Considering purchasing a piano? There are many choices upright,Grand, digital and the keyboard. Choosing the right instrument is a task. It is a daunting task to select a just right for your piano. However, first decide what you wish to purchase, a digital piano, an acoustic piano or a keyboard. This is followed by the next decision of having a grand or an upright piano.
There are over 30 brands available in Australia and they include Alex Steinbach, Yamaha, Samick, Kawai, Beale and Bechstein. These brands manufacture pianos around the world in different countries. Apart from these brands, there are many more used instruments brought from Korea and Japan into Australia. Regardless of these considerations, here are few steps to purchasing a grand piano.
Request a free copy of the different instrument types available around Australia in music stores. This will provide a wealth of information and guide you to a digital instrument or even for a quality Kawai Piano. The buyer’s guide is sure to give you relevant information to take decision about investing on a piano.
Buying a new instrument is undoubtedly a daunting task, especially for a non- pianist or even for a musician it is difficult to determine the piano to buy. For children buying a full-size piano is recommended.
What is a “Full Size” Piano?
A Steinway Piano refers to an instrument (digital or acoustic) with 88 notes. Normally, piano teachers recommend full size 88 note pianos. This is because the music examination boards set these specifications to take exams as minimal requirements.
Smaller keyboards have 61 or 76 notes and they come with weighted keys. Beginners use only a few notes as they start learning the keyboard or a piano. But, on progressing, the notes range they use will extend inevitably. Having fewer keys is an indication that your child will run out of keys to play. This indicates they cannot play music at low or top end notes and the plain reason is because there are no keys.
- Before choosing a piano, play on a light-weighted, portable keyboard and switch over to a piano. You can know the weight difference in the keys and their response.
- The acoustic keys are heavier in comparison to portable keyboards. Thus, as a key is pressed, it gives hammer action to lift again to create the sound by hitting the strings.
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