Jumping On The Piano Wagon

The piano has been in our midst for over 300 years and continued to earn itself a place as the top favourite instrument choice for all ages from 5 to 75. Whether you as a musician enjoy the classic tones of the upright acoustic or the more contemporary recreated sounds of the electronic digital piano – the choice is personal when jumping on the piano wagon.

So how does it drive?

The digital piano produces a generous variety of pre-set timbres so you can choose the settings e.g. the traditional concert grand piano, the silvery steel of the by-gone harpsichord keys, various electric pianos that harp back to the sounds of the 60s & 70s like Fender Rhodes and Wurlitzer. You can incorporate other basic “synthesizer’’ sounds to your taste such as string ensemble, rock band, vocals etc. Of course headphones, amps & connections for composition software are all extras that may tip the balance on deciding which one to play. In contrast the ‘no frills’ acoustic piano promises no hidden extras – not even a horn but it does deliver a traditional rich tone and pure sound production. So whether you want to go back to Bach, enjoy improvising over jazz chords like Alicia Keys or explore the wonders of Stevie – whatever your choice – you will surely benefit from the piano. So come on – jump on the piano wagon – it’ll take you on a musical mystery tour.

Def: (pi-a-no.) Italian, short for pianoforte. Piano abbr. p = in a quite tone. Forte abbr. f = loud.

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