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You wouldn’t believe how many piano teachers don’t understand the difference between a synthesizer and a regular piano.

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What is the difference between a Keyboard, Synth and a Digital Piano? Let’s take the latter first:

A Digital Piano is an electronic representation of the Acoustic Piano. Its main aim is to sound and feel like a ‘real’ piano.

A Synth and Keyboard are essentially the same. They are both played in a similar style to the Piano. However, instead of trying to sound and feel like an Acoustic Piano, the primary function of a Synth is to produce high-quality sounds and effects.

If it’s your child who is learning to play, they’ll probably be able to sit there, and within a comparatively short space of time, be able to make things look simple. It’s also preferable that a child starts their learning on a Digital or Acoustic Piano – so they get a decent technique.

If you are beginning to learn the Keyboard as an adult, your training is much steeper. Your muscles will not be as compliant, and your mind – set in its adult ways, will want to kick back against trying new things – like moving five fingers separately.

So where do you start? Reading some great impartial Keyboard/Synth Piano reviews will help. There are so many options to choose from, our free advice should help you on the right path.

It’s also worth considering finding a teacher. There are many online methods or learning – but nothing will ever beat sitting in a room with a professional, who can impart their experience over to you. Do you need a specialist Keyboard Teacher? No is the short answer. The process of learning the instrument is the same if you have an Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano or a Keyboard/Synth. Although the added benefit with Keyboards is the massive amount of fun you can have with sounds and sampling.

Here at Ted’s List, we have put together some of the worlds finest musicians to give you free tips, tricks and advice. If you would like to find out more about the Piano in general or read other Keyboard/Synth Reviews, please do visit our dedicated page here.

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