Yamaha Clavinova CSP is World’s First Instrument to Let Anyone Play Piano with Their Favorite Songs from Their Music Library

Yamaha Clavinova CSP

“For the first time, music lovers who were previously content with passively listening to their favorite songs can now play the music of their lives,” said Dane Madsen, marketing manager for digital pianos at Yamaha.

Imagine the thrill of playing piano with your favorite artists—Billy Joel, Sting, John Lennon, Elton John, anyone—even if you have never touched the keys before. Now it’s possible, with the new Yamaha Clavinova CSP-150 and CSP-170 digital pianos, the world’s first instruments that can scan audio songs in the user’s music library on a smart tablet, analyze the chord structure and produce a piano score taught via interactive “Stream Lights” above each key.

Clavinova CSP series represents an entirely new product category from the digital piano market leader and world’s largest manufacturer of musical instruments. The new series perfectly complements the company’s award-winning Clavinova CLP and CVP series digital pianos, which have delighted piano players for decades, and is designed for anyone who’s passionate about music, and wants to pursue this passion further.

These new instruments effectively “gamify” the piano experience, using game-like elements to inspire users to instantly play their favorite songs with original artist recordings and perform increasingly complex arrangements, all without any fear of failure or boring practice.

With the heart of a CVP and the svelte, stylish body of a CLP, the CSP is the first Clavinova where most of the features are accessed through a tablet device, using an exclusive app called Smart Pianist.

At the center of this remarkable innovation is the app’s unique Audio-to-Score function, which analyzes iTunes music files that already reside on an iPad (Android support coming spring 2018), then generates a piano accompaniment and a chart of chord symbols for those songs. This is displayed on the device placed in front of the user, and tethered to the CSP via direct connectors for both iOS and Android devices hidden behind the music rack. As the selected song plays, Stream Lights — a ladder of four cascading LED lights above each key — illuminate in rhythmic sync with the song’s tempo, beginning with the…

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