Top 3 Electric Piano Reviews
Who says that acoustic pianos have a monopoly on what to play? Sure they are great when sticking to tradition, but when it comes down to raw practicality and ingenuity, you needn’t look further than the reasonably priced expertise of the electric piano market.
Yamaha YPT-230 Review – Number 1
The first piano I’d recommend is the Yamaha YPT-230 (CHECK PRICE!). This electric piano truly has one of the vastest suites when it comes to voices, styles and learning styles. Through the use of the 61 keys (which is admittedly lacking in comparison to it’s competitors, but is still more than serviceable) you can take advantage of 385 instrument voices, 100 styles and the unique Yamaha Education Suite which comes with 102 songs for you to learn in your spare time.
This is the piano for those who are just beginning to learn, especially as the 102 songs that the product offers will become a solid foundation on which to base the rest of your piano playing hobby. Besides, although the 385 instrument voices are impressive, at the end of the day they are also quite fun to mess around with in your spare time.
Yamaha PSR-F50 Review – Number 2
The final electric piano I’d recommend is the Yamaha PSR-F50 model. This is a nice budget electric piano, for those who don’t want to spend too much money but don’t want to sacrifice too many features because of it. The 120 voices this keyboard comes with are all recorded off real instruments which gives each individual sound a stunningly realistic sound. The low weight of the keyboard also makes it particularly apt to being transported if you are constantly on the move.
It has a built in speaker system so you won’t just have to use headphones all the time meaning those beginner learners will be able to show off their skills to their rapt audience. You can also connect more powerful amplifiers via the headphone jack if you wish to get as much sound as possible out of the keyboard.
Casio CDP-120 Review – Number 3
The third piano I’d recommend is the Casio CDP-120. Not only do you get the CDP-120 for the price tag, but you also get a set of headphones, bench and a stand to boot, not to mention the ultra-fast delivery that Amazon offers for this specific keyboard. Always keep a look out for these deals as they can save you a fortune of money in the long term. Also included is a small CD and a DVD with a note finder and exercise book to help out those who are new to piano playing. If you are new to piano playing this keyboard is almost certainly your way to go as it sets you up for many musical exploits to come. Unfortunately though, it is lacking a pedal which can sometimes be instrumental to truly great piano playing.
Uniquely, you can also plug in the CDP-120 with your PC at home in order to download new sound files and drivers via USB to make sure that you have the best piano playing experience possible. You can also download some custom sound files of the internet to install on your piano so you can always be discovering something completely new.
Although the Yamaha PSR-F50 is very cheap in comparison to its peers, it seems to me that it is a far more advantageous use of your money if you spend a little extra to upgrade to the Yamaha YPT-230 as the amount of instrument voices it has almost triple and has a unique teaching component which will make the perfect companion piece to any beginner and serves as a nice refresher for a seasoned pianist.