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Key Template
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Quick Start
Congratulations on choosing of the Roland Digital Intelligent Piano KF-7!
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Score Display
Select/Listen to a Song
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The score for the selected song
is displayed on the screen. You
can display scores not only for
songs in the KF-7’s memory,
but also for songs on disks.
The KF-7 features over
170 songs in its
memory. Use this
G
button to select a song.
Session Partner
You can play along with a
band accompaniment.
Chord progressions are
provided automatically.
P. 8
P. 6
P. 18
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Song Stylist
Select Various Tones
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Enjoy performing songs
with alternative
Music Assistant
You can select specially
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arrangements, including
Use the KF-7’s Automatic
recommended Tones
rock and jazz-inspired
Accompaniment feature to
from the KF-7’s library
styles.
add accompaniments to
of sounds.
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your favorite songs.
P. 14
P. 10
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How To Use This Manual
The KF-7 Owner’s Manual consists of two volumes, Quick Start and the Owner’s Manual.
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Please start out by reading “Before You Start Playing” in the Owner’s Manual. This explains how to connect
the KF-7’s power cord and how to turn on the instrument’s power.
After turning on the power, please continue by reading Quick Start (this volume).
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By trying out the various procedures while reading the Quick Start, you can easily learn how to play the KF7 and make use of its major functions (especially procedures that involve use of the “main buttons”).
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The Owner’s Manual describes procedures, from basic operation to procedures for special applications (for
example, using the KF-7 as an accompanist and creating songs), that will help you master the KF-7’s many
performance functions.
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Contents
About the Piano Screen .................................................................3
[Session Partner] Button
3
About the Key Template ................................................................3
Touch <Harmony>.
You can use the “Harmony” features to add more excitement to your performances.
A Quick Tour of the KF-7 ......................................................4
Use “Harmony” to add harmonies to the melodies, based on the accompaniment chords. Change
the type to change the instrument playing the melody and the way harmonies are added.
Playing in a Wonderland of Sounds .....................................5
fig.Q_session2.e
[Select/Listen to a Song] Button ............................................6
This switches
the harmonies
[Score Display] Button ..........................................................8
on and off.
Touch <-><+>
to select the
harmony type.
[Music Assistant] Button (1).................................................10
[Music Assistant] Button (2).................................................12
Touch here to
close this window.
[Select Various Tones] Button..............................................14
[Song Stylist] Button ...........................................................16
[Session Partner] Button .....................................................18
4
Touch <Ending> to stop the performance.
Reference
For more detailed information about the Automatic Accompaniment, refer to “Chapter 2 Automatic Accompaniment” in
the Owner’s Manual.
For more detailed information about the Harmony function, refer to “Adding Harmony to the Right-Hand Part (Melody
Intelligence)” in the Owner’s Manual.
For more detailed information about the chord fingering, refer to “Chord List” in the Owner’s Manual.
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About the Piano Screen
The following “Piano Screen” appears when the KF-7 is turned on.
fig.Q_piano.j
Touch here, the piano tone
changes.
When you touch the
piano lid, the piano
When you touch here, you can
then change the piano
performance settings.
For more information, take a
look at “Changing the Settings
for One-Touch Piano” in the
Owner’s Manual.
tone changes as you
slide your finger to
open and close the lid.
When this screen is displayed, you can change the settings that affect the KF-7’s piano performances.
Although the screen changes when you press the buttons to carry out the various operations and
settings, you can bring up the Piano screen at any time by pressing the One Touch Program [Piano]
button, and switch back to piano performance.
fig.Q_panel_piano
Press the One Touch Program [Piano]
button to bring up the Piano screen.
For more detailed information, refer to “Playing the Keyboard Like a Piano (One-Touch Piano)” in
the Owner’s Manual.
About the Key Template
Use the key template included with this volume when specifying the chords for Automatic
Accompaniment on the KF-7.
For more on performing with Automatic Accompaniment, refer to “[Music Assistant] Button (1)”
(p. 10).
