Cannot play styles on Yamaha PSR E453


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Hi Guys, new here as you can tell - first post.
I recently purchased the Yamaha E453 and have a problem I can't solve. Read the manual over and over thinking I obviously missed something. When I select ACMP (left of the split point) and then try to play a style, the left hand area of the keyboard goes mute, neither it does play the selected style. is there something I need to press other the ACMP to start playing with styles?
Any help appreciated, thanks
 

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Yes, you also need to press either the SYNC START button or the START/STOP button. Pressing the SYNC START button will put the accompaniment into a standby mode where it will wait for you to start playing, at which time the accompaniment will begin playing as well. Pressing the START/STOP button instead will start playing the accompaniment right away without waiting for you to start playing.
 
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Welcome.

Do have a look at page 53 of the manual that explains adjusting the style volume, possibly it is turned all the way down.

On a seperate matter it is possible to mute the tracks that make up the Style, your track display will show them as greyed out if theyare muted.
 
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Welcome.

Do have a look at page 53 of the manual that explains adjusting the style volume, possibly it is turned all the way down.

On a seperate matter it is possible to mute the tracks that make up the Style, your track display will show them as greyed out if theyare muted.
Thanks Biggles. It worked. Now I'm feeling like a stupid though!
 

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Now I'm feeling like a stupid though!
NO WAY! The controls and selection methods are vast and complicated on these sophisticated instruments. Everyone of us here has experienced problems of some sort and situtions needing help! That's why we support each other at this forum.
Glad it works for you now.
Ray
 
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No need to feel bad about youself, feel bad about Yamaha.

Yamaha seem to relish in producing keyboards with some very odd quirks and a manual that was written by the same team who write the Korg manuals.

You see these keyboard manual writers every time you watch a Star Trek movie, they are the Klingons and there translation skills leave a bit to be desired.

Glad all is OK, but can you tell us which of the two options that I gave you it was?
 
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No need to feel bad about youself, feel bad about Yamaha.

Yamaha seem to relish in producing keyboards with some very odd quirks and a manual that was written by the same team who write the Korg manuals.

You see these keyboard manual writers every time you watch a Star Trek movie, they are the Klingons and there translation skills leave a bit to be desired.

Glad all is OK, but can you tell us which of the two options that I gave you it was?
Mr. Biggles,
Thanks for your help again. The style volume was somehow set to zero. Just had to turn it up. It feels great to see such an active forum and even more helpful members on this forum. I myself will keep on posting my queries in the upcoming journey of learning to play keyboard. At the same time, I'll try to contribute as much as I can.
 
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Thanks for coming back.

You will get nothing but support and encouragement for the members of this forum.

Enjoy your progress in the wonderful world of learning to play a musical instrument.

Best advice I can give is practice little and often.

Get some ebooks on music theory and read them for a few minutes on your commute to and from work if you take public transport, read for 10 minutes at lunchtime, knowledge aids physical learning.
 
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Thanks for coming back.

You will get nothing but support and encouragement for the members of this forum.

Enjoy your progress in the wonderful world of learning to play a musical instrument.

Best advice I can give is practice little and often.

Get some ebooks on music theory and read them for a few minutes on your commute to and from work if you take public transport, read for 10 minutes at lunchtime, knowledge aids physical learning.
Thank you for your suggestions and advice. Could you please suggest me a couple of ebooks on music theory that would be helpful for beginners?
 

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