Preserving tradition is not the same thing as refusing to change; rather, it is from the ongoing search for perfection that traditions emerge. And when it comes to the tradition of crafting a grand piano, there is a sound, a tone to which only those who strive constantly to outdo themselves can aspire. The end result is a series of instruments that is refined in tone, yet bold in design—the product of a dedication to innovation that allows Yamaha to remain true to its musical heritage. Revolutionary new music wire in the middle and treble registers offers beautiful sustain and harmony. The hammers used in the CX Series utilize the same felt as the CFX, giving these pianos bright tonal colors and a finely nuanced sound. As with the CF Series, Yamaha utilizes unique crown manufacturing techniques on CX Series pianos that allow the soundboard to resonate with the emotions of the performer.
CX Series pianos feature a thickened back frame for improved support, providing a rich, resonant tone. One of the most important factors in achieving a rich tone is the support provided within the instrument. A violin is built around a beautiful body with three-dimensional swellings and a delicately curved shape, which is similar to the three dimensional concave design in a piano soundboard called the “crown.” The manufacture of this crown is pivotal to the crafting of any piano, and is thus of paramount importance to piano engineers in addressing the problem of how to transmit the vibrations of the strings from the soundboard into the surrounding air efficiently. The resulting design capitalizes on physical phenomena unique to the craft of piano-making, to create a soundboard assembly with a structure that allows it to vibrate easily, something that would not have been possible without the deep understanding of the traditional art of piano crafting that goes hand-in-hand with Yamaha's experience and engineering know-how.
The same techniques developed for gluing the soundboard, ribs, and bridge in the CFX are used for the C3X and above—models which require a great deal of projection—and the process of installing the resulting soundboard assembly into the piano body has been investigated carefully. The frame in a modern piano must be able to withstand a total string tension in excess of twenty tons; not only does the frame work together with the wooden body to support the string tension, but it has a profound effect on the instrument’s sound. Pianos offer pianists only a limited amount of freedom; indeed, apart from the pedals, the pianist’s scope for expression is limited to the 10 mm travel of each of the 88 keys on the keyboard.
That is precisely why Yamaha devotes so much time voicing their pianos so that the intentions of the pianist are conveyed to the strings.
The CF6 sounds almost like a full length concert grand with its rich open sound, and its action is quick and responsive. Yamaha CF Series grand pianos are instruments of rare perfection, handcrafted from the very finest materials to the highest professional standards in the Yamaha concert grand workshop. Refinements in the specifications of copper-wound strings generate purer, more perfectly pitched and harmonious bass tones. Aesthetic refinements to legs, music desk and lyre, and beautiful plate and inner rim surface finishes, provide a distinctively elegant appearance.
Unparalleled in their beauty and musical range, grand pianos are the ultimate expression of the piano maker's art.
Yamaha grand pianos have earned a global reputation as instruments of outstanding quality and value. The Yamaha reputation rests on a century-long tradition of uncompromising care and craftsmanship, supported by an unmatched range of integrated expertise, top-of-the-line production facilities, and an exceptionally skilled, knowledgeable and dedicated workforce.
An open dialog with professional musicians generates invaluable input that, in conjunction with sophisticated research facilities, has led to continual advances in each new generation of Yamaha pianos. Balancing cutting-edge technology and innovation with the timeless skills of expert artisans, Yamaha pianos have come to represent an unsurpassed standard of affordable excellence. With the power, tonality and expressive range of classic grand pianos, Yamaha baby grands are an admirable choice for smaller rooms and budgets. Polished Ebony, Satin Ebony, Polished Ivory, Polished White, Polished Mahogany, American Walnut, and Polished American Walnut. Enjoy the luxurious look of a grand piano cabinet with a polished ebony finish, as well as grand piano touch and sound.
The new CLP Series uses the RGE (Real Grand Expression) Sound Engine, the next-generation piano sound source.
