A family of musical instruments both acoustic (piano, harpsicord, etc.) and electronic which is played by depressing keys, each of which represent a musical tone. In electronic music, keyboards are often used to imitate other instruments or utilize wholly electronic sounds.

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Midi/usb interface sends “note on” instead of “note off” when 2 or more keys are released at once

So i tried to setup my keyboard to my computer and some weird things happen. The first thing i did was testing it with midi-ox. Everything seemed to work until i started playing chords or just 2 notes ...
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Using keyboard/MIDI controller to learn piano

I'm an adult just starting to learn music from scratch. The piano I have been using is sometimes not available for me to use, so I would like to buy a keyboard/MIDI controller so I can practice ...
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How can I learn to play the chords by listening to the song (like I do with notes)?

I have started learning to play piano (I am from a poor family and can't afford a teacher). So,I've learned some popular songs and the notes from the internet. From there I started listening to songs ...
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Technics K300 Keyboard Odd Muting

I'm not sure this is the right SE for this question but I'm going to try my luck. Also, some terminology may be slightly off. I have an old (30 years old, so I know it might be at the end of its ...
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Connecting a Keyboard to Record in Audacity

I'm trying setup my Casio CTK-6000 electric keyboard to be able to be recorded through my Windows 10 computer using Audacity. I have this cable connected to the two "L/R Line Out" spots in the ...
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Buying a dual purpose keyboard for learning kids + aspring eletronic music adults?

My 6 year old is interested in learning piano, so I'm looking to buy a keyboard for her. I'm also interested in picking back piano myself and trying my hand at electronic music. I have a computer ...
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Playing something that should be Allegretto but played slightly slower

So I was practicing the third movement of the K545 Sonata in C major by Mozart, and the tempo was marked Allegretto. And I came to this hard section that I actually played it slower than I should have....
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Practice chord progressions along with scales?

The Question Are there any standard exercises where you play a chord progression with one hand while playing a scale with the other hand? I'm adding the usual I–IV–I–V–I at the end of each scale (...
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How can I make my keyboard sound like a Hammond organ?

I have a keyboard. It can play the basic MIDI sounds. I would like it to have a Hammond organ sound. Since I'm not sure if I can upload new sounds to its MIDI bank, I'm looking for a way to 'effect' ...
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Recording Keyboard Output Using Audacity

I'm trying setup my Casio CTK-6000 electric keyboard to be able to be recorded through my Windows 10 computer using Audacity. I have this USB cable and I have connected the keyboard to the computer. ...
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Seeking alternative practical learning methods for piano if I only want to play for fun

I see advertisements where I live for a course titled "Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People". While I am sure the title is exaggerated to attract attention - it seems to imply that the student ...
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Can I plug my guitar into my keyboard?

My amp just died and I need something to plug my guitar into. I have and old CASIO CT-700 tone bank keyboard witch has 4 ports: MIDI in MIDI out phones/output sustain Is it possible?
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PC Software for live performance [closed]

I play the keyboard here in my church... and lately, we've been searching for new ways to improve our worship. So i bought a Korg Nanokontrol 2, a MIDI controller keyboard and a audio interface (...
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Was Bach the first to use thumbs on a keyboard?

This question reminded me of a claim that I've heard before, namely, that J. S. Bach was the first keyboardist to utilize the thumbs in his playing technique. I'm not sure where I've heard this, but ...
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How do you practice trills on piano?

The title says it all: my trills on piano are really terrible, unless they are 1-2 or 2-3. Anything involving the 5th finger is especially awful. I have the same feeling of frustration of when I ...
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Is it possible to slave a Yamaha MX49 to a Yamaha DGX-230 (lacks 5-pin but has a USB-B)?

Currently, I have a Yamaha DGX-230. I'm planning to buy a Yamaha MX49 at Thomann and slave it to the DGX-230 since the DGX-230 has more keys (76 vs 49) and I'd like to ask if it's possible considering ...
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What are some tips for battling forearm fatigue for performing long passages of fast notes (keyboard)?

I am unable to play, for example Chopin etudes (most of them) and Fantaisie-Impromptu because less than 30 seconds in, my forearms fatigue. I slow down a lot and it is physically painful to proceed ...
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Should i buy a midi keyboard or a standard keyboard to learn? [duplicate]

i am brand new to music production and i want to start with learning keyboard. So my question is shall i buy a midi keyboard or a standard keyboard to learn. i am total beginner.. is there a ...
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What to look for when buying an arranger keyboard / keyboard workstation?

Arranger keyboards / keyboard workstations are very helpful devices that can provide us with a big array of tools like oscillators, samplers, effects, sequencers, and many others. There are countless ...
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How to get started on keyboard?

I'm 18 years old and I'm soon getting a keyboard because I'm really interested in music. I am especially interested in composing my own music and learning a lot of music theory. I used to play the ...
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Keyboard + laptop or synthesizer?

I am on a budget of about £150 and need a portable keyboard to take to gigs with both realistic-ish piano sounds and some synth sounds too. I have a laptop but no keyboard, would it be best to get a ...
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Trill in Bach fugue WTC 1 BWV 851

In the second bar of the J.S. Bach d-minor Fugue in WTC 1 (BWV 851), we have How should this trill be played?
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Orchestra recordings only in piano concertos [duplicate]

I have been thinking about doing a piano recital on my party in July and planned on doing Bach harpsichord concerto no.1, but there aren't any recordings of the orchestra only. Do any of you know how ...
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Why do keyboards have the current configuration, based on Do scale?

