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5 Popular Yamaha Keyboards for You

5 Popular Yamaha Keyboards for You

Digital keyboards are quite popular in the market because keyboards meet most users’ requirements, and come at a cheaper price than standard acoustic pianos, so a lot of people choose keyboards. Yamaha has digital pianos that have attracted many music artists over the years; there are many types of keyboards to choose from, so here are 5 popular Yamaha keyboards for you.

1. Yamaha P45

The Yamaha P45 Piano is a keyboard whose value is higher than the amount actually spent to buy it. Yamaha uses the latest technology to give you a great sound experience.

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  • It has 88 keys (Graded Hammer Standard, or GHS), similar to that of standard pianos. When using the P45, instead of touch-heavy keys, the keys are genuinely light, an improvement that creates favorable playing conditions.
  • Using AWM (Advanced Wave Memory), this keyboard creates deep sound that highlights the nuance of every musical note.
  • It uses digital technology to record the sounds of musical instruments in order to reproduce and record high-quality audio samples.
  • It has 64-note polyphony; this lets you practice playing other sounds, and is enhanced by quickly increasing the number of notes you can play at once.
  • There is a USB port, so you can easily connect to a computer.
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    2. Yamaha DGX650WH

    Learning to play the piano is never more interesting than with the Yamaha DGX-650 Electronic Piano; it integrates learning software for beginners with a variety of songs to learn to play – even songs from artists who are famous worldwide.

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    • Its GHS keyboard has 88 keys with the most advanced technology of Yamaha.
    • A pure CF Sound Engine creates a clear piano sound, and even emulates the sound of the famous Yamaha CFIIIS 9′ Concert Grand Piano. The resonance effects and the interaction of renewable wiring help to achieve the true sound.
    • It has a Full Dot LCD Screen, DGX-650 is equipped with 128 polyphony, and hundreds of different languages, including English.
    • With its smart chord function, you just hit a single note with one finger, and the keys will play an entire chord, from simple triads to jazz chords.
    • The USB port helps you store and share music with ease.
    • Connect an external device like an iPod into the AUX-in port for listening to music through its speakers.
    • You have the option to get 2 different pedals, including the toad flexible pedal, and the professional pedal LP-7A.

    3. Yamaha P115

    Yamaha P115 keyboards have highly compact designs with style and modernity. It has added more applications, including iOS software. For this reason, the Yamaha P115 has attracted a lot of users – that and its reasonable price. However, before deciding to buy this digital piano, you should read a Yamaha P115 review.

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    • Upgraded from the P105, it supports up to 192 Polyphony, and allows complex playing techniques.
    • The full-size keyboard comes with key hammer action to create the feel of a real piano sound, and touch-sensitive finger fitted Matte finish in the early hours of practice for free sliding.
    • Sound Boost makes high notes clearer for the audience to enjoy music a great way.
    • It has a technique controller on the iOS, which you can use to control your piano remotely with one finger touch. You can also save your favorite settings and then reopen them via the controller on iOS.
    • It has 14 built-in sounds with different rhythms and styles; you can play any kind of music with a complete sample buffer created from a single chord.
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      4. Yamaha YPG 535

      Perhaps you will not find a better Yamaha electric piano if you would like to explore the boundaries of music. The YPG 535 is a Portable Grand Piano.

      • There are 88 gentle frets, combined with AWM technology (Advanced Wave Memory) for the most wonderful sound.
      • Its large LCD screen can display the lyrics and the musical notes of songs, automatically changing while you’re playing.
      • It supports up to 32 chords, and can be performed on site. You can easily play in its Dual mode, Spilt, Damper Resonance, or One Touch settings without any difficulties.

      5. Yamaha Arius YPD-142

      The Yamaha Arius YPD-142 focuses on the pianist for an enjoyable experience. You will hardly be able distinguish its sound from a standard piano.

      • It has the standard 88 keys; YDP-142 technology uses audio advanced technology, including the Pure CF which is taken from the famous CFIIIS 9′ piano.
      • Pure CF brings the sound of a Yamaha piano CFIIIS 9′ used in concert, meticulously refined. The conditions are controlled carefully to recreate the tone and resonance of authenticity of the music of this wonderful instrument with great precision.
      • It has Skill Acquisition track recorder functions to help learners track progress by recording and allowing playback of music played on the YDP-142.
      • The Damper Pedal’s resonance creates a real simulated sound that is most similar to the actuator in an acoustic piano; 3 pedals also support half-pedal operation to take effect, in a subtle way.

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      Last Updated on November 11, 2019

      How to Improve Memory and Boost Your Brainpower

      How to Improve Memory and Boost Your Brainpower

      Have you ever noticed that some people are able to effortlessly remember even the most mundane details and quickly comprehend new things? Well, you can too!

      To unlock the full potential of your brain, you need to keep it active and acute. Wasting time on your couch watching mindless television shows or scrolling through facebook is not going to help.

      Besides getting out flashcards, what can you do to help remember things better and learn new things more quickly? Check out these 10 effective ways on how to improve memory:

      1. Exercise and Get Your Body Moving

      Exercising doesn’t just exercise the body, it also helps to exercise your brain. Obesity and the myriad of diseases that eventually set in as a result of being overweight can cause serious harm to the brain.

