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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Best choice??? Beginner looking for help

What piano would you buy from the choices below? I am a beginner that is interested in learning jazz and classical music. The resemblance of an acoustic piano is important. I need a headphone jack ...
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Looking for a beginner keyboard that allows me to practice classical and jazz music?

Hey guys I have been looking for a keyboard (200$-300$) that resembles as much as possible a real piano. I am a beginner that is interested in learning classical and jazz music. So far what seams the ...
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How do I properly support a bass solo as a keyboard player?

As an amateur keyboard player, I am used to comping with (or against) a guitar solo, sometimes staying out of the way, other times harmonizing against it, or even just "responding" to its calls. On ...
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Creating custom air raid siren sound (User Tone) on Casio CTK-611

I would like to create an air raid siren sound on the Casio CTK-611 keyboard (or a keyboard that works the same). The keyboard allows users to edit certain features of the pre-set instrument sounds to ...
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Midi Volume “Compression”?

Suppose your midi instrument, say a piano vst, has 16 "layers". When you input a note at velocity "1", you'll hear a very quiet ppp note. When you input the same note at velocity "127", you'll hear a ...
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Why did equal temperament become the standard tuning system for keyboard instruments?

Some people seem to make the case that having some keys beat more than others (as is in the case in the older well-tempered tuning systems) is a feature not a bug. But on the other hand, the equal ...
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Why don't they make electronic pipe organs? [closed]

There are so many questions I want to ask that involve "why don't they make x," especially concerning organs (combo organs other than Reface YC, pedalboards that aren't just MIDI controllers), but one ...
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Why don't organs have weighted keys?

An organ (especially a pipe organ in a church) is the most expensive instrument in the world, I saw some even cost in the millions of dollars. I've read a lot of mixed things about weighted/unweighted ...
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Get output from keyboard in mono powered mixer

I have 2 keyboards that I want to connect to a powered mixer Work Kronus PRO 6500. The mixer has 6 mono inputs and 2 stereo RCA. First keyboard is a Korg that has 2 outputs L (mono) and R. This one ...
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MIDI connection to tablet not working

I am trying to connect my tablet (Samsung galaxy tab a 10.1 2019) to my piano keyboard (Yamaha P-70) using a midi cable. The keyboard is connected to the tablet through the midi cable and a USB b to ...
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Why did Bach call them “Inventions”?

Wikipedia defines a musical invention as a short composition (usually for a keyboard instrument) with two-part counterpoint and goes on to say inventions are mainly associated with Bach. OK. So ...
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Proper finger to use in this sequence

1) i am playing following sequence repeatatively: F C G# C G# C .... F C G# C G# C .. repeat... Check the image attached, for the G# key, should i use middle finger or ring finger, so that I don’t ...
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aux line in as midi controller

I'm trying to use my keyboard as a midi controller without a midi wire. I am currently using an aux cable as my connector which only allows me to live record the instrument without being able to ...
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Question on fingering for piano

http://www.frederickhodges.com/fundamentalsofpianotechniquepart1.html I read that in fingering the major and minor arpeggios, only use the first, second, fourth, and fifth fingers, replacing the ...
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connect two keyboards to speaker and possibly computer sometimes

I have two keyboards (well, one digital piano and one synthesizer) that both have stereo out jack outputs. How can I connect both to one set of speakers so that I will also be able to record ...
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Piano key numbers to notes

I have another conversion question. Given the number of the key on a standard piano keyboard counting from 1 as A to 88 as C, I need to find out witch octave and note it designates. For example, an ...
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Electronic keyboard emits a high pitch whining noise

I bought this keyboard second hand, it's a pretty cheap generic plastic keyboard. It was demoed to me briefly and seemed ok. But when I took it home I realised there's quite a high pitched whine ...
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What is the chord of the second bar of KV310/1

The score of the beginning first movement of Mozart's KV310 sonate can be seen and heard here. The first bar is the chord a minor, but what about the second bar (mi sol# si re la)?
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How to play 37 keys mini keyboard?

I am thinking of buying a mini keyboard with 37 keys. It is small and portable so I can carry it around when I travel. One thing I'm not so sure is how to play with both hand with there not being ...
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Recording Stereo With U-Phoria UM2

I record my Clavinova CLP-360 with a Behringer UM2 interface. However, I can only record in mono using only one of the inputs on the interface. Would I be able to record in stereo if I connected ...
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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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