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This product utilizes batteries or an external power supply (adapter). DO NOT connect this product to any power supply or adapter other than one described in the manual, on the name plate, or specifically recommended by Yamaha. This product should be used only with the components supplied or; a cart, rack, or stand that is recommended by Yamaha. If a cart, etc., is used, please observe all safety markings and instructions that accom- pany the accessory product. SPECIFICATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE: The information contained in this manual is believed to be correct at the time of printing. However, Yamaha reserves the right to change or mod- ify any of the specifications without notice or obligation to update exist- ing units. This product, either alone or in combination with an amplifier and head- phones or speaker/s, may be capable of producing sound levels that could cause permanent hearing loss. DO NOT operate for long periods of time at a high volume level or at a level that is uncomfortable. If you experience any hearing loss or ringing in the ears, you should consult an audiologist. IMPORTANT: The louder the sound, the shorter the time period before damage occurs. NOTICE: Service charges incurred due to a lack of knowledge relating to how a function or effect works (when the unit is operating as designed) are not covered by the manufacturer’s warranty, and are therefore the owners responsibility. Please study this manual carefully and consult your dealer before requesting service. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES: Yamaha strives to produce products that are both user safe and envi- ronmentally friendly. We sincerely believe that our products and the pro- duction methods used to produce them, meet these goals. In keeping with both the letter and the spirit of the law, we want you to be aware of the following: Battery Notice: This product MAY contain a small non-rechargeable battery which (if applicable) is soldered in place. The average life span of this type of battery is approximately five years. When replacement becomes neces- sary, contact a qualified service representative to perform the replace- ment. 92-BP (bottom) This product may also use “household” type batteries. Some of these may be rechargeable. Make sure that the battery being charged is a rechargeable type and that the charger is intended for the battery being charged. When installing batteries, do not mix batteries with new, or with batter- ies of a different type. Batteries MUST be installed correctly. Mis- matches or incorrect installation may result in overheating and battery case rupture. Warning: Do not attempt to disassemble, or incinerate any battery. Keep all bat- teries away from children. Dispose of used batteries promptly and as regulated by the laws in your area. Note: Check with any retailer of household type batteries in your area for battery disposal information. Disposal Notice: Should this product become damaged beyond repair, or for some rea- son its useful life is considered to be at an end, please observe all local, state, and federal regulations that relate to the disposal of products that contain lead, batteries, plastics, etc. If your dealer is unable to assist you, please contact Yamaha directly. NAME PLATE LOCATION: The name plate is located on the bottom of the product. The model number, serial number, power requirements, etc., are located on this plate. You should record the model number, serial number, and the date of purchase in the spaces provided below and retain this manual as a permanent record of your purchase. Model Serial No. Purchase Date

PLEASE KEEP THIS MANUAL 2 DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual FCC INFORMATION (U.S.A.)

1. IMPORTANT NOTICE: DO NOT MODIFY THIS UNIT! This product, when installed as indicated in the instructions con- tained in this manual, meets FCC requirements. Modifications not expressly approved by Yamaha may void your authority, granted by the FCC, to use the product. 2. IMPORTANT: When connecting this product to accessories and/ or another product use only high quality shielded cables. Cable/s supplied with this product MUST be used. Follow all installation instructions. Failure to follow instructions could void your FCC authorization to use this product in the USA. 3. NOTE: This product has been tested and found to comply with the requirements listed in FCC Regulations, Part 15 for Class “B” digital devices. Compliance with these requirements provides a reason- able level of assurance that your use of this product in a residential environment will not result in harmful interference with other elec- tronic devices. This equipment generates/uses radio frequencies and, if not installed and used according to the instructions found in the users manual, may cause interference harmful to the operation of other electronic devices. Compliance with FCC regulations does not guarantee that interference will not occur in all installations. If this product is found to be the source of interference, which can be determined by turning the unit “OFF” and “ON”, please try to elimi- nate the problem by using one of the following measures: Relocate either this product or the device that is being affected by the interference. Utilize power outlets that are on different branch (circuit breaker or fuse) circuits or install AC line filter/s. In the case of radio or TV interference, relocate/reorient the antenna. If the antenna lead-in is 300 ohm ribbon lead, change the lead-in to co-axial type cable. If these corrective measures do not produce satisfactory results, please contact the local retailer authorized to distribute this type of product. If you can not locate the appropriate retailer, please contact Yamaha Corporation of America, Electronic Service Division, 6600 Orangethorpe Ave, Buena Park, CA90620 The above statements apply ONLY to those products distributed by Yamaha Corporation of America or its subsidiaries.

* This applies only to products distributed by YAMAHA CORPORATION OF AMERICA. (class B) OBSERVERA! Apparaten kopplas inte ur växelströmskällan (nätet) så länge som den ar ansluten till vägguttaget, även om själva apparaten har stängts av. ADVARSEL: Netspæendingen til dette apparat er IKKE afbrudt, sålæenge netledningen siddr i en stikkontakt, som er t endt — også selvom der or slukket på apparatets afbryder. VAROITUS: Laitteen toisiopiiriin kytketty käyttökytkin ei irroita koko laitetta verkosta. (standby) DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual 3 PRECAUTIONS PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING * Please keep this manual in a safe place for future reference. WARNING Always follow the basic precautions listed below to avoid the possibility of serious injury or even death from electrical shock, short-circuiting, damages, fire or other hazards. These precautions include, but are not limited to, the following:

Power supply/AC power adaptor • Only use the voltage specified as correct for the instrument. The required voltage is printed on the name plate of the instrument. • Use the specified adaptor (PA-5D or an equivalent recommended by Yamaha) only. Using the wrong adaptor can result in damage to the instrument or overheating. • Check the electric plug periodically and remove any dirt or dust which may have accumulated on it. • Do not place the AC adaptor cord near heat sources such as heaters or radiators, and do not excessively bend or otherwise damage the cord, place heavy objects on it, or place it in a position where anyone could walk on, trip over, or roll anything over it. Do not open • Do not open the instrument or attempt to disassemble the internal parts or modify them in any way. The instrument contains no user-serviceable parts. If it should appear to be malfunctioning, discontinue use immediately and have it inspected by qualified Yamaha service personnel. Water warning Fire warning If you notice any abnormality Power supply/AC power adaptor Location • Do not expose the instrument to rain, use it near water or in damp or wet conditions, or place containers on it containing liquids which might spill into any openings. • Never insert or remove an electric plug with wet hands. • Do not put burning items, such as candles, on the unit. A burning item may fall over and cause a fire. • Do not put burning items, such as candles, on the unit. A burning item may fall over and cause a fire. • If the AC adaptor cord or plug becomes frayed or damaged, or if there is a sudden loss of sound during use of the instrument, or if any unusual smells or smoke should appear to be caused by it, immediately turn off the power switch, disconnect the adaptor plug from the outlet, and have the instrument inspected by qualified Yamaha service personnel. CAUTION • When removing the electric plug from the instrument or an outlet, always hold the plug itself and not the cord. • Do not place the instrument in an unstable position where it might accidentally fall over. • Before moving the instrument, remove all connected adaptor and other cables.

Always follow the basic precautions listed below to avoid the possibility of physical injury to you or others, or damage to the instrument or other property. These precautions include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Unplug the AC power adaptor when not using the instrument, or during electrical storms. • Do not connect the instrument to an electrical outlet using a multiple-connector. Doing so can result in lower sound quality, or possibly cause overheating in the outlet. • Do not expose the instrument to excessive dust or vibrations, or extreme cold or heat (such as in direct sunlight, near a heater, or in a car during the day) to prevent the possibility of panel disfiguration or damage to the internal components. • Do not use the instrument in the vicinity of a TV, radio, stereo equipment, mobile phone, or other electric devices. Otherwise, the instrument, TV, or radio may generate noise. • When setting up the instrument, make sure that the AC outlet you are using is easily accessible. If some trouble or malfunction occurs, immediately turn off the power switch and disconnect the plug from the outlet. • Use only the stand specified for the instrument. When attaching the stand or rack, use the provided screws only. Failure to do so could cause damage to the internal components or result in the instrument falling over. 4 DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual

(3)-9 1/2 Saving Connections data • Before connecting the instrument to other electronic components, turn off the Saving and backing up your data power for all components. Before turning the power on or off for all components, set all volume levels to minimum. Also, be sure to set the volumes of all components at their minimum levels and gradually raise the volume controls while playing the instrument to set the desired listening level. Maintenance Handling caution Yamaha cannot be held responsible for damage caused by improper use or modifications to the instrument, or data that is lost or destroyed. The illustrations and LCD screens as shown in this owner’s manual are for instructional purposes only, and may appear somewhat different from those on your instrument. (3)-9 2/2 The panel settings and some other types of data are not retained in memory when you turn off the power to the instrument. Save data you want to keep to the Registration Memory (page 85.) Saved data may be lost due to malfunction or incorrect operation. Save important data to a USB storage device/or other external device such as a computer. (pages 93, 104) • When cleaning the instrument, use a soft, dry cloth. Do not use paint thinners, solvents, cleaning fluids, or chemical-impregnated wiping cloths. Backing up the USB storage device/external media • To protect against data loss through media damage, we recommend that you save your important data onto two USB storage devices/external media. • Do not insert a finger or hand in any gaps on the instrument. • Never insert or drop paper, metallic, or other objects into the gaps on the panel or keyboard. If this happens, turn off the power immediately and unplug the power cord from the AC outlet. Then have the instrument inspected by qualified Yamaha service personnel. • Do not place vinyl, plastic or rubber objects on the instrument, since this might discolor the panel or keyboard. • Do not rest your weight on, or place heavy objects on the instrument, and do not use excessive force on the buttons, switches or connectors. • Do not operate the instrument for a long period of time at a high or uncomfortable volume level, since this can cause permanent hearing loss. If you experience any hearing loss or ringing in the ears, consult a physician. Always turn the power off when the instrument is not in use. Even when the power switch is in the “STANDBY” position, electricity is still flowing to the instrument at the minimum level. When you are not using the instrument for a long time, make sure you unplug the AC power adaptor from the wall AC outlet. ● Trademarks • The bitmap fonts used in this instrument have been provided by and are the property of Ricoh Co., Ltd. • Windows is the registered trademarks of Microsoft® Corporation. • The company names and product names in this Owner’s Manual are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual 5 Copyright Notice The followings are the titles, credits and copyright notices for three (3) of the songs pre-installed in this electronic keyboard:

Mona Lisa from the Paramount Picture CAPTAIN CAREY, U.S.A. Words and Music by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans Copyright © 1949 (Renewed 1976) by Famous Music Corporation International Copyright Secured All Rights Reserved Composition Title : Against All Odds Composer’s Name : Collins 0007403 Copyright Owner’s Name : EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING LTD / HIT & RUN MUSIC LTD Panel Logos Can’t Help Falling In Love from the Paramount Picture BLUE HAWAII Words and Music by George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore Copyright © 1961 by Gladys Music, Inc. Copyright Renewed and Assigned to Gladys Music All Rights Administered by Cherry Lane Music Publishing Com- pany, Inc. and Chrysalis Music International Copyright Secured All Rights Reserved

This device is capable of using various types/formats of music data by optimizing them to the proper format music data for use with the device in advance. As a result, this device may not play them back precisely as their producers or composers originally intended. This product incorporates and bundles computer programs and contents in which Yamaha owns copyrights or with respect to which it has license to use others’ copyrights. Such copyrighted materials include, without limitation, all computer software, style files, MIDI files, WAVE data, musical scores and sound recordings. Any unauthorized use of such programs and contents outside of personal use is not permitted under relevant laws. Any violation of copyright has legal consequences. DON’T MAKE, DISTRIBUTE OR USE ILLEGAL COPIES. Copying of the commercially available musical data including but not limited to MIDI data and/or audio data is strictly prohibited except for your personal use. GM System Level 1 “GM System Level 1” is an addition to the MIDI standard which ensures that any GM-compatible music data can be accurately played by any GM-compatible tone generator, regardless of manufacturer. The GM mark is affixed to all software and hardware products that support GM System Level. XGlite As its name implies, “XGlite” is a simplified version of Yamaha’s high-quality XG tone generation format. Naturally, you can play back any XG song data using an XGlite tone generator. However, keep in mind that some songs may play back differently compared to the original data, due to the reduced set of control parameters and effects. XF The Yamaha XF format enhances the SMF (Standard MIDI File) standard with greater functionality and open-ended expandability for the future. The instrument is capable of displaying lyrics when an XF file con- taining lyric data is played. STYLE FILE The Style File Format is Yamaha’s original style file format which uses a unique conversion system to pro- vide high-quality automatic accompaniment based on a wide range of chord types. USB USB is an abbreviation for Universal Serial Bus. It is a serial interface for connecting a computer with peripheral Devices. It allows “hot swapping” (connecting peripheral devices while the power to the com- puter is on). 6 DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual Congratulations and thank you for purchasing the Yamaha DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Portable Grand! Please read this owner’s manual carefully before using the instrument in order to take full advantage of its various features. Make sure to keep this manual in a safe and handy place even after you finish reading, and refer to it often when you need to better understand an operation or function. Accessories The DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 package includes the following items. Please check that you have them all. • Music rest • Accessory CD-ROM • Owner’s manual (this book) • Keyboard stand • Footswitch • AC Power Adaptor (May not be included depending on your particular area. Please check with your Yamaha dealer.) DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual 7 Special Features of the DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Graded Hammer Standard Keyboard (DGX-620/YPG-625 Only) Thanks to our experience as the world’s leading manufacturer of acoustic pianos, we’ve developed a keyboard with action that’s virtually indistinguishable from the real thing. Just as on a traditional acous- tic piano, the keys of the lower notes have a heavier touch, while the higher ones are more responsive to lighter playing. The keyboard’s sensitivity can even be adjusted to match your playing style. This Graded Hammer technology also enables the DGX-620/YPG-625 to provide authentic touch in a light- weight instrument. ■ Performance assistant technology Page 35 Play along with a song on the instrument’s keyboard and produce a perfect performance every time ... even if you play wrong notes! All you have to do is play on the keyboard—alternately on the left- and right-hand ranges of the keyboard, for example—and you’ll sound like a pro as long as you play in time with the music.

