Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving! From us at Yamaha MusicSoft


All of us at Yamaha MusicSoft wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! In the video below, some of the staff share what they are thankful for. 

We hope your holiday is full of joy and good food!

- JG
Yamaha MusicSoft



Friday, November 21, 2014

Frozen! Watch a demo of how to use the new Smart PianoSoft album to Disney's Frozen

One of the most innovative products available to Yamaha Disklaviers is Smart PianoSoft. This is a downloadable album of companion MIDI data that goes along with some of your favorite albums.

Speaking of favorite albums, what kid (and yes, adult) doesn't love the enduring soundtrack from Disney's Frozen? In this video post, we'll use this popular (and compatible) soundtrack to demonstrate the magic that a Disklavier paired with Smart PianoSoft can make.

Selections from Frozen, available on YamahaMusicSoft.com!
This soundtrack pairs with Selections from Frozen, the Smart PianoSoft album that serves as its companion.

With your Disklavier, you can entertain and create fond memories for your friends, family, and loved ones this holiday season, using Smart PianoSoft albums and compatible CDs.

Watch the video below and see how easy it is to get Smart PianoSoft up and running!



Friday, November 14, 2014

Sing This Season!

Did you know your keyboard has a built in karaoke machine? With a lyric-enabled instrument such as a Yamaha Clavinova CVP-series or DGX digital piano, Tyros, or PSR-S arranger workstation, you can enjoy singing along with your favorite songs. If you love singing then you’ll love Yamaha’s catalog of thousands of downloadable MIDI Song files that contain lyrics.  Read on for a quick how-to guide that will get you started. 


How to search for songs with lyrics on YamahaMusicSoft.com:

All of our Yamaha Premium Songs offer lyrics for karaoke. To locate these titles, select MIDI Songs from the “Play” menu on YamahamusicSoft.com, then open the filter labeled "Brand" on the left hand side of the page. Select  “Yamaha Premium Songs” to see songs with lyrics. 




How to turn on the lyrics function on your keyboard: 

Once downloaded into your instrument, you can press the lyric button on the panel to see the words to the song on your screen. 




Now you're ready to sing along while your instrument plays the MIDI Song! The pages of lyrics will turn in time with the music, just like a real karaoke machine. Happy singing!



Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Yamaha CVP Series: How to use the Guide and Score functions on your Clavinova

One of the best features of the CVP Series Clavinovas is the ability to learn any MIDI Song using the Guide and Score functions. 

Guide Function: When you have a song selected and press "Guide", the Clavinova will play the intro of the song, then wait for you to play the first note. The note will be highlighted by either a red or green light.

Score Function: You can display the musical notation of the MIDI song on the Clavinova screen. You'll see every note of the right hand part, so you'll be able to play the melody and follow the notes in no time!

When played together, these two functions provide a powerful learning tool, and instantaneous results! In the video below, listen to the beautiful orchestration of the "Let It Go" Follow Lights song, while the Clavinova waits for the next note!