Yamaha HD-300 Woodwind User Guide PDF

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Harmony Director HD-300 Use Guide For efficient practice and gaining a deeper appreciation for music

Introduction e Harmony Director HD-300 is packed with features that help a performer actively improve his or her abilities through independent and interactive learning. We hope that the act of listening back, reecting on, and correcting ones performance not only helps improve ones abilities as a performer by internalizing what you have learned, but also oers new opportunities to enjoy music and helps provide a sense of enrichment. is Use Guide describes the kinds of independent and interactive learning that can be incorporated into practice, and the kinds of band practice and instruction that is possible with the HD-300 using specic examples of each scene. *For detailed operating instructions, refer to the separate Owners Manual.


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Practice using the Sound Back function

Scene: Individual practice, part practice Practice goals:

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Case 1: Part practice

Case 1: Part practice

Case 2: Ensemble practice

Case 1: Ensemble practice

Case 2: Post-practice review

Listening to ones performance objectively can provide new insight. Share new facets noticed with your peers to help deepen your understanding of your own performing abilities.

You can record a part of concern during performance aer when you have noticed it, starting at up to 10 seconds before. Facilitate ecient practice and develop each performers ability to play by themselves, by quickly recording and sharing parts that require additional instruction with them.

is is a useful iOS app that aids your daily practice routine. You can use this app to remotely control certain functions of the HD-300 by connecting to the HD-300 via Bluetooth. is app also includes dedicated features for app, such as a chord detector, a tuner, and others. *HD-300 Assistant is an app exclusive to the iPhone/iPad.


Practice using the Recording function

Part leader Student

Practice using Time Shi Recording


*Sound Back is trademark of Korg Inc.

*Recording starts several seconds before the [REC] button is pressed.

Play it yourself


Training ones ability to listen and match others performances

Training ones ability to recognize areas needing improvement

Training ones ability for listening and matching pitch (Sound Back* function)

Quickly present points of concern (Time Shift Recording function)

Introducing the HD-300 Assistant app for iOS

Use the Sound Back function to listen and compare the performers tone and that of the HD-300. Use this to practice matching the pitch, training your listening and pitch recognition abilities in the process.

Owners Manual (page 29)

Develop the ability to match pitch by listening to the (surrounding) instruments without relying on a tuner.

Scene: Part practice, ensemble practice Practice goals: Develop ones ability to analyze ones performance objectively and to play towards a goal based on grounds.

Scene: Part practice, ensemble practice Practice goals: Quickly present points of concern to the practice partner to help facilitate practice.

Imagine the correct pitch Aim for the correct pitch, and eliminate the interference beat while playing

Match pitch to surrounding sounds (Ability to listen and match pitch)

Try imagining the correct pitch when playing. If there is an interference beat, try correcting the pitch.

Lets record the selected section and listen to it.

Listen to this recorded part and share your thoughts with the group.

I think the rhythm at the beginning was tight.

First, lets play the piece in full.

Ill play back the part Im concerned about. Make sure to practice in instrument groups.

Listen carefully to the sound of G and try playing a harmony.

Lets play the piece through to the end one last time.

Check areas of concern later using the score

e pitch at the end was a little unstable. Lets keep this in mind when playing again.

e rhythm wasnt tight enough, so lets try it again and make it tight.

e HD-300 will identify the sound and play it back at the correct pitch in a few seconds.

Training ones ability to recognize areas needing improvement in a performance, or capturing and sharing a performance in its entirety (Recording function)

Owners Manual (page 26)

Owners Manual (page 27)

Listen and think

Listen and think

Playing while being aware of challenges

Share opinions and deepen ones understanding

Develop the ability to play with a goal in mind (Recognition ability)

Part leader Student

Share opinions

Share opinions

Before playing: Press the [TIME SHIFT

RECORDING] button to put it in standby.

While playing: Press the [REC] button when you feel like you

want to record the section.

Aer playing: Press the [R/J] button

to play back the recording.

Example: Confirm chord while playing (chord detector)


Harmony Director HD-300 Feature Basics This at-a-glance introduction shows how the HD-300 features can be used in various practice situations, and provides basic instructions.

Creating beautiful unisons and harmonies Keeping tempo and rhythm

Imagining correct pitch

Confirming complex rhythms

Demonstrating tempo and beat

Creating harmonies

Sharing performances

HD-300 function

HD Assistant app function

Manual Development Group 2020 Yamaha Corporation

Published 07/2021 MWES-B0


Imagining correct pitch Turn the function on, and then play in the direction of the HD-300 to have it play the correct pitch for the nearest reference note for a specic period of time.

is lets you practice imagining and matching the pitch as you perform.

Effectively practicing basic techniques In the mode, you can play back the main practice pieces in the JBC Band Method library.

is can be used to automate the accompaniment, allowing the instructor to concentrate on listening to the students performance when used by the instructor. It also helps students practice independently on their own when they use it.

Confirming complex rhythms Using the metronome function deeper.

By using the function, you can set and save an irregular meter or a frequently used tempo.

Using the function of the app enables you to create a set of rhythms of up to 2 measures by note input, and to play it on the HD-300.

Sharing performances Your performance can be recorded to a USB ash drive.

e button is used for normal recording.

While the function is on, you can record a performance including even up to 10 seconds before you start the recording.

Owners Manual (page 29) Owners Manual (page 30)

Tuning Use the buttons and the dial to select the desired Voice.

Use the function to continue playing notes even aer youve released your nger from the keyboard.

Use the slider to change the octave of the keyboard sound.

Demonstrating tempo and beat Using the metronome in its simple mode. Use the [START/STOP] button to start/stop playback.

Owners Manual (pages 18-19)

Owners Manual (pages 26-28)

Owners Manual (pages 22-23)

Owners Manual (pages 22, 24)

Developing ones sense of rhythm By switching the rhythm playback mode to the mode from the metronome, you can play back various popular rhythms.

Rhythm styles include such as march, swing and samba. Practicing while playing back these rhythms helps develop a sense of rhythm that matches the piece.

Owners Manual (pages 22, 25)

Creating harmonies Select the pure and play a chord so that the root key is automatically detected and a pure-tempered chord sound is produced.

e buttons are useful when playing the keyboard, while using a musical score written for the transposing instrument.

Using on the app enables you to hear minutely out-of-tune sounds (interference beats), or to sense changes in the sound of chords when the volume balance changes.

function enables you to determine the chord from a performance, and play sounds using an onscreen keyboard. function also enables you to verify pitch on the app.

Owners Manual (pages 18-21)

Use Guide A. Training ones ability for listening and matching pitch

Use Guide B. Training ones ability to recognize areas needing improvement in a performance

Effectively practicing basic techniques

Developing ones sense of rhythm

: Changes the time signature.

: Changes the tempo.

: e sliders adjust the volume of each note type of the metronome.











Chord DetectorDemonstrate Tuner




Rhythm Assistant






Chord Detector



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