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 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 the Clavinova plays a 4 measure introduction. Listen for the train sound.