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Post by dickie_29 Sun Mar 16, 2008 6:56 pm

Hello guys and girls,

I have JUST started out on my musical journey! and I need to know if its acceptable to start off learing with a 61 key keyboard rather than the 88 keys I know pianos have. I have my eye on a Yamaha keyboard at my local music store but wanted some advice before purchasing.

Thanks

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Post by VictorCS Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:06 pm

I'm using a "61 key" right now, but if you're gonna buy one, I suggest you just go for a 88 key, then you'll dont have to regret when you get to pieces where you need more than 61 keys.

How much $ can you spend?
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Post by dickie_29 Sun Mar 16, 2008 7:13 pm

I guess your right with the whole 88 key thing although at the moment I'm really looking to spend around 150.00(sterling) or $300.00(us) Having said that I seen a really nice Roland baby grand in Selfridges in London a few weeks ago 3500 but I just cannot buy somthing as expensive when just starting out although it did look splendid!
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Post by pianohama Sun Mar 16, 2008 8:42 pm

dickie_29 wrote:I guess your right with the whole 88 key thing although at the moment I'm really looking to spend around 150.00(sterling) or $300.00(us) Having said that I seen a really nice Roland baby grand in Selfridges in London a few weeks ago 3500 but I just cannot buy somthing as expensive when just starting out although it did look splendid!

I myself bought a Yamaha DGX 620 Digitalpiano/Keyboard. The touch and feel is almost exactly the same as a grand piano. It costed around $900 dollar. So I think you should go for a digital piano for starters, they're quite cheap.
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Post by dickie_29 Sun Mar 16, 2008 9:55 pm

I've just been watching Andrews lesson on keyboards and pianos and digital pianos. So its a digital piano I will go for. Although I don't have awesome goals I do want to learn as best I can over the internet. Thanks guys for your help

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Post by Jordan Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:00 am

dickie_29 wrote:Hello guys and girls,

I have JUST started out on my musical journey! and I need to know if its acceptable to start off learing with a 61 key keyboard rather than the 88 keys I know pianos have. I have my eye on a Yamaha keyboard at my local music store but wanted some advice before purchasing.

Thanks

Dickie_29

Hey Dickie,

First of all, welcome to the forums! If you're first starting off to play piano and debating about going out to purchasing a keyboard, it really doesn't matter about the number of keys. However, a 61 key would be perfect for now until you get better and finally purchase a keyboard with 88 keys, or even better - a grand. With that said, Roland keyboards are very good because of the feel on the keys and how close they are to a real piano, with really good speakers implemented into them - they're really loud!

Yamaha keyboards are also very good. The Yamaha YPT-310 would be a great keyboard to get you started, with 61 keys that are touch sensitive and a wide arrange of high-quality voices/samples. Honestly, a 61 key portable keyboard would be the best bet for you especially if you're looking at spending no more than $300 dollars. In the mean time go here for Yamaha keyboards, and here for Roland keyboards.

Make sure you have a look at your local music store and see what you're comfortable with purchasing.

Hope that helps!
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Post by Luna Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:15 am

oops posted in the wrong place lol

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