How to Transpose the Yamaha Clavinova CLP 300

I have a Yamaha Clavinova CLP 300 with no guide book. Can anyone explain how to transpose-there is a button to press 9which doesn't have a light) and seemingly nothing else........


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Aug 30, 2019
Addendum NEW
by: Rebecca

The 2014 posting about 3 octaves above middle C was actually the one that worked for my model. Thanks!

Aug 30, 2019
Worked! NEW
by: Rebecca

This is exactly how to transpose on my model. Thanks!

Jun 22, 2014
One button plus one transpositioning key
by: Anonymous

On CLP-300 (model released 1987), that one button works with an octave of keys that are specially-enabled:
3 octaves above middle C are transpositioning keys that range from from F# upward through the highest F. Press and hold panel's Transposer / Midi button. (FYI instrument light should unlight.) While holding button down, also press one of those specially-enabled keyboard keys. Release both the button and the key. The entire keyboard has been transposed. Relative distance from C determines the extent of sound adjustment. Can lower up to 6 half steps or increase up to 5 half steps. C is the norm.

Nov 25, 2009
CLP 300 Transposing
by: Alfred

Dear "Anonymous": I normally gloss over postings with no (First) name, but will give you the benefit of the doubt that your oversight was unintentional. Here are general steps to follow for Transposing:
1) Start with the FUNCTION feature
2) Use the CATEGORY to select "TRANSPOSE"
3) Set the Transpose value (between -100 and + 100 for small pitch changes) & (between -12 and + 12 for large pitch changes).

Keys represented by the 0-12 and 0+12 settings are explained as follows:

When the transpose setting is at 0 then playing middle C gives a middle C. So whatever key is used to play the music will be "true" and accurately tuned.

Going up one, for example (+1), and playing middle C will sound a C#.

Lowering the transpose setting one (-1) will sound a B if the middle C is played.

This is especially helpful if singing in the original key is difficult for a vocalist, or if playing along with any "differently tuned" instrument.

Hope the above is of help. Could you please post a follow-up Forum message if it is. We all want to learn from your experience. Thank you

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