Yamaha EZ-200 61 Full-Sized Touch Keyboard
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- 61 touch sensitive keys with Guide lights - the EZ way to learn
- GM plus Yamaha XGlite compatible - connect a computer
- Portable Grand: Industry's Best Piano
- Yamaha Education Suite with music book: helps you learn to play
- Chord Dictionary for learning chords and built-in metronome
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For all intents and purposes, doesn't the description seem to infer that? That with the Y.E.S.5 teaching system and all those built in songs you'd have a well thought out lesson plan built in. That was my misunderstanding:::
What it actually is is a nice keyboard that you can learn on, but it won't teach you- the emphasis is on getting out what you put in- you have to really stumble your way thru learning the built in songs that the keyboard lights up the correct keys you're supposed to strike- there is not a good fluid way to learn a little piece at a time (It does have an A-B feature but it's not so much a loop as it is a measure to measure cycle with a 2-4 bar intro, each time!) So its not like you can just sit there and play it over and over and over again until you and your fingers get it, its: play the 2 or so bars you select (A-B) and then at the end, it goes thru at least a 2 bar beat count and then resumes the 2 bars of the song you're trying to learn.... does that make sense?
There are not lesson plans. In the book it says to "Listen to and Learn" the song. My memory isn't that fantastic that I can learn the songs by listening to them and then just learning, I think it would be a vast improvement to have a real loop feature that you could use to select a portion, loop it ad infinitum until you learn it and them move on. Also, I was really thinking that with the latest Learning System (Y.E.S.5) that there would be beginner lessons on reading the sheet music, finger drills, scales, etc...Read more ›
I had a couple years of basic piano lessons and wanting a keyboard for myself to learn some songs for self-entertaining purpose, using synthesia program. The features that I was looking for:
-Minimal 61 keys/regular size keys for basic beginners
-lighted keys for guided practice
-LCD for guided fingering
-realistic piano sounds
-piano like touch (Touch sensitive keys)
-ability to download MIDI from the computer
After playing with YAMAHA EZ-200 for a week, it delivers what I am looking for:
-content in the box include: EZ-200 keyboard, a product manual, a song book and a demo DVD of YAMAHA products.
-the keyboard was well made (made in China), elegant look; does not have that cheap plastic feeling
-YAMAHA education suite allows you to set a section between A point and B point, which let you practice that segment repeatedly
-the keyboard does simulate a stand-up piano quality
-"Waiting" function allows lighted key to pause and wait for you to catch up the music
-Allows practice separate right hand and left hand practice
-Allows to slow down the tempo the the song (included) that helps practice
A few things I'd like to address, not related to how EZ-200 was made, but probably would have affect my purchasing decision if I had known it ahead of time:
-AC adapter NOT included with YAMAHA EZ-200.
I was shocked when I realize the AC adapter is not included, especially when the product manual stresses the importance of using an AC adapter for environmental friendly reason.Read more ›
The actual lighted feature is nice, and I enjoyed a few of the songs, but I was a bit dissapointed that additional songs could not be added to the keyboard itself. They do have free software online (and a few free songs) that can talk to the keyboard through MIDI, and with that you can sort of play new songs, but it doesn't take full advantage of the lighted keys.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this when I was learning piano. The keys have a natural feel, similar to a piano. It's very light and easy to move. Read morePublished 2 months ago by A&P
have ad this for three years now. Still loving it. We use it as a second keyboard for practicing.Published 4 months ago by B. Bird
Awesome to learn. First instrument and Fur Elise was the first song I learned to play on it.Published 16 months ago by AWSing
So much fun, I don't know how much music I'm learning, but I'm learning more on hand placement. With youtube videos and other sites you could probably know nothing and start... Read morePublished on April 5, 2013 by Tim Dye
Ame sus teclas, suena muy bien y me sirve para mis clases de teclado. Talvez lo unico que tengo es que sus teclas son algo pequeñas asi que para dedos grandes chocaria un... Read morePublished on April 3, 2013 by Damarys Julieta
I bought this for my first grader to take private piano lessons on and the instructor said it is a very nice keyboard. Read morePublished on February 28, 2013 by Marguerite Martin
Es lo que esperaba, muy util herramienta de compra!!...
viene diseñado para un aprendizaje rapído!!..
recomendado!!... Read more
The product did exactly what I was hoping for which was to help me learn how to play the piano, while also being very usable by an person experienced to play the piano. Read morePublished on January 6, 2013 by Amazon Customer
This is very large in size. It is way too difficult for the 6 yr. old we bought it for. He can't figure anything out on it. Read morePublished on January 3, 2013 by linda