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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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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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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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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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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Is there such thing as a piano-like keyboard with all whole tones between two adjacent white keys?

Just a quick question, which came to my mind several days ago. I thought that it would be much easier to learn to play a piano (or a keyboard), which has a consistent structure - a black key (halfstep)...
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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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The first asymmetrical layout keyboard

What is the difference between the Hydraulous’ (water organ) and modern keyboards? I know that they existed a long time ago in the Greek civilization. What was the first asymmetrical layout keyboard,...
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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 to Laptop Cable

I have a Casio Privia PX-100, and a Dell laptop. The electronic piano has a MIDI input-output set, and TWO headphone jacks. The laptop has HDMI, USB, microphone, and headphone inputs/outputs. I am ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What to look for when buying a digital piano for a beginner?

My wife has recently started learning to play the piano and needs something at home on which to practise. I'm inclined towards a digital piano as it is more practical (Mainly space but also no tuning ...
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How does the song feature work on the Casio CTK keyboards?

I know the Casio CTK keyboards have 100 songs built in. I have seen several videos on Youtube showing how one can use this to learn the songs. For example, one selects a song and then the keyboard ...
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Recording Keyboard Output Using Audacity

I'm trying setup my Casio CTK-6000 electric keyboard to be able to be recorded through my Windows 10 computer using Audacity. I have this USB cable and I have connected the keyboard to the computer. ...
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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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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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Roland A-49 Keyboard driver

I would like to use my Roland A-49 Keyboard on stage but I'm crazy about the idea of bringing a computer on stage. So I was thinking of buying a Raspberry Pi with a Linux (CentOS) system installed. ...
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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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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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Minimum specs required for a laptop to run Ableton Live for live performance?

I'm thinking of getting a laptop to play keyboard live using Ableton Live, and I'm wondering what I could get away with? I don't want to spend more than a few hundred, but I want to be able to play ...
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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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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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Software that allows playing in different temperaments

Do you know of any software out there that will allow me to play in different musical temperaments (e.g. Well temperament and Meantone temperament)? I'm especially interested in software that accepts ...
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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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Notating for the pianist to lift the pedal slowly?

So in various sections of a piece I want the pianist to lift the pedal slower than usual, achieving an interesting effects as the harmonics fade. In some areas the pedal lift might be slower or faster,...
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Is there a lightweight keyboard piano that doesn't require any energy supply?

Is there a type of keyboard that doesn't require batteries or any electricity of any kind? also one that is extremely portable like a guitar? It should also sound like a normal piano without any ...
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How can I make my keyboard sound like a Hammond organ?

I have a keyboard. It can play the basic MIDI sounds. I would like it to have a Hammond organ sound. Since I'm not sure if I can upload new sounds to its MIDI bank, I'm looking for a way to 'effect' ...
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Speakers for electronic keyboard

I am upgrading from a Yamaha arranger with speakers to Korg Kronos. The arranger has speakers but what types of speakers do I buy for Kronos? I just play at home. Nothing professional. Do I need PA ...
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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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Indian light music: Can a light music/film song exceed 7 notes?

I've been practicing to play song 'Har Ghadi Badal Rahi He' from the movie 'Kal Ho Na Ho', I extracted notes/swaras of that music by hearing. I got these notes/...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...