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Offline Kenneve

CVP 800 series & the Yamaha Smart Pianist App
« on: February 04, 2020, 12:05:48 PM »
Having recently purchased the CVP805, i thought it might be a good idea to connect my I-Pad and use the Smart Pianist App.
On this App and according the sales information, you are able to load any song and the App will produce the score so that you can play the piece yourself.
This function works very well, when using any of the installed songs on the App, it will give you the score on 2 staves, melody and accompaniment, plus if you like the chord symbols.

However when I load a song from elsewhere, it is not so clever.
I'm only getting block chords and the chord symbols, no melody!

Has anyone else got experience of the App and if so, what am I doing wrong?
 

Offline mikf

Re: CVP 800 series & the Yamaha Smart Pianist App
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2020, 07:13:03 PM »
When I look at the sales-blurb it does say that the music score feature is exclusive to CSP and you only get chords with others. But I am not sure what that means with the version you have or the CVP.
Mike
 

Offline Kenneve

Re: CVP 800 series & the Yamaha Smart Pianist App
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2020, 09:17:00 AM »
Hi Mike

Thanks for you comments.
Have just purchased a new I-pad (you need IOS11 or later) so that I can run the latest version of Smart Pianist, Ver 2.3.1.1, which clearly states it supports the CVP800 series pianos.
I think the fact that it reads all the songs included in the App correctly proves the point.
In each case the score is as expected, melody, accompaniment with chord symbols over the top if needed.
As I said, when i input my song files, I only get block chords and nothing else.
I guess I need to send Yamaha UK Support a query, they have been very good in the past with quick replies.
Will keep you posted with their comments.

Regards Ken.
 

Offline Kenneve

Re: CVP 800 series & the Yamaha Smart Pianist App
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2020, 10:29:38 AM »
Well not much further advanced i'm afraid.
The attached 3 pics show what i'm getting.
Sp1, is a demo song from SP which shows Melody, Accompaniment & Chord symbols as expected.
SP2, is an Audio file and shows only Melody and Block Chords, no Chord Symbols.
SP3, is a Midi file and show much as expected, but no Chord Symbols.

I have spoken to Yamaha Support UK, but after a fairly long discussion they had admit that the software wasn't really up to doing what i wanted,
IE, being able to load any song, from any source and have the software write the score, which is how I read, rightly or wrongly, the advertising blurb!
I would have been quite happy with just a single stave melody, with chord symbols, can't read lower stave anyway!
So, it looks like I have wasted money on a new Ipad which I didn't really need, however my Granddaughter is quite happy with the old one. :)
 

Offline EileenL

Re: CVP 800 series & the Yamaha Smart Pianist App
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2020, 03:48:25 PM »
Why not load the music you want into I Pad and play from there. That is what many of us do.
« Last Edit: February 13, 2020, 03:51:11 PM by EileenL »
 

Offline mikf

Re: CVP 800 series & the Yamaha Smart Pianist App
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2020, 04:07:32 PM »
Eileen
I think the app Ken had bought does much more than that. It takes a song ( midi or MP3 ??) and can play it, make a score and provide an accompaniment.... makes great coffee, picks your lottery numbers, wakes you up in the morning, does the ironing.... ;D 
Mike
 

Offline Kenneve

Re: CVP 800 series & the Yamaha Smart Pianist App
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2020, 10:59:36 PM »
Ah, but is it able to pick the Winning Lottery number? 8) 8)
 

Offline mikf

Re: CVP 800 series & the Yamaha Smart Pianist App
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2020, 05:42:04 AM »
Ah, but is it able to pick the Winning Lottery number? 8) 8)
You mean you didnít check that out before you bought it? :-\