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HPi-7s
digital piano
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Target Market…
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Music Educators
Young Students
Piano labs
Display & Preparation…
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Connect External Monitor
Install CD Drive
Piano Gram Weight & PHAII Action Model
Roland RH-25 or RH-50 Headphones
Roland DR-30 Microphone
Alfred and/or Hal Leonard method book(s)
Hal Leonard Play-Along Books and Catalog
SMF & Audio File samples on USB Memory Key
Demo Superb Piano Tone…
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Piano sampled from 9’ concert grand…play “live” or use Demo function
Each note individually sampled at 128 velocity/volume levels for fullest expression, i.e. timbre change w/velocity
Stereo sample with Panning for truest piano sound…low notes sound from left side…high notes from right side
Demo Superb Touch…
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Counter-weighted Progressive Hammer Action just as in grand piano…no springs
Action gets progressively lighter toward the higher range of the piano…just like a grand piano
Simulated Escapement gives player same feel as a grand piano
Reference ability to adjust the touch response…useful for very young or very old players
Ivory Feel keyboard simulates ivory and ebony keys, absorbs oil and moisture, and gives player better control
Demo Song Playback (SMF)…
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Press the SONG button
Use the right and left cursor buttons to choose the Practice/Microjazz “songbook”
Use the up and down cursor buttons to select a song…press the Play/Stop button or the “enter” button
Explain Track buttons and demo ability to hear any or all of the tracks
Explain SMF and demo ability to transpose and change tempo…powerful tools for practicing or accompanying
Demo Audio File Playback via CD…
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Load and demo Hal Leonard Piano Play-Along CD
Load and demo Hal Leonard Pro Vocal CD
Load Amazing Grace CD and demo Center Cancel (Right track button)
BONUS: Demo Microphone Input by singing along through the DR-30
Demo transposition of Audio File…press TRANSPOSE button, use -/+ buttons to raise or lower by half-steps
Demo SMF and Audio File Playback via USB Memory Key
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Demo at least one Alfred or Hal Leonard SMF along with the corresponding book
Demo at least one Alfred or Hal Leonard Audio accompaniment track along with corresponding book
BONUS: Demo ease of ripping audio files from CD to USB stick via Audiograbber or iTunes
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Demo Visual Lesson…
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Press the MENU/LESSON button…use the right and left cursor buttons to choose VISUAL LESSON…press the
O (enter) button
Use the right and left cursor buttons to choose “Beginner’s Course”…press the O (enter) button
Use the cursor buttons to highlight “Other Songs” and press the enter button…use the cursor buttons to select
the Practice/Microjazz songbook…press the enter button…select the previously-played song
Press enter, wait for count-in and play along with the accompaniment
At end of performance, wait for drum roll and then the score will appear in the display
Press enter and the Review screen will appear, with color-coded “circles” highlighting pitch and rhythm errors
You can check each note of the performance by pressing the left or right cursor buttons
Demo Wonderland…
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Press the MENU/LESSON button…use the right and left cursor buttons to choose WONDERLAND…press enter
Wonderland is like a “musical theme park” and includes many fun and educational music theory games that help
the student learn faster and become well-rounded musicians
Demo Alphabet, which helps the beginner learn “keyboard geography:
Demo Flash Card, which helps develops the ear along with reading skills
Select Game and demo the Rhythm Game, which helps teach rhythmic concepts
Demo DoReMe Course…
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Press the MENU/LESSON button…use the DoReMe Course…press the O (enter) button
Demo DoReMe (Pitch Training) and Note and Rest (Rhythm Training)
WOW FACTOR: Demo “Thumb Under” video, which teaches proper fingering technique
Demo Recording and Saving Songs…
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Press RECORD…play a short piece in tempo with the Metronome…press RESET
WOW FACTOR: The music notation will appear in the screen!
Press PLAY to hear your recording and watch the bouncing ball follow the tempo
Press the MEMU/LESSON button…use the cursor buttons to select FUNCTION…press O (enter)
Use the cursor buttons to select FILE…press O (enter)…use the cursor buttons to select SAVE…press O (enter)
Use the right and left cursor buttons to select Destination…use the up and down cursor buttons to choose
External Memory…press O (enter)…use the cursor buttons to name your song…press O (enter)
BONUS WOW FACTOR: Demo BMP Export feature and save the song notation to a USB Memory Key
(Exploring p. 11)
SALES OPPORTUNITY: Take the USB key (and the customer) back to your PC and print out the BMP file…then
get customer’s e-mail and send them both the BMP and the SMF!
Demo/Discuss “Bonus Features”…
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Always in tune and never a sticking key = no maintenance…saves thousands of dollars over years of ownership
Twin Piano mode…two siblings or students can play/practice with each having a middle “C” and damper pedal
USB interface…allows easy PC connection for unlimited software and play-along applications
Hundreds of onboard sounds for arranging, recording, and just having fun
Piano Designer allows user to edit and save his or her preferred touch and tonal piano characteristics
One Touch Piano button makes it easy to exit other applications back to standard piano mode
KEY FEATURE FOR EDUCATORS…demo USER PROGRAMS (see Exploring p. 5-6)
FINAL “WOW FACTOR”…demo playback from portable audio devices via dedicated “Roland Audio Ports”