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Offline ClassicalPiano2002

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Keyboards
« on: June 25, 2002, 06:21:38 PM »
My family just bought a cottage and we are movin in for the summer. And i didn't want to just STOP playing piano for the summer... so i was thinking about getting a keyboard and stand to practice down there... is that agood idea? It was either that or buy a piano on E-bay and bring it down there.. but my parents dont want to spend that much money...

suggestions?

Offline Mandy

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Re: Keyboards
«Reply #1 on: June 26, 2002, 10:04:37 AM »
I would look at a Yamaha Clavinova-they are in my opinion the best.  You will need one with weighted keys which react to you-this of course will be no substitute for your acoustic piano, but it's better than nothing.  They do range quite a bit in price-they also can get quite fancy, like they have a huge memory music bank, they can record what you play and compose the sheet music so you can print it out-they're quite neat.  But you can also get them with the just a few sounds and nothing fancy.  If your cottage is near a town, maybe there is a church you could practice at once a week just to keep things fresh?

Offline ClassicalPiano2002

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Re: Keyboards
«Reply #2 on: June 26, 2002, 04:04:10 PM »
thanks for the suggestion .. ill look into them... they sound pretty cool. I have always wanted to compose..but never felt like writing out everything.
And the cottage is like 50 miles from a church...but thanks neways


Offline selsa

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Re: Keyboards
«Reply #3 on: November 14, 2002, 11:01:49 PM »
If you just need one for the summer, you may want to consider an unweighted digital piano, like mine (Yamaha YPP-200). They sell for $399 now. So since you said you don't want to spend a lot, and just want to keep playing, this may work. The YPP-200 has 88 keys, midi, etc. I believe it has everything the clavinova has except weighted keys.  For that price, it's the best one around, I believe.

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