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 Post subject: Digital Harpsichord!
PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 9:13 pm 
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We know there are digital pianos- now there are digital harpsichords!

It looks not a bit like a digital instrument and sounds impressive.

I wouldn't mind one!


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Hi AeolianHarp,

I have very much enjoyed your video find---the digital harpsichord! Firstly as a French harpsichord it was full toned and bright---infact very pleasant to listen to. When switched to the Flemish version the sound was exquisite. I also enjoyed the rest very much, with the fortepiano being impressive and oh, the celeste, taking me back to childhood memories of " The Sugar Plum Fairy", the first music that enthralled me!

I think that this invention has a great future both for performance, teaching and practice. If I had any talent on keyboards I should love to have one of these digital harpsichords, but the sad truth is that despite childhood and then teenage attempts at learning to play I got so far---and stuck! The teachers said that my mind was ahead of my ability---anyway when reading the two lines I came unstuck. I'd love to be able to play---but have to be satisfied with being able to appreciate good performance and sound! Ah well---such is life!

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Yes, it is a great invention! I expect harpsichords are hard to maintain due to the quills ( finding someone who knows how to do it!) so this suits a modern harpsichordist.
Here's a page on it:

http://www.lazarsearlymusic.com/RolandC ... ndC-30.htm

How I'd love to "play" a real harpsichord! I believe the keys feel different to the piano's. I've touched a fortepiano's keys ( very briefly) at the interval of Cosi Fan Tutti.

I know what you mean about reading music... :oops:

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Harpsichord, fortepiano, organ and celesta all rolled into one mock square style cabinet. Sounds decent enough though I wonder how many pros would use one of these gadgets?

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Hi TMT,

I think that the marketing of this digital instrument is not aimed at the professionnal keyboardists, unless they have difficulties in accessing something to practise on! My thoughts are that it is for the amateur musician---one who is fortunately well funded, as they won't be cheap.

In that case they fill a need for the hobbyist who wishes to play but finds difficulty in accessing any one of the
instruments demonstrated. Obviously it can/will give delight to those owning or having access to the digital harpsichord, and with its choices.

I think that being too PC about the matter can be counter-productive. If it gives pleasure---and you can play it---"Use it!", I say! Genuine instruments are available to the very few, and also ones with deep pockets!

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Rod Corkin wrote:
Harpsichord, fortepiano, organ and celesta all rolled into one mock square style cabinet. Sounds decent enough though I wonder how many pros would use one of these gadgets?


It's being sold by an early music shop who specialise in early musical instruments, and there are reviews by people I have seen online who have played it in recitals, and love it as it sounds so good and obviously is easier to take care of than an acoustic harpsichord. In addition it functions in historical tunings!

I'd buy one if I had £2,000 to spare and room for it!!

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pollyp78 wrote:
Hi TMT,

I think that the marketing of this digital instrument is not aimed at the professionnal keyboardists, unless they have difficulties in accessing something to practise on! My thoughts are that it is for the amateur musician---one who is fortunately well funded, as they won't be cheap.

In that case they fill a need for the hobbyist who wishes to play but finds difficulty in accessing any one of the
instruments demonstrated. Obviously it can/will give delight to those owning or having access to the digital harpsichord, and with its choices.

I think that being too PC about the matter can be counter-productive. If it gives pleasure---and you can play it---"Use it!", I say! Genuine instruments are available to the very few, and also ones with deep pockets!

Regards,

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Well said Polly. I think it sounds remarkably realistic and looks the part too! It is also light, so musicians could transport it to recitals and it won't need tuning or regulating etc.

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Most digital pianos have had harpsichord settings for years. Mrs P's 20 year old Yamaha piano has it. It's OK. The pianists I know do not like using the harpsichord setting.


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Most digital pianos have had harpsichord settings for years. Mrs P's 20 year old Yamaha piano has it. It's OK. The pianists I know do not like using the harpsichord setting.

Yes but this one's in a fancy casing, that must make it sound better!! :D

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AeolianHarp wrote:
Rod Corkin wrote:
Harpsichord, fortepiano, organ and celesta all rolled into one mock square style cabinet. Sounds decent enough though I wonder how many pros would use one of these gadgets?


It's being sold by an early music shop who specialise in early musical instruments, and there are reviews by people I have seen online who have played it in recitals, and love it as it sounds so good and obviously is easier to take care of than an acoustic harpsichord. In addition it functions in historical tunings!

I'd buy one if I had £2,000 to spare and room for it!!

Fair enough.

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Rod Corkin wrote:
Phlogiston wrote:
Most digital pianos have had harpsichord settings for years. Mrs P's 20 year old Yamaha piano has it. It's OK. The pianists I know do not like using the harpsichord setting.

Yes but this one's in a fancy casing, that must make it sound better!! :D


My Privia DP has a harpsichord setting, sounds quite nice, but as I haven't really got any beginner's harpsichord music I can't really compare it properly to the Roland Harpsichord, but on first listening the Roland does seem to have a fuller sound- but then if my Privia was hooked up to external speakers it might sounds as good. I know it would with pianoteq software- they have a superb historical keyboard collection.

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AeolianHarp wrote:
My Privia DP has a harpsichord setting, sounds quite nice, but as I haven't really got any beginner's harpsichord music I can't really compare it properly to the Roland Harpsichord, but on first listening the Roland does seem to have a fuller sound- but then if my Privia was hooked up to external speakers it might sounds as good. I know it would with pianoteq software- they have a superb historical keyboard collection.

My three year old daughter's keyboard is good enough for me..

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/p ... 498437.htm
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Hi TMT,

Who is the best performer on this? :) Is this the first stage in Alice's grooming as a future concert pianist? :)

I read up the advertising material and it sounds impressive--- if it lives up to the text!

It is "reel pritty", and would look good in any drawingroom so Chez Corkin has stolen a march on many of us! Practice hard, Rod, and you might appear on YouTube even if you don't make it to Wigmore Hall! :) :) :)

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Aww that is a very cute little keyboard. I bet your little one looks equally cute playing it lol.

Incidentally I got my 4 year old niece a little piano shaped music box that plays Fur Elsie which has a little ballerina that dances to it for Xmas last year.

My bro has a yamaha DP and she likes a little play on it, and my Dad has bought her a few toy keyboards from charity shops!

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The comments on the Argos page are cute too lol:

We bought this for ours sons 2nd birthday and he loves it. It went down a storm at his birthday party.

I barely saw my son on Christmas day after he opened this he absolutley loves the microphone and now we all have to join in the sing a long.


We got this for my son for Christmas and we are really happy with it, even though we have been tempted to take the batteries out on a few occasions! My three year old son has lots of fun singing, watching the lights flashing and playing some little tunes! Great purchase, very happy! :)


brought this for 2yr old for christmas and he loves it, he sits singing twinkle twinkle and is never off it, well worth the money :)

My 2 year old got this for his birthday and absolutely loves it. He found the demo button within seconds and has been treating us to concertos ever since. He loves sitting on the little stool that comes with it. Only downside for us is that we can't turn the volume down low enough!

We bought this for our 2 year old son for christmas - he absolutely loves it! It's great value for money, even comes with a little stool. He spends hours playing on the keyboard and singing in to the microphone, very happy parents and a very happy little boy.


Some budding pianists there lol.

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