How many of us can remember getting a piano or a keyboard as one of our first gifts?

I always used to find a piano rather mesmerizing with its many keys and beautiful sounds. It used to amaze me how every key sounded different than the last.

To date, pianos have their specific charm and have never lost their appeal or audience through the centuries.

Parents deem it an important skill and want their kids to learn to play the piano with some level of mastery. Kids are drawn to it for the magic melodies those keys can produce.

It is no surprise then that piano comes on top in popularity for the most played instrument.

Piano is one of the most versatile instruments, not just in terms of music production, but also for
self-expression.

There are many other desirable skills associated with learning to play the piano. It can instill a sense of perseverance and creativity among students. It is also great for improving concentration and motor skills among.

Moreover, piano music is very calming and relaxing, and practicing it can be very therapeutic.

Piano Quick Facts

  • The piano was invented around 1700.
  • A piano consists of over 12,000 parts, out of which 10,000 are moving.
  • The gross worldwide production of pianos is over 750,000 units per year.
  • Steinway grand pianos are used for more than 90% of all piano concerts or performances.
  • The piano is played by 21 million Americans. More pianos are played by Americans than all the other instruments put together.

The Growing Popularity of Digital Pianos

Pianos have been around for a long time, but they are just as relevant today as they were in the past.

Digital pianos are becoming increasingly popular for many reasons. Although an acoustic piano is still recommended for beginners, but the rise of digital pianos has a great deal to do with today’s lifestyle, as well as how technology has advanced.

As more advanced models keep coming out, each with a host of new features, they continue to increase in reliability and are becoming recognized as solid instruments all their own.

Reliable & Practical

Reliability is the operative word here too, since digital pianos don’t need to be tuned as the acoustic ones do. Nor do they need the kind of temperature control that goes with keeping the classic models. Not only is tuning expensive, it can be a bother.

Also, depending on your living conditions, whether you are living with family, roommates or in an apartment with neighbors on the other side of the walls, you would have to limit practice hours. With digital pianos, that is a non-issue as you can simply plug in your headphones and you are all set.

Hassle-Free & Flexible

Digital pianos are also hassle-free in their mobility. They are easy to move around as they are much lighter and don’t have all that wooden weight.

So, if you’re looking to take a piano up a flight of stairs, you don’t want an acoustic one. This is also true if you live in a rental property, or if you travel a lot for your musical projects.

Good for Beginners & Affordable

Digital pianos also hold a lot of appeal for beginners, as you can purchase in a variety of price ranges, and even high-quality models are much cheaper than classic upright or grand models.

With the availability of pre-recorded arrangements that come with digital pianos, it is easy to learn to play different styles in a lot less time than one would need with an acoustic piano.

Conclusion

Digital pianos are fun, accessible, and reliable. You can tour with them, practice on them, and achieve many sounds with them.

Whether you’re a seasoned performer or just looking to be one, a digital piano can be a great tool.

The rise of digital pianos will continue.

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Allen Walker

Allen Walker

Allen Walker has been the lead blog writer at Melody House Musical Instruments since 2012. His passion for helping people in all aspects of Musical Instruments flows through in the expert industry coverage he provides.
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