How do you transpose a clavinova CLP 500

by Marinos
(Australia)

What key combination do I have to use to to transpose a clavinova CLP 500? One of my sons is playing the trumpet (tuned on B flat) and the other is starting the Saxophone (tuned on E Flat)!

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Jul 16, 2011
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thanks
by: Anonymous

thank you for your advices - the last one worked for me !

Feb 02, 2011
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Transpose clavinova clp500
by: Frenchchris

Dear marinos,I don't know if you resolved your transposition prob as last comments are not recent. I've discovered the solution as follows; using the second highest "C" as centre of octave, change pitch by holding down transpose button & tapping the note you require within that octave (ie.notes above & below that "C"). You may also adjust the pitch of the whole keyboard a semi-tone or more up or down ,this can be useful when accompanying non tunable instruments or recorded music ( eg in USA studio pitch frequency may vary).Proceed as follows ; to pitch up hold down two lowest white keys & tap middle "C" until required tone is reached,to pitch down, do the same but hold down lowest white & lowest black key. Hope this helps , Chris

Nov 22, 2009
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Transposing & No Function Control/Key
by: Alfred

Dear Marinos: I appreciate the feedback. I've done a quick sweep of the Internet in an effort to continue helping you, but have had no luck. Yamaha maintains a site here in the US for questions related to keyboards/pianos. It is for US owners only. Isn't there a similar site for owners in your area? It is the only suggestion I can think of. In the meantime I'll do some research, and if I find a solution I will post a message in this Forum, so make sure you request the Forum to keep you advised through their automatic alert system. Keep well.

Nov 22, 2009
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No Function key
by: MArinos

Thanks for your prompt help. The Clavinova CLP 500 is a very old model and does not have a function key! All I have is a Transposer/MIDI push button. I have tried various key combinations to get the keyboard transposed but to no avail.

Nov 08, 2009
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transposing
by: Dick Rector

Well done Alfred!

Clearly explained.
I wished and I am sure many others do also that Yamaha contracted you (for a lot of money of course) to write their manuals who are a sometimes a big pain in the nose...

Dick
(coincidence!! The word I have to type in the box below this message is 'TREBLE'. Does that has something to do with TUNING?)

Nov 08, 2009
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Transposing
by: Alfred

Dear Marinos: This is the general procedure for transposing -

1) Start with the FUNCTION feature
2) Use the CATEGORY to select "TRANSPOSE"
3) Set the Transpose value (between -100 and + 100 for small pitch changes) & (between -12 and + 12 for large pitch changes).

Keys represented by the 0-12 and 0+12 settings are explained as follows:

When the transpose setting is at 0 then playing middle C gives a middle C. So whatever key is used to play the music will be "true" and accurately tuned.

Going up one, for example (+1), and playing middle C will sound a C#.

Lowering the transpose setting one (-1) will sound a B if the middle C is played.

This is especially helpful if singing in the original key is difficult for a vocalist, or if playing along with any "differently tuned" instrument(Your son's Trumpet).

Hope the above is of help. Could you please post a follows-up Forum message if it is. We all want to learn from your experience. Thank you.

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