And if you can’t play with both hands, you can still play the melody simply by tapping one key. All you need is one finger! ■ Play a Variety of Instrument Voices Page 15 With the DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525, the instrument voice that sounds when you play the keyboard can be changed to violin, flute, harp, or any of an extensive range of voices. You can change the mood of a song written for piano, for example, by using violin to play it instead. Experience a whole new world of musical variety. ■ Play Along with Styles Page 24 Want to play with full accompaniment? Try the auto-accompaniment Styles. The accompaniment styles provide the equivalent of a full backing band cov- ering wide variety of styles from waltzes to 8-beat to euro-trance ... and much more. Select a style that matches the music you want to play, or exper- iment with new styles to expand your musical horizons.

■ Easy Performance with Music Notation Display Page 33 When you play back a song, the corresponding score will be shown on the display as the song plays. This is a great way to learn how to read music. If the song contains lyric and chord data*, the lyrics and chords will also appear on the score display. * No lyrics or chords will appear on the display if the song you are using with the score display func- tion does not contain the appropriate lyric and chord data. 8 DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual

Copyright Notice ....................................................................... 6 Panel Logos ............................................................................. 6 Accessories .............................................................................. 7 Special Features of the DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525.............. 8 Setting Up 10 Power Requirements .............................................................. 10 Connecting Headphones (PHONES/OUTPUT Jack) ............. 10 Connecting a Footswitch (SUSTAIN Jack)............................. 10 Connecting to a Computer (USB Terminal)............................ 11 Turning the Power On ............................................................ 11 Panel Controls and Terminals 12 Front Panel ............................................................................. 12 Rear Panel ............................................................................. 13 Quick Guide Changing the Display Language 14 Try Playing a Variety of Instrument Voices 15 Select and Play a Voice—MAIN............................................. 15 Play Two Voices Simultaneously—DUAL .............................. 16 Play Different Voices with the Left and Right Hands—SPLIT 17 Play the Grand Piano Voice ................................................... 18 Fun Sounds 19 Drum Kits................................................................................ 19 Sound Effects ......................................................................... 19 The Metronome 20 Start the Metronome............................................................... 20 Adjusting the Metronome Tempo ........................................... 20 Setting the Number of Beats per Measure, and the Length of Each Beat............................................. 21 Adjusting the Metronome Volume .......................................... 22 Playing Styles 23 Select a Style Rhythm ............................................................ 23 Play Along with a Style........................................................... 24 Playing Auto-accompaniment Chords .................................... 28 Using Songs 29 Select and Listen to a Song ................................................... 29 Song Fast Forward, Fast Reverse, and Pause ...................... 30 Types of Songs ...................................................................... 32 Displaying the Song Score ..................................................... 33 Display the Lyrics ................................................................... 34 The Easy Way to Play Piano 35 CHORD Type—Play with Both Hands.................................... 36 CHORD/FREE Type— Applying the Chord Type to the Left Hand Only................ 38 MELODY Type—Play with One Finger .................................. 40 CHORD/MELODY— Chord Type with the Left Hand, Melody with the Right ..... 42 Change the Song Tempo ....................................................... 46 Play the Demo Song .............................................................. 46 Select a Song For a Lesson 47 Lesson 1—Waiting ................................................................. 47 Lesson 2—Your Tempo ......................................................... 50 Lesson 3—Minus One............................................................ 51 Practice Makes Perfect—Repeat and Learn .......................... 52 Play Using the Music Database 53 Change a Song’s Style 54 Try Out the Easy Song Arranger ............................................ 54 Using the Easy Song Arranger............................................... 54 Record Your Own Performance 56 Track Configuration ................................................................ 56 Recording Procedure ............................................................. 57 Song Clear—Deleting User Songs......................................... 59 Track Clear—Deleting a Specified Track from a User Song .. 60 Backup and Initialization 61 Backup ................................................................................... 61 Initialization............................................................................. 61 Basic Operation 62 Basic Operation ...................................................................... 62 The Displays........................................................................... 64 MAIN Display Items ................................................................ 65 Reference Play with a Variety of Effects 66 Adding Harmony ..................................................................... 66 Adding Reverb ........................................................................ 67 Adding Chorus ........................................................................ 68 Panel Sustain .........................................................................69 Pitch Bend ..............................................................................69 Handy Performance Features 70 Tap Start ................................................................................. 70 Touch Response Sensitivity ...................................................70 One Touch Setting..................................................................71 Select an EQ Setting for the Best Sound ...............................72 Pitch Controls .........................................................................73 Style (Auto-accompaniment) Functions 74 Pattern Variation (Sections)....................................................74 Setting the Split Point .............................................................77 Play a Style with Chords but No Rhythm (Stop Accompaniment) ...................................................... 78 Adjusting the Style Volume.....................................................78 Chord Basics ..........................................................................79 Style File ................................................................................. 81 Playing Styles Using the Entire Keyboard ..............................81 Looking Up Chords Using the Chord Dictionary.....................82 Song Settings 83 Song Volume .......................................................................... 83 A-B Repeat ............................................................................. 83 Muting Independent Song Parts .............................................84 Change the Melody Voice ......................................................84 Memorize Your Favorite Panel Settings 85 Saving to the Registration Memory ........................................85 Recalling a Registration Memory............................................86 The Functions 87 Selecting and Setting Functions .............................................87 Using USB Flash Memory 90 USB Flash Memory ................................................................90 Connecting a USB Flash Memory ..........................................91 Formatting USB Flash Memory ..............................................92 Saving Data ............................................................................ 93 Convert a User Song to SMF Format and Save.....................94 Loading User Files and Style Files .........................................95 Deleting Data from a USB Flash Memory ..............................96 Playing Songs Saved to USB Flash Memory .........................96 Connections 97 Connectors ............................................................................. 97 Connection to a USB Storage Device ....................................97 Connecting a Personal Computer ..........................................99 Transferring Performance Data to and from a Computer .....100 Remote Control of MIDI Devices ..........................................101 Initial Send ............................................................................ 102 Transferring Data Between the Computer and Instrument...102 Accessory CD-ROM Installation Guide 105 Important Notices about the CD-ROM..................................105 CD-ROM Contents ...............................................................106 System Requirements ..........................................................107 Software Installation .............................................................107 Appendix Troubleshooting....................................................................112 Messages ............................................................................. 114 Keyboard Stand Assembly...............................116 Scores ..................................................................................118 Voice List .............................................................................. 124 Drum Kit List .........................................................................128 Style List ............................................................................... 130 Music Database List .............................................................131 Songs Provided On the Supplied CD-ROM..........................132 Effect Type List.....................................................................133 MIDI Implementation Chart...................................................134 MIDI Data Format .................................................................136 Specifications .......................................................................137 Index.....................................................................................138

Contents DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual 9

Setting Up Be sure to do the following operations BEFORE turning on the power. Power Requirements Make sure that the [STANDBY/ON] switch of the instrument is set to STANDBY. WARNING • Use ONLY a Yamaha PA-5D AC Power Adaptor (or other adap- tor specifically recommended by Yamaha) to power your instrument from the AC mains. The use of other adaptors may result in irreparable damage to both the adaptor and the instrument. Connect the AC adaptor (PA-5D or other adaptor specifically recommended by Yamaha) to the power supply jack. Plug the AC adaptor into an AC outlet. CAUTION • Unplug the AC Power Adaptor when not using the instrument, or during electrical storms. PA-5D AC outlet 10 DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual Make all necessary connections below BEFORE turning the power on. Connecting Headphones (PHONES/OUTPUT Jack) The instrument speakers are automatically shut off when a plug is inserted into this jack. The PHONES/ OUTPUT jack also functions as an external output. You can connect the PHONES/OUTPUT jack to a keyboard amplifier, stereo system, mixer, tape recorder, or other line-level audio device to send the instrument’s output signal to that device. WARNING • Avoid listening with the headphones at high volume for long peri- ods of time; doing so may not only result in ear fatigue, it may be damaging to your hearing.

CAUTION • To prevent damage to the speakers, set the volume of the external devices at the minimum setting before connecting them. Failure to observe these cautions may result in electric shock or equipment damage. Also, be sure to set the volumes of all devices at their minimum levels and gradually raise the volume controls while playing the instrument to set the desired listening level. Connecting a Footswitch (SUSTAIN Jack) The sustain function lets you produce a natural sustain as you play by pressing a footswitch. Plug the Yamaha FC5 footswitch into this jack and use it to switch sustain on and off. NOTE • Make sure that the footswitch plug is properly connected to the SUS- TAIN jack before turning on the power. • Do not press the footswitch while turning the power on. Doing this changes the recognized polarity of the footswitch, resulting in reversed footswitch operation.

Setting Up Connecting to a Computer (USB Terminal) Connect the instrument’s USB terminal to the USB ter- minal of a computer, and you can transfer performance data and song files between the two (page 99). To use the USB data-transfer features you’ll need to do the fol- lowing: • First, make sure the POWER switch on the instru- ment is set to OFF, then use a USB cable to con- nect the instrument to the computer. After making the connections, turn the instrument’s power on. • Install the USB MIDI driver on your computer. Installation of the USB MIDI driver is described on page 107. Turning the Power On Turn down the volume by turning the [MASTER VOL- UME] control to the left and press the [STANDBY/ON] switch to turn on the power. Press the [STANDBY/ON] switch again to turn the power OFF. Backup data in the flash memory is loaded to the instru- ment when the power is turned on. If no backup data exists on flash memory, all instrument settings are restored to the initial factory defaults when the power is turned on. • Even when the switch is in the “STANDBY” position, electricity is still flowing to the instrument at the minimum level. When you are not using the instrument for a long time, make sure you unplug the AC power adaptor from the wall AC outlet. ● Music Rest Insert the music rest into the slots as shown. CAUTION CAUTION • Never attempt to turn the power off when a “WRITING!” message is shown in the display. Doing so can damage the flash memory and result in a loss of data.

DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual 11 Panel Controls and Terminals

Song Category List (page 31) q [STANDBY/ON] switch .................... page 11 w [MASTER VOLUME] control.... pages 11, 62 e FILE CONTROL [MENU], [EXECUTE] buttons................. pages 91–96 r [LYRICS] button............................... page 34 t [SCORE] button............................... page 33 y [CHORD FINGERING] button ......... page 81 u [P.A.T. ON/OFF] button.................... page 36 i [MUSIC DATABASE] button............ page 53 o [FUNCTION] button................. pages 64, 87 !0LESSON [L], [R], [START] buttons.............................. page 48 !1[METRONOME ON/OFF] button ..... page 20 !2[TEMPO/TAP] button............... pages 46, 70 !3SONG MEMORY [REC], [1]–[5], [A] buttons............... page 57 Style Category List (page 130) Front Panel !4[REPEAT & LEARN]/ [ACMP ON/OFF] button ...........pages 52, 24 !5[A-B REPEAT]/ [INTRO/ENDING/rit.] button.....pages 83, 74 !6[REW]/ [MAIN/AUTO FILL] button........pages 30, 74 !7[FF]/[SYNC STOP] button........pages 30, 76 !8[PAUSE]/ [SYNC START] button..............pages 30, 75 !9[START/STOP] button ........pages 23, 30, 63 @0[SONG] button................................. page 29 @1[EASY SONG ARRANGER] button........................ page 54 @2[STYLE] button................................ page 23 @3[VOICE] button ................................ page 15 eu i o r t y !0 !1 !2 qw qw !3 !3 !6 !7 !8 !9 #4 !4 !5 12 DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual

Panel Controls and Terminals Display Music Database List Voice Category List (pages 64, 65) (page 131) (page 124) @0@7 @1@2 @4@6 @3 @5 @8 #0 #1 #2 #3 @9 Rear Panel #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 Rear Panel @4Dial............................................ pages 63, 87 @5CATEGORY [ ] and [ ] buttons..................................... pages 63, 87 @6Number buttons [0]–[9], [+] and [-] buttons.................... pages 63, 87 @7[DEMO] button................................. page 46 @8[EXIT] button.................................... page 64 @9REGIST MEMORY [MEMORY/BANK], [1], [2] buttons.. page 85 #0[PORTABLE GRAND] button.......... page 18 #1[SPLIT ON/OFF] button................... page 17 #2[DUAL ON/OFF] button ................... page 16 #3[HARMONY ON/OFF] button .......... page 66 #4[PITCH BEND] wheel....................... page 69 #5CONTRAST knob ............................ page 65 #6USB TO DEVICE, TO HOST terminals..................pages 11, 99 #7SUSTAIN jack................................... page 10 #8PHONES/OUTPUT jack................... page 10 #9DC IN 12V jack................................. page 10 DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual 13

Quick Guide Changing the Display Language This instrument allows you to select English or Japanese as the display language. The default display language is English, but if you switch to Japanese the lyrics, file names, demo display, and some messages will be displayed in Japanese where appropriate. 1 Press the [FUNCTION] button. 2 Press the CATEGORY [ ] and [ ] buttons a number of times until the “Language” item appears. The currently selected display language will appear below the “Lan- guage” item. When highlighted you can use the [+] and [-] buttons to select the lan- guage as required. 3 Select a display language. The [+] button selects English and the [-] button selects Japanese. The language selection will be stored in the internal flash memory so that it is retained even when the power is turned off. 4 Press the [EXIT] button to return to the MAIN display. 14 DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual Quick Guide Language item The currently selected language

Quick Guide Try Playing a Variety of Instrument Voices In addition to piano, organ, and other “standard” keyboard instruments, this instrument has a large range of voices that includes guitar, bass, strings, sax, trumpet, drums and percussion, sound effects ... a wide vari- ety of musical sounds. Select and Play a Voice—MAIN This procedure selects the main voice you will play on the keyboard. 1 Press The main the voice [VOICE] selection button. display will appear. The currently selected voice number and name will be highlighted. 2 Select While watching the voice the highlighted you want voice to play. name rotate the dial. The avail- able voices will be selected and displayed in sequence. The voice selected here becomes the main voice. For this example select the “102 Flute” voice. 3 Play the keyboard. Try selecting and playing a variety of voices. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the MAIN display. The currently selected voice num- ber and name Select 102 FluteAdjusts volume. DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual 15

Try Playing a Variety of Instrument Voices Play Two Voices Simultaneously—DUAL You can select a second voice which will play in addition to the main voice when you play the keyboard. The second voice is known as the “dual” voice. 1 Press The [DUAL the [DUAL ON/OFF] ON/OFF] button turns button. the dual voice on or off. When turned on the dual voice “DUAL” will appear in the MAIN dis- play. The currently selected dual voice will sound in addition to the main voice when you play the keyboard. 2 Press and hold the [DUAL ON/OFF] button for longer than a second. The dual voice selection display will appear. 3 Select Watch the the displayed desired dual dual voice voice. and rotate the dial until the voice you want to use is selected. The voice selected here becomes the dual voice. For this example try selecting the “120 Vibraphone” voice. 16 DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual Dual voice selection display Hold for longer than a second The currently selected dual voice Voice Number

4 Play the keyboard. Try selecting and playing a range of dual voices. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the MAIN display. In the split mode you can play different voices to the left and right of the keyboard “split point”. The main and dual voices can be played to the right of the split point, while the voice played to the left of the split point is known as the “split voice”. The split point setting can be changed as required (page 77). 1 Press The [SPLIT the [SPLIT ON/OFF] ON/OFF] button turns button. the split voice on or off. When turned on the split voice “SPLIT” will appear in the MAIN display. The currently selected split voice will sound to the left of the keyboard split point. 2 Press and hold the [SPLIT ON/OFF] button for longer than a second. The split voice selection display will appear. Two voices will sound at the same time. Play Different Voices with the Left and Right Hands—SPLIT Split point Split voiceMain voice and dual voice Split voice selection display Hold for longer than a second The currently selected split voice Try Playing a Variety of Instrument Voices DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual 17 Voice Number

Try Playing a Variety of Instrument Voices 3 Select Watch the the highlighted desired split split voice voice. and rotate the dial until the voice you want to use is selected. The voice selected here becomes the split voice which will play to the left of the keyboard split point. For this example try selecting the “038 Folk Guitar” voice. 4 Play the keyboard. Try selecting and playing a range of split voices. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the MAIN display. Play the Grand Piano Voice When you just want to play piano, all you have to do is press one convenient button. Press the [PORTABLE GRAND] button. The “001 Grand Piano” voice will be selected. NOTE • When you press the [PORTA- BLE GRAND] button all settings other than touch sensitivity are turned off. The dual and split voices will also be turned off, so only the Grand Piano voice will play over the entire keyboard. 18 DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual

Fun Sounds This instrument includes a range of drum kits and unique sound effects you can use for entertainment. Laughter, babbling brooks, jet fly-bys, eerie effects, and much more. These sounds can be a great way to enhance the mood at parties. Drum Kits Drum kits are collections of drum and percussion instruments. When you select a violin or other normal instrument main voice, for example, all keys produce the sound of the same violin, only at different pitches. If you select a drum kit as the main voice, however, each key produces the sound of a different drum or percussion instrument. ◆ Drum Kit Selection Procedure ➔ (refer to steps 1 and 2 on page 15) 1 Press the [VOICE] button. 2 Use the dial to select “128 Standard Kit 1”. 3 Try out each key and enjoy the drum and percussion sounds! Try out each key and enjoy the drum and percus- sion sounds! Don’t forget the black keys! You’ll hear a triangle, maracas, bongos, drums ... a comprehensive variety of drum and percussion sounds. For details on the instruments included in the drum kit voices (voice numbers 128 to 139), see the “Drum Kit List” on page 128. Sound Effects The sound effects are included in the drum kit voice group (voice numbers 138 and 139). When either of these voices are selected you will be able to play a range of sound effects on the keyboard. ◆ Sound Effect Selection Procedure ➔ (refer to steps 1 and 2 on page 15) 1 Press the [VOICE] button. 2 Use the dial to select “139 SFX Kit 2”. 3 Try out each key and enjoy the sound effects! As you try out the various keys you’ll hear the sound of a submarine, a telephone bell, a creaking door, and many other useful effects. “138 SFX Kit 1” includes lightning, running water, dogs barking, and others. Some keys do not have assigned sound effects, and will therefore pro- duce no sound. For details on the instruments included in the SFX kit voices, see “SFX Kit 1” and “SFX Kit 2” in the “Drum Kit List” on page 129. DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual 19 Quick Guide The Metronome Start the Metronome Turn the metronome on and start it by pressing the [MET- RONOME ON/OFF] button. To stop the metronome, press the [METRONOME ON/OFF] button again.

1 Press ting. the [TEMPO/TAP] button to call up the tempo set-

2 Use the dial to select a tempo from 11 to 280. 20 DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual MEASURE 1 Indicates the beat number in the measure Adjusting the Metronome Tempo The instrument includes a metronome with adjustable tempo and time signature. Play and set the tempo that is most com- fortable for you. Tempo Setting the Number of Beats per Measure, and the Length of Each Beat In this example we’ll set up a 5/8 time signature. 1 Press and hold the [METRONOME ON/OFF] button for longer than a second to select the function “Time Signa- ture–Numerator”. Numerator (Number of Hold for longer than a second beats per measure.) 2 Use A chime the will dial sound to select on the the first number of beats per measure. beat of each measure while the other NOTE • The metronome time signature will synchronize to a style or beats will click. All beats will simply click with no chime at the begin- ning of each measure if you set this parameter to “00”. song that is playing, so these parameters cannot be changed while a style or song is playing. The available range is from 0 through 60. Select 5 for this example. 3 Press the CATEGORY [ ] and [ ] buttons as many times as necessary to select the beat length function “Time Sig- nature–Denominator”. 4 Use Select the the dial to select the beat length. required length for each beat: 2, 4, 8, or 16 (half note, quarter note, eighth note, or 16th note). Select 8 for this example. The Metronome Denominator (The length of one beat.) DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual 21 The Metronome Adjusting the Metronome Volume 1 Press the [FUNCTION] button.

2 Use the CATEGORY [ ronome Volume item. ] and [ ] buttons to select the Met-

3 Use the dial to set the metronome volume as required. 22 DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual Metronome volume Quick Guide Playing Styles This instrument has an auto accompaniment feature that produces accompaniment (rhythm + bass + chords) in the style you choose to match chords you play with your left hand. You can select from 150 dif- ferent styles covering a range of musical genres and time signatures (see page 130 for a complete list of the available styles). In this section we’ll learn how to use the auto accompaniment features. Select a Style Rhythm Most styles includes a rhythm part. You can select from a wide variety of rhythmic types—rock, blues, Euro trance, and many, many more. Let’s begin by listening to just the basic rhythm. The rhythm part is played using percussion instruments only. 1 Press The style the select [STYLE] display button. will appear. The currently selected style number and name will be highlighted. 2 Select a style. Use the dial to select the style you want to use. A list of all the available styles is provided on page 130. 3 Press The style the rhythm [START/STOP] will start playing. button. Press the [START/STOP] button a second time when you want to stop playback. DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual 23 The currently selected style NOTE • Style numbers 121, 133–150 have no rhythm part and there- fore no rhythm will play if you use them for the above exam- ple. For these styles first turn auto accompaniment on as described on page 24, press the [START/STOP] button, and the accompaniment bass and chord parts will begin playing when you play a key to the left of the keyboard split point. Playing Styles Play Along with a Style You learned how to select a style rhythm on the preceding page. Here we’ll see how to add bass and chord accompaniment to the basic rhythm to produce a full, rich accom- paniment that you can play along with. 1 2 Press Turn Press the automatic the [ACMP [STYLE] ON/OFF] accompaniment button button. and select on. 24 DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual the desired style. Pressing this button a second time will turn automatic accompaniment off. This icon appears when automatic accompani- ment is on. NOTE ● When automatic accompaniment is on ... The area of the keyboard to the left of the split point (54 : F#2) becomes the 3 Turn Press the sync [SYNC start START] on. button to turn the sync start function on. • The keyboard split point can be changed as required: refer to page 77. “auto accompaniment region” and is used only for specifying the accompaniment chords. Split point (54 : F#2) Auto accompaniment region Flashes when sync start is on. Playing Styles When sync start is on, the bass and chord accompaniment included in a style will start playing as soon as you play a note to left of the keyboard split point. Press the button a second time to turn the sync start function off. 4 Play a left-hand chord to start the style. You can still “play” chords even if you don’t actually know any chords. This instrument will recognize even a single note as a chord. Try play- ing from one to three notes at the same time to the left of the split point. The accompaniment will change according to the left-hand notes you play. Try this! Scores for some chord progressions are provided on page 26. These examples should help you get a feel for what types of chord progres- sions sound good with the styles. Split point Auto accompaniment region 5 Play a variety of left-hand chords while playing a melody with your right hand. Split point Auto accompaniment region 6 Press when you’re the [START/STOP] done. DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual 25 button to stop style playback You can switch style “sections” to add variety to the accompaniment. Refer to “Pattern Variation (Sections)” on page 74. Playing Styles Styles Are More Fun When You Understand Chords Chords, created by playing multiple notes at the same time, are the basis for harmonic accompaniment. In this section we’ll take a look at sequences of different chords played one after another, or “chord sequences.” Since each chord has it’s own unique “color”—even if it’s different fingerings of the same chord—the chords you choose to use in your chord progressions have a huge influence on the overall feel of the music you play. On page 24 you learned how to play colorful accompaniments using styles. Chord progressions are vital to creating interesting accompaniments, and with a little chord know-how you should be able to take your accompaniments to a new level. On these pages we’ll introduce three easy-to-use chord progressions. Be sure to try them out with the instrument’s accompaniment styles. The style will respond to the chord progression you play, effectively creating a complete song. ■Playing the Chord Progressions ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Play the scores with the left hand. Before playing the scores follow steps 1 through 3 of “Play Along with a Style” on page 24. * The scores provided here are not standard song scores, but rather simplified scores that indicate which notes to play to produce the chord progressions. Split point Play to the left of the split point. Recommended Style 031 Euro Trance —Dance music with simple chords— Press the [INTRO/ENDING/rit.] button. F C G Am This is a simple-but-effective chord progression. When you play through to the end of the score, start again from the beginning. When you’re ready to stop playing press the [INTRO/ENDING/rit.] button and the auto accompaniment function will create a perfect ending. 26 DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual Playing Styles Recommended Style 138 Piano Boogie —3-chord boogie-woogie— Press the [INTRO/ENDING/rit.] button. C F CG F C Press the [INTRO/ENDING/rit.] button. This progression provides varied harmonic backing with just three chords. When you get a feel for the progression in the score, try changing the order of the chords! Recommended Style 086 Bossa Nova —Bossa nova with jazz-style chords— Press the [INTRO/ENDING/rit.] button.

