Yamaha YPT-200 Entry-level Portable Digital Keyboard

YAMAHA Updated: 2007-10-03
Yamaha YPT-200 Entry-level Portable Digital Keyboard

A truly affordable portable keyboard that also doubles as your own personal music teacher, the YPT200 offers it all – 134 voices, 100 accompaniment styles, Yamaha Education Suite, Portable Grand™, and General MIDI are just some of the features that this little wonder offers.

Yamaha Education Suite™ (Y.E.S.5)
The YPT200 features 102 built-in songs for you to learn to play, using Y.E.S.5. The songs are separated into left and right hand parts, providing 7 levels of lessons plus a convenient chord dictionary.

Three keyboard lessons for each hand:

* LISTEN & LEARN the melody or rhythm of a selected song.
* TIMING mode allows you to play the melody or chord by pressing any key using the correct timing.
* WAITING mode stops the playback of a song until you find the correct note and then continues.
* Lesson Grading – monitors your progress as you practice each lessons two and three to give you feedback.
* Chord Dictionary – shows you how to play chords and tells you which chords you are playing by displaying the notes and chord name on the LCD screen.

DJ Section
Get in the groove with Hip Hop and all the hottest sound effects in your Yamaha keyboard. Push the Sound Effect button, hold down a key and you're rockin'!

Portable Grand
You're just a button away form the best piano sound in portable keyboards today! Just one push of the button, and you're playing a Grand Piano. Yamaha digitally sampled our world-renowned grand pianos to bring the rich, full tones to your portable keyboard. Perfect for practice, or just enjoying the warmth and clarity that Yamaha is famous for.

General MIDI (GM) Compatible/MIDI IN and OUT for Computer Connectivity
Enjoy the information superhighway on a whole new level. MIDI is the path between your keyboard and the internet. With GM you have access to thousands of MIDI song files on the internet!

The YPT200 features 134 General MIDI compatible voices for you to choose from. Including Portable Grand™ you'll find a virtual orchestra at your fingertips – trumpets, violins, drums, even a choir! Rather rock out? How about guitars, bass, and drum kits?

Auto Accompaniment Styles
Can't decide? We've built an auto-accompaniment feature into our keyboards! Just select a style – there are 100 to choose from – then play a note or chord on the left side of the keyboard, and play your melody on the right side. The keyboard will create a back-up band and follow you through the song. Have a blast experimenting with different styles … find out how Mozart would sound as a Disco star at the push of a button!

Polyphony and Multi-Timbrel
Polyphony is the number of sounds a keyboard can make at the same time. Obviously, more is better, but more sounds means more memory. Many keyboards at this price point only offer 12-note polyphony – but the YPT200 offers 32 notes of polyphony and will play back 32 different parts or sounds at once (16 part multi-timbrel). That's enough for even the most demanding piece!

The Little things that Count:

* Real Stereo Speakers – Don't be fooled! Just because a keyboard has two speakers doesn't mean that they're truly stereo speakers. Each of the speakers in the YPT200 has separate amplifiers with stereo-sampling technology.
* Metronome – Keep the beat! A fully adjustable metronome is built-in, and just a touch away.
* It's the Fact, Jack – The YPT200 features jacks for MIDI In/Out, Sustain Pedal, A/C Power Adapter, and headphones (for private practice).