Top six reasons to buy a digital piano instead of an acoustic.

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5. More sounds for less money.

With an acoustic piano, you're basically limited to one piano sound. Digital pianos come with several sounds, giving you so much variety. Sounds range from several piano voices to organs, vibraphones, guitars, harpsichord, strings, bass, and more.

6. They have MIDI capabilities.

Most digital pianos can be connected to a computer through a MIDI interface. MIDI allows you to interact with other electronic music devices. In this technological age, this feature is becoming increasingly necessary, and digital pianos and keyboards are being used to control large MIDI and recording set-ups.

There are several other advantages of having a digital piano such as:

- Built-in rhythym accompaniments

- The ability to record your performance

What arerepparttar drawbacks?

Digital piano manufacturers are getting better and better at duplicatingrepparttar 143200 tone of real acoustic pianos. But no matter how wellrepparttar 143201 piano sound is sampled, it will always sound digital. The acoustic sound is far superior to that of a digital piano.

But forrepparttar 143202 reasons stated above, I'd buy a digital piano any day.

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How To Change Your Electric Guitar Strings

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Now pullrepparttar string overrepparttar 143199 bridge, overrepparttar 143200 nut ofrepparttar 143201 neck, and up pastrepparttar 143202 tuning peg. Make sure it isn't slack. The new string is very long so you will have to cut some of it off. Leave enough string for a few winds aroundrepparttar 143203 tuning peg. Two inches aboverepparttar 143204 peg should work.

Pullrepparttar 143205 string throughrepparttar 143206 hole ofrepparttar 143207 tuning peg and begin winding it. The string shouldn't be slack. To keeprepparttar 143208 tension, place your fingers underrepparttar 143209 string. Withrepparttar 143210 guitar facing you, windrepparttar 143211 tuning pegs onrepparttar 143212 left side clockwise. Wind those onrepparttar 143213 right side anticlockwise.

To speed uprepparttar 143214 winding process, place your string winder overrepparttar 143215 tuning peg and wind untilrepparttar 143216 string becomes tight. Then take offrepparttar 143217 peg winder and userepparttar 143218 tuning peg to tunerepparttar 143219 string.

Now that you've changed and tuned your 6th string, you can just repeatrepparttar 143220 process for allrepparttar 143221 other strings.

Breaking in.

Sincerepparttar 143222 strings are new, they can stretch and go out of tune easily. They need to break in. You can speed uprepparttar 143223 breaking in process by stretchingrepparttar 143224 string yourself. Giverepparttar 143225 strings a few gentle pulls or do some spirited strumming.

You will find yourself having to tune your guitar quite a bit after replacing your strings. But after one or two days everything should be okay.

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