#1
Hey guys, story time;

So I took piano lessons back when I was..... uhh like 7 or 8 and
I didn't like it because my parents forced me into it.

Now looking back, I see why they wanted me to do it, and now I
WANT to learn to play the piano/keyboard. Theres a piano in my
house but I want a smaller portable keyboard that I can put in my
room and play so I can hear it without everybody else in the house
hearing it..

Now..
I am looking for a keyboard for beginners, preferably $400 or less.
I want a keyboard with good sound quality, along
with overall quality as well... Seeing as have no experience with keyboards,
I have no idea what to look for. I've been told that KORG and Yamaha are
decent brands, but I don't want to go super expensive. Just something for
beginners.

All help is appreciated.

Thank you!
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#2
see if you can fine an ALESIS for that much. my keyboardist (yes, the one in my sig) got one off ebay for around £300 and it is a dream, easily as good as the Korgs, but very decently priced
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#4
Same story as me. I've been playing classical piano for just over two years now and it's been great. I started by buying a Yamaha DGX-620 for $1000. Don't settle for an electric keyboard, go for an electric piano, with weighted, authentic piano keys. This is the most important part. If you want to play the piano, you need to practice on what feels like a piano.
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#5
I have a cheap little Casio my parents bought for $10 at a yard sale. It blows, but I learned soooo much on it.
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#7
Quote by Muphin
Same story as me. I've been playing classical piano for just over two years now and it's been great. I started by buying a Yamaha DGX-620 for $1000. Don't settle for an electric keyboard, go for an electric piano, with weighted, authentic piano keys. This is the most important part. If you want to play the piano, you need to practice on what feels like a piano.

He said that he already had a piano, and he wanted something portable.
#8
I agree with whoever said you should have weighted keys. Hammer action. It should feel like a real piano, not some toy keyboard.
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#10
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I agree with whoever said you should have weighted keys. Hammer action. It should feel like a real piano, not some toy keyboard.


True, but as said before those are expensive and heavy.
#11
Quote by aetherspear
I agree with whoever said you should have weighted keys. Hammer action. It should feel like a real piano, not some toy keyboard.


This depends on what you plan to do with it. If you only want to emulate a piano, then weighted keys are a good investment. Depending on what else you want to do with it, synth action may very well be preferable (an organ sound with weighted keys just feels unnatural).
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#12
Quote by clemm
Hey guys, story time;

So I took piano lessons back when I was..... uhh like 7 or 8 and
I didn't like it because my parents forced me into it.

Now looking back, I see why they wanted me to do it, and now I
WANT to learn to play the piano/keyboard. Theres a piano in my
house but I want a smaller portable keyboard that I can put in my
room and play so I can hear it without everybody else in the house
hearing it..

Now..
I am looking for a keyboard for beginners, preferably $400 or less.
I want a keyboard with good sound quality, along
with overall quality as well... Seeing as have no experience with keyboards,
I have no idea what to look for. I've been told that KORG and Yamaha are
decent brands, but I don't want to go super expensive. Just something for
beginners.

All help is appreciated.

Thank you!


I'd recommend getting a Yamaha, they have some of the best sound for the money. Make sure it has weighted keys as well as non-weighted keys just suck imo.
#13
Quote by michal23
Check out some of the cheap Yamahas.

EDIT: +1 to weighted keys, but they're expensive.


You can find a Yamaha with weighted keys for about $300. I think that was the cheapest Yamaha with weighted keys last time I checked.
#14
Okay, I've been looking around Yamaha's, and I've found this one
Yamaha PSR-E413 $229

I said I have a piano, but I don't really want to play the piano, so I don't want
to get used to how a piano feels, I'm wanting to stick with a keyboard, play a
keyboard. So weighted keys aren't necessary for me.

What do you all think?
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