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A digital piano is a modern electronic musical instrument, different from the electronic keyboard, designed to serve primarily as an alternative to a traditional piano, both in the way it feels to play and in the sound produced. A digital piano has weighted touch-sensitive keys and the sustain pedal. Instruments without these features should be tagged with the [Keyboard] tag instead.

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Learning Piano/Keyboard

I started 1 year ago learning keyboard -the method being Full chord with prominence for melody note with right hand , and left hand with root note ( with fixing last finger on tonic note ). For eg: if ...
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Can i connect my P-45 Digital Piano to play keys on my computer?

Im trying to use my piano as input for buttons on my computer:) I connected it to my PC with a USB-A to USB-B, and downloaded some software from yamaha (https://usa.yamaha.com/support/updates/...
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Connecting digital piano via earphone

I have purchased a Vault Caeser MK2 digital piano. When I connect its output to earphones via a 6.5 to 3.5 mm jack, I’m still hearing the audio through the piano speakers instead of through the ...
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Roland PHA-4 keybed -- what is the octave width?

One of Roland's keybed is PHA-4, used for example in FP-E50 or Fantom 08 keyboards/digital pianos. I didn't find it in specification, thus my question -- what is the octave width in this keybed? ...
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Roland FP-10 usb connection and charging -- which way?

I've just learned that with digital piano and MIDI-to-USB connection the cable or converter is an active element and it is charged not from digital piano (MIDI side) but from tablet/computer (USB side)...
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What features are lost when using connected digital piano instead directly synthesizer?

Newbie here, so I may use incorrect terms. From what I've learned you can connect digital piano like, Kawai ES 120 or Korg D1, to a synthesizer like ASM Hydrasynth -- then play on DP using full 88-...
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digital piano has plastic clunking sound

I've had the Yamaha Digital Piano P-45 (~$500) for about seven years now - and it's fine, except that while playing (and recording with an iPhone nearby), I can prominently hear the plastic keys ...
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MIDI input "cool-down" problem

Essentially, I want to make recordings with my electric piano, using MIDI. I connected my digital piano to my laptop with a MIDI to USB audio interface, and the following happened: When pressing a ...
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Yamaha NP-35's speaker as Windows 11 output

I am able to select NP-35 as my output in MacOS but I am unable to select it as a sound output device on windows 11. I have verified that the keyboard is connected as I am able to use it in Piano ...
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Why is this part on my digital piano making a clicking/popping noise?

I have a Yamaha Clavinova digital piano, and two of the keys make an annoying clicking/popping noise when depressed. I opened up the piano and deduced that the cause of the noise are these little ...
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KD-160 Kohler piano audio outputs not working

at our worship place we have a KD-160, Kohler digital piano, and it currently has an external mic hooked up to our PA system. I want to get it connected straight into our PA system via the output L/...
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How to hear chord progression

Trying to learn chord progressions by ear. Reading from multiple sources to listen for the root and so on. I tried searching for this question and couldn't get it. But do I actually listen after the ...
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Clavinova CLP-230 M [closed]

I'm looking at a used Clavinova CLP-230M (thats what I was told was the model). Looks like in good nick. Any idea what I should be paying for it? Thanks
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Why does a digital piano need stretched tuning?

This post is a follow-up question to this answer: https://music.stackexchange.com/a/14264/86549 From what I could make of that answer, the need to stretched-tune a piano comes from the strings' less ...
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Can a digital piano be dismantled to be used as a portable keyboard? [closed]

Pretty much the title, so apologies if this sounds silly but I couldn't find any information elsewhere. I'm an absolute beginner to the piano and was eyeing this amazing deal on a digital piano. But I'...
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Yamaha Digital Piano YDP-145: Play MIDI files on piano using built-in voices?

I recently bought an YDP-145 and I managed to connect it to my computer using USB to HOST. The piano comes with 10 voices and I'm wondering if it's possible to play MIDI files from my computer on the ...
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How do I play these chords on a piano? [closed]

These are Guitar Tabs. I wish for them to be converted to Piano notes. Thank you.
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Recording Digital Piano through Line Out to An Interface

I have a Roland Piano FP30X which has dedicated line out. While it has the feature such as recording to a flash drive, I am looking to understand how to record through an interface, which for my case ...
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What is this type of piano sound and playing style? [closed]

I can't find out what is the name of this type of piano playing, it sounds really great and seems popular. Thanks, and I appreciate it!
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How to connect headphone output to a "balanced" monitor speaker?

It seems complicated to connect a digital piano's headphone output to a monitor speaker which takes a "balanced" input. How is it done? It seems what a "balanced input" is, is to ...
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How to adapt sheet music so I can play it with my 61 note keyboard

I'm trying to learn piano/keyboard by playing simple music that I like, but some sheet music has notes that I cannot play because they're out of reach for my keyboard with 61 keys. I tried ...
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Yamaha CLP-295GP: adjust “program change” parameter

I have taken the position of Organist/Pianist at my church and have “inherited” the Yamaha Clavinova CLP-295GP. I am in the process of hooking up the organ (1100+ pipe with MIDI) and Clavinova to PC ...
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Is it OK to use the transpose function of a piano like guitar players use a capo?

The title says it all, I guess. I'm in the process of learning scales and chords in the different signatures. I find some patterns/licks to be easier in, for example, D minor, so when playing a song ...
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Apparent upward drift in pitch of "Mellow Piano" keytones on Roland HP 704

When I strike and hold any one of keys E4-G4 on my new Roland HP 704 in "Mellow Piano" setting, I hear an apparent upward drift in pitch of a semitone. When two adjacent keys are struck &...
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Best way of transferring songs that were recorded onto floppy disk using a Clavinova CVP-103

We have a Clavinova CVP-103 which my wife used to record a bunch of music onto floppy discs years ago. I'm trying to work out the best way of ensuring she can still listen to her music without having ...
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Is the polyphony limit on a Digital piano tied to the sound engine?

