Piano Lessons Derby review Yamaha PSR E423 Portable Keyboard


Yamaha PSR E423 Portable Keyboard

Piano Lessons Derby review of the Yamaha PSR E423 Portable electronic keyboard. The Yamaha PSR E423 offers several innovative features.

The basic features for learning to play — like the Yamaha Portable Grand and Yamaha Education Suite — and features for when it’s time to perform, like synthesizer Control Knobs for real-time control of filter, effects, sound envelope and Style tempo. The Yamaha PSR E423 Portable Keyboard Arpeggiator provides an expanded 150 different patterns and 40 arpeggio Voices.

Yamaha PSR E423 Portable Keyboard

Yamaha PSR E423 Portable Keyboard

These Yamaha PSR E423 Portable Keyboard easy-to-use professional features, along with its new black body, set this keyboard apart from others in its class. The Yamaha PSR E423 is just great for those of you who are looking for a well specified quality keyboard suitable for taking keyboard lesons!

Control Knobs, Arpeggiator and Pitch Bend

Most of the features of the PSR-E423 have been enhanced over its predecessor. Two control knobs provide real-time control for filtering the main melody tone, and changing the tempo of the arpeggio just like an analog synthesizer. The Yamaha PSR E423 Portable Keyboard Pitch Bend wheel brings Voices like the Sax and Trumpet to life.

Improved Arpeggio Function

Tap into instant inspiration with the Arpeggio function which has been improved for smoother playability. New hold mode and allocated key-range will free your hands for playing with both hands. It provides an expanded150 patterns that automatically generate even more useful phrases that change depending on the notes and chords you play.

A Variety of New Dynamic Voices

Dynamic Voices usually found on high-end workstations, are now on the new Yamaha PSR E423 Portable Keyboard. There are two different waveforms that change depending on how hard you play the keyboard, this allows more expression on Voices such as overdriven or nylon guitar. High quality Voices, from acoustic instruments to electric sounds, have been expanded to 700 varieties. All of these high-quality Voices sound better through 2-way speakers. Wider World Content and 174 Varieties of Styles with Auto-backing Mode.

Yamaha PSR E423 Portable Keyboard features Auto-backing Mode Arabic, Indian and Chinese content has been added to Styles, Rhythm and Voices. With our high-quality Styles and Voices, you’ll sound like you have a professional backing band behind you.
Extended Flash Memory, Connectivity to PC via USB

4 times more flash memory has been added to the PSR-E423 so you can play along with your favorites transferred from a PC.

At time of writing this review the Yamaha PSR E423 costs £291.00 which really isn’t a lot of money to pay for a well spec’d keyboard featuring some really magnificent voices. I know i’ve mentioned this before; but it’s worth remembering ten years ago you would have paid £700+ for a Yamaha keyboard with similar specification.

I think the Yamaha PSR E423 is amazing value for money. If you’re considering learning to play ‘properly’ –  I mean, taking keyboard lessons; This is the right keyboard for you!

Visit your local Yamaha keyboard dealer to get a full up-close demonstration.

©2012 – Piano Lessons Derby review of the Yamaha PSR E423 portable electronic Keyboard.


Derby Music Teachers Review of Yamaha PSR E333 Portable Keyboard


Derby Music Teachers review of the Yamaha PSR E333 portable keyboard for the beginner as well as the accomplished player. The Yamaha PSR E333 has a touch-sensitive 61 notes (5 octaves) full size keyboard making the PSR E333 the ideal choice for keyboard lessons. Let’s first take a look at the benefit of having a touch responsive keyboard.

Derby Music Teachers Review YamahaPSRE333 The beauty of having a touch sensitive keyboard means the player can articulate their playing style with expression adding feeling to their music depending on how hard or softly the key is struck. The Yamaha PSR E333 has this great feature which is more commonly found on more expensive portable keyboards. With 497 real sound voices the Yamaha PSR E333 has sufficient scope to cater for most types of music. With a vast array of orchestral, synthesizer, and solo instrument voices the Yamaha PSR E333 is certainly one of the best featured portable keyboards in it’s class. Let’s take a closer look at what else the Yamaha PSR E333 has to offer.

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The Yamaha PSR E333 has 106 automated accompaniment styles which help turn your music into full band arrangement. With styles ranging from contemporary to hip-hop, house, disco, – to name but few, the Yamaha PSR E333 will have you sounding like an accomplished keyboard player in no time at all. A distinct feature of the Yamaha PSR E333 is the “keys to success” lessons function which I would say is sufficient to get you up and running,  – but no substitute for learning to play keyboard properly!

