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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2004 3:35 pm   Post subject: keyboard advice Reply with quote

im planning on learing how to play the piano, and was not sure what kind of keyboard i should get, (i dont have room for a real piano). i was wondering if i could get some advice on what to buy in the 200 - 300 dollar range.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2004 5:52 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote

Most keyboards in the $200-$300 range are not in full scale, ie. they do not have 88 keys. However, since you are just starting to learn, that shouldn't matter much. But I suggest you to buy a keyboard with keys resemble to those keys you find on a real piano (size-wise). I do not have a particular model or brand I could suggest to you. You can look for famous brands like Yamaha, Roland, and many more.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2004 12:01 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote

I would suggest getting a cheaper Yamaha CR-3 to start off with, it's very simple and easy to use. It makes it a lot easier to pick up the basics of keyboards.

Once you have the basic stuff, then you need to start thinking about spending a few hundred dollars on a keyboard. I personally recommend the Yamaha DGX202, which will set you back about $270. Mine cost 150 (I'm from the UK icon_razz.gif), but I've seen them advertised for between $270 and $320.

Good luck with learning the keyboard. Let us know if there's anything else we can do for you. icon_biggrin.gif
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2005 8:49 am   Post subject: Reply with quote

I always have a good time with a Casio. They are cheap, Btween $100 and $250. My suggestion is, since you are just learning to play, get a Casio, perferably one that doesn't have light-up keys. I started with one like that and it showed me what to play, and I didn't learn from it.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 1:59 pm   Post subject: Casio Reply with quote

The first keyboard i got was the Casio CTK-591, i still have it and it works well, although it has 61 keys it has pitch shift that helps, cya
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 10:21 am   Post subject: Reply with quote

Get out; Mine was a Casio CTK-631. Small world, huh?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 7:08 am   Post subject: HAHA Reply with quote

cool, well casios to me are the best to begin w/ because i have been able to do just as good of work w/ my casio just like my more expensive ones
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:37 pm   Post subject: how much Reply with quote

how much wuld a full scale piano range from
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 9:27 am   Post subject: Reply with quote

The cheapest full 88 keyboard that are weighted would probably be the Casio Privia 300. They go for roughly 500 bucks. If you want to learn piano, I strongly suggest one with weighted keys cause you are gonna waste your money on a keyboard without weighted keys. Think about what you are going to do about dynamics on sheet music. You won't be able to pull off artistry by hearing just a note without inflection. Learning piano is more involved than getting the correct notes with correct fingering. I have a cheap, no-name spinet piano that is actually a piece of garbage. So I practice piano on a Yamaha P-90. It does the job beautifully.
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