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Where o buy a Piano




dimple2001
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Originally posted by Fido

Since you have used both piano and digital keyboard with pedal , can you advise does it feel like a piano and is 1 sustain pedal OK for beginners .. In other words - for how long will single sustain pedal sustain ??

I m going to inquire from the Instructor tomorrow about the acceptance of digital piano / keyboard .. taking a print out of the Casios with me ...



The sustain really is a matter of the quality and the grandeur of the piano. The real pianos tend to be superior to the digital. Similarly, among the real pianos, a grand piano carries its superior charms compared to the one I have.

Look at it this way. Kids are learning the technics and the methodology to read the notes/dynamics off of a music sheet. If they can recognize when to push the pedal and when to release, they have learned the music piece. Once that happens, they will play the same way on any piano that's in front of them. Just that their music will sound grander on a grand piano compared to the digital keys. So, in my opinion, an electronic full set keys should not be a huge deal for beginners and for those in the early stages of learning.

The music experts and the music stores are of course going to insist that nothing but the best is the way to go. Well, it's not their money that they are spending.

That being said, the kids would end up playing on different pianos as they learn more and enter competitions and assemblies, and such. When they do, they get a chance to get used to the feel of the different pianos.

My son participates in the American Guild every year that's conducted at Westin hotel inside the Detroit Airport. Because of this, teachers normally would have the students play a warm up (a particular scale) before playing their piece.

The warm up allows the kids to get used to the feel of the piano that they are playing that day. Besides, it gives the judges a chance to remedy something if the piano sounds out of tune.

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Post ID: 230358 26-02-16 17:26:06
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Full House
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You wanted to know.. So, here it is...

After you master the techniques etc., please let us know if this article was of any help to you. If it was, then please call us when you audition your music.. I will surely appreciate it.

Thanks,

FH.

http://www.pianocareer.com/piano-pedal/piano-pedals-art/

EDIT.. Nice to listen to these TWO songs.

An articulated version of a very well known song played on the Piano.
Whenever you see a white pigeon drop in and sit on the ventilator in
a house (Of course in the tropics) please treat it as if it was me who
dropped in to see you and so, please treat it with all the respect that
you would extend to me. By Sebastien Yradier.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZ26h1cIIUQ

Shakey Stevens.. One other favourite one After the Rock and roll songs of Bill Haley and the Comets....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5beN_DIS3Ao
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Fido
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I am zeroing in on these 2 ... both in the $400/- range ... Please advise ...

$400/-
http://www.kijiji.ca/v-piano-keyboard/city-of-toronto/casio-privia-px-730-digital-piano-with-bench-and-stand-black/1143754262

$400 + Taxes ~ $450
http://www.costco.ca/Casio%c2%ae-CDP230-Compact-Digital-Piano.product.100159272.html


The 2nd one is brand new but I fear that the weighed keys action may not be similar to the first one which is 5 year old ....

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Post ID: 230439 04-03-16 12:03:54
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Full House
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Out of the two the first one PX730 looks to be a good buy plus NO Taxes. These are hard to come by and so, grab it if the TUTOR who is going to coach will approve it. I for one will bat for you if you decide upon this.

When the next THREE years roll by, you will know how the Previa PX860 will be quoted on the markets. Grab one after you get rid of this one. Use it wisely and carefully and get the hang of it.

More on the MIDI, if you are interested and when time permits. So work with this. It is a good Machine. Test it out. Drag the coach if you have to. Pay or give a treat, if it calls for.

