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[German musical instrument history] Electronic piano: Modern musical instrument

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The electronic piano is a modern musical instrument developed by a German company. It is a very popular instrument because you can control the volume and change the tone freely. And there are various prices from cheap to expensive, and it is an instrument that can be purchased even on a low budget. Electronic pianos are more popular than pianos for modern people, and can be said to be a musical instrument loved by various generations. The electronic piano is one of the world-recognized musical instruments.

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This instrument was born in Germany.

History of electronic piano

The piano was invented around the 18th century, but electronic pianos began to be developed around the 20th century. In 1929, German piano maker Bechstein was in trouble due to the Great Depression, and with the help of general electric machine maker Siemens and Nobel Prize scientist Walther Nernst, the electric grand piano “Neo-Bechstein” for popular music was introduced. development. This instrument, also known as “Siemens Behstein”, was the first attempt to replace the acoustic amplification effects of soundboards with electrical reinforcement. After World War II, the Rhodes piano was made in the United States. With the development of loud music such as rock’n’roll, the piano became incomparable to drum kits, wind instruments, and electric guitars, and the demand for Hammond organs and electric pianos became widespread. In the 1980s, with the development and commercialization of PCM sound sources and FM sound sources, the expressive power of synthesizers became more diverse, and demand increased at a stretch. Electronic pianos are still evolving and are said to be even easier to use. The time may come when the old-fashioned piano disappears.

Features of the electronic piano

When you press a key on an electronic piano, a digital circuit reacts and a sound is produced from the built-in speaker. Therefore, it is known as a very convenient musical instrument that can freely change the tone. Electronic pianos can be broadly divided into “sampling sound sources” that reproduce the recorded grand piano sounds and “modeling sound sources” that perform calculations in real time to produce sounds that are closer to those of acoustic pianos. And the difference from grand pianos and acoustic pianos is that you can freely adjust the volume. It is very convenient because it is an instrument that can be played even in an apartment house. The electronic piano is compact and has the advantage of being easy to place, so it is convenient because you can install it in your room and practice easily. It has the advantage of being able to use headphones, so you can practice without worrying about your surroundings. The price range of electronic pianos ranges from cheap to expensive, and you can easily buy them even on a low budget. Depending on the user, there are a variety of products, from those that emphasize sound quality to those that are compact and easy to carry, and there are plenty of choices for the number of keys.

Electronic piano song

Electronic pianos are no longer as popular as traditional grand pianos. It is used in various fields such as songs, movies, and television, and is considered to be an instrument that will continue to evolve technologically.

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