When I was a teenager, I had a guitar that I bought from Sears. It wasn’t their cheapest, so I figured I was doing well. Now I know better. The same money would have gotten me a Yahama in the city. So anyway, years later when my friend showed me his Yahama, I thought, wow, what a difference! I wanted to play it (and not mine)!
So up until last month I had been plugging my keyboard into a small-sized Kawai keyboard and I figured it was good enough. But I got increasingly discouraged that the piano at the lessons sounded millions of times better, so I decided to connect it to my computer permanently, using linux software. I knew the computer had a better sound, but I wanted to be able to play in front of my window which overlooks my trees, you know how it is. So now, I play near my desk, but the sound has BROUGHT ME TO A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT LEVEL!!! So don’t practice using crap.