Smart Pianist

A problem has been reported in version 15 of iOS and iPadOS, in which Apps are sometimes unable to detect a Yamaha musical instrument after making a USB connection.

If you encounter this problem, turning off your iPhone/iPad and then turning it on again will allow the instrument to be detected normally. We have confirmed that this problem only occurs with version 15 of each OS.

As of October 27, 2021, we have reported this to Apple and are considering how to address it.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but would ask for your patience while we resolve this issue.

Anyone can enjoy the piano more with Smart Pianist, a dedicated app for smart devices that provides various music-related functions when connected to a compatible Yamaha digital piano.

*Depending on which Yamaha digital piano you use Smart Pianist with, specific features are available. Please refer to the web page of your digital piano at for details.

Intuitive Controls

In addition to selecting piano Voices, you can use the Layer function to overlay Voices, or the Split function to play different Voices with the left and right hands.

A range of functions such as Transpose, Tuning, Pedal and acoustic settings can be configured easily and intuitively from the touch screen.

*Voice selection and configurable functions differ depending on the model.

Intuitive Controls

Play along with your favorite songs by following the chords

Smart Pianist analyzes the songs in your music library and displays the chord symbols so that you can play along with your favorite tunes.

Play along with your favorite songs by following the chords

Recommended songs for the Chord Chart feature

The Chord Chart feature of the Smart Pianist app does a great job analyzing tens of thousands of songs. However some songs, especially those that are more harmonically complex or less harmonically defined, are not as well suited for the Chord Chart analysis. We have analyzed a number of popular song titles to give you an idea of what type of music tends to get the best results so that you can get the best experience with this innovative feature. If you like these songs or artists, then it’s likely that other songs like these, by these or similar artists, will also achieve good results with Chord Chart.

Learn how to add songs to the Smart Pianist app.

Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran
Score Pattern: Basic 1
CSP Style: Easy Pop
John Lennon
Score Pattern: Basic 3
CSP Style: 70's Piano Hit
Unchained Melody
Righteous Brothers
Score Pattern: Slow Rock 2 (Triplet arpeggio)
CSP Style: On Broadway
Score Pattern: Basic 2
CSP Style: Acoustic Rock
Hey Jude
Score Pattern: Basic 3
CSP Style: 60s Big Hit
Fields of Gold
Score Pattern: Basic 1
CSP Style: Easy 8Beat 1
Learning To Fly
Tom Petty
Score Pattern: 8 Beat 2
CSP Style: New Country
Candle In The Wind
Elton John
Score Pattern: Basic 2
CSP Style: Vintage Guitar Pop
Learn To Fly
Foo Fighters
Score Pattern: 8 Beat 1
CSP Style: Standard Rock
Free Fallin'
Tom Petty
Score Pattern: Basic 1
CSP Style: Country Strum
Hotel California
Score Pattern: Basic 1
CSP Style: Country Pop
Always On My Mind
Willie Nelson
Score Pattern: Basic 1
CSP Style: Modern Country Ballad 1
Count on Me
Bruno Mars
Score Pattern: 16Beat 1
CSP Style: Fox Trot
Leonard Cohen
Score Pattern: Standard 8Beat
Meter: 3
The Way It Is
Bruce Hornsby
Score Pattern: Basic 2
CSP Style: Classic 16Beat
My Heart will go on
Celine Dion
Score Pattern: Basic 2
CSP Style: Slow Orch Ballad
Happy Christmas (War is Over)
John Lennon
Score Pattern: Waltz 3
CSP Style: Christmas Waltz

The Following Instruments are Compatible with Smart Pianist

*Smart Pianist features differ depending on the instrument model you are connected to.

The colors and finishes shown may vary from those on the actual products.