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I bought this digital piano about 3 months ago and its great. At the time I was on my grade 6 in piano and was getting a bit fed up of my little keyboard of having too few keys and not having two pedals so I persuaded my dad in letting me buy a digital piano. This is much better than a normal piano because you donít have to ever tune it and it is much cheaper to buy in the first place. It is about £1000 cheaper than a normal piano and so in the long run will save you a lot of money including the money saved in hiring a tuner. It will always work and be in tune unless you get a power cut but thatís very unlikely.
Some other advantages of it are the other sounds other than just a grand piano. There is a guitar and even a choir. Now you wonít get different sounds with real pianos. You are even able to transpose the sound. This is great to play around as when I get fed up of repeating the same piece over and over, its fun to play around with the transposition to make it different. The recording facility is a bit difficult to master as you have to press several buttons, and canít do it without reading the manual but once you work it out it is a good store of your playing or to see how new compositions sound. As it is digital, the piano can be linked up to a computer and a piece of software be set to accept what you play into the piano then the score of this will come up on the screen. This is great if you are doing composition work, and the facility in my old keyboard was a great help with my GCSE composition work. Another advantage of it being digital is that you can attach headphones to it and so will never disturb anyone else in the room.
The disadvantages are you need a mains supply nearby to plug the piano into. This is fine for me but for some people it may prove a problem and they may have a wire trailing across the room. Also the resistance of the keys is good but I think it is a bit too much and even if I put it on the softest weighting, I end up pressing too hard on my teachers piano because I have go used to pressing hard to get the same sound on my piano.
My favourite function is the 50 great classics programmed into the piano. They include Fur Elise and Turkish March. There are many pieces in it from the greats such as Mozart, Bach and Beethoven. Though the best bit is the book that comes with the piano that includes all the scores for each of the 50 pieces. So you can listen to the pieces and try, I say try, to play along. Some are very complicated and I think really need grade 8 standard to play but it is fun to listen and sometimes pretend you can play them.
Overall I think it is a great piano and is very worth the money. The only main disadvantage I can think of is you need a mains supply nearby.