CASIO PX 730 views.. :
https://www.google.ca/search?q=casio+px+730&biw=1280&bih=929&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiloarpsKfLAhWFPz4KHV5SCgsQsAQIOQ&dpr=1

SPECS..: http://www.casio-intl.com/asia-mea/en/emi/privia/px730/spec/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWC5IWwqbHA

I also note that this one is MIDI based Instrument..

http://www.devicemanuals.com/productsupport/Casio_PX-730_manual.html


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Casio CDP230 Compact Digital Piano
The Casio? CDP230 digital piano features grand piano sound and feel in a compact slim design. The 88 key scaled hammer action keyboard features 3 levels of touch response that lets you play more expressively with a wide range of dynamics. The built-in lesson function helps you learn to play at your own pace. With hundreds of built-in tones and rhythms plus an extensive song bank, this piano is designed and engineered to help you sound your best.

http://www.costco.ca/Casio%C2%AE-CDP230-Compact-Digital-Piano.product.100159272.html

edit. .: http://www.casio-intl.com/asia-mea/en/emi/contemporary/cdp230r/
Good Luck.

FH.
See the current standing from Wiki.. : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Privia


 
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Post ID: 230442 04-03-16 14:05:12
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Fido
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Thanks FH ,

The tutor is OK . I will check this out this weekend .

I hope that the thing is in a good condition and I can dis assemble and transport it in my car ..

With the CDP 230 the advantage is worry free , warranty and shipping and packaging which can come in handy if I move .

But I guess the 730 is better and longer lasting .

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Post ID: 230448 04-03-16 16:59:59
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Please test out each and every key before you buy the same. If the seller can play, then, please ask them to demonstrate the instrument and its usage from him/her.

Try to bargain, you move up and see if s/he wants a sale and move down ward. Get a few bucks back, if at all possible.

Check to see there is a make a serial number tag on it at the back or under the instrument. Make sure all the original items and the bench is useable.

Here are a few good ones, as per this report. You also have a good idea by now and so go for it.

FH.
http://bestdigitalpianoguides.com/


 
Post ID: 230449 04-03-16 17:42:23
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Fido
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As an update esp for FH :


Missed the PX 730 .. though not because of me .

We had finalized that I would pick up the piano Sun afternoon but I received an email from the seller Saturday that it was sold..

Good thing is .. I have become more aware of the things I am looking for and hopefully should get one soon.

Thanks for all the encouragement and advice FH :cheers:

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Post ID: 230484 08-03-16 17:47:35
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I did not have time to explore these offers or the ranking of the Machines being sold. I also know that you are planning upon a break, March break I suppose, and so you please take your time and do the research and also the calling. Since the prices are only asking price, I am sure you can dicker with them or see if they will bend down to negotiate, even before you get started.

Good Luck.

FH.
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http://www.carnegiesciencecenter.org/liveshows/laser-shows/

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-piano-keyboard/regina/digital-piano/1143677427?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-piano-keyboard/guelph/yamaha-dgx530-88-weighted-key-portable-grand-with-wooden-stand/1142867008?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-piano-keyboard/ottawa/casio-digital-piano-brand-new/1142139135?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-piano-keyboard/brockville/yamaha-p85-keyboard-with-stand/1141881855?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-piano-keyboard/lethbridge/gently-used-casio-keyboard/1141849180?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-piano-keyboard/lethbridge/yamaha-88-key-usb-keyboard-piano/1141477580?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-piano-keyboard/corner-brook/electric-piano/1141316384?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-piano-keyboard/oshawa-durham-region/casio-privia-px-130/1139141809?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-piano-keyboard/calgary/yamaha-portable-grand-dgx-620/1138564169?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-piano-keyboard/kingston-on/yahama-dgx-500-portable-grand-piano/1125786644?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

** http://www.kijiji.ca/v-piano-keyboard/city-of-toronto/casio-cdp-230r-still-new-no-box-88-keys/1137279356?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true SPEAKERS ARE OF LOW QUALITY and the machine is a vintage one.

fh.




 
Post ID: 230500 10-03-16 14:41:06
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Fido
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:clap:

FH ..Like always .. what will we do without you .....

Looking forward to this one now ...

Technics SX-PC 25 ($400)

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-piano-keyboard/mississauga-peel-region/digital-piano/1098648789

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Post ID: 230502 10-03-16 15:24:12
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febpreet
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Fido, let me know how it goes and if you plan to buy, the performance of which.

I am also planning to buy in an year or so for my son. Having any first hand information would always be beneficial.

Thanks Dimple and FH as well.


 
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