Hi all... I've found pianos hidden all over Slovakia, from villages to larger
cities...in apartments, homes, hotels. Being a piano teacher, folks are
compelled to share them with me. I wonder sometimes how they all got there.
Keyboards are there, too. But just because they look like pianos, don't be
fooled...they're not. Does it make a difference? You bet. Sound-wise, because it's
like comparing the sound quality of an acoustic guitar with an electric
one....it's a different experience because of the way the sound is created. Touch
wise, because of the physical mechanics of throwing hammers with your fingers
vs electrical switching, no matter how 'realistic' the keyboard feel is
advertised. Technique is different for each. Electric keyboards do have some
positive aspects, though. You can hook them up to computers, they're portable and
you can play with all kinds of neat sound effects. Aesthetic and practical
choices need to be weighed... but they're not the same instrument. do re mi...
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