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Once a fixture in the American home, pianos are easy to find for cheap these days and those who own them are having trouble finding people take them off their hands.

A trend of unwanted pianos has been felt across the nation for years, according to news reports.

The National Association of Music Merchants reports merchandisers sold 364,500 pianos in 1909, but it’s been a steady slide since, picking up speed in the 21st century.

"Yamaha sold fewer acoustic pianos as years... See More

Once a fixture in the American home, pianos are easy to find for cheap these days and those who own them are having trouble finding people take them off their hands.

A trend of unwanted pianos has been felt across the nation for years, according to news reports.

The National Association of Music Merchants reports merchandisers sold 364,500 pianos in 1909, but it’s been a steady slide since, picking up speed in the 21st century.

"Yamaha sold fewer acoustic pianos as years went by because customers were instead buying electric pianos. The digitization of music over the decades, as well as the increase in activities available to young people, has pulled attention away from the acoustic piano and the music for which it was designed", one said.

#abandon #disposal #acoustic #digital #buy #sell

A Silent Piano is essentially still an acoustic piano, enpowered with the choice of muting the sounds that are produced when the hammer strikes the strings. Consequently, its main selling point would be that it offers the player a chance to have private silent practice, even in the wee hours like 2am.

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A Silent Piano is essentially still an acoustic piano, enpowered with the choice of muting the sounds that are produced when the hammer strikes the strings. Consequently, its main selling point would be that it offers the player a chance to have private silent practice, even in the wee hours like 2am.

#silent #buy #parent #teacher #digital #acoustic

Americans are still making music, just not as much on traditional pianos.

"As the technology for electronic instruments and keyboards has improved people have switched, because you don't have to tune an electronic keyboard. You can carry it with you, it's lightweight. It can make any sound you want."

The economic difficulties of piano dealers reflect the larger issues that faced America’s piano manufacturers. Like the U.S. auto industry, it was hit hard by imports from Asia, as... See More

Americans are still making music, just not as much on traditional pianos.

"As the technology for electronic instruments and keyboards has improved people have switched, because you don't have to tune an electronic keyboard. You can carry it with you, it's lightweight. It can make any sound you want."

The economic difficulties of piano dealers reflect the larger issues that faced America’s piano manufacturers. Like the U.S. auto industry, it was hit hard by imports from Asia, as well as by the growing popularity of electronic keyboards.

There were 160 piano makers in the U.S. a century ago. There are only four major producers today. Manufacturing has shifted largely to China, Korea and Japan.

#acoustic #digital #buy #parent #teacher #sell #manufacturer

The piano has been the staple of family homes for generations, but cultural shifts and the recession have seen sales plunge in the United States.

The owners of many piano stores are under pressure as the traditional acoustic piano falls out of favour. Children have been distracted by smart phones and iPads and sport.

Why learn the piano when you can make a phone sound like an instrument at the touch of a finger?

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The piano has been the staple of family homes for generations, but cultural shifts and the recession have seen sales plunge in the United States.

The owners of many piano stores are under pressure as the traditional acoustic piano falls out of favour. Children have been distracted by smart phones and iPads and sport.

Why learn the piano when you can make a phone sound like an instrument at the touch of a finger?

#acoustic #digital #SmartPhone #technology #iphone #ipad #buy #parent #teacher #sell

Casio Music UK has announced the release of two new and improved models in its Celviano Grand Hybrid range in collaboration with C.Bechstein.

The new GP-310 and the GP-510 models both have a new speaker system providing enhanced sound projection and reinforced bass reproduction. This is combined with an upgraded touch response that promises a more powerful performance for pianists, as well an a new enhanced AiR sound source.

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Casio Music UK has announced the release of two new and improved models in its Celviano Grand Hybrid range in collaboration with C.Bechstein.

The new GP-310 and the GP-510 models both have a new speaker system providing enhanced sound projection and reinforced bass reproduction. This is combined with an upgraded touch response that promises a more powerful performance for pianists, as well an a new enhanced AiR sound source.

#casio #digital #buy #parent #teacher #Celviano #Bechstein #grand #hybrid

Casio’s latest digital piano has been made with the sounds of a Bechstein grand in mind. Thankfully, the merging of the makers has worked.

