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Yamaha Clavinova CSP-150 and CSP-170 digital pianos

by Victoria Wasylak • in
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• Created: July 28, 2017

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The new Yamaha Clavinova CSP-150 and CSP-170 digital pianos are 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.

The new instruments use game-like elements that inspire users play their favorite songs with original artist recordings and perform increasingly complex arrangements, all while removing typical, boring techniques.

The CSP is the first Clavinova where the majority of the features are accessed through a tablet device via an exclusive app called Smart Pianist. The app’s unique Audio-to-Score function analyzes iTunes music files that already reside on an iPad and then generates a piano accompaniment and a chart of chord symbols for those songs.

Players will see this displayed on the device, and as the selected song plays, Stream Lights (a ladder of four cascading LED lights above each key) will illuminate in rhythmic sync with the song’s tempo, beginning with the light farthest from the key, again adding to the game-like features of the CSP. This method allows players to independently learn how to play any song that they already know.

Users can adjust the complexity of the accompaniment via settings that determine how many notes are required in each hand, and whether arpeggios or other piano techniques are called for. After playing a song at a basic level, they can they re-try the song with a more advanced treatment.

About 100 popular and classical songs by the likes of Adele, Sting, Elton John and Coldplay are built into the app, as well as 303 lessons by Beyer, Czerny, Hanon and Burgmüller. Sounds from both the Yamaha CFX and Bösendorfer Imperial are integrated into the CSP.

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