Learn to Read a Guitar Fingering Chart: 10 Quick and Easy Tips

Guitar Chords Chart

Learning how to read music makes you a better player. Discover how to understand the guitar better with these 10 Tips on how to read a guitar chords chart. Learning to play the guitar can be one of the most satisfying and enjoyable things you can do, at any age. It can even be good for […]

Yamaha P125 vs Kawai ES110 Digital Piano Comparison, Review & Demo

ES110 Digital Piano With Stand and Pedals

 Introduction Yamaha and Kawai jointly represent the two largest mainstream acoustic piano manufacturers, and have for several decades both been highly regarded for their digital musical instruments as well. In the highest volume digital category, that of the ‘under $1000’ zone, the Yamaha P125 and Kawai ES110 are frequently compared and both deliver excellent […]

Kawai KDP110 Digital Piano Review & Demo | Action, Tone, Features & More

Kawai KDP110

 Introduction For aspiring pianists, the Kawai KDP110 is a popular entry-level digital piano that offers up incredible value in the form of great keyboard action, grand piano sounds, Bluetooth MIDI connectivity, onboard lesson functions, and premium speaker technology. Dollar for dollar, by far one of the best piano playing experiences on the market in […]

Kawai ND21 Upright Piano Review & Demo by Merriam Pianos

Kawai ND21

 Introduction The ND-21 is a Kawai Upright Piano that has been a disruptive and hugely successful force in the piano industry – one that has filled a previous gap in the marketplace: a 48″ upright piano from a Japanese manufacturer that directly competes against its own used products as well as those of Yamaha, […]

Kawai CN29 Digital Piano Review and Demo | Onkyo, Virtual Technician, Bluetooth®

Kawai CN29

 Introduction The CN29 offers up a huge slate of features, and in 2019 was one of Kawai’s most popular digital pianos. It represents an interesting confluence of technology and value within their overall line-up. It’s the lowest price point where you get the RHIII action (triple sensor, escapement / let-off), the Onkyo architecture for […]

Roland F140R Digital Piano Review and Demo | Piano Apps, Bluetooth, Smartphone Connectivity

Roland F140R

 Introduction The Roland F140R is a home digital piano with a wide range of features, sounds, and top-notch key action. It’s a true musical instrument that’s well suited to both beginners as well as intermediate hobbyists, and sure to wind up on thousands of musicians’ wishlists this year. It’s also an extremely affordable instrument […]

Kawai ES8 Digital Piano Review & Demo – RHIII Action, Harmonic Imaging, USB Audio

Kawai ES8

Introduction The ES8 from Kawai, first introduced in 2016 and re-released in late 2019 with some minor engineering improvements, is one of the most well-liked digital pianos on the market today. It’s popularity stems from the RHIII action with triple sensor and let-off simulation, the unique and highly efficient onboard speaker systems, its extremely attractive […]

Kawai GX2 Grand Piano Review & Demo – Millennium III Action with ABS-Carbon, Classic Salon Grand

Kawai GX2

 Introduction The Kawai GX2 grand piano is a piano that creatively blends traditional craftsmanship with modern innovation and technology. Whether it’s straightforward improvements to the lid props and soft fall systems, to the more complex improvements in touch control with the carbon fiber Millennium III action, Hard Finish coatings on the music rack, or […]

Kawai CN39 Digital Piano Review and Demo | Virtual Technician, Bluetooth®

Kawai CN39

 Introduction Kawai’s CN39 is the latest advancement in home digital piano technology, and represents the highest-level model with plastic key action. It’s equipped with a 4-speaker amplification system, GM2 soundbanks plus the Progressive Harmonic Imaging sound engine including the SK-EX Concert Grand Sample (the same type of piano found in concert halls, now comfortably […]

Roland RD-2000 Stage Piano Review & Demo

Roland RD-2000 Stage Piano Overhead Shot

Introduction The RD-2000 is the latest in the RD series from Roland – probably the world’s best-known stage pianos of the last 10 years along with Nord’s lineup, and a bench-mark for master controllers across the industry. It offers up a dual sound engine, giving full polyphony to it’s piano sounds; it has the Supernatural […]