Position the key template as shown in the figure below.
fig.panel
Placement of
the Key Template
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A Quick Tour of the KF-7
The “Quick Tour” provides visual descriptions of the KF-7’s special features, characteristics and
main performance functions.
Touch the screen to listen to a variety of demos.
1
Display the Quick Tour screen.
Hold down the [Game] button
and press the [Part Balance] button.
2
Touch the category for the type of demo you want to hear.
fig.Q_demo.e
Make settings for the
automatic demo. For more
detailed information, refer
to “Automatically Starting
Quits the
Quick Tour
screen.
the Quick Tour” in the
Owner’s Manual.
When you touch here, the demo continues
automatically. All of the demos may be viewed
using this function.
At this time, let’s see what we get by touching <Styles>.
You can listen to demo performances in the <Styles> and <Tones> introductory demos.
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4
Touch <Exit> to return to
the Quick Tour screen.
Try the other categories.
Touch <Exit> on the Quick
Tour screen to end the
Quick Tour.
This returns you to
the Quick Tour screen
This displays the screen
Shows the
Shows the
used for listening to
previous page.
next page.
demo performances.
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Playing in a Wonderland of Sounds
“Wonderland” is an enjoyable world of sounds when you can listen to a variety of instruments,
hear performances, and play game with a simple touch of the screen.
1
Display the Wonderland screen.
fig.Q_wonder.j
Press the [Wonderland]
button.
2
Touch the item you want to play.
fig.Q_demo.e
Quits
the Wonderland screen.
<DRUMS>
Performances can use
several types of
percussion instrument sounds.
<SONGS>
Hear kid’s songs.
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4
<TONES>
<SFX>
Performances can use
a number of different
instrument sounds.
<MIC>
You can hear various
sound effects.
<GAME>
You can connect a mic
to the KF-7 and
change the sound of
your voice.
Play six different
games, including ear
training and rhythm
games.
Touch <Exit> to return to the Wonderland screen.
Touch <Exit> on the Wonderland screen to end the Wonderland.
Reference
When connecting a mic to the KF-7, refer to “Connecting a Microphone” in the Owner’s Manual.
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[Select/Listen to a Song] Button
Press this button to select songs.
The KF-7’s more than 170 internal songs are categorized by
musical style, or genre.
Additionally, you can file songs you like to the “Favorites”
category.
Saving songs to the “Favorites” makes it more convenient to
play songs you are practicing and those you listen to frequently.
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2
Press the [Select/Listen to a Song] button.
Touch the screen to select a genre.
You can select the
songs by individual
genre.
Quit the Song
Selection screen.
Here, let’s touch <Folks>.
fig.Q_song2.e
The genre for the currently
selected song is displayed.
Touch here to change the genre.
The current song is
indicated as Song
This turns the pages
Number 0.
in the song list.
Touch here for continuous
This returns you to the
playback of all songs in the
Genre Selection screen.
selected genre.
This saves songs to the
This plays back songs
“Favorites.”
Information about
continuously in
the selected song
random order.
is displayed here.
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Select the song you want to hear, then touch the song name.
[Select/Listen to a Song] Button
4
Listen to the song. Touch <
>.
fig.Q_song3.j
If lyrics are displayed, touch <Exit> to return to the Song Selection screen.
5
To stop the song, touch <
>.
fig.Q_song4.j
Advanced Use of the KF-7
Displaying Song Scores → “[Score Display] Button” (p. 8)
Playing Back Songs with Different Arrangements → “[Song Stylist] Button” (p. 16)
When Listening to Songs on Disks
Insert the disk containing the song you want to play in the KF-7’s disk drive.
Press the [Select/Listen to a Song] button and select “Disk” for the genre; you now can select songs
on the disk.
Reference
For more detailed information about playing back songs, refer to “Playing a Song” in the Owner’s Manual.
For more detailed information about “Favorites,” refer to “Registering the Songs You Like (Favorites)” in the Owner’s
Manual.
For more detailed information about <File> in the Song Selection screen, refer to “Saving Songs” in the Owner’s Manual.
