Looking up chords using the chord dictionary, Looking up chords using the chord dictionary. 21, Dict – Yamaha PSR-E253 User Manual
PSR-E253/YPT-255 Owner’s Manual
The Dictionary function is useful when you know the
name of a certain chord and want to quickly learn
how to play it.
Press and hold the [3 WAITING] button
for longer than a second to call up
“Dict.” will appear in the display.
This operation will divide the entire keyboard into
the three ranges as illustrated below.
• The range to the right of “ROOT
Lets you specify the Chord Root, but produces no
• The range between “CHORD TYPE
Lets you specify the Chord Type, but produces no
• The range to the left of “CHORD TYPE
Lets you play and confirm the Chord specified in
the above two ranges.
As an example, learn how to play a GM7
(G major seventh) chord.
Press the “G” key in the section to the right
” so that the “G” is shown as
the root note.
Press the key labeled “M7” in the section
between “CHORD TYPE
” and “ROOT.”
The notes you should play for the specified
chord (root note and chord type) are con-
veniently shown in the display, both as
notation and in the keyboard diagram.
To call up possible inversions of the chord, press
the [+]/[-] buttons.
Following the notation and keyboard
diagram in the display, try playing a
chord in the range to the left of “CHORD
When you’ve played the chord properly, a bell
sound signals your success and the chord name
in the display flashes.
Looking Up Chords Using the
Hold for longer
than a second.
Chord Type range
Far right of
C D E F G A B
• About major chords: Simple major chords are usually
indicated only by the root note. For example, “C” refers
to C major. However, when specifying major chords
here, make sure to select “M” (major) after pressing the
• These chords are not shown in the Chord Dictionary
function: 6(9), M7(9), M7(
m7(11), mM7(9), mM7
Chord name (root and type)
Individual notes of chord