Every once in a while, an instrument comes along that can be called revolutionary. One way that can happen is that it rewrites the rules for what you can and should expect for the price, and raises competitors’ eyebrows in the bargain. The Casio Privia PX-S3000 is such an instrument.
The Clavinova CSP series boasts two marquee features: cascading Stream Lights above the keys that guide your fingers to teach you songs and exercises; and the ability to analyze chords in ordinary stereo audio files, then display them as notes on a staff or as jazz-style chord charts.
The last few years have seen digital-piano makers strongly focusing on lower-cost keyboards whose sounds and features belie their low prices. The Roland FP-10, a scaled-down version of the model FP-30, and selling for only $499, is one such instrument, offering a piano-playing experience far above what its price suggests.