For more detailed information about <Search> in the Song Selection screen, refer to “Using Keywords to Search for Songs
(Song Search)” in the Owner’s Manual.
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[Score Display] Button
You can display scores not only for the internal songs, but for
recorded songs and songs on disks as well.
Some songs also include the fingering and chord information
in the display.
This information is not only useful for piano practicing, but is
also handy when you want to view the chords while playing
accompaniment to songs.
1
Press the [Select/Listen to a Song] button to select a song (p. 6).
2
Press the [Score Display] button.
fig.Q_score.j
Tempo
Song name
Beat
Measure number
Bouncing Ball
The bouncing ball shows you the note
that is currently being played. It helps
you follow the score and get a sense of
the rhythm.
Make settings for
the score display
This selects the part for
the score displayed.
Quit the
Score screen.
Touch the Notes
When you touch a note on the screen, the
sound of that note is played. When you
drag your fingertip along the score, the
section your trace is then played back.
This gives an enlarged
view of individual
measures. You can also
display the note names.
Replay
When you touch <Replay>, the soft
pedal functions as the “Replay.” When
you press the pedal during the playback
of the song, playback stops, and when
you release the pedal, playback resumes
The score and keyboard are
This brings up the Tutor screen.
For more detailed information,
refer to the Owner’s Manual.
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starting at the beginning of that measure.
displayed. This allows you to
When the pedal is pressed repeatedly,
check the keys that are pressed
playback rewinds.
for the sounds being played back.
[Score Display] Button
3
Now play back the song.
Press the [
(Play/Stop)] button.
fig.Q_panel5-1
Press the [
(Play/Stop)] button
to play back the song. Press it again
to stop the song.
Press the [
(Reset)] button to
return to the beginning of the song.
Change the tempo of the
playback with the
Tempo [-] [+] buttons.
The display advances along with the song playback.
4
To stop the song, press the [
(Play/Stop)] button once more.
Advanced Use of the KF-7
Practicing Songs → “Practicing Songs with the Practice Function” in the Owner’s Manual.
When displaying the scores of recorded performances:
After recording your own performance, press the [Score Display] button.
For more detailed information about recording, refer to “Chapter 4 Recording and Saving the
Performance” in the Owner’s Manual.
Reference
For more detailed information on the Score screen, refer to “Displaying the Score” in the Owner’s Manual.
For more detailed information about <Option> on the score screen, refer to “Making Detailed Settings for the Score
Display” in the Owner’s Manual.
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[Music Assistant] Button (1)
What is Automatic Accompaniment?
Automatic Accompaniment is a function that lets you add
accompaniment using a variety of instrument sounds, such as
drums, guitar and trumpet, simply by playing the chords.
Let’s try playing a song using Automatic Accompaniment.
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2
Press the [Music Assistant] button.
Touch a song name to select the song you want to play.
fig.Q_accomp.j
The pages in the song
list are displayed here.
Touch the name of the
song you want to play.
Changing the preset
This turns the pages
changes the accompaniment
in the song list.
style, right-hand tone and
other settings.
Touch here to display
the score.
Quit the Music
The name of the chord currently
Assistant screen.
played is displayed.
Search for song names using
keywords and initials.
Let’s select “Annie Laurie.”
The optimum settings for the selected song are automatic.
When you select a song marked with
3
Now display the score. Touch <
Songs Without the
, you can display the score for that song.
>.
Mark
Although the scores for songs without the
mark cannot be displayed on the KF-7, try
performing while reading commercially available chord charts or sheet music.
Once you are able to play the chords in the left hand, make use of the “[Music Assistant] Button
(2)” (p. 12) Excitement function.
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[Music Assistant] Button (1)
fig.Q_accomp2.j
Tempo Song name
Beat
Measure number
Changing the preset
changes the accompaniment
style, right-hand tone and
The name of the chord currently
other settings.
played is displayed.
This returns you to the
This mutes the sound
Song Selection screen.
in the melody part.
