Follow along with the bouncing ball shown on the score as you play, to be sure of never losing your place. And it automatically turns the page, letting them concentrate on their play.
Offering genuine touch and sound with a wide variety of features, Clavinova offers new ways to enjoy piano performance.
In addition to performance qualities that provide the expressive capability of a grand piano, there are a wide variety of functions, such as Guide and Auto Accompaniment for ensemble play. These pianos will bring you the true joy of making music.
A piano sound source recorded from a world-class Yamaha concert grand piano, and a keyboard that allows you to fully express emotions in sound. We have not only refined all performance-related elements, we have unified them into a piano capable of reproducing the player's original intentions. In addition to high level performance qualities, special features are provided, such as Guide, Auto Accompaniment and Karaoke. Digital pianos that are sure to expand the fun of making music.
The CVP Series gives you lots of ways to enjoy music.
Even beginners can soon make their debut!
On-Screen score display shows you
what to play and when
Enjoy performing — even if you’re just starting out
To help beginners who don't read scores very well, a guide lamp shines a beam of light on the next key to be played. The guide lamps wait until you play the correct note, so you can practice at your own pace.
Feel like a pro playing with a backup band!
Enjoy Ensemble by simply playing chords
1. Select a Style
Choose the Style best suited to the type of song you want to play.
2. Cue up the band
Add an impressive accompaniment by simply playing chords with your left hand.
3. Build the arrangement
Change the variation of the accompaniment or add an ending with a single button.
The proper settings are set automatically
If you have difficulty deciding which accompaniment Style and Voice to choose, you can use Music Finder. Simply select the title of the song you want to play and a matching Style, Voice and Tempo are set automatically.
Make music a lively part of every party!
Plug in a mic for vocal performances
Plug in a microphone, and you can sing along with your playing. Play accompaniment to your own composition, or play along with a talented friend. Singing will add more fun to your home parties.
Throw a karaoke party
You can enjoy karaoke backed up by songs stored in your Clavinova. The lyrics are shown on the display*, and the letters change color as the song advances. Display the lyrics on a big TV screen so everyone can join in and the party will pick up steam.
＊Only if the song data includes lyrics
Real Grand Expression. This is what we call the expressive power of the Clavinova, and it's shared by all the models in the CLP and CVP Series. By harmonizing sound, touch and pedals in a single piano, we achieve grand piano-like expressive power. The sound resonates just as the player intends, unlocking the true joy of playing.
Keys that respond perfectly to the player's intentions.
The sensation of playing a grand piano.
Achieving the ideal sound.
Taking great care with the texture and weight of the keys and their return action, we aim to provide the genuine natural response of a piano. With this superb feel and sound, you can express the most delicate of musical nuances.
Our aim is to achieve sound that lets you feel the excitement of the response and expressive power of a grand piano in each and every note.
Clavinovas provide the authentic experience of using the pedals of a grand piano to control resonance, allowing you to subtly vary the way sounds are expressed, and add greater depth to your performance.
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From the front of the keys to the back of the lid, fully experience
Combine piano playing and singing for double the fun! The touch panel allows easy access to a wide range of musical features.
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Real Grand Expression, with the dramatic resonance of a deep subwoofer, plus a rich supply of instrument Voices provide incredibly natural and realistic-sounding performances.
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Play along with a backup band. Use the guide function to learn new songs. Clavinova makes discovering and exploring music easy.
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Audio & Video
Point.1 Be the band leader in hundreds of musical ensembles.
In addition to playing a piece of music, the CVP and CGP Series allows you to play along with a variety of instruments. The built-in Styles give you access to hundreds of bands and musical ensembles that are always ready to perform with you in a variety of musical genres. It's as easy as holding a playing a chord to experience instruments like guitar, bass, drums, string orchestras or even classical choirs accompanying you. Hundreds of built-in bands and ensembles from Swing and Jazz, Pop and Rock, Movie and Show and more, are always available to follow your lead.
Enjoyment method Automatic Accompaniment (Style)
- Add automatic accompaniments to your normal repertoire, dramatically changing the musical mood.
- To create a magnificent accompaniment, a mother can accompany her child's performance by playing chords with her left hand.
Exciting ensembles in only 3 steps.
STEP 1 Select an accompaniment Style from the many available genres.
Rock, Latin and many other accompaniment Styles are provided. Try playing the same song with a different Style for a dramatically different musical result.
STEP 2 Have the ensemble follow your playing.
Play the chord changes with your left hand, the melody in the right and the Style will follow your harmony.
It doesn't matter if you are not accustomed to chords. This feature lets you play immediately.
- Multiple chord playing modes are provided. You can select the mode that best suits you: a mode that can be pressed simply by one finger, or even a mode that lets the Clavinova automatically detect chords from a normal two-handed, full keyboard performance.
- You can learn the types of chords and how to play them using the built-in Chord Tutor.
STEP 3 Add arrangement changes at any time with a single touch.
By simply pressing a Style Control button on the panel, you can add an introduction or ending, or create variety and changes to match the energy of the song.
Two functions to help you explore Style play.
Music Finder automatically sets recommended settings if you are unsure about accompaniment selection.
When you are unsure about selecting the accompaniment Style and Voice suited to the song you want to play, try the built-in Music Finder. Press a button, select a song title and the most suitable Style, Voice and tempo are automatically recalled.
Music Finder+ teaches you how to play, including chord progressions.
By connecting your CVP or CGP Clavinova to the internet, you can hear a sample accompaniment for the song you selected with Music Finder or practice using the Guide feature. You can also search for the latest song files or accompaniment Styles and Voices by the song title, then add them to your Clavinova.
