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The keyboardist in my band (we're prog rock) wants buy a keytar. I think they're really lame, but he insists he needs one in order to move around the stage and get everyone more excited. What do you guys think of keytars?


Also, you can check out some of our songs to get a better sense of our style and how the keytar would fit in if you go to knaves13.com

I really don't think it would fit, but maybe I'm wrong?

EDIT: I also hear that you can only play with one hand on the keytar. Is this true?
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#4
Dude, keytars are freakin' sweet.
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#10
how i see it ppl who play keytars r keybroad players that want to feel like a guitarist but they cant play guitar at all
#12
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#13
I think keytars are so cheesy beyond cheese which in turn makes them sick.You rarely see a band with a member on the keytar these days.It would be a good novalty kinda thing for the band and get the audience more interested IMO.
#14
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I think keytars are so cheesy beyond cheese which in turn makes them sick.You rarely see a band with a member on the keytar these days.It would be a good novalty kinda thing for the band and get the audience more interested IMO.


I REALLY don't want to be a novelty act. I'm the one who's the most against the keytar because I'm kinda an artsy fartsy type. I compose classical music and stuff so I care about looking classy, not stupid and cheesey.
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#15
I saw the vids...

...get me a keytar NOW!
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#16
If I see a "keytarist" in a band, it'lll make me want to stay for a show, actually. Keytars are pretty cool IMO.
#18
Quote by 'Leviathan'


Not lame!



That's actually pretty lame and cheesy in my opinion.
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#22
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That's actually pretty lame and cheesy in my opinion.


It's Jordan Rudess, such words have no effect on him.
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#26
I can understand that your keyboardist wants to move around on stage, it must suck for him/her to see you guys jumping around having fun when he has to stand behind his keyboard.
#27
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Hmm...badass?


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#30
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So true.
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#31


i say get one
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#32
Keytars are badass. Get one.

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#33


*Has smoking hot girlfriend
*Has awesome band


Guitarists are just a little haughty now that they aren't the only one with a cool looking thing strapped around their necks.
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#36
Quote by 'Leviathan'


Not lame!


Just about to show a pic pretty close to that actually.

When I saw DT last summer the keyboard solo wouldn't have been half as epic (I rarely use this term, it truly was epic) if Rudess wouldn't have whipped out the keytar.
#37
Do it, try it out for a show or two, then decide.
I say go for it.
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#38
I think your keyboard-ist should go for it... it's something different and it's also liberating for him. If he doesn't like it then he can go back to a traditional keyboard, but if he likes it why ruin the fun?

EDIT: You guys are also Prog Rock... that just screams keytar to me
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#40
Here's one thing to consider. The keyboardist from the band can't play any leads.
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