      Furthermore, without regular exercise, plaque starts to build up in your arteries, and your blood vessels begin to lose the ability to effectively pump blood. Plaque buildup leads to heart attacks and it also reduces the amount of oxygen and nutrients that your blood carries to your brain. When the nutrients don’t make it there, the brain’s ability to function is compromised.

      To prevent this from happening, make sure you get moving every day. Even if it’s just a brisk walk, it’ll help you maintain and increase your mental acuity. Brisk walking, swimming and dancing are all excellent activities. Take a look at these 5 Ways to Find Time for Exercise.

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      2. Eliminate Stressors and Seek Help If You’re Depressed

      Anything that causes you major stress, like anger or anxiety, will in time begin to eat away the parts of your brain that are responsible for memory. Amongst the most brain-damaging stressors is depression, which is actually often misdiagnosed a a memory problem since one of its primary symptoms is the inability to concentrate.

      If you can’t concentrate, then you might feel like you are constantly forgetting things. Depression increases the levels of cortisol in your bloodstream which elevates the cortisol levels in the brain. Doctors have found that increased cortisol diminishes certain areas of the brain, especially the hippocampus which is where short-term memories are stored.

      Prolonged depression can thus destroy your brain’s ability to remember anything new. Seek professional help to combat your depression – your brain will thank you.

      3. Get a Good Night’s Sleep and Take Naps

      Getting a consistent 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night will increase your memory. During sleep, the brain firms up memories of recently acquired information.

      Getting enough sleep will help you get through the full spectrum of nocturnal cycles that are essential to optimal brain and body functioning during the waking hours. Taking a nap throughout the day, especially after learning something new, can also help you to retain those memories as well as recharge your brain and keep it sharper longer.

      4. Feed Your Brain

      Fifty to sixty percent of the brain’s overall weight is pure fat, which is used to insulate its billions of nerve cells. The better insulated a cell is, the faster it can send messages and the quicker you will be thinking.

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      This is precisely why parents are advised to feed their young children whole milk and to restrict dieting – their brains’ need fat to grow and work properly. Skimping on fats can be devastating even to the adult brain.

      Thus, eating foods that contain a healthy mix of fats is vital for long-term memory. Some excellent food choices include fish (especially anchovies, mackerel and wild salmon) and dark leafy green vegetables. Here’re more brain food choices: 12 Foods that Can Improve Your Brain Power

      Deep-fried foods obviously contain fat but their lack of nutritional value is not going to help your brain or your body, so think healthy foods and fats.

      5. Eat Breakfast and Make Sure It Includes an Egg

      According to Larry McCleary, M.D., author of  The Brain Trust Program, an egg is the ideal breakfast. Eggs contain B vitamins which help nerve cells to burn glucose, antioxidants that protect neurons against damage; and omega-3 fatty acids that keep nerve cells firing at optimal speed.

      Other foods to add to your breakfast include fruits, veggies and lean proteins. Avoid trans fats and high fructose corn syrup. Trans fats diminish the brain cells’ ability to communicate with each other and HFCS can actually shrink the brain by damaging cells.

      Having a healthy breakfast in the morning has been shown to improve performance throughout the day. If you’re too busy to have a healthy breakfast, this maybe just right for you: 33 Quick And Healthy Breakfasts For Busy Mornings

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      6. Write it Down

      If there’s something you want to remember, writing it down can help.

      It may sound like a no-brainer, but do you really know why? Writing it down creates oxygenated blood flow to areas of your brain that a responsible for your memories and literally exercises those parts of it. Here’s How Writing Things Down Can Change Your Life.

      You can start a journal, write yourself emails or even start keeping a blog – all of these activities will help to improve your capacity to remember and memorize information.

      7. Listen to Music

      Research shows that certain types of music are very helpful in recalling memories. Information that is learned while listening to a particular song or collection can often be recalled by thinking of the song or “playing” it mentally. Songs and music can serve as cues for pulling up particular memories.

      8. Visual Concepts

      In order to remember things, many people need to visualize the information they are studying.

      Pay attention to photographers, charts and other graphics that might appear in your textbook; or if you’re not studying a book, try to pull up a mental image of what it is you are trying to remember. It might also help to draw your own charts or figures, or utilize colors and highlighters to group related ideas in your notes.

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      Here, you can learn How to Become a Person Who Can Visualize Results.

      9. Teach Someone Else

      Reading material out loud has been shown to significantly improve memory of the material. Expanding further upon this idea is the fact that psychologists and educators have found that by having students teach new concepts to others, it helps to enhance understanding and recall.

      Teach new concepts and information to a friend or study partner, and you’ll find you remember the information a lot better.

      10. Do Crossword Puzzles, Read or Play Cards

      Studies have shown that doing crossword puzzles, read or play cards on a daily basis not only keep your brain active but also help to delay memory loss, especially in those who develop dementia.

      So pick up the daily newspaper and work on that crossword puzzle, read a book or enjoy a game of solitaire.

      Pick one to two of these tips first and start applying them to your everyday life. Very soon you’ll find yourself having better memories and a clearer head!

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