The results are in, and the best family piano of 2018 is hands down the Yamaha CVP-701! This digital piano is the perfect combination of real piano touch and feel, fun and engaging features, and a realistic piano sound that will satisfy even the most disbelieving ears.
CVP-701: Best Family Piano 2018
One of the things we like most about the CVP-701 is its technology and integrations. These features not only help to engage players whether they’re experienced and serious pianists or beginners still learning their way around a piano.
Some of our favorite features are:
1 – Guide Lights
One of the coolest features of the CVP-701 in our opinion (and one of the reasons we think it makes one of the best family pianos on the market) is its play-by-lights features. The Clavinova CVP-701 has a full library of Follow Lights songs that light up lights above the keys to play the melody. If you don’t play the right note, the song will wait until you do! Each Follow Lights song is backed by fully-arranged orchestrations and arpeggios.
2 – Dream Piano Sound
While it’s unrealistic for most families to have a 9-foot concert grand piano in their homes, the Yamaha CVP-701 emulates the sound of the world-class Yamaha CFX concert grand piano as well as the legendary Bösendorfer Imperial grand piano. The tone is unmistakable and gives the piano-lovers in your family the best piano sound possible without the size and cost of a grand piano.
3 – Huge Selection of Instruments
For those in your family who prefer a little more variety and creativity in their practice, the Yamaha CVP-701 digital piano also offers hundreds of high-quality instrument “voices” (or different sounds you can play). Yamaha’s Super Articulation Voices (SA) elevates each instrument’s sound with genuine performance attributes (like finger noises on a guitar, shakes, or breath noises).
4 – Back-Up Musicians
Jam with up to 3 other virtual musicians who play along with your harmonies and follow your volume expression in 40 different musical styles. Young family members love this piano feature!
5 – Karaoke
Sing along with karaoke backing songs stored in your Clavinova or downloaded from YamahaMusicsoft.com. Lyrics are shown on the display and words change color as the song advances! This makes for a great family night and is a fun addition to family parties.
6 – iPad Integrations
Your CVP-701 digital piano integrates with your family’s iOS devices. Download Yamaha apps onto your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, and apps can help take your performance to the next level! Some of the app features families love is the ability to automatically transcribe chords from your favorite songs, light up guide lamps to show you how to play those chords, and teaching the virtual backing band to play along using styles.
Seriously guys, this piano is awesome. Your family will love it! If you and your family haven’t had a chance to try it out yet, stop on by the Piano Gallery in Murray, Orem, or St. George, Utah to give it a whirl!
If you’re ready for a CVP-701 of your own, order online today!