Choosing the right tool to buy may seem difficult. There are so many models of wall pianos and they look so similar that they might make you think that one is worth the other. Instead, this is not the case. Generally, it is said that choosing a piano is a bit like choosing a car. For this reason, as with buying a vehicle, you don’t have to be hasty, but you have to base your choice on various aspects. At the right time, you will have to reflect on four questions:
Do you have enough space at home?
What are your goals? Do you want to play seriously and become a pro or do you just want to have fun and have fun?
How much do you want to spend?
What features are you looking for?
Once you have answered these questions carefully, you will also need to consider these elements.
The sound of a piano can be metallic, muffled, clear or opaque. In short, there are different sounds depending on the characteristics of the instrument. The sound, however, must be evaluated following two parameters: the volume and the timbre. The first refers to the intensity of the sound. This is essentially due to the coating of the hammers and the length of the strings. In this sense, the higher the cabinet, the longer the strings and the better the sound.
The timbre, on the other hand, represents the “color” of the sound, therefore the personality of the piano. If volume is a feature that is objectively evaluated, timbre is subjectively evaluated.
Pay attention to the Alignment of the Keys and check the Hammers:
Before deciding that, of all the wall pianos seen, the one in front of you is right for you, pay special attention to a few details. First, you need to check if the keys are well aligned and if they have the same distance from each other.
Next, you have to open the top cover, that is the sound box one, to understand if the internal hammers are also aligned correctly. If the answer is always “yes”, then you will be sure that the instrument is in good condition. You need to focus on these elements especially if you are buying a second hand piano.
The purchase of the plan is based, among other things, on an essential limit, namely your budget. When you think about buying a new instrument, you necessarily think about the amount you want to allocate exclusively to it. Precisely for this reason, we must also think about whether it is a useful investment or is it just a momentary whim to take away.
There is no doubt that wall pianos are expensive. To this, it will also be necessary to add the cost of the tuning (to be done at least twice a year) and the various lessons to learn how to play it or improve your technique.
Read the Reviews:
Well yes. As with all items you buy online, even before buying your new piano you must read all user reviews. It may happen, in fact, that maybe you like a particular model and, reading all the features, it may seem suitable. Then, once you buy it and arrive home, you may find that it is not as it was described. Returning to the purchase page, you may finally notice that most of the previous buyers had advised against it and had highlighted the negative aspects of the product.
Reading the reviews is always to get an idea of how the piano will arrive, the packaging used for shipping and, in particular, how consistent it may be with your expectations.
Better the acoustic piano or the digital Piano?
When you go to see the various wall pianos, a question may immediately arise. Is it better to buy the acoustic piano or is a digital piano okay too? In reality, there is no single answer. The choice falls exclusively on one question: your needs.
The acoustic and digital piano differ from each other in many ways. The essential difference is, however, implicit and resides, that is, in the fact that one works without power while the other absolutely needs it.
For sure, the quality of an acoustic piano is undisputed. Nonetheless, if you are just starting to learn to play or otherwise want to buy the piano just for fun, then you could definitely go for a digital piano. Consider that, however, the performance in relation to the mechanics of the keyboard and the sound quality will be significantly lower.
Ask your teacher for advice.
When you are a beginner and poorly prepared on a given topic, who but your teacher can give adequate advice? In this case, asking him (or her) to advise you which piano is best for you is the best solution. More than anyone else, your teacher knows exactly what level you are at, what they may be intent on, and most importantly, what tool is “the right one”. Having some experience in this regard, he will also be able to direct you to the best brands, without necessarily making you spend a fortune.
Did you notice the More features?
Unlike acoustic wall pianos, digital pianos have a few more features. These are small details, which could make a difference especially if you are not a professional. Many models, in fact, allow you to connect various devices via the USB or Aux inputs they are equipped with. Then, you can connect the instrument directly to your PC, using the music programs you like best and recording your progress. In addition, you can play backing tracks or other music files on which you can practice for improvisation or to learn famous pieces.
One thing not to be underestimated, especially if you live in a palace, is the fact that many of these pianos have headphone jacks. This way, you can play at any time without worrying about disturbing your neighbors or tenants.
Wall pianos and grand pianos: are there any different?
It is impossible to want to compare wall pianos and grand pianos. The former are the most widespread and purchased type. They cost a lot less, take up much less space and, above all, they are equally sound complete.
The grand piano, on the other hand, is defined as the Ferrari of pianos and there will be a reason. It is not only the instrument par excellence, but it is also a concert piano. This means that you can hardly find such purity of sound. However, it is really bulky. For this reason, it is hardly recommended if you live in an apartment, as it needs a lot of space.
To this we must also add another issue: the cost
Grand pianos have very high and hardly sustainable prices, unless you are a professional. It is true that this is a life-long investment, but it would be an absolutely counterproductive expense for amateurs.