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Gday
Getting a Yamaha PSR E233.,arrives soon.Dont need to become a great keyboardist,singalong would be fine...irish folk,60's hits.Couple of questions.

Do i use the the yamaha Y.E.S. learning programme,or buy a book?

Is it best to learn RH melody first then LH chords then put together or vica versa ?
re mick
 
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Welcome to the forum. May not be anyone on here with that keyboard.

Have you a bit of chord knowledge already from playing guitar maybe?
 
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hello goz
Just talking generally...do you master one hand doing melodys and then learn chords with the other and then together ?
The Y.E.S. learning program seems to have been on yamaha keyboards for awhile.Just wondering if anyone has used it to learn or thought it was crap and got a book to learn insteasd
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A bit of guitar. If you know a few chords on guitar and can accompany yourself while you're singing, quickest way to get going is to get a keyboard player to show you a way to play those chords on the keyboard.

Just play the root note of the chord (the one that gives the chord its name) in the left hand - and the notes of the chord in the right. Tap your foot for a bit of rhythm - you won't have the pulse of a strum the way you do on guitar.

If you are confident enough to sing and accompany yourself - that may be all you ever need to do - one bass note in the left, chord with the right.

To learn melody in the right hand and chords in the left:

Once you can chord your way through a song while singing or humming the melody, try picking out simple tunes that you can already sing with your right hand. One phrase at a time. Once you can play it the whole way through, add the bass note in the left.

That's for playing the stuff you're talking about.
 
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