A Guide To Picking The Perfect Piano Keyboard

Piano KeyBoard

It’s exciting and fun to learn a new instrument.

But you need to choose the right instrument.

Finding the perfect piano keyboard is just as important to your success as practicing is.

So how do you pick the right piano keyboard?

Read on…

Why Chose a Piano Keyboard?

Piano’s are beautiful and elegant instruments.

They are also huge and quite expensive.

They also need to be tuned.

That’s why many people choose a piano keyboard instead.

A piano keyboard is:

  • Highly Affordable: Especially smart if you’re just starting to learn and aren’t ready to fully commit.
  • Portable: You can take this piano with you everywhere!
  • Never Needs Tuning

How Many Keys Do I Want To Learn Piano Keyboard With?

A standard piano comes with 88 keys.

This means you can play any song on a standard piano.

Some piano keyboards only come with as few as 61 or 76 keys.

Purchasing a piano keyboard with fewer keys might be a good idea if:

  • It’s for a young child with small fingers
  • The player isn’t sure they will continue with learning to play piano

Usually, it’s smart to buy a piano keyboard with all 88 keys so you can learn proper positioning right away.

You also might want to ensure the keyboard is similar in length to a standard piano.

Does My Piano Keyboard Come With Weighted Keys?

On a standard piano, when you press a key, it automatically pops back up.

Not all piano keyboards will have this feature.

The keys not automatically popping back up will make learning to play this instrument much more difficult.

While you may save a few dollars, it’s worth investing in learning how to play the piano properly. Even if you don’t own an actual piano.

Arranger Keyboard or Digital Piano?

There are 2 types of piano keyboards. Arranger and Digital.

Both kinds have different purposes and most players prefer one over the other.

Arranger Keyboards:

  • Offers various sounds, styles, and effects
  • Good for beginners
  • Good for playing onstage
  • Great for composing songs

A Digital Piano:

  • Similar to an acoustic piano but without the strings
  • Offers full keyboard (88 keys)
  • Offers 3 Styles: Keyboard Music Stand, an Upright or a Digital Baby Grand
  • Good for beginners who might be distracted by the sounds a synthesizer can make.

What Features Make a Good Piano Keyboard?

  • Sounds like a real piano: Helps you develop an ear for the right sound.
  • Ease of use: Find the instrument that feels best for your fingers and you can play it easily.
  • Feels like a real piano: Helps you become a better player and can adapt easily to using a regular piano.
  • Has touch sensitivity: This means the strength of the sound is dependent on how hard you hit the keys.
  • Sound Quality: There are 2 sounds your piano keyboard should be rated on.
  1. Polyphony: How many notes the keyboard can play at one time.
  2. Multitimbrality: How many sounds the instrument can make at on time.

What Other Factors Should I Consider?

You may want a few other accessories to help you become a master pianist.

  • Metronome: Helps you keep time until you can do it on your own.
  • Damper Foot Pedal: Helps them adjust the music and get used to playing a regular piano.
  • Keyboard Bench: Will help you keep proper piano playing posture.
  • Keyboard Stand: Will help you keep your music in front of you and organized.
  • Earphones: The great part about a piano keyboard is that not everyone has to hear your music. Plugging earphones in will help you practice without disturbing anyone.

 

Always ask a professional for help when searching for your next piano keyboard and accessories.

We can help you find everything you’re looking for at the best prices.