the song in rhythm at the proper
tempo. The EZ-150 plays back the song with one part muted (either the left part
or the right)— letting you play and master the missing part yourself according to
the Light Guide.
1
2
Select one of the songs.
Select Lesson 3.
Press the [L] or [R] button (repeatedly, if necessary) until Lesson 3 is
announced.
3
Play the appropriate part with the song.
After the lead-in, the song starts automatically, and the Light Guide shows
you which keys to play. In Lesson 3, listen carefully to the un-muted part,
and play the muted part yourself.
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Song Lesson
Lesson 4 — Both Hands
Lesson 4 is a “Minus One” practice essentially the same as Lesson 3, except that
both the left- and right-hand parts are muted — letting you play and master both
hands at the same time. Go on to this lesson step after you’ve mastered each
hand’s part in the previous three lesson steps. Practice both hands in time with the
rhythm.
1
Select one of the songs.
2
Select Lesson 4.
Press the [L] and [R] buttons simultaneously, so that Lesson 4 is announced.
3
Play both the left- and right-hand parts with the song.
After the lead-in, the song starts automatically, and the Light Guide shows
you which keys to play. In Lesson 4, both parts (left and right) are muted,
letting you play the entire song by yourself.
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Song Lesson
Grade
The Lesson feature has a built-in evaluation function that monitors your practicing
of the Lesson songs, and just like a real teacher, it tells you how well you did each
exercise. Four grades are assigned, depending on your performance: “OK,”
“Good,” “Very Good,” and “Excellent.” When the Talking function (page 42) is
on, the EZ-150 announces your grade.
1
Select the Grade function.
Press the [OVERALL] button, repeatedly if necessary, until “o3” appears in
the display.
• Grade is automatically set to on
as the default setting.
o3
2
Set Grade to on or off as desired.
Use the [+]/[–] buttons to set Grade to on or off.
On
Grade off
Grade on
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Talking
This feature “talks” to you through the speakers, “announcing” the Grade comments as well as
the titles of the Lesson steps and the names of certain functions.
1
Select the Talking function.
Press the left Overall button, repeatedly if necessary, until “o4” appears in
the display.
o4
2
Set Talking to on or off as desired.
Use the [+]/[–] buttons to set Talking to on or off.
• Talking is automatically set to on
as the default setting.
On
Talking off
Talking on
The Talking function includes the following “announcements”:
• DJ
• OK
• LESSON 1
• Good
• LESSON 2
• Very Good
• LESSON 3
• Excellent
• LESSON 4
• Dictionary
• LESSON OFF
Turning the Light Guide On and Off
You can switch the Light Guide on or off.
The Light Guide can be used as a keyboard guide during song playback, while you are using
the Lesson or the Dictionary function.
1
Press the [OVERALL] button repeatedly if necessary, until
“o1” appears in the display.
o1
2
Turn the Light Guide ON or OFF.
Use the [+]/[–] buttons.
On
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Light Guide off
Light Guide on
• Playing while looking at the
lights for a long period of time
may cause eyestrain or stiffness in your neck and shoulders. For your health and
comfort, we recommend that
you take a ten-minute break
after every hour of playing.
Dictionary
The Dictionary feature 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.
1
Press the [Dict.] button.
d1
2
Specify the root of the chord.
Press the key on the keyboard that corresponds to the desired chord root (as
printed on the panel).
Ex. chord GM7
Pressing this key
selects the root G.
3
Specify the type of the chord (major, minor, seventh, etc.).
Press the key on the keyboard that corresponds to the desired chord type (as
printed on the panel).
Pressing this key selects the
major seventh chord type (M7).
4
Play the chord.
Play the chord by pressing the keys that light in the ACMP area of the keyboard. A “congratualtions” melody is played when the correct notes are held
down. (Inversions for many of the chords are also recognized.)
To leave the Dictionary function, press the [Dict.] button again.
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Selecting and Playing Styles
The EZ-150 provides dynamic rhythm/accompaniment patterns — as well as voice settings
appropriate for each pattern — for various popular music styles.
A total of 100 different styles are available, in several different categories. Each style is made up of separate
“sections” — Intro, Main A and B (with 2 Fill-ins), and Ending — letting you call up different accompaniment
patterns as you perform.
The auto accompaniment features that are built into the rhythms add the excitement of instrumental backing to
your performance, letting you control the accompaniment by the chords you play. Auto accompaniment effectively splits the keyboard into two areas: The upper is used for playing a melody line, and the lower (labeled
“ACMP” above the keyboard, at F#2) is for the auto accompaniment function.
The EZ-150 also features the convenient Dictionary function. Dictionary provides you with a built-in “chord
encyclopedia” that teaches you how to play any chord you specify by showing you which keys to play.
Selecting and Playing a Style
1
Press the [STYLE] button.
Style number
01
2
Select the desired style number.
Use the numeric keypad. Available styles are listed at the center of the panel.
Style numbers can be selected in the same way as with the voices (see page
25). You can use the numeric keypad to directly enter the style number, or
use the [+]/[–] buttons to step up and down through the style numbers.
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Selecting and Playing Styles
Playing the Accompaniment
When the Style mode is active, the panel buttons below the function as style controls.
Pressing this button switches between
the Main A and Main B sections, automatically adding a fill-in pattern before
changing the section. (See page 48.)
Pressing this button alternately enables and cancels the bass and chord
accompaniment.
Pressing this button alternately enables and cancels
the Sync Start function. (See
page 46.)
1
Pressing this button alternately starts and stops style
playback.
This controls the Intro, Ending and
Ritardando sections. (See pages
47, 48.)
Press the [ACCOMPANIMENT ON/OFF] button.
This enables the auto accompaniment.
Indicates auto accompaniment is on.
On
2
Start the style.
You can do this in one of the following ways:
■ Pressing the [START/STOP] button
The rhythm starts playing immediately without bass and chord accompaniment. The currently selected Main A or B section will play. (You can select
either by repeatedly pressing the [MAIN/AUTO FILL] button, before pressing the [START/STOP] button.)
Indicates the current
section A or B.
SA
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Selecting and Playing Styles
■ Using Tap Tempo to start
This useful feature lets you tap out the speed (tempo) of the auto accompaniment
and automatically start the accompaniment at that tapped speed.
Simply tap the [TEMPO/TAP] button four times (or three times for a 3/4 time style),
and the accompaniment starts automatically at the tempo you tapped. You can also
change the tempo while the accompaniment is playing by tapping the [TEMPO/
TAP] button twice at the desired tempo.
