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Offline infiniteworlds123

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Which piano is best suited for a house?
« on: July 02, 2020, 03:20:27 AM »
Hi,

I am getting a new piano soon and I don't really know which one would be perfect for me. I am currently planning on putting the piano in the living room because it is the biggest room. I just don't know which one would be the most suitable. Which piano should I get?

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Re: Which piano is best suited for a house?
«Reply #1 on: July 02, 2020, 03:33:12 AM »
Hi,

I am getting a new piano soon and I don't really know which one would be perfect for me. I am currently planning on putting the piano in the living room because it is the biggest room. I just don't know which one would be the most suitable. Which piano should I get?


Suitable depends on what sound and touch you prefer, your available space and how much money you have to spend, to name a few considerations.  Are you considering both an acoustic and a digital? What is your space and budget?

One thing you can do is play as many different pianos in your price range as you can find until you find one that is suitable for you. There is not just one right  answer.


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Re: Which piano is best suited for a house?
«Reply #2 on: July 02, 2020, 09:27:12 AM »
That's a big question with no practical definitive answer.  The solution will differ for every person and situation, and it is probably better to ask: which piano is best suited for your house. 

It is like asking, which vehicle is best suited to drive to work? 

Go play many pianos, listen to many recordings of pianos, watch videos about pianos.  The more you experience pianos in various ways, you will begin to form a list of traits that you desire in an instrument.  You might also find yourself drawn to particular models of pianos.

You need to provide more details so people on this forum can point you in the right direction.
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Re: Which piano is best suited for a house?
«Reply #3 on: July 02, 2020, 01:52:27 PM »
Hi,
yes sorry that I couldn't make it more clear but I wanted a piano that would be able to fill up a 16X20 sq.ft space room with sound. I looked on YouTube for any digital pianos that might meet my requirements, but I decided that a digital piano would not be very good for my space. Do you have any ideas or suggestions for pianos that you would prefer? I'm really flexible with the prices so the budget shouldn't matter too much. Thank you! (And sorry again that I didn't make it clear enough) ;D ;D

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Re: Which piano is best suited for a house?
«Reply #4 on: July 02, 2020, 02:32:07 PM »
Hi Infinteworlds123,

If it's safe for you to go out, you should find a couple of piano stores. In my experience, the owners have always welcomed people to try out the pianos, and they're very knowledgable when making similar recommendations for any pianos that you might like.

The process of finding a piano that's just right for you requires a lot of time and patience. It took me a few weeks and I had to go between 3-4 dealers at a time. When searching for a piano, consider touch and sound quality. How much resistance do you want on the keys? Do you want a brighter or more mellow sound? Do the pedals create a nice tone?

Lastly, you should also consider your current piano abilities. You may not want to look for a grand or baby grand if you're a beginner pianist, but you can upgrade your piano as your abilities require a better instrument. Again, the owners of most every piano store can help find pianos suited to your needs.
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Re: Which piano is best suited for a house?
«Reply #5 on: July 02, 2020, 03:06:49 PM »
I think you still need to be more specific about what you are looking for.  Vertical or grand?  Are there any tonal characteristics you are looking for?  Do you have space restrictions, you give the size of your room, but not how much space you are willing to devote to the piano.  Do you have neighbours or any sound restrictions?  Can you give more details on your music activities: do you just play for yourself, play with others, want to make recordings at home, want to study music.  What are you looking to get out of this piano. 

I'm really flexible with the prices so the budget shouldn't matter too much.

Not often one comes across a statement like that when talking about pianos. 

I could tell you to go look at a Fazioli F308, it will fit in your room, it will fill your room with sound, "budget shouldn't matter too much" so no worries, and it will surely be a conversation piece, and it is an awesome instrument.  But is this the right piano for you?  Besides, your local neighbourhood concert pianist might start knocking on your door asking for practice time.


Maybe you could tell us how you reached the conclusion that a digital piano is not for you. 

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Re: Which piano is best suited for a house?
«Reply #6 on: July 02, 2020, 04:37:46 PM »
Not often one comes across a statement like that when talking about pianos. 

I could tell you to go look at a Fazioli F308, it will fit in your room, it will fill your room with sound, "budget shouldn't matter too much" so no worries, and it will surely be a conversation piece, and it is an awesome instrument.  But is this the right piano for you?  Besides, your local neighbourhood concert pianist might start knocking on your door asking for practice time.
Precisely what I was thinking! lol'd at the local neighbourhood concert pianist bit ;D

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Re: Which piano is best suited for a house?
«Reply #7 on: July 03, 2020, 11:31:45 AM »
Hi Infinteworlds123,

If it's safe for you to go out, you should find a couple of piano stores. In my experience, the owners have always welcomed people to try out the pianos, and they're very knowledgable when making similar recommendations for any pianos that you might like.

The process of finding a piano that's just right for you requires a lot of time and patience. It took me a few weeks and I had to go between 3-4 dealers at a time. When searching for a piano, consider touch and sound quality. How much resistance do you want on the keys? Do you want a brighter or more mellow sound? Do the pedals create a nice tone?

Lastly, you should also consider your current piano abilities. You may not want to look for a grand or baby grand if you're a beginner pianist, but you can upgrade your piano as your abilities require a better instrument. Again, the owners of most every piano store can help find pianos suited to your needs.

Totally agree with this! You need some time and patience to find the right piano but in the end it will be worth it! Try out as many different ones as possible and then trust your feeling and your ears of course! :)

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Re: Which piano is best suited for a house?
«Reply #8 on: July 05, 2020, 07:05:32 PM »
Ok, thank you guys so much for giving me these wonderful suggestions! I will be sure to put everyone's thoughts into account! Once again, thank you so much for helping me!!  ;D