AZPianoNews.com - Digital Piano Reviews - by Tim PraskinsWelcome to AZ Piano News, your #1 source for digital piano reviews, news, shopping and buying tips and other useful information. My name is Tim Praskins and I established this piano blog in 2009 as a way to provide my 40 years of piano expertise to the public with regard to digital and acoustic pianos, piano and keyboard lessons, and general help to piano shoppers around the world in deciding what digital piano would be best for them. Here is a brief overview of what you can expect from my detailed piano blog:
What is a Digital Piano?A digital piano is generally thought of as having an 88-key piano keyboard with piano weighted keys that move up and down like an acoustic piano. Digital pianos can also be referred to as an electric piano although the term digital piano is the world-wide accepted description. This instrument can be lightweight and portable, stationary, with built-in internal speakers or having no speakers, having an upright piano shape, grand piano shape, or smaller compact piano shape as well as being a hybrid version with a combination of acoustic and digital piano features.
Digital Pianos vs. Digital KeyboardsA digital piano, in the strictest sense, tries to duplicate how an acoustic piano operates as well as how it feels and sounds. They can be lighter weight and portable, or come in grand and upright looking cabinets that resemble the look of an acoustic piano. A Keyboard on the other hand, is missing one or more of those features. It may sound like an acoustic piano, but not feel like one at all. Or it may feel like an acoustic piano, but not sound like one at all. Or it may feel and sound and operate like a digital piano but not have 88 black and white keys (maybe just 49, 61, or 76). Please go to the following link to learn more about the differences between digital pianos and digital keyboards: Digital Keyboard vs Digital Piano - What's the difference?
Why Choose a Digital Piano vs. Acoustic Piano?Choosing between a digital piano and traditional acoustic piano can be a bit confusing because there are different opinions out there depending on what a person's musical experience is. A certain piano teacher you talk with may have a different opinion than another experience piano teacher you speak to about the subject. A piano store salesperson may differ with a general music store salesperson whereas a professional musician may agree or disagree with all of them. So it really just depends upon your musical goals, skill level, budget, and expectations when it comes to playing piano for yourself and or your children. I happen to like both acoustic and digital pianos but I am more found of digital pianos when it comes to overall music learning and piano playing pleasure unless I am playing on a very nice acoustic grand piano. Playing on a real grand piano is a different experience than any other kind of piano especially if that grand piano is a Steinway, Yamaha, Kawai, Bosendorfer, Young Chang, Boston, Samick, or any fine grand piano. However unlike digital pianos, you cannot plug in headphones to a regular acoustic piano for private practice...always a good thing to do if you need quiet in the house or just don't want anyone else to hear you while you're practicing such as being in an apartment building or condo complex. Go here for more info on differences between an acoustic and digital piano: Digital Piano or Acoustic Piano - What should you buy?
Which Digital Piano Should I Buy?Everyone has different goals when purchasing a digital piano, based on your experience, how you intend to use it, budget factors and many others. Over the past 4 years I've made over 160 reviews and blog posts on many brands of digital pianos, taking all factors into consideration, in hopes that I can provide you the best information and knowledge to determine which digital piano you should buy. Although my reviews are not paid for or endorsed by any piano company or brand, my experience in the industry has allowed me to build relationships with many wholesalers for some of the best piano prices available in the market. I openly encourage all readers of this blog who need additional information or are considering buying a piano to contact me first. Hopefully I can get you the lowest price on the piano the best fits your needs and if I can't, I should be able to refer you to someone that can! To speak with me about more, visit my Buying A Piano? and Shopping Tips pages.
Again, welcome to my blog! Deciding on where to go next? Check out some of the most popular brands and models of digital pianos for 2013 below, and if you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment at the end of each posting and I will response to you as soon as I can, or contact me directly - Ask Tim.
Popular Posts on this site:
Casio Digital Piano Reviews:
Casio PX780 Digital Piano Review
Casio PX850 Digital Piano Review
Casio PX750 Digital Piano Review
Casio PX350 Digital Piano Review
Casio PX5S Pro Digital Piano-Synth Review
Yamaha Digital Piano Reviews:
Yamaha YDP141, YDP135R and P95 Digital Piano Reviews
Yamaha YDP161 and YDP181 Digital Piano Reviews
Yamaha P105 Digital Piano Review
Yamaha Claviova CLP430, 440, 470, 480 Digital Piano Reviews
Yamaha CVP601 Digital Piano Review
Roland Digital Piano Reviews:
Roland F120 and RP301 Digital Piano Reviews
Roland RP301R and RP301 Digital Piano Reviews
Roland HP503, HP505, HP507, LX15 Digital Piano Reviews
Roland HP507 & LX15 Digital Piano Comparison Review
Kawai Digital Piano Reviews:
Kawai MP6 Digital Piano Review
Kawai MP10 Digital Piano Review
Kawai ES7 Digital Piano Review
Kawai CE220 Digital Piano Review
Kawai EP3 Digital Piano Review
Kawai VPC1 Digital Piano Controller Review
If you want more info on new digital pianos and lower prices than internet discounts, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call direct at 602-571-1864.