I have got a question of the quality of piano.
When I bought my piano, the seller says to me "this piano certainly carries you to grade 6." I don't quite understand that. I have just taken grade 5 exam, and am preparing for the grade 8 now and hope to take the exam next December. The piano still functions when I am practicing the grade 8 pieces.
They say there's a difference of the "touch" but when I "touch" a good piano, it feels the same as touching a cheaper one. Also, I cannot tell which piano sounds better, which worse.
I really want to do well in my grade 8 exams. Practicing on a high quality piano probably helps. Is it a good idea to upgrade now or wait until I can tell the differences?
Another question is that someone told me that a digital one is also very good, especially if it's from a well known brand. There's no difference between a digital one and a acustic one apart from being a bit unnatural. Do you think it is true?
I am quite attracted to the idea of getting a digital one because I would be able to practice in the quite mid-night. My current neighbour is quite unhappy with my practicing the piano after 7 pm. Also, I don't need to have it tuned regularly. What do you think? If I am going to replace a piano, is a digital one a good idea?