Buyers Guides


Yamaha Silent Pianos at Rimmers Music

We now offer customers the opportunity to purchase the whole of Yamaha’s Silent Piano range from our website, which can be seen here! Silent Pianos are essentially a hybrid between Acoustic & Digital pianos which take the rich and expansive sound of a real acoustic piano, and the added benefit of digital functionality. Players can plug in the exclusive Yamaha headphones which come with each piano into the SK2 or SH system attached to the piano and play into the night without the disturbing their neighbours! Customers can choose between... Read More


The Key Difference Between Pianos & Keyboards

Hello Everyone, I have made this video to help explain to you the difference between an acoustic piano, digital piano and a keyboard. I have written a brief explanation below. People often ask me questions like “what’s the difference between a piano and a keyboard?” or “what keyboard would you recommend?” I have made a video to show the differences and I will explain it here to help you decide what instrument would be best for you. An acoustic or “real” piano basically has strings inside that are stopped from... Read More

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Join Yamaha’s Silent Revolution!

Join us and Yamaha’s leading international product specialist, Bert Smorenburg for an entertaining and informative show!       Discover how new Yamaha music technology combines with the traditional acoustic piano to aid teaching, creativity and recording. Admission is free but places are limited so contact us today to book your place Thursday 13th November from 6.30pm 6.30pm – Doors open 7.00pm – Show starts 8.15pm – Try the pianos for yourself and talk to the experts. Rimmers Music Savoy House West Derby Road Liverpool L6 1AE Tel: 0151 263... Read More

Buyers Guide to Pianos

Digital Vs Acoustic Pianos If you are looking to buy a piano you might need some help making your decision.  But there are a few questions you may like to consider before making your choice.  One is whether you want to buy an acoustic piano or a digital piano. So what is the difference between the two?­ Digital pianos are electronic instruments that duplicate piano sounds. Unlike acoustic pianos, they have no hammers, no strings and no soundboard to produce the sound you hear. Instead, they have electronic sound chips... Read More


Keyboard or Piano?

So…you want a keyboard, do you? The first thing you need to decide is why you need a keyboard. If you are a pianist looking for something to practice on then your best bet is a digital piano. If you’re looking for an all-round instrument to compose on and perform live then you need a workstation keyboard. We’ll concentrate first on digital pianos.Digital Pianos Firstly, you need to consider the sound it makes. If you’re using it for a replacement piano, it should sound like a piano! The notes should... Read More

Your Guide To Buying The Right Drum Kit For You!

Thinking of buying a drum kit?  You may have­ several questions; What are all the different drums that make a complete set? How do I know if I have the right drums? What’s an acoustic drum kit? What’s a digital drum kit?  After reading this we hope you will have a clearer idea of the difference between the two and have a better idea of which will suit your needs… There are a few considerations to make before choosing your drum kit.  If you’re not going to be able to... Read More

Which keyboard to Buy?

Which Keyboard to Buy? As with all instruments there are several things to consider before buying a keyboard.  They can vary considerably in price but the keyboard has many advantages for beginners over the larger instruments, such as a digital or acoustic piano: Lightweight and easy to carry around Cheaper than a digital or acoustic piano  Easier to pick up with help from functions such as ‘light-up keys’ ­ Can learn chords and play along with background music The most popular electronic keyboards have 61 touch sensitive keys and a host... Read More