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Nothing brings my family together like the sound of music, and being a musical family we love a good piano! We are getting ready to start my oldest kiddos off on piano lessons and love the idea of being able to do this in our own home. With that said, we were in the market for an affordable piano that wouldn’t take up too much space.
After searching for weeks and being totally overwhelmed by all the different piano options, I was so thankful to get the chance to test out the new, Casio CGP-700 Digital Grand Piano! Not only does this piano look and sound amazing, but it’s portable, takes up minimal space and is perfect for my kids to learn on.
The CGP-700 offers a 5.3″ color touchscreen interface. This screen is basically the main contact point of the piano, and it’s where all of the unit’s tones, rhythms, and effects are accessed. It’s also incredibly easy to use which is great for beginners. Not only does it offer a cool touchscreen, the CGP-700 can mimic over 550 different instruments!
Of course, many are variations on a single instrument (e.g., concert grand piano, bright grand piano, modern grand piano). In addition to dozens of traditional instruments such as pianos, organs, stringed instruments, brass, woodwinds, and percussion, the piano also offers more than three dozen “ethnic” instruments (e.g., sitar, harmonium, tabla, erhu, pipa, kanun).
With the built-in 6-speaker (40W) sound system, players can easily hear the included 200 ensemble rhythms, which you can have as accompaniment while you play and will also react to the chords played.
Other great features of the CGP-700 include:
- Duet mode, which splits the keyboard into two equal ranges so teacher and student can play side by side
- Classroom mode, which allows the output audio to work with third-party piano lab systems
- A built-in metronome whose volume can be adjusted against the keyboard volume
- Auto Harmonize, which lets you add harmony to melody notes you play with your right hand
- A MIDI recorder that utilizes internal piano memory and an audio recorder that uses a built-in USB port
- Two headphone jacks
Becuase the piano is only 26lbs and the legs are removable, the keyboard can be placed anywhere for easy, portable play. Another great feature of the piano is that it’s keys really mimics that of a true grand piano, feeling as if a hammer is being hit when a key is touched.
At a price point of around $800, the Casio CGP-700 is a wonderful and spacing saving alternative to owning a grand piano. If you have little learners like we do, I would highly suggest checking one out for your home!