Yamaha - Portable Grand Keyboard with 76 Piano-Style Keys - Champagne Gold
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- Product NamePortable Grand Keyboard with 76 Piano-Style Keys
- Model NumberYPG-235
- ColorChampagne Gold
- Color CategoryGold
- Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts1 year limited
- Manufacturer's Warranty - Labor90 days limited
- Product Width46.38 inches
- Product Height5.38 inches
- Product Weight18.3 pounds
- Product Length16.25 inches
- Display TypeLCD
- USB Port(s)Yes
- Headphone JackYes
- Speaker Type2-way
- Integrated Speaker(s)Yes
- Metronome IncludedYes
- Recording FeatureYes
- Key SizePiano
- Number Of Instrument Sounds489
- Number Of Rhythms160
- Number Of Sound Effects39
- Number Of Tunes/Songs30
- Auto AccompanimentYes
- Digital EffectsYes
- Drum PadsNo
- Polyphony32 notes
- Sustain Pedal JackYes
- Tempo ControlYes
- Touch-Sensitive KeysYes
- Weighted KeysNo
- Number Of Headphone Jacks1
Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 106 reviews(106 Reviews)
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Good keyboard but ac adapter NOT includedPosted .
We purchased this online and the keyboard is probably great but we may never know as the ac adapter was not included! The website shows it is included and there is a sticker that has been added to the box that shows it included but the fine print on the box shows clearly it is not included. Santa got to make a late night battery run Christmas Eve - expensive! Then I spent two hours on the phone with best buy to be told all they can do is let me ship it back and they will send me a new keyboard. They don't understand that the new box won't have the adapter either as it clearly states on the box not included. Then in a week I will have to call again with same problem and spend two more hours on the phone. They won't ship me the power adapter they sell as an accessory as it is a marketplace item whatever that means. I am loyal bestbuy customer and I love my tulsa store but the bad experience with their customer service has forced me to never shop there again. They were rude and not interested in solving a customer problem. Good bye best buy!No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Best Piano Research Can FindPosted .I would recommend this to a friend
I've done months of research and cant find a better piano than this one for the price. And even at that price point the YPG235 comes with a six track sequencer. And if you are a beginning student than what comes with this keyboard is a great feature, the Yamaha Educational Suite. The keyboard itself features a graded hammer action with medium weighted keys. The keyboard features great sound patches for the price. This keyboard is not just reserved for the beginning student but also for the professional keyboardist who is looking for a budget piano.The YPG235 features a comprehensive set of sound patches but at its core is the YPG delivers a wonderful grand iano sound. This doesn’t come as a surprise as Yamaha is well known for making fine acoustic grand pianos, sounds that have been captured in the Yamaha YPG235. The stereo sampled grand piano sounds very true to life. What’s interesting about this keyboard as well that the semi-weighted graded hammer action adapts well to the beginning and mid-level pianist. Quite simply the beginner has a chance to scale up their playing ability without running into roadblocks that can overburden the beginner pianist with a fully weighted keyboard. The Yamaha educational suite features a unique and highly effective learning tool that is also very simple to follow along. Educational tools are designed to help any students of any age to further their musical development. The YPG235 comes complete with 30 internal songs and with a CD-ROM that includes an additional 70 songs. What’s interesting about the educational suite is that it is designed to be simple to follow, removing impediments to help the student progress in their piano playing abilities. In addition to the Yamaha Educational System you can download songs from a vast Internet based library just by plugging your YPG235 to your computer using the piano’s USB port and then downloading the library files to your keyboard. You can learn so much from the downloaded songs by following along with the midi file in play mode from the 6 track sequencer. Or you can use the sequencer to lay down your own tracks and learn how to put music together. Personally I like to lay down the drum track to get the feel and rhythm, then chords and bass to further enrich the rhythm and lastly the melody. I find doing this way help me to get my creative juices going to create the melody. The piano comes complete with backlit LCD panel 489 GM voices , a dual/split keyboard and 32 notes of polyphony. The keyboard comes complete with inputs for the headphones and the sustain pedal. Overall this is a great keyboard (period).
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great Piano for all levels|Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
As a man in his late fifties just starting to learn to play the piano, I wanted a keyboard that sounded great, had many options for sound and most importantly, was portable so I could take it on the road whenever I needed to in order to keep practicing (or playing "Moonlight Sonata" on the beach at dusk...). Well this nifty piano has been all that and more for me. It is true that the keys on this piano are not weighted as with a regular piano, but at this point I am more concerned about learning the notes and reading sheet music and coordinating that with my finger placement. I am tremendously satisfied with this piano and I am also happy to report that I am making great progress with my lessons. Here's a tip: make yourself a deck of flashcards for all the notes of the Treble, Bass and then the combined Grand Staff. Take those cards with you everywhere you go, review them as often as possible and within a short time you will become quite familiar with the notes to the point where you will recognize them on sheet music. This has made a tremendous difference for me. And one more point...if you are seeming to have difficulties with short-term memory building (as I was), I strongly recommend that you consider giving up Nutrasweet and Splenda, if you use it a lot...as I used to. In my own experience I was unable to do any memorizing until I gave it all up. Now things are back to normal...and I'm happy...and my new piano is thrilled! Good Luck!
