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Virtual Pianos

Virtual Pianos

Electric (MIDI) pianos are wonderful tools that are enjoyed by many pianists from around the world but by themselves they are somewhat lacking. Virtual pianos are files that can be downloaded from libraries online. These files are used to change the sound of a keyboard. Many of the files are recordings pianos that the stars use. One great example of this, is Alicia Key’s piano. You can get a complete, high quality recording of her piano. These recordings allow you...
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Upright Pianos

Upright Pianos

Upright pianos are quite good pianos. They are the smaller pianos with the vertical alignment of the strings. These are smaller than grand pianos but still have a very rich sound. While some are very plain, others are ornate and fine. Vertical pianos, as they are sometimes called, are for those that aren’t just ready to move on to a grand piano. Sometimes people choose them simply because of size. There are a variety of benefits to these types of...
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Self-Playing Pianos

Self-Playing Pianos

Self-playing pianos, or player pianos, are a type of piano that is able to play music automatically via reading perforated paper, metallic rolls, or even modern MIDI files. The pneumatic or electro-mechanical keys are operated via the instructions received from the above methods. It gives you the traditional and in person sound of a piano without having to be at the piano. Player pianos were all the rage in the early 1900’s but today there is less interest in them...
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Grand Pianos

Grand Pianos

Grand pianos are exactly what their name sounds like, they are large ornate pianos that are often used for classical concerts. Strings for this kind of piano are horizontally set and produce vibrant sound. The vibrant sound is what makes these lovely instruments so perfect for classical music where the sound of the instruments is what really matters. Want to know the benefits of a grand piano? Here are some of them. With the bigger size and fine workmanship that...
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Electric Pianos

Electric Pianos

When many people think of a piano now they think of thin black electric pianos. These devices are powered with an onboard computer that produces tones based on what key is pressed. They are not a traditional piano as the sound comes from a speaker and not a string being played. It provides a different quality of sound but it comes with many benefits. Electric pianos are often the most affordable type of piano. This leads many people to get...
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Customized Pianos

Customized Pianos

A variety of companies make customized pianos. These types of pianos are designed specifically for customers. Each different design is considered unique and can vary greatly in both size and price. With pianos like this you can get one that matches your exact requirements. Colors, designs, shapes, everything can be fine-tuned to meet your desire. Buying a used custom piano can be expensive but it gives you the option to get something that no one else has. For many people,...
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Analogue Classics

Analogue Classics

An analogue piano is the precursor to the electric piano. These are pianos that use knobs to be able to work with the piano. Despite having knobs the music from an analogue piano is still produced by instrumental methods. That means you still get a very rich sound and still have the feeling of a traditional piano with some added benefits. They are somewhat similar to an electric guitar. What really makes an analogue piano so nice is that they...
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