Moves back the
playback position.
Returns to the
beginning of the song.
4
Advances the
playback position.
This starts and stops playback
of the performance.
This increases the number of measures
displayed.
Begin performing.
Play a G chord on the keyboard.
The accompaniment begins.
The first chord is “G.” Play the key template “G” key.
Look at the chord symbol shown in the score, and play the
chord in the left hand.
If the accompaniment tempo is too fast or difficult, then
try a slower tempo.
Play a G key
Specifying Chords
When Automatic Accompaniment is in use, the keyboard is divided into left and right sections, and
each sections is assigned a different function.
Accompaniment is started and chords are switched on the left-hand side. The right-hand side is
used for playing melodies. The included key template (p. 3) makes it easier to figure out the keys
that are used in specifying chords.
Refer to the key template when specify chords.
Key used for specifying chords
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[Music Assistant] Button (2)
Excitement Function 1
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Press the Fill In buttons at the points where
< > and < > are indicated.
Phrases added at points in the song where the mood
changes are called “fill-ins.”
Press the Fill In [To Original] button when <
> appears
and the Fill In [To Variation] button when <
> is
displayed to add more excitement to the accompaniment.
fig.Q_panel6-1
Change the tempo of the
playback with the
Tempo [-] [+] buttons.
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Press the [Intro/Ending] button when <
comes up.
>
When you press the [Intro/Ending] button, the
accompaniment stops after the ending is performed.
Excitement Function 2
Now try changing the preset.
When you change the preset, the Tone in the right hand is
altered, the accompaniment style is different, and the
entire feeling of the song is transformed.
Some presets also add harmony to the sounds played with the right hand, based on the chords
played in the left hand.
It’s Time to Take on the Melody!
Play a melody with the right hand.
When you touch <Melody>, the melody part is muted.
When you become more familiar with the accompaniment
in the left hand, mute the sounds of melody part, and try
playing the melody yourself.
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[Music Assistant] Button (2)
When using the melody feature with the following songs, change the point at which the keyboard
is divided (the split point) to <C3>, or some other key to the left of <C3>.
For details, refer to “Changing the Keyboard’s Split Point (Split Point)” in the Owner’s Manual.
You can specify chords with the keys to the left of the split point.
Hallelujah!
Little Brown Jug
Mondschein
More Pedal Techniques!
By assigning different functions to the pedals, you can then press the pedals as you perform to add
variation to the accompaniment. Here are a few of these functions. For more on how to assign the
functions, refer to “Assigning Functions to Pedals and Performance Pads” in the Owner’s Manual.
1. N.C. (No Chord) Function
When “N.C.” appears in the score screen, press the pedal to which “No Chord” is assigned.
Only the accompaniment’s rhythm part is played. The next time you specify a chord with the
keyboard, the No Chord function is cancelled, and all of the accompaniment parts are played.
2. Leading Bass Function (Specifying Slash Chords)
Slash chords, such as “C/G,” are shown in the form of a fraction. The letter in the slash chord’s
denominator indicates the lowest note. When specifying such slash chords, first assign the
“Leading Bass” function to the pedal.
For example, for the slash chord “C/G,” on the keyboard you would specify a “C” chord having
“G” as the lowest note. At the same time, press the pedal to which the leading bass is assigned.
<Search>
When you touch <Search> in the screen for a song performed with Automatic Accompaniment,
you can then search for song titles by keyword or initial letter.
The procedure is the same as that for “Style Search.” Refer to “Using Keywords to Search for Music
Styles (Style Search)” in the Owner’s Manual.
Reference
For more detailed information about the Automatic Accompaniment, refer to “Chapter 2 Automatic Accompaniment” in
the Owner’s Manual.
For more detailed information about the chord fingering, refer to “Chord List” in the Owner’s Manual.
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[Select Various Tones] Button
The KF-7 features more than 600 internal sounds.
Naturally, these include piano, but you can also play brass,
woodwind, and electronic instrument tones, as well as a
variety of other tones, even non-instrument sounds.