The grand piano Voices of a Clavinova were obtained by recording the sounds of a Yamaha concert grand piano that led to the creation of the CFX, the piano selected for a performance by the 2010 winner of the famed International Frederick Chopin Piano Competition.
128-note polyphony lets you play without notes dropping-out, especially in dense passages of music. When you play fast phrases or superimpose chords while pressing the damper pedal, you want to be able to perform without notes dropping out.
Clavinovas are provided with distinctive piano voices in addition to the piano voices that offer playing response like that of a concert grand piano. The touch of the Clavinova keyboard has been praised by pianists for a performance feel that makes you forget it's a digital piano. Pianists enjoy a touch that clings firmly to their fingers, just like the ivory keyboards historically used in top-class pianos. The keyboard must respond perfectly to the touch of your fingers so the notes sound just as you intend.
Keys have a long distance to the fulcrum offering easy-to-play touch, even to the base of each key.
The keys provide a pleasing touch down to the base, because the distance from the tip of the key to the fulcrum is extremely long.
The acoustic system produces acoustic piano sound as if the instrument itself is resonating.
Because Yamaha places so much importance on the joy of playing, the speakers, amps and other acoustic systems have been optimized so the player hears nothing but stunning sound during a performance. Volume adjustment is convenient for playing at home, where sometimes others may prefer you play softly.
A full selection of basic functions unique to a digital piano such as sound volume adjustment and metronome are provided.
In addition to being compact and not requiring tuning, Clavinova models provide volume adjustment and two headphone jacks so you can listen to your student practice or enjoy playing duets in private. By using the USB Audio Recorder, you can record your own performances on to USB flash memory as an audio file.* Because it can be played back without a Clavinova, you can store it on a PC to track and compare your progress or put the recordings on a CD so your family and friends can enjoy them.
Along with the piano voices, Clavinova also offers a wide selection of musical instrument voices, including electric piano as Yamaha's CP1, harpsichord, guitar and strings, which you will find many opportunities to use. Clavinovas have a USB TO DEVICE port for plugging-in USB memory devices and a USB TO HOST port for connecting to a computer via a single USB cable.
The Panel Reveal Key Cover lets you perform with all signs of technology on the control panel discreetly hidden.
A deep and brilliant luster, achieved by using the same coating and techniques as for grand pianos.
A wide selection of songs, scores and other great musical content is available at the Yamaha Online Services website.
The GB1K, Yamaha's most compact and affordable grand, is a popular choice for locations where space is somewhat limited, with full resonant tone comparable to that of many substantially larger models.
Polished Ebony, Polished American Walnut, Polished Mahogany, French Provincial Cherry and Georgian Mahogany. Yamaha S Series grand pianos are instruments of rare perfection, handcrafted from the very finest materials to the highest professional standards in the Yamaha concert grand workshop.
With a design embodying the latest in technology, Yamaha signals a new direction for the piano.
The nuanced touch and response of the grand piano are an essential standard yardstick for piano quality.
Together with a variety of piano sounds, this instrument features samples of the actual vibrations from within the soundboard of the instrument.
Opening the lid of the instrument reveals 4 speakers in an impressive and attractive layout. In addition to the four-channel multi-speakers, the N3 also features a flat-panel "Soundboard Resonator" where the music rest would be when laid flat, allowing a more subtle reproduction of the buildup of sound felt by pianists when playing a grand piano. Light to the touch at first, subtle firmness partway through its travel, and lightening again as the player pushes further; the pedals of the grand piano have subtly different stages than can be felt when the pedal is depressed.
The AvantGrand is the best practice piano for any pianist, something never before achieved with a Digital piano. You can discern exactly where the sound is coming from for the entire range from bass right through to treble, just as you can in a grand piano. To be honest, when I first saw the AvantGrand in Hamamatsu I didn't really have any great expectations for the instrument.
