Experience the superb integration of acoustic & digital technologies Yamaha combines the traditions of an acoustic piano with the innovations of digital technology. Featuring the same acoustic piano action used in Professional Upright Pianos in a refined compact design. The piano feels like a piano because your playing a real piano action! The CFX digital…Details
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New Yamaha Clavinova CVP-600 Series Overview
Upright vs. Grand Pianos Both the upright and grand pianos come in various finishes and decors. Whether you choose the finish and decor to match or contrast your furnishings at home, it will look just as beautiful. What are the differences between the upright and the grand? Other than shape, size and cost differences, the…Details
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What makes for long term success at the piano?
I sat down a couple days ago and worked out that I’ve taught many thousands of piano lessons. Thats a lot of teaching, and a lot of students!! After a while, you can’t help but see patterns and trends; who is successful and who gets frustrated and gives up.
My students range in age and ability quite a bit, from 4-year-old beginners to very advanced high schoolers and advanced musicians. If I were to pick *one* factor that predicts success at the piano, regardless of age and level, it would be this:
A Regular practice time that is adhered to every day; e.g. “30 minutes at 3:30 every day”.
If you’re a parent, you can add a second crucial element:Details
New vs. Old Pianos
There have been great, mediocre and terrible pianos manufactured in the last 100 years. Age is not a reliable indicator of quality. The best pianos ever built are built today. Virtually all concert halls, recording studios and broadcast facilities either have late model pianos or are working to acquire new ones. All of the technologies involved in building a piano, especially wood curing and processing and metallurgy, have improved over the past 100 years. There are some fine older instruments, but they are not better than the best pianos built today.
Pianos are 80 percent wood, and therefore are subject to the effects of moisture over time. In the dry climates they shrink, in the humid climates they mold and rust, and in the snow belt they shrink in the winter and swell in the summer, causing cracking and warping. The action, or mechanical part of the piano, is subject to wear and deterioration.
However, there are many cases where a good used piano is better than a lesser grade new piano. The critical elements are:
– the Soundboard
– the Pin plank
– the Plate
– the Action
– the Hammers