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A basic confusion question! can you use musicsoft as backing

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a basic confusion question! can you use musicsoft as backing track? if so are you in control of time and chord changes? I have clavinova 409
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Customer: ok. i have clavinova 409. i want to use musicsoft as backing track for my playing. can i do so and if so how?
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Electronic Musical Instruments
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Expert:  Russell H. replied 11 months ago.

Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

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Generally, though Musicsoft can be used with CVP Clavinova instruments... but it may not be able to be adjusted as you say.

MIDI files can be downloaded, and played, from the Musicsoft service(s), and used on your Clavinova. But, they cannot necessarily be

A. played at the same time as an accompaniment


B. adjusted for chord changes... and possibly not adjusted for tempo or 'time'. MIDI files on computers are at a fixed and non-adjustable speed, short of editing the file (which cannot be done on your Clavinova, I feel fairly sure.)

I suspect that A. above is possible. But B..... I don't think so, at all. Not if it is a MIDI file played as accompaniment.

Let me know more about your requirements - I am competent in music notation and all music performance concepts, as well as the technicalities of Clavinova models, so I will be able to understand you fully without much explanation.

If this answers your question, please rate my answer. A five-star rating would be appreciated!

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