With a piano, there are always the concerns of where to put it, its surrounding environment, and the instrument's expressive capabilities as a piano. Initially I thought that the AvantGrand was just going to be another advanced digital keyboard, but when I tried it I was astonished to find that it had a real grand piano action.
The AvantGrand is small, but it still allows you to alter sound through touch, just as you would with an acoustic grand piano.
With the guaranteed stability of its touch and sound, the AvantGrand is also a wonderful instrument for those who plan to take up the piano in the future. Ikuyo Nakamichi began learning the piano at age four, and came to the attention of the public when she took first place at the 51st Music Competition of Japan while in her first year at the Toho Gakuen School of Music.
Legendary jazz pianist Chick Corea recently took Yamaha's newly launched AvantGrand N3 hybrid piano for a test drive.
Initially skeptical about the world's first stringless piano to feature the sound, touch and action of a concert grand, the 67-year-old jazz superstar was quickly won over. Considering the staggering volume of his recorded output over the past 40 years, it is no overstatement to call Chick Corea one of the most prolific composers of the second half of the 20th century. Yamaha's extraordinary new AvantGrand 'Hybrid' piano is taking centre stage on the multifaceted Marc Almond's 30th Anniversary European tour that includes 20 UK dates. Almond, who is celebrating a 30 year career during which he has sold 30 million records, is relying on an N3 AvantGrand for accompaniment, played by his long-term pianist and musical arranger Martin Watkins.
Many people know Marc Almond because of his band, Soft Cell, whose hits such as Tainted Love or Say Hello, Wave Goodbye conquered the charts in the late 1980s and early 1990s. A trio of internationally respected and acclaimed musicians from contrasting musical fields have embraced the remarkable musical performance capabilities of Yamaha's new AvantGrand hybrid pianos. Artur Pizarro, one of the world's most highly renowned concert pianists is joined by jazz legend, composer and bandleader Julian Joseph and Paul Carrack, one of the UK's most popular musicians, in endorsing the musicality and versatility of the instrument.
Paul Carrack, who is currently touring the UK to sell-out audiences promoting his new album I Know That Name selected the AvantGrand N2 for all his live shows, whilst Julian Joseph requested an N3 both for the world launch of his Shadowball Opera in November, and for his recent Samuel Coleridge Taylor recitals at the British Library. Launched earlier this year to huge enthusiasm from media, piano professionals, musicians and the European Piano Teachers Association, the extraordinary new hybrid instrument opened a new chapter in piano development and design and marked a new era in the history of the traditional pianoforte. Paul Carrack, one of the UK's most critically acclaimed popular musicians and vocalists expands on his passion for the instrument, "At last, a touring piano that feels like a real instrument! All three artists are keen to point out that, in their professional opinion, the AvantGrand is the first non-acoustic instrument to create a physical and emotional relationship with the player, offering a true acoustic piano experience.
Julian Joseph comments, “The AvantGrand is a new type of piano, designed to provide a high quality instrument that works well in an essentially acoustic environment. In addition to the keyboard action, the AvantGrand offers highly detailed and accurate sound, made possible by Yamaha's proprietary and highly advanced sampling capability.
This expressive instrument is designed by Yamaha master craftsmen, prepared by Yamaha engineers and built by Yamaha specialists—using world-renowned manufacturing processes. Unlike most manufacturers, Yamaha takes a total approach to piano-making: it retains complete control over virtually every component at every stage of production—even to the point of building the manufacturing equipment.

Another key advantage to Yamaha is the extent of the company's expertise in related technologies.
For almost half a century, Yamaha's world-renowned C Series grand pianos have continued through a gradual process of refinement. CX Series pianos represent progress that is commensurate with Yamaha's 125th anniversary year - progress that will transform any room in which you play into a concert hall. When playing powerful fortissimo the force exerted on the instrument causes it to bend slightly, losing energy.
Yamaha has taken experience accumulated through many years of crafting pianos and combined it with unsurpassed engineering ability to ensure that the soundboard always provides superb projection. This has resulted in dramatically improved projection and the unprecedented response that performers demand.
