Whether you have a Yamaha PSR-2000 arranger keyboard (introduced back in 2001) or have just purchased the latest (2019) PSR-SX900 keyboard, you can use the lessons provided here to help you master the main features in your keyboard. All of the Yamaha mid-range (PSR and PSR-S) and top-level (Tyros) arranger keyboards have a similar user interface and operating system. Newer models have introduced additional, and more realistic, voices, more styles and more capabilities. But how the user interfaces with the keyboard (selecting styles and voices, saving keyboard setups, playing and recording songs) has remained unchanged from the original PSR-2000 up to and including the latest PSR-S975/S775 models. All of the Tyros models have also used essentially the same system as the PSR and PSR-S models.

Starting in 2018 with the high-end GENOS model (replacing the Tyros5) and continuing in 2019 with the PSR-SX models (SX900 and SX700), a new touch-screen interface replaced the button-based interface of earlier models. Many of the features of earlier keyboards are still there, but how you get to the feature is different with the touch screen.

The lessons provided here using the button-based interface generally apply to all the PSR, PSR-S, and Tyros models. The Yamaha CVP digital pianos also operate similarly so CVP owners as well can benefit. Over time, additional lessons will be added to cover the differences in the new GENOS and PSR-SX models. They will be added throughout the Lessons section where appropriate.

The lessons are divided into five main sections described below and accessed via the secondary navigation bar you see above under "Lessons".

This page updated on February 15, 2024 .