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by sw1tch73ch
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Hello Fellow Musicians!
Topic: Hello from Emeryville, San Francisco Bay Area
Replies: 15
Views: 2769

Re: Hello from Emeryville, San Francisco Bay Area

Welcome Amos! Learning something new from every practice is awesome and a great feeling. You're getting Smarter Everyday! I just finished the Rookie Bootcamp a little while back and have been working on some of the additional course material that gets unlocked. Really amazing what you realize you've...
by sw1tch73ch
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Your Playground Sessions Set Up
Topic: Yamaha DGX-660 doesn’t recognize keys
Replies: 12
Views: 2903

Re: Yamaha DGX-660 doesn’t recognize keys

Try this: With the DGX-660 up and running - 1) Press the FUNCTION button 2) Use the CATEGORY buttons to find the MIDI section 3) Turn the dial to find "Keyboard Out" 4) Make sure the "Keyboard Out" is set to "ON" Normally it should default to "ON" - but maybe it got turned off a some point. Another ...
by sw1tch73ch
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Hello Fellow Musicians!
Topic: 36 And thinking about starting playing piano
Replies: 5
Views: 1038

Re: 36 And thinking about starting playing piano

The YPD-S34 looks like a cool keyboard. The trick I found most useful for both hands together is to slow things down. There was a YouTube video shared on Facebook that talked about "mistakes beginners make" or something like that. One thing was not using slow, even painfully slow, tempos. So go slow...
by sw1tch73ch
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Your Playground Sessions Set Up
Topic: Sound through piano speakers - yay or nay?
Replies: 4
Views: 1545

Re: Sound through piano speakers - yay or nay?

I don't have a CLP-625, so I am not an experienced user of it. Based on what I see in the owner's manual and the online specifications, the CLP-625 does not have an AUX IN port, which is how I get the audio into my digital piano (Yamaha P-515). I did not find, though it might actually still be possi...
by sw1tch73ch
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Your Playground Sessions Set Up
Topic: Kawai CA98 to IPad 3
Replies: 9
Views: 1074

Re: Kawai CA98 to IPad 3

When you open Playground, you might need to tell it what device to listen to. My iPad wanted to listen to the Network Session 1. Which I don't have. Which was confusing! This was in the Settings from the bottom left of the screen. Then the "Piano" tab. You should see your Kawai in the window there. ...
by sw1tch73ch
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Hello Fellow Musicians!
Topic: 36 And thinking about starting playing piano
Replies: 5
Views: 1038

Re: 36 And thinking about starting playing piano

36 is YOUNG. Granted the best age to starting is as a child. The Suzuki and a few other "methods" prefer this. But for those of us normal people that weren't put into lessons as an infant (relatively speaking) 36 is plenty young enough to start. We have folks in the Facebook group that have just sta...
by sw1tch73ch
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Your Playground Sessions Set Up
Topic: Kawai CA98 to IPad 3
Replies: 9
Views: 1074

Re: Kawai CA98 to IPad 3

You have a few options. The easiest is the "USB To Host" port to a USB port "Camera Adapter." If I'm remembering correctly the iPad 3 had the 30 pin cable on the iPad side (correct me if I'm wrong). That Camera Adapter will likely be hard to find if you don't have one already. The cable for the Kawa...
by sw1tch73ch
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Your Playground Sessions Set Up
Topic: Yamaha MOX8 as midi controller/keyboard
Replies: 2
Views: 582

Re: Yamaha MOX8 as midi controller/keyboard

Interesting that the MOX8 didn't like connecting to PGS via USB. My MX49 does it ok, and the MX is the "lower" level synth. I don't actually use it for PGS, though. I have a P-series 88 Keyboard for that. One thing to remember is the keyboard probably has a setting to choose the standard MIDI ports ...
by sw1tch73ch
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Your Most Challenging Lessons
Replies: 8
Views: 1279

Re: Your Most Challenging Lessons

mgardner wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:20 pm
My bad... I just realized you would lose the backing tracks when you change the speed. I didn't even notice til now....
I very often slow it down past the default slow speed, so I do spend a lot of time without the backing tracks getting the fingering and notes down.
by sw1tch73ch
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Error in A Major Triad lesson
Replies: 2
Views: 714

Re: Error in A Major Triad lesson

Ah, I found it. It's exactly as you say, a D / A. I suspect, since this is the bass cleff and nothing likely to be played lower that it is a left over typo. Maybe in the full arrangement there is an F# on the Bass Guitar or something.