Episode #125 of the Stack Overflow podcast is here. We talk Tilde Club and mechanical keyboards. Listen now

Even for a complete beginner, having the full 88 notes is desirable because it allows the player access to the whole soundscape of the piano. Sit a child down at a piano for the very first time, then ask them to imagine a storm; they will be drawn to the lower octaves for "crashes of thunder". Ask them to imagine a tiny bird, or an icy day, and they will ...

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