Yamaha Keyboard Blog

Yamaha Keyboards

Welcome to The Yamaha Keyboard Blog!

Learn about all yamaha-keyboard-guide.com updates here. This blog is a great way to stay up to date with reviews of the latest Yamaha keyboards on the market.

You can subscribe to The Yamaha Keyboard Blog by right-clicking on the orange RSS button to the top left of this page, and then pasting the URL into your RSS reader.

Highly Recommended: Go here for the BEST piano/keyboard course I’ve seen on the Internet.

If you keep a personalized home page with MSN, Yahoo, or Google, you have the option of clicking on the My Yahoo!, My MSN or Add To Google buttons.

(In case you're not familiar with RSS, I suggest that you click on the What's an RSS Feed link.)

I have made a list of some of the best places to buy keyboards. Go here to shop for a keyboard of your choice. Also, I have written a review of the best courses available online for learning how to play keyboards. Go here to learn to play the keyboard and piano.

Search This Site:

Custom Search
Follow Yamaha Keyboard Guide on Twitter.
May 09, 2018

Yamaha motif xs8 no sound from any of the outputs

my motifs recently stop producing sound out of all the out puts everything else works perfectly but there is no sound no voice demo anything going out

Continue reading "Yamaha motif xs8 no sound from any of the outputs"

May 09, 2018

Factory Reset for Yamaha DGX 505 Portable Grand

Does anyone know how to do a factory reset on a Yamaha DGX 505

Continue reading "Factory Reset for Yamaha DGX 505 Portable Grand"

May 09, 2018

Yamaha Clavinova for Daughter - Grade 8 Exam

Hello, looking for clavinova piano for my 9 yr old daughter who will be taking grade 8 exam of Yamaha. Please suggest piano type and where to buy. Looking

Continue reading "Yamaha Clavinova for Daughter - Grade 8 Exam"

May 09, 2018

Yamaha CLP230 Sustain Pedal Cable

The choir I sing with has a CLP230 keyboard. The sustain pedal cable was damaged recently. Will a cable from another model work? If not, is a suitable

Continue reading "Yamaha CLP230 Sustain Pedal Cable"

May 03, 2018

Yamaha YPG-535 Keys Do Not Sound Correct, Some Not At All, etc

YPG-535 Trouble. Can someone post an answer. all keys seem to sound out of tune, different sounds for each key and some keys do not sound at all...

Continue reading "Yamaha YPG-535 Keys Do Not Sound Correct, Some Not At All, etc "

May 03, 2018

Midi files and what to play on keyboard

Hi my name is Ash, im disabled and use a wheelchair. I play a Yamaha E453 keyboard using my left arm as I can't use both arms because of my disability.

Continue reading "Midi files and what to play on keyboard"

Apr 28, 2018

Yamaha P-120 Save user songs to external device for storage and playback

What is best way to save more than 3 user songs on an external device for storage and playback for live performance on a Yamaha P-120? Could use IPad

Continue reading "Yamaha P-120 Save user songs to external device for storage and playback"

Apr 26, 2018

Yamaha DGX640 style backing tracks no longer play

Actually you can hear them faintly when the volume is turned way up. Is there a separate set of speakers for style vs song bank and voice that allow them

Continue reading "Yamaha DGX640 style backing tracks no longer play"

Apr 26, 2018

My Yamaha P255 doesn't sound as good as in videos..

So I just got myself the P255 and I am 100% certain that my settings are not correct on the piano as it sounds muffled and doesn't capture the string resonance

Continue reading "My Yamaha P255 doesn't sound as good as in videos.."

Apr 26, 2018

Playing Yamaha cvp while standing

CVP109 Yamaha: We are using this in our church, but need have option to have pianist play while standing. We will utilize a platform to achieve proper

Continue reading "Playing Yamaha cvp while standing"

Apr 26, 2018

Looking for a plastic music note holder base for a Yamaha CLP-155

Hello, I have a CLP-155 Stereo model which the bottom part of the music book holder has broken. Its the dark brown colour and has 5 screws that holds it

Continue reading "Looking for a plastic music note holder base for a Yamaha CLP-155"

Apr 26, 2018

Musicsoft program not working to transfer midi files from my keyboard to computer

