All About Electric Pianos & Keyboards

Welcome to my site about Digital & Electric Pianos and Reviews. This site has been put together to give you all the information you need to buy pianos online. I review a whole range of different electric pianos and keyboards based on what real people have experienced and sometimes if I have been lucky to play one myself I shall give first hand experience.

There are so many electric pianos on the market these days and most of them are great. I have a soft spot for Casio as my very first keyboard was a Casio!

What is the difference between a digital piano and an electric piano?

A digital piano is not in fact the same as an electric piano. Both are keyboards powered by electricity but the way the tones or sounds are generated when you press a note is different.

As the name implies, digital pianos use a digitally recorded sound of the acoustic instrument it is replicating. So if you choose a guitar sound then the tones you hear have been digitally recorded from a real guitar.

In contrast, an electric piano uses computer generated sounds for the instrument. When electric pianos or synthesizers were first produced these computer generated sounds were good but not that realistic. However with advancements in technology these sounds are much more realistic now and sound more like the real instrument.

The other difference between digital and electric pianos is the touch sensitivity of the keys. Many digital pianos have a weighted key action when makes it feel much more like playing a real piano. Also some have what is called touch velocity sensitivity which means that the harder you press a key the louder the note sounds. Again this is replicating the feel of a real piano.

If you learnt to play the piano on a standard upright as I did then having the touch sensitivity is great. I feel more able to include emotion into my piano playing if I can change dynamics (loud and soft) with my fingers.

For those starting out then an electric piano (usually cheaper than a digital one) is fine. My own experience has been that my daughter prefers our electric keyboard than my upright piano. Probably due to the great sounds she can get on it! Also at school they use electric keyboards so she is more familiar with them.

Choosing your electric piano

Obviously the price, size and sound quality are the main factors to think about when you are looking to buy your electric piano. However also think about its user friendliness especially if its for your child and how portable it is.

Make sure it has a headphone socket and if you want to record your work you might want to look at connecting it up to your computer to download it. You could then use it as a ringtone!

Best Electric Piano Reviews

This site will help you decide which keyboard to get by reading the different product reviews of various brands and models based on real peoples experience. I trust you find it informative. Have a look below.

Casio Piano Reviews

Korg Piano Reviews

Kurzweil Piano Reviews

Roland Piano Reviews

Yamaha Piano Reviews