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Melding with the Machine: Dan Tepfer's Creative Relationship with the Disklavier

Dan Tepfer at the Disklavier     photo © Debra Scherrer '16Yamaha artist Dan Tepfer has long embraced the Disklavier as a performance tool. Using the Disklavier's ability to send and receive data in real time, Tepfer combines algorithmic computer programming and MIDI-driven visualizations to produce unique performances in which the piano becomes an equal partner to the composer.
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WIRELESS Video Sync Recording now on Disklavier with My Music Recorder App

Yamaha's My Music Recorder iOS app has been around for several years, providing a cute and handy way for students, teachers, and parents to keep a video record of practicing, as well as share achievements on YouTube. Now, a hidden feature will also allow Disklavier (E3 and Enspire only) users to create and play back VIDEO SYNC performances without the cumbersome tether of audio cables! Here's how it works:1. Connect a MD-BT01 or UD-BT01 Bluetooth MIDI adapter to the MIDI jacks of your Disklavier. (For E3, don't forget to select the MIDI input/output you are using: MIDI or USB)2. Launch the My Music Recorder App3. Click the gear wheel icon to connect Bluetooth (you'll get a reminder if you do not already have Bluetooth enabled on your device)Here's a tweet from our friends at Yamaha Canada to show how it works!

The My Music Recorder app + Yamaha Disklavier offer an innovative way to record & share your performances! #NAMMShow #YamahaMusic ^ag pic.twitter.com/d6U01QKD6I

— Yamaha Canada Music (@YamahaCanMusic) January 22, 2017

Dr. Ajero Demonstrates the Disklavier with Yamaha Visual Performer for iPad


Mario Ajero, Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy at the Stephen F. Austin State University, is well known for his popular Piano Podcast. In this video, he takes advantage of the MIDI output of the Disklavier to drive an interactive visual display on his iPad. The iPad app, called Yamaha Visual Performer, responds to each note that he plays.

Legendary Pianist Teaches Remote Lesson Masterclass to Moscow

In a pinnacle event for Yamaha's Disklavier-based Remote Lesson technology, Maestro Byron Janis has conducted a long distance masterclass from Yamaha Artist Services in New York City, with students of the Moscow Conservatory. The event took place Sep. 28, 2016.
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The DEN Welcomes Hartt School of Music!

b2ap3_thumbnail_gI_143265_Hartford-University-DCFX-Faculty-and-Reps.pngWest Hartford, Conn. (PRWEB) September 19, 2016

University of Hartford's The Hartt School has selected a Yamaha Disklavier CFX concert grand piano (DCFX) for its soon to be renovated Millard Auditorium. The award-winning reproducing piano will be permanently housed at Millard, one of the university's primary concert venues, to amplify student learning via master classes and distance learning.
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