Any piano players here?

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  1. mdsurf

    mdsurf Senior Member

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    I have quite a bit of free time lately and I'm interested in learning to play the piano as a way to occupy this free time. Was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on decent enough yet cheap keyboards i could get my feet wet with. Basically just looking to get something on Amazon (prime) and mess around for 1-2 hours a day
     
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    Might want to take a look at Yamaha electric keyboards. Just make sure you find one with
    weighted keys and a full set of 88 keys.

    I know a song or two and wish I knew a lot more. Always loved learning to play it!

    -RK
     
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    Get a basic midi controller and ableton live and use vst then you can make your keyboard sound however you want.
     
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    I actively play the piano (well, not lately because I just had a surgery on my wrist) and I have a Radioshack MD-982 that I primarily use and a Yamaha that I have in storage somewhere (I really need to find that one). If you're just starting out, I would recommend getting a piano like the MD-982 as it is cheap and will allow you to figure out whether or not you want to continue playing the piano. If you decide to keep playing, get a Yamaha with 88 weighted keys, a damper pedal, and a midi cable to connect it to your PC (you can use Synthesia with the midi cable).
     
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    Do you have a decent computer? Just install a Piano software and buy a midi keyboard. They are cheap and you can pretty much make any sounds with them (via computer plugins). If you have a mac then you already have Garageband which has a whole lot of instruments you can play via the Midi Keyboard. M-audio is a good company and their keyboards are pretty cheap and come in various sizes. The days of traditional keyboards are long gone. Google it, lots of info for beginners there.
     
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