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Old 07-13-2019, 06:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Music peeps: electric piano vs keyboard

I want to learn to play the piano. A real piano is out of the equation, so I'm looking at the alternatives.

It looks like you can get a keyboard much cheaper, but from what I've read electric pianos are much more similar to regular pianos, so better to learn on maybe?

Would definitely like to hear some opinions from people who play.
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Real piano out of the question? Look on CL in the free section, tons of them on there.

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try to buy a keyboard with weighted keys... that way, you'll learn how a piano feels...
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Get one with drum buttons.

And be sure to learn Axel F first.
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As long as it's a full size 88 key with properly weighted/touch sensitive keys, it doesn't terribly matter at your level what you get. Yamaha is pretty well the standard, although Casio, Kerswell, Roland and a few others are good too.
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Like the others said, it's all about the weighted keys.
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so I took lessons, off and on (mostly on).. for about 10 years

if you can try them out at a music store, try and play chords.. older units can't quite master playing three keys at the same time.. so get used, but new enough to play a chord right..

I never did play on one, that would play chords right, but I haven't tried in a loooong time, to find one. Im just guessing that they have fixed that problem by now.

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so I took lessons, off and on (mostly on).. for about 10 years

if you can try them out at a music store, try and play chords.. older units can't quite master playing three keys at the same time.. so get used, but new enough to play a chord right..

I never did play on one, that would play chords right, but I haven't tried in a loooong time, to find one. Im just guessing that they have fixed that problem by now.
Most of the newer boards have 16 note polyphony, if not more.

All of my boards have lightly weighted synth action, with narrow keys. Put me on a real piano and I am struggling.
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Most of the newer boards have 16 note polyphony, if not more.

All of my boards have lightly weighted synth action, with narrow keys. Put me on a real piano and I am struggling.
16? Try like 192-256.
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Get something and start playing it. Stick with full size so if you have an opportunity to rock out your brother in law's Christmas party you wont be fucked on an actual piano

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We have one of these. https://usa.yamaha.com/products/musi...and/index.html

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