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Awesome!Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
I purchased this keyboard and a casio wk500 both to compare them toe-to-toe. I ended up choosing the Yamaha. Both were great and a good deal for the price. The yamaha has great sound as always, and the touch sensitive keys work wonderfully. It has alot of familiar voices and styles for any of you Yamaha veterans out there. This keyboard is also compatible with every sustain pedal that I have tried. The main problem with this keyboard vs the casio is that this keyboard is a little more complicated to use. To change certain functions you have to press alot of buttons unlike the casio. Also this keyboard only has a headphone, sustain, and usb jack. It would be perfect if it had line-out and audio-input jacks like the Casio. Also you can't edit rhythms on it like on the casio. The main reason I chose this keyboard was because it was $50 cheaper than the Casio. And because the keys are just so much better than the Casio's. I honestly think that this and the Casio wk500 are evenly matched but of course the price differs about $50. I also feel that the Yamaha is alot more durable and the keys feel alot better as far as weight and tensity goes.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great Keyboard from Novice to MasterPosted .I would recommend this to a friend
I have had a little 61 key radioshack piano for 10 years and I felt like a lot of the songs I would play didn't sound the way they do off the album. I wanted a 76 key keyboard for under $300 and this was the highest rated from everywhere I looked. Best Buy didn't have it in stock so the associate ordered it and I picked it up from Best Buy 3 days after the purchase (which to me was pretty fast). I brought it home and was shocked and how rich the sound is. I love the portable grand button because no matter what you are doing once you hit that button it feels like you are playing on a grand piano. The soft-touch action feels accurate and I would recommend this to anyone who wants to feel like they are playing a piano without spending the money of a grand piano. The only negative is not even about the piano itself. I purchased the usb cable to connect my keyboard to my computer from another site and it took a week to get here but afterwards it hooked up just fine and the Yamaha software is SUPER EASY to install which was nice. 10/10 for this piano
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Love the feel of the keys & MIDI output to MacPosted .I would recommend this to a friend
I was originally looking for a MIDI keyboard to use with Ableton Live and Garage Band on my Mac. Most inexpensive MIDI keyboards have a mushy key-press feel. I tried the Yamaha YPG-235 on the Best Buy showroom, and I had an immediate sense of it having a great feel. Having all the sounds onboard allows me to practice without my computer as well. The rotary dial allows for quick access to a whole orchestra of sounds, as well as sound effects, drums, and synths. You can also record multiple tracks inside the keyboards memory and play it back. From my previous research, most keyboard that do all this usually cost three times the price. The speakers sound quite good. Regarding MIDI output: The included CD-Rom has the PC-drivers, but there are Mac drivers on the Yamaha website. I had to do a workaround to get it to work with my Intel Mac. Oddly, the drivers specified for this keyboard model only support the older "Power Macs" (I found this out by attempting to install hem - the website does not reveal this). I looked around the Yamaha website, and found that the higher-end DGX-640 model did have current drivers for the Mac (supporting Intel and OSX 10.7). Out of chance, I downloaded and installed that driver, and I lucked out! It worked for the YPG-235. I did need to put the keyboard in "PC-2" mode (not PC-1). I also had to adjust the sensitivity of the velocity in my software program, as the keys were coming in way to quiet. I'm so glad it worked, as I love the feel of the keys on this keyboard.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great keyboard-good value|Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
We bought this keyboard for our daughter to take to college. It's a great size – not too big not too small. It gives her the feel of a real piano while at the same time it has a lot of different sounds and functions.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Has a nice sound|Posted .I would recommend this to a friend
This keyboard has a nice sound. I am just learning to play the keyboard and this is a nice keyboard to start lessons with. The interactive lessons are helpful.The keyboard is plastic but looks pretty good. I like the fact that this keyboard has a backlit screen too, I had two keyboards before this one and this keyboard is the best fit for a beginner and beyond.
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer they are actually the same the only difference is the touch. some are hammered keys and some are called weighted keys similar to an hammer action keys and some lower keys like 76, 61 and 49 keys are soft touch.
Answered by adiknagam3r
Asked by Sheila.
- A:Answer The keyboard does not come with a sustain pedal however it does have the input where a sustain pedal can be plugged in to achieve the sustain sound. Under the Specifications tab it also confirms that it does come with the sustain pedal jack.
Answered by acebbelt1