I never treated minikeys as anything other than a portability tradeoff and something used for creating short loops with midi-controller, but recently I got Yamaha Reface DX and I'm having so much fun with it. After a couple of days I've realised, however, that I'm using unconsciously some techniques I never of very rarely using with a regular-sized keyboard, such as:
- I can play buy one hand 16-semitone intervals so that I can single-handedly have sort of bass line.
- I can press (simultaneously or consecutively) two adjacent keys by one finger (something I do rarer on a big keyboard)
- I more often slide between adjacent keys.
All that makes me rethink minikeys as slightly different instrument, not to that extent as electric bass and upright bass but still different.
My question is - are there any pieces that were composed specifically for playing on minikeys so I can practice and improve techniques that are applicable exclusively/mainly with smaller keyboards.