Dm G7CM7 FM7 Bm7 5 E7 Am A7 Am A7

This progression includes jazzy “two-five” (II-V) changes. Try playing it through several times. When you’re ready to stop playing press the [INTRO/ENDING/rit.] button. DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual 27 Playing Styles Playing Auto-accompaniment Chords There are two ways of playing auto-accompaniment chords: ● Easy Chords ● Standard Chords The instrument will automatically recognize the different chord types. The function is called Multi Fingering. Press the [ACMP ON/OFF] button to turn auto-accompaniment on (page 24). The keyboard to the left of the split point (default: 54/F#2) becomes the “accompaniment range”. Play the accompaniment chords in this area of the keyboard. Db Eb F#G#Bb Db Eb F# CD E F G A B C D E F ■Easy Chords ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● This method lets you easily play chords in the accompaniment range of the keyboard using only one, two, or three fingers. 28 DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual Split point (default: 54/F#2) Accompaniment range Root notes and the corresponding keys • To play a major chord Press the root note of the chord. ■Standard Chords ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● This method lets you produce accompaniment by playing chords using normal fingerings in the accompaniment range of the keyboard. C● How to play Standard Chords [Example for “C” chords] C C(9) C6 C6 (9) Cm• To play a minor chord CM7 CM7 (9) CM7 (#11) C(b5) Press the root note together with the nearest black key to the left of it. C7• To play a seventh chord CM7 (b5) Csus4 Caug CM7aug Press the root note together with the nearest white key to the left of it. Cm7 • To play a minor seventh chord Cm Cm (9) Cm6 Cm7 Press the root note together with the nearest white and black keys to the left of it (three keys altogether). Cm7 (9) Cm7 (11) CmM7 CmM7 (9) Cm7 (b5) CmM7 (b5) Cdim Cdim7 C7 C7(b9) C7(b13) C7 (9) C7 (#11) C7 (13) C7 (#9) (b5) C7aug C7sus4 Csus2 * Notes enclosed in parentheses ( ) are optional; the chords will be recognized without them. C7 Quick Guide Using Songs With this instrument the term “song” refers the data that makes up a piece of music. You can simply enjoy listening to the 30 internal songs, or use them with just about any of the many functions provided—the performance assistant technology feature, lessons, and more. The songs are organized by category. In this section we’ll learn how to select and play songs, and briefly describe the 30 songs provided. Song Listen Lesson Record Select and Listen to a Song 1 Press The song the selection [SONG] display button will appear. The currently selected song number and name will be highlighted. 2 Select a song. Select a song after referring to the preset song category list on page 31. Use the dial to select the song you want to listen to. DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual 29 The currently selected song number and name NOTE • You can also play songs you have recorded yourself (User Songs) or songs that have been transferred to the instrument from a computer in the same way that you play the internal songs. The song highlighted here can be played Using Songs 001–030 Built in Songs (see next page) 031–035 User Songs (Songs you record yourself). 036– Songs transferred from a computer (pages 102–104) or Songs in a USB flash memory connected to the instrument (page 91) 3 Listen Press the to [START/STOP] the song. button to begin playback of the selected song. You can stop playback at any time by pressing the [START/STOP] but- ton again. Song start! Song Fast Forward, Fast Reverse, and Pause These are just like the transport controls on a cassette deck or CD player, letting you fast forward [FF], rewind [REW] and pause [PAUSE] playback of the song. PAUSE Press the pause button to pause playback. 30 DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual NOTE • When an A-B repeat range is specified the fast reverse and forward function will only work within that range. REW Press the fast reverse button to rapidly return to an earlier point in the song. FFPress the fast for- ward button to rap- idly skip ahead to a later point in the song. Using Songs ● Song List These 30 songs include songs that effectively demonstrate the instrument’s Easy Song Arranger feature, songs that are ideally suited for use with the performance assistant technology feature, and more. The “Sug- gested Uses” column provides some ideas as to how the songs can most effectively used. Category No. Name Suggested Uses Main Demo : Includes chord data. The scores for the internal songs—except for songs 1–11, and song 16, 20 and 30 which is copyrighted, are provided in the Song Book on the CD-ROM. The scores for songs 9–11 are provided in this manual. Some of the classic and/or traditional songs have been edited for length or for ease in learning, and may not be exactly the same as the original. DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual 31 1 CHORD Magnetic The songs in this category have been created to CHORD give you an idea of the advanced capabilities of this instrument. They’re great for listening, or for use with CHORD the various features. CHORD CHORD CHORD CHORD CHORD CHORD CHORD CHORD CHORD CHORD CHORD CHORD CHORD CHORD CHORD CHORD CHORD CHORD CHORD CHORD CHORD CHORD CHORD CHORD 2 Jessica 3 Winter Serenade Voice Demo 4 Live! Grand Demo 5 Live! Orchestra Demo These songs features some of the instrument’s 6 Cool! RotorOrgan Demo many useful voices. They make maximum use of the characteristics of each voice, and might serve as 7 Cool! Galaxy Electric Piano Demo inspiration for your own compositions. 8 ModernHarp & Sweet Soprano Demo Function Demo 9 Hallelujah Chorus Use these songs to experience some of the 10 Ave Maria instrument’s advanced features: song number 9 for the easy song arranger, and songs 10 and 11 for the 11 Nocturne op.9-2 performance assistant technology feature. Piano Solo 12 For Elise 13 Maple Leaf Rag These piano solo pieces are ideally suited for use as lesson songs. 14 Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair Piano Ensemble 15 Amazing Grace 16 Mona Lisa (Jay Livingston and Ray Evans) A selection of piano ensemble songs that are also 17 Piano Concerto No.21 2nd mov. well suited for use as lesson songs. 18 Scarborough Fair 19 Old Folks at Home Piano Accompaniment 20 Ac Ballad (Against All Odds: Collins 0007403) 21 Ep Ballad 22 Boogie Woogie 23 Rock Piano 24 Salsa When you need to practice backing 25 Country Piano (accompaniment) patterns, these are the songs to do it with. This is ability you’ll need if you’re invited to 26 Gospel R&B play with a band. These songs allow you to practice backing parts one hand at a time, which can be the 27 Medium Swing easiest way to master this important skill. 28 Jazz Waltz 29 Medium Bossa 30 SlowRock (Can’t Help Falling In Love: George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore) Using Songs Types of Songs The following three types of songs can be used by the DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525. ● Preset Songs (the 30 songs built into the instrument)................Song numbers 001–030. ● User Songs (recordings of your own performances) ..................Song numbers 031–035. ● External song files (song data transferred from a computer*) ...Song numbers 036–. * The Accessory CD-ROM includes a selection of 70 MIDI songs. See page 103 for instructions on how to transfer the songs to the instrument. The chart below shows the basic processes flow for using the preset songs, user songs, and external song files from storage to playback. Hint! : You can have some- one play a piece and tempo- rarily save it in a user bank as a user song, then save it as SMF format to the USB memory from where it can be used as a lesson song. Record (page 56) 32 DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual Computer USB flash memory Your own performance Song Song Song Song Song SMF conversion SavePlay Transfer (page 102) Connect (page 97) DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Song Storage locations Preset Songs User Songs Flash Memory USB (001–030) (031–035) (036–) The 30 songs built into the instrument. NOTE • User songs cannot produce score display as they are. If you convert a user song file to SMF and save it to USB flash memory, however, it becomes capable of producing score display and can be used with the lesson features. NOTE • Different flash memory areas are used to store user songs and external song files transferred from a computer. User songs cannot be directly transferred to the exter- nal song file flash memory area, and vice versa. Displaying the Song Score This instrument is capable of display the scores of songs. Scores are displayed for the 30 internal preset songs as well as songs stored in USB flash memory or flash memory. And although user songs you record yourself cannot display a score as is, they can be converted to SMF (Standard MIDI File) format and stored to USB flash memory, from where they can be played with score display. 1 Select a song. Follow steps 1 and 2 of the procedure described on page 29. 2 Press the [SCORE] button and a single-staff score will appear. There are two types of score display: single-staff and double-staff. These are alternately selected each time the [SCORE] button is pressed. • Both chords and lyrics will be shown in single-staff score dis- play of a song that includes chord and lyric data. • When there are many lyrics they may be displayed in two rows a measure. • Some lyrics or chords may be abbreviated if the selected song has a lot of lyrics. • Small notes that are hard to read may be easier to read after you use the quantize function (page 89). 3 Press The song the will [START/STOP] begin playing. The button. triangular will move across the top of the score to indicate the current location. 4 Press the [EXIT] button to return to the MAIN display. NOTE Single-staff Double-staff Using Songs Marker Melody score Chord Lyrics NOTE • No lyrics are shown in double- staff. DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual 33 Using Songs Display the Lyrics If a song contains lyric data, the lyrics can be made to appear on the display. No lyrics will be displayed for a song that contains no lyric data even if the [LYRICS] button is pressed. 1 Select a song. Select a song between 16, 20, and 30 by performing steps 1 and 2 described on page 29. 2 Press The title, the lyricist, [LYRICS] and composer button. of the song will appear on the display. • If the lyrics display shows gar- bled characters, try changing the display language (page 14). 3 Press The song the will [START/STOP] play back while the button. lyrics and chords are shown on the display. The lyrics will be highlighted to show the current location in the song. ■ Preset Songs That Can be Used For Lyrics Display Number Name 016 Mona Lisa (Jay Livingston and Ray Evans) 020 Against all odds (Collins 0007403) 030 Can’t Help Falling In Love (George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore) 34 DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual NOTE • Songs downloaded from the Internet or commercially avail- able song files, including XF for- mat files (page 6), are compatible with the lyrics dis- play features as long as they are standard MIDI file format files containing lyric data. Lyrics dis- play may not be possible with some files. NOTE Song title, lyricist, and composer. Lyrics and chord display Quick Guide The Easy Way to Play Piano This instrument includes a performance assistant technology feature that lets you play along with a song and sound like a great pianist (even though you might be making lots of mistakes)! In fact, you can play any notes and still sound good! You could even just tap one key and the results would be a beautiful melody. So even if you can’t play piano and can’t read a note of music, you can have some musical fun. Performance assistant technology offers four selectable types. Select the type that produces the best results for you. ● Chord...................... No matter where or what you play, the result will be musical, well-bal- anced sound. This type offers the greatest freedom, allowing you to play anything with both your left and right hands. ● Chord/Free........... If you can play simple right-hand melodies but have trouble with left- hand chords, this is the type for you. The Chord type applies to only the left-hand section of the keyboard, allowing you to easily play chords to support the melody you are playing with your right hand. Split point Play your own melody with the right hand. ● Melody................... This type lets you play the melody of the selected song by playing any keys with just one finger. Start playing melodies right away, even if you’ve never played a keyboard instrument before! ● Chord/Melody .... Play the melody of the selected song with one finger on the right-hand section of the keyboard, and play chords on the left-hand section of the keyboard using the Chord type. Split point Refer to page 44 for more information on using performance assistant technology to help you play. DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual 35 The Easy Way to Play Piano CHORD Type—Play with Both Hands 1 Press This turns the on [P.A.T. the performance ON/OFF] assistant button. technology feature. The indicator lights when the performance assistant technology feature is on. 2 Select the CHORD type. Hold for longer than a second Select Chord Press and hold the [P.A.T. ON/OFF] button for longer than a second so that the performance assistant technology type appears. Select the Chord type by using the dial. 3 Select a song. Press the [SONG] button, and the Song Select display appears. Select a NOTE song by using the dial. For this example try selecting the “010 Ave • Using Songs (page 29) Maria”. When the Chord type is selected, features only available for this song can be seen in the display! ● What is a Song? You know the normal meaning of this word, but in this instrument the term “Song” refers to the data that makes up a complete song. The performance assistant technology features uses the chord and melody data, and should always be used with a song (page 29). 36 DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual The song displayed here will be played. The Easy Way to Play Piano 4 Press the [START/STOP] button. Song playback will begin. The basic pattern will play repeatedly. Listen to the basic pattern for four measures while getting a feel for the basic pattern, then begin play- ing yourself from the fifth measure. The keys you should play will be shown in the display. 5 Play on the keyboard. Before After Try playing the score on the left with both hands. You can even play the NOTE same keys over and over: C, E, G, C, E, G, C, E. You’ll notice that at measure five the notes will come out according to the score on the right. DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual 37 • The score for Ave Maria is pro- vided on page 120. Keep playing, and performance assistant technology Chord type will continue to “correct” the notes that you play. This is the performance assistant technology Chord type. You can stop song playback at any time by pressing the [START/STOP] button. 6 Press assistant the technology [P.A.T. ON/OFF] feature button off. to turn the performance The Easy Way to Play Piano CHORD/FREE Type—Applying the Chord Type to the Left Hand Only 1 Press This turns the on [P.A.T. the performance ON/OFF] assistant button. technology feature. The indicator lights when the performance assistant technology feature is on. 2 Select the CHORD/FREE type. Hold for longer than a second Select Chord/Free Press and hold the [P.A.T. ON/OFF] button for longer than a second so that the performance assistant technology type appears. Select the Chord/Free type by using the dial. 3 Select a song. Press the [SONG] button, and the Song Select display appears. Select a NOTE song by using the dial. For this example try selecting the “011 Noc- • Using Songs (page 29) turne”. 38 DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual The song displayed here will be played. The Easy Way to Play Piano 4 Press the [START/STOP] button. Song playback will begin. The left-hand keys you should play will be shown on the display. 5 Play Play to on the the right keyboard. of the split point with your right hand, and to the left of the split point with your left hand. Split point With this type notes played on the left-hand side of the split point will actually sound an octave higher. Play the Nocturne melody with your right hand. Continually play an F- A-C arpeggio with your left hand as indicated by the score shown in the display. Although you’re repeatedly playing the same notes with your left hand, the actual notes produced will change to match the music. This is the performance assistant technology Chord/Free type. Press the [SCORE] button if you want to see the score for the right-hand part in the display. You can stop song playback at any time by pressing the [START/STOP] button. 6 Press assistant the technology [P.A.T. ON/OFF] feature button off. DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual 39 to turn the performance NOTE • The score for Nocturne is pro- vided on page 122. The Easy Way to Play Piano MELODY Type—Play with One Finger See page 44 for some hints on how to play melodies. 1 Press This turns the on [P.A.T. the performance ON/OFF] assistant button. technology feature. The indicator lights when the performance assistant technology feature is on. 2 Select the MELODY type. Hold for longer than a second Select Melody Press and hold the [P.A.T. ON/OFF] button for longer than a second so that the performance assistant technology type appears. Select the Mel- ody type by using the dial. 3 Select a song. Press the [SONG] button, and the Song Select display appears. Select a NOTE song by using the dial. • Using Songs (page 29) 40 DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual The song displayed here will be played. The Easy Way to Play Piano 4 Press Song playback the [START/STOP] will begin. button. Because the Melody type has been selected, the song melody will not sound. You can enjoy playing the melody yourself (step 5). 5 Play on the keyboard. To begin, try to feel the rhythm of the song. Then tap a key with one fin- ger of your right hand in time with the music. You can play any key. If you want to play the melody with the melody score, press the [SCORE] button to call up the melody score in the display. How does it sound? You’ve played the melody using only one finger thanks to the performance assistant technology Melody type! You can stop song playback at any time by pressing the [START/STOP] button. 6 Press assistant the technology [P.A.T. ON/OFF] feature button off. DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual 41 Song start! Sounds like a melody! to turn the performance The Easy Way to Play Piano CHORD/MELODY—Chord Type with the Left Hand, Melody with the Right 1 Press This turns the on [P.A.T. the performance ON/OFF] assistant button. technology feature. The indicator lights when the performance assistant technology feature is on. 2 Select the CHORD/MELODY type. Hold for longer than a second Select Chord/Melody Press and hold the [P.A.T. ON/OFF] button for longer than a second so that the performance assistant technology type appears. Select the Chord/Melody type by using the dial. 3 Select a song. Press the [SONG] button, and the Song Select display appears. Select a NOTE song by using the dial. • Using Songs (page 29) 42 DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual The song displayed here will be played. The Easy Way to Play Piano 4 Press the [START/STOP] button. Song playback will begin. The basic pattern will repeat. Listen to eight measures while memoriz- ing the basic pattern. It’s your turn to play the part from the ninth mea- sure. 5 Play Play to on the the right keyboard. of the split point with your right hand, and to the left of the split point with your left hand. Split point With this type notes played on the left-hand side of the split point will actually sound an octave higher. Play along with the rhythm of the song melody with your right hand. You can play any keys as long as you’re playing to the right of the split point. At the same time play accompaniment-like chords and phrases with your left hand. No matter what you play, you’ll produce the song melody with your right hand and beautiful chords and phrases with your left hand. This is the performance assistant technology Chord/Melody type. If you want to play the melody with the melody score, press the [SCORE] button to call up the melody score in the display. You can stop song playback at any time by pressing the [START/STOP] button. 6 Press assistant the technology [P.A.T. ON/OFF] feature button off. DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual 43 to turn the performance The Easy Way to Play Piano Use the Performance Assistant to Play Like a Pro! Here are a few hints for using the Chord type. If you select Chord/Free or Chord/Melody, the left-hand section of the keyboard becomes the Chord type section, so use these hints on the left- hand section of the keyboard. To begin, try to feel the rhythm of the song. Then, with your hands spread as shown in the illustration, simply play the keyboard alternately with your left and right hands (any notes will do).

