How To Buy A Piano
How To Buy A Piano
This short film brought to you by VideoJug shows you how the knowledge you need when buying a piano. From brands to second opinions, this video will help you find the right piano for you.
Step 1: You Will Need
- Measuring Tape
- Chunk of change
Step 2: Shop Around
Make it a point to visit a few showrooms, becoming familiar with Grand... Baby Grand... Upright... and digital pianos. Knowing the type of piano you want to purchase is important as well as knowing the various manufacturers and the qualities that are specific to their brand of piano.
Step 3: Play Each Piano
You and your expert should play each piano that you are interested in. Listen carefully - each piano has a slightly different tone - mellow, brilliant, loud or soft - depending on the manufacturer.
Don't forget to take into consideration the size and style of the piano, especially if your room is small. Who will play it and how often? Do you need a grand piano for an experienced pianist, or just a simple upright for your first lessons? Maybe you prefer a digital piano - they are easier to move, often smaller, and better suited to modern music.
Step 4: Get An Opinion
Do ask and consider your expert pianists' opinion. But keep in mind, your expert may guide you to his or her preferences, instead of your own. Your taste and budget are the most important factors in making a purchase.
Don't feel pressured into buying a brand new piano. A used piano may be far more affordable, and just as suitable to your needs.
Step 5: Try Out Several Brands and Models
Depending on the price range and model, there are surprising individual differences between pianos. Pay attention to the touch of the keys when you play. Some pianos are stiffer to the touch than others. What is important is how the key touch or response feels to you.
Step 6: Purchase The Piano
Once you have made decided on the perfect piano for you, it's time to buy. You and your new piano can now live happily ever after!