Nowadays we’ll talk concerning the Clavinova musical instruments from Yamaha. These are digital pianos that offer you the wealthy and round sound of child grand pianos for about a tenth with the cost. Numerous folks are picking digital pianos as they make a good deal of sense and get up significantly much less room than even an upright piano. They are also much less expensive and less hefty than even an upright piano but they are much richer in tone than a keyboard. And for this cause are much better suggested for people who are in fact learning to play the piano instead of just seeking to rift on the keyboard.
The Clavinova is a pioneering line of digital pianos produced by Yamaha. In styling and in style they look just like acoustic pianos but they are truly state from the art digital instruments that utilizes the leading edge technologies of Yamaha, along with the vast quantity of experience that they have in producing exceptional musical instruments. Because they are electronics units in the identical time they have an immense advantage over acoustic models of pianos specially with regards to modern day characteristics. A Clavinova piano can record songs and can make use of diverse voices, it could even be connected to a laptop or computer making use of a various sorts of connections including a wireless network.
All through the a long time because it’s got launched its digital piano line, Yamaha has been constantly producing improvements on its digital piano goods. One with the latest additions to this line will be the Yamaha CLP 320. Just when you thought the digital piano cannot get any greater, along comes this great new piano design. This really is an enhanced edition of the CLP 220. It has a range of 128 notes, a three level stereo sampling, and a damper. To believe the CLP 320 is just the beginners model on this line. That signifies that you are able to go for even more sophisticated types as you discover the best way to play.
1 from the greatest advantages that a digital piano has over an acoustic 1 could be the cost. The Yamaha CLP 320 price is by far reduced than that of a standard acoustic piano. So you could take pleasure in the exact same type of music at a much reduce value. As soon as you might have seen the Clavinova CLP 320 value tag at a retailer you may well decide to buy one appropriate away.
If you really are a music lover then a digital piano is 1 fantastic merchandise for you.
Big Sur in the Morning
Image by Stuck in Customs
On Monday Feb 1, I’m speaking at Google for their Authors@Google program. The whole thing will be recorded, so I’ll be able to share it back with the world here once it goes up. You can find out more by following @GoogleTalks. And thanks to Mike Wiacek @MikeWiacek who is the head of the Google Photog Club and to Cliff Redeker @mcrsquared for getting the whole thing set up… I am excited!
Later that afternoon, I’m giving a private photography workshop to people at Google back in one of their secret rooms… That should be a lot of fun too. I’ll be going through, in person, what I have in the HDR Tutorial here on the site.
There is a public photowalk and talk on Thursday, Feb 4 at Stanford. We’ll meet at 4 PM at the The Oval, and then meet at 5:30 in one of the auditoriums for the talk.
Private Tour at Hearst Castle
I’m driving up the coast towards Silicon Valley, and I decided to take my time and leisurely drive up Highway 1. I’m doing my best to fill the trip with planned and unplanned adventures.
I spent a big chunk of the day up at Hearst Castle. I was given a private tour whilst guarded by one of LAPD’s finest, who is now a security guard at the castle. I had carte blanche to go anywhere and shoot everything – it was totally amazing! I got into the wine cellar, into the top two spires where there are tiny bedrooms, and all over the place. It was just amazing — I have not had time to process the photos yet… but… you won’t believe it!
Daily Photo – Big Sur in the Morning
5:30 AM. Alarm goes off. It’s always painful. People that say they are "morning people" — I think they are lying. But, when in a beautiful place, I always force myself, military style, to pop out of bed. There are hikes to be made and photos to take!
I stayed at the Ragged Point Inn. My room had a little fireplace and everything (which made it even harder to get out of bed!). After I got downstairs, I started a little hike to get a good vantage of the coast and the sunrise. Of course, there was a fence blocking the best bit, so I jumped over it like Carl Lewis (a much older, whiter, and less jumpy Carl Lewis), and edged along the rocky coast to get a good spot. I forgot to put on my hiking shoes and mistakenly donned my Cole-Haans while in the dark. Big mistake. Those don’t make for good hiking shoes, especially after five minutes of getting soaked in morning dew from the foliage I was ripping my way through.
But, I had on my earphones and was blasting away music… all was good… the sun came up, the clouds were perfect, and I took this photo.
from Trey Ratcliff at www.stuckincustoms.com