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  • what is a good beginner's keyboard? ??

    i would like to learn to play piano, but it's too expensive , so i'm thinking maybe a keyboard











    tahnks

  • #2
    What's your budget? Yamaha and Casio both have a range of digital pianos that would be a better choice than their other home keyboards.
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    • #3
      Yamaha MX49 or 61, OR, wait to see what pops up at NAMM 2013.
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      • #4
        those seem expensive, i was hoping for around $100 - $200 if possible













        then, if i get better and like it, i could buy one of better quality

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        • #5
          Do daemons dream of electric sleep()?

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          • #6
            A good beginner's instrument is one that inspires you to play a lot. If you're going to do it, invest in it. The worst thing a beginning guitar player can do is buy a cheap guitar because they suck and make things much harder than they need to be. A beginning keyboard will have crappy sounds, horrible action, cheap feel, etc. and will NOT be inspiring.



            Do you want to play a piano? GET A PIANO.



            If you look around, you can get a good piano for FREE. Check Craigslist. They are on there all the time. I got my piano for free because they were tired of having it tuned every year.



            -Mc
            Response from John from American Musical Supply on why I have received 2 used/damaged Korg M3's and 1 reboxed M3 from Guitar Center (a.k.a. why I'll never buy from AMS again): Footfall wrote:What you're experiencing with these units is the result of our warehouse crew intentionally "overpacking" this product.Current Korg Gear: KRONOS 88 (4GB), M50-73 (PS mod), RADIAS-73, Electribe MX, Triton Pro (MOSS, SCSI, CF, 64MB RAM), DVP-1, MEX-8000, MR-1, KAOSSilator, nanoKey, nanoKontrol, nanoPAD 2

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            • #7






              Quote Originally Posted by Renoir1
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              i would like to learn to play piano, but it's too expensive , so i'm thinking maybe a keyboard




              If you want to play piano then at least get a keyboard with a weighted action. The cheapest is the Williams Allegro at $300, though Musicians Friend periodically has 15% off coupons (and Guitar Center just had it on sale for $200). Or look for something used, you might come across a good deal on something like a Yamaha P85/P95 of a Casio CDP-100 or PX-anything.

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                Quote Originally Posted by McHale
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                If you look around, you can get a good piano for FREE. Check Craigslist. They are on there all the time. I got my piano for free because they were tired of having it tuned every year.




                That's the problem, they're not really free. They will cost money to move and to keep tuned. But I agree, if that's not prohibitive for someone, and they live somewhere where they can play it without disturbing people, that's best!

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                  Quote Originally Posted by McHale
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                  A good beginner's instrument is one that inspires you to play a lot. If you're going to do it, invest in it. The worst thing a beginning guitar player can do is buy a cheap guitar because they suck and make things much harder than they need to be. A beginning keyboard will have crappy sounds, horrible action, cheap feel, etc. and will NOT be inspiring.



                  Do you want to play a piano? GET A PIANO.



                  If you look around, you can get a good piano for FREE. Check Craigslist. They are on there all the time. I got my piano for free because they were tired of having it tuned every year.



                  -Mc




                  this



                  unless you have friends with moving experience and a truck, moving it will blow your budget and then it will need to be tuned



                  but you'll have a REAL piano
                  Originally posted by senorblues;
                  ... But if it's all about familiarity, then maybe I should avoid rooms that hire guitars. There's no point in doing Creedence, Zep, Buffet, etc. all night.

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                  • #10
                    Meh, I detect a whiff of eau du trollogne about this one. Usually you see these kind of questions coming from newcomers, not guys with 11 thousand posts on HC.
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                    • #11






                      Quote Originally Posted by Renoir1
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                      i would like to learn to play piano




                      According to your post here...



                      ....you already play piano.

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                      • branig
                        branig commented
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                        With the exception of the first couple of replies, most of these answers are utterly unhelpful or seem to be written by a-holes (incl. the one I'm replying to). It's pathetic.


                    • #12
                      Ghostpaw,



                      You rawk.



                      Response from John from American Musical Supply on why I have received 2 used/damaged Korg M3's and 1 reboxed M3 from Guitar Center (a.k.a. why I'll never buy from AMS again): Footfall wrote:What you're experiencing with these units is the result of our warehouse crew intentionally "overpacking" this product.Current Korg Gear: KRONOS 88 (4GB), M50-73 (PS mod), RADIAS-73, Electribe MX, Triton Pro (MOSS, SCSI, CF, 64MB RAM), DVP-1, MEX-8000, MR-1, KAOSSilator, nanoKey, nanoKontrol, nanoPAD 2

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                      • #13
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                        • #14
                          Roland Stagepiano with a music stand, is cheap and good for learning to play the piano.

                          Or a controller with weighted keys and piano software instrument.
                          Rob

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                          • #15
                            Its totally unrealistic to think you'll get a decent keyboard for $100 to $200. At the very least save up a few hundred and try various new and used rompler keyboards in the $400-$600 range. As another said, its dumb for a beggining guitar player to get cheap guitar, same goes for keyboards.
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