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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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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How do I add sounds to my Yamaha psrew300?

I watched a YouTube video of someone using a sound effect as a piano on there keyboard. I was wondering how to add sounds to my keyboard. Also can you do it with a mobile device?
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Are keyboard-workstation accompaniments copyrightable?

There is a keyboard accompaniment that I heard once on a Wurlitzer home spinet organ that sounded beautiful. I want to create variations on that accompaniment and turn it into a song. If I publish ...
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What are the rules of writing a solo for guitars or violins on a keyboard?

What are the harmonic rules that serve as the foundation of a solo? For example, notes of triads serve as the foundation for voices and arpeggios, with an occasional non-chord tone. Harmonic function ...
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Computer doesn't receive proper sustain pedal MIDI signals from digital piano?

When I connect my piano to my computer and press the sustain pedal, it just plays a C note. (Garageband, and Musescore.) I have an Arius YDP-161 digital piano and a MIDI to USB converter. I use a ...
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What is the rationale of electronic keyboards having the voices that they do?

It inevitably starts with a piano voice, then electric piano voices. Chromatically pitched percussion, guitars, strings, and so on, ending with drums. Even the most limited of keyboards have this ...
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Properly set up MIDI to USB

Essentially, I want to record myself playing the piano, which I've decided to do by recording the MIDI. My hardware setup is a Computer with Windows 10 x64 Yamaha P35 MIDI-to-USB cable The cable ...
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Using accompaniment styles?

Can you use the accompaniment styles on keyboards for your own composition if you don't have a backup band? Any singers or bands using rhythms machines, accompaniment styles in their songs?
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In music what is style as it relates to instruments?

In music what is style I mean accompaniment styles? How does one play with style as it relates to instruments? Like make their own 16 ballad style. https://musicterms.artopium.com/s/Style.htm ...
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How does one compose in a certain style of a musician or musicians? [closed]

How do you compose in the style of a musician, or musicians that has a peculiar sound, but make it uniquely yours? I want to make my own accompaniment tracks on my keyboard and play in different ...
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Styles player for Yamaha DGX 660

I have a DGX 660 keyboard. On this keyboard 200 styles files are preinstalled. But you can use 100 more... 2 ways exist: load them on the keyboard or use them on a USB key. The bank total can't exceed ...
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Sticky Key on Piano Keyboard

I have had a keyboard for a while and it has not given me any problems. However, recently, the middle C# on my Yamaha P-155 is sticky. It stays down until I lift it up. When I play the note again, it ...
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How can I download the GarageBand program on my HP laptop? [closed]

How can I download the GarageBand program on my HP laptop? I need to send a score to my friend in another state for his next album, and I am using my Roland Juno DS 76 keyboard.
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Need a keyboard which can record with headphones on [closed]

I'm getting ready to buy a keyboard. My biggest concern is that I want to be able to play music with headphones on so that I don't wake up my roommates. I think all keyboards have that. But I also ...
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JUNO DS 61 RECORDING GUITAR

I just got the Juno DS-61 and was interested in recording some guitar licks directly on to the keyboard to use on the performance pads. I want to do this without a DAW or midi just DI into the ...
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Hands stiff in the morning after practice on the previous day

I think there has been an error somewhere. I have not been playing for 30 years and have just started on the keyboard a month ago. I think you are right about the fingers doing bulk of the work ...
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What type of software works as alternative to the common workstation keyboards “styles”?

I always found it handy to have these styles (rhythms + accompaniment) that are provided by the workstation keyboards. The auto-accompaniment styles come with an INTRO, VARIATIONS (A, B, eventually C,...
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Appropriate setting for a particular voice [closed]

I had been practising a cover of the song Faded (originally by Alan Walker, the cover is by Rousseau). But whatever settings I choose on my electric keyboard (a Yamaha PSR I 425) I can't seem to get ...
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Beginner with claw hand

What would be the best instrument for me to play with my right hand having claw hand/MS? I have no experience but I’m interested in the guitar
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Why would the B natural key be on the left of the B flat key

Reseaching early keyboard layouts, Wiki states that early keyboards, to facilitate Gregorian chant, had eight white keys per octave, leaving just four 'black keys' - which may well have been white, as ...
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Connecting Keyboard to Audacity

I 've tried to connect my Ketron keyboard to the hp laptop which only has only a headphone jack meaning a port with the headphone logo on it. I want to know how to connect the audio of the keyboard ...
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Having trouble playing a polymetric rhythm

I have had difficulty with this polymetric keyboard line at 1:55. I don't know if I'd call it polymetric or just a phasing ostinato, but regardless I am having a tough time playing it. The section is (...
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Can you use a midi controller without knowing how to play any instrument?

Can someone without any instrument experience create a song "by ear" using a midi controller? Or would you recommend getting a piano keyboard, learning how to play it first, and then use the midi ...
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How would you arrange the lyrics to this sheet music for Amazing Grace?

I'm practicing a simplified version of Amazing Grace from Charles Segal's book Instant Piano Keyboard. I've included a picture of the sheet music below. I would like to sing along as I play this song, ...
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Looking for a beginner keyboard that allows me to practice classical and jazz music? [closed]

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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Stage Piano vs. Workstation Keyboards

I've been playing guitar for years but have recently been getting interested more in the audio engineering and sound design space. As part of this I want to learn some basic piano skills and pick up a ...
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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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