Yamaha YPG-235 Digital Grand Piano

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4.3

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The Yamaha YPG-235 features 76 piano-style keys with Graded Soft Touch action, stereo piano sound, a built-in recorder, Pitch bend wheel and USB computer connectivity.

The Yamaha YPG-235 Digital Grand Piano is the perfect choice for the beginning keyboardist or anyone who’d benefit from a 76 key, lightweight, full featured portable keyboard with an impressive acoustic piano sound.

Power up the Yamaha YPG-235 Digital Grand Piano and start playing gorgeous sounding piano immediately! That’s just one of the many things you’ll love about this powerful, portable keyboard with it’s 12 watt, 2-way full-range built-in stereo speaker system. It’s just what you’d come to expect from Yamaha.

The Yamaha YPG-235’s 76 Graded, Soft Touch keys effortlessly flow up and down the keyboard enabling you to nimbly handle even the most intense musical passages with relative ease. In addition to the Yamaha sampled grand piano, there are a total number of 472 keyboard sounds along with 12 Drum/SFX kits.

Built-in auto-accompaniment provides 160 pre-set, popular music styles at the touch of a button and turn of a dial. Easy to access controls for INTRO, MAIN x 2, FILL-IN and ENDING are all there on the top panel and help lift your playing experience to new heights as your creativity takes flight. The selectable Full Keyboard Mode enables you to guide the auto accompaniment with your right hand (not just the left) so you can be free to play full-on piano with precise backing, a very nice feature.

Useful performing features such as Transpose and Tuning are easily selectable and changeable, and dedicated Tempo Tap and Adjustable Metronome buttons make navigating these controls as simple as tap tap tap!

Registration memory allows you to take a digital “snapshot” of your current setup (patch choice, accompaniment, tempo, etc.) and save it to one of 16 Registration locations located right above the keys for easy access. This makes it a cinch to select setups on the fly and arm you with a way to make a complete song/genre change with the simple touch of a button.

A big easy to turn data entry dial alongside direct numerical buttons and +/- enable quick and precise data entry while a big, backlit Custom LCD displays all the information and selections. A handy, built-in 6-track sequencer allows you to capture your performance and play it back or construct a multi-track song, complete with full-on accompaniment.

The Yamaha YPG-235 has 30 built-in songs (there’s an additional 70 on the included CD-ROM) to use together with the onboard Yamaha Education Suite. Seven levels of piano lessons guide you through a hands-on learning experience and automatically increases the value of this fantastic keyboard. A chord dictionary shows you how to play chords as well as tells you the chord you are playing.

You can connect the YPG-235 to a computer (Mac/PC) via the USB port to download additional songs, as well as make full use of the Y.E.S. Play your songs into the computer, edit them and send them via email to friends and family.

Included accessories are a sheet music rest and a songbook.

The Yamaha YPG-235 is light enough to carry to your next gig, and it looks and sounds awesome in your living room as well, enough to be labeled Yamaha. Power supply not included. Optional YSURVIVE4 recommended.
 

Things You Will Get:

  • Keyboard
  • CD-ROM
  • Songbook
  • Music Rest
  • Manual
Series YPG
Other Features Touch Response keyboard
Model YPG235

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Yamaha YPG-235 Digital Grand Piano
 
4.3

(based on 10 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Portable (7)
  • Pre-programmed music (7)
  • Good audio (5)
  • Responsive / good action (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Learning (7)
    • School bands (5)
    • Travel (5)
    • Accompaniment (4)
    • Electronic music (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

    Reviewed by 10 customers

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    4.0

    Yamaha wins again!

    By 

    from Ontario, CA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Portable
    • Pre-programmed music
    • Realistic Sound
    • Responsive / Good Action
    • Touch Sensitive Keys

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Chamber Music
      • Concerts
      • Electronic Music
      • Learning
      • MIDI
      • School Bands
      • Travel

      Comments about Yamaha YPG-235 Digital Grand Piano:

      This keyboard offers you so much for so little!!

      This keyboard is perfect for beginngers or musicians who desire a more compact digital keyboard. There is a large sound bank to keep you busy or to give you options for creating music. There is a great learning tool if you're a beginner to help you practice and best of all.....it sounds great too! This keyboard sells itself and I would put up against any Casio keyboard on the market. The only way to know for sure is try it out yourself! I think you'll agree. It feels and sounds amazing considering how compact it is. Just remember to get a stand!

      *I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music

       
      5.0

      Many Excellent Purposes

      By 

      from Philadelphia, PA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Yamaha YPG-235 Digital Grand Piano:

            This keyboard serves many great purposes; it's excellent for doing MIDI work for music production, those who are new to learning the piano, and for live performance. It's extremely light weight, yet durable. It's great for the beginner or seasoned pro. Not to mention, it's also a great price!

            I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

             
            5.0

            A DIGITAL GRAND FOR WAY, WAY LESS!!!

            By 

            from Nashville, TN

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Portable
            • Pre-programmed music
            • Realistic Sound
            • Responsive / Good Action
            • Touch Sensitive Keys

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Accompaniment
              • Concerts
              • Electronic Music
              • Learning
              • MIDI
              • School Bands
              • Travel

              Comments about Yamaha YPG-235 Digital Grand Piano:

              An absolute amazing DIGI Grand Yamaha Piano!
              Sounds so good, great tones, several different very realistic sounds! A Grand Piano with no where near the price of a large one! Great for the home studio or the pro studio! This is the real deal! Yamaha just makes great stuff! This keyboard just adds to their long, long legacy! Looking to be that next rock superstar, but on a beginners budget, this one is for you! Great for live performances, large and small! Take it on the road, man, you're halfway there!!!

