"Choosing the one that you love and the best value that within your needs regardless of the brand name. "
When starting in the world of music, specifically to play an instrument like the piano, many people are wondering which piano is better. Two brands of high quality piano considered one of the most controversial topics over decades of which piano perform better are Yamaha and Kawai.
Does Kawai or Yamaha piano perform better? This is sounding like asking does Honda or Toyota car perform better? Should I buy an apple or orange?
Hence the statement to say that one brand was “better” than the other may not always true. Here are some tips for you to follow to see which brand is suit you better.
The first thing to consider when buying a piano is consider the tone. So what is tone? The simplest answer is sound. To be honest, tone is subjective to the pianist. Generally, Yamaha pianos are distinctly brighter and sharper; Kawai pianos are mellower and warmer. Through listening and playing to determine which piano you like the best.
Components or parts of the piano used will determine the touch and how responsive the key is. In other words, the action will determine the pianist to play fast, slow, loud and soft. Light actions keys translate the keys fall easily into rapid motion of hammer, a more weighted keys piano require noticeable pressure.
Yamaha takes a proven traditional approach to their actions combining modern construction techniques with more traditional materials.
It is noteworthy that Kawai piano has bring the action mechanism to another level where the carbon-fiber action parts gives the more responsive touch and enhance durability. Besides, longer key sticks in Kawai piano needs to apply more pressure to push the keys further down as compare to shorter key sticks, provide more balance of control to the player.
Rest assured that both Yamaha and Kawai are well respected companies with over 100 years of history in the piano community. Bear in mind to compare piano with similar styles and models between these two companies as you’re comparing Toyota and Toyota. It’s unfair to compare an entry level of Yamaha piano to a high end Shigeru-Kawai as each company offers wide range of different model of pianos - from the entry level to high end concert performance models.
Choosing the one that you love and the best value that within your needs regardless of the brand name.
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Ms Liew Hui Jie
A passionate full time piano teacher in Singapore, with great ideas about how to ensure that students start with learning, playing and finally loving the piano.