While affected by its matching with the hammers, soundboard and body of the piano, music wire has a profound effect on the timbre and sustain of the instrument. Yamaha makes its own frames, relying on a method of casting referred to as the “vacuum process,” developed over many years to create some of the best piano frames in the world.
Yamaha, unlike most other piano manufacturers, produces most of its own high-quality components, and is constantly looking for new ways to use the abilities developed through doing so to give our piano hammers tonality, resilience, and power. Even so, the combination of the pedals with the speed and velocity applied to the keys produces a range of tonal changes so broad that they cannot be reproduced with current digital technology. In regulation, a craftsman adjusts the movement of the action so that it accurately transmits every nuance of the pianist’s touch.
Following in the footsteps of the CF Series concert grand, the CX Series design features simple, elegant lines, focusing on the characteristic legs of the piano in doing away with any excess ornamentation. This piano is characterized by a wide spectrum of tonal colors and being able to create the most expressive phrases. Incorporating a host of recent advances, today's redesigned S series grands are more impressive than ever, offering concert-quality features and performance for the most demanding pianists.
The year 2002 representing our grand piano centennial year, Yamaha is proud to present a comprehensive line of incomparable grands, reflecting the very latest in Yamaha acoustic and technological advances. Renowned for their eloquent expressive range, and for their reliable performance over time, they play an important role in the performing arts and music education. Our strength in the full range of relevant technologies allows us to produce virtually every part of every piano ourselves – an approach that has helped us initiate significant advances and set what has long been recognized as the industry standard in quality control.
Our global network offers Yamaha customers additional advantages, from cost-efficient regional manufacturing to the ready availability of sales and support throughout most of the world. It is a standard that continues to generate ever-higher acclaim and make Yamaha grand pianos the first choice of many of the world's most discriminating pianists.
It improves upon the Pure CF Sound Engine, which earned high praise in the CVP Series, and lets you enjoy the playing response and expressive capability of a concert grand piano.
The strength of touch varies not only the volume, but also the sound from bright to dark, creating rich expressiveness.
A single piano best suited for recording was selected and then tuned to the finest possible condition by a veteran piano tuner. The Clavinova provides 128-note polyphony so you can enjoy complex works such as those by Liszt or Ravel, which feature numerous pedal presses, with no limitations. These include a piano for ballads that gently resonates the start-up sound, a piano for jazz that adds depth to the sound, and a piano for popular music with bright, rich sound. The secret behind this superior touch is the same hammering system and spring-less mechanism as a grand piano.
Synthetic ivory keytops feature a soft, slightly porous surface that gives keys added grip and natural friction for improved ease in playing, especially during long performances or practice sessions. Because the keyboard plays such a critical role, it must allow you to play smoothly and maintain good touch for long periods of time.
When playing a piece that uses many black keys, even when you press a white key near its base, the key sinks softly, maintaining the delicate nuances of soft and hard key strokes. These musical instrument-like resonances give the impression that the Clavinova is more acoustic than it is digital. You've probably experienced the fact that when the volume is low, it is difficult to hear treble and bass.
You can record with the touch of a button and even do two-track recording, which lets you record the parts for your two hands separately, then play them simultaneously. To play the files on a computer, compatible software (such as QuickTime or Windows Media Player) and sound source are required. Dual, which means playing two voices simultaneously, provides a rich sound by overlapping the piano sound with strings.
They provide a way to conveniently store performance data, and transfer other data between your Clavinova and computer or other Clavinovas.
These emotion-filled performances are not only perfect for BGM, they can also be used for lessons.
The impressive body line projects a look of elegance, adding visual enjoyment to your playing.
