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 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Ad (Piano Sing)
How to Make Your Piano Sing
Who's Online
146 registered (Alexander Borro, ajames, ando, ABC Vermonter, anamnesis, A Guy, 36 invisible), 1654 Guests and 18 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
#1988971 - 11/20/12 02:07 PM What do you get if spend $600 more for a DP?
Boho774 Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 11/20/12
Posts: 1
Hello. My first post. I just bought a Yamaha YPG-235 and will take a few lessons but mostly use emedia's keyboard lesssons. I plan to play mostly for myself. The YPG-235 was a great bargain but I wonder what I would have got for around $800. I'm not sure piano keys touch matters as I never played a regular piano. I know 88 keys would have been nice since the teachers and instruction books use that. So what am I missing? If I really get into this I can easily sell the YPG-235 in a year or so and upgrade. Would it be worth it?

Top
(ads) Sweetwater / Roland
The Right Mic Makes all the Difference. Piano Mics at Sweetwater

Click Here


#1988986 - 11/20/12 03:09 PM Re: What do you get if spend $600 more for a DP? [Re: Boho774]
RafaPolit Offline
Full Member

Registered: 06/20/11
Posts: 263
Loc: Quito, Ecuador
Welcome Boho,

About the 88 keys... the big difference is with the 61 Key DPs, but since yours have 76 keys, I really don't think that you would feel a lot of difference if you are just beginning... you will have enough range to play the thin high pitch notes or the thick bass notes.

The most significant upgrade will be on the sound generator, which I believe is quite limited in the 235 (my ears tell me that from the samples). But for getting a hang of things, it looks quite capable. You may want to purchase a sustain pedal which will help a lot regarding the sound qualities of certain passages you may play.

Rafa.


Edited by RafaPolit (11/20/12 03:09 PM)
_________________________
Roland FP-7F

Top
#1989022 - 11/20/12 05:08 PM Re: What do you get if spend $600 more for a DP? [Re: Boho774]
1John Offline
Full Member

Registered: 09/25/12
Posts: 43
Loc: Adelaide, Australia
The YPG-235 appears to have a "graded soft touch" keyboard, which is Yamaha's term for a simple sprung keyboard, rather than a hammer action keyboard to emulate a piano. So the big advantage you get in going up to a DGX-640 or P-35/P-105 etc and beyond is to get a key feel that has some inertia and starts to get similar in nature of that of a piano.

One main reason to go to a hammer action keyboard is just so that it is similar to a piano, and so you can also practice to play well also on a mechanical piano. The other is simply the feel, and I find I feel like I'm being more expressive when there are keys with some weight to them under my fingers.

If you want to learn and play "piano", then hammer keys are quite important. But then, lots of music is made with synthesizers with sprung keys like yours. It's just not so piano-like, but you can still learn lots of things that can later be transferred to playing the piano.

Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
What's Hot!!
Christmas Header
Christmas Lights at Piano World Headquarters in Maine 2014
-------------------
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)
Knabe Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Knabe WG48 Opinions?
by stevetothink
12/22/14 10:58 AM
More instruments via MIDI?
by badbob001
12/22/14 10:42 AM
Xmas present
by Jytte
12/22/14 09:29 AM
Bottom of hammer hitting top of damper on upright
by JoeThePro
12/21/14 10:09 PM
Getting better
by Kekewak
12/21/14 07:35 PM
Forum Stats
77391 Members
42 Forums
160052 Topics
2350461 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