One of the most popular instruments to learn, and it’s easy to see why. The piano is a wonderful instrument that encompasses harmony, melody and rhythm. It enables you to learn general musicianship skills that are applicable to all kinds of music. Also, music available for the piano covers a wide repertoire from classical and jazz to pop music that helps it appeal to people of all ages.
There are two main types of piano:
- A traditional acoustic piano
- A digital piano
Both are suitable for all kinds of players, especially the younger and less experienced. The prime area of difference is what is known as the action. The acoustic piano has a mechanical action: press the key and it moves a hammer, which hits the strings to produce the sound. An acoustic action is still considered the best for an advanced player, especially if they are playing the more advanced classical repertoire.