|Posted on January 26, 2020 at 12:50 AM|
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Learning how to play the piano with a grand piano or keyboard depends on student's end goals.
My answer is to learn both instruments since they are both equally crucial.
If student wants to pursue a serious music performance and/or teaching music education degree, piano competitions, and enjoys the acoustic piano - then definitely get a piano whether it is an upright or grand. There are so many different acoustic pianos to choose from. Weighted keys are so important to build muscle strength around the fingers and control of phrases and dynamics in many different styles of music. Pianos also usually have two to three pedals to practice and master.
I love keyboards for their sounds and some can be very light or heavy weighted and different amount of keys (61 keys, 76 keys, 88 keys - standard piano keys). Piano keys can have no touch sensitivity to touch sensitive as well (how hard or soft you play like an acoustic piano). This is great for for learning pop, experimental, and so many more different styles of music, compositions, and modern music. Many professional keyboards come with so many sounds and effects instilled in them and I honestly love playing and exploring music to their different sounds.
Learn both - they're both very different either way!
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