June 22, 2018 at 12:00pm
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Mabel Ong

What's Usai? Looks like piano keyboard.

June 23, 2018 at 1:58pm
Gavin Koh

Definitely not! A typical piano octave has 12 keys - 7 white keys jutting forward and 5 black shorter keys. Ignoring the colors, we can say a typical piano has a 7-5 configuration. The Usai... See More

Definitely not! A typical piano octave has 12 keys - 7 white keys jutting forward and 5 black shorter keys. Ignoring the colors, we can say a typical piano has a 7-5 configuration. The Usai keyboard however has a 6-6 configuration - a "balanced" combination. If you color the keys on the Usai, you will find that F#, G# and A# wind up as three keys jutting forward, hence they are painted black up front.

June 23, 2018 at 8:49pm
Gavin Koh

Read more about it here: http://www.balanced-keyboard.com/

June 23, 2018 at 8:50pm
June 22, 2018 at 11:48am
March 26, 2017 at 10:14am

This Schoenberg brand baby piano, unlike many other makes, is a real piano just like its regular counterparts (e.g. hammering onto strings), except it is smaller and having fewer octaves. Despite that, you can still play the full piece of Bach's Invention No. 13 in Am on it without the need to perform any transpositions! And it needs at 4 adults to carry it because of its heavy weight. Makes of other small pianos sound more like glockenspiels instead of regular pianos because they use the... See More

This Schoenberg brand baby piano, unlike many other makes, is a real piano just like its regular counterparts (e.g. hammering onto strings), except it is smaller and having fewer octaves. Despite that, you can still play the full piece of Bach's Invention No. 13 in Am on it without the need to perform any transpositions! And it needs at 4 adults to carry it because of its heavy weight. Makes of other small pianos sound more like glockenspiels instead of regular pianos because they use the mechanism of that of the toy piano's.

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Sng Yong Meng

This type of piano is a rare sight in Singapore! In fact, yours is the first such piano that I came across.

Thanks for hosting Pianovers Meetup #12 and giving so many of us a chance to... See More

This type of piano is a rare sight in Singapore! In fact, yours is the first such piano that I came across.

Thanks for hosting Pianovers Meetup #12 and giving so many of us a chance to actually play on it!

March 26, 2017 at 2:39pm
Goh Zensen

You are most welcome!

March 26, 2017 at 3:22pm
Liew Soo Hin

Very interesting piano!! Never seen one quite like it in sg

June 18, 2018 at 2:47am
March 26, 2017 at 1:53pm

Playing on Zensen's baby piano . This is how small it is!

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Mabel Ong

Really?! Got tuning course here in SG?? ?

November 7, 2017 at 11:09am
Goh Zensen

Yes, one of whom is our fellow Pianover here!

November 7, 2017 at 12:14pm
Mabel Ong

Waa... he/she should advertise the tuning course on this website. I'm sure many are interested! ?

November 7, 2017 at 12:20pm
Gavin Koh

A tuning course does sound interesting indeed. You will of course have to invest in a good set of piano tuning hammers, mutes, and forks. Practical experience is of the essence, and you need a... See More

A tuning course does sound interesting indeed. You will of course have to invest in a good set of piano tuning hammers, mutes, and forks. Practical experience is of the essence, and you need a real piano for that.

November 7, 2017 at 3:31pm
April 15, 2017 at 5:43pm

If you have a toddler niece/nephew whom you truly dote on, you might wish to consider getting them this Korg Tiny Piano at their 1st, 2nd or 3rd birthday - it costs only $200+ and is extremely small and light (doesn't take up much space). It operates either with batteries (which thus can be played at the bedside) or AC power, and has 4 colours to match surrounding furniture. It has good acoustic piano sounds, as well as toy piano sounds! Can also perform octave shifts and many more!

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Corrine Ying

Nice. I only have the Kawai toy piano (which sounds more like a xylophone). Maybe I should get this as well.

April 15, 2017 at 6:39pm
Goh Zensen

Yes, you can either get it from City Music or the music shop at the top floor of White Sands Mall.

April 15, 2017 at 6:46pm
Sng Yong Meng

This is different from the Kawai one you mentioned, right?

April 15, 2017 at 9:48pm
Goh Zensen

Yes, the Kawai one is strictly acoustic, and the sound is like a glockenspiel. But this is electronic.

April 15, 2017 at 11:45pm

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