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The Yamaha CLP525 vs the new CLP625- let's take a look at the changes 


So the first model in the range is the CLP625, replacing the CLP525 this model now provides a much bigger jump up from the next model down in the Arius series, the YDP163.

The first thing to talk about is that the sound of the CLP625 compared to its predecessor, the CLP525 is a vast improvement now that the samples of the Bösendorfer Imperial and the Yamaha CFX grand pianos have been included. These offer rich tones to be played, and the brighter Yamaha sample compliments the much mellower Bösendorfer sound giving you a nice choice.

The CLP625 also offers the new GH3X keyboard which Yamaha have been developing, and it now included synthetic ebony black notes as well as the synthetic Ivory white keys.
These include 'escapement' an accuracy usually only found on grand pianos and Yamaha's 'smooth release' giving you a more realistic feel.

You'll find, being the authentic ebony and ivory the keys offer you a more grippy feel, and less sloppy like the textur…
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A trip to Frankfurt to see the new Yamaha CLP range of Clavinovas

So I'm here in Frankfurt reflecting on the last couple of days visiting the largest European trade fair for musical instruments. My main aim was to visit the Yamaha stand and attend the launch of the new Yamaha CLP series.The trade fair was smaller than I had remembered for previous years as more companies are reducing their costs- but Yamaha, as usual had pulled out all the stops. A whole building with demo rooms, media suites and products from every department available to see and try.
The CLP models in the Clavinova range have all been updated and the 500 series has now been superseded by the brand new CLP 600 seriesThe range consists of CLP625, CLP635, CLP645, CLP665 (baby grand), CLP675 and CLP685Big noticeable changes includeBluetooth connectivity on all models allowing a mobile phone, tablet or MP3 player to wirelessly play music through the your Clavinova's speaker system allowing you to play along with your favourite track or artist Page holders to hold your music book…

Yamaha Clavinova CLP545 vs CLP575 digital piano comparison + video

Chris compares two of Yamaha's best selling Clavinova digital pianos; the CLP-545 and the CLP-575. Many people wonder what the £500 extra gets you on the CLP575 and whether it's worth it in the long run. As you'll see in the video there are 4 big reasons that the CLP575 is superior and will more than likely satisfy your playing needs over the long term.

Keep up to date on possible new models like the rumoured Yamaha Clavinova CLP 600 series

There is no official news on a new range of CLP Yamaha Clavinova digital pianos, but there is speculation going by the gap between previous editions that a new range might be due in early 2017. The CVP range is now in the 600 series, a CLP600 series may be around the corner.

Whatever they might be will be demonstrating, reviewing and comparing on our website and on YouTube for you to learn all about them.

Chris compares the Yamaha Clavinova CLP-545 vs CLP-575
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Yamaha Arius YDP-143 vs YDP-163 digital pianos - What's the difference? A comparison.

These two pianos are from Yamaha's Arius range which is designed to offer a good quality instrument in a traditional style cabinet, at an affordable price for beginners.

Because these models look so similar we are asked all the time what the differences are between them and whether getting the more expensive one is a good idea.

Chris explained the differences in the videos below.

What's the best piano for a beginner? - Vblog.

Following on from our previous entry Chris talks us through some important points to consider when buying your first piano.

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What’s the best piano for a beginner?

We’re always asked this question and usually the answer usually depends on these 3 main factors.
The most obvious of which are:
- What your budget is. - How much space you have.
But in the digital age of pianos and keyboards the third factor to consider is how you actually want to learn - what do I mean by this?
Well, there are beginners keyboards and pianos that will work just like a traditional piano i.e. it makes a piano sound and not much else, and this is great if you are the type of person who can discipline yourself (or your child) to learn in the traditional way, using beginners books and sheet music etc. 
But there are also keyboards and pianos that use clever technology to actually teach you to play, and engage with you for example keys that light up and show you what note to play, or a big screen that displays music, or the ability to play along with an orchestra or band. You can buy ones that do a bit of both too.
So, let’s say you’re working with a budget of under £1000 for…