I don't want to end up paying more for a digital piano for a higher polyphonic capability if I don't need it. I was wondering if the polyphony limit on digital pianos is tied to the sound engines they ...
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What is the (tr) sign in sheet music and how to play it in the following example? [duplicate]

What is the (tr) sign in sheet music and how to play that in the following example: https://ibb.co/GPmmNqw
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Does the sound quality of a digital piano's speakers matter for headphone usage

I'm deciding to buy a digital piano keyboard for home usage as a beginner and I intend to only use headphones while playing. So, does the sound system even matter, and are there any good value ...
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Lowest note on piano : A0 or A-1? [duplicate]

I am confused. I have bought a digital piano (a Yamaha Clavinova CLP-735) and I saw this : So they say the lowest note on the piano is A-1. However, on the musical apps that I use on my phone, they ...
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Soft touches not recognized

I have a Yamaha P-80 which seems to not recognize when I play the keys softly. I need to touch them quite firmly in order for it to play a note. Is this normal behaviour or is mine broken? Edit: The ...
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Casio digital pianos: issue with layered piano tones

I have a Casio CDP S150, which allows the capability of layering tones. I noticed something strange happens when I layer the different piano tones on each other (standard piano tone+mellow piano tone, ...
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Help identifying chords/scale [closed]

I'm new to music theory and I am trying to reproduce parts of a song for practice. I really like the chords/scale that kick in at 2:36 of this song: Open Form - Lost Desert, Amand, Reigan: https://...
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Digital Piano or MIDI [closed]

When I was little I used to play the piano, I got to fur elise level and my life took another direction, now at 25 I got back to it again, I got a small midi keyboard https://www.amazon.com/Alesis-...
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Music Practice Question (I think?)So I tried replicating notes of one piano to my piano, same notes, but it still sounds different - help? [closed]

I’m an amateur. I also have the sheet music stuff with me as well, and I have reference to the sound. My attempt sounds about similar, but the original music seems a bit higher. I’ve copied the notes ...
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How to record digital piano via USB cable?

I have found several similar topics however the solutions found there, seemed to be device/producer specific. I have a digital piano: Roland GO:PIANO 88 and would like to record a play via USB A->B ...
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Which instrument is used in beginning of Make you mine (by Public) [closed]

In the very beginning of sound I hear piano and hi hat probably, but there is still a 3rd humming kind of sound which follows the chords I think what is it? I'm trying to make cover for the song and I ...
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Why do I hear higher harmonics, when the strings aren't free to vibrate?

For example, I try to press the G1 key down without it producing a sound, and when I abruptly play the C1 beneath it, the G, an octave above, is clearly audible, although the string isn't free to ...
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Notes with special sound effect [closed]

Please refer to this video on YouTube for this question. There are certain passages on the right hand the played notes seemed to have some special effect. Am I right? If so, how do you tell from the ...
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Is it an issue if the white and black keys are weighted differently?

I am looking to upgrade my keyboard from one with unweighted (springy) keys to one with weighted keys that feels more like a real piano. I'd like to buy the new CASIO PX-S1100. When I look at a lot of ...
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Is it technically possible to play Chopin`s op. 10 No 1 etude at 176 bpm on Casio PX-160 piano?

Is it technically possible to play Chopin`s op. 10 No 1 etude at 176 bpm on Casio PX-160 piano?
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What type of piano was used in the intro of this song? [closed]

I'm listening to this music for about a couple of months. But I can't find a piano with similar texture and fullness. It will be better if some can tell me where can I find a VST piano which sounds ...
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Do the touch, feel and weight of the keys matter to play classical music?

My question is really about the importance of quality of piano keys in perspective of playing hardcore classical pieces (i.e.- gaspard de la nuit) like how much it matters - the touch sensitivity, ...
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Can I use midi without external speakers? [closed]

I bought the Thomann DP-26 and wanted to use a different sound. I can use a Midi output but can I play the midi sound on the speakers of the piano again, so i dont have to jse external speaker?
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I accidently plugged my sustain pedal jack into AUX output, will it brick my brand new digital piano?

I finally saved up enough money and bought a new Yamaha P125 digital piano, and I made the error of plugging the sustain pedal jack into one of the AUX outputs and switched the piano on as I couldn't ...
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What do I need to record a digital piano?

I know there are many questions similar to this. But I want to check if there are differences. I have a Kurzweil CUP 310 - 320 digital piano and I want to record the original piano audio. Currently I ...
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Promega 2 keyboard boot problem

I have a GEM Promega 2 that has been a dream to use for the past few years, up until a couple days ago. The problem seems to be that when I turn the unit on from the switch in the back, the character ...
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Audio design for (home) digital piano

I want to rebuild a digital piano so that it looks more like stylish furniture—maybe something like the Yamaha Modus H01. This is more of a fun project with the goal of developing some wood working ...
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Where is the most "realistic" CDP-S100's volume level that is closest to real acoustic piano?

As a very beginner I've bought the CDP-S100. It seems enough at least for first year of leisurely learning. But while practicing, I noticed that I apply different force to keys depending on volume ...
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Does using a portable keyboard with slim or mini keys mess with muscle memory, as a pianist?

I am an amateur pianist who would love to compose in a tight place or on the go with a small MIDI keyboard. I face this dilemma Buy a standard key size mini keyboard with 2 octaves only (and 25 "...
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How do I learn jazz on piano? [duplicate]

I am very interested in learning piano but more specifically jazz. I really like the way people can just improvise. I know that I would not be easy but I would like to know what the best book or ...
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