■ Using Sync Start
The EZ-150 also has a Sync Start function that allows you to start the
rhythm/accompaniment by simply pressing a key on the keyboard. To use
Sync Start, first press the [SYNC START] button (the Left dot flashes to
indicate Sync Start stand-by), then press any key in the ACMP area of the
keyboard (or any key when accompaniment is off).
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Selecting and Playing Styles
Starting with a section A or B
First, press the [MAIN/AUTO FILL] button, repeatedly if necessary, to select which section (A or B) is to follow the
Intro. Next, press the [INTRO/ENDING/rit.] button to set the Intro to standby.
1A
Indicates that Intro is on, and will be
followed by the Main A section.
To actually start the Intro section, press the
[START/STOP] button.
Using Sync Start with an Intro section
First, press the [MAIN/AUTO FILL] button, repeatedly if necessary, to select which section (A or B) is to follow the
Intro. Next, press the [INTRO/ENDING/rit.] button.
1A
Indicates that Intro will be
followed by the Main A section.
Finally, press the [SYNC START] button to enable Sync Start, and start the Intro section and style by playing any
key in the ACMP area of the keyboard.
Left dot flashes
1A
3
Change chords using the auto accompaniment feature.
Try playing a few successive chords with your left hand, and notice how the
bass and chord accompaniment change with each chord you play.
• The [ACCOMPANIMENT ON/
OFF] button can also be used to
turn off and on the bass/chord
accompaniment while playing —
allowing you to create dynamic
rhythmic breaks in your performance.
• Chords played in the ACMP area
of the keyboard are also detected
and played when the accompaniment is stopped. In effect, this
gives you a “split keyboard,” with
bass and chords in the left hand
and the normally selected voice
in the right.
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4
Stop the style.
You can do this in one of three ways:
■ Pressing the [START/STOP] button
The style stops playing immediately.
■ Using an Ending section
Press the [INTRO/ENDING/rit.] button. The style stops after the Ending
section is finished.
■ Pressing the [SYNC START] button
This stops the style and automatically enables Sync Start, letting you re-start
the style by simply playing a chord or key in the ACMP area of the keyboard
(or any key when accompaniment is off).
• To have the Ending section gradually slow down (ritardando) as it
is playing, press the [INTRO/
ENDING/rit.] button twice quickly.
Changing the Tempo
The Tempo of song (and style) playback can be adjusted over a range of 10 - 60
(40 - 240 bpm). For instructions on changing the Tempo, see page 33.
• Each style has been given a
default or standard tempo. When
style playback is stopped and a
different style is selected, the
tempo returns to the default setting of the new style. When
switching styles during playback,
the last tempo setting is maintained. (This allows you to keep
the same tempo, even when
changing styles.)
• You can also use the convenient
Tap Tempo function to change
the tempo by “tapping” a new one
in real time. (See page 46.)
Sections (Main A, Main B) and Fill-ins
While the style is playing you can create dynamic variation in the rhythm and
accompaniment by pressing the [MAIN/AUTO FILL] button. This switches
between the Main A and Main B sections, automatically playing a fill-in pattern to
smoothly lead into the next section. For example, if the Main A section is currently playing, pressing this button automatically plays a fill-in pattern, followed
by the Main B section.
You can also select either the Main A or B section to start by pressing the [MAIN/
AUTO FILL] button before starting the style.
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• Fill-in patterns are not available
when one of the Pianist styles
(#81 - #00) are selected.
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About the Fill-in Patterns
If you press the
[MAIN/AUTO FILL]
button before beat
4...
...a fill-in pattern
plays immediately
until the end of the
measure...
1st measure
beat 1
2
3
4
If you press the
[MAIN/AUTO FILL]
button here, after
beat 4...
...and the Main A
or B section
begins here.
2nd measure
1
2
3
4
...a fill-in pattern
plays from here...
3rd measure
1
2
3
...and the Main
A or B section
begins here.
Adjusting the Accompaniment Volume
The playback volume of the accompaniment can be adjusted. This volume control affects only the style volume. The volume range is 00 - 99.
1
Select the Accompaniment Volume function in the Overall
menu.
Press the [OVERALL] button, repeatedly if necessary, until “o7” appears in
the display.
o7
2
Change the value.
Use the numeric keypad to set the desired Accompaniment Volume value (00
- 99). You can also use the [+]/[–] buttons to increase or decrease the value.
Holding down either button continuously increases or decreases the value.
• Accompaniment Volume cannot
be changed unless the Style
mode is active.
Resetting the Accompaniment
Volume Value
If you’ve changed the Accompaniment Volume setting, you can
instantly restore the default setting
of “90” by pressing both [+]/[–] buttons simultaneously (when Accompaniment Volume is selected).
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Using Auto Accompaniment — Multi Fingering
The auto accompaniment function automatically generates bass and chord accompaniment for you to play along with, by using Multi Fingering operation. You can
change the chords of the accompaniment by playing keys in the ACMP area of the
keyboard using either the “Single Finger” or “Fingered” method. With Single
Finger you can simply play a one-, two- or three-finger chord indication (see Single Finger Chords below). The Fingered technique is that of conventionally playing all the notes of the chord. Whichever method you use, the EZ-150
“understands” what chord you indicate and then automatically generates the
accompaniment.
■ Single Finger Chords • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Chords that can be produced in Single Finger operation are major, minor, seventh
and minor seventh. The illustration below shows how to produce the four chord
types. (The key of C is used here as an example; other keys follow the same rules.
For example, Bb7 is played as Bb and A.)
C
Cm
To play a major chord:
Press the root note of
the chord.
C7
To play a minor chord:
Press the root note
together with the nearest
black key to the left of it.
Cm 7
To play a seventh chord:
Press the root note
together with the nearest
white key to the left of it.
To play a minor seventh
chord: Press the root note
together with the nearest
white and black keys to
the left of it (three keys
altogether).
■ Fingered Chords • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Using the key of C as an example, the chart below shows the types of chords that
can be recognized in the Fingered mode.
Fingered Chords in the Key of C
Cm
Caug (7aug)
Csus 4
C7
Cm 7
Cdim (dim7)
If the chord is inverted (i.e., C-E-G is played
as G-C-E), the EZ-150 will still recognize it
as a C chord. The chord recognition system
also has the following rules and exceptions:
C 7 b5
)
(
)
Cm 7 b5
C 7 sus4
• If augmented and diminished 7th chords
are inverted, the lowest note will be recognized as the root.
