Acoustic pianos have been around since the early 18th Century. In all of that time though, their fundamental design hasn’t changed or evolved that much. Tweaks have been made to key lengths and cabinet sizes however, in order to improve the feel and acoustic qualities of pianos. But as a whole, most manufacturers have seen little point in vastly updating a timeless look and sound.
A real piano will typically feature 88 keys, providing you with a whopping 7-octave note range. If you’re a classically-trained pianist, this may be an essential feature. As you’ll be more accustomed to performing complex pieces of music, playing super-low or high notes may be necessary.
What is a Digital piano?
Digital piano are designed as modern alternatives to acoustic pianos. Featuring electronic circuitry and requiring power in order to work, the digital piano is an innovation that has only reached mainstream popularity within the last couple of decades.
Featuring a set of keys just like its acoustic counterparts, digital pianos are played no differently to real pianos. But In terms of variety and what’s available, digital pianos can come in all different shapes, sizes and specs.
From small and compact 61-key digital pianos to full-sized 88-key offerings, there’s a whole range of digital pianos out there. Many also feature intuitive screens and controls that allow you to access and adjust loads of different piano sounds, making them extremely flexible.