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How to use ‘Style Track Mute’ on Yamaha PSR SX-900

This is an excellent way to get big variations in the auto-accompaniments to give the styles your own flavour

Chris Hammond

Hi all, I’m back filming videos at home again thanks to the current COVID situation. I hope that looking at my terrible 1970s style carpets in the background doesn’t upset you too much (no offense to any 1970s carpet pattern lovers out there). While I was experimenting with my Yamaha SX900 I remembered how much fun can be had when you begin to play around with the built-in styles. You can really get stuck in and make big changes, which of course is all part of the fun! Read on, watch the video, and try it for yourself!

Now, you might be familiar with using the auto-accompaniments (backing styles) on the Yamaha PSR SX-900 ‘mini Genos’ keyboard, but you may not know about all the variations that you can get if you use the Live-Control knobs and the STYLE-TRACK-MUTE function. In this video, I’ll give a few examples of how you can change the preset backing styles into something very different.

Not too shabby eh? – One thing I’d really like to do is incorporate the Chord-Looper feature with this. We could have some serious fun then. That’s one thing I’ve really liked about this new edition of Yamaha’s S-series keyboards; they let you change things on the fly, and it’s easy to do so. In theory, every performance you do of any particular song could be different each time you play it, in a good way. I’ve played in countless gigs for bands over the years and one thing I always enjoyed was being able to vary our repertoire during performances and feed of the atmosphere of the room. It’s part of the enjoyment of being a musician.

That’s all for now. Leave any comments or questions below. Let me know what you’d like to see me cover in the next videos. But most of all go and get your SX900 out and enjoy yourself. Oh, and wash your hands.

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Chris is the manager of ePianos.co.uk and the driving force behind the demonstration, comparison and review videos that we feature on our website. He is responsible for overseeing all areas of the sales and marketing team, with extensive product knowledge and many years of experience as a musician and composer.
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