• 7th flatted 5th chords may be played with
the lowest note as the root or the flatted
7th.
(
)
CmM 7
• Minor 6th chords are recognized only in
root position, however; all other inversions
are interpreted as minor 7th/flatted 5th.
CM 7
(
(
)
(
)
(
)
C
Cm 6
C (9)
* Notes enclosed in parentheses are optional; the chords will be
recognized without them.
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• Augmented 7th and diminished 7th
chords are interpreted as simple augmented and diminished.
• The following chords are not recognized :
B minor 6, Bb minor 6, and B augmented.
Selecting and Playing Styles
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • What is a Chord? • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
The simple answer: Three or more notes played simultaneously is a chord. (Two notes played
together is an “interval” — an interval being the distance between two different notes. This is also
referred to as a “harmony.”) Depending on the intervals between the three or more notes, a chord
can sound beautiful or muddy and dissonant.
The organization of notes in the example at left — a triad chord — produces a pleasant, harmonious sound. Triads are made up of three notes
and are the most basic and common chords in most music.
In this triad, the lowest note is the “root.” The root is the most important note in the chord, because
it anchors the sound harmonically by determining its “key” and forms the basis for how we hear the
other notes of the chord.
The second note of this chord is four semitones higher than the first, and the third is three semitones
higher than the second. Keeping our root note fixed and changing these notes by a semitone up or
down (sharp or flat), we can create four different chords.
Major chord
(ex. C)
Minor 3rd
Major 3rd
Minor chord
(ex. Cm)
Major 3rd
Minor 3rd
Augmented chord
(ex. Caug)
Diminished chord
(ex. Cdim)
Major 3rd
Minor 3rd
Major 3rd
Minor 3rd
Keep in mind that we can also change the “voicing” of a chord — for example, change the order of
the notes (called “inversions”), or play the same notes in different octaves — without changing the
basic nature of the chord itself.
Inversion examples for the key of C
G
E
C
C
G
E
E
C
G
Beautiful sounding harmonies can be built in this manner. The use of intervals and chords is one of
the most important elements in music. A wide variety of emotions and feelings can be created
depending on the types of chords used and the order in which they are arranged.
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• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Writing Chord Names • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
Knowing how to read and write chord names is an easy yet invaluable skill. Chords are often written in a kind of shorthand that makes them instantly recognizable (and gives you the freedom to
play them with the voicing or inversion that you prefer). Once you understand the basic principles
of harmony and chords, it’s very simple to use this shorthand to write out the chords of a song.
First, write the root note of the chord in an uppercase letter. If you need to specify sharp or flat,
indicate that to the right of the root. The chord type should be indicated to the right as well. Examples for the key of C are shown below.
Major chord
Minor chord
Augmented chord
Diminished chord
C
Cm
Caug
Cdim
For simple major chords, the type is omitted.
One important point: Chords are made up of notes “stacked” on top of each other, and the stacked
notes are indicated in the chord name of the chord type as a number — the number being the distance of the note from the root. (See the keyboard diagram below.) For example, the minor 6th
chord includes the 6th note of the scale, the major 7th chord has the 7th note of the scale, etc.
The Intervals of the Scale
Dominant 7th (flatted 7th)
To better understand the intervals and the numbers
used to represent them in the chord name, study this
diagram of the C major scale:
C D E F G A B C D E F
Root
4th
3rd
2nd
7th
6th
5th
11th
9th
Octave
Other Chords
Csus4
5th
C7
4th
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Major chord
Dominant
7th
Cm7b5
CM7
7th
Dominant
7th
Cm7
Major chord
Dominant
7th
Minor chord
Cm6
Diminished
chord
Minor
chord
C(9)
6th
9th
Selecting and Playing Styles
Multi Pads
These convenient pads let you instantly trigger various musical and rhythmic
phrases as you play the EZ-150. There are a total of 40 different sounds or
phrases (10 banks, with four pad sounds for each bank). The phrases play back at
the same speed as the Tempo setting, and they also change harmonically along
with the accompaniment chords (both in the Style and Song modes).
1
Select the Multi Pads function in the Overall menu.
Press the [OVERALL] button, repeatedly if necessary, until “o2” is selected
in the display.
o2
2
Select the desired bank.
Use the numeric keypad to select the desired bank number (01 - 10). You can
also use the [+]/[–] buttons to increase or decrease the value. Holding down
either button continuously increases or decreases the value. For a complete
list of the available banks and their contents, see page 58.
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3
Play the Multi Pads.
Press one of the Pads. The phrase plays uninterrupted until it is finished.
Pressing it repeatedly (before the phrase completely plays back) creates a
“stutter” effect.
In the Style mode, melodic-type sounds correctly follow the chord changes.
All sounds play back in perfect time with the current Tempo setting. When
One Touch Setting (page 28) is on, appropriate Multi Pad banks for the
selected style are automatically called up. This applies to the DJ and Portable
Grand features as well.
• In the DJ GAME, you can play
the Multi Pads as well as the keyboard.
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MIDI
The EZ-150 also features MIDI terminals, allowing you
to interface the EZ-150 with other MIDI instruments
and devices.
Receives MIDI data
from the connected
sending device.
Transmits MIDI data (keyboard performance) to
the connected device.
■ About MIDI • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a worldwide standard that is built into many electronic musical instruments and other digital music related devices, allowing them to be connected
and “communicate” with each other.
For two MIDI instruments to communicate, they must be connected by MIDI cables. In a basic
example, the MIDI IN and MIDI OUT terminals of the EZ-150 could be connected to the MIDI
OUT and MIDI IN terminals of a sequencer, allowing you to record and play back performance
data from the EZ-150.
The instruments communicate with each other by sending “messages” or MIDI data. The sending
instrument usually assigns the data to one of sixteen MIDI channels, then transmits it over the
MIDI cable. The cable itself, however, is not divided up into sixteen channels. Just as with a television set that receives programs on different channels, it is up to the receiving instrument to “tune
into” the proper MIDI channel. If the sending and receiving channels on the respective instruments
do not match, the receiving instrument may not understand or respond to the one sending.
■ How Can MIDI be Used? • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
In the simple, yet powerful MIDI application example below, the Yamaha
QY70 Music Sequencer is used to record and play back performance data
played on the EZ-150 keyboard.
Before actually recording to the sequencer, press the [STYLE] button once
or twice to make sure that the current settings are sent.
