There is really no excuse today for someone who wishes to learn to Kawai KDP90, to be unable to have an instrument, try taking some lessons, and learn how to play at least to some degree. The accessibility of teachers as well as the wide variety of available piano choices provides an extremely affordable, healthy, and enjoyable activity which can be experienced by all that have the desire.
“What type of piano do i need to get?”
One of the primary questions many teachers are asked by their students is ‘What sort of piano do i need to get?” As being a piano technician (and x-pianist), I am asked this question every once in awhile as well. I hope my thoughts here are beneficial to those people who are attempting to investigate what the differences are between the acoustic and electric pianos. Many reasons exist for piano teachers recommend a real acoustic piano for his or her students.
First of all, an acoustic piano is really a stand-alone acoustic instrument. It is a mechanical instrument made basically of wood and felt and metal and does require regular service and tuning. An experienced piano tuner/technicians will likely be required for regular servicing and the occasional repairs and adjustments that will be needed, due to basic deterioration and humidity fluctuations.
Acoustic pianos contain strings as well as a sounding board, along with a very mechanical action that is certainly all activated and controlled from the keys. The sound is “3 dimensional” and is caused by a (piano) hammer hitting a string and causing that string to vibrate. The string’s vibrations are transferred to the soundboard and the whole piano becomes an acoustic instrument. Again, the sound is “3 dimensional”.
An electrical piano requires electricity and speakers to generate its sound. (There have been some electric pianos made previously that did have strings and somewhat of any semblance of a real piano action, but they are mostly outdated now, and therefore are not the type that you will generally see in the dealers stores instead of an acoustic piano). The electric piano either has it’s own speakers build with it, or it ought to be attached to some kind of an amplifier/speaker/speakers to make any sound.
Electric pianos do not need regular tuning like an acoustic piano does. Electric piano repair and maintenance is generally performed by electronics technicians. Electric pianos do contain some mechanical aspects (keys, pedals, etc) nevertheless the rest is switches, wires, circuit boards, chips, hard disks, computer stuff, etc. I equate the guys who service the electric pianos as the guys who used to service electric organs. Your dealer must be able to refer you to definitely a professional service person for virtually any repairs and adjustments that should be done on the electric piano.
The noise of the best digital grand piano is basically “2 dimensional”. The keys are connected to a ‘switch’ that turns the sound on / off, as well as the speed of the key is electronically measured to determine the volume. The faster the key moves the louder the sound. The keys will also be weighted to approximate the ‘feel’ of any real acoustic piano.
The electronic pianos have gotten better and better over the years in a number of ways. The majority of them are now stereo, which will help them sound more ‘attractive”, and the types of weighting and spring systems utilized in the secrets of assist the to approximate the feel of a real piano has got better as well.
Piano Sound: “3 Dimensional” vs. “2 Dimensional”
I wish I really could remember who I first heard describe the differences of the sound of an electric vs. acoustic piano as “2 dimensional” vs. “3 dimensional”. A “2 dimensional” sound is similar to a graph that has an ” x-axis” along with a “y-axis”.
Think about the speaker inside your car radio. This speaker operates by moving air in a “2 dimensional” way, the speaker vibrates forward and backward moving air and thereby producing whatever sound is xozkev with it from it’s sound source – in cases like this whatever “sound’ is selected and modified on the keyboard from the various buttons, and options available on that particular keyboard.
A “3 dimensional” sound is certainly one that does not only has an “x-axis” along with a “y-axis”, but it also has a “z-axis”. The piano hammer striking the string produces a sound that is a true acoustic phenomena vibrating in every 3 dimensions. An acoustic piano, like all other acoustic instruments, fails to require any amplification to become heard and played and (hopefully) enjoyed.
Many electric piano buyers start small, and then decide they really want more features or basically just more instrument. So trading up is also a possibility using the electronic pianos as well.
I am hoping it has been useful in understanding some of the applications as well as the differences involving the electric pianos and the acoustic pianos. Your dealer should also help you in answering questions you may have. Buy nearly as good a piano as you can justify – especially if it is an acoustic piano. A great portable electric piano will hold it’s value and thru good care and maintenance will provide you with years of good service and enjoyment.