Acoustic Piano

What is a piano? Acoustic piano or Digital?

An acoustic piano is a musical instrument categorized as a percussion instrument that is played by pressing keys on a keyboard. Each key acts as a lever that makes a hammer inside the piano hit a string  inside, then producing a sound.

Each string has a different length and so produces-a different note pitch. Together with black and white keys, housing and lid (curves of a grand or the rectangle of an upright) and pedals, completes the set.

This is an original design for acoustic pianos with a standard traditional 88 keys. However these days piano can be digital, without the need for hammers and strings, and offers the same sampled voice and experience. There can be variations on the number of keys depending on the type of piano and targeted customers.

What then is the difference between Acoustic and Digital pianos?

Digital pianos are the type of electronic keyboarddesigned to serve primarily as an alternative to the traditional acoustic piano, and their differences are mainly as follows:

  • Acoustic piano produces sound with felt-covered hammers hitting steel-wire strings.  Digital pianos doesn’t use hammers; instead it features electronic speakers to playback high quality sampled sounds taken from the very best acoustic pianos.

  • Digital pianos have varieties  of preset sounds available and posiible to switch between strings, church organs or harpsichord at the touch of a button. While the  Acoustic piano is limited.

  • Acoustic pianos requires tuning on a regular basis as well as general maintenance and restringing. while Digital pianos doesn’t  require tuning.

  • Digital pianos allows interaction with other digital devices like computers and sounds systems while acoustic pianos can not.

  • Digital pianos generally weigh less and can be moved around and transported with ease while Acoustic pianos are heavy and hard to move around.

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