01
Connect the MIDI OUT
of the EZ-150 to the
MIDI IN of the QY70
Connect the MIDI IN of
the EZ-150 to the MIDI
OUT of the QY70
• On the EZ-150, the following channels
(eight total) are enabled for MIDI reception:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10. The MIDI transmit
channels are fixed to the following data:
Ch. 1
: Keyboard, harmony
Ch. 2
: Bass
Ch. 3
: Chord
Ch. 4 - 7 : Other
Ch. 10 : Rhythm
• Parts that have been recorded using the
EZ-150 should also be played back from
the EZ-150. Data may not play back as
expected when using other sound sources
(such as the internal sounds of the QY70).
Also, a connected sound source may
sound at a different octave from that originally played on the EZ-150.
• MIDI data cannot be transmitted during
song playback.
• Avoid using MIDI cables 15 meters or
longer, since doing so can result in MIDI
errors.
MIDI Data and Light Guide
• With the Light Guide feature, you can see
the incoming MIDI data. MIDI note data
received over channel 1 will conveniently
light up the appropriate keys when the Light
Guide feature is turned on.
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Voice List
The following voices can be selected when the Voice mode is active, or when the Voice Change function is on.
They can also be selected by a connected MIDI device; the corresponding bank select messages are: MSB = 00H,
LSB = 70H.
When selecting voices via MIDI:
* The Harmony voices (#59 - #68) and Echo voices (#79 - #88) are sounded without the respective harmony and
echo effects.
● Panel Voice List
Voice
No.
MIDI Program
Change No.
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
50
51
52
49
50
51
Voice Name
PIANO
GRAND PIANO
HONKY-TONK PIANO
ELECTRIC PIANO 1
ELECTRIC PIANO 2
ELECTRIC PIANO 3
ELECTRIC PIANO 4
HARPSICHORD
CLAVI
CELESTA
ORGAN
VIBRATO OFF
VIBRATO ON
HARMONY OFF
HARMONY ON
ATTACK OFF
ATTACK ON
WAVE OFF
WAVE ON
PIPE OGAN
ACCORDION
HARMONICA
GUITAR/BASS
SOFT GUITAR
FOLK GUITAR
12STRINGS GUITAR
JAZZ GUITAR
ELECTRIC GUITAR
DISTORTION GUITAR
WOOD BASS
FINGER BASS
SLAP BASS
STRINGS/MALLET
STRINGS
VIOLIN
CELLO
HARP
SITAR
BANJO
VIBRAPHONE
MARIMBA
STEEL DRUMS
WIND
TRUMPET
TROMBONE
MUTE TRUMPET
FRENCH HORN
BRASS SECTION
ALTO SAX
TENOR SAX
OBOE
CLARINET
FLUTE
PAN FLUTE
SYNTHESIZER
THICK LEAD
SIMPLE LEAD
THICK SAWTOOTH
Used
Notes
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
2
1
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
2
Voice
No.
53
54
55
56
57
58
MIDI Program
Change No.
52
53
54
55
56
57
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
69
70
71
72
73
68
69
70
71
72
74
75
76
77
78
73
74
75
76
77
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
*1
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
98
99
97
98
00
*2
Voice Name
SIMPLE SAWTOOTH
SYNTH BASS
SYNTH STRINGS
SYNTH BRASS
SLOW STRINGS
CHORUS
HARMONY
PIANO TRIO
PIANO COUNTRY
ELECTRIC PIANO TRIO
HARPSICHORD TRIO
ELECTRIC ORGAN TRIO
VIBRAPHONE DUET
TRUMPET DUET
HORN DUET
CLARINET TRIO
FLUTE DUET
SPLIT
WOOD BASS / PIANO
STRINGS / PIANO
FINGER BASS / ELECTRIC PIANO
HARP / VIOLIN
FRENCH HORN / TRUMPET
SUSTAIN
SUSTAIN PIANO
SUSTAIN ELECTRIC PIANO 1
SUSTAIN ELECTRIC PIANO 2
SUS VIBRAPHONE
SUSTAIN STRINGS
ECHO
ECHO PIANO
ECHO ELECTRIC PIANO
ECHO HARPSICHORD
ECHO CELESTA
ECHO FOLK GUITAR
ECHO BANJO
ECHO VIBRAPHONE
ECHO MARIMBA
ECHO STEEL DRUMS
ECHO DRUM KIT
DUAL
PIANO CONCERTO
ELECTRIC PIANO CONCERTO
FAIRY LAND
MOOD GUITAR
RICH GUITAR
HOT ORGAN
EXCEL VIOLIN
CRYSTAL
STAR SHIP
DJ Voice
DJ VOICE 1
DJ VOICE 2
DRUMS
DRUM KIT
Used
Notes
1
1
1
2
1
1
3
2
3
3
3
2
2
2
3
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
*1 MSB=7FH, LSB=00H, Prg Ch#=1
*2 MSB=7FH, LSB=00H, Prg Ch#=2
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Voice List
The following voices cannot be directly selected from the panel controls; they are special voices programmed into
the songs of the EZ-150 and are selected automatically in song playback. However, they can be selected by a connected MIDI device; the corresponding bank select messages are: MSB = 00H, LSB = 00H.
MIDI Program
Change No.
0
3
4
5
6
7
8
11
12
16
17
19
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
32
33
34
36
38
40
42
46
49
51
56
Voice Name
Piano
Honky-tonk Piano
Electric Piano 1
Electric Piano 2
Harpsichord
Clavi
Celesta
Vibraphone
Marimba
Electric Organ 1
Electric Organ 2
Pipe Organ
Accordion
Harmonica
Wave Organ
Soft Guitar
Folk Guitar
Jazz Guitar
Electric Guitar
12Strings Guitar
Rich Guitar
Distortion Guitar
Wood Bass
Finger Bass
Mute Bass
Slap Bass
Synth Bass
Violin
Cello
Harp
Strings
Synth Strings
Used Notes
1
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
MIDI Program
Change No.
52
56
57
59
60
61
63
65
66
68
71
73
75
80
81
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
98
104
105
114
123
124
125
126
127
Voice Name
Choir
Trumpet
Trombone
Muted Trumpet
French Horn
Brass Section
Synth Brass
Alto Sax
Tenor Sax
Oboe
Clarinet
Flute
Pan Flute
Lead
Sawtooth
Piano Concerto
Electric Piano Concerto
Fairy land
Hot Organ
Mood Guitar
Excel Violin
Star ship
Slow Strings
Crystal
Sitar
Banjo
Steel Drums
Wood Bass / Piano
Strings / Piano
Finger Bass / Electric Piano
Harp / Violin
Horn / Trumpet
Used Notes
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
2
2
2
2
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Drum Kit List
• Each percussion voice uses one note.
