Piano

This section provides a variety of information about both acoustic pianos and digital pianos, as well as restoration, modifications, playing technique, advice on lessons, and more.



Roland has introduced a lighter relative of its popular FP-4 digital piano. The FP-4F is designed to be travel-friendly, taking the best features of the FP-4 such as V-Piano technology, SuperNATURAL piano engine, Ivory Feel-G 88-key keyboard with escapement and session partner accompaniment and putting them in a stylish, practical […]

Roland FP-4F: the lighter quality digital piano


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When it’s not creating million dollar piano art, Bösendorfer may be readying limited edition grand pianos to mark important musical anniversaries. Already creating 27 Mozart Edition pianos, marking 250 years since the birth of the great composer, Bösendorfer is now ready to create unique pianos celebrating Franz Liszt’s 200th birthday […]

Bösendorfer creates Liszt 200th anniversary grand piano





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Have you bought a keyboard or digital piano second hand, or otherwise mislaid the original manual? Fear not, because with just a little searching online, you can most likely find it. Manufacturers are generally fairly happy to allow manuals to be downloaded — after all, they’re pretty useless without the […]

Where can I download a manual for my music keyboard ...




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Based on last autumn’s flagship Roland RD-700NX digital piano but at a lower price point comes the RD-300NX. This new digital piano features the same SuperNATURAL piano sound engine as found on last year’s four models, together with new electric piano sounds, a Sound Focus feature, ivory Feel-G Keyboard with […]

Roland RD-300NX digital piano: SuperNATURAL flagship on economy [NAMM11]





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Offering a similar function set to the 76-note Piaggero NP-V60 and NP-V80 digital pianos released last year, Yamaha now reveals the ultraportable NP-31 and NP-11 models. The NP-31 features a 76-note full-size keyboard, while the NP-11 offers 61 keys. Designed to be transportable and usable pretty much anywhere, they’ll run […]

Yamaha Piaggero NP-31 and NP-11 ultraportable digital pianos unveiled [NAMM11]


Yamaha has shown off its new Clavinova CLP400 series upright digital piano. Features include completely redesigned cabinetry with front legs and a more powerful sound system, a discreet key cover that hides away the panel buttons, and Intelligent Acoustic Control (IAC) which adjusts EQ tone control according to the volume […]

Yamaha Clavinova CLP400 Series unveiled [NAMM11]



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Yamaha has introduced its new Clavinova CLP Slimline Series of digital pianos, combining advanced technology with elegant craftsmanship. New models include the CLP-S406 and CLP-S408, whose slimmer design make them perfect for use in the home, or anywhere that space is at a premium but quality and visual design mustn’t […]

Yamaha Clavinova CLP Slimline series of upright digital pianos unveiled ...





Yamaha has introduced another couple of models in its range of contemporary digital piano line. Portable But Smaller The Piaggero series is one we’ve not seen before: its name derives from ‘piano’ and ‘leggero’ — which is Italian for ‘light’. In other words, the new NP-V60 and NP-V80 are portable […]

Yamaha intros two new contemporary digital pianos: Piaggero NP-V60 and ...


Building on the DP990R digital piano launched this time last year, Roland has introduced two new digital pianos — the DP990F and DP990RF. At-a-glance features include Roland’s SuperNATURAL piano engine for enhanced audio authenticity and sophistication, 337 onboard tones, the PHA II piano feel with escapement, twin-piano keyboard splitting feature, […]

Roland introduces two new digital pianos: DP990F/DP990RF





Yamaha has announced its new CF Series of handcrafted acoustic grand pianos. The three models, including the full-size (9 foot) CFX concert grand, the CF4 (6’3″) and CF6 (7′), are based on extensive research and development including play testing with some of the world’s top classical performers. The new CF […]

Yamaha CF Series of handcrafted concert grand pianos introduced


Yamaha has announced a redesigned series of CP digital stage pianos, including the CP1, CP5 and CP50. The top-of-line CP1 features the new NW-STAGE weighted wooden keys plus Yamaha’s new Spectral Component Modelling process which is touted to reproduce the sound and expressiveness of acoustic and vintage electronic pianos better […]

Yamaha introduces new CP series of digital stage pianos





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Rather quietly, with no obvious press release, Casio last week announced the latest in its line of Privia stage/studio digital pianos. The PX-130 and PX-330 are relatively lightweight, portable block digital pianos featuring realistic grand piano sounds, a range of other voices, expressive touch thanks to the Tri-Sensor 88-note scaled […]

Casio intros two new stage pianos: PX-130 and PX-330








The latest in the M-Audio line of digital console pianos has arrived, with Avid’s announcement of the DCP-300. Main features include: Sixteen premium sounds including Steinway Model D concert grand piano plus two vintage electric pianos, FM electric piano, clav, harpsichord, church organ, rock organ, strings, upright bass, electric bass, […]

M-Audio DCP-300 digital console piano now available from Avid


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If you want the lowdown on Yamaha’s new portable digital piano, the P155, then look no further. Here are complete specifications, pictures, and comparison with Yamaha’s earlier P series instruments. Overview The Yamaha P155 features samples taken directly from the CFIIIS 9-foot grand piano Uses Yamaha’s Pure CF sampling technology […]

Yamaha P155 digital piano: Complete specifications and gallery




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The gap between acoustic and digital pianos just closed up a little with Yamaha’s latest innovation, the AvantGrand hybrid instrument that combines the best of both worlds. Physically, it replicates a much larger acoustic grand piano in a much smaller (but not insignificant) space. It features highly realistic key and […]

Yamaha shows off its “AvantGrand” hybrid digital/acoustic grand piano






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Update: This piano is now available to buy for a cool $800,000 An amazing fusion between glass art and masterful grand piano construction has created the first limited edition Kuhn-Bosendorfer worth an estimated $1.2 million. The seven-foot-four-inch black grand piano is inset with over 100,000 hand cut, lead crystal jewels […]

$1.2m jewel-encrusted Kuhn-Bosendorfer grand piano: world’s most expensive?



“Recreational keyboard” suggests to me some hybrid instrument that can not only function as a decent digital piano but also play back pre-recorded music and audio, thus making it more of an entertainment centre than a mere instrument. That seems to be the thinking behind one of Roland’s latest keyboards, […]

Roland launches VIMA RK-300 recreational keyboard [NAMM09]



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Roland claims that its latest digital piano pushes the boundaries of realism far beyond that of existing sample-based digital pianos thanks to new “from scratch” technology that can be easily and creatively adjusted in real time to suit a pianist’s needs. Rather than simply sampling real acoustic pianos, Roland created […]

Roland shows off revolutionary new V-Piano [NAMM09]