Sounds like you’re playing the right notes! How does it sound? You’ll get acceptable results no matter where you play thanks to the performance assistant technology Chord type! Next try the three playing methods illustrated below. Different ways of playing produce different results. The chord information included in the song is displayed in the lower area of the MAIN display. You will get even better results if you match your left-hand rhythm to rhythm of the chord indicator in the display. ● Play with the left and right hands at the same timing—type 1. ● Play alternately with the left and right hands—type 3. ● Play with the left and right hands at the same timing—type 2. ● Play with the left and right hands at the same timing—type 2.

Once you get a feel for it, try playing chords with your left hand and a melody with your right ... or any other combination. 44 DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual

Play 3 notes at once with your right hand. Play 1 note at a time with your right hand (for example: index finger → middle finger → ring finger). Play 3 notes at once with your right hand. Play 3 notes at once with your right hand.

Make Use of the Score in the Melody Type. If you want to play the melody with the correct rhythm, use the onscreen score feature. Displaying the Score. After performing steps 1 to 4 on page 40, press the [SCORE] button. The melody score will appear. The marker will indicate the current position in the score during playback. If you play a key each time the marker appears above a note in the score you will be able to play the melody with the correct “original” rhythm. ●Songs That Can Be Used With the performance assistant technology. When the Chord type is selected the performance assistant technology can only be used with songs that include chord data. When the Melody type is selected the performance assistant technology will only work with songs that include melody data. In order to find out if a song includes the required data, first select the song and then press the [SCORE] button. If chords appear on the display when you press the [SCORE] button you can use the Chord type or any combination type that includes the Chord type. If melody appear on the display when you press the [SCORE] button you can use the Melody type or any combination type that includes the Melody type. ●External Songs and the performance assistant technology. Songs downloaded from the Internet can also be used with the performance assistant technology as long as they include the required chord and/or melody data. See page 103 for instructions on how to transfer the songs to the instrument. The Easy Way to Play Piano Marker Chord Melody Play while watching the marker DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual 45 The Easy Way to Play Piano Change the Song Tempo When using the performance assistant technology or in other situations in which the tempo of the song is too fast or too slow for you, you can change the tempo as required. Press the [TEMPO/TAP] button. The tempo display will appear and you can use the dial, the [+] and [-] buttons, or the [0] to [9] number buttons to set to tempo to anywhere from 011 and 280 quarter-note beats per minute. You can return to the original tempo by simultaneously pressing the [+] and [-] buttons. Press the [EXIT] button to return to the MAIN display. Play the Demo Song You can use the performance assistant technology Chord type with the demo song (other types cannot be used).1 Press the [DEMO] button. The demo display that introduces some of the instrument’s features will appear, and the demo song will start playing. Listen to some of the out- standing instrument voices provided! 2 Try The following playing the display keyboard. will appear after the demo song has been playing for a while. This indicates that the performance assistant technology feature is now ON, and you can start playing along on the keyboard. After a little while, the performance assistant technology feature will automatically be OFF, which is indicated on the display. The demo song will automatically repeat from the beginning after it has played all the way through. You can stop demo playback at any time by pressing the [START/ STOP] button. 46 DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual Quick Guide Select a Song For a Lesson Yamaha Education Suite You can select song you like and use it for a left-hand, right-hand, or both-hands lesson. You can also use songs (only SMF format 0) downloaded from the Internet and saved to flash memory. (page 102) During the lesson you can play as slowly as you like, and you can even play wrong notes. Song playback will slow down to a speed you can handle. It’s never too late to start learning! Lesson Flow: Select a song from the Piano Solo, Piano Ensemble category! Select the Select the part you want song you want to work on (right hand, to learn. left hand, both hands). The practice methods: ● Lesson 1..............Learn to play the correct notes. ● Lesson 2..............Learn to play the correct notes with the correct timing. ● Lesson 3..............Learn to play the correct notes at the correct timing along with the song. In this lesson, try playing the correct notes. Play the note shown in the display. The song will wait until you play the right note. 1 Select a song for your lesson. Press the [SONG] button, and rotate the dial to select the song you want to use for your lesson. As listed on page 31 there are a variety of song types. 2 Press [EXIT] button to return to the MAIN display. Select lesson 1, 2, or 3. Lesson start! Lesson 1—Waiting DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual 47 Select a Song For a Lesson 3 Select the part you want to practice. Press the [R] button for a right-hand lesson, [L] button for a left-hand lesson, or press both the [R] and [L] buttons simultaneously for a both- hands lesson. The currently selected part is shown in the upper right cor- ner of the display. 4 Start Press the Lesson LESSON 1. [START] button to select Lesson 1. Each time the LESSON [START] button is pressed the lesson modes are selected in sequence: Lesson 1 → Lesson 2 → Lesson 3 → Off → Lesson 1 ... An explanation of the selected lesson will appear on the display for a few seconds before the lesson begins. Song playback will begin automatically when you select Lesson 1. 48 DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual In this case the “R1” indicates that right- hand lesson 1 has been selected. Select R for right-hand lesson. Select L for left-hand lesson. Select LR for bothhands lesson. NOTE • If the score display is not ready by the time the explanation dis- play disappears, prepare-in- progress message will appear on the display until the score is ready. (Lesson 1) (Lesson 2) (Lesson 3) (Song Lesson off) Play the notes shown in the on-screen score. The next note to be played is indicated by a dot (●) on the appropriate key of the graphic on-screen keyboard. When you play the correct note the marker will move to the next key to be played. Playback will pause and wait for you to play the correct note. The triangular marker (▼) above the score indicates play- back progress. ● Shifting the keyboard left or right. The hidden ( ) areas of the keyboard can be brought into view by pressing the [+] or [-] button. 61 keys of the keyboard’s range are shown on the display. The DGX-620/ 520 and YPG-625/525 actually have 88 keys. In some songs that include very high or low notes, those notes may fall outside the displayed range and may not be shown on the display. In such cases an “over” indicator appear to the left or right of the graphic keyboard. Use the [+] or [-] button to shift the keyboard left or right so you can see the notes (the ● marker will appear on the appropriate key in the display). Notes that actually fall outside the keyboard’s range cannot be used in the lesson. 5 Stop You can the stop Lesson the Lesson mode mode at any time by pressing the [START/ STOP] button. Once you’ve mastered Lesson 1, move on to Lesson 2. ■See How You’ve Done ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● After the evaluation display has appeared, the lesson will start again from the beginning. Select a Song For a Lesson ▼ Marker Left-hand part Right-hand part ● Marker (In the case of a right-hand lesson) The displayed range (61 keys) Actual keyboard range (DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 = 88 keys) When the lesson song has played all the way through your performance will be evaluated in 4 levels: OK, Good, Very Good, or Excellent. “Excellent!” is the highest evaluation. NOTE • The evaluation feature can be turned off via the FUNCTION Grade item (page 89). DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual 49 Select a Song For a Lesson Lesson 2—Your Tempo Learn to play the correct notes with the correct timing. Song playback tempo will vary to match the speed you are playing at. The song will slow down when you play wrong notes, so you can learn at your own pace.1 Select the song and part you want to practice (steps 1 and 3 on page 47). 2 Start Each time Lesson the LESSON 2. [START] button is pressed the lesson modes are selected in sequence: Lesson 1 → Lesson 2 → Lesson 3 → Off → Les- son 1 ... Song playback will begin automatically when Lesson 2 is selected. The triangular marker will appear in the score display, and will move to indicate the current note in the song. Try to play the notes at the correct timing. As you learn to play the right notes at the right timing the tempo will increase until eventually you’ll be playing at the song’s original tempo. 3 Stop You can the stop Lesson the Lesson mode. mode at any time by pressing the [START/ STOP] button. Once you’ve mastered Lesson 2, move on to Lesson 3. 50 DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual Play while following the score marker Left-hand part Right-hand part (In the case of a right-hand lesson) In this case the “R2” indicates that right-hand lesson 2 has been selected. Lesson 3—Minus One Here’s where you can perfect your technique. The song will play at the normal tempo, minus the part you have chosen to play. Play along while listening to the song. 1 Select the song and part you want to practice (steps 1 and 3 on page 47). 2 Start Lesson 3. Each time the LESSON [START] button is pressed the lesson modes are selected in sequence: Lesson 1 → Lesson 2 → Lesson 3 → Off → Les- son 1 ... Song playback will begin automatically when Lesson 3 is selected. Play along while listening to the song. The score marker and keyboard marker in the display will indicate the notes to play. 3 Stop the Lesson mode. You can stop the Lesson mode at any time by pressing the [START/ STOP] button. ▼ Marker ● Marker Select a Song For a Lesson In this case the “R3” indicates that right-hand lesson 3 has been selected. Left-hand part Right-hand part (In the case of a right-hand lesson) DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual 51 Select a Song For a Lesson Practice Makes Perfect—Repeat and Learn Use this feature when you want to start again just ahead of a section on which you made a mistake, or to repeatedly practice a section you find difficult. Press the [REPEAT & LEARN] button during a lesson. The song location will move back four measures from the point at which you pressed the button, and playback will begin after a one-mea- sure count-in. Playback will continue up to the point at which you 52 DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual • You can change the number of measures the Repeat and learn function jumps back by pressing pressed the [REPEAT & LEARN] button, and then jump back four mea- a number button [1]–[9] during repeat playback. sures and begin again after a count-in. This process will repeat, so all you have to do is press the [REPEAT & LEARN] button when you make a mistake in order to repeat practice of that section until you get it right NOTE e Jump back 4 measures and repeat playback q Song playback w direction Press imme- Oops! diately A mistake! Quick Guide Play Using the Music Database You want to play music in your favorite style, but you’re not sure how to select the best voice and style for the type of music you want to play ... simply select the appropriate style from the Music Database. The panel settings will automatically be adjusted for the ideal combination of sounds and style! 1 Press the [MUSIC DATABASE] button. A Music Database list will appear in the display. 2 Select a Music Database. Referring to the list on the panel or Music Database List on page 131 of the manual, use the dial to select a music database. Select one that matches the image of the song you intend to play. For this example select the “115 DayOfW&R”. 3 Play right. the chords with your left hand and melody with your The jazz style will start playing when you play a left-hand chord to the left of the split point (page 24). Refer to pages 26–28 for information about playing chords. Split Point If you press the [EXIT] button to return to the MAIN display at this point you can check the assigned voice and style. 