New Keyboard Day....

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  1. tfarny

    tfarny Friend of Leo's

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    I picked up a used Casio digital piano yesterday for a good price. I played piano as a little kid and that was my introduction to the world of music. Now I'm mostly looking at it as a means to re-learn to read sheet music and as a tool for singing practice, especially harmony singing. But it's fun! I'm looking forward to learning some gospel and some country tunes on piano for one thing.

    Any other guitar pickers tickle the ole' ivories on occasion?
     
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    BB Poster Extraordinaire

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    That's so awesome to hear. Enjoy!
     
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    I too have just got a Casio a couple of weeks ago and enjoying getting to grips wit sheet music again
     
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    telestratosonic Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I have a Roland ep-760 keyboard with semi-weighted keys. I've had it since 2006. I'm 100 pages into the Alfred's Basic Adult All-in-One Course: Level One. I also have Alfred's Easy Piano Songs - Standards & Jazz: 50 Classics from the Great American Songbook.

    I don't have an goal in mind and I don't move too fast. I do it to exercise my mind and to keep up my less-than-great sight-reading skills. I'm bit of a tenor saxophone player as well so I'm comfortable with the treble clef. My strategy for learning a tune such as Moonlight in Vermont, Autumn Leaves, or Girl from Ipanema, etc. on the horn is to read and memorize a couple of measures at a time until I have the whole song committed to memory.
     
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  5. 24 track

    24 track Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I love keyboards , congrats , we should see some pics!

    have fun!
     
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    i'm spending more time with synths and drum machines these days.
     
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  7. ping-ping-clicka

    ping-ping-clicka Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    I do wish the guitar was as straightforward as piano/keyboard
    When ask how he, Captain Beefheart made such original music? He replied " I use the same twelve notes everybody else does"
     
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    yup bought me a new kurzweil artis 7 few months ago to get back into bumping some keys. mostly wanted it for some ambient pads in the background of my acoustic guitar works.
    had a few boards in my day though. my 1st was a moog sonic 6. a korg maxi korg dv800
    jumped right into the fire with a prophet 5 upgraded with the midi port :). midi used to be an upgrade...
    years later had a roland jv 1000 with all the little plug in cards.
    and a yamaha motif xs8.

    after all that....
    learnt they lose value a lot faster than any guitar I ever owned :)
     
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  9. Lonn

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    I have a cheap Casio that's too cheap to even enjoy. I have had some better ones though that were a lot of fun and I'll have another someday if I can stop buying guitars.
     
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    Oh yes, Casio PX-S5 stage piano is a little ripper!
     
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    Congrats on your new keyboard.

    I have a Roland Juno DS-88

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    and a Korg Krome 73

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  12. richiek65

    richiek65 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    We bought our eldest a Casio piano about 8 years ago, she's been living with her grandparents for geographical reasons the last 5 years or so but she's now back under our roof, and the piano is arriving soon, looking guitars to that as it sounds fantastic.

    The only other keyboard in our house is a Korg M1 that I found on the side of the road a couple of years back, it doesn't work but a local tech is buying it