Toy pianos are known as keyboard instruments for children. Compared to other keyboard instruments, toy pianos are tinier and have fewer keys. The size of each key is also small.
Many people think that toy pianos are for children, but they’re also an instrument that is gradually gaining popularity regardless of age!
This time, I would like to introduce the attractions of toy pianos.
1. Cute anyway
There are many variations in colors and designs, and the possibility of using them for interior decor is also strong. From pop and cute things to chic and fashionable things like these.
By the way, the first impression I had when I saw a toy piano was "That’s unexpectedly big".
2. Healing tone
As well as the appearance, one of the characteristics of toy pianos is the cute tones that they produce.
This is a demo performance from KAWAI.
The sound is really soothing, isn’t it? Inside toy pianos, there are as many metal rods or tubes as there are keys. By hitting them, this unique tone is created.
3. It is a fine musical instrument
Toy pianos aren't just for kids to play with. They’re also a great musical instrument, and can be used in music. In addition, videos of adults playing toy pianos are also attracting attention.
$100 piano × $100000 piano | Chim Chim Cher-ee
Watching performance videos like this, toy pianos seem more like a musical instrument than just a toy. They have a good pitch and are comfortable to listen to as an instrument.
In addition, songs using children's musical instruments including toy pianos are called "toy music", and some composers, such as Pascal Comelade from France, are known as toy music composers. This is Comelade’s best known song, "September Song".
Toy piano is used from 0:47
By the way, when you watch YouTube videos, it seems that many people have these!
These are also popular at Sound House!
Since it is an electronic type, there is no metal plate or pipe inside, but unique to toy electronic musical instruments, it contains 25 tones and 50 demo songs. KORG's mini piano series has a reputation for producing solid sound even though they are small!