AZ PIANO REVIEWS!: DIGITAL PIANOS - REVIEWS - NEWS - Digital Pianos are taking over the world of piano playing! Kawai, Yamaha, Roland, Casio, Samick, Korg, and more! - Digital Piano Reviews

Jun 14, 2012

DIGITAL PIANOS - REVIEWS - NEWS - Digital Pianos are taking over the world of piano playing! Kawai, Yamaha, Roland, Casio, Samick, Korg, and more!

DIGITAL PIANOS ARE TAKING OVER ACOUSTIC PIANO SALES! Digital upright and grand pianos have become a "mainstream" piano purchase for families over the last 5-10 years and the numbers of digital piano sales keep growing. Piano manufacturers are producing digital pianos that are not only attractive to look at, but have piano tone and key action that are coming closer & closer every year to replicating regular acoustic pianos. If that's the case, then why would a person want  to own a regular acoustic piano? The simple answer is...for the most part, they wouldn't. There are still many piano teachers and people in general who believe an acoustic piano is a better permanent choice as a piano to own over a long period of time. But that point of view depends on the student and player. Most people play recreational and students rarely get past the intermediate skill level so the need for an acoustic piano is becoming less and less. That's one of the reasons there are so many used acoustic pianos for sale at relatively low prices through classified ads, CraigsList ads, eBay, piano stores, and other places.

It is true that there are certain kinds of piano music that demands specialized piano playing on pianos that can perform those pieces properly. And in those cases a good acoustic upright or grand piano would be a better option. But as digital piano technology continues to move forward with big improvements in piano tone, key action movement, dynamic response, articulation, and overall duplication of acoustic piano nuances, there will be little need for acoustic pianos in the future unless you are a music/piano major in college, a musician who is more comfortable playing on acoustic pianos, or a piano teacher who has not given up on acoustic pianos yet.

Digital pianos have so many cool features now including never needing tuning (that will save you a huge amount of money over time), easier to move, a variety of great instrument sounds, drum rhythms, built-in piano lessons, USB outputs to iPad and laptop computers for piano training, music writing, and so much more. You can create lush arrangements with multi-track recording as well as create MP3 and WAV file audio recordings of your playing directly on the digital piano. And when you don't want anyone else to hear you practice or play, you simply plug in a set of stereo headphones and all is quiet...and you definitely cannot do that on a regular acoustic piano.

So all in all, digital pianos are taking over acoustic piano territory and as the digital pianos continue to improve over the years, acoustic pianos will (for the most part) become a thing of the past. This may not happen completely in your lifetime or mine, but it will happen just as the computer has replaced the typewriter, the flat screen TV replaced the tube TV, the iPad is starting to replace the laptop, and the cell phone is replacing the landline. Everything continues to change and there's no way to stop it, which may or may not be good depending on your point of view.

Although I love to play acoustic pianos such as Steinway, Bosendorfer, Yamaha, Kawai, Samick, Young Chang, and many others, when it comes to digital pianos, I am a big proponent of them. If you would like to know more about digital pianos and the best ones to own for different price ranges and musical needs then you should contact me personally.

If you want more info on pianos and lower prices than internet or store discounts, please email me at tim@azpianowholesale.com or call me direct at 602-571-1864

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