4 Press the [START/STOP] button to stop playback. DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual 53 Quick Guide Change a Song’s Style In addition to each song’s default style, you can select any other style to play the song with the Easy Song Arranger feature. This means that you can play a song that is normally a ballad, for example, as a bossa nova, as a hip-hop tune, etc. You can create totally different arrangements by changing the style with which a song is played. You can also change the song’s melody voice and the keyboard voice for a complete change of image. Try Out the Easy Song Arranger You can try out the Easy Song Arranger feature using the internal Hallelujah Chorus song. Press the [SONG] button and use the dial to select “009 Hallelujah Chorus.” Press the [START/STOP] button begin playback of the song. An explanation of the Easy Song Arranger feature will appear on the display. As the song progresses the styles will change, changing the overall image of the song. Keep in mind that you can enjoy using Easy Song Arranger with other songs as well—any songs that include chord data. 1 Press The Song the Select [EASY display SONG will appear. ARRANGER] The currently button. selected song name and number will be highlighted. 2 Select a Song. Use the dial to select the song you want to arrange. 54 DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual NOTE Using the Easy Song Arranger • The score for Hallelujah Chorus is provided on page 118. The currently selected song number and name are dis- played here. 3 Listen to the song. Press the [START/STOP] button to begin playback of the song. Move on to the next step while the song is playing. 4 Press The Style the Select [EASY display SONG will appear. ARRANGER] The currently button. selected style name and number will be highlighted. 5 Select a style. Rotate the dial and listen to how the song sounds with different styles. As you select different styles the song will remain the same while only the styles change. When you have selected a suitable style move on to the next step while the song is still playing (if you have stopped the song, start it again by pressing the [START/STOP] button). 6 Select a voice part. If you press and hold the [VOICE] button for longer than a second a voice list will appear. The Melody R and Melody L displays will be selected alternately each time you press the [VOICE] button. 7 Select a voice you want to play as a song melody. Use the dial to change the melody voice. As you select different melody voices the song will remain the same while only the melody voice changes (if you have stopped the song, start it again by pressing the [START/STOP] button). The currently selected style number and name are dis- played here. NOTE • Because the Easy Song Arranger uses song data you can’t specify chords by playing in the accompaniment range of the keyboard. The [ACMP ON/ OFF] button will not function. • If the time signature of the song and style are different, the time signature of the song will be used. Hold for longer than a second Change a Song’s Style NOTE • When playing song numbers 010, 011, and 020 to 030 while using the Easy Song Arranger, melody tracks will be automati- cally muted and no melody will sound. In order to hear the mel- Song start! ody tracks you will need to press the SONG MEMORY buttons [3] to [5]. The Melody R and Melody L displays will be selected alternately each time you press the [VOICE] button. The currently selected mel- ody voice will be displayed. NOTE • The Difference Between MELODY R and MELODY L ... Songs are a combination of a melody and an auto-accompani- ment style. Normally “melody” refers to the right-hand part, but in this instrument “melody” parts are provided for both the right and left hands. MELODY R is the melody part played by the right hand, and MELODY L is the melody part played by the left hand. DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual 55 Quick Guide Record Your Own Performance You can record up to 5 of your own performances and save them as user songs 031 through 035. Once your performances have been saved as user songs, they can be converted to SMF (Standard MID File) for- mat files and saved to USB flash memory (page 94) and used with score display. So when inspiration strikes and you create a great mel- ody, you can save it in both listenable and written score form. ■ Recordable Data You can record to a total of 6 tracks: 5 melody tracks and 1 style (chord) track. NOTE Each track can be recorded individually. • Up to approximately 10,000 notes can be recorded if you record only to the melody ● Melody Track [1]–[5]...........Record the melody parts. ● Style Track [A] ....................Records the chord part. tracks. Up to approximately 5,500 chord changes can be recorded if you record only to the style track. • User songs cannot display a score as is, but they can be con- verted to SMF (Standard MIDI File) format and stored to USB flash memory (page 94), from which they can be played with score display. Track Configuration To record your own performance, first use the SONG MEMORY [1]–[5] and [A] buttons to specify the track(s) you want to record on. The track you record on determines the part that plays back later. Melody Chords Specify track(s) and record • Track [1]—Will play back as the right-hand melody part (MELODY R) Track Track • Track [2]—Will play back as the left-hand melody 1 2 part (MELODY L) • Tracks [3]–[5]—Will play back as “other” perfor- mance data. • Track [A]—Will play back as the Style (auto-accom- paniment) part. • The Difference Between MELODY R and MELODY L ... Songs are a combination of a melody and an auto-accom- paniment style. Normally “melody” refers to the right-hand part, but in this instrument “melody” parts are provided for both the right and left hands. MELODY R is the melody part played by the right hand, and MELODY L is the mel- ody part played by the left hand. Track 3 Track 4 Track 5 Track A Right-hand melody Left-hand melody Other perfor- mance data Style The parts played by each track when a user song is played back. NOTE 56 DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual Recording Procedure 1 From the MAIN display press the [SONG] button, then use the dial to select the user song number (031–035) you want to record to. 2 Select selection the on track(s) the display. you want to record to and confirm your ◆ Record a Melody Track and the Accompaniment Track Together Press the melody track button [1]–[5] you want to record to while hold- ing the [REC] button. Next, press the [A] button while holding the [REC] button. The selected tracks will be highlighted in the display. ◆ Record a Melody track Press the melody track button [1]–[5] you want to record to while hold- ing the [REC] button. The selected track will be highlighted in the display. To cancel recording to a selected track, press that track button a sec- ond time. Style accompaniment cannot be turned on or off while recording is in progress. NOTE Press and hold Rotate the dial to select a song number between 031 and 035.CAUTION • If you record to track that con- tains previously-recorded data the previous data will be overwritten and lost. • Style accompaniment is auto- matically turned on when you select the style track [A] for recording. • Style accompaniment cannot turned on or off while recording is in progress. Record Your Own Performance NOTE • If style accompaniment is on and track [A] has not yet been recorded, the style track [A] will automatically be selected for recording when a melody track is selected. If you only want to record a melody track, be sure to turn the style track [A] off. DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual 57 Record Your Own Performance 3 Recording You can also start will recording start when by pressing you play the on [START/STOP] the keyboard. button. The current measure will be shown on the display during recording. 4 Stop button. recording by pressing the [START/STOP] or [REC] If you press the [INTRO/ENDING/rit.] button while recording the style track an appropriate ending pattern will play and then recording will stop. When recording stops the current measure number will return to 001 and the recorded track numbers in the display will be shown in a box border. 5 When the recording is done ... ◆ To Play Back a User Song User songs are played back in the same way as regular songs (page 29). 1 Press the [SONG] button from the MAIN display. 2 The current song number/name will be highlighted—use the dial to select the user song (031–035) you want to play. 3 Press the [START/STOP] button to start playback. ◆ To Save a User Song to USB flash memory ➔ page 93 ◆ To save a User Song to USB flash memory in SMF format ➔ page 94. 58 DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual Current measure Recording starts or ● To Record Other Tracks Repeat steps 2 through 4 to record any of the remaining tracks. By selecting an unrecorded track—SONG MEMORY buttons [1]–[5], [A]—you can record the new track while listening to previously recorded tracks (the playback tracks will appear in the display). You can also mute previously recorded tracks (the muted tracks will not appear in the display) while recording new tracks. ● To Re-record a Track Simple select the track you want to re-record for recording in the normal way. The new material will overwrite the previous data. NOTE • If the memory becomes full dur- ing recording a warning mes- sage will appear and recording will stop automatically. Use the song clear or track clear (page 59) function to delete unwanted data and make more room avail- able for recording, then do the recording again. Record Your Own Performance ● Data that cannot be recorded • Split voice • The following items are recorded at the beginning of the track. Changes made during the song will not be recorded. Reverb type, Chorus type, Time signature, Style number, Style volume, Tempo (When the style track is recorded) Song Clear—Deleting User Songs This function clears an entire user song (all tracks). 1 From want to the clear. MAIN display select the user song (031–035) you DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual 59 • If you only want to clear a spe- cific track from a user song use the Track Clear function. 2 Press and hold the SONG MEMORY [1] button for longer than a second while holding the SONG MEMORY [A] button. A confirmation message will appear on the display. 3 Press A confirmation the [+] message button. will appear on the display. You can cancel the clear operation by pressing the [-] button. 4 Press The clear-in-progress the [+] button message to clear will the song. appear briefly on the display while the song is being cleared. NOTE Hold for longer than a second Press and hold NOTE • To execute the Song Clear func- tion press the [+] button. Press [-] to cancel the Song Clear operation. Record Your Own Performance Track Clear—Deleting a Specified Track from a User Song This function lets you delete a specified track from a user song. 1 From want to the clear. MAIN display select the user song (031–035) you 2 Press [A]) corresponding and hold the SONG to the track MEMORY you want track to button clear 60 DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual ([1]–[5], for longer than a second. A confirmation message will appear on the display. Hold for longer than a second 3 Press A confirmation the [+] message button. will appear on the display. You can cancel the clear operation by pressing the [-] button. • To execute the Track Clear func- tion press the [+] button. Press 4 Press The clear-in-progress the [+] button message to clear will the track. appear briefly on the display while [-] to cancel the Track Clear operation. the track is being cleared. NOTE Backup and Initialization Backup The following settings are always backed up, and are maintained even when the power is turned off. If you want to initialize the settings, use the Initialize operation as explained below. ● The Backup Parameters • User Songs • Style Files • Registration Memory • FUNCTION Settings: Tuning, Split Point, Touch Sensitivity, Style Volume, Song Volume, Metronome Volume, Grade, Demo Cancel, Language Selection, Panel Sustain, Master EQ type, Chord Fingering Initialization Initialization. This function erases all backup data in the instrument’s flash memory and restores the initial default settings. The following initialization procedures are provided. ■Backup Clear ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● To clear data backed up to the internal flash memory—panel user set- ting, registration memory, user songs, style file—turn the power on by pressing the [STANDBY/ON] switch while holding the highest white key on the keyboard. The backed up data will be erased and the default values restored.