Press this button to select recommended tones.
1
2
Press the [Select Various Tones] button.
Touch the tone you want to perform with.
fig.Q_tone.j
Touch the tone
you want hear.
Quit the Select
Various Tones
screen.
Tones are grouped into seven types.
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<Organ>
<Drums>
Select these to play with organ
Tones.
Select these to play with percussion instrument sounds. A different percussion instrument
plays with each key you press.
<Touch EX>
These Tones change
according to how hard
the keys are pressed.
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<Pedal EX>
These Tones change
when the soft pedal is
pressed.
<SFX>
These produce special effects. A
different sound effect is produced with each key you press.
<Split Set>
These let you play with
different Tones on the
right and left sides of the
keyboard.
<Layer Set>
These let you perform
with two Tones layered
together.
[Select Various Tones] Button
Here, touch <Organ>.
fig.Q_tone1.j
This changes
the speed of the
rotary effect.
Touch here
This returns you to
A description of
to select
the Select Various
each Tone is
other tones.
Tones screen.
displayed here.
This returns you to the Organ screen
When Jazz Organ is selected, you can
create the organ Tone you want with the
footage.
Refer to “What is Footage?” below.
What is the Rotary Effect?
This adds a sort of spinning effect to the organ sound, similar to the sound when a rotary speaker
is used.
Changing the speed increases or decreases the speed of this spinning effect.
What is Footage?
A device for combining different frequencies to create a desired sound is called “Footage.”
The numbers displayed originally referred to the lengths of the pipes on a pipe organ. Reducing
the pipe length by half produces a note an octave higher, and doubling the length produces a sound
an octave lower. This means that with <8> as the base value, <16> produces a note one octave
lower, and <2> produces a note two octaves higher.
Try experimenting by touching different icons to change the tone, and find one you like.
* If all icons are off (black background, like
), there will be no sound when you play the
keyboard.
You can use Percussion
Touching
or
to change the tone when it is played.
makes the accent time shorter.
Reference
For more detailed information about the keyboard performance Tones, refer to “Performing with a Variety of Tones (Tone
Buttons)” in the Owner’s Manual.
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[Song Stylist] Button
You can listen to different arrangements of the songs you
select with the [Select/Listen to a Song] button. For example,
you can hear jazz tunes arranged for rock, or a pop standard
arranged like country music.
1
2
Press the [Select/Listen to a Song] button to
select a song (p. 6).
Press the [Song Stylist] button.
fig.Q_arrange.j
Tempo
Song name
Beat
Measure number
Quit
the Song Stylist screen.
This mutes the sound
in the melody part.
Moves back the
playback position.
Advances the
playback position.
Touch here to display the score.
Returns to the
beginning of the song.
3
This starts and stops playback
of the performance.
Begin performing. Touch <
>.
When you touch the genre name on the screen, the song’s arrangement changes.
You can change the arrangement using the KF-7’s Music Styles with the Music Style buttons.
When you select a Tone with the Tone buttons, the Tone in the melody changes.
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[Song Stylist] Button
fig.Q_panel7-1
Change the tempo of the
playback with the
Tempo [-] [+] buttons.
When you select a Music
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When you select a Tone
Style with the Music
with the Tone buttons,
Style buttons, the
the instrumental sound
arrangement changes.
changes.
To stop the song, touch <
>.
Changing the Arrangement of Original Songs
You can change the arrangement of songs recorded with the KF-7’s “Chord Sequencer” recording
function with the [Song Stylist] button.
For more detailed information, refer to “Composing an Accompaniment By Entering Chords
(Chord Sequencer).”
Reference
For more detailed information about the Automatic Accompaniment, refer to “Chapter 2 Automatic Accompaniment” in
the Owner’s Manual.
For more on selecting Music Styles, refer to “Selecting Music Styles (Music Style Buttons)” in the Owner’s Manual.
For more on selecting Tones, refer to “Performing with a Variety of Tones (Tone Buttons)” in the Owner’s Manual.
