#1
Apologies if this is the wrong forum.

Would it be right to take piano lessons weekly and practice with a keyboard at home? I ask this because I have always wanted to pursue piano, but I can't afford a full-scale piano (let alone put one anywhere in my house). Also if I were to buy a keyboard that can accomodate with piano lessons, what keyboard could you recommend me.

Thank you in advance.
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#2
the only major thing different is that you plug it in... shouldnt matter and save space
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#5
Yes it is fine to do that. The only problem would be that it's not as easy to do dynamics on a keyboard(obvious reasons)
#6
Make sure you get a keyboard with a graded hammer. I have a Yamaha DGX-520, and it has a half graded hammer, and the difference is very noticeable. So yeah,if you can afford it, get graded hammer!
#7
if it has as many octaves as a piano, then yes... + you NEED a sustain pedal, ... without it you're screwed.
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#8
If you are really dedicated to the idea you can probably find a church or some other place that has a real piano which you could practice on. I do not approve of learning piano on a keyboard, but if you must, go with the weighted keys.
#9
be sure to get one with wieghted keys, as opposed to those little plastic keys on the $20 ones you get at walmart
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#10
You can get electric pianos that are designed to emulate the real thing as closely as possible, and they start at about $1k US, or alternately, a lot of times on craigslist you can find people either giving away or selling for dirt cheap old upright pianos.
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#11
Get this bad boy. It's what I have and is, as far as I know, the cheapest keyboard with weighted keys, which you REALLY need for piano lessons, available.
#12
Make sure it's got weighted keys, it will help your lessons and your private practice marry up better.
#13
Yeah sure, no problem, just remember to get one with weighted keys and a sustain pedal
#14
yes, but get a sustain pedal; pretty much goes w/o saying.

also, pianos dont have a pitch bender, but get one anyway
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#15
Make sure it is full size also, you aren't going to be able to do much if you have a 61 key or whatever those tiny things are.