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Offline stevem

Hello from sunny Kent, UK
« on: June 19, 2023, 05:18:20 PM »
Thank you for accepting me into the forum. I am grateful for the vast array of information and help available - i have learned much here already - very much appreciated.
A little about me:  Happily married, happily retired, in fact generally happy! my wife and I have been enjoying live gigs over 50 years - mostly R&B and Rock bands, many cover/tribute bands, and friends bands.  Despite that, neither of us have felt any urge to learn any instrument!  Sadly the decline in accessible venues, increasing entry/travel cost, age/health etc means since covid restrictions we rarely venture out in the evenings.
 So, what am i doing here? On a whim, a couple of months back, i bought a Yamaha PSR-E473 from Amazon. Mistake Number One (ah, Fabulous Thunderbirds...) - should have visited a music store! Anyways, here i am learning from scratch. I'm doing a two-pronged attack: An online course with 'Skoove' to learn something of Piano basics, and messing about with Fake/Easy play Books on my own. I realise that i will never be any good, and i don't care - just for me, just for fun, only use headphones!
I've been checking things out since on YouTube.... lethal because i found lots of dealer demos and very helpful they are too (ahem!)... well, i fell under the spell of the big sell, and have now bought an SX900 as well. It is truly amazing,  and light years ahead of both the E473 and my ability. Just Wow!
I have read many posts on here already, and searching for an answer to an issue i have with  a connection has so far drawn blank, so will be posting a question shortly.
Thank you to Admin and contributing posters for sharing so much. Play on!

Offline Divemaster

Re: Hello from sunny Kent, UK
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2023, 08:30:10 PM »
Hi stevem

Welcome, and great to have you on board.

You've obviously got loads of enthusiasm, and I hope you get to learn and appreciate that you are never too old to learn anything.
My advice, as you have an SX900 is to read both manuals.
The Owners Manual which you will have and the
Reference Manual. You can download that one free from the Yamaha UK website.

Read those, and get to know the basics of what your arranger can do.
Then learn at least a few basic chords. You will already have a musical ear unless Status Quo blew your eardrums out.
Ask away.

« Last Edit: June 19, 2023, 08:33:43 PM by Divemaster »
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Offline Roger Brenizer

Re: Hello from sunny Kent, UK
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2023, 12:06:52 AM »
Hi Steve,

Welcome to the forum and thank you for becoming a member. I’m sure you'll learn a lot about your new PSR-SX900 keyboard here on our 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:

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.,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) and maintained by another good friend, Runner4Fun, which presently contains 109,375 song titles in 2,862 indexed books. This index is updated often.

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

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

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,

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