Since the development of the first ever digital piano, the Yamaha YD-40 Clavinova in 1983 that we are tempted to use a chimera of a musical instrument. Why a chimera? Mainly because this intrument allows you to do the impossible. It allows you to change its volume with the simple rolling of a knob. Simple as it sounds pianos did not count with this facitily until late in the XXth century.
Being able to manage the volume of an instrument in this straight-forward way ca facilitate enormously the way we practise. Even if we live in small premises or even block of flats, time can be managed with total freedom. The romantic late evening hours are at our reach, we can now plug our headphones and enjoy the pleasure of practising in total silence.
The benefits of practising on a digital piano do not stop there. The digital piano provides the perfect action. An imperturbable and simplified mechanism that doesn't detract us from the mian urpose of our practising: solidifying our mental map of the piece.
You can read more about digital pianos following the link below to WKMT's last article about digital pianos.