Smart Pianist lets you access the many features of your Yamaha digital piano with your iOS device. This special app provides the most features when utilized with the revolutionary Clavinova Smart Pianist (CSP) series digital pianos, but is also compatible with a range of Yamaha digital pianos.

1. Learn to play your favorite songs right away with the exclusive Audio to Score function. When connected to the Clavinova CSP, the Audio to Score function automatically creates a piano accompaniment score from songs in your music library. *Audio to Score feature is exclusive to Clavinova CSP.
2. Smart Pianist makes selecting instrument Voices and changing settings quick and easy by turning your iOS device into a touch-screen graphical interface for your digital piano.
3. 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.

What’s New

Version 2.3.0

-Add compatible model (CVP-805, CVP-809, CVP-809GP)

-Add ON/OFF function of Grand Staff View of the Right Part
  (The Right part can be separated into high- and low- note ranges, and shown in a set of two five-line staves.)

-Add Chord Simplification function for Song.
(When Chord Simplification is set to on, audio data will be analyzed only by using the chords you specified in Detailed Setting.)

Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 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.


Yamaha Corporation of America
505.3 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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Age Rating
Rated 4+
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