• The MIDI Note # and Note are actually one octave lower than listed.
For example, the “Bass Drum 2” (Note# 36/Note C1) corresponds to (Note#
24/Note C0).
• Voices with the same Alternate Note Number (*1 – 2) cannot be played
simultaneously. (They are designed to be played alternately with each
other.)
Bank MSB No.
Bank LSB No.
Program Change No.
Keyboard
Alternate
assign
Note No. Note
12
C -1
13
C# -1
14
D -1
15
D# -1
16
E -1
17
F
-1
18
F# -1
19
G -1
20
G# -1
21
A -1
22
A# -1
23
B -1
24
C
0
25
C# 0
26
D
0
27
D# 0
28
E
0
29
F
0
30
F# 0
31
G
0
32
G# 0
33
A
0
34
A# 0
35
B
0
36
C
1
37
C# 1
38
D
1
39
D# 1
40
E
1
41
F
1
42
F# 1
1
43
G
1
44
G# 1
1
45
A
1
46
A# 1
1
47
B
1
48
C
2
49
C# 2
50
D
2
51
D# 2
52
E
2
53
F
2
54
F# 2
55
G
2
56
G# 2
57
A
2
58
A# 2
59
B
2
60
C
3
61
C# 3
62
D
3
63
D# 3
64
E
3
65
F
3
66
F# 3
67
G
3
68
G# 3
69
A
3
70
A# 3
71
B
3
72
C
4
73
C# 4
74
D
4
75
D# 4
76
E
4
77
F
4
78
F# 4
79
G
4
80
G# 4
2
81
A
4
2
82
A# 4
83
B
4
84
C
5
85
C# 5
86
D
5
87
D# 5
88
E
5
89
F
5
90
F# 5
91
G
5
92
G# 5
93
A
5
94
A# 5
95
B
5
96
C
6
127
0
0
Drum Kit
Hi Q
Scratch H
Scratch L
Brush Slap
Reverse Cymbal
Electronic Bass Drum
Electronic Snare Drum
Bass Drum 1
Bass Drum 2
Rim Shot
Snare Drum 1
Electronic Floor Tom
Snare Drum 2
Floor Tom
Hi-hat Closed
Electronic Low Tom
Hi-Hat Pedal
Low Tom
Hi-Hat Open
Electronic Mid Tom
Mid Tom
Crash Cymbal
High Tom
Ride Cymbal 1
Electronic High Tom
Ride Cymbal Cup
Tambourine
Splash Cymbal
Cowbell
Ride Cymbal 2
Bongo H
Bongo L
Conga H Mute
Conga H Open
Conga L
Timbale H
Timbale L
Agogo H
Agogo L
Guiro Short
Guiro Long
Claves
Triangle Mute
Triangle Open
Shaker
Bell Tree
Electronic Bass Drum A
Electronic Bass Drum B
Electronic Bass Drum C
Electronic Snare Drum A
Electronic Snare Drum B
Electronic Rim Shot
Reverse Pulse
Hand Clap
Orchestra Hit
Scratch 1
Scratch 2
Scratch 3
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Style List & Multi pads
● Style List
No.
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
Style Name
8BEAT
8Beat Pop
8Beat Uptempo
8Beat Standard
8Beat Shuffle
Folkrock
Pop Rock
Crystal Pop
8Beat Medium
16BEAT
16Beat Shuffle
16Beat Pop
BALLAD
8Beat Ballad
Epic Ballad
Piano Ballad
Soul Ballad
Slow Rock
6/8 Ballad
Harp Arpeggio 1
Harp Arpeggio 2
Harp Arpeggio 3
Music Box
DANCE
Dance Pop
Techno
Eurobeat
Hip Hop
70s Disco
● Multi pads
Bank No.
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
58
Bank Name
Pianist
Twinkle
Organ Play
Guitar Play
Percussion
Drums
DJ Drums
DJ
Techno
1234
No.
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
Style Name
DJ
Euro Techno
Funky Trip Hop
Pop Reggae
Acid House
Shakin'
ROCK
8Beat Rock Ballad
16Beat Rock Ballad
Hard Rock
Rock Shuffle
6/8 Heavy Rock
US Rock
ROCK & ROLL
Rock & Roll
Boogie
Twist
RHYTHM & BLUES
R&B
Funk
Soul
Gospel Shuffle
6/8 Gospel
4/4 Blues
JAZZ
Jazz Ballad
Jazz Waltz
Fusion
Big Band Swing
No. Style Name
50 Big Band Ballad
51 Jazz Quartet
52 Dixieland
COUNTRY & WESTERN
53 Bluegrass
54 2/4 Country
55 Country Ballad
56 Country Shuffle
BALLROOM
57 Rhumba
58 Tango Continental
59 Jive
MARCH & WALTZ
60 March
61 6/8 March
62 Light March
63 Crystal March
64 Polka
65 Standard Waltz
66 German Waltz
67 Viennese Waltz
68 Crystal Waltz
69 Orchestra Waltz 1
70 Orchestra Waltz 2
71 Music Box Waltz
LATIN
72 Bossa Nova
73 Salsa
74 Samba
No.
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
00
Style Name
Mambo
Beguine
Merengue
Bolero Lento
CARIBBEAN
Reggae 1
Reggae 2
PIANIST
2beat
Stride
Concerto
8beat
Honky-Tonk
Piano Ballad
Pop Ballad
Arpeggio 1
Arpeggio 2
Dance Pop
Rock & Roll
Tight Rock
Swing
Jazz Waltz
Ragtime
Beguine
Cha Cha
March
6/8 March
Galop
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[ EZ-150 ]
Model EZ-150
Change
Control
0,32
7
10
6,38
64
71-74
84
91,93,94
96-97
98,99
100-101
Key's
Ch's
After
Touch
Pitch Bend
Note ON
Note OFF
Velocity
: True voice
Mode
o
o
o
x
o
x
o
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
*2
o 9nH,v=1-127 *1
x 9nH,v=0
0 - 127
**************
3
x
**************
Default
Messages
Altered
Note
Number
1 - 7,10
x
Default
Changed
Transmitted
o
o
o
x
o
x
o
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
*2
o 9nH,v=1-127
x 9nH,v=0 or 8nH
0 - 127
0 - 127
3
x
x
1 - 7,10
x
Recognized
MIDI Implementation Chart
Basic
Channel
Function...
