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I didn't create this style, Dom.  It's just a file I had in my archives.  I wasn't aware you weren't able to use this style and play in the key of your choice.
PSR-SX900/SX700/SX600 / Re: Looking for a Sytle - Diana by Paul Anka
« Last post by dlepera on Today at 04:22:33 AM »
Roger, a question for you.  You created the style(Little Darling)  in the the key of F. A little music lesson for me if I may please, seeing I play by ear, the original song starts on C#.  So when I play the style with me starting on C#, my ears says something is not in tune. I knock out the Phrase2(choir and sounds closer but still something is off.. I don't know anything about style creator at this point as I am enjoying the styles in Pack #12 &14 along with some extras they you great folks have provided. So, is there a way for me to retune this style or another question perhaps would be, is there a style that I can start in any key?  If I play in F this style is really good, but sometimes I am particular and like to start in the original artist key.

Enildo, thanks for your suggested, I have those styles and tried them.. The only thing I did not care for in particular for this song is the intro.  60svintagePop intro is not suitable, the 60svintageRumba is much better but the intro sax is off on a couple notes.  So playing by ear for many ears can be a problem as this makes me a fussy player and does not set the mode right if notes are off right from the start, if you know what I me... Maybe it's just me.  Sorry  Hence why I asked the question and Roger's intro so far is the closest to the original song into.
    Regards,     dom   
Genos - General / Re: How do I play a G/A in "AI Fingering"
« Last post by SciNote on Today at 03:02:16 AM »
 In music many things are about convention rather than absolute logic.  A slash chord is just a convenient shorthand way way of telling the player to play the chord with something other than the chord root as the bass. Is it an extra note or a replacement note? - it really doesn’t matter. Of course that new chord could also then be termed an inversion. But there is no convenient way on a lead sheet of transmitting to a player ‘play a second inversion’ other than writing it as a slash chord like C/G


Well, not to throw even more confusion into the mix, but I have actually occasionally seen a form of notation that indicates the inversion of a chord, and that is to have two numbers, one on top of the other, right after the chord symbol, that shows the intervals that make up the chord, the top number being the "span" of the chord, or interval from the bottom note to the top one, and the bottom number being the interval from the bottom note to the middle note being played.

So, for a C major chord, a C 5/3 (I'm just adding a slash because the text format here doesn't easily allow for showing one number on top of another, but in the actual notation, the two numbers would be one over the other, and there would be no slash) is root position, as it shows the "bottom to top span" being a fifth (C to G) and the middle note (E) being a major third above the bottom note.  C 6/3 is first inversion (the "span" of the chord being the E-to-C minor 6th, and the middle note (G) being a minor third above the bottom note.  And C 6/4 is second inversion (the sixth being the G to E span, with the middle note (C) being a fourth above the bottom G.

Confused yet :-) ?

But with the original question about the slash chords -- Yes, no need to overthink it.  The symbol on the left of the slash is simply the chord being played, as it would be played any other time with or without the slash, and the note after the slash just indicates what bass note is to be played along with that chord.  And it is typically used when the song writer wants to indicate that it is important to the sound and character of the song that a particular bass note is played along with a particular chord at that moment in the song.  And, as previously stated, the bass note does NOT have to be a note that would normally be a part of the chord -- and in fact, it often isn't, which is why the song writer wants to make it clear to play that particular bass note with that particular chord.
PSR-E Series / Re: New DGX-670... PSR-E473 Preview?
« Last post by SciNote on Today at 01:24:00 AM »
Exactly -- that is what is on the Yamaha website specs, as well, though there are some differences in the way the website lists the voices for the SX700 and 900.  Now, 850 (voices) + 43 (drums/SFX) + 480 (XG) equals 1373 total voices, which is more than what is listed for the SX700 and almost as much as the SX900 on Yamaha's website, which is why I was wondering if it was some sort of misprint, with the 480 XG voices actually being part of the 850 main voices totaled in the spec.  Because, on Yamaha's website, when you look up the specs of the SX600, it brings up a chart giving you the specs of the SX600, 700, and 900, but with the number of voices listed for the SX700 and 900, it does NOT list the 480 XG voices separately, which is why I thought they were part of the totals listed for those keyboards.  But for the SX600, it DOES list the 480 XG separately, like I stated above.  So, if there is a misprint in that chart, maybe it is leaving out the 480 XG voices of the SX700 and 900, which would then make their voice totals much higher.

