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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Are cross-legged digital keyboard stands comfortable while playing seated

I'm buying my first digital keyboard, more specifically a Yamaha NP12. I intend to play seated and I wonder if a cross legged stand is comfortable. Would I have enough room for my legs/knees or ...
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Connection issues with Behringer UM2 and Clavinova CLP-360 keyboard

After deciding on getting a Behringer UM2 to record my Clavinova CLP-360, I'm having issues connecting it. Audio interface has two 1/4" inputs (One is line level and the other is high impedance), and ...
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Sore around the thumb (abductor pollicis brevis) after playing the piano

I started having an interest in playing the piano again (taken some piano lessons at a young age but stopped). This morning I felt my abductor on my right hand a bit sore. I curved my fingers, keep ...
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Yamaha YDP 163 touch too hard

I have a 2 years old Yamaha YDP 163, and it is very hard to play on it. I did the coin test, and it was around 100g on middle C, around 80g in the higher range, and 120-150g in the lower range. ...
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Is there any way to record sounds from keyboard as midi notes to DAW?

I've got some nice presets on my keyboard and I wonder if recording audio is the only option here? Is this possible to record these sounds as midi notes or is this kind of thing possible only in DAW ...
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How to read rhythm when note stems and beams are used to indicate fingering [closed]

In Georg Anton Benda's keyboard sonatas there are many examples of beaming used NOT to show rhythm but to show which hand to use. This was how my problem with the notation was explained to me by an ...
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How to get Logic Pro X to record keyboard sounds? [duplicate]

I have A Juno DS88, which should be able to send audio data. I also have Logic Pro X on my mac. I've been able to use it like a MIDI controller, but I'm trying to record the sounds my Juno gives me ...
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What does KSP mean?

I have a Yamaha PSR-540. There are a few voices on it with another voice's name and KSP in their names: GrndPianoKSP BritePnoKSP ElecGrPnoKSP HonkytonkKSP El.Piano1KSP El.Piano2KSP Harpsi.KSP Clavi....
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Registration Memory - Yamaha PSR S670

I have a Yamaha PSR S670. I have a problem when I play a song. When I play a song by choosing an instrument from a Registration Memory, and choose a a style with 100bpm as tempo. When I choose another ...
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Key down weight for digital piano

I have a Yamaha Clavinova CLP-535. It feels heavy which is more noticeable when playing chord sequences. So I measured the key down weights using a technique for acoustic pianos. Around middle C the ...
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How do I get Logic Pro X to record the audio from my keyboard?

I have all the necessary cables to do this, however I'd like to know how to get it going.
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There is an instrument similar to Meowsic Cat Piano, but with Chicken sounds?

I'm working on a game with chickens and I would love to have the chickens sing songs, pretty similar to Gonzo Chickens from "Muppets show". But I'm having a hard time finding a way to do it. I found ...
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Is there such a thing as a portable chord organ?

I have recently been playing an inherited Chord Organ, with a full set of chord buttons for the left hand and the piano keys for the right hand, however it is not very portable, has a portable version ...
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How can I learn thoroughbass?

I've done some reading and I've discovered that our modern system of music theory (I'm looking at you Roman numeral analysis) is not the same system that most of the great composers, including the "...
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Is there any way to change pitch bend wheel values in real time?

I have midi keyboard on repair (Evolution MK361-C) that has problems with Pitch Wheel. Pitch Wheel is not sendind accurate high values (7F as max) to computer, it sends maximum value of about 7A-7C. ...
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Why does a 97 / 92 key piano exist by Bösendorfer?

Pianos normally have 88 keys, ranging from A0 to C8. One of Bösendorfer's pianos go down to F below the low A. The other model goes down to C. How did this happen?
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Right piano pedal is bright

The piano at my home has three pedals, and the one at the right is brighter and shinier than the other two. What has happened? Is it normal?
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Is a piano played in the same way as a harmonium?

I can play harmonium and now, I want to learn piano. Both are keyboard instruments. Are both the instruments played in the same way or do I need to learn something more to play a piano?
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Yamaha i455 keyboard volume settings

I just got a Yamaha i455 keyboard. The volume of the keyboard is very soft even if I set it to maximum volume. Are there any settings for the volume control?
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How to build chords from a single note? [closed]

I'm working on a simple theory to apply both in real life and in a computer program I'm writing. Basically, I realized that we can create (or add) any chord above a melody (vocal track, e.g.), as ...
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Is there a huge sound quality difference if I use a monitor or an amp for my keyboard instead of using my logitech z906? [closed]

I'm thinking of buying some monitors if it will boost the sound quality but I already have like a 400$ speaker for the computer. Im wondering if it's worth or not for the investment
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Left handed piano?

Is there such a thing as a piano that goes from high notes to low notes where the left hand plays the melody and right hand plays the harmony? Lol what is going on here:
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Muted percussive sound of a guitar equivalent on keyboard?

Just as a reference of what I mean in the intro of the track: If not available in your country: (thanks @Michael Curtis) There are ...
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Transitioning from arranger keyboard to piano

(Apologies for any wrong terminology or ignorance - I'm relatively new to music!) I have been learning to play arranger workstation (using auto-accompaniment) for the past three years with a music ...
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Key Command (shortcut) to automatically transpose notes in Nuendo or Cubase

I am working on a large project and I have to use automation a million times in my project. I am trying to find some 'keyboard shortcut' for transposing notes up and down. Maybe there's not a preset ...
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How to use a MIDI keyboard on a laptop?