Simple ensembles using stored songs
Stored songs with magnificent accompaniments can be enjoyed with ease as ensembles. Simply turn off the melody part of the song you want to play and play the melody yourself. A wide variety of musical instrument accompaniments will enliven your performance.
Point.2 Play right away, even if it's your first time!
"I've always wanted to play my favorite song on the piano but I've never taken piano lessons!" Using the CVP and CGP's Guide feature, anyone can learn how to play by following the guide lamps. Guide lamps let you see exactly which key to play, at your own pace, while the rest of the band waits for you.
Enjoyment method Guide feature
- When learning a new song, you can check how to use your fingers while looking at the musical score.
- You can play one phrase repeatedly, letting you concentrate on difficult parts as you practice.
On-screen score display helps you know what to play and when.
A ball bounces along the score displayed on the screen in time with the accompaniment. Never lose your place by following the bouncing ball; it will even change pages for you so you can keep your hands on the keyboard.
Play by watching the guide lamps, even if you cannot read music.
Guide lamps show you the next note to play so even if you can't read music, you can play by following the lights. When you use guide lamps, the rest of the music waits for you to play the correct note.
Famous songs to learn by ear are available for you to try playing.
Connecting to the internet gives you more than 3,500 songs you can practice in addition to the 120 songs* stored in your Clavinova. New songs are continually added, so you can always find the songs that you want to play. * CVP-501 has 61 songs.
Point.3 More features increase your enjoyment of music.
CVP and CGP Clavinovas contains a rich selection of musical instrument Voices you can play like string orchestras, woodwinds, guitar, brass, percussion and hundreds more. Share performances with friends and family by using the built-in audio recorder. Select new songs to learn and play from a vast musical library by directly accessing the internet from your Clavinova.
Enjoyment method Various Functions
- Each Voice lets you audition demonstration performances.
- You can find a Voice perfect for the image of each piece you want to play.
- Record various sounds as audio data.* You can record your own performance, and also the automatic accompaniment plus the sounds of a mike or guitar connected to your Clavinova.
* Excluding the CVP-501. Uses WAV storage format.
1,291 Voices*1 add tremendous variety to your playing.
With Super Articulation Voice*2 technology, you can reproduce unique nuances specific to different musical instruments. Simply play the keyboard and experience the sound of a genuine guitar or saxophone. The CVP-509 features Super Articulation 2 Voices, which add another dimension of realism.
*1 CVP-509. *2 CVP-505 / 509.
Record data to play back on a computer.*1
Record yourself playing solo, with Styles or songs, or even plug a microphone in and record yourself or someone else singing while you play. You can also play back an audio file*2 to perform along with your favorite song.
*1 Excluding the CVP-501. Uses WAV storage format.
*2 CVP-505 / 509: MP3 and WAV compatible. CVP-503: WAV compatible.
Turn your Clavinova into a karaoke machine by plugging in a microphone, add a standard MIDI file with lyrics and connect the video out of the Clavinova to your television.*2 The Clavinova can even provide the background vocals via its built-in Vocal Harmony feature.
*1 Excluding the CVP-501. *2 CVP-505 / 509.
Expand song and Style content by connecting to the internet.
You can access a special Yamaha site on the internet directly from your Clavinova to expand the onboard Style and song content.
The quality, sound and playability of Yamaha instruments can take your music to new heights. With Yamaha’s Online Services, you’ll go even further. The power of the internet opens up a whole world of new possibilities for Yamaha’s instruments, and your music making. Whether you want to learn to play your favorite songs, explore new ways to enhance your performances, or simply listen to beautiful music on your instrument, you’ll find a way to do it with Yamaha’s Online Services.
The sound of a Yamaha piano enhances the ambience of any room, and with Piano Radio you can enjoy the elegant feeling that only a live piano performance can provide, whenever you want.
With moving keys and real acoustic sound, Piano Radio lets you experience the unique sensation of professional pianists playing right in your living room!
Piano Radio features over a dozen stations playing songs from your favorite artists, in addition to 2 free trial channels and seasonal and holiday channels throughout the year.
Complimentary Channel Sampler
30-second samples of the popular hits you’ll hear on the rest of our channels.
Complimentary Music Channel
Full-length versions of some of the great classics you’ll find on subscription channels.
- In addition to the free channels, here are some of our most popular channels for subscribers:
- - Lennon and McCartney
- - Mellow Moods
- - Adult Contemporary
- - Live Piano Concerts
- - Broadway
Discover new ways to play with Yamaha song downloads
Get your favorite songs on your keyboard then learn, perform, and have more fun!
MIDI songs are infinitely flexible, infinitely fun, and a very powerful musical tool. Plus with Yamaha song files, designed specifically for use on Yamaha keyboards, you can take the possibilities farther than ever before.
Some of our most popular songs:
- Hallelujah - Lenoard Cohen
- Waka Waka (Time For Africa) - Shakira
- Imagine - John Lennon
- What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
- Hotel California - The Eagles
- Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
- Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
- A Whiter Shade Of Pale - Procol Harum
- Your Song - Elton John
- Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
Where to find Online Services for Yamaha Instruments
- Internet Direct Connection
All the advantages of the internet, right on your instrument. Internet Direct Connection takes your instrument online to access a huge number of features to improve and expand your musical experience.
- Yamaha MusicSoft
Yamaha MusicSoft is Yamaha's official online shop for new song downloads, expansions voices, music software and more for your Yamaha piano or keyboard.
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