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Digital piano vs. Keyboard

If your children are just beginning to enter the world of music and the teachers have recommended you to purchase a musical instrument so that you can have it at home, it is time for you to meet your best ally in this area. Even if this is not for your children but it is only for you, you must know the reasons why a digital piano is a better option than a keyboard and the differences between them.

First of all, a keyboard, of those that you can have at home, is a mechanical musical instrument that is more oriented to reproduce the sound of a piano. They come configured to have the sounds of trumpets, flutes… and can even play tracks already recorded so that they serve as a guide for any style other than classical music; while a digital piano is something totally different.

A digital piano is like the original instrument, only thing is that it does not have strings and is a good alternative to study classical piano. They are the same size as the original version only they do not have the set of strings in the back and use electricity to function. For beginners’ houses, they are the best option.

The first difference between them is the number of keys. The octaves of a keyboard can be 4, 5 or 6, which corresponds to 49, 61 and 73 keys on the instrument. However, the digital piano has only 88 keys, which is the full keyboard. Maybe at the beginning, this is not relevant because you do not know a lot about the subject, however, as you start to acquire more knowledge that’s when you will begin to see the problem.

The idea of ​​having a digital piano is that you can practice everything you learn during classical piano lessons. The goal is to repeat the exercises and when you are already in the third or fourth level you will not feel that you are missing keys and that you cannot play the music, as you will with the keyboard. That’s why the best option is a digital piano because it has all the keys you will need.

On the other hand, there are extra features that make a big difference between a keyboard and a digital piano. Keyboards, usually come with a wide variety of sounds of other instruments, have rhythmic patterns and accompaniments; while the digital pianos do not have this kind of extras but they do have sounds of a few classical instruments.

This big difference is due to the fact that a digital piano is exclusively designed to learn how to play the classical instrument. While keyboards are used to learn other things and even compose in other styles.

The favorite of those who want to learn classical piano is the digital piano. They are made exclusively to develop the skills you need and so you can practice without any problem.

Digital pianos will always be your best option if you are looking for quality and seriousness when learning. What are you waiting to acquire one?




About Stephen Vicino

Stephen Vicino is the founder of MusicExistence.com. He created this site to give talented musicians a voice and a way to be discovered.

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