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Hello, I'm trying to decide between a Kawai kdp110, and a yamaha CLP-635, in my country, both of them are like the only 2 available from good brands, and at this time I can't go visit the store and try them myself, which is why I'm looking for opinions between these two. I know that it is not a "reasonable" comparison considering the price, but as I said those are the only 2 available. So pretty much Im looking for opinions specifically in the action and piano sound. I know the kdp110 has the RCHII action, and the yamaha the GH3X. So between those 2 actions which one is better for you??, despite their own place in each brand range. And also, the second area is the piano sound, which has the richer and greater piano sound? I know the yamaha has 2 piano sounds, but still in youtube videos I found the sound coming from the kdp110 a little bit crispier and clearer. So what is your opinion? Thanks so much for the help. Greetings from Perú!

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Great, kingkoala, hope you enjoy your piano journey! P45 sounds like a fine choice, imo.

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Hi Victor,

I am new here so I can't really help you decide. You might get better or more responses if you start a new thread in the digital pianos forum.

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Thanks again everybody for the feedback! Sounds like I'll pick up a P45 and I'll be set.

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Originally Posted by Kingkoala42
Thanks again everybody for the feedback! Sounds like I'll pick up a P45 and I'll be set.

I got my P-105 in a pre-Christmas sale. Its a little early for such sales but you can ask at your local store.


Surprisingly easy, barely an inconvenience.

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Why not look for second hand, if you don't live somewhere too isolated?

Sure, this year's models are huge advances, never better technology; but they where 5 years ago as well.

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Playing the piano is learning to create, playfully and deeply seriously, our own music in the world.
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Originally Posted by Kingkoala42
Thanks again everybody for the feedback! Sounds like I'll pick up a P45 and I'll be set.

You really can't go wrong with a P-45.

If you quit piano, you'll be able to sell it for a large chunk of what you paid for it to any parent that has a kid starting piano, doesn't want to fork out for an acoustic, and knows the name Yamaha as good. Probably the teacher they've been taking to has a Yamaha acoustic upright.

If you carry on with piano it will be good enough for you for the first couple of years.

And even if you find you absolutely love piano and want to get an acoustic or high end digital as soon as possible you can either sell it or keep it for things like sight reading apps.


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That's great that you want to play the piano, good choice! wink

You have made a wise choice picking up a digital piano with hammer action.
Without that, you won't be able to learn how to press the keys correctly.
If you are tight on your budget, check out used digital piano (not too old).


About the lessons, I don't think books are the way to go nowadays.
As mentioned already, there are very good online apps (I have listed what I think are the 11 best apps on my website if you want to check out in my signature).
The good thing is that you can try for free a few of them and see if you like it.
Of course it will depend on which music genre you want to play.
I have made a table to try to help you to choose.

There are also alternative ways, such as taking private lessons with a teacher online.


You can find good videos on YouTube as well (I can recommend you a few and I am making a few myself to help beginners like you to get started).


The main advice I would give is to practice regularly, even if it is not for long.
Make it an habit, a part of your daily routine like brushing your teeth (well hopefully! :D)

If you do that, you will make progress quickly.

Don't hesitate if you have any questions.


Your guide to learn how to play the piano and keyboards:
https://www.guide2music.com/play-the-piano/
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Originally Posted by Kingkoala42
Thanks everybody!

I already bought the Udemy course to make sure I got it before the sale was over. I'm also going to get an Alfred's adult all in one. All I need now is a piano. They Yamaha p-45 seems to fit for me, however, it's towards the top of my price range. Is there anything that I would be able to get for less that will still last me a good while?

There’s a saying that I like and often follow.

Buy the best and you'll only cry once.

I think that in your budget range, this is the best.


Don’t practice until you get it right. Practice until you can’t get it wrong.
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Hi there, you might be interested in my interactive course for absolute beginners and self-taught learners.. The course will teach you how to read and write music to the level expected by Grade 1 of the ABRSM and Trinity syllabus. The course is designed as an alternative to private tuition.

https://www.ottantottopianoschool.co.uk/interactivecourses


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