Questions tagged [keyboard]

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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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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How to achieve "Burn Rubber on Me" synth bass effect?

At the beginning, the bass imitates tire scratching with very quick short percussive sound and a slide. Is this kind of effect often done by quickly press keys with one hand or by alternating hands? ...
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How to import sf2 file to keyboard? [closed]

How to do so?? I have searched, but couldn't find any relevant information
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Can I get my Microkorg sound (patch) on my digital piano?

I have a Korg Microkorg synth which is a really fun synthesizer for a beginner like me. I like making patches (tones) and exploring the different possibilites. However, it's a bit annoying to use ...
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Can an original composition be an arrangement part 2

I had written awhile back, and raised the question - "can an original composition be an arrangement.” I don't think I was clear. I found this article that may help someone understand my question: ...
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Unknown Ornament Notation - Three horizontal short lines

This nonation appears on Partite diverse sopra l'Aria 'Schweiget mir von Weiber nehmen' by Reincken, Johann Adam, IMSLP #04945.
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How to get more voices on Yamaha Arius keyboards?

I have a Yamaha Arius 144. It has a handful of voices preinstalled (harpsichord, vibraphone, etc). I'd like to get more, but I can't find any information about how to get them or get the keyboard to ...
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How to tune specific notes on a keyboard to play temperament

I'd like to know if it's possible to modify the tuning of every single note with a given frequency on a keyboard and store it in a specific "scale set". Is that possible? The idea would be ...
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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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Are slurs on a score for piano as well?

With piano I dont really see/hear the point yet of having slurs because of its sound. I find it difficult to play more legato than is normal. Please can someone enlighten me. Are slurs for piano ...
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How to guess notes of the song once I have the chords? [duplicate]

I am new to Piano / Keyboard. Recently, I came across this app called Chord AI, and it beautifully recognises chord of any song ! Now, I have the chords available. But, it is not enough right ? I have ...
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What is the notation for repeating 3 times in keyboard sheet music? [duplicate]

In sheet music how do you notate repetition of a measure 3 times? Do you put 3 above the repeat sign? For example:
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midi keyboard to audio interface

I am going to buy audio interface which won't have a midi input so my question is are there some adapters that can let me plug midi keyboard to this audio interface?
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New keyboard the left hand side of piano sounds too heavy

I upgraded my keyboard from Yamaha PSR E363 to Yamaha PSR SX-600 today. The problem I'm facing with this new keyboard is that the left hand side sounds too loud / bassy, I'm unsure how to change this. ...
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Next steps for playing the piano [closed]

I've comfortably played Nuvole Bianche and Fur Elise by watching youtube videos, I can sense patterns between keys and I think have developed some musical sense(I can pick up new song, only with the ...
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How to play measures 5 through 7 of Mozart's Turkish March

How do you play this highlighted part from Turkish March on the keyboard? Press GAB together? Or 1 after the other with GA quickly? It sounded weird after the first bar that way. Do I press E that is ...
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Connect iPad 5th Gen to Keyboard

I have a Yamaha PSR i455 keyboard and I'd like to connect it to my iPad so I can play the yamaha to input the MIDI data into Garageband. I have an aux cord (3mm jack on both sides) but its too small ...
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What's the proper piano notation for adding one note at a time to a chord and holding all the notes?

I came across a bar that sounds like this while transcribing a piece for keyboard. Is there a correct/better way to write this?
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how to deal with registration bank changes without interrupting the flow of the music? [closed]

I have been practicing keyboard for a year now and I can play scales, Chords and some songs nicely with right hand, with left hand I play with a 50% speed as that of right hand. I am trying to ...
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With which instrument will I find it easier to join a band? Keyboard or guitar? [closed]

I like indie music, pop rock, and j-rock. Would I find it easier to join a band of these genres playing the keyboard or guitar?
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Where should I press white keys - between black keys or below them?

I've been learning to play piano for couple of weeks, and I've faced a question that has some controversial answers on the internet: What is the correct position of 2-3-4 fingers on white keys (WK) ...
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What does 'fingered' mean with regard to accompaniment on an electronic keyboard?

I have those strange buttons in my keyboard so I was wondering what are they for ? When I press on one of them, the leftmost notes output weird sounds whenever I play them I can't understand ??
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Yamaha P-45's keys feel heavier than Yamaha PSR-F51's

I recently bought a second-hand Yamaha P-45 to replace my old Yamaha PSR-F51. But when I tried it, it feels heavy, and the keys are strong; I feel like I don't know how to play the piano. Is that ...
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How do I play this section from wedding march?

I have been struggling with this for so long, and I cant find any answers. Plz tell me how do I play it? I would be thankful if anyone could explain what that chord below G means and what Tr means. ...
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Can i switch to the original tone after the repeated part is over?

There is a repeated part in a song I'm playing, where I'm supposed to change the voices. It stays organ, but a different type both the times. The thing is that after the repetition is over, the ...
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Synthesizer suggestions? [closed]

I'm looking for an analog polyphonic synthesizer. I'm really torn between the Moog Matriarch and the David Smith Prophet Rev2. I've not owned a synth before and really want to branch into that world. ...
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Which electric piano tone on keyboard can have good accent and can be played loud at the same time?

I have to play a song which has electric piano tone which has a good distinct accent sound and can also be played at different dynamics. The problem is that you've to hit the key hard to make it ...
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Is it a G flat or a G natural?

