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Buying an Electric Piano?

I am thinking about buying an electric piano. I can play some, but need more practice. What is the best kind to get?

By ruthie

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The first thing I considered when buying an electric piano was the size of the keys. I have big hands and I needed a keyboard with keys that where the standard size of a traditional piano.

Another consideration is portability, do you want an electric with a permanent stand or do you want one you can move around on a stand that easily comes apart and goes back together. A third consideration is bells and whistles.

Do you want a keyboard that can be almost any instrument, one that can record while you play and can burn to a CDW when you are done or one that can do wild special effects. Maybe even all three. The fourth thing I would consider is your price range. The more features you add the higher the price. And it can get pricey unless you find a model you want that has been returned or is being sold used by the original owner.

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The best thing to do starting off is go into a store and start looking, take notes, play a few on display and see if you like how they feel. Some keyboards are stiff while others are very pluckey. You get different responses from the sound based on how you play them or the type of songs you are playing. When a salesman comes up to you ask him questions. Tell him the type of keyboard you are interested in if you have an idea. Get his opinion. Take notes.

Eventually you will find what you would really like and what you would settle for starting off. Then you make your plans for purchase.

Oh yeah... if you have friends or meet people that play on electric keyboards ask them what they look for in a keyboard or what has always attracted their attention with different keyboards they play. That can be valuable info as well.

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