Yamaha YDP141 Digital Piano
Good for Beginner Music Students

The Yamaha YDP141 digital piano is a new model in Yamaha's Arius line of digital pianos. The 88-key Yamaha keyboard hit the market in March 2010 and since then has consistently received the highest consumer ratings.

A Great Value for an 88-Key Yamaha Keyboard

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The YDP141 digital piano is one of Yamaha's digital piano for beginners. However, this model has an authentic concert grand piano sound that is true of all Yamaha's digital pianos. This model comes with a durable stand and a padded bench that already saves you more than $100 in accessories. It has varied features that are rare for entry-level digital pianos, such as:

  • 88-full sized Yamaha weighted keyboard with the patented Graded Hammer Standard
  • AWM dynamic stereo sampling for authentic grand piano sound
  • 64-note polyphony that lets you play more notes at the same time
  • Keyboard touch sensitivity settings
  • Six voices
  • Damper pedal for a more expressive control of the YDP141 digital piano's nuances
  • And more . . .
Advantages of Yamaha YDP141 Digital Pianos

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The YDP141 digital piano's authentic grand pianoforte sound is a good value for the money. Priced out at $1,000, this digital keyboard is a great buy for beginning students and experienced pianists who are in the market for a good Yamaha weighted keyboard with more features.

The functions are intuitive and basic, and it has a realistic acoustic piano feel. It has grand piano, strings, organ and electric piano sounds and you can experiment with the voices and come up with different sounds. The dual mode and built-in reverb adds depth to the tones. You can plug in headphones and practice until the wee hours in the morning without irking family and neighbors.

The recording feature is allows beginners to record and listen to their music in order to improve on their skills.

Cons - Great Digital Piano for Beginners, But Not Professionals

The music stand is too short and steep and the music sheet has the tendency to slide off. For an advanced pianist, the Yamaha YDP141 has very few features and will prove to be too limiting in the long run. Though there is MIDI connectivity, a USB computer connection is more apt. The 64-note polyphony is not really that great.

However, for entry-level piano students the Yamaha YDP-141 digital piano will do. Priced at just over $1,000 for the US, and over 500 for the UK market, this instrument is a great buy and offers a lot of value for the money.

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Updated March 2011
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