I've got a doubt here. Do I play G flat or G natural?? The accidental doesn't come in till the 3rd beat while the key signature does not have G flat, while the lyric has an accidental but at the ...
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How to connect a keyboard with no form of MiDi to computer with MiDi controller functionality with arduino [closed]

There was a guy named Bennet Leff who left a comment on this question: Can I turn a 10+ y/o keyboard into a MIDI device? "In short, yes. This is actually a tricky question because it depends on ...
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Can I connect my smartphone to my Yamaha dx230 via USB to expand the sound bank? [closed]

I do not have a good Hammond B3 sound on my Yamaha dx230 for Santana and Pink Floyd songs. I don't have a computer or midi either. I have ccx, a smartphone, and a tablet and am wondering if I can hook ...
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What should I look for while considering a used keyboard?

I used to learn piano when I was little and now I'm considering to start again as a complete beginner. I don't know how long this is going to stick so I'm going for a used instrument. I found a not-so-...
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How do I get Wurlitzer Electric Piano sound on my yamaha keyboard

I really want to a strong accent (>) for the chords, so that they stand out from rest of the chord progression. I'm playing a song with Electric Piano tone on my keyboard - YAMAHA PSR-S 670 and I ...
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What are the ornaments in the western music and their corresponding ornaments in Indian music?

I am learning to play the different ornaments in western music (Trill, Tremolo, Turn, Appoggiatura, Acciaccatura, Glissando, Slide). I also want to know which are the corresponding ornaments in Indian ...
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What is the full form of cont. RH solo and its meaning?

Sorry for my naivety, this is my first time posting here. Does cont. stand for contrary motion for the right hand wrt to the left hand?? I'm playing a song and there's this improvisation for an ...
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Rockjam keyboard plays on its own

I have been using the RockJam RJ88DP keyboard for the past year, and I have been having a consistent problem with it. Most of the time, it works fine, but about once every few hours the lights start ...
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Cheap keyboard piano sounds vs Youtube recording

I'm currently learning my first piano piece with a cheap keyboard (Casio CTK 611), but I've started to wonder if I should upgrade to a proper E-Piano (e.g. P-125B). The reason is that some sounds/keys ...
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How do I play these widely spaced keys on keyboard?

I am struggling to play these keys, and I am not getting the right phrase to search on Google for this type of question. It's clearly impossible to play this with 2 hands. If this is played with 3 ...
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Should I switch from learning the Violin to learn Piano Keyboard instead? [closed]

I bought a violin over 2 years ago and yet I haven't learned anything since I couldn't get lessons. I was supposed to get some this summer but with the pandemic going on I couldn't. I really tried to ...
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What are things to look for when buying a new keyboard? [closed]

I'm a complete newbie to music and I've been wanting to buy a keyboard for a while now. However, upon doing some research I was surprised at the vast amount of technical details associated with each ...
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Can a stustain pedal be modified for alternative uses?

Is it possible to modify a MIDI sustain pedal to for example, a guitar pedal? If so, would this be practical at all? If not, what could be an alternative use of such pedal?
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In what order do you play these notes? And how? [duplicate]

I'm a beginner with reading sheet music, and i just can't figure out how you play these notes on the bass clef. Do you need to play then separate or together? Is it a chord or not?
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How to play Ending (1-bar) using keyboard?

What does Ending (1-bar) mean? How to interpret and play this in an electronic keyboard? Does that mean the when the ending button is pressed, the default ending music should complete within a bar?
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What are the base notes that different tuning system used?

I’m trying to understand how the different tuning systems and temperaments were used from the past. Would people tune their instruments based on the key of the piece they were going to play? Is there ...
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How often intermediate or advanced piano pieces use more than 61 keys? [duplicate]

I am a self learning keyboard player and due to financial restrictions I am thinking about buying a 61-key keyboard. However I am worried by how this range can affect me in the near future as I ...
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Do you reccommend keyboard or bass as a first instrument? [closed]

I am a novice and have never played an instrument in my life, but me and my friends are starting a band as sort of a hobby. We have drums and an electric guitar and they had me writing songs and doing ...
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Recording Yamaha Keyboard Audio on Macbook Pro

I have a Yamaha P45 whose audio I want to record on my Macbook Pro. I followed instructions from this video so to summarize: I have a 3.5mm stereo y-splitter plugged into the Yamaha P45, and two patch ...
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ornamentation in keyboard music of William Byrd

I'm working through some tunes by Byrd, and am wondering about the ornamentation, the two diagonal slashes through the note stem. As far as I can tell, we don't actually know what the composers of ...
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How many treble keys should I have for accordion? - Additional question [duplicate]

I have asked a similar question yesterday. Thanks so much for the answers. I am a beginner for accordion (have some knowledge on Electronic Organ, and 63 years old now). Particularly, I see a trade-...
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How many treble keys should I have for accordion?

I want to buy an accordion with 48 basses. I googled and found there are two different numbers treble keys, 26 and 34. My question is: is 26-treble key okay to play most songs as good as 34-treble key?...
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Yamaha P45 MIDI Capabilities / What are the requirements for controlling this keyboard with my computer?

Prefacing this post with a link to a post covering the same topic, but I'm having a hard time understanding if any of these solutions allow me to use my computer to change the instruments and ...

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