Why did Time Pick Yamaha Clavinova Among “50 Most Influential…”
Time Magazine’s “50 Most Influential Gadgets of All Time” is loaded with familiar innovations like brick-sized mobile phones, portable printers and PC prototypes. Most of these items remind the reader just how far our personal technology has come and, when we see virtual reality goggles and delivery drones listed, what the future may hold. Only one item on this esteemed list however looks every bit as contemporary today as on its debut: the Yamaha Clavinova Digital Piano. Gather ‘round your own Clavinova this holiday season to let music and good cheer fill the air.
Imagine the joy of learning to play the piano by following the lights to play your favorite songs or entertain a holiday gathering. For the young to the young at heart, the Clavinova is perfect for the novice, a beginner’s dream come true. One quickly understands why the Clavinova was the only musical instrument selected by Time Magazine’s technology editors and evaluators, who noted the Clavinova has “become a staple for parents looking to bring maintenance-free musicality- you never have to tune it – into households…”
Using Guide Lamps in Guide Mode, the new pianist follows lights that illuminate above the keys. The piano waits for the player to hit the proper note every time. The CVP comes loaded with a FollowLights library of popular songs, accompanied by full orchestration and arpeggios to enhance one’s playing and enjoyment.
Today’s Clavinova is favored by a wide spectrum of consumers, according to Piano Distributors, a leading Yamaha retailer with showrooms across Florida, Georgia and Missouri. Still, the technology would not have transformed the musical landscape had the musical quality of the instrument been anything less than outstanding.
The Clavinova serves both the novice and the pro.
It isn’t just the piano man or woman who enjoys access to thousands of songs and styles. Yahama MusicSoft includes a vast Karaoke songbook, perfect for plugging in that microphone and letting one’s inner rock star shine. Add a little reverb, echo or unique Vocal Harmony and the family room turns into a concert hall, rock show or theater stage. Once the encore is over, just plug in an MP3 player or portable device and listen to tunes through the Clavinova’s high def speaker system.
The Clavinova produces an authentic grand piano feel, subtle tonal shadings and broad dynamic range, indistinguishable from a non-digital instrument. Notably, the Clavinova produces world class acoustics acclaimed by concert pianists across the globe. Not surprisingly, the Clavinova has for decades also served as the centerpiece of music departments and churches drawn to its dynamic functions and cost free maintenance.
Like iPods, PCs and mobile phones, today’s Clavinova digital piano has evolved enormously since its debut. The four-product, six-style CVP Series features dozens of futuristic features in an upright or grand piano cabinet. Conduct a full orchestra or band ensemble from your keyboard using Accompaniment Styles, a performance you can then record and share afterwards with friends, family, and even across social media.
There’s really nowhere the innovative CVP Clavinova can’t go acoustically. The musician has access to numerous Accompaniment Styles in real time by playing chords on the keyboard. By accessing these Styles, essentially virtual musicians from a variety of musical genres, the pianist can “sit in” with a jazz trio, full orchestra and just about every size of ensemble in between. Like the best bands, the players follow your lead because you control the dynamic of the session.
The Yamaha MusicSoft library draws from Yamaha’s legacy and reputation as the world’s largest manufacturer of musical instruments. The CVP Clavinova provides a high-resolution, high definition and diverse catalog, including seasonal favorites, that features many of the world’s great performers. The advanced Super Articulation (SA) and Super Articulation 2 (SA2) Voices further embellish one’s performance.
For example, SA and SA2 Voices enable enhanced reproductions of legato and staccato performance techniques so critical to produce a full concert sound when playing bowed and wind instruments.
CVP Clavinova’s jam session technology sounds so authentic because it was actually developed by leading session players from around the world. These musicians who know how to kick in and make big music happen. This subtle, groundbreaking program enables you to add a nuance here or there – an intro or refrain say – even when playing solo. Like when a child first discovered the joy of a playground, people of today can happily groove on the infinite musical playground they create.
The Yamaha Clavinova revolutionized home instruments. This digital piano created an all access musical experience for millions of people without sacrificing the acoustic excellence that has always defined Yamaha instruments. Time Magazine recognized this achievement by including the Clavinova among its “50 Most Influential Gadgets of All Time.” Step into a Piano Distributors showroom for a demonstration and hear the future of the digital piano for yourself – and imagine warming your holiday home with the magic of music.