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 a 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 a 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 in the free app Chord Tracker, where the tempo can be slowed down for rehearsal. – Lori Frazer
Armadillo Rag Performance Tips
Begin playing after the Clavinova plays an 8-measure introduction.
Castle by the Sea Performance Tips
Begin playing after the Clavinova plays an 8-measure introduction. Listen for the waves in the background.
At measure 17 it is optional to play 8va.
There is no ritard recorded at measure 27 – continue playing a tempo.
Whistle-Stop Boogie Performance Tips
Begin playing after Clavinova plays a 4-measure introduction. Listen for the train sound.