I can recommend the Yamaha PSR E333 for many reasons in fact it’s the perfect choice of portable keyboard for taking keyboard lessons. Learning to play this keyboard properly will do justice to both the player and the instrument. At time of writing this article the Yamaha PSR E333 list price is £188.00 which surprisingly is very little money to pay for a high quality portable keyboard with a huge specification.

Derby Music Teachers review of the Yamaha PSR E333 Portable keyboard. ©2012 all rights reserved.

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Piano Lessons Derby review Yamaha PSRE233 Portable Keyboard

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Yamaha PSRE233 Portable Keyboard. Piano lessons Derby review the Yamaha PSRE233 Portable Keyboard which boasts a full-size 61 note keyboard, 385 voices, – including portable grand piano making the PSR E233 the ideal choice of instrument for keyboard lessons.

Yamaha PSRE233 Portable Keyboard

The Yamaha PSRE233 portable keyboard is packed with 385 voices which range from orchestral  to synthesized sounds along with 100 preset automated accompaniment styles to suit most tastes in popular music. To add further style to your performance the Yamaha PSRE233 has reverb, chorus, and ultra-wide stereo effects bringing your music to life. This well featured keyboard from Yamaha is the ideal choice for anyone considering a first purchase.

Piano lessons Derby review Yamaha PSRE233 Portable Keyboard At time of writing the Yamaha PSRE233 list price is £141.00 – which is a modest investment for a beginner keyboard with such a vast specification. In fact, it’s extremely good value for money!

There’s so much scope to the Yamaha E233 which is important to new learners, boredom is a million miles away! If you’re a regular visitor to my Piano blog then I’m sure you’ve noticed my leaning towards reviewing mainly Yamaha products, – there’s no coincidence. Without shadow of doubt Yamaha manufacture the best value for money quality portable electronic keyboards, bar none. I have used Yamaha instruments throughout my performing career because they are voiced to suit all popular tastes in music and are ultra reliable and exceptionally good value for money.

This is yet another portable keyboard I would definitely recommend to parents who are considering the gamble of buying an electronic keyboard for their child’s keyboard lessons, at a mere £120.00 it’s not too great an investment. Another point worth mentioning is Yamaha keyboards tend to hold their price so if your child decides keyboard lessons is not for them you shouldn’t have too much trouble selling the keyboard to recoup your investment.

Finally. The Yamaha PSR E233 portable electronic keyboard get a huge thumbs-up from me!

Piano Lessons Derby review of the Yamaha PSR E233 portable keyboard.

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Derby Piano Teachers Review Yamaha YPT 210 Portable Keyboard


Derby Piano Teachers independent review of Yamaha YPT 210 portable keyboard. The Yamaha YPT 210 portable keyboard is a starter keyboard which boasts an impressive 32 notes polyphony, 5 octaves (61 notes) keyboard with 375 AWM digitally reproduced sounds making the Yamaha YPT 20 the ideal choice of instrument for beginners keyboard lessons.

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The Yamaha YPT-210 portable keyboard features 375 natural sounding voices, including Stereo Grand Piano, 361 XGlite voices, 12 drum kits and a sound effect kit. The YPT-210 also has 100 accompaniment styles and 102 built-in songs. Use the Portable Grand button to instantly call up an authentic stereo grand piano sound. The instrument also has a rich Reverb effect that adds concert-hall ambience to any performance. The Yamaha Education Suite feature makes learning and practicing music more fun than ever before.

Derby Piano Teachers review Yamaha YPT 20 portable keyboardI would particularly recommend the Yamaha YPT 210 to parents of young children who are considering buying a first-time keyboard for their child to take keyboard lessons because the financial outlay is minimal. There is always a slim chance your child may not wish to continue with keyboard lessons so initial investment is an important factor to consider. At time of writing the Yamaha YPT 210 is selling at Yamaha dealers including Argos for approximately £77.00.

I would suggest going along to Google search engine and typing “Yamaha YPT 20”  to see if you can find an even better deal. You never know you might be lucky!

It’s worth mentioning that ten years ago you would have expected to pay somewhere in the region of £500 for a Yamaha keyboard of similar specification.

For more detailed information about the Yamaha YPT 210 portable keyboard head over to Yamaha UK & Ireland website. Please click here to visit the Yamaha website.

Derby Piano Teachers review of the Yamaha YPT 210 Portable keyboard. ©2012 all rights reserved.

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