But yes, the DGX-670 has clearly moved an order of magnitude ahead, with the style creator, additional voices, full XG implementation (the DGX-660 only has XGLite, like the E400 series), 16 track sequencer, hundreds of DSP effects, and 4-variation styles.  That's why I was wondering how much of this might rub off on the E473.  Remember, the DGX-670 is brand new, like the E473 will be.  So a more apples-to-apples comparison based on what we already know would be the DGX-660 to the E453/463, which is where you can clearly see a similarity -- similar number of voices and styles (in fact, the E453/463 have more voices), 6 track sequencer, 2-variation styles, XGLite, and 32 registrations.

Of course, the DGX-660 has certain advanced features not found on the E453/463 -- obviously, the more advanced piano features, but also more polyphony, more DSP effects, more memory for the sequencer, and more auto-accompaniment features.  And now, the DGX-670 has taken a step toward the more advanced arrangers.  For example, I think the reason that you don't see in the specs how many banks of registrations are available is that it appears to be more of a memory-file system, and therefore dependent on available storage, rather than just allotting a fixed number of banks of registrations, like on the E453/463 and DGX-660.  This is an example of a feature that I would not expect to carry over to the E473.

But maybe we'll at least get more banks of registrations, some improvement in the sequencer, and MAYBE 4-variation styles.  I think improvements like this could be implemented without cutting into sales of the SX600, which would still have a more advanced sound engine, more sounds and styles, full XG instead of XGLite, more onboard speaker/amp power, more advanced style options, more registrations, a better sequencer, multi-pads, and the like.
Tyros 5 (SFF2) / Re: Yamaha MFC10 Midi Controller
« Last post by Rick D. on Yesterday at 11:31:56 PM »

Here is a link to the book:

Here is a link to the installation video, that may help too:
It is for Tyros 4 but it is similar up until the point of assigning each button.

Here is a post that may help with the programming:,41328.msg325304.html#msg325304

Rick D.
Tyros 5 (SFF2) / Re: Yamaha MFC10 Midi Controller
« Last post by henrycar on Yesterday at 11:23:24 PM »
You are right Rick, great controller. I'm getting use to it.
What book are talking about Rick??

DGX Portable Grand Pianos (DGX 620,630,640,650,660,670) / Re: New DGX-670
« Last post by vbdx66 on Yesterday at 11:00:22 PM »

This looks pretty cool. I think we have some interesting experiments ahead of us with the new DGX and the PSR SX series 8)

One thing the DGX 670 will be missing is the arpeggiator, though  :(



Genos - General / Re: How do I play a G/A in "AI Fingering"
« Last post by janamdo on Yesterday at 10:58:27 PM »
Also in mathematics a symbol can have different meanings in a certain context, but it happens not much.
That's perhaps not ideal, but it somehow it is needed for some topics to be studied   
The reason for this is a interesting question for to try to be answered if you curious about this. 
Probably the same issue is in  music notation possible like for the slash chords
I am not a trained musician so it is new encounter with a symbol

The Next Yamaha Keyboard / Re: NAMM 2021 - only the YC73 / 88?
« Last post by vbdx66 on Yesterday at 10:37:13 PM »

Yamaha introduced the DGX 670, a digital piano with arranger features coming from the PSR SX range, as well as piano samples from the Clavinova’s and lots of cool features:


Tyros 5 (SFF2) / Re: Yamaha MFC10 Midi Controller
« Last post by Rick D. on Yesterday at 09:40:48 PM »
Hi Henrycar.

It's a shame they discontinued the MFC10, it's a great controller. I have been using one for years.
If you need the book let me know. I almost tempted to buy one for a spare, I would be lost without it.

Rick D.
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