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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kawai keyboard clacking noise

I have a kawai keyboard I bought second-hand. Over the past nine months more and more of the keys have started making a loud clacking or clicking noise. If I use headphones I can't hear it. It's some ...
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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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Digital Piano/Electronic Keyboard replacement key

I completely snapped one of the unweighted keys on my digital piano/keyboard. After a bit of searching on the internet, I can't find where I might order a replacement key to switch the broken one out ...
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How to reprogram a piano for higher octave

I have a Casio SA-77 piano with limited keys. I want to reprogram a button to increase my octave when I press it. Is it possible? If yes, then how?
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What is the relationship between where and how a vibrating string is activated?

My understanding is that each string on a musical instrument/chordophone has a "sweet spot", such that when a string is activated at that point, the "best" sound is produced. ...
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Incomplete spelling of vii dim7 and vii half dim7

For the two chords above, diminished 7th (viio7) and half diminished 7th (viiø7), are they usually spelled complete or incomplete? Or both?
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How should one work with missing digital staff on entry level keyboard?

I am currently trying to find a good entry level keyboard for getting back to learning to play after 20 years. I had a few years of grade school classes playing a brass instrument and some self taught ...
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Cleaning a keyboard with water spots or some black spots on it

I have a synth action keyboard which I'm planning to sell. As I'm cleaning my keyboard, I notice some black spots on it (possibly water spots??? I don't know how). Does anyone know what this exactly ...
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Problems with playing dynamics on a yamaha psr e463

I recently (about 5 months ago) have taken up the hobby of playing piano. I'm following the Alfred Basic Adult Level One book. Really loving it so far but I keep messing up when it comes to one aspect ...
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If I play on a small keyboard, should I use the same fingering as for a full-size piano?

I just started playing on an Akai MPK Mini keyboard, and I find the fingering recommended for the piano to be quite uncomfortable on this small instrument. Should I make an effort to follow the ...
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(How) Can CPE Bach's *Solfeggietto* (Solfeggio) in C Minor be played left-hand alone?

In researching CPE Bach - Solfeggietto - cross-hand playing style?, I stumbled on the following statement in Wikipedia: The work is often performed by left-hand alone. How?
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Roland Juno ds sound quality for recording

I would like to ask what is the sample rate and bit resolution sound quality supported by the Roland Juno Ds61 keyboard? Also I would like to know, what would be the difference if I use the midi cable ...
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Using MIDI with a split keyboard

I can split the sound with a keyboard (in this case a Roland FP2), and that works fine. However, I woud like to be able to use two sound modules, MIDIed so that each module has reference to the notes ...
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Roland FP-7 Music Stand

The glass music stand on my FP-7 recently broke, and I am seeking a replacement. Since the model is discontinued and replacement parts are now hard to come by, I wonder if a replacement music rest ...
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How do I turn on sustain on Casio CT-X9000IN keyboard without a sustain pedal?

Casio CT-X5000 has sustain button but CT-X9000IN does not though both are same keyboard. So how do I turn on sustain on CT-X9000IN without a sustain pedal?
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How to make the sx900 Accompaniment in the rhythm section sound rich without starting the style playback?

When I play the chords in the Accompaniment section without starting the style playback in psr i455 or 500 or any of the earlier models, the sound of the chords is very rich and loud. However, in ...
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Which instrument to select on keyboard for ear training?

As a part of my ear training routine, I am practicing different scales and exercises. I am randomly selecting any instrument from the tone bank for that practice. Is that a good approach or is there ...
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While playing a song / melody, Why does my timing of hitting the chords go wrong?

Hello to all the music fraternity, mentors and experts. I am struggling long time now with the problem of playing the chords correctly at the required places while playing any song or melody. I am ...
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What are the practical uses, what are the techniques that can be invented, for a pitch bender on a combo organ?

Look at this pedal's effects. I'm getting it to use with a combo organ; its delays, rotary simulator, chorus, drive, ring modulator, and reverbs are certainly all useful for an organ, as well as the ...

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