So I recently found a Suzuki SPW-49 MIDI keyboard in my home and want to play it. I know a computer is needed to play any sounds using the keyboard, but every time I seem to plug it into my computer ...
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Do Virtual Synth Softwares need any physical buttons? Do I need to have any extra buttons on my MIDI keyboard?

I am looking to buy an MIDI keyboard. I want to use it with VST as a Synth. Please guide me. I am completely new in this space.
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How to understand the keyboard of a piano (or any such instrument)? [closed]

I would like to ask about something like theoretical foundations or fundamentals of an 88 piano keyboard. My thinking is a) there is a range of pitch a human can hear (lets assume that there is no ...
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Can I get audio output from 2 DAW or music VST simultaneously with 1 keyboard input?

I have opened 2 music applications in my desktop: a MIDI music studio without support for VST mode (of course if it was supported I can easily run it from FL Studio!) a DAW, FL Studio Can I use a ...
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How to explain black and white keys on a piano keyboard

I was going over quite a lot of answers that are already posted and I've figured out that I could ask this question anew. My perspective is that I have melodies coming to my head and I record them ...
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Recommended first steps for 5 year old new to guitar and keyboard

My son is 5 and has asked for a guitar and keyboard which we've bought but I'm not sure whether to enrol him in lessons straight away or let him 'play' with them to gain an interest!? My husband and ...
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Attachable Piano Stand

I have a Yamaha P45 keyboard and it has screw holes at the bottom. But I can't seem to find a piano stand that will attach to it. The Yamaha L3C doesn't specify my type of piano and I don't think it ...
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M-Audio Keystation 49 MK3, additional keys for FL studio

Is there any way to make them work? Yeah, including volume bar and pitch \ modulation wheels Would be really convenient to actually use them for what they were made for. Thanks in advance!
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stereo jack outputs?

All of my keyboards and other stereo gear have 1/4" jack outputs: L/mono, and R. Is there a good reason why one of those couldn't be a 1/4" TRS instead, so using one cable (lead) in place of two? I'm ...
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Why isn't Klavarskribo used more often? [closed]

After learning about the existence of Klavarskribo, I've been wondering why it's not more widely used. I know practically every piano piece is written in standard notation, but that cannot be the ...
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Where I can find “Harmonica” VOICE in Yamaha PSR E423?

I am not able to find Harmonica VOICE in PSR E423. Can someone help if it has got different name in keyboard?
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Keyboard sounds which begin before the audible beat: are they playable?

I often hear sounds and think "boy, would that be a cool sound for playing a tune on a keyboard." But, often the sounds begin substantially before where the understood "downbeat" would be. An example ...
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Is there a name for when two keys next to each-other on a keyboard are played at the same time?

For example, suppose you play an F and an F#, or a B and a C, from the same octave at the same time. It usually doesn't sound very good. I've looked a while but I can't seem to find a name for it. Is ...
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Roland A-49 Keyboard driver

I would like to use my Roland A-49 Keyboard on stage but I'm crazy about the idea of bringing a computer on stage. So I was thinking of buying a Raspberry Pi with a Linux (CentOS) system installed. ...
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Where do people meet to play keyboard, eg piano or organ, in the genres of “classical” and “church” music?

It is easy to meet with jazz pianists but where do people meet to play keyboad, eg piano or organ, in the genres of "classical" and "church" music?
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Why the absence of piano transcriptions? [closed]

Introduction I've become frustrated with the lack of reasonable piano transcriptions available or in print from reliable publishers or online communities alike. Transcriptions of music in Piano-Voice-...
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Trigger / sync drum beat / drum machine to MIDI keyboard bass line

I play a bass line with my left hand, melody with my right and chords between the two. I want to add in drum beats triggered and synced to my left hand bass. For example, if I play C-E-G-D-F#-A-C-E-G ...
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Notating for the pianist to lift the pedal slowly?

So in various sections of a piece I want the pianist to lift the pedal slower than usual, achieving an interesting effects as the harmonics fade. In some areas the pedal lift might be slower or faster,...
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Can I turn a 10+ y/o keyboard into a MIDI device? HELP!

so I have this very old Casio CTK-471 keyboard lying around, so I thought I'd make a midi controller out of it. I bought one of those cheap Viewcon USB-MIDI interfaces and it seems to work because ...
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Keyboard fingering for pentatonic scale

I always find it difficult to play pentatonic scales on a keyboard. For example, I have been trying to play a scale containing the following notes: F G G# A# D. (I am not sure about the scale ...
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Portable non-electronic keyboard instrument that is not an accordion? [closed]

Do you know of any rare musical instrument that is Portable enough to carry around all day. Keyboard or similar, so that some of my piano skills do transfer. Not completely electronic(not a ...
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How much time should I spend learning a song on piano?

I am following the Alfred's adult course level 1 book and given that songs are very simple I have come across an issue when exactly do I know I'm ready to move on to the next lesson? I tend to go if i ...
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Any tips on how to get nord piano 3 to sound better?

1 2 http://www.mediafire.com/file/l7oqhcb2yl2hbsb/2018-07-28_13-01-14.mp3/file using two ts cable, effects are turned off and it is raw non-edited recording. first ...
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Is my fingering correct for F major to G major chord change?

I just started taking keyboard lessons. I have a song which has F major to G major chord change. F = C F A [Finger 5 2 1] G = B D G [Finger 5 3 1] I placed my fingers on C F A [5 2 1] but now while ...
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Can I play other digital sounds (e.g. flute, trumpet) off a digital piano? How?

I'm looking to buy a digital piano so that I can play around with different instruments (not for recording purposes, although that would be an added benefit). There's two that I'm currently looking at ...