Of all the musical instruments, the piano evokes perhaps the strongest link with the notion of genius. We think of Beethoven’s sonatas, Mozart’s dancing fingers and the stomping keyboard technique of Little Richard. Pianos are quite simply the grandest instruments around. Yet by virtue of the ease with which anyone at all, even a toddler, can coax sounds from it simply by pressing keys, it is also perhaps the most accessible instument of all.
The above ‘Baby Grand’ style piano is now available for rent on erento in Piano hire. It’s a beauty alright: ideal for weddings, parties or any gathering where the tinkling ivories can help to set the mood. Piano, of course, is such a versatile instrument that in the right hands it can go from the maddeningly ordered complexity of JS Bach through to a bumping blues jam, with a diversion into Chopsticks twee for good measure, and keep everyone entertained from your Nan to your baby nephew.
While on the subject of versatility, we should mention the Baby Grand comes loaded with 14 preset instruments/ voices, has 64 note polyphony (enabling you to play an astonishighly big chord) and 50 pre-set songs – so you don’t even need a pianist. If you happen to have one, with 88 full size & weighted keys, the instrument is realistic enough to keep even the virtuoso satisfied.
The same supplier is offering an upright digital piano for £150 a day. The Baby Grand will set you back £250 a day. Our verdict? Well worth it.