Yamaha Smart PianoSoft Library Soars Past 300 Titles

4/23/2004 [Pianos & Keyboards]

The catalog of titles to use with PianoSmart technology is bigger and more diverse than ever before

BUENA PARK, CA (April 23, 2004) — The PianoSmart technology that lets every new Yamaha Disklavier play along with standard audio CDs has transformed the way people enjoy music in their homes. And now, the catalog of Smart PianoSoft titles to use with that technology is bigger and more diverse than ever before.

Feel like having Elton John, Meat Loaf and 10,000 Maniacs entertain at your next get-together? How about the Beatles? It's no problem with the Yamaha Disklavier and Smart PianoSoft disks. More than 300 titles are available in the constantly growing library.
There are more than 300 Smart PianoSoft disks currently available, with selections ranging from classics like Miles Davis and the Beatles to current chart-toppers like Norah Jones and Andrea Bocelli. And with some 25 titles added each month, there's always new music to enjoy – recent additions include Elton John's The Road to El Dorado, Beethoven's Fifth and Seventh Symphonies, Willie Nelson's The Great Divide, Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel and James Taylor's Sweet Baby James. To see or buy more Smart PianoSoft disks, visit an authorized Yamaha retailer or visit Yamaha's online store or Yamaha's publishing partner Hal Leonard.

Each disk works along with the corresponding standard audio CD to create a stunning performance. The Disklavier plays the piano part "live," while its onboard sound system delivers a crystal-clear rendition of the vocals and other instrument parts. It's the closest you can come to having your favorite artists perform in your home.

"Creating PianoSmart technology was only the beginning of this revolution in home entertainment," says Cameron Shearer, Disklavier marketing manager for Yamaha's Piano Division. "The piano's unique capability, and users' ability to enjoy it, depends just as much on having a fantastic music library to play on the system. With the broad and rapid growth of our Smart PianoSoft library, we're keeping that commitment to our customers every day."

The Yamaha Disklavier is the high-tech update to the old player piano – a real, concert-quality instrument that can also play itself using a sophisticated but easy-to-use system of onboard electronics. The magic of Smart PianoSoft disks is made possible by the PianoSmart technology built into each Mark III Disklavier; while the keys move up and down to create the piano part, other instruments and vocals from the standard CD are played through the piano's sound system, for a total entertainment experience.

For more information, write Yamaha Corporation of America, Band & Orchestral Division, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; or e-mail infostation@yamaha.com.

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