■Flash Clear ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● To clear song data and style files that have been transferred to the inter- nal flash memory from a computer, turn the power on by pressing the [STANDBY/ON] switch while simultaneously holding the highest white key on the keyboard and the three highest black keys. CAUTION • When you execute the Flash Clear operation, song data you have purchased will also be cleared. Be sure to save data you want to keep to a computer.

DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual 61 Basic Operation Basic OperationOverall DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 control is based on the following simple operations. 1 Press a button to select a basic function. 2 Use the dial to select an item or value. 3 Start a function. 3 Start a function. 1 Select a basic function. 2 Select an item or value. Display (pages 64, 65) ● Volume Adjustment Adjusts the volume of the sound heard via the instrument’s speakers or a pair of headphones plugged into the PHONES jack. Rotate counter- Rotate clockwise to clockwise to lower increase the vol- the volume. ume. 1 Press a button to select a basic function. Select a song you want to listen to or a song you want to use for a lesson. Select an auto-accompaniment style. Select a voice you want to play on the keyboard. 62 DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual 2 Use the dial to select an item or value When you select a basic function, the item corresponding to that function will be listed in the display. You can then use the dial or the number buttons [0]–[9] to select the desired item. The currently selected item is high- lighted in the display. In this example the [VOICE] button has been pressed. ■Changing Values ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Dial ● CATEGORY [ ] and [ ] Rotate the dial clockwise to increase the value of the selected item, or counterclockwise to Decrease Increase buttons When selecting a song, style, or voice, you can use these buttons to jump to the decrease it’s value. Rotate the dial continuously to continuously increase or decrease the value. Jump to the first item first item in the next or previous cate- in the next or previ- gory. ous category. The CATEGORY [ ] and [ ] buttons are useful for select- ● [+] and [-] Buttons ing categorized items, as in the example below. Press the [+] button briefly to incre- ment the value by 1, or press the [-] Example: VOICE SELECT Display button briefly to decrement the value by 1. Press and hold either button to continuously increment or decrement the value in the corre- sponding direction. Press briefly Press briefly to decre- to incre- ment. ment. ● Number Buttons [0]–[9] The number buttons can be used to directly enter a song num- ber or parameter value. Hundreds or tens digits that are “0” can be omitted (see below). In a display in which a category appears, selection is easy if Example: Song number “003” can be entered in three ways. you first use the CATEGORY [ ] and [ ] buttons to select the category containing the desired item, then use the dial or [+] and [-] buttons to select the item. This can be particularly • [0] → [0] → [3] handy when you have to select from a large number of voices. • [0] → [3] (“003” will appear on the dis- play after a brief delay) • [3] (“003” will appear on the dis- play after a brief delay) Press number buttons [0], [0], [3]. 3 Start a function. This is the [START/STOP] button. Press the [START/STOP] button after pressing the [SONG] or [STYLE] button to start playback of the selected song or style (rhythm). Basic Operation CATEGORY button [ ] mark.CATEGORY button [ ] mark. Select the category shown here. The first voice in the selected category is selected. In most procedures described throughout this owner’s manual the dial is recommended for selection simply because it is the easiest and most intuitive selection method. Please note however, that most items or values that can be selected using the dial can also be selected using the [+] and [-] buttons. DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual 63 Basic Operation The Displays ● Display Names All operations are carried out while watching the display. A number of display types are provided for differ- ent modes and functions. The name of the current display appears at the top of the display. ● MAIN Display To Return To the MAIN Display Most basic operations are carried out from the instrument’s MAIN display. You can return to the MAIN display from any other display by pressing the [EXIT] button near the lower right corner of the display panel. ● FUNCTION Display (page 87) The FUNCTION display provides access to 46 utility functions. The FUNCTION display appears when the [FUNCTION] button is pressed. In the FUNCTION display you can use the CATEGORY [ ] and [ ] buttons (page 63) to select 46 different groups of functions. Press the CATEGORY button(s) as many times as necessary until the required function appears. You can then use the dial, the [+] and [-] buttons, or the number [0]–[9] buttons to adjust the value of the function as required. The “Press & Hold” Symbol The “ ” symbol that appears next to some buttons indicates that the button can be pressed and held for longer than a second to call up a related function. This provides convenient direct access to a range of functions. 64 DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual Title Function item Value MAIN Display Items The MAIN display shows all of the current basic settings: song, style, voice. It also includes a range of indicators that show the on/off status of a range of functions. * Adjust the LCD CONTRAST control on the rear panel of the instrument for opti- mum display legibility.

Transpose Tempo Chord Display Style (Auto-accompaniment) Status (page 24) Appears when the [ACMP ON/ OFF] button is pressed to turn accompaniment on after selecting a style. When showing the key- board range to the left of the split point is used for accompaniment chord recognition. Appears when the synchro-stop function is engaged. The style pattern name. Registration Memory Status (page 85) Shows the selected bank number. Shows the memory num- bers that contain data. A border appears around the selected number. Song Track Status (pages 56, 84) Highlighted during user song recording. A-B Repeat Appears when repeat playback is engaged. Measure Number Appears when the Dual Voice is on. When this icon is showing a second voice is “layered” on and played with the main voice. Appears when the Split Voice is on. When this icon is showing different voices can be played to the left and right of the keyboard split point. Appears when the Split Voice is on. When this icon is showing different voices can be played to the left and right of the keyboard split point. Appears when the performance assistant technology is on. Appears when the performance assistant technology is on. Appears when the performance assistant technology is on. Harmony Appears when Harmony is on. When this icon is showing har- mony notes will be added to the main voice. Harmony Appears when Harmony is on. When this icon is showing har- mony notes will be added to the main voice. File Control When this icon is showing you can control file operations. File Control When this icon is showing you can control file operations.

The track(s) selected for recording are highlighted dur- ing user-song recording. Only tracks that contain data are dis- played. A border appears around a selected track that contains data. No border appears around a Muted track. Basic Operation Function ON/Off Icons Dual Split Performance assistant technology DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual 65

Reference Play with a Variety of Effects Adding Harmony This feature adds harmony notes to the main voice. 1 Press the [HARMONY ON/OFF] button to turn Harmony feature on. To turn Harmony off, press the [HARMONY ON/OFF] button again. 2 Press and hold the [HARMONY] button for longer than a second. The currently selected harmony type will be displayed. 66 DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual The currently selected harmony type Hold for longer than a second. 3 Use the dial to select a harmony type. Refer to the Effect Type List on page 133 for information about the available harmony types. Try playing the keyboard with the harmony function. The effect and operation of each Har- mony Type is different-refer to the below section “How to sound each Harmony Type” as well as the Effect Type List for details. NOTE When harmony is on the har- mony icon will appear in the display. NOTE • When you press the [HARMONY ON/OFF] button to turn this feature on, the appropriate harmony type for the currently selected main voice is automatically selected. • The harmony notes can be added only to the Main Voice, not to Dual or Split Voices. • The keys left of the Split Point of the keyboard produce no harmony notes when the auto accompaniment is on (ACMP ON is lit). ● How to sound each Harmony Type • Harmony type 01 to 05 • Harmony type 06 to 12 (Trill) • Harmony type 13 to 19 (Tremolo) Keep holding down the keys. • Harmony type 20 to 26 (Echo) You can adjust the Harmony Volume in the Function Settings (page 89). Keep holding down the keys. Press the right-hand keys while playing chords in the auto accompaniment range of the keyboard when the Auto Accompaniment is on (page 24). Hold down two keys. Reference

Play with a Variety of Effects Adding Reverb Reverb lets you play with a rich concert hall type ambience. When you select a style or song the optimum reverb type for the voice used is automatically selected. If you want to select a different reverb type, use the procedure described below. Refer to the Effect Type List on page 133 for information about the available reverb types.

1 Press the [FUNCTION] button to call up the FUNCTION display. 2 Use the CATEGORY [ ] and [ ] but- tons to select the Reverb Type item. 3 Use the dial to select a reverb type. You can check how the selected reverb type sounds by playing on the keyboard. Refer to the Effect Type List on page 133 for information about the available reverb types. ● Adjusting the Reverb Level You can individually adjust the amount of reverb that is applied to the main, dual, and split voices. (See page 88). DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual 67 Reverb Type item

Selected reverb type. Play with a Variety of Effects Adding Chorus The chorus effect creates a thick sound that is similar to many of the same voices being played in unison. When you select a style or song the optimum chorus type for the voice used is automatically selected. If you want to select a different chorus type, use the procedure described below.

1 Press the [FUNCTION] button to call up the FUNCTION display. 2 Use the CATEGORY [ ] and [ ] but- tons to select the Chorus Type item. 3 Use the dial to select a chorus type. You can check how the selected chorus type sounds by playing on the keyboard. ● Adjusting the Chorus Level You can individually adjust the amount of chorus that is applied to the main, dual, and split voices. (See page 88). 68 DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual Chorus Type item

Selected chorus type. Play with a Variety of Effects Panel Sustain This function adds sustain to the keyboard voices. Use it when you want to add sustain to the voices at all times, regardless of footswitch operation. The sustain function does not affect split voice.

1 Press the [FUNCTION] button to call up the FUNCTION display. 2 Use the CATEGORY [ ] and [ ] but- tons to select the Sustain item. The current setting is displayed. 3 You can then use the [+] and [-] buttons to turn panel sustain on or off. NOTE

• The sustain of some voices may not be markedly affected when the panel sustain function is turned on. Pitch Bend The pitch bend wheel can be used to add smooth pitch variations to notes you play on the keyboard. Roll the wheel upward to raise the pitch, or downward to lower the pitch. If you use this feature with a voice such as the “045 Overdriven” guitar voice (page 15), you can produce remarkably realistic string-bending effects. You can change the amount of pitch bend produced by the wheel, as described on page 88. DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual 69

Reference Handy Performance Features

Tap Start You can start the song/style by simply tapping the [TEMPO/TAP] button at the required tempo—4 times for time signatures in 4, and three times for time signatures in 3. You can change the tempo during song playback by pressing the button just twice. Touch Response Sensitivity You can adjust the keyboard’s sensitivity to dynamics in three steps.

1 Press the [FUNCTION] button. The currently selected function will appear in the display. 2 Use the CATEGORY [ ] and [ ] but- tons to select the Touch Sensitivity item. The currently selected touch sensitivity will be displayed. 70 DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual 3 Use the dial to select a touch sensitivity setting between 1 and 3. Higher values produce greater (easier) volume varia- tion in response to keyboard dynamics —i.e. greater sensitivity. A setting of “4” results in a fixed touch response, or no level change no matter how hard or how soft you play the keys. Touch Sensitivity item NOTE

• The initial default touch sensitivity setting is “2”. Handy Performance Features One Touch Setting Sometimes selecting the ideal voice to play with a song or style can be confusing. The One Touch Setting feature automatically selects a well-balanced voice for you when you select a style or song. Simply select voice number “000” to activate this feature.

1 Select voice number “000” (steps 1 to 2 on page 15). 2 Select and play back any song (steps 1 to 3 on page 29). 3 Play the keyboard and remember the sound of the voice. If you have stopped playback at some point during this procedure press the [START/STOP] button to start playback again. 4 Use the dial to change songs, then play the keyboard and listen to the voice. You should hear a different keyboard voice than you played in step 3. Watch the display while changing songs and you will see that dif- ferent voices are selected for each song.

DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual 71 Use the dial to select voice number 000. Handy Performance Features Select an EQ Setting for the Best Sound Five different master equalizer (EQ) settings are provided to give you the best possible sound when listen- ing through different reproduction systems—the instrument’s internal speakers, headphones, or an external speaker system. 1 Press the [FUNCTION] button. The currently selected function will appear in the display. 2 Press the CATEGORY [ ] and [ ] but- tons as many times as necessary to select the master EQ type function “Master EQ Type”. The currently selected EQ type will appear. 3 Use the dial to select the desired Master EQ setting. Five settings are available: 1–5. Settings 1 and 2 are best for listening via the instrument’s built-in speakers, setting 3 is for headphones, and settings 4 and 5 are ideal for listening via external speakers. 72 DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual The currently selected master EQ type.

Handy Performance Features Pitch Controls ◆ Large Pitch Changes (Transpose) The overall pitch of the instrument can by shifted up or down by a maximum of 1 octave in semitone increments. ◆ Small Pitch Changes (Tuning) The overall tuning of the instrument can by shifted up or down by a maximum of 100 cents in 1-cent increments (100 cents = 1 semitone). 1 Press the [FUNCTION] button. 2 Use the CATEGORY [ ] and [ ] but- tons to select the Transpose item. 3 Use the dial to set the transpose value between -12 and +12 as required. 1 Press the [FUNCTION] button. 2 Use the CATEGORY [ ] and [ ] but- tons to select the Tuning item. Transpose item Can be set between -12 and +12 3 Use the dial to set the tuning value between -100 and +100 as required. NOTE • The pitch of Drum Kits voices cannot be changed. DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual 73 Tuning item Can be set between -100 and +100 NOTE • The pitch of Drum Kits voices cannot be changed. Reference Style (Auto-accompaniment) Functions

Basic operation of the Style (auto-accompaniment) feature is described on page 23 of the Quick Guide. Here are some other ways you can play the styles, the style volume adjustment proce- dure, how you can play chords using the styles, and more. Pattern Variation (Sections) The DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 features a wide variety of style “sections” that allow you to vary the arrangement of the accompaniment to match the song you are playing. Intro Main A/B Ending Auto fill ● INTRO section This is used for the beginning of the Song. When the intro finishes playing, accompaniment shifts to the main section. The length of the intro (in measures) differs depending on the selected Style. ● MAIN section This is used for playing the main part of the Song. It plays a main accompaniment pattern, and repeats indefinitely until another section’s button is pressed. There are two variations on the basic pattern (A and B), and the Style playback sound changes harmonically based on the chords you play with your left hand. ● Fill-in section This is automatically added before changing to section A or B. ● ENDING section This is used for the ending of the Song. When the ending is finished, the auto accompaniment stops automatically. The length of the ending (in measures) differs depending on the selected Style. 74 DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual

Style (Auto-accompaniment) Functions 1 Press the [STYLE] button and then select a style. 2 Press the [ACMP ON/OFF] button to turn auto accompaniment on. 4 Press the [MAIN/AUTO FILL] button. 3 Press the [SYNC START] button to turn synchro start on. 5 Press the [INTRO/ENDING/rit.] button. left hand, the Intro of the selected Style starts. For this example, play a C major chord (as shown below). For information on how to enter chords, see “Playing Auto-accompaniment Chords” on page 28. The indicator will flash when the synchro start standby mode will be engaged. You’re now ready to play the intro. 6 As soon as you play a chord with your ● Synchro Start When the synchro start standby mode is engaged, style playback will begin as soon as you play a chord in the accompaniment range of the keyboard. You can disengage the synchro-start standby mode by pressing the [SYNC START] button again. Appears when auto accompaniment is on.

DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual 75 Split point Accompaniment range The name of the selected sec- tion—MAIN A or MAIN B—will be displayed. Style (Auto-accompaniment) Functions 7 Press the [MAIN/AUTO FILL] button. When the fill-in is finished, it leads smoothly into the selected main section A/B. 8 Press the [INTRO/ENDING/rit.] button. This switches to the ending section. When the ending is finished, the auto accompa- niment stops automatically. You can have the ending gradually slow down (ritardando) by pressing the [INTRO/ENDING/rit.] button again while the ending is playing back. ● Synchro Stop When this function is selected the accompaniment style will only play while you are playing chords in the accompaniment range of the keyboard. Style playback will stop when you release the keys. To turn the function on, press the [SYNC STOP] button. 76 DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual The style will play while you are playing the keys Style playback will stop when you release the keys Style (Auto-accompaniment) Functions Setting the Split Point The initial default split point is key number 54 (the F#2 key), but you can change it to another key using the procedure described below.

1 Press the [FUNCTION] button. 2 Use the CATEGORY [ ] and [ ] but- tons to select the Split point item. 3 Use the dial to set the split point to any key from 000 (C-2) through 127 (G8). DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual 77 • When you change the split point the auto-accompaniment split point also changes. • The split point cannot be changed during a song lesson. • The split voice sounds when the split-point key is played.

Split point (54 : F#2) Split voice Main voice NOTE NOTE • You can also access the Split Point item by pressing the [FUNCTION] button and using the CATEGORY [ ] and [ ] buttons to locate the item (page 87). Style (Auto-accompaniment) Functions Play a Style with Chords but No Rhythm (Stop Accompaniment) When auto accompaniment is on (the ACMP ON icon is showing) and Synchro Start is off, you can play chords in the left-hand accompaniment range of the keyboard while the style is stopped and still hear the accompaniment chords. This is “Stop Accompaniment”, and any of the chord fingerings recognized by the instrument can be used (page 28). Press the [ACMP ON/OFF] button to turn auto accompaniment on after pressing the [STYLE] button.

Press the [STYLE] button to engage the style function. 1 Press the [FUNCTION] button. 2 Use the CATEGORY [ ] and [ ] but- tons to select the Style Volume item. 3 Use the dial to set the style volume

between 000 and 127. 78 DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual Accompaniment range Adjusting the Style Volume Appears when auto accompaniment is on Style (Auto-accompaniment) Functions Chord Basics Two or more notes played together constitute a “chord”. The most basic chord type is the “triad” consisting of three notes: the root, third, and fifth degrees of the corresponding scale. A C major triad, for example, is made up of the notes C (the root), E (the third note of the C major scale), and G (the fifth note of the C major scale). In the C major triad shown above, the lowest note is the “root” of the 3rd Root 3rd chord (this is the chord’s “root position” ... using other chord notes for the lowest note results in “inversions”). The root is the central sound of the chord, which supports and anchors the other chord notes. The distance (interval) between adjacent notes of a triad in root position is either a major or minor third. Major third–four half steps (semitones) Minor third–three half steps (semitones) The lowest interval in our root-position triad (between the root and the third) determines whether the triad is tional a major chords, or minor as shown chord, below. and we can shift the highest note up or down by a semitone to produce two addi- Major chord Minor chord Augmented chord Diminished chord CM Cm Caug Cdim Minor 3rd Major 3rd Major 3rd Minor 3rd Major 3rd Major 3rd Minor 3rd Minor 3rd The basic characteristics of the chord sound remain intact even if we change the order of the notes to create different inversions. Successive chords in a chord progression can be smoothly connected, for example, by choosing the appropriate inversions (or chord “voicings”). ● Reading Chord Names Chord names tell you just about everything you need to know about a chord (other chord is, than whether the inversion/voicing). it is a major, minor, The or chord diminished name tells chord, you whether what the it root requires of the a Cm major or flatted seventh, what alterations or tensions it uses ... all at a glance. Root note Chord type ● Some Chord Types (These are just some of the “Standard” chord types recognized by the DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525.) Suspended 4 th 7 th Minor 7 th Major 7 th Csus4 C7 Cm7 CM7 Perfect 5 th Perfect 4 th Flatted 7 th Major chord Flatted 7 th Minor chord Major 7 th Major chord Minor/major 7 th 7 th, flatted 5 th Minor 7 th, flatted 5 th 7 th, suspended 4 th CmM7 C7(b5) Cm7 (b5) C7sus4 Major 7 th Minor chord Flatted 5 th 7 th chord Flatted 5 th Minor 7 th chord Flatted 7 th Suspended 4 th chord DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual 79 Style (Auto-accompaniment) Functions ■Recognized Standard Chords● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● All chords in the chart are “C-root” chords. Chord Name/[Abbreviation] Normal Voicing Chord (C) Display Major [M] 1 - 3 - 5 CC Add ninth [(9)] 1 - 2 - 3 - 5 C(9) C9 Sixth [6] 1 - (3) - 5 - 6 C6C6 Sixth ninth [6(9)] 1 - 2 - 3 - (5) - 6 C6(9) C69 * Major seventh [M7] 1 - 3 - (5) - 7 or 1 - (3) - 5 - 7 CM7 CM7 Major seventh ninth [M7(9)] 1 - 2 - 3 - (5) - 7 CM7 (9) CM79 * Major seventh add sharp eleventh [M7(#11)] 1 - (2) - 3 - #4 - 5 - 7 or 1 - 2 - 3 - #4 - (5) - 7 CM7 (#11) CM7#11 * Flatted fifth [(b5)] 1 - 3 - b5 C(b5) Cb5 * Major seventh flatted fifth [M7b5] 1 - 3 - b5 - 7 CM7 (b5) CM7b5 * Suspended fourth [sus4] 1 - 4 - 5 Csus4 Csus4 Augmented [aug] 1 - 3 - #5 Caug Caug Major seventh augmented [M7aug] 1 - (3) - #5 - 7 CM7aug CM7aug * Minor [m] 1 - b3 - 5 CmCm Minor add ninth [m(9)] 1 - 2 - b3 - 5 Cm(9) Cm9 Minor sixth [m6] 1 - b3 - 5 - 6 Cm6 Cm6 Minor seventh [m7] 1 - b3 - (5) - b7 Cm7 Cm7 Minor seventh ninth [m7(9)] 1 - 2 - b3 - (5) - b7 Cm7 (9) Cm79 Minor seventh add eleventh [m7(11)] 1 - (2) - b3 - 4 - 5 - (b7) Cm7 (11) Cm711 * Minor major seventh [mM7] 1 - b3 - (5) - 7 CmM7 CmM7 Minor major seventh ninth [mM7(9)] 1 - 2 - b3 - (5) - 7 CmM7 (9) CmM79 * Minor seventh flatted fifth [m7b5] 1 - b3 - b5 - b7 Cm7 (b5) Cm7b5 Minor major seventh flatted fifth [mM7b5] 1 - b3 - b5 - 7 CmM7 (b5) CmM7b5 * Diminished [dim] 1 - b3 - b5 Cdim Cdim Diminished seventh [dim7] 1 - b3 - b5 - 6 Cdim7 Cdim7 Seventh [7] 1 - 3 - (5) - b7 or 1 - (3) - 5 - b7 C7C7 Seventh flatted ninth [7(b9)] 1 - b2 - 3 - (5) - b7 C7(b9) C7b9 Seventh add flatted thirteenth [7(b13)] 1 - 3 - 5 - b6 - b7 C7(b13) C7b13 Seventh ninth [7(9)] 1 - 2 - 3 - (5) - b7 C7(9) C79 Seventh add sharp eleventh [7(#11)] 1 - (2) - 3 - #4 - 5 - b7 or 1 - 2 - 3 - #4 - (5) - b7 C7(#11) C7#11 Seventh add thirteenth [7(13)] 1 - 3 - (5) - 6 - b7 C7(13) C713 Seventh sharp ninth [7(#9)] 1 - #2 - 3 - (5) - b7 C7(#9) C7#9 Seventh flatted fifth [7b5] 1 - 3 - b5 - b7 C7b5 C7b5 * Seventh augmented [7aug] 1 - 3 - #5 - b7 C7aug C7aug Seventh suspended fourth [7sus4] 1 - 4 - (5) - b7 C7sus4 C7sus4 Suspended second [sus2] 1 - 2 - 5 Csus2 Csus2 * * These chords are not shown in the Dictionary function. NOTE NOTE • Notes in parentheses can be omitted. • Inversion of the 7sus4 and m7(11) chords are not recognized if the • Playing two same root keys in the adjacent octaves produces accompa- notes shown in parentheses are omitted. niment based only on the root. • The auto accompaniment will sometimes not change when related • A perfect fifth (1 + 5) produces accompaniment based only on the root and fifth which can be used with both major and minor chords. chords are played in sequence (e.g. some minor chords followed by the minor seventh). • The chord fingerings listed are all in “root” position, but other inversions can be used—with the following exceptions: m7, m7b5, 6, m6, sus4, • Two-note fingerings will produce a chord based on the previously played chord. aug, dim7, 7b5, 6(9), sus2. 80 DGX-620/520, YPG-625/525 Owner’s Manual


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