The coating, which is resistant to scratches as well as to excessive humidity and temperature, is the same as that used to finish grand pianos. Embodying over 100 years of accumulated expertise, these instruments epitomize the quality, performance and value for which Yamaha has long been renowned, as we enter the second century of Yamaha grand pianos. This, our flagship model, is the ultimate expression of "Innovation with soul." A keyboard and pedals indistinguishable from those of a grand piano. It offers the player a specially-developed grand piano action that features the same configuration as the action of a real grand.
To permit the sound to travel well to the player's position, as it does with a grand piano, we sampled the sound from four locations in the left, right, center, and rear of a grand piano. This instrument utilizes a four-channel multi-speaker system, designed in a three-way configuration with the bass woofer pointed down and the treble cones facing up, to allow more natural reverberation in the soundboard.
An oscillator called a "transducer" transmits vibration to the flat-panel soundboard, giving a realistic sound response that is especially evident in the higher range. The bass range in particular is an essential part of the reverberation that is continually transmitted to a player's body.
Skilled players take advantage of these pedal movements by using extremely delicate pedaling that allows them to achieve finely nuanced expression in their play.
He first began to play the piano in Cameroon where he spent his childhood, at the age of four, with Marie-Gabrielle Louwerse.
I hope that when this piano is released to the world and especially to my home city of Moscow, more people will be lucky enough to take the opportunity to experience the piano. It allows me to express myself, to improve myself, to gain a sense of who I am… That's why I feel empty when I'm not playing. Its sonic palette covers not just the dynamics from fortissimo to pianissimo, but also extends to warm sounds and brilliant tones that allow you a considerable depth of emotion – this is an instrument that constantly challenges you to play it like an acoustic grand.
After becoming the recipient of many awards, she made her real debut in Europe and Japan in 1987. From avant-garde to bebop, from children's songs to straight-ahead, from hard-hitting fusion to heady forays into classical, Chick has touched an astonishing number of musical bases in his illustrious career while maintaining a standard of excellence that is simply uncanny. However, Almond is also a very successful solo performer with ten solo albums to his credit and during the course of his career has collaborated with many renowned artists and bands such as Nick Cave, Bronski Beat, Matt Johnson and Jools Holland, proving his musical versatility time and again. Leaving aside the wonderful deep, rich sound, the AvantGrand has an incredible touch response that actually feels like an acoustic instrument. The newly developed tactile Response System transmits 'string' vibrations through the keyboard action to the player's hands.
The keyboard action is even and weighted exactly like an acoustic piano, and it's an instrument one can work with confidently to achieve a smooth transition to the concert grand in any situation.
This is matched by the superb four-channel, three-way spatial acoustic speaker system, complimented by two sound board resonators that exactly duplicate the non-directional sound dispersion felt and heard by concert pianists.
How would you recreate the touch and tone quality of a concert grand piano in a baby grand sized piano? Now, 105 years after its beginnings, Cable-Nelson resumes its tradition as a great piano at a modest price. These Cable-Nelson pianos are perfectly suited for home piano players who desire Yamaha quality at a more affordable price. The piano includes top quality parts, premium woods, extruded aluminum alloy action rails, V-Pro plates and copper wound bass strings – all features found in Yamaha brand pianos. Rather than assembling pianos from parts produced by outside companies or contracting with third parties to build its pianos, Yamaha designs, tests, evaluates and manufactures all major components by itself.
With well-established credentials in fields such as metallurgy, chemistry and electronics—as well as more obvious areas like acoustics and woodworking—Yamaha leverages extensive internal resources to raise the standards of piano-making. The CFX full concert grand piano was built from the knowledge, techniques, and experience gained during this long period. The part of the piano that accepts this force and transforms it into deep reverberation is called the back frame, which could be likened to the skeleton in a human body.
The CX Series utilizes music wire that produces a rich sound with a full complexity of overtones in its middle and upper registers.
During this time we have built up a storehouse of knowledge on factors such as the manner in which controlling the temperature and composition of casting, and even the coating used on the frame itself, affects the acoustic characteristics of the piano. The CX Series has also benefitted from the results of this research and development, and utilizes the same felt as the CFX, adjusted to match the size of each instrument in the series.
