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From Broken Piano to Digital Piano
Monday, 21 June 2010 8:20 PM MDT
I'm looking forward to replacing my old, broken, out-of-tune, super-cheap acoustic piano with one of these digital pianos, a Yamaha Clavinova CVP-509PE (the PE stands for polished ebony, the color/finish).
While I do love the feel and sound of a true acoustic piano, for a small living room, a digital piano offers so many more features, including a karaoke function that I look forward to using.
I can't wait for it to arrive. Thanks to Tony Beatty, one of The Piano Guys at The Piano Gallery of Southern Utah for hooking me up with a sweet deal. And thanks to Paul too! They rock!
One of The Piano Guys has apparently been putting together a bunch of pretty sweet piano videos. Here's one of Jon Schmidt playing one of his songs, Game Day, in nearby Snow Canyon. My nephew, Hunter, loves to learn and play Jon's tunes. (And I've got to admit I quite like 'em too.) I wish I could play like those guys, but not badly enough to practice.
And while I'm embedding YouTube videos, I might as well embed one of my nephew, Hunter, playing one of Jon Schmidt's tunes, "Road Trip" which Hunter learned by ear first, before he finally had a chance to see the sheet music. Hunter is a mostly self-taught pianist, who, at only fourteen, blows my mind with his skill.
You can also see it via www.huntergifford.com, a little "fan site" page I stuck online for the fun of it.