As a kid I always wondered why there was a missing key between Fa and Mi in piano keyboards. Later I learned the reason. There is only a semi-tone distance between this two notes and therefor no in ...
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Proper organ glissando technique?

I am playing an organ patch on an electric keyboard with a low-ish trigger point, so I have to depress the key fairly deeply to be able to trigger sound. Generally, I am finding it hard to get quick, ...
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Software that allows playing in different temperaments

Do you know of any software out there that will allow me to play in different musical temperaments (e.g. Well temperament and Meantone temperament)? I'm especially interested in software that accepts ...
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It's possible to connect a usb midi controller into a midi synthesizer?

I do have an usb midi keyboard controller (m-audio keystation 49) and a synthesizer keyboard (KORG KROSS). I would like to assembly my controller to my synthesizer. However my controller only have ...
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As of 2012, are there any companies producing electro-mechanical keyboards?

By electro-mechanical I mean that the instrument electronically amplifies the signal from some mechanically vibrating (or rotating) component, i.e. any of the tone-wheels from a Hammond organ, ...
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How to use sound library from a yamaha keyboard

I have connected a yamaha psr e243 keyboard to garageband, and everything works fine except that the sounds effects are totally strange: they are neither what I select on the keyboard nor those ...
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How to play the bass and chord on piano?

actually im a beginner in music, but not that beginner, I know some chord and music theory, but I got doubt when I was playing keyboard, how to play the bass? is the bass in the left hand? and is the ...
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What are the diferent types of Electric pianos?

By electric pianos I mean Wurly, Tine, Rhodes, Reed, SA EP, FM EP, etc. How many are they? And how are they different? (Would be great if some song examples are provided.)
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keyboard instrument with only some of the black keys

I have a vague memory of seeing a photo of an ancient keyboard instrument (a calvichord?) that had only some of the black keys - maybe just B flat and F sharp. Alas, I can't find anything similar now....
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Midi out from a keyboard to PA on a budget?

My brother has this keyboard that feels great to play, but only has one decent tone. Its only outputs are a 1/8 inch headphone jack OR midi, which got me wondering if there were any hardware units ...
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How to know which fingers to use to play songs?

It's so hard to find a good tutorial these days. Everyone is just focusing on the sheets or sequence of ABCD's to go in sequence, but no one seems to teach which fingers to use to play the appropriate ...
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Criteria when selecting keyboard for piano learning [duplicate]

I would like to start learning to play the piano, and since I do not have the space nor the funds for a complete piano, I would like to buy a keyboard instead. My questions: How many keys do I need ...
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What is the main difference between Korg Korg Pa4X and Korg Pa4X Musikant?

I want to buy a new keyboard but I want to know the difference between the normal Korg Pa4X and the Pa4X Musikant (or the Pa3X series). The music I play is mostly East European music, but I also play ...
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Is there a standard width for piano keys?

Is there a standard width for piano keys? If not, how much variation is there? Do other keyboard instruments have significantly different widths of keys?
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Is there such thing as a piano-like keyboard with all whole tones between two adjacent white keys?

Just a quick question, which came to my mind several days ago. I thought that it would be much easier to learn to play a piano (or a keyboard), which has a consistent structure - a black key (halfstep)...
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How should I put my fingers on a piano / electronic keyboard?

Should the fingers be curved/bent or straight? Should I press the key actively or let my finger fall by "using gravity"?
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The proper technique involved when playing above and below a basic scale C to C and hand independence

I'm currently in the process of trying to learn to play a keyboard piano (No sustain pedal, no weight sensitive keys), but find that I'll need the help of some more experienced players to answer a few ...
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Cheap way to make sound from a MIDI keyboard, without PC

I have a USB MIDI keyboard which is totally useless when not plugged in into a PC and playing a digital instrument. Is there a cheap way, for example some type of box which has predefined sounds, ...
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Keyboard for a beginner to learn to play some popular tunes [closed]

I don't know anything about playing a keyboard but want to learn playing a keyboard. my goal is that In a year I should be able to play a few popular tunes. What kind of keyboard should I buy that ...
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Music performance - finger dexterity with rest/exercise

I have recently discovered this problem where after several days of practice on keyboard, my fingers would get sore and tired and as a common sense would tell me, I would take rest. But after a few ...
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How to play a lot of keyboard parts of a song at the same time live?

I have a symphonic metal band and I play keyboards. I am playing strings or piano or something else at a time. I have no clue how to get all of those together? How does e.g. Tuomas Holopainen of ...
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Why do my monitors make this popping/cracking sound?

I just bought a keyboard and some monitors to output the sound so I don't know much about this. But when I hit too many keys on the keyboard, it makes this popping and cracking sound, I don't know ...
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How to Achieve hands independence? [duplicate]

I can play with right hand. but when I try to play chords I messup everything. I already searched in youtube for exercise but none of them helped. Really want to be able to play with both hands ...
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How does the song feature work on the Casio CTK keyboards?

I know the Casio CTK keyboards have 100 songs built in. I have seen several videos on Youtube showing how one can use this to learn the songs. For example, one selects a song and then the keyboard ...
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Looking for best piano tones alternative if keyboard does not have it [closed]

I have a keyboard which is good but Piano Tones are not so realistic. Is there any software which can offer realistic tones in computer but still I should be able to play keyboard and connect ...
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Stage presence for a keyboard player

There's a similar topic for guitar players here that has a lot of good general suggestions for everyone. However, being a keyboard player, I'm pretty limited on movement vs. guitar players or singers ...
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What software can I use to make a piano animation on PC or Mac? [closed]

I want to make an animation of keyboard showing a midi file being played. Any recommendations for software for either MAC or PC? Thanks, Dennis