So I downloaded the driver for Yamaha and musicsoft program. It is saying to download some piansoft data program which I cannot find online. It won't open

Continue reading "Musicsoft program not working to transfer midi files from my keyboard to computer"

Apr 23, 2018

Yamaha PSR S910 Data Flash ROM Error

IT WAS A REALLY GOOD KEYBOARD UNTIL I ENCOUNTERED ......DATA FLASH ROM ERROR.. IVE TRIED FACTORY RESET IN VAIN. I NEED A TECHNICIAN FOR ASSISTANCE. IT

Continue reading " Yamaha PSR S910 Data Flash ROM Error"

Apr 20, 2018

Yamaha CLP 645 - subdued sound

Hi, I just bought Yamaha Clavinova CLP 645 and it sounds horrible, especially the two main piano voices. It sounds like the sound comes from the cupboard.

Continue reading "Yamaha CLP 645 - subdued sound"

Apr 20, 2018

Sustain Pedal Works In Reverse/ Model 620

When I plug my sustain pedal in, it works backwards! When I play without my foot, the piano sustains and when I place my foot on the pedal, it stops the

Continue reading "Sustain Pedal Works In Reverse/ Model 620"

Apr 20, 2018

Yamaha YPT 310 - I'm trying to hook them up with my headphones (Astro A40's)

I'm wondering if it is even possible to hook my old YPT 310 with my headphones, which are your generic AUX cable headphones. I've looked up in the YPT

Continue reading "Yamaha YPT 310 - I'm trying to hook them up with my headphones (Astro A40's)"

Apr 10, 2018

Yamaha Clavinova CVP59s - Turns On. NO Sound, Won't Play

I have a Yamaha Clavinova CVP 59s. When powered on, the floppy disk clicks and greeen light turns on. That's above all it does. Nothing on the display,

Continue reading "Yamaha Clavinova CVP59s - Turns On. NO Sound, Won't Play"

Apr 04, 2018

Cannot remember piece title - Yamaha CVP-105 3-1/2 in floppy disk

I had a CVP-105 Clavinova which came with a dozen or so floppy disks of 3-1/2 in size. There was one song I absolutely idolized in this collection years

Continue reading "Cannot remember piece title - Yamaha CVP-105 3-1/2 in floppy disk"

Apr 01, 2018

" insert the installer card" - Yamaha CVP 303

Hi, I don't understand how to verify the firmware installed in my CVP 303 and how to upgrade it. I've downloaded new firmwares 1.60 and 1.80, following

Continue reading "" insert the installer card" - Yamaha CVP 303"

Mar 26, 2018

Yamaha DGX 660 Recording to USB success FINALLY!

I was discouraged when I had attempted to record to a USB, because it would stop at seemingly random times, all less than 3 minutes from starting. So,

Continue reading "Yamaha DGX 660 Recording to USB success FINALLY!"

Mar 26, 2018

Replacing Yamaha CVP 303 LCD display

We have had the LCD display replaced 3 times since 2008. Is it possible to connect a remote monitor to the mother board?

Continue reading "Replacing Yamaha CVP 303 LCD display"

Mar 26, 2018

Yamaha PSR 2000 Accompaniment

Yamaha PSR 200 accompaniment left hand. When pressing sync start on keyboard I get the drums. Then pressing accomp I get like bass & guitar or whatever

Continue reading "Yamaha PSR 2000 Accompaniment"

Mar 26, 2018

Listening on the headphone of the piano what is played on the piano and the PC

Hi I would like to listen to what is played on a pc and my piano at the same time over the headphones. For example, I would like to listen to the instructions

Continue reading "Listening on the headphone of the piano what is played on the piano and the PC"

Mar 26, 2018

How to save playback of saved usersong as audio file on USB stick

I saved something I played on my CLP-635 as a usersong. Now I want to save the playback of that song as an audio file on a USB stick. For the life of me,

Continue reading "How to save playback of saved usersong as audio file on USB stick"

Mar 18, 2018

Yamaha P-45 Keys With No Sound

I just bought a new Yamaha P-45 digital keyboard. The last 3-4 keys on the top end seem to have no sound. I tried changing the sensitivity setting, but

Continue reading "Yamaha P-45 Keys With No Sound"

