With the popularity of digital pianos (such as the Yamaha P115) on the rise, we look at some of the most commonly-asked questions regarding them.
How do digital pianos work?
Digital pianos usually have 88 keys that when pressed trigger a recording of that same note played on an acoustic piano. The output sound will vary depending on the pressure that was applied to the key, for example if you were to press the key hard then you'd have a harder sounding note than if you'd pressed it softly. The number of notes that are available at any one time (referred to as the polyphony) can vary anywhere from 32 to 256, although most digital pianos sit within the 128 to 192 range. The Yamaha P115 has a 192-note polyphony for example.
What are the advantages of digital pianos?
Price: Digital pianos are by and large much cheaper than acoustic pianos.
No tuning: As they are electronic they don't require tuning or re-tuning at any point in their life cycle, which will save you both time and money.
Other sounds: They offer a variety of other sounds and instruments alongside the regular piano-style sounds.
House (and neighbour!) friendly: They come with a headphone jack, which means everyone but the user will be totally oblivious to the piano being played. This means you can practice anywhere and at any time of day or night.
Creativity: Most digital pianos can connect to computers and various music creation/editing software, therefore users can get really creative and expansive with their music if they so desire.
The Yamaha P115 is a perfect example of why digital pianos are such a good choice regardless of age, level or location. To learn more about this particular model please go to:
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