At the end of last year Casio officially announced the release of two newly upgraded pianos from their Celviano Grand Hybrid Digital range, in collaboration with C. Bechstein. The GP-310 was one of them.

At the moment, this is the closest you will get to owning a piano that sounds like an acoustic grand. This Casio GP-310 comes close, and... See More

Casio’s latest digital piano has been made with the sounds of a Bechstein grand in mind. Thankfully, the merging of the makers has worked.

At the end of last year Casio officially announced the release of two newly upgraded pianos from their Celviano Grand Hybrid Digital range, in collaboration with C. Bechstein. The GP-310 was one of them.

At the moment, this is the closest you will get to owning a piano that sounds like an acoustic grand. This Casio GP-310 comes close, and offers you a whole multitude of customisable features.

#casio #digital #buy #parent #teacher #Celviano #Bechstein #grand #hybrid

Music is.. love. Music is.. passion. Spread the Music, Love, Passion to your loved ones with Yamaha's wide range of instruments!

Enjoy Great Deals available from now till 31st March 2020.

#yamaha #sales #promotion #buy... See More

Music is.. love. Music is.. passion. Spread the Music, Love, Passion to your loved ones with Yamaha's wide range of instruments!

Enjoy Great Deals available from now till 31st March 2020.

#yamaha #sales #promotion #buy #parent #teacher #digital #acoustic #event

Obi keys/synth engine reprogrammed for 24-tone music.

One of the greatest strengths of synthesis over acoustic is the ability to program alternate tuning systems - any you can imagine.

Not all hardware synths can do this, though. It is the preserve of only a few - and one of the strengths of DSI instruments and the OB6 i.e. creating and installing your own tuning system on the synth.

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Obi keys/synth engine reprogrammed for 24-tone music.

One of the greatest strengths of synthesis over acoustic is the ability to program alternate tuning systems - any you can imagine.

Not all hardware synths can do this, though. It is the preserve of only a few - and one of the strengths of DSI instruments and the OB6 i.e. creating and installing your own tuning system on the synth.

#synthesis #dsi #TonalSystem #digital #tuning

I failed to pass my Grade 8 piano examination despite two attempts. By the time I called it quits, playing the piano had turned into a chore. There were more exciting activities for a teenager, like video games and football.

I am, thus, hesitant to inflict such a fate on my children. Not to mention the high cost of paying for lessons and buying a piano.

The One Light smart keyboard could be the answer for parents in similar straits. Or adults looking to pick up the skill... See More

I failed to pass my Grade 8 piano examination despite two attempts. By the time I called it quits, playing the piano had turned into a chore. There were more exciting activities for a teenager, like video games and football.

I am, thus, hesitant to inflict such a fate on my children. Not to mention the high cost of paying for lessons and buying a piano.

The One Light smart keyboard could be the answer for parents in similar straits. Or adults looking to pick up the skill without making a huge commitment.

#learning #teacher #parent #exam #digital #smart #langlang #OneSmartPiano

The GPX-F1 Facet Grand Piano won the Grand Prize in the Roland Digital Piano Design Awards back in 2015. This competition challenged product designers around the world to come up with a ground-breaking brand new digital piano concept. There were over international 120 entries, and the winning design was the creation of American Jong Chan Kim.

In 2019 Roland decided to turn Kim’s ideas into an actual working instrument. The company assembled a small design team at their headquarters in... See More

The GPX-F1 Facet Grand Piano won the Grand Prize in the Roland Digital Piano Design Awards back in 2015. This competition challenged product designers around the world to come up with a ground-breaking brand new digital piano concept. There were over international 120 entries, and the winning design was the creation of American Jong Chan Kim.

In 2019 Roland decided to turn Kim’s ideas into an actual working instrument. The company assembled a small design team at their headquarters in Hamamatsu, Japan. Using Roland’s latest PureAcoustic modelling software and their Acoustic Projection System a fully functioning GPX-F1 Facet Grand Piano was constructed. And it was unveiled to the world at this week’s CES (2020) exhibition in Las Vegas.

#roland #competition #winner #grand #digital #JongChanKim #acoustic #exhibition #ces #ces2020