The the work is truly clear, useful and social-responsible. The owner of the shop where I bought the piano has a copy, and he is deeply grateful for it (he sells yamaha, mainly). From my point of view, some musical reviews, and consumer’s sites should be glad of share copies of this work, if they are not.
And, well, about our new CLP370, it has a funny real piano-like sound. You expect to put your hand on it and feel the vibration of the chords (its maybe the next step, ha). Its unexpectedly strong, big and weighted, and my wife assures that she has travelled several centuries into the future from our old roland (HL 1700, I think). The kids are not so glad, they have lost their old and loved piano. But life is change.
Phew! What an effort, your book is absolutely marvellous. Thank you.
First of all I would like to thank you very much for the free book. It is
absolutely fabulous and as a complete novice it told me everything I needed
John Gavin, Southport
The book was terrific, and an invaluable resource in understanding terminology
and towards making a purchase decision.
Greg Masterson, Canada
first of all I would like to thank you for the precious hints in the book you wrote. It must have been a tough work and it does really help a lot if you are a beginner!
Thanks for your e-mails. I downloaded your book successfully and it
helped me a lot to understand details about digital pianos. I’ve
bought a modest one. I hope it’ll help me and my wife to learn some
basics of music.
We were very grateful for your book because we were quite clueless about pianos. We really had to
buy something for our girls because it was obvious they needed the features of a better quality piano.
We really had no idea what we should buy so your recommendations were very helpful.
Your book (“Bible”) and contacts have been a great help in making the right choice for this special instrument, it would have taken me months to research, and still not have the confidence to know I have chosen correctly.
I am sure this will give our family many years of pleasure.
Thanks again Graham.
Many thanks for your wonderful book about digital pianos, which you have very kindly made freely available to everyone. Your book will help us in knowing what questions we need to ask when we go looking for an instrument, and should avoid the situation of being bowled over by “sales speak”.
Just read your digital piano buyers guide – Fantastic, loads and loads of info! many thanks.
Many thanks for your fantastic online resource. I’ve certainly learnt a lot about electric pianos in the last few weeks.
Many thanks. I have think the book is great. So clearly written. The recommended makes etc are very useful. The hints about polyphony and speaker power are very helpful – I hadn’t really thought about these.
Your book and advise definitely helped us, although there is no much choice in Canada: Classenti is not available there, as well as Internet shopping (if ordered from elsewhere you pay huge custom’s duties), and every store has just one brand of Piano for an inflated price
Many thanks for your book Graham.
It was a great help in clearing my thoughts and showing the way forward.
I have a Technics (PX20) that has been an excellent instrument over the past 20 years.
I recently retired and am now able to devote some time to learning/practising.
It occurred to me that digital pianos have developed greatly over that time and perhaps
the time had come to invest in a more up to date piano.
However, it hurts me to get rid of an instrument that is still working well.
Any short comings are as a result of my lack of skill, and not due to the instrument.
(“Don’t blame the tools” as they say.)
I did think the tone of the Technics could be improved … it was a bit “Thin”, I thought.
So I bought an amplifier to step in as “Tone Cabinet”
The result has been very pleasing and I hope the solution proves to be enduring.
Once more Graham, Many thanks!
thanks for the book. It is full of valuable tips. It helped a lot.
A great introduction into buying a digital piano!
Clear, gives great oversight, I could go on and on.
Should be prescribed to anyone who is thinking about digital pianos.
Thank you very much
I won’t too thank you for providing me with your excelent guide, it was att big help in our process of bying my dougthers piano. And I can recomend it too others who are in the same situation as me, totaly confused of the enormus amount of different models and prices, with jungle of technical terms to evalute.
Hi Graham Howard,Thank you for sharing your book! it’s really great, I don’t belive that it’s free. It really helped me alot, I was looking for a digital piano for about a month, but I didn’t know how to decide what’s the best option for me. Now that I’v read your book I know exactly what should I buy. Thank you again for your excellent book, it really explains everything!
Thanks for your online book on how to choose digital piano. Its really helps me to understand some jargons used in digital piano.
Thank you for your book and e-mail advice. Customers in your area are in good hands.
Thanks so much for the valuable advice on your ebook about choosing a piano for
I am pleasantly surprised by your dedication on helping us, to-be digital piano owners, with selecting their appropriate instrument. And arm us against the gigglygoogle of salesmen with questionable motives.
I have downloaded your book on Digital Pianos and have found it
incredibly useful in terms of what is important and what is completely
irrelevant or a ‘gimmick’ feature
Thank you again for publishing your free guide – for non musician parents like me it is invaluable!
Thanks for the digital piano guide. I must say I disagree with some of it. I am now buying for my daughter who has been taking lessons for more than 2 years now, and my younger son who has just started. My daughter has been playing so far on a touch insensitive casio keyboard (ctk-501) that cost me less than 100 euros already 9 years ago and it has not deterred her from playing at all. I think a key aspect was the fact that this keyboard although having pretty basic keys had a lot of extra’s that was fun for the kids to play with such as a song bank, 99 different sounds, rythms etc. It has been used as a jukebox probably a lot more than as a piano over the years. However I feel that now, after two years, as she is practising hard and doing her best and moving forward quickly she should indeed have a good piano to play on and from what I have read indeed at this stage it would be really bad for her technique if she stuck with the keyboard. Perhaps an important difference is age, a child will often not even understand what it is missing in terms of touch sensitive keys etc while an adult might look at it differently and be deterred by a ‘cheap’ instrument. Being a musician myself I know how important it is to have a good instrument and that’s what I am intending to do now, I am actually torn between the 800-1000 level and a quality level higher…
Thanks again for all the great information and please do keep up your important work.
I was very grateful to download your file about choosing a piano. It was full of great
advice and I felt able to make an informed decision
Many thanks for your informative book on digital pianos. There’s nothing I’ve
found elsewhere matches its comprehensiveness and objectivity.
Your “7 Things You MUST Know Before You Buy A Digital Piano” saved my daughter and me from making a bad purchase — thank you
Andrew, Vancouver, Canada