Clavinova Festival Performance Tutorials
These midi files can be used on any CVP Clavinova but were recorded on a CVP709, so some of the voices may not transfer as recorded. Many of the recorded orchestrations will also automatically change the Clavinova voices as the student performs. In addition, I have also included and mp3 for these orchestrations, so students and teachers who don’t have CVP Clavinovas can use them for rehearsal as well. As mp3 files are recorded at performance tempo and include the first measure of the piano part to help students hear where to start playing. I would suggest putting these mp3 files into iTunes, then opening them in the free app Chord Tracker, where the tempo can be slowed down for rehearsal. – Lori Frazer
Hurry-Scurry Performance Tips
The Clavinova will play a 4 measure introduction. Play the song as written with the exception of measure 32 – ignore the fermatas, and play a tempo thru the end.
The Clavinova will automatically change sounds for you.
Icicles Performance Tips
This arrangement features registrations only, allowing a free flowing feeling for this piece. The sounds were chosen to emulate “icicle” type sounds.
Use registration #1 for the first page. The beat before measure 17, change to registration #2. You can set the Clavinova up to change registrations with your pedal if you prefer.
The beat before measure 25, select registration #3.
Lady Allyson’s Minuet Performance Tips
The Clavinova has a special feature called “Full Keyboard”, and Lady Allyson’s Minuet is the perfect song to use this feature. Load the registrations into the Clavinova, and press Registration #1. You can also set the Clavinova up to change registrations with your pedal if you prefer.
Make sure the Sync Start is on the accompaniment section. Start by playing a “G” chord, and the Clavinova will play a 4 measure introduction. After the introduction is complete, begin to play the song as written. At measure 8, if possible, ignore the rest in the left hand, and play the notes on the downbeat. It make for a more pleasurable sound.
Change to registration #2 the beat before measure 17. Change to registration #3 on the last beat before the D.C al Fine. Changing the registration the beat before makes a smoother transition.
After you have played the last note, press the Ending #2 button, and the Clavinova will play a beautiful ending for you.