With so many models of digital piano to choose from, how do you know which is best?
Casio’s new CDP-S100 includes features that have never been seen before on a CDP piano. Here’s 7 things that make it the best digital piano for beginners in 2019:
If you thought you needed lots of space to store a piano, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how little room the CDP-S takes up. It’s one of the most compact digital pianos available with built-in speakers and is 33% smaller than the previous CDP range.
New Piano Tone
The new CDP-S range uses a brand new piano tone which is capable of reproducing the fine nuances of an acoustic grand piano sound in much more detail than ever before. This is really important, as it means that students can learn to play with expression and dynamic contrast in the same way as if they were playing an acoustic piano.
New Key Action
Although you may have a digital piano at home, your teacher or school may have an acoustic piano instead. To make sure you develop the correct finger technique, what you practise on at home should offer the same key weighting as a traditional instrument. Casio’s new Scaled Hammer Action II does exactly that, so you can learn on a CDP-S100 and play an acoustic piano with confidence in your lessons, exams and concerts.
Ivory Touch Keys
Each white and black key on the CDP-S100 is textured to feel like those on a traditional piano. This is really unique, as the keys on most beginner pianos are just plain plastic. Having premium textured keys on the CDP-S allows you to play more comfortably and with more precision.
Chordana Play Piano App
Casio have developed a new app for Android and iOS devices, called Chordana Play Piano. It’s free and can downloaded from your app store. You can use it to control the settings on CDP-S100 , view PDF music scores and learn new songs using the built-in games.
This is a great feature if you want to play along to your favourite songs, or if you have music scores that use backing tracks (such as the free music downloads you can get with Casio’s collaboration with Rockschool). Use a standard 3.5mm audio cable to connect your media device (purchased separately) and hear your music through the CDP-S100’s built-in speakers.
Battery Power Option
Playing an outdoor gig? Practising in your garden studio? Maybe dashing off to a rehearsal? The CDP-S100 has a battery power option in addition to the included power supply. Simply install 6 AA batteries and you have up to 13 hours of playing time.