Here are some fun videos demonstrating the interesting and compelling Voices and Styles you can select to orchestrate your Holiday Music. The Clavinova has a way of bringing your favorite piano arrangements into an exciting listening space while challenging your creativity at the instrument. I hope these motivate you to take your favorite music to another level this season. Spoiler alert: example no. 7 is a good activity for your older students! Challenge them to create their own arrangement using their knowledge of standard holiday pieces and chord progressions!
We always say, “The only thing more fun than playing on the Clavinova is playing holiday music on the Clavinova!” Here are six “3 in 1 E-Courses,” each with instructions and a video link for playing a holiday song three different ways on your Clavinova. These six holiday songs are available at Sheet Music Plus – link for purchase is included in the pdf. You may want to play with your choice of keyboard voices, play along with a Style, or record the Style and play along with your recording. It’s your call!Read more
What do you want to learn today? New video lessons are now available!
The first three of many Video Lessons are available now for your CVP 400/500, 609/605 & 709/705 Series. Purchase them now and watch at your convenience. Pause, rewind, take notes and explore the Feature or Function at your leisure. Each Lesson is $39. Below is a listing of topics covered in each lesson.Read more
Jump start your fun Clavinova projects with E-Course No. 30!
There are many seemingly small but very important functions and features on your Clavinova. Our NEW E-Course No. 30 offers bite-sized topics with pdf instructions and videos to help you taste success at your CVP. Whether you’re working on a performance, a recording, playing with a Style, teaching, or just having fun, these Canapés are just what you’re looking for!
Prerequisite: basic knowledge of your CVP 709 or 705.
E-Course No. 30
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Kick your recording knowledge up a notch with E-Course No. 29!
Learn how to record different Voices on a single track, how to record and/or insert different Volumes within a single track, and how to record and/or insert Tempo changes (accelerando & ritardando). Also learn about Quantizing tracks that include trills and glissandos, and what Panning is and how to use it.
Prerequisite is having had the Entry Level Multi-Track Recording E-Course No. 23, or knowledge of recording multiple tracks, Quantizing, editing incorrect notes, using the MIXER to change Voices and Volumes and how to set beginning Tempos.
Two Recording Projects are included along with a pre-recorded MIDI Song file.
E-Course No. 29
Multi-Track Recording - Intermediate Level - for the CP 709/705
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Being present in the Piano Lesson.
Children live in the moment. Now is where children always are. Let’s meet them there!
Are you ever so busy in your own life or have distracting issues outside the lesson that cause you to not give your full attention to your student in his allotted lesson time? Or do you find it difficult to have patience with a student, even pre-judging his ability to adequately prepare his lesson each week?
Here is a “quick” overview of the CVP 709/705 & 609/605. This ‘short’ video presents a quick look at the Voices, Registrations, Song Playback & Record and Styles. Mind you – this is only the tip of the iceberg!
Piano students – both young and not-so-young – have been participating in the Clavinova Festival for nearly twenty-eight years. If you teach piano, consider enrolling your students in this highly motivational event. Perform any song you’d like at the Clavinova Festival: debut your own composition, or choose an old favorite in any musical genre. There are only two rules: you must play a Yamaha Clavinova CVP digital piano and you must have fun! Read more
Catch the Vision at KETS 18 (2019) was the ‘week that was’ this past June!
Keyboard Ensemble & Technology Seminar was June 13 -20 at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, OK. KETS is an innovative 8-day technology seminar for piano teachers, music educators and church musicians with focus on digital keyboard ensembles, teaching strategies (both individual and group) and performance on the YAMAHA CVP Clavinova. There is so much more – too much to reference here! Read more for video . . .