Whenever someone decides to buy a piano, the inevitable choice will come down to whether an electronic piano would be a better buy, or an acoustic piano. There are always pros and cons to either choice, and you must determine which best fits your situation, needs and budget. There are also people who would prefer electronic pianos over an acoustic one anytime due to personal preferences or little likes or dislikes. We will study what are some of the advantages of getting a digital piano, and what you might need to consider otherwise if an acoustic piano might be a better choice.
First of all, consider that electronic pianos will always stay in tune. That is one great advantage of electronic items and it is an especially great feature to have for a piano. Acoustic pianos periodically go out of tune whether you use them or not, and you need to hire piano tuning services or a tuner to look into it and fix the problem. For an electronic piano, there is no such issue and you can use it for ages and the piano will stay in tune for a lifetime.
While many electronic pianos are now designed to give you the look of an acoustic one, they are still not as big in size nor do they take up a lot of space. As a result, these digital pianos will not take up as much valuable home space as their acoustic counterparts. If you do not wish to get one with the stage piano setup, you can spend less and purchase a simple electronic keyboard or what they call a synthesizer, and it can be easily stored in your home. You can either put it back in its package box after use, or stack it up against the wall or in between cupboards. The amount of space taken up by an electronic piano is significantly lesser than an acoustic one.
With acoustic pianos, most people place them in their living rooms where everyone can see you play, especially for parties and such. Or they are placed in a room so that it does not disturb anyone’s peace when you are practicing. The point is, no matter where you put it, there is no way you can prevent anyone from hearing what you are doing on it. Even if you were to soundproof the room, it would mean extra costs. An electronic piano does not have such a problem. They are headphone enabled and you can play it wearing a headphone and not disturb anyone. This means one could even practice their piano lessons in the middle of the night on electronic pianos and not worry about receiving complaints from neighbors or even their family members.
With an electronic piano, you can even have recorded accompaniments to practice your piano pieces on. That is a powerful feature while learning how to play piano and taking lessons, as it means you can simulate playing in a band or live situation with accompanying music. If you spend a bit more, you can even have built in sequencers for you to record your own pieces and then edit them on your computer or on the keyboard itself. An additional feature would be that of samples stored in electronic pianos. The digital instrument provides endless possibilities and one of them is the ability to store sounds from other instruments in it, and then use it for playback purposes. For example, you can simulate playing the trumpet or violin while using a digital piano, made possible by the use of samples.
With the increasing quality plugged into electronic pianos, the sound quality has improved drastically. By special weight grading, piano keys on the digital instrument are built to ensure realistic portrayal of an actual acoustic piano key timbre. When you are playing the instrument, it feels and sounds just like its acoustic counterpart. There are just as many professional piano players who use an electronic piano and vouch for the lack of differentiation in look and feel between the two versions of the instrument.
There are many electronic piano brands to choose from nowadays. You have the famous Yamaha digital pianos, Casio, Korg electronic pianos, Kurzweil pianos, and Roland digital pianos. Our five brands provide value for money and features which will serve a piano player well. They are also relatively cost effective compared to acoustic pianos. You can easily get a quality electronic piano by spending between $1,000 to $3,000 regardless of brand, and a few essential piano accessories such as a piano bench, stand, piano sheet music, extra pedals and headphones. Use the money saved otherwise from buying an acoustic piano by using it on extra piano lessons. This way, you can get the best of both worlds and advance more in your piano playing endeavors.
So why buy an electronic piano over an acoustic piano? The reasons to support this are perfectly illustrated here and hopefully it provides enough arguments to provide you with more reason to get a digital version of a piano. One of the most attractive advantages is that of saving costs, and all the savings can be later pumped into areas that will improve yourself as a piano player instead of spending too much money on accessories which do not necessarily help you much without learning the skills first. So go forth and become the best player you can on an electronic piano.