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A family of musical instruments both acoustic (piano, harpsichord, 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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Why does my Alesia Melody 61 Keyboard keys replay itself after I release the key?

I press down on my keyboard key and it repeats the sound. I press it, it makes the sound, but then when I release it and lift my finger off of it it plays the sound again. I don’t know what’s wrong ...
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Can anyone explain these unexpected overtones on my NUX electric piano?

I recently purchased a NUX NPK-10 electric piano, as a step up from a Yamaha keyboard. I love the instrument, and I'm enjoying playing it. However I have noticed a bizarre effect that I cannot explain....
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Guitar versus electronic keyboard workstation [closed]

Between a guitar and an electronic keyboard workstation, which one takes less time and/or effort to become proficient with just for singing privately in my home with my family? (for an absolute ...
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How to adapt sheet music so I can play with my 61 note keyboard

I'm trying to learn piano/keyboard by playing simple music that I like, but some sheet music have notes that I can not play them because they're out of reach from my keyboard with 61 keys, I tried ...
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What's the best way to notate a timed arpeggio with specific cutoff

This is a short excerpt (the upper hand part) from a piano piece I'm working on. I'd like this arpeggiated chord to end exactly when the trill start and to be played with the same hand. What is the ...
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Keyboard with black and white keys all the same size and in-line? [closed]

I want to know if anyone makes a chromatic keyboard on which sharps/flats are black, but the same size as the other keys and in line with them (see sketch below). There needs to be no distinction ...
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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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Do I need to explicitly cancel the damper pedal when switching to sostenuto?

I'm writing a piece where the beginning and end use the damper pedal only, and the middle uses sostenuto only. Currently these are notated with con ped. and con sost., but I wonder if that might ...
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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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Good list of music suitable for a 45-key clavichord such as ZHI's KOS? [closed]

Pretty much the title says it all, but to be more clear.... Is there somewhere a good list of music which can be played on a 45-key clavichord (such as Zuckermann's King of Sweden) 3-and-half-octave ...
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Add bass pedals to Yamaha Tyros5 76 [closed]

I want to attach my 13-note pedal board to my Tyros5 76 keyboard. I would be pleased for any information as to how to set up the pedal board to use the keyboard's internal sounds. Answer ref setting ...
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Keyboard fingering: jumps vs spread fingers

In short and in general, my question is: When choosing the best fingering, is it better to add more jumps to avoid fingers spreading, or spread fingers to reduce amount of jumps? There are particular ...
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I’ve been playing guitar for about a year, and learning music production and attempting keyboard and violin [closed]

How do I jump in to the deep end? I’ve taken glances at music theory, and I’ve tried learning sheet music (still am), but the most I’ve learned in the past few years of learning music on my own is ...
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Seeking midi processor iOS app for external keyboard that runs in background (does not have to own screen on iPad) [closed]

I have a portable keyboard/piano (FVEREY 88 Key Foldable Digital Piano Keyboard) which I connect to my iPad using a usb cable and handy adapter (usb camera adapter), and currently if I run GarageBand ...
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starting point for keyboard spread voicing

What is the best way to start learning open voicing (spread voicing) " Learning all nine chord types with all 4 formulas in 12 keys " is not for me ,as being of a senior age, I don't have ...
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Bought a sustain pedal for my keyboard, notes don't fade out as fast as I expect when I raise the pedal. Deficiency of the pedal or of my playing?

I've been practicing with a keyboard for almost two years now. I bought my keyboard used and it came with a lower quality pedal that I didn't use much. The pedal eventually broke (always sustaining) ...
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How can I make a keyboard piano vibrate its sound?

How can I do this "vibrato" sound on a keyboard piano like at the start of "Minor" by Gracie Abrams?
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In keyboard style harmony should there be a rest for each voice?

Here is a picture, and you can see the melody voice has a rest for the last 8th note, but I also added a rest for the alto and tenor. Is this correct, or would one rest have been ok?
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Keyboard where each key has pitch bend? [closed]

Are there any keyboards where each key has touch sensitivity allowing for microtones and pitch bend with the fingers on individual keys? I think that would be a pretty cool instrument, but I only ...
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Finding the Perfect Keyboard [closed]

I accompany high school and middle school choirs, and do rehearsal piano and pit keyboards for school musicals. I often have to haul my own gear around, and I have been on a multi-year quest to find ...
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Why buy a keyboard combo amp instead of a powered speaker?

I'm not looking to start a flame war; I'm looking for actual technical details. It's a serious question; I'm planning on replacing my aging keyboard combo amp. Looking at the prices and specs of ...
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Converting music played on piano or keyboard into notation

I would like to be able to play a piano or keyboard and have what I play stored and reproduced as musical notation. Is that possible?
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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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How to combine Split mode with Octave Piano instrument on Yamaha keyboards?

I am trying to combine the Split feature with the Octave Piano instrument on my Yamaha PSR-E363*. I want to press a single key with my left hand to play an octave chord while my right hand operates as ...
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What are some common patterns used when playing the piano/keyboard in a pop/rock band setting?

I've been trying to learn to play the keyboard for a few years now and think it would be cool to eventually get to the point where am able to play as part of a group. The problem is that I really ...
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Can you connect a Digitech SDRUM to a keyboard?

Is it possible to connect a Digitech sdrum drum pedal to a keyboard for a bit of one man band action? Specifically the Yamaha Montage synth keyboard.
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How to get into rock/pop keyboard for a former piano player

I grew up playing classical piano, although it has been a long time since I have seriously played or practiced piano! Recently, I got interested in playing rock/pop keyboard or synthesizer, that sort ...
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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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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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