Over the past few years, many apps for phones and tablets alike have appeared on the market claiming to teach you how to how to play the piano. Some are free, and others charge you, but which ever app you choose, they are all cheaper than buying a real piano. Thousands of people all over the world are investing their time (and sometimes money) into these apps with the hopes of being a piano virtuoso after a few weeks, but is it really possible?
The short answer is no. None of our piano superstars today started their musical journey on a virtual piano. The likes of Daniel Barenboim, Yuja Wang, and even Elton John would probably shudder at the idea of replacing an accoustic or digital piano with a virtual piano. In addition to disregarding the actual instrument itself, there is no teacher on any of the virtual piano apps available. You must simply read the messages displayed on the screen and copy a series of movements – almost a poor man’s version of the Suzuki method… What’s more, if your app-learned skills are ever then transferred to a real instrument, the chances are that even if you can bash out a tune, your technique will be diabolical.
For anyone who has never come across NAMM before, it’s a trade show in the US for all things music and music technology. It stands for the National Association of Music Merchants, and every year, hundreds of brands attend NAMM to showcase their new products, including digital pianos. This year, brands showing off their latest digital piano releases at NAMM included huge names in the piano and keyboard world, such as Yamaha, Casio, and Kawai. Each of these particular digital piano manufacturers brought game changing instruments to the market which will all be available to purchase in the UK in the coming months.
Following its release at NAMM this week, I have been lucky enough to have played the brand new Kawai digital piano – the KDP110. Having bought a Kawai KDP90 digital piano several years ago, I had exceptionally high expectations from the new model, seeing as the KDP-90 is such a fantastic all round instrument which has proved invaluable to me. It has been undoubtedly the best piano (digital or acoustic) that I have ever owned. The new model KDP-110 digital piano boasts a far more impressive list of features than its predecessor which was evident when playing the instrument. Here are just some of the highlights: Continue reading “Kawai KDP-110 Digital Piano Review”
Is your piano old and tired? Has it seen better days? Are you in need of a beautiful new instrument? Well, there is no need to look any further because a beautiful brand new digital piano has been released from Kawai! The brand new 2018 model KDP-110 has just been released and is available to buy today from Chase Direct.