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Old 05-30-2013, 01:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm kinda of a piano amateur, i've been playing for a couple of years and I'm kind of good with the piano, not excellent, just good.

The case is that my grandparents want to make me a special and expensive gift for my birthday, and I choose a Korg Sp170 which is pretty expensive.

The deal is: Do you recommend me asking for this gift? Piano is a good instrument to go all the way deep with it? It is flexible enough to spend every day playing it at least an hour?

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Old 05-30-2013, 08:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Depends on what you plan to do with it. If your current piano/keyboard works for what you do with it, I wouldn't upgrade just for something nicer.
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I agree. Some of those high end Korg models, as excellent as they are, have a ton of extra features and sounds that the average player not only will have no use for, but also will probably never use. If they really want to get you an expensive gift, I would get something that would be worth them paying for.
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Its a good idea because who is addicted to music can play the piano the whole day and night without having any rest.
Thar makes 0 sense. Some people can not even play a single instrument. An amateur/hobby pianist is questioning getting an expensive gift that another is determined to give him. No matter how addicted, it would be a waste of the gift givers money to purchase an expensive gift that may not get used to its fullest.

It is far more practical to get a an expensive gift that has a good chance of not being a waste and only worrying with a high end keyboard only if it will be used to its fullest.

Example: purchasing aa Korg Triton would be a waste if they only used the piano sound and no others even if they were a pro.

For some people, the piano is that deep flexible instrument that can be played all night. For me, that instrument is the violin or guitar or harp.

The only way to know is to play an instrument to see if that would be the the one that you could play through the night. Just find a decent piano and play around to see if it is flexible to you. No amount of effects or features will change that. A piano with a violin patch still plays like a piano, not a violin and has the same limits a piano would.


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