YAMAHA
RPN Inc,Dec
NRPN LSB,MSB
RPN LSB,MSB
Portamento Cntrl
Bank Select LSB,MSB
Volume
Pan
Data Entry
Sustain
Remarks
Date:4-MAR-2003
Version : 1.0
MIDI Implementation Chart
MIDI Implementation Chart
o : Yes
x : No
NOTE:
*1 Playing the keyboard does not produce any changes in velocity
data; the transmitted velocity value is fixed. The velocity value
generated by playing the key is predetermined for each voice
and may differ depending on the selected voice.
*2 MSB can be used to change the voice for the Melody or
Rhythm.
MSB=00H :Melody Voice
MSB=7FH : Rhythm Voice
LSB: Refer to Voice list.
*4 < GM System on > F0H,7EH,7FH, 09H, 01H, F7H
All data is restored to the default values.
*4
*3
*3
*3 For program change values, refer to the voice list.
Program change and other like channel messages received will
not affect the EZ-150 panel settings or what is being played on
the keyboard.
x
x
x
x
o
x
Aux
:All Sound OFF
:Reset All Cntrls
:Local ON/OFF
:All Notes OFF
Mes- :Active Sense
sages:Reset
x
x
System
: Clock
Real Time: Commands
Common
Mode 2 : OMNI ON ,MONO
Mode 4 : OMNI OFF,MONO
Mode 1 : OMNI ON , POLY
Mode 3 : OMNI OFF, POLY
x
x
x
x
o
x
x
x
x
x
x
: Song Pos.
: Song Sel.
: Tune
x
x
x
*4
o
System Exclusive
Prog
Change
: True #
o 0 - 127
*3
**************
o
o 0 - 127
*5 MIDI does not function (transmit/receive) in the Song mode.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause and Solution
When the EZ-150 is turned on or off, a popping sound is temporarily produced.
This is normal and indicates that the EZ-150 is receiving electrical power.
When using a mobile phone, noise is produced.
Using a mobile phone in close proximity to the EZ-150 may produce interference. To prevent this, turn off the mobile phone or use it further
away from the EZ-150.
The sound of the voices or rhythms seems
unusual or strange.
The battery power is too low. Replace the batteries. (See page 10.)
There is no sound even when the keyboard
is played or when a Song is being played
back.
Check that nothing is connected to the PHONES/OUTPUT jack on the
rear panel. When a set of headphones is plugged into this jack, no sound
is output.
Check that Light Guide is turned on in the Lesson mode.
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When playing back one of the Pianist styles
(#81 - #00), the rhythm cannot be heard.
This is normal. The Pianist styles have no drums or bass — only piano
accompaniment. The accompaniment of the style can only be heard
when accompaniment is set to ON and keys are played in the auto accompaniment area of the keyboard.
The auto accompaniment doesn’t turn on,
even when pressing the [ACCOMPANIMENT ON/OFF] button.
Make sure the Style mode is active before using the auto accompaniment. Press the [STYLE] button to enable style operations.
Not all notes are heard when playing a number of notes simultaneously.
Too many keys are pressed at the same time. The EZ-150 is polyphonic
up to a maximum of 16 notes.
Playing keys in the right hand section of the
keyboard does not produce any sound.
When using the Dictionary function (page 43), the keys in the right hand
section are used only for entering the chord root and type.
The accompaniment does not sound properly.
Make sure that the Accompaniment Volume (page 49) is set to an appropriate level.
The Multi Pad sound is cut off or sounds unusual.
The EZ-150 is polyphonic up to a maximum of 16 notes. If a style or song
is playing back at the same time a Multi Pad is played, some notes/
sounds of the Multi Pad may be omitted (or “stolen”) from the accompaniment or song.
The sound of the voice changes from note to
note.
The AWM tone generation method uses multiple recordings (samples) of
an instrument across the range of the keyboard; thus, the actual sound
of the voice may be slightly different from note to note.
The Light Guide does not match the keys actually played.
When auto accompaniment is on, the Light Guide shows the specific
notes of the chords you play in the auto accompaniment area of the keyboard. If you play a single finger chord, or an inversion of a chord, the
corresponding chord will be appropriately shown — even if the lighting
keys do not exactly match the pressed keys.
Index
Misc.
M
V
+/– buttons .......................................26
Main A/B......................................... 48
Melody Voice Change ..................... 32
Metronome...................................... 23
MIDI ............................................... 54
MIDI Implementation Chart ........... 60
MIDI, about .................................... 54
Minus One................................. 36, 39
Multi Fingering ............................... 50
Multi Pads ....................................... 53
Music Rest ...................................... 11
Voice List......................................... 55
Voices, selecting and playing .......... 25
A
A-B Repeat ......................................35
AC Power adaptor............................10
Accessory Jacks...............................11
Accompaniment Volume .................49
Auto Accompaniment......................50
B
Batteries...........................................10
Both Hands ............................... 36, 40
numeric keypad............................... 26
chord ................................................51
Chord Names ...................................52
chord type ........................................43
chord, Fingered................................50
chord, Single Finger ........................50
O
DEMO button ..................................14
Dictionary ........................................43
DJ.....................................................24
DJ Voice Chart .................................27
Drum Kit..........................................27
Drum Kit List ..................................57
Dual voices ......................................27
One Touch Setting........................... 28
Overall button ................................. 23
P
PHONES/OUTPUT jack ................ 11
Portable Grand ................................ 22
R
root ............................................ 43, 50
S
Grade ...............................................41
sections (Style)................................ 48
Single Finger Chords ...................... 50
Song Controls ................................. 34
Song Volume ................................... 34
Songs, selecting and playing........... 31
Specifications .................................. 65
Split voices...................................... 27
Style List ......................................... 58
Styles, selecting and playing........... 44
SUSTAIN ........................................ 11
Sync Start........................................ 46
H
T
E
Ending..............................................48
F
Fill-in ...............................................48
Fingered Chords ..............................50
G
Harmony voices ...............................27
Headphones .....................................11
I
Interval.............................................52
Intro .................................................45
inversion ..........................................50
L
Lesson..............................................36
Light Guide......................................42
Waiting ......................................36, 39
N
C
D
W
Talking ............................................ 42
Tap Tempo....................................... 46
Tempo (song) .................................. 33
Tempo (style) .................................. 48
Time Signature................................ 23
Timing....................................... 36, 38
Transpose ........................................ 29
Troubleshooting .............................. 62
Tuning ............................................. 30
63
Memo
64
Specifications
Keyboard
61 standard-size keys (C1 - C6) with light guide
Power supply
Adaptor:
Batteries:
Display
LED display
Setup
STANDBY/ON
MASTER VOLUME : MINI-MAX
Yamaha PA-3C or PA-3B AC power adaptor
Six “D” size, R20P(LR20) or equivalent
batteries
Dimensions
931 x 349 x 128 mm
(36-2/3" x 13-3/4" x 5-1/16")
Weight
Panel controls
Overall, SONG, VOICE, STYLE, DEMO,
POTABLE GRAND, DJ, METRONOME, Dict., L, R,
TEMPO/TAP, numeric keypad (0 - 9, +, –)
4.7kg (10 Ibs., 6 oz.)
