If you are looking or your children would like to learn how to play the piano but you simply do not have the space in your home or even the financial resources to buy a traditional, acoustic one, then a good quality digital piano might be right for you.
With the acoustic version of this popular instrument, the sound is made whenever the hammer inside hits the string that the key is related to. Digital versions of the instrument produce the sound by using samples of the acoustic instrument and then duplicating them.
Before buying the instrument it is a good idea to first do a little research on it to see whether or not it is the right instrument for your needs. Also shop around and do not be afraid to ask the shop assistant for a demonstration and also to let you try it out for yourself.
Some factors to consider before making this investment are things like the size of the keyboard you would like, how close it sounds to the real thing, the power of the speakers or amplifier and if you will be able to tune it easily according to your needs.
The usual number of keys range between 61 and 88 keys for more professional players. The more keys the instrument has, the wider the sound range it produces. The other difference between them is the size and weight. While a 61 key instrument will be easy to move around, the 88 key is the best option if you do not plan on moving it often.
Whether you are a professional player or someone who would like their own one to learn to play on, a digital piano is a very competent and affordable instrument for all. It offers great sound quality and features such as recording and music downloads with your computer.