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#2100475 - 06/10/13 04:04 PM Difference between digital piano and digital piano arranger  
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Hi everyone,

Starting from this summer I want to start playing digital piano. While surfing the net I noticed that you have like 'normal' digital piano's and digital piano's 'arranger'

Can anyone try to explain me as simple as possible what is ment by that?

Thanks in advance!

Boutros

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#2100541 - 06/10/13 05:32 PM Re: Difference between digital piano and digital piano arranger [Re: boutross]  
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The "Arranger" keyboards have features like:

. . . a wide variety of rhythms and drum patterns, which
. . . .. may be user-programmable;

. . . "Auto-accompaniment", which lets you play a bass note and generates
. . . a full major chord. Two bass notes gets a minor chord;
. . . other combinations get sixth chords, diminished chords, etc.

. . . "Auto-harmonize", which lets you play a note in the right hand and
. . . generates appropriate harmony.

If you want to see some of what is available, download the User Manual for the Casio PX-350 (which I own). Or go to a dealer, and ask for a demo.

. Charles

PS -- If you Google "PX-350 arranger" , you'll find some YouTube videos that show what is possible. I haven't watched them; I'm still learning piano, and I don't want to be corrupted.




. Charles
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#2100547 - 06/10/13 05:45 PM Re: Difference between digital piano and digital piano arranger [Re: boutross]  
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What ever the price of a digital piano (and this can range from under 500 dollars to over 20,0000 dollars) the most important features tend to be the keyboard feel and construction (which imitates the hammer action of an acoustic) and the piano sound (and probably some electric pianos, organs and other keyboard instruments). Also the furniture style can be important.

This means you're paying for something that supposedly substitutes a real piano and has a few other convenient features too.

The arranger, whilst also a reasonable digital piano in many cases, is more like an elaborate home keyboard with a very wide range of sounds (orchestral, pop, jazz and exotic instruments) and more extensive recording facilities so you can make use of those sounds. Also it will have extensive rhythm, accompaniment and arrangement facilities. Yamaha and Casio do a wide range of both types. Casios are pretty good value whilst Yamaha arranger keyboards tend to be pricy compared to their normal (CLP/YDP) digital pianos.


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#2101045 - 06/11/13 04:00 PM Re: Difference between digital piano and digital piano arranger [Re: toddy]  
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Thanks for the quick answers!

The reason I asked is because I'm doubting about buying one of these digitale piano's:

http://www.thomann.de/be/thomann_dp30_rwc.htm
http://www.thomann.de/be/yamaha_ydp141_r_arius.htm
http://www.thomann.de/be/thomann_dp85.htm

Which one would you guys suggest then?

As I said before, I'm a beginner

Thanks for the help!

Boutross


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#2101059 - 06/11/13 04:28 PM Re: Difference between digital piano and digital piano arranger [Re: boutross]  
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Stick with brand names - of the three you list, Yamaha is surely the best option.

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#2101106 - 06/11/13 05:39 PM Re: Difference between digital piano and digital piano arranger [Re: boutross]  
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Yes, the Yamaha is the best of that bunch, but if you do want more arranger type options, look at Casio:
http://www.thomann.de/gb/casio_cdp_220r.htm

http://www.thomann.de/be/casio_px_350_bkm_privia.htm (would probably be my choice)

http://www.thomann.de/be/casio_ap_250_bk_celviano.htm




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