Supplied accessories
Music Rest, Owner’s Manual, Song Book
Voices
100 panel voices (max. polyphony: 16)
Effects
Dual (Included in Voice),
Harmony/Echo (Included in Voice),
Split (Included in Voice),
Sustain
Style
100 styles
Fingering: Multi Fingering
Optional accessories
Headphones:
HPE-150
AC power adaptor: PA-3C or PA-3B
Keyboard stand:
L-2L, L-2C
* Specifications and descriptions in this owner’s manual are for information
purposes only. Yamaha Corp. reserves the right to change or modify products or specifications at any time without prior notice. Since specifications,
equipment or options may not be the same in every locale, please check
with your Yamaha dealer.
Sections: Intro, Main A, B, Ending, Ritardando, Fill
Overall controls
Light On/Off, Multi Pad, Grade, Talking, Transpose,
Tuning, Accompaniment Volume, Song Volume,
Metronome Volume
Style controls
ACMP On/Off, Sync-Start, Start/Stop, Intro/Ending/rit.,
Main A, B (Auto Fill)
Song controls
Start/Stop, Pause, A-B Repeat, Fast Forward, Rewind,
Melody Voice Change
One Touch Setting
1/style, 1/song
Multi Pads
4 pads x 10 banks
Yamaha Education Suite
Dictionary, Lesson 1-4
Preset songs
100 songs
Amplifier
2.0W + 2.0W
MIDI
IN/OUT
Auxiliary jacks
PHONES/OUTPUT, DC IN 12V, MIDI IN/OUT, SUSTAIN
Speakers
12cm x 2
Power consumption
9W
(when using PA-3C power adaptor)
65
Limited Warranty
90 DAYS LABOR
1 YEAR PARTS
Yamaha Corporation of America, hereafter referred to as Yamaha, warrants to the original consumer of a product included in the categories listed
below, that the product will be free of defects in materials and/or workmanship for the periods indicated. This warranty is applicable to all models
included in the following series of products:
EZ SERIES OF PORTATONE 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.
If parts should be required after this 90 day period but within the one year period that immediately follows the purchase date, Yamaha will, subject
to the terms of this warranty, supply these parts without charge. However, charges for labor, and/or any miscellaneous expenses incurred are the
consumers responsibility. Yamaha reserves the right to utilize reconditioned parts in repairing these products and/or to use reconditioned units as
warranty replacements.
THIS WARRANTY IS THE ONLY EXPRESS WARRANTY WHICH YAMAHA MAKES IN CONNECTION WITH THESE PRODUCTS. ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY APPLICABLE TO THE PRODUCT, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANT ABILITY
IS LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THE EXPRESS WARRANTY. YAMAHA EXCLUDES AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE IN ANY
EVENT FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow limitations that relate to implied warranties and/or the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages. Therefore, these
limitations and exclusions may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
CONSUMERS RESPONSIBILITIES
If warranty service should be required, it is necessary that the consumer assume certain responsibilities:
1. Contact the Customer Service Department of the retailer selling the product, or any retail outlet authorized by Yamaha to sell the product for
assistance. You may also contact Yamaha directly at the address provided below.
2. Deliver the unit to be serviced under warranty to: the retailer selling the product, an authorized service center, or to Yamaha with an explanation
of the problem. Please be prepared to provide proof purchase date (sales receipt, credit card copy, etc.) when requesting service and/or parts
under warranty.
3. Shipping and/or insurance costs are the consumers responsibility.* Units shipped for service should be packed securely.
*Repaired units will be returned PREPAID if warranty service is required within the first 90 days.
IMPORTANT: Do NOT ship anything to ANY location without prior authorization. A Return Authorization (RA) will be issued that has
a tracking number assigned that will expedite the servicing of your unit and provide a tracking system if needed.
4. Your owners manual contains important safety and operating instructions. It is your responsibility to be aware of the contents of this manual and
to follow all safety precautions.
EXCLUSIONS
This warranty does not apply to units whose trade name, trademark, and/or ID numbers have been altered, defaced, exchanged removed, or to failures and/or damages that may occur as a result of:
1. Neglect, abuse, abnormal strain, modification or exposure to extremes in temperature or humidity.
2. Improper repair or maintenance by any person who is not a service representative of a retail outlet authorized by Yamaha to sell the product, an
authorized service center, or an authorized service representative of Yamaha.
3. This warranty is applicable only to units sold by retailers authorized by Yamaha to sell these products in the U.S.A., the District of Columbia,
and Puerto Rico. This warranty is not applicable in other possessions or territories of the U.S.A. or in any other country.
Please record the model and serial number of the product you have purchased in the spaces provided below.
Model___________________________
Serial #________________________________
Sales Slip #________________________________
Purchased from____________________________________________________________
(Retailer)
Date______________________________________
YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA
Electronic Service Division
6600 Orangethorpe Avenue
Buena Park, CA 90620
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NORTH AMERICA
CANADA
Yamaha Canada Music Ltd.
135 Milner Avenue, Scarborough, Ontario,
M1S 3R1, Canada
Tel: 416-298-1311
U.S.A.
Yamaha Corporation of America
6600 Orangethorpe Ave., Buena Park, Calif. 90620,
U.S.A.
Tel: 714-522-9011
CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA
MEXICO
Yamaha de Mexico S.A. De C.V.,
Departamento de ventas
Javier Rojo Gomez No.1149, Col. Gpe Del
Moral, Deleg. Iztapalapa, 09300 Mexico, D.F.
Tel: 686-00-33
BRAZIL
Yamaha Musical do Brasil LTDA.
Av. Rebouças 2636, São Paulo, Brasil
Tel: 011-853-1377
ARGENTINA
Yamaha de Panamá S.A. Sucursal de Argentina
Viamonte 1145 Piso2-B 1053,
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel: 1-4371-7021
PANAMA AND OTHER LATIN
AMERICAN COUNTRIES/
CARIBBEAN COUNTRIES
Yamaha de Panamá S.A.
