Using the Smart Pianist app, everyone can enjoy the Piano more.
The Smart Pianist is a special app that provides a variety of music-related functionality when connected to a compatible instrument.

1. Easy Voice selection and Easy settings
In addition to selecting piano voices, you can use Smart Pianist to adjust parameters such as reverberation and other factors that affect the sound of the piano.

2. Backing band accompaniment that you can sing along with (CSP Series only)
Enjoy accompaniment from a dynamic backing band, even when you’re playing by yourself.

3. A variety of piano lesson pieces
You can play back song data such as Preset songs and commercially available songs.

4. Play your favorite songs right away with the “Audio To Score” function (CSP Series only)
Smart Pianist features an ""Audio To Score"" function that automatically creates a piano accompaniment score from songs on your smart device, allowing you to enjoy playing along with your favorite tunes.

5. Play your favorite songs right away with chord progression

*If you are using iPad pro 12.9 inch 3rd generation or iPad pro 11 inch, please use Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter or Apple USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter.

What’s New

Version 2.5.1

Minor bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

2.9 out of 5
180 Ratings

180 Ratings

TD Callahan ,

Handy but missing content

This is a nice app to complement your Yamaha keyboard. Ours is a p125. When connected we noticed we don’t get all of the songs such as the 50 popular and the all of the lessons. All we get is the 50 classics. That was disappointing as I was expecting them to be included. Wish we could unlock those.
There’s a bug with the tempo speed where it won’t stay to your selected tempo. It resets every time you press stop/play. Very annoying for iPhone users as the setting is hard to get to. Also you can’t adjust the tempo until you press play. Very odd behavior!
Overall the app has some cool features and worth downloading but wish and hope for more content and the tempo fix.
Finally worth noting that the cable was a hassle as you can’t simply use an adapter it’s your iPhone cable. You need something that is totally USB version 2.

Mario Ajero ,

Amazing innovation for digital pianos

I just received a Yamaha Clavinova CSP-170 yesterday and was eager to try out this essential app to go with the piano. The app doesn’t disappoint as it unlocks features often found only in the higher-end and more expensive CVP Clavinova line. These include a wide variety of realistic instrumental voices, multi-track recording, and auto-accompaniment styles that analyze your playing to simulate a backup band or orchestra accompanying you. The most innovative feature is the app’s ability to take songs from your iPad’s music library and generate an interactive chord chart for you to play along with. While the chord analysis isn’t perfect, it is amazing how far the technology has come. When it does not analyze the harmonies correctly, I like how you can go in and easily edit the chart when you know the chord just isn’t right. These are all features found in Yamaha’s other Chord Tracker app, but Smart Pianist takes it to a whole new level by quickly generating a digital sheet music score that can be customized to the song’s style and pianist’s ability. It took some getting use to the instrument’s built-in Stream Lights, but this can be a very handy practice tool for users that need extra assistance in finding the correct keys to play. I commend Yamaha on putting together a winning combination of software and a fine musical instrument.

M.Aljarboa ,

Wasted thousands on a piano that forces me to buy garbage from their store

You want to download a classical piece to utilize the light guide feature and reduce the frustration caused by trying to map notes in musical notation to the keyboard and make the learning experience more pleasant? Well, you came to the wrong place. This app forces you to buy garbage content from MusicSoft site where there aren’t technically real classical pieces. In addition, it forces you to only use midi files to download from Dropbox or load them from your own local storage. And guess what? Whatever software you are using to export your piece to midi format this app will gladly shift the notes to the treble clef and leave the bass clef with just rest notes! All attempts have led me to this. Now, I get to see this nice piece of furniture for the next 20 months while seeing $200 dollars getting deducted from my bank account for a piano I am not using. I should have bought a mid end Roland portable digital piano and the hi light product from The One where at least I get access to the seek and fix these minor problems by myself.
Yamaha, if you care about your customers. Please fix this and I will gladly remove this review and leave a 5 stars one.

App Privacy

The developer, Yamaha Corporation of America, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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