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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Meaning of small numbers given in round brackets

what is the meaning of the numbers given in small curly brackets above/below a given number. Example (3) above 2 on note F# A major Pentatonic scale
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How to smoothly modulate from A# minor to B minor

How could I modulate smoothly from A# minor to B minor?
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Bach Invention BMW 792 - Fingering Advice

I am currently practicing a Bach Invention (BMW 792). There is a bar I'm not quite sure how to play/finger. I've attached a screenshot of the bar I'm having trouble with. Would very much appreciate ...
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What's most flexible for my use cases, Acoustic amp vs portable PA?

I'm torn between buying an acoustic amp or a portable PA system. My challenge is that I'd like the flexibility for certain uses: Would like to do karaoke nights with kids and/or adults in the ...
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Learning to play with one-finger chord function on a keyboard

Just started teaching myself to play the keyboard. I'm trying to use one-finger chords now, but not sure how long I am supposed to play the chord for. Is it over the whole bar or bars of music or just ...
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Keyboard support

I have a Yamaha P115 keyboard. When using the double X brace my keyboard wants to slide off as there is no stops built into the brace. How can I stop the movement before the keyboard hits the ground?
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If I'm just starting the keyboard, what would the good & knowledgeable folks here recommend?

I've not gotten myself a tutor. I have not bought any books as of yet. I do not know where to start. Should I begin with gaining the technical know-how of the workings & keys of the keyboard, or ...
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How long is a bar? [closed]

i have knowledge in reading tonic solfa notation. 4/4, 6/8 etc. I also have knowledge in music and audio production with the use of computer softwares, e.g FL Studios. I wish to know about the length ...
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I can't change bank preset in my keyboard via Ableton

I own Casio CT-X5000 keyboard and tried to use its appendix with bank and program changes to reach tones I'd want. What I wanted to do is send midi out from Ableton to my keyboard with appropriate ...
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How do organists practice with manuals (keyboards)?

I've been playing piano/keyboard for many years and have some classical training but I've recently started playing with two keyboards placed on top of each other. Specifically a Korg SV1 (73 key) and ...
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A microphone and my Yamaha PRS E363

I am a beginner and I need to by a microphone. I want to make sure I make the right choice. Can a microphone be connected to my Yamaha E363? Can I use a microphone connected thru my computer? Is ...
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What is the difference between a short fugue and a versette?

What is the difference between a short fugue and a versette? Short Fugue example: https://imslp.org/wiki/Ariadne_Musica_(Fischer,_Johann_Caspar_Ferdinand) Versette example: https://imslp.org/...
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Would you recommend a keyboard for beginners with or without lights in keys for learning?

For my kid, we want to buy a first piano keyboard. There are nice options under 200 EUR. But now we have a dilemma: do we need helping lights in keys do we need to connect to Tablet (we don't have ...
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Large intervals in score in Bach

In the WTC (Das Wohltemperierte Klavier) there can be some intervals that are quite awkward to play. In the first fugue I find a lot of weird intervals that do not flow under the fingers and it ...
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Building Registration Banks

I have a PSR-S950. I have already stored the 8 voices in the keyboard. According to the books I should be able to store 8 additional in the next Bank #2 than another 8 voices in the next Bank #3 etc....
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Is there another name for involature?

This answer... https://music.stackexchange.com/a/45206/23919 ...caught my attention, because while I know about partimenti and solfeggi, I hadn't heard of involature. I looked for some at IMSLP, ...
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I'm looking for a rechargeable mini keyboard with specific features. Does this instrument exist? [closed]

I don't know if what I would like to have, does exists. I'm not a musician. I would like a mini keyboard with: piano and/or rhodes samples dynamic keyboard integrated speakers that you can charge and ...
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Does every song in a particular scale require finger to be positioned in the same way?

I'm a beginner learning keyboard. I'm not sure of the right fingering techniques (except some basic concepts like avoid crossing fingers or positioning fingers in a weird way). Let's say I'm learning ...
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Is it okay to use different fingers every time while playing a song on a keyboard? Is it considered a bad practice?

I'm new to the keyboard and am learning it myself. However, I've learnt Indian classical for three years. I want to know if a song that I play has to be played with the same fingers every time. If not,...
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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 ...