This is the true soul of an acoustic instrument, allowing the pianist to obtain an incredible amount of expression from just 10 mm of key travel. In voicing, the hammers, which cause the strings to emit sound, are pricked with a pick to create a balanced tone that will respond beautifully when played.
This elegance is set off by a solid pedal box that allows performers to depress the pedals with as much power as they want, one aspect of a philosophy epitomizing "functional design" that allows pianists to become one with their instrument as they play.
It is not only the full realization of the sound, the touch and the pedals, but the application of technologies nurtured by crafting acoustic pianos to perfectly integrate these three elements into a single piano. It features a new Smooth Release function which can express sound with great clarity, and clearly enunciate staccato notes with the sound of lingering resonance heard when gently lifting your fingers from the keys.
Clavinova produces deep resonances by using piano sounds that have been accurately sampling for their entire length. All the sounds were recorded resulting in a sound that displays not only the beauty of each note, but the harmonized sound of a single piano.
As your playing improves over the years, your Clavinova will continue to let you make the most of your abilities. To ensure that the sound conforms closely to the genre, adjustment of each piano voice focuses on the resonance, or the sound produced when you lift your finger, and other delicate nuances.
Depending on the weight of the hammer, the force of your touch and the natural key return when you release it, the Clavinova faithfully reproduces the keyboard touch of an acoustic piano from the heavy feel in the lower range to the light feel in the higher range.
You will even hear the subtle changes that occur according to whether the player begins to press the pedal before or after striking a key.
On a Clavinova, however, the Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC) function automatically adjusts the sound, so you enjoy proper sound balance even at low volumes. You can listen to them as models, reduce their tempo and play along, or play back only the right hand part so you can practice the left hand part.

The design embodies the true essence of a piano, with careful attention paid to every detail.
The coating process is also the same, and results in a beautiful luster thanks to repeated grinding and polishing by piano craftsmen. The hammers strike the "strings" from underneath, allowing minute adjustments to the weight distribution of the hammers, and to the movement of the hammers themselves, for a smoother feel when playing. Sampling from deeper inside the instrument, we were able reproduce the attraction of the original sound almost perfectly. Each of the speakers in this layout is equipped with its own dedicated amplifier, a luxury that reduces the interference in each pitch range and offers more natural expression to the delicate nuances in each sound. This is replicated by our newly-developed Tactile Response System (TRS) that focuses on reproducing reverberation. In developing this instrument, we set out to reproduce the sensations of a grand piano's pedals as faithfully as possible. Much later I entered the Paris Conservatoire, and even now, I still sit at the piano every day, and devote myself to hours of concentrated practice.
This piano possesses qualities not present in any digital piano thus far, and it would be no exaggeration to say that it has in itself created a new genre of pianos. A graduate of the Paris Conservatoire where he studied piano with Aline van Barentzen, Monique de la Bruchollerie, and chamber music with Rene Leroy and Jean Hubeau, he won the International Young Interpreters Rostrum-Unesco (Bratislava 1977), the First Prize in the International Cziffra Competition (Versailles 1974) and he was the only western-European prize-winner at the 1972 Queen Elisabeth of Belgium International Competition. Immediately following this announcement, Kobrin began his first tour to the United States including recitals at Bass Hall for the Cliburn Series, the Washington Performing Arts Society, and further debuts at La Roque d’Antheron, Ravinia Festival, Beethoven Easter Festival, Hannover Prize Winners Series, Turner Sims and at the renowned Klavier-Festival Ruhr. It's not that I live solely for playing the piano, but more that it provides the most important measure of how I live my life.
