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Offline Doyle2468

Hello from Colorado Springs
« on: September 21, 2021, 05:42:31 PM »
Glad to see there's DGX section.

I'm a senior living in a senior community. I lately revived my interest in playing the piano, again. When someone asks if I "play the piano," I reply, "No, I practice the piano."

I recently purchased a DGX-670 although I was somewhat put off initially by it's complexity. I watched a few online demos of the DGX-670 and concluded that it was my best choice as an upgrade to a modern instrument. I come from a piano heritage.

I have a Clavinova CVP 79A that was sold in the last century. I bought it used about 10 years ago for $400. It's about 25 years old but still sounds and plays nicely. It also is a beautiful piece of furniture to have sitting around, the cabinetry is colored dark rose with mini-grand curves. The potential resale value is so low I just plan to keep it.

I also have a Yamaha DJX PSR-D1. I bought this new, also in the last century, and have yet to master it.  There's lot's of YouTube demos and recordings of this instrument. Some call the DJX rare. When it was new, there was no YouTube. I didn't have this source for seeing its potential. I'm coming to appreciate it more. I recently plugged its AUX/Phones output into a guitar amp and the sound really came alive.

When I left the store with the DGX-670 I asked about lessons for the instrument. The employee said something about the internet. I eventually found PSR Tutorials on-line as I searched for help on various topics. I'm the kind of guy that reads the owner's manual, which I find overwhelming in this instance when it comes to really understanding how to use and the effect of all the various options. I worked as a scientific computer programmer for a career and now view the vast array of modern digital arranger/digital piano keyboards as musical computers that one must program at the machine level.

I also enrolled in online piano lessons that go deeply into music theory, improvisation, and composition.

Quite happy these days -  :)
Yamaha Clavinova 79a, DJX PSR-D1, DGX-670 😉😁
 
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Offline overover

Re: Hello from Colorado Springs
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2021, 06:18:35 PM »
Welcome to the great PSR Tutorial Forum, Doyle2468! I hope you enjoy your new DGX-670. :)

By the way, I recommend that you download all three manuals (Owner's Manual, Reference Manual and Data List) here if you haven't already:
>>> https://uk.yamaha.com/en/products/musical_instruments/pianos/portable_grand/dgx-670/downloads.html#product-tabs

It is best to open all three manuals at the same time on the computer and use the search function of your PDF reader program, because in many cases you will find information on a certain search term in more than one manual.


Best regards,
Chris
They always said: "This is not possible!"  Then someone came and - just did it!

Never put the manual too far away.  There's more in it than you think!
 

Offline Roger Brenizer

Re: Hello from Colorado Springs
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2021, 10:52:50 PM »
Hi Doyle2468,

Welcome to the forum and thank you for becoming a member.  I’m sure you'll learn a lot about your new DGX-670 portable grand piano here on the forum and will experience many pleasurable hours playing it.

You’ll want to be sure to visit the Home page and check out some of the tutorials you will find links to there.  The following link will take you to the Home page of the website:

https://psrtutorial.com/

Should you later decide to become a supporting member, which will include lifetime membership, other forum boards will become available to you, as well as a wealth of additional musical knowledge; however, there is absolutely no obligation to do so.  You may also use the following link to discover the full benefit of becoming a Supporting Member of the PSR Tutorial.

https://www.psrtutorial.com/forum/index.php/topic,15536.0.html

You’ll also gain access to an Excel Song Index database, made available to supporting members by our good friend Peter (XeeniX), which presently contains almost 102,000 song titles in 2,654 indexed books.  This index is updated often.

In lieu of making a donation only, you may also order any of the websites resources, which can be found at the following link:

https://psrtutorial.com/cdrom/productsum.html

Joe Waters updated “Supporting the PSR Tutorial”, on August 27, 2017, which can be found here:

https://psrtutorial.com/cdrom/index.html

We’re so glad you've decided to become a member and very happy you've decided to become a part of this great forum family.  If you have any questions, then please just ask.  Many of our members are always very willing to help you.
"Music Is My Life"
My best regards,
Roger

(The older I get...the better I used to be...LOL!!!)
Roger’s PSR Performer Page
 

Offline Toril S

Re: Hello from Colorado Springs
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2021, 11:17:40 PM »
Welcome to the forum :)
Toril S

Genos, Tyros 5, PSR S975, PSR 2100
and PSR-47.
Former keyboards: PSR-S970.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLVwWdb36Yd3LMBjAnm6pTQ?view_as=subscriber



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