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#2006387 - 12/30/12 06:40 AM CVP-501 guide lights for demo songs only?
Fiddicult Offline
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Registered: 12/16/12
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I'm getting a CVP-501 clavinova and one of the things i was wondering was with the guide lights for the demo songs which tell you what keys to press. Are they only for demo songs and i will assume songs you record yourself or is it clever enough to be able to figure them out from a midi file?
I'm sure most people have heard of synthesia and i spent a lot of my time on my old keyboard learning some songs just from copying the notes which appear from a midi file so i thought i would see before it arrives sometime next week.

On a side note the features state it connects to the internet and can browse thousands of midi songs on a custom website, is there a link i can look at or is it only accessable directly from the DP?


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#2006632 - 12/30/12 04:22 PM Re: CVP-501 guide lights for demo songs only? [Re: Fiddicult]
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If the lights don't work you can always use your ears.

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#2006648 - 12/30/12 05:07 PM Re: CVP-501 guide lights for demo songs only? [Re: Fiddicult]
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Flashing lights are ultimately not the way to become a musician. It's a piecemeal approach that will hold you back in the long run. Get some lessons, learn some theory and learn to read music - you'll never look back, even for flashing lights.

#2006661 - 12/30/12 05:45 PM Re: CVP-501 guide lights for demo songs only? [Re: Fiddicult]
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Fiddicult: very good question - I can't tell from a quick read of the manuals, but since it allows you to create songs in the proper Yamaha "song" format (as opposed to raw MIDI files), I'd be mildly optimistic.

Ando: of course you are right, HOWEVER, not everyone wants to learn properly, and there's nothing wrong with having some fun with modern technology. My friend absolutely LOVES his Guitar Hero game.......

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