Yamaha’s history began over 130 years ago when its founder, Torakusu Yamaha, repaired a broken reed organ in 1887. Shortly thereafter, he successfully completed the first reed organ to be built in Japan.
Recognizing its business potential, while repairing the organ, Torakusu created a blueprint for the inside of the organ, later creating his own prototype organ. To deliver it to the then Music Institute (today’s Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music), Torakusu slung his creation over his shoulder on a carrying pole and crossed the mountains of Hakone. This historic trek was later immortalized as a bas-relief. The organ, however, was criticized harshly for its poor tuning. Undaunted, and starting from zero, Torakusu began studying music theory and tuning. After four months of seemingly endless struggles from early morning to late at night, he was finally able to complete the organ. It is easy to see how he came up with the concept of the tuning fork mark, inspired by the difficult experience of studying tuning while holding a tuning fork in his hand.
Yamaha has continued to take on new challenges, leveraging the technologies, know-how, and sensitivities gained during this journey to offer new values that resonate with people’s emotions. They have become a leading player in their field and continue to make innovative and impressive steps in their field, producing some of the highest quality and most sought after instruments in the world.
That brings us to this…
The Yamaha PSR-E273 Digital Keyboard is a 61 key, entry-level Portable Keyboard featuring a wide selection of sounds and functions, perfect for an aspiring pianist itching to get started. The PSR-E273 makes learning fun, the better of a time you’re having, the more you’ll want to practice! The more you practice, the more you’ll improve, and before you know it you’ll be a pro! The PSR-E273 combines Yama quality Voices and Styles with sophisticated practical learning functions that inspire beginner players to realise their potential and develop an enthusiasm for learning and playing music. The various fun and educational features of the PSR-E273 ensure speedy progress, making the whole learning experience—even practising—so much fun your children will never tire of playing, even on their own. It just makes sense. Available for £149 from GAK!
- 61 keys
- 401 high-quality Voices,
- 143 auto accompaniment Styles
- 112 Songs, easy Song Book (available via web download)
- Lesson function Recording function Quiz Mode
- Smart Chord
- AUX IN jack for connecting an external audio source
- Master EQ / Ultra Wide Stereo Duo Mode
- Compact and portable design