I now want to learn the piano

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Re: I now want to learn the piano

Post by tubeman » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:02 pm

Andrew Fryer wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:39 pm
At the moment I'm looking at the owners manual of the Yamaha P-115. That's looking a bit better.
But I think at this mid-price range, I'm probably asking for a little bit too much. Mind, I've played Yamaha's £3,000 electric grand, and it's not perfect - I'd rather buy a reconditioned acoustic grand at that price.
I recently bought a Yamaha P-115 for silent practicing so I don't drive my wife and/or the neighbors crazy while endlessly repeating difficult passages. For its intended purpose, it's fine (getting passages burned into my fingers and brain), but the tone, touch, and dynamics do not come close to my acoustic Yamaha B3 upright. (I'd hope it would sound better since it cost 10x what I paid for the 115!)

Never settle for a 61 key, unweighted keyboard. While they are less expensive than an 88/weighted model, that is false economy if you want to seriously play the piano as those limitations will quickly show themselves and you'll end up buying a full keyboard eventually!
Randy Angella 2009 sp/Br (for sale)

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