              I am a Sam Ash staff reviewer

               
              5.0

              Great keyboard, greater sounds!

              By 

              from Queens, NY

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Portable
              • Pre-programmed music

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Learning
                • School Bands

                Comments about Yamaha YPG-235 Digital Grand Piano:

                This keyboard was the staple learning tool for the performing arts camp I worked at. We had a piano lab filled with 12 of these bad boys. They are perfect for beginners who aren't 100% sold on pursuing piano for life. At 76 keys it is big enough to accompany most learning materials. It has more than enough sounds to give even the pickiest pianist something to choose. We even used these keyboards in the pit orchestras when we ran out of the higher end synths to use and no one could tell the difference.

                I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music

                 
                5.0

                Yamaha YPG-235

                By 

                from Atlanta, GA

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Portable
                • Pre-programmed music
                • Realistic Sound
                • Touch Sensitive Keys

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Accompaniment
                  • Learning
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Yamaha YPG-235 Digital Grand Piano:

                  The Yamaha YPG-235 is a great beginner keyboard at an even greater price. It's a 76 non-weighted key keyboard with hundreds of built in sounds and accompaniments. The piano sound is great. And useful features such as transpose and tap tempo are easily accessible. The best part is how easy it is to maneuver thru this keyboard.

                  I'm a staff reviewer for Sam Ash Music.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great for beginners

                  By 

                  from CHERRY HILL, NJ

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Portable
                  • Pre-programmed music
                  • Realistic Sound
                  • Responsive / Good Action
                  • Touch Sensitive Keys

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Learning
                    • School Bands
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Yamaha YPG-235 Digital Grand Piano:

                    This is a great board for beginners. If your just starting to play keyboard and don't want to invest a lot of money into a key board but want something with a lot of different sounds the ypg235 is the way to go. GREAT FOR KIDS AND BEGINNERS!!!

                    I'M A STAFF REVIEWER AT SAM ASH MUSIC.

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    A Beginner's Buddy

                    By 

                    from Cooper City, FL

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Diverse Voices
                    • Easy to Use
                    • LED Screen
                    • Portable
                    • Pre-programmed music
                    • Responsive / Good Action
                    • Touch Sensitive Keys

                    Cons

                    • Lots of Buttons
                    • Poor Instructions
                    • Unrealistic sound

                    Best Uses

                    • Electronic Music
                    • Learning
                    • MIDI
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Yamaha YPG-235 Digital Grand Piano:

                    I've had this keyboard for a few months now. It is my first keyboard and I got it to teach myself how to start playing the piano. It is a great learning tool and a beginner's buddy. This keyboard provides swift mobility to enhance your dexterity in your fingers.

                    Though touch responsive, large dynamic contrasts are very hard to obtain. Because the keys are not weighted, it does not feel like a traditional grand piano, and nor does the grand piano setting sound like one. However, you get use to the 'not-so-grand' piano sound and there are a lot of other voices to choose from. String settings in particular are very elegant.

                    Though certainly not the best digital keyboard on the market, this thing is good for the new pianist on the block. It's loaded with features and learning tools and everything a beginner needs. Actually, I'd say it has a lot more than what a beginner needs. It has loads of buttons and mechanisms that I've yet to discover the functions of. It has an owner's manual, but it's really technical and difficult to follow. I just stick with the trial and error routine. Besides, that one big 'portable grand' button is all I really need to start playing.

                    Again, let me emphasize that this product is best for BEGINERS. I am certainly going to be looking for something a lot more realistic with 88 weighted keys and good dynamic contrasts in the future, as I develope my piano skills. But, this will do for now and it was a good bargain.

                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great keyboard at a great price!

                    By 

                    from Orlando, FL

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Portable
                    • Pre-programmed music
                    • Realistic Sound
                    • Responsive / Good Action

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Electronic Music
                      • Learning
                      • School Bands
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Yamaha YPG-235 Digital Grand Piano:

                      We bought 6 of these to start a school keyboard lab. They have been great! The kids love all the professional quality sounds. It's great for teaching kids the basics of synthesized music as well as piano/keyboard skills. One of them has had some minor problems with not playing notes accurately from time to time but it seems to have worked itself out.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Just for fun

                      By 

                      from Miami, Florida

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Fun To Play

                      Cons

                      • Difficult To Play
                      • Not easy to understand
                      • Technical manual

                      Best Uses

                      • Accompaniment

                      Comments about Yamaha YPG-235 Digital Grand Piano:

                      use it for pleasure.
                      P.A.T. is awesome, I can play any note and sound good.
                      Owner's manual too technical to understand.
                      Big variety of voices and styles.
                      USB feature is good.

                      (3 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Its fair

                      By 

                      from Richmond, VA

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Alot of sounds

                      Cons

                      • Kinda large
                      • Only good for some music

                      Best Uses

                      • Entertaining your friends
                      • small venues

                      Comments about Yamaha YPG-235 Digital Grand Piano:

                      So...I got this keyboard as a birthday gift and it was pretty good. Only thing is that it is not good if you want to play any kind of music other then jazz or classical or blues (if your playing classical music I don't know why you would want an electric keyboard.)There are plenty of sound though. Many of which are just silly sounds like laughter and a laser gun.

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                      YPG-235 Digital Grand Piano

                      The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for 90 days from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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