Clavinova 2020

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Yamaha UK ex-demonstrator Richard Bower begins a new series of articles for the Clavinova digital piano player.

‘Clavinova’ Part 1: A Brief History of Timing
The long-awaited Yamaha Clavinova CVP-800 series of instruments is now available. New owners are already making positive comments about the massive upgrade in sound quality, improved features, and the feel of the GrandTouch keyboard action. Whilst it’s fair to say that many Yamaha enthusiasts will know all about CVP Clavinova, there’s a whole world out there who have no idea this amazing instrument even exists. So, let’s put that right…
(Published in February/March 2020

‘Clavinova’ Part 2: Yamaha CSP Clavinova – The Third Way?
Hello all. I hope that you’re all well, and happy to be emerging from a wet and windy winter. Music making can brighten up the most dreich of days, but choosing the ideal instrument for everyone can be difficult. Today we’ll look at a new concept in Clavinova instruments, and how they can make music-making a universal enjoyment.
(Published in April/May 2020

‘Clavinova’ Part 3
This month, I’d like to share a few hints and tips for the CVP owners amongst us, especially regarding the CVP-809 and 805 models. Exclusively CVP – A look at a trio of features found only on Clavinova.
(Published in June/July 2020

‘Clavinova’ Part 4
Following the interest owners of the PSR-SX instruments have shown in my piece on the SX’s One Touch Settings I’m taking a closer look at the OTS of the Clavinova CVP in today’s offering.
(Published in August/September 2020

‘Clavinova’ Part 5
I have to admit to making a small squeak of excitement when the box came through the front door. The name printed on the box was the source of the exhilaration. Clavinova CLP-775. It’s amazing how a change of number can create a tangible sense of anticipation. We’ve had the CLP-600 series for around three years now and they’ve been the very best ‘straight’ digital pianos available. Would the new ones fill the very large boots vacated by the previous models?
(Published in October/November 2020