Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician
SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
Ad (Piano Sing)
How to Make Your Piano Sing
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
76 registered (36251, beet31425, A Guy, Almaviva, accordeur, 19 invisible), 1214 Guests and 14 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Topic Options
#1944365 - 08/17/12 09:36 AM Upgrading from Yamaha electric to an acoustic
VirtuosoV Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 08/15/12
Posts: 11
Ive been playing piano 6 years and have passed my grade 8 exam, I have a yamaha clavinova electric piano. Is it a good idea to upgrade to an acoustic now or is this not necessary?
I am thinking about Yamaha u3 or u1 reconditioned pianos as I'm on a budget...are these trustworthy instruments or have they been shipped over from Japanese music schools and done up to look nice again?
Also thinking about a silent piano (acoustic but you can flick a switch and plug headphones in and it works like an electric) - anyone have any views on these pianos?
I don't know a great deal about pianos..wha do you think of Kemble, kawaii and Yamaha in general?
Much appreciated

Top
(ads 568) Hailun Pianos

 

#1944465 - 08/17/12 12:40 PM Re: Upgrading from Yamaha electric to an acoustic [Re: VirtuosoV]
malkin Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/18/09
Posts: 2751
Loc: *sigh* Salt Lake City
Congratulations on your exam!

Go play a bunch of pianos; read a bunch of threads here.
You'll get opinions. You'll have favorites.
Consider your space and your budget and how many times you are likely to move in the next few years.

Have fun!
_________________________
A good student is one who makes the teacher feel like a good teacher.

Top
#1945171 - 08/18/12 07:06 PM Re: Upgrading from Yamaha electric to an acoustic [Re: VirtuosoV]
j&j Offline
Full Member

Registered: 10/24/09
Posts: 445
Loc: Southwest
+1

After you've done all that be sure to post your location and your approximate budget

Enjoy your continued piano studies and piano shopping!
_________________________
J & J
Yahama C3 PE
Casio Privia PX-330
"Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working." Pablo Picasso

Top
#1945275 - 08/19/12 01:33 AM Re: Upgrading from Yamaha electric to an acoustic [Re: j&j]
thetandyman Offline
Full Member

Registered: 03/27/12
Posts: 443
Loc: Indiana
There is nothing like a genuine acoustic, however, I must admit that I enjoy occasionally transposing the Clavinova. Most musicians are comfortable in some keys, and not so much in others. Unless you can only play while reading, you may wish to transpose just to make it sound warmer or brighter. I don't play in A, E F#, or B. These are common string instrument keys. When I play with them, I cheat!. I still like my Yamaha electronic, and it truly has a decent touch. Since I got my grand, I don't play the electronic as much, but it's very handy for playing midi piano rolls. I guess my point is , if you have the room, and eventually buy an acoustic, you might want to keep your present digital piano as well.
_________________________
Marriage is like a card game, you start with two hearts and a diamond, later you wish you had a club and a spade!
Yamaha G7 Yamaha CVP75 digital, Allen 3500 theater organ

Top
#1945345 - 08/19/12 08:10 AM Re: Upgrading from Yamaha electric to an acoustic [Re: VirtuosoV]
jawhitti Offline
Full Member

Registered: 08/01/12
Posts: 235
I'm not a good pianist but I'm way more comfortable in "sharp" keys than I am in flat ones, probably because I started with rock and the keys you mention are very common rock keys. Now that I am playing more classical I am getting more comfortable with the Flatted keys. Incidentally I strongly dislike the key of F, because of the awkward fingering.

Top

Moderator:  Ken Knapp, Piano World, Rickster 
What's Hot!!
Christmas Header
- > Gift Ideas for Music Lovers < -
From PianoSupplies.com a division of Piano World.
-------------------
The December Free Piano Newsletter
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Interesting books about the piano, pianists, piano history, biographies, memoirs and more!
(ad) Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
(ad) Piano Music Sale - Dover Publications
Piano Music Sale
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
New Topics - Multiple Forums
How to determine felt thickness without specifications?
by JoeThePro
3 minutes 19 seconds ago
Trill technique question
by pianolearnerstride
Yesterday at 10:19 PM
Anyone use a seat cushion?
by DeadPoets
Yesterday at 08:48 PM
Lester Betsy Ross Spinet- worth?
by cobalt60
Yesterday at 08:22 PM
How deep into the tuning hammer should pin go?
by JoeThePro
Yesterday at 07:37 PM
Forum Stats
77362 Members
42 Forums
160005 Topics
2349670 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Gift Ideas for Music Lovers!
Find the Perfect Gift for the Music Lovers on your List!
Visit our online store today.

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission