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

Written by Mantius Cazaubon

There are several reasons why piano and keyboard players choose digital pianos over their acoustic counterparts.

Let's talk about some ofrepparttar main reasons.

1. There is no need for tuning.

Acoustic pianos have to be tuned once or twice a year. However, sincerepparttar 143200 sounds of digital pianos are in digital format, they never go out of tune. Forget about paying a tuner allrepparttar 143201 time and save.

2. They are portable.

A regular upright piano could weigh over 500 lbs. A grand piano weighs a lot more. Compare this to digital pianos that weigh less than 100 lbs. You could easily carry one under your arm from gig to gig. Transportation is easy. The fact that many of them could be disassembled is also a great advantage.

3. They cost much less.

Acoustic pianos are very expensive and out ofrepparttar 143202 price range of most people. You can save yourself a lot of money by buying a digital piano. For less than $2000, you can get one that is top ofrepparttar 143203 line. You will even find those that cost only a few hundred dollars.

4. You don't have to disturb neighbors.

Worried about disturbingrepparttar 143204 neighbors? There is no need to be worried. Simply plug in a pair of headphones and play silently. With an acoustic piano, it's obvious that you do not have that privilege.

No headphones? Simply use your volume controls. You can play without headphones, strike keys very hard and not produce a disturbing or loud sound.

How To Change Your Electric Guitar Strings

Written by Mantius Cazaubon

Many guitarists, especially beginners, struggle with changing electric guitar strings. But it really is a simple exercise. Here's a straightforward guide you can follow:


You will need a small needle nose pliers to cut and bendrepparttar strings, and a string winder to help you windrepparttar 143199 strings quickly.

Removerepparttar 143200 string.

You should change each guitar string one at a time. That way, you will avoid warpingrepparttar 143201 guitar neck, and you will be able to quickly tunerepparttar 143202 new string torepparttar 143203 other strings.

I usually removerepparttar 143204 6th string first. Use your string winder and turnrepparttar 143205 tuning peg untilrepparttar 143206 string becomes very slack. Now cut offrepparttar 143207 twisted end ofrepparttar 143208 old string so that it slips easily out ofrepparttar 143209 guitar. Then windrepparttar 143210 top section of your string out ofrepparttar 143211 tuning peg.

What you do next will vary depending onrepparttar 143212 type of electric guitar you have. The one I'm using,repparttar 143213 strings go throughrepparttar 143214 body. Removerepparttar 143215 old string. Pay close attention torepparttar 143216 way your old string comes off, and dorepparttar 143217 opposite when putting a new one back on.

Replacerepparttar 143218 string.

Now let's put back a new string. Feedrepparttar 143219 string through a hole inrepparttar 143220 body of your electric guitar, orrepparttar 143221 tail piece. As said earlier, it depends on your particular electric guitar. Getrepparttar 143222 ball end of your string in place.

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