Where o buy a Piano


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Fido   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 25-02-16 18:48:24

I am so very glad I brought this up.

Thanks a lot D2K+1 & SS -- Your information and advice is very valid and will enable me in taking an informed decision ...


Full House Sir ~ what could we do without you .. I am still to read (and understand) your last week's write up on RRSP & investments , here I have another one so detailed so as to make me an expert in piano ... and if not would certainly help me in understanding this more and making it a well decided choice ..

I am very glad and felt very happy when our very own HW36 also offered her own piano for free through a PM ... A lot of thanks to her also for her large heartedness .


I will start with SS's advice to check with the Instructor about acceptance of digital pianos (keyboards ) ... since they did mention to buy a piano and tried a very strong sales pitch when we met their Associate last.


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dimple2001   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 25-02-16 19:16:32

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Originally posted by Fido

I am so very glad I brought this up.

Thanks a lot D2K+1 & SS --



Looks like I've become an algebraic equation with two unknowns :)


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Fido   
Member since: Aug 06
Posts: 5286
Location: Canada

Post ID: #PID Posted on: 26-02-16 16:54:29

Quote:
Originally posted by dimple2001

Quote:
Originally posted by Fido

I am so very glad I brought this up.

Thanks a lot D2K+1 & SS --



Looks like I've become an algebraic equation with two unknowns :)



Lol ...

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 ...


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dimple2001   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 26-02-16 17:26:06

Quote:
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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Full House   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 02-03-16 01:20:05

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
fh.



Fido   
Member since: Aug 06
Posts: 5286
Location: Canada

Post ID: #PID Posted on: 04-03-16 12:03:54

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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Full House   
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Post ID: #PID Posted on: 04-03-16 14:05:12

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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