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[Session Partner] Button
You can have the members of your band (the performance
patterns) play background for you, in any combination.
You decide just how the chords are played automatically.
Enjoy jam sessions you create yourself!
1
Press the [Session Partner] button.
Begin performing.
2
Touch the band member playing the performance pattern you want to
change.
fig.Q_session.e
The performance pattern currently played by
the member you have touched is displayed.
Touch <-><+> to select the pattern.
The chord
progression is
indicated here.
Quit the
Session Partner
screen.
Touch here to
Each time you touch here,
the Variation and Original
performance patterns are
switched.
close this window.
Touch here to give the
musicians a break (stop the
performance).
Touch here to have the performance
patterns play in random order.
The currently selected chord progression appears here.
Touch <-><+> to select the chord progression.
When you touch here, playing comes to an
end, and the accompaniment stops.
When you touch <Intro>, the accompaniment
starts after the intro is played.
Touch here to
This switches between
close this window.
automatic and user-
specified chord
Touch here to have the chord
progressions.
progression play in random order.
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Key used for specifying chords
Contents
About the Piano Screen .................................................................3
[Session Partner] Button
3
About the Key Template ................................................................3
Touch <Harmony>.
You can use the “Harmony” features to add more excitement to your performances.
A Quick Tour of the KF-7 ......................................................4
Use “Harmony” to add harmonies to the melodies, based on the accompaniment chords. Change
the type to change the instrument playing the melody and the way harmonies are added.
Playing in a Wonderland of Sounds .....................................5
fig.Q_session2.e
[Select/Listen to a Song] Button ............................................6
This switches
the harmonies
[Score Display] Button ..........................................................8
on and off.
Touch <-><+>
to select the
harmony type.
[Music Assistant] Button (1).................................................10
[Music Assistant] Button (2).................................................12
Touch here to
close this window.
[Select Various Tones] Button..............................................14
[Song Stylist] Button ...........................................................16
[Session Partner] Button .....................................................18
4
Touch <Ending> to stop the performance.
Reference
For more detailed information about the Automatic Accompaniment, refer to “Chapter 2 Automatic Accompaniment” in
the Owner’s Manual.
For more detailed information about the Harmony function, refer to “Adding Harmony to the Right-Hand Part (Melody
Intelligence)” in the Owner’s Manual.
For more detailed information about the chord fingering, refer to “Chord List” in the Owner’s Manual.
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Key Template
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Please cut out
to use
Quick Start
Congratulations on choosing of the Roland Digital Intelligent Piano KF-7!
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Score Display
Select/Listen to a Song
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The score for the selected song
is displayed on the screen. You
can display scores not only for
songs in the KF-7’s memory,
but also for songs on disks.
The KF-7 features over
170 songs in its
memory. Use this
G
button to select a song.
Session Partner
You can play along with a
band accompaniment.
Chord progressions are
provided automatically.
P. 8
P. 6
P. 18
G /A
A
A /B
Song Stylist
Select Various Tones
B
Enjoy performing songs
with alternative
Music Assistant
You can select specially
C
arrangements, including
Use the KF-7’s Automatic
recommended Tones
rock and jazz-inspired
Accompaniment feature to
from the KF-7’s library
styles.
add accompaniments to
of sounds.
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P. 16
your favorite songs.
P. 14
P. 10
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How To Use This Manual
The KF-7 Owner’s Manual consists of two volumes, Quick Start and the Owner’s Manual.
D /E
Please start out by reading “Before You Start Playing” in the Owner’s Manual. This explains how to connect
the KF-7’s power cord and how to turn on the instrument’s power.
After turning on the power, please continue by reading Quick Start (this volume).
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By trying out the various procedures while reading the Quick Start, you can easily learn how to play the KF7 and make use of its major functions (especially procedures that involve use of the “main buttons”).
F
The Owner’s Manual describes procedures, from basic operation to procedures for special applications (for
example, using the KF-7 as an accompanist and creating songs), that will help you master the KF-7’s many
performance functions.
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