#1
How similar are the keyboard and piano, playing wise? If I learnt keyboard could I play piano?
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#2
pretty much, yea

on piano your fingers should have a harder time though, cuz you're actually making a hammer strike a string whereas a keyboard doesn't need to
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#3
theyre the same, just different sound
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#4
They are very similar, but (depending on the keyboard) they will have a different feel. expensive keyboards have weighted keys that simulate the feel of a piano, and cheaper keyboards sense the velocity of the key strike to determine the dynamics.

Overall, you will be doing exactly the same movements, but it will feel different.
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They are very similar, but (depending on the keyboard) they will have a different feel. expensive keyboards have weighted keys that simulate the feel of a piano, and cheaper keyboards sense the velocity of the key strike to determine the dynamics.

Overall, you will be doing exactly the same movements, but it will feel different.


its like acoustic vs electric guitar....kind of
#6
ok, so are all the keys set out in the same order? and do they both have the same octave range?
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#7
of COURSE all the keys are gonna be set out in the smae order, I mean, middle C is still gonna be in the middle...
Octave range is another story though. NOW you can get Key boards that do coverthe same octaves as a full siz piano, but you can also get keyboards that are much smaller, for example I have a tiny little keyboard that i rarely use that only covers 2 octaves without pressing the little switch on the back that puts the keyboard into it's other mode (making it go an octave higher or lower depending on what mode it's in already). THIS keyboard is SO annoying. i hate havin to press that little button in the middle of a song. So i recon if you get a keyboard, get a full size one or at least close to.
although there might be other options, i don't really play keyboard/piano
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#8
Its just that I want to learn piano and was wondering if learning keyboard first would be a good start. I mean pianos are expensive and bloody hard to lug around.
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#9
yo learn to play p[iano you can easliy choose keyboard as a starter. I've started going piano since real short after playing keyboard for awhile. Only the feel is different. Nothing more.
#10
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They are very similar, but (depending on the keyboard) they will have a different feel. expensive keyboards have weighted keys that simulate the feel of a piano, and cheaper keyboards sense the velocity of the key strike to determine the dynamics.

Overall, you will be doing exactly the same movements, but it will feel different.

in a way it is true about the expensive and cheap. but alot of keyboardists like unweighted keys like derek sherianian of dream theater(was).

but if you play keyboard with weighted keys you shuld be perfectly fine on piano, i play piano as a side thing and i always play the keyboards at a friends place all the time, it's just the keys are easier to press on a keyboard