Piano Reviews and More: Information About Gear, Accessories, and Recommended Products
I can sympathize with you: there are an overwhelming number of choices!
We can blame the Founding Fathers for their belief in capitalism! In all seriousness, though, it truly is difficult.
Here, I’ll provide you with tried and true choices for your stuff so that you can spend less time thinking and more time playing.
Being a musician doesn’t have to be difficult; let me help you out with many years of experience.
Reviews Overview: What to Expect
I want my reviews to be as useful as possible to you. I’ll provide as much information in the review that I can that I think you’ll want to know.
As always, if I miss anything just give me a shout.
In my reviews, I’ll generally cover:
- Price / Value
- Detailed Specs of Equipment
- Photos of Everything (Unboxings)
- Personal Preferences
- Honest Suggestions
- What Level of Player Suggested
- and more!
Review Categories: What I’m Reviewing
Right now, I have a limited focus on what I am reviewing. It is currently my personal gear setup as well as other resources, such as books, that I use to practice.
As the site expands and there is more demand, I’ll find other useful things to review for you guys! Let me know if you have anything in mind.
Current Review Categories:
- Piano Reviews
- Gear/Accessory Reviews
- Practice Book Reviews
- Other Lesson Resource Reviews
Tips for Beginners: Where and How to Get Started
If you really are new, I would suggest starting with my Beginner’s Guide to Piano to get yourself a little more familiar with the world of a musician.
Part 1 of the Guide goes over history of the instrument and some general music information and piano information you need to know.
Part 2 of the Guide gets into details about how to research and find a piano for yourself, determine what you want to play, how you need to practice, and more.
If you want to just go with my suggestions, then by all means gear up and review the rest of the guide, skipping the researching and buying section.
If you trust me enough to go with my gear suggestions and my lessons, then gear up and head on over to the Beginner’s Lessons area to get started!
Quick Gear and Book Tips
In general, I don’t recommend purchasing a piano that’s too expensive compared to your skill level. If you’re a beginner, just get a beginner piano and see how you like it.
You can always sell it and upgrade later, and you won’t waste a lot of time trying to find the “perfect” piano.
A beginner at anything will not be able to really tell the difference between a cheap and good instrument, and that’s OK and expected.
When I started snowboarding, I went out and bought some super cheap gear at a swap sale. I spent the first 10 hours on the board getting thrown to the ground.
I’m glad I didn’t spend more or I would have wasted a lot of money ruining a board!
Likewise: I don’t recommend buying some of the “adult” books up front to learn from. Learning like a child is an incredibly valuable tool to have.
As adults, we tend to try to overthink and gather too much information about things. Then we get stuck in paralysis trying to make sense of it all.
Just start playing, follow along to a simple kids book if you have to, and when you have some skills built up you can advance to some great book resources.
Good Luck and Enjoy My Reviews
Hopefully, you enjoy the information in the reviews and it serves you well. I look forward to hearing you play!
*Disclosure: If you use the links in the reviews and info pages I provide here, I may receive a portion of the sale back in compensation.
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