The mild click when you push a key halfway, the aftertouch… whether you play lightly, or with more force to get a deeper sound, the instrument responds with a range of sound that suit the way you play it. Of course, this applies to more than just classical music - I'm sure that the AvantGrand would feel just as good playing popular music or jazz. Critically acclaimed for her warm tone, lyricism, and sense for music, Nakamichi’s popularity and ability place her at the forefront of pianist representing Japan. Chick was studying piano by age four and enjoyed a childhood home filled with the sounds of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Lester Young and Horace Silver -- not to mention the likes of Beethoven and Mozart, who inspired Chick's compositional instincts. It's excellent in all respects and absolutely not a compromise option – as would be the case with a standard digital piano.
To a serious and accomplished pianist, feeling these vibrations is integral to the playing process.
Of course, I still love the acoustic piano, but the AvantGrand, with its hybrid of acoustic and digital technologies, is a new genre of piano; it's an instrument sensitive to the musician. These companies, Lakeside Piano Company and Sweetland Piano Company, then became the Fayette S. They live up to the company's worldwide reputation for outstanding service, exceptional value and reliable customer support. The Cable-Nelson line also offers an extensive 10-year warranty and the support of Yamaha Piano Service. The results of this inter-disciplinary approach are a steady stream of innovations and better musical instruments. Craftsmen poured everything they new into the creation of this instrument, seeking to attain sonic perfection and achieving bold new steps in piano design. On the C3X for example, this back frame is approximately 20% thicker than on other pianos, providing significantly improved support, and reflecting the considerations on which the CX Series has been completely redesigned. Coupled with the support from a solid foundation, this gives CX Series pianos a rich, harmonic sound. This is a major reason that Yamaha is able to ensure reliable quality when crafting our pianos. This ensures that all CX Series pianos possess a clear range of tonal colors and a nuanced, expressive sound. Even today, in an era when technology continues to evolve rapidly, these tasks remain the domain of skilled craftsmen who must ensure the high quality of these instruments, and are the main reason that Yamaha has remained one of the top piano makers in the world. In order to provide the best playability possible, CX Series grand pianos offer white keys made of Ivorite™, which has a feel, color, and absorbency very similar to natural ivory, while natural ebony has been used for the black keys. This piano produces that exact sound you want through the touch of the keys and the feel of the pedals. It succeeds in capturing the essence of a piano performance to create grand piano-like, richly expressive experiences. Proprietary technology creates smooth and dynamic changes according to the strength of the touch. Each time you play, you can immediately enjoy the perfect piano sound without having to make any adjustments. Also important is Yamaha's unique three-sensor system, which accurately senses and interprets the behavior of the keyboard, just like a grand piano. This not only lets you play with a natural touch, it greatly improves the stability and durability of the keys. You can enjoy playing impressionistic pieces, such as those by Debussy or Ravel, where half-pedal expression is important. Additionally, the volume dial automatically makes fine adjustments to overall sound of the speaker system (EQ) at low volume. In addition to a hammer sensor, this instrument employs a non-contact key sensor that has no effect on the movement of the keys, affording excellent recognition of the player's pressure on the keyboard, timing, and the other delicate nuances that affect musical expression. It was the experience of our engineers, and a reiterative cycle of trial and error conducted with piano tuners that made this success possible. Moreover, by using speaker positioning that mimics the positions in the grand piano from which the original samples were taken, it offers a more natural sound to the pianist.
This system features two transducers in the soundboard, the area underneath the keyboard, resonating natural reverberation throughout the entire instrument.
The resulting pedal allows for music as you believe it should sound, equally responsive for more impressionistic pieces that require a lot of half-pedaling. Piano practice takes an extremely long time, but has absolutely no meaning if you don't practice with the correct technique. I would like to advise all of you studying the piano, please, try to play an excellent instrument, and don't waste your time practicing the wrong way.
I think that taking this piano to its limits could expand the player’s horizons significantly. The CX Series extends this work further, providing a clear sound with a clean attack, sparkling tone, and transparent harmonies, all encased in an elegant, flowing form.
