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#33365 - 06/26/06 02:41 PM piano or keyboard?
CandyKay2 Offline
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I have been doing piano since I was 4 1/2 and I just did my grade five exam. The whole time, I have been using an upright piano. My mom would like to get rid of it for space purposes, and get me a keyboard instead.But I'm worried that I will lose the touch if I switch to a keyboard. Everyone says that the new piano touch keyboards feel just like a real piano and that you can get them full length, but I'm still leery.

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#33366 - 06/27/06 03:21 AM Re: piano or keyboard?
mirlou Offline
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As a teacher I would't be happy with it, maybe your teacher can talk your mother out of it? I had several students who had to buy a digital piano when they moved to a samll appartment and they regretted it all. But maybe it's different when it is an advanced and expensive one... the cheaper ones don't work well.

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#33367 - 06/27/06 03:47 AM Re: piano or keyboard?
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A real piano is always optimal (you can pretty easily tell from the tone and action!), but if it is not at all possible to get one, buy a touch-sensitive, full-sized keyboard. (And yes, 88 keys to boot.) Get a keyboard of good quality. Actually, there are digital pianos of good qualityŚwe're talking adjustable action, from light to hard. One of my former students has such a keyboard. Every time he played on my 6' 2" grand, he said that the action on my piano was way lighter than his digital keyboard! (LOL! The action on my grand is actually pretty heavy, but not too bad. Grands have heavier actions in general.) So, there you have it. \:D
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#33368 - 06/27/06 04:15 AM Re: piano or keyboard?
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Is a full sized keyboard really going to take up that much less space than an upright?? This mom must be thinking of a smaller keyboard since she's thinking of space. It makes me angry to think that a mother would take away something that obviously her daughter has spent years learning and enjoying and try to replace it with something inadequate. Some people just don't get it. And....sorry Lisa K. for jumping into your area. ;\)

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#33369 - 06/27/06 12:31 PM Re: piano or keyboard?
alidoremi Offline
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There's definitely a difference between a keyboard and a digital piano. Digital pianos are usually more compact than an acoustic piano so this may be the answer to your space problem. And, depending on what kind of upright you've been playing on the past several years, a digital piano might actually be a MOVE UP for you. I played on an old Gulbransen spinet growing up and it was really like playing on a keyboard (the action was horrible and they keys pushed down easily). So just because you have a real piano right now doesn't mean it's a GOOD piano.

I would check out the Yamaha clavinovas and Roland's. IMO, acoustic is NOT always better.

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#33370 - 12/21/06 08:43 AM Re: piano or keyboard?
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Registered: 12/19/06
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HI I purchase a Kurzweil RE-210 digital piano and the touch is almost the same as the yamaha that I had in the past. The sound is absolutly exceptional, the advantage is you can play while children are sleeping with headphones, never have to be tuned and easier to move (125 pounds). I just upgrade to a Kurzweil 112 small grand piano and It's amazing. The price for the RE-220 (newer model) is about $2300.00 cdn and the 112 is about $6,000.00.
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#48410 - 06/17/10 04:18 AM Re: piano or keyboard? [Re: CandyKay2]
ledttys2 Offline
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hello..

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#48420 - 06/17/10 11:17 AM Re: piano or keyboard? [Re: ledttys2]
xstitch4me Offline
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what are you trying to say ledttys2? this topic is 4 years old and you didn't ever refer to it. Looks like another ad to me.

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#48424 - 06/17/10 06:27 PM Re: piano or keyboard? [Re: xstitch4me]
Susan Offline
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Xstitch, I wonder if Jon could turn off the feature that allows links in our signature. If he could, I bet a lot of this type of message would be eliminated. Maybe he could also set the comments so that posts over a certain amount of time are locked to comments. I did that on my blog and it really cut down on spam.

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#48428 - 06/18/10 12:10 AM Re: piano or keyboard? [Re: Susan]
xstitch4me Offline
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well I agree - drives me crazy

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