How to Buy Piano?

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Super Tips for Buying the Best Digital Piano or Electric Keyboard

Read this before reading any Digital Piano Reviews, for buying the best electric piano keyboard.

Digital technology keeps on changing rapidly and you should have some basic understanding of the various jargons to select the one you really want. Here are some indicators to help you out with buying a piano or a music keyboard.

Buying Piano...or an electronic Keyboard?

Before you set out to buy, you must know what you want, a piano or a keyboard.

This would depend on various factors, most important ones being:

  • your inclination towards technology

  • your liking for a particular style of music

  • your budget and

  • whether you have learnt before

  • what kind of keyboard player you are or want to become

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    Should You Be Buying Piano?

    If you are a person who likes the piano because:

  • You like its beautiful piano sounds

  • You like its great looks

  • You are just content with playing the music you like on the piano (classical, jazz, blues etc.) without being bothered if there are hundreds of effects or other instrument sounds

  • This gives an indication that you should be buying piano. If your interests are mostly geared towards piano, then a Digital Piano is your choice.

    A digital piano can be a cost effective solution to your need, and some of the electric piano models will also give you all the arranging features which you may start using later on.

    Read more on different types & looks of digital pianos here...

    Should You Buy An Arranger Keyboard?

    On the other hand:

  • You are a beginner who wants to take his first step towards playing
  • You are excited by the various sounds, styles, and effects which a keyboard offers
  • You want to play with a group of friends or for a band
  • You like creating your own music, and arranging it
    This tells that you should be buying keyboard - a musical keyboard or a synthesizer workstation.

    For onstage performances or using backing tracks, learning to play, or for songwriting, an Arranger Keyboard will be a better instrument and will serve you well.

    Many Choices in Electric Piano Keyboards

    Now that you have an understanding of the basic features that are available on keyboards, you have several options that you may consider, if you have decided to go for a digital piano.

  • Go for a 76 or 88 key grand keyboard, the one that comes with arranger features. You may choose semi-synth style keys if you are used to playing keyboards

  • Go for an 88 key digital piano with authentic weighted keys. You have options to choose a model with arranger features or you may choose one without all those extras.

  • If you are more into computer music production, you may consider an 88 key keyboard controller with weighted keys.

  • For those, who intend to perform, some cool synth pianos with cutting edge features are available.

  • How to Select a Digital Piano Keyboard?

    There are several things that you would need to bear in mind when you look for a new keyboard instruments, depending on your budget, skills and intended use.

    For most beginners it would be either a piano or a keyboard at an affordable price. For intermediate and experienced players the instrument will need specific features depending on whether the board is going to be used for performance or in the studio.

    In any case, you are encouraged to get a feel of all shortlisted piano keyboards by visiting a local store.

  • Go and lay your hands on every piano keyboard that fits in your budget.

  • Play the keys and check if you are comfortable with the feel (more for the piano guys)

  • If you have never owned an arranger before, ask for a demo of all the important functions, if that's what you're interest in.

  • Always keep an eye for bundled packages. You may get some surprise piano accessories.

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