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It's unfortunate that most manufacturers still feel a need to load digital pianos up with all those attention-getting but distracting, and most often unnecessary, accessories. For all their rhetoric about digital pianos being serious instruments, it seems manufacturers are themselves unsure whether the digital is a genuine piano that can be sold on its own merits or a toy that needs bells and whistles to make it marketable. What inevitably happens with the digital keyboards is that the kids get caught up in button-pushing and listening to the factory-installed demos and all the different instrument sounds, and neglect learning to play or create music for themselves, because that's harder. "Enabling" features become disabling for a child: If the digital piano plays or transposes for them, they won't learn how to do it themselves. And as we all know, easy come, easy go. There is good reason why students with simple, basic, old fashioned, real pianos tend to make better progress and stick with it longer than those distracted by the "bells and whistles" of digitals pianos. Real pianos teach students the "postponement of pleasure" principle: That anything worthwhile is worth working and waiting for; also, that appreciation for, and dedication to, piano or any similar endeavor, is directly proportional to the amount of time and effort put in.

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Tuning a piano is like tuning your guitar, the difference being that on a guitar you’ve got six strings to perfect whereas an average piano has about 230 strings and each string must be as perfect as possible. I tune my guitar almost every time I pick it up to play, whereas a good piano tuning should last for at least a year. There are normally 88 notes but about 230 strings because the treble strings have three strings each to add richness of tone and volume, the bass notes only having one or two thicker strings per note.

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It is true that several Asian manufacturers came to the United States to learn piano building techniques first-hand from the American manufacturers (Yamaha, for example has mentioned this in some of their ads). They also have learned piano-building from European countries such as Germany. Korean companies learned piano building from the Japanese, among others. In this respect, it can probably be said that Asian pianos are really a hybrid of a number of different construction practices, including German, American and Japanese. Korean and Chinese makers introduce elements of their own culture and construction practice into their pianos, as well.

Conclusion: Japanese pianos such as the Yamaha U3 have a consistently high build quality. They are a very safe purchase.

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In more recent years the new political status of the former Soviet bloc countries such as Czechoslovakia and East Germany has initiated an influx of pianos from those regions, with names like , ,Sangler and Sohne, Weiler, Nordheimer, Becher and . Petrof, from Czechoslovakia, has been available for some time now in the U.S. The general perception among technicians and artists is that the quality of these brands ranges from relatively good to mediocre. (An exception to this would be Estonia, which many pianists feel has become an exceptional piano, and which has been perhaps one of the piano world's best kept secrets until now. This is apparently due to a change in leadership several years ago which has had the effect of turning the factory completely around, to where it is now producing one of the world's finest pianos.)

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In England a very high quality piano called the Knight has a small but devoted group of fans here in the U.S. It is considered to be comparable in quality to the better German or Austrian pianos.

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For nearly a hundred years, from the middle of the 19th century until the middle of the twentieth, American-made instruments literally set the standard for pianos the world over. This was due to a number of factors, including materials and workmanship, but mainly due to the American makers' use of bold, revolutionary new methods of piano construction, such as the one-piece cast iron frame, the grand continuous rim, and the overstrung bass. Pioneers like Steinway and Chickering began winning awards and raves in World's Fairs and Expositions, as early as 1867, for pianos which were judged "superior" by virtue of their progressive design and imposing, powerful tone. Steinway was actually responsible for a large number of patents and innovations that have since been adopted by the majority of the world's piano builders. As a result, the name Steinway has today become a household word. There were, however, over 300 different piano companies in existence in the U.S. before the Depression of the 1930's, most of them family-owned and -operated concerns who took a great deal of pride in their work. During this period there were many very very high quality instruments being produced. Many of the companies who made them, unfortunately, did not weather the financial storms of that era and are no longer in business. In other cases, the brand name has survived, being passed on through various mergers and acquisitions, but now is being placed on a piano that bears no resemblance to the original design.