The baroque period in classical music is unquestionably my favourite. I have a deep-rooted love for all things Bach, Vivaldi, and Telemann. As a teenager I was so besotted with these composers and their peers that I decided to focus all of my musical energy into my studies of the recorder. Believe it or not, the recorder isn’t always a horrid black and white plastic thing that is capable of destroying the ear drums of unsuspecting parents. If you don’t believe me then listen to this.
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Although there will always be a place for analogue pianos in the world, it is gradually becoming less and less popular. With the rise of the digital piano, why would you necessarily want to pay a hefty sum for an analogue piano which then needs maintenance and tuning over the years, when you can pay a small one-off fee for something that is both portable and reliable? Analogue pianos should generally be tuned at least once a year and this tends to set you back approximately £50 a pop. Newer pianos need tuning up to four times a year, and with the cost of the new piano itself, the whole package is likely to cost at least several thousand pounds in the first few years (although obviously this is largely dependent on the caliber of
the piano you choose).