Tyler / October 3, 2018
In a world full of Casios and Yamahas, it can be quite hard to know which piano is ideal for you, particularly if this is your first time.
With an aim to help the confused buyer, we have crafted a special piece that mentions the best tips for buying a digital piano or keyboard. If you plan to utilize your piano for all kinds of non-classical styles, then you’ll want to keep the following in mind.
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Ensure The Keys Feature Standard Width
The ability to sit down at any digital piano and relish playing it is perhaps the most fun of the things you will learn during your lessons. As such, you will want to ascertain that the keys on your new one are standard in size.
If the keys are standard size, you won’t have trouble playing a tune on any keyboard or piano. Beware of the cheap, toy-like keyboard as they normally have smaller keys.
A standard key will be around 22mm wide. This is an estimation as not every digital piano is exactly the same. If the keys are considerably narrower, you should move on to a better unit.
Go for an 88 Note Unit
Almost every modern piano has a total of 88 keys, 53 white and 36 black. If possible, I would recommend that you purchase a full sized keyboard. For the small additional price, the extra keys are well worth it. Avoid buying pianos with less than 5 full octaves as you will likely end up dumping it for a larger and better unit.
Ensure It Has Pedal(s)
Another important feature to look for when shopping for a digital piano is to ensure it comes with a pedal. At the bare minimum, you require a pedal known as a sustain pedal. For a digital piano, you can expect a second or a third one, but ascertain that the sustain pedal is available. That’s because it is almost impossible to play modern styles without a sustain pedal.
There you have it! This list is certainly not exhaustive, but it covers the most important aspects any piano player should look for when looking to buy a digital piano. Nowadays, the tech behind these devices has become so good that, more often than not, digital pianos are more practical and better option instead of parting with thousands of dollars of a concert acoustic grand.
Electric pianos and keyboards generally take up less space, can be used with headphones to avoid disturbing others while practicing and never go out of tune.
Have fun and all the best in your hunt for your new digital piano.
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