Mar 10, 2018

Displaying notes played on Yamaha DGX 660

I upgraded a YPG 235 for a DGX 660. One feature I liked on the 235 was that it displayed the staff and the keyboard when playing (even outside of the lesson

Continue reading "Displaying notes played on Yamaha DGX 660"

Mar 10, 2018

Yamaha GSX-640 dual function appearing unrequested

I have a problem with my Yamaha GSX-640 keyboard. I am not able to switch off the DUAL function appearing unrequested. To explain: 1) When I switch on

Continue reading "Yamaha GSX-640 dual function appearing unrequested"

Feb 28, 2018

Yamaha P series pedal options (INPUT NEEDED)

I recently purchased a P-115 and want to use my existing pedals, which have standard 1/4 plugs. Is there an adapter that would convert the mini DIN (multi-pedal

Continue reading "Yamaha P series pedal options (INPUT NEEDED)"

Feb 28, 2018

Yamaha P105 issue

I have had my P105 for almost 6 years and play mostly organ and piano sounds in a classic rock band. Recently, when I use the Pipe organ or Vibe settings,

Continue reading "Yamaha P105 issue"

Feb 23, 2018

Yamaha CLP 122S Problems

We have just given our old Yamaha clp 122s to our daughter - it has been stored under a bed for 10 years and seems fine but I can't get the demo tunes

Continue reading "Yamaha CLP 122S Problems"

Feb 23, 2018

Rattling keys on Yamaha P105

Hi. Has anyone had this problem. The keys on my P105 have become loose and noisy. I've replaced the rubber key contacts inside the piano but no change.

Continue reading "Rattling keys on Yamaha P105"

Feb 23, 2018

A transposing problem - Yamaha PSR S770

I have a newly bought Yamaha PSR S770 but when I transpose the styles I created in the style creator some of the channels would not transpose like the

Continue reading "A transposing problem - Yamaha PSR S770"

Feb 08, 2018

No sound coming through headphones when plugged into output

I have a Yamaha P120 piano. For some reason, there is no sound coming through the headphone when I plug in to the output slots. What could be the problem?

Continue reading "No sound coming through headphones when plugged into output"

Feb 08, 2018

Yamaha P-120S Has no sound

We have owned this keyboard for about 12 years. Now it has stopped producing sound. If I plug in an amplifier I can get barely audible sound if I really

Continue reading "Yamaha P-120S Has no sound"

Feb 08, 2018

Yamaha Clavinova CVP 205 sustain pedal broken

The sustain pedal on our Yamaha clavinova cvp 205 doesn't work. Is there a way to use an auxiliary sustain pedal?

Continue reading "Yamaha Clavinova CVP 205 sustain pedal broken"

Feb 08, 2018

300 IV per song? Yamaha Psr 970 and A3000

Hi, I'm thinking of buying an A3000 , primarily for world instruments, rhythms and recording. I saw in the specs for the 970 and A3000 300kilobytes per

Continue reading "300 IV per song? Yamaha Psr 970 and A3000"

Feb 08, 2018

Recording on Yamaha PSR E243

Just purchased a PSR E243 Keyboard for my daughter. There is no record button. Is there a way to record and playback a piece she has just played (not

Continue reading "Recording on Yamaha PSR E243"

Feb 08, 2018

Yamaha CSP 170 issue

Please help:( i wanted to post this here because there was no 'yamaha csp' section. i have bought the new csp 170. And there is a feature that lets you

Continue reading "Yamaha CSP 170 issue"

Feb 01, 2018

Yamaha DGX 640 adjacent key stops working while holding the one next to it.

When I hold one key down the next one stops functioning and vice versa.This happens with all the C sharp and D sharp notes and with G and A notes. I have

Continue reading "Yamaha DGX 640 adjacent key stops working while holding the one next to it."

Feb 01, 2018

Yamaha Clavinova 307 - Blank Screen

I have recently purchased a second hand electronic piano. I've had it for a while but now find the LCD screen is blank ... What can I do?

Continue reading "Yamaha Clavinova 307 - Blank Screen"

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

Search This Site:

Custom Search

Recommended For You
Learn to play piano and keyboards:

Click here to learn how to play keyboards and piano (with Piano For All).

Go here to buy a Yamaha keyboard.

Check out How To Read Music Fast: A 4-Step Beginner's Guide To Reading Music Quickly And Easily.