Torre Banco General, Piso 7, Urbanización Marbella,
Calle 47 y Aquilino de la Guardia,
Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá
Tel: +507-269-5311
EUROPE
THE UNITED KINGDOM
Yamaha-Kemble Music (U.K.) Ltd.
Sherbourne Drive, Tilbrook, Milton Keynes,
MK7 8BL, England
Tel: 01908-366700
IRELAND
Danfay Ltd.
61D, Sallynoggin Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Tel: 01-2859177
GERMANY
Yamaha Music Central Europe GmbH
Siemensstraße 22-34, 25462 Rellingen, Germany
Tel: 04101-3030
SWITZERLAND/LIECHTENSTEIN
Yamaha Music Central Europe GmbH,
Branch Switzerland
Seefeldstrasse 94, 8008 Zürich, Switzerland
Tel: 01-383 3990
AUSTRIA
Yamaha Music Central Europe GmbH,
Branch Austria
Schleiergasse 20, A-1100 Wien, Austria
Tel: 01-60203900
THE NETHERLANDS
Yamaha Music Central Europe,
Branch Nederland
Clarissenhof 5-b, 4133 AB Vianen, The Netherlands
Tel: 0347-358 040
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FRANCE
Yamaha Musique France, S.A.
Division Professionnelle
BP 70-77312 Marne-la-Vallée Cedex 2, France
Tel: 01-64-61-4000
ITALY
Yamaha Musica Italia S.P.A.
Combo Division
Viale Italia 88, 20020 Lainate (Milano), Italy
Tel: 02-935-771
SPAIN/PORTUGAL
Yamaha-Hazen Música, S.A.
Ctra. de la Coruna km. 17, 200, 28230
Las Rozas (Madrid), Spain
Tel: 91-639-8888
GREECE
Philippos Nakas S.A. The Music House
147 Skiathou Street, 112-55 Athens, Greece
Tel: 01-228 2160
SWEDEN
Yamaha Scandinavia AB
J. A. Wettergrens Gata 1
Box 30053
S-400 43 Göteborg, Sweden
Tel: 031 89 34 00
HONG KONG
Tom Lee Music Co., Ltd.
11/F., Silvercord Tower 1, 30 Canton Road,
Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: 2737-7688
INDONESIA
PT. Yamaha Music Indonesia (Distributor)
PT. Nusantik
Gedung Yamaha Music Center, Jalan Jend. Gatot
Subroto Kav. 4, Jakarta 12930, Indonesia
Tel: 21-520-2577
KOREA
Yamaha Music Korea Ltd.
Tong-Yang Securities Bldg. 16F 23-8 Yoido-dong,
Youngdungpo-ku, Seoul, Korea
Tel: 02-3770-0661
MALAYSIA
Yamaha Music Malaysia, Sdn., Bhd.
Lot 8, Jalan Perbandaran, 47301 Kelana Jaya,
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Tel: 3-703-0900
PHILIPPINES
DENMARK
YS Copenhagen Liaison Office
Generatorvej 8B
DK-2730 Herlev, Denmark
Tel: 44 92 49 00
FINLAND
F-Musiikki Oy
Kluuvikatu 6, P.O. Box 260,
SF-00101 Helsinki, Finland
Tel: 09 618511
Yupangco Music Corporation
339 Gil J. Puyat Avenue, P.O. Box 885 MCPO,
Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel: 819-7551
SINGAPORE
Yamaha Music Asia Pte., Ltd.
11 Ubi Road #06-00, Meiban Industrial Building,
Singapore
Tel: 65-747-4374
TAIWAN
NORWAY
Norsk filial av Yamaha Scandinavia AB
Grini Næringspark 1
N-1345 Østerås, Norway
Tel: 67 16 77 70
ICELAND
Skifan HF
Skeifan 17 P.O. Box 8120
IS-128 Reykjavik, Iceland
Tel: 525 5000
Yamaha KHS Music Co., Ltd.
3F, #6, Sec.2, Nan Jing E. Rd. Taipei.
Taiwan 104, R.O.C.
Tel: 02-2511-8688
THAILAND
Siam Music Yamaha Co., Ltd.
121/60-61 RS Tower 17th Floor,
Ratchadaphisek RD., Dindaeng,
Bangkok 10320, Thailand
Tel: 02-641-2951
THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
AND OTHER ASIAN COUNTRIES
OTHER EUROPEAN COUNTRIES
Yamaha Music Central Europe GmbH
Siemensstraße 22-34, 25462 Rellingen, Germany
Tel: +49-4101-3030
Yamaha Corporation,
Asia-Pacific Music Marketing Group
Nakazawa-cho 10-1, Hamamatsu, Japan 430-8650
Tel: +81-53-460-2317
OCEANIA
AFRICA
Yamaha Corporation,
Asia-Pacific Music Marketing Group
Nakazawa-cho 10-1, Hamamatsu, Japan 430-8650
Tel: +81-53-460-2312
MIDDLE EAST
TURKEY/CYPRUS
Yamaha Music Central Europe GmbH
Siemensstraße 22-34, 25462 Rellingen, Germany
Tel: 04101-3030
OTHER COUNTRIES
Yamaha Music Gulf FZE
LB21-128 Jebel Ali Freezone
P.O.Box 17328, Dubai, U.A.E.
Tel: +971-4-881-5868
AUSTRALIA
Yamaha Music Australia Pty. Ltd.
Level 1, 99 Queensbridge Street, Southbank,
Victoria 3006, Australia
Tel: 3-9693-5111
NEW ZEALAND
Music Houses of N.Z. Ltd.
146/148 Captain Springs Road, Te Papapa,
Auckland, New Zealand
Tel: 9-634-0099
COUNTRIES AND TRUST
TERRITORIES IN PACIFIC OCEAN
Yamaha Corporation,
Asia-Pacific Music Marketing Group
Nakazawa-cho 10-1, Hamamatsu, Japan 430-8650
Tel: +81-53-460-2312
BELGIUM/LUXEMBOURG
Yamaha Music Central Europe GmbH,
Branch Belgium
Rue de Geneve (Genevastraat) 10, 1140 - Brussels,
Belgium
Tel: 02-726 6032
HEAD OFFICE Yamaha Corporation, Pro Audio & Digital Musical Instrument Division
Nakazawa-cho 10-1, Hamamatsu, Japan 430-8650
Tel: +81-53-460-3273
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