Additionally, to achieve a performance feel rivaling that of a grand piano, the touch was carefully refined by many pianists who played it and gave their feedback for Yamaha’s research and development. When playing continuously or with a light trill, techniques used in many pieces such as Fur Elise, you can play with a bright, vivid feel.
This ability to adjust volume without losing the rich and balanced sound is an exclusive Yamaha benefit, ensuring you always play with the utmost sound quality. The AvantGrand N3 weaves advanced technology into an extraordinary design that gives form to Yamaha's aspirations for the future. This combination provides an impressive sensitivity for the entire range from pianissimo through to fortissimo, and the ability to translate even the swiftest trills of the pianist with transparency.
And of course, the samples in this instrument are all taken from a specially-selected example of Yamaha's CFIIIS full concert grand piano. The player's hands on the keyboard transmit the natural sound felt from the feet as they depress the pedals; the epitome of real piano playing. I firmly believe that playing the piano is an artistic act that lifts the spirits of all those who hear you; and an act made possible by the communicative abilities of us as human beings.
He has collaborated with conductors such as Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Masur, Myung Whun Chung, Sir Simon Rattle, Mstslav Rostropovich, Charles Dutoit, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Christoph von Dohnanyi… and Karl Munchinger, who on the festive occasion of his farewell concert in 1986, with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, personally invited Mr. The wood construction of the keyboard mirrors that of the grand piano, and features New Ivory II on the white keys. I think that when I play the piano in front of an audience, more than demonstrating technical perfection, I am communicating with those watching and listening, in a musical, artistic way. It's no exaggeration to say that becoming a pianist was a true gift from god, but I chose to play for much more than just this gift. How do you practise on a concert grand quality instrument without bothering your neighbours? The Everett Piano Company bought Cable-Nelson in the late 1920s, moving its manufacturing operation to South Haven, Michigan.
This is a unique material developed by Yamaha, with a texture superbly close to that of natural ivory, allowing you to play swift passages with ease while also offering a sure response for slower pieces. This time I chose to play Gottschalk's "Banjo", one of the most technically demanding pieces in my repertoire, along with other pieces by Chopin and Schumann that require a rich, profound expressive ability. A key aspect of playing the piano is that getting the sound you desire requires a certain amount of practice.
Playing the piano well is not like a game; it is not something that offers you quick results. The fact that I was willing to attempt such pieces on this piano should give you an understanding of just how capable an instrument it is.
To put it another way, with practice, the piano allows you to create a certain level of expression. Of course the action and the touch of the keyboard are both good, but I was very surprised by the depth of its pedaling.
In addition to the standard repertory, such as the complete Concertos by Mozart, recorded live and performed in Salzburg and Vienna with Yoon K.
This is just my personal opinion, but generally speaking, acoustic instruments are destined to have individual differences, and, for pianists the first piano they encounter will affect them significantly. That's why I would suggest that this piano, with its fixed, constant standards, might be a better choice when starting out than an acoustic grand piano in anything but perfect condition.
In 1992, the Japanese NHK TV produced with Cyprien Katsaris a thirteen-program series on Frederic Chopin which included masterclasses and his own performance. The fact that such an instrument has emerged means that more people will be blessed with the chance to play the piano.
Katsaris a standing-ovation in Carnegie Hall for his recital dedicated to Frederic Chopin, performed on the day of his 150th death Anniversary.
He has been a member of the jury of the following International Competitions: Chopin (Warsaw 1990), Liszt (Utrecht 1996), Vendome Prize (Paris 2000), Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud  Ville de Paris (2001) and Beethoven (Bonn 2005). Appointed in 1977 Artistic Director of the International Festival of Echternach in Luxembourg, Cyprien Katsaris is "Knight of Merit of Cameroon" (1977), "Artist of Unesco for Peace" (1997), "Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters" (France 2000). In March 2006 Cyprien Katsaris was the first pianist ever to give masterclasses in Franz Liszt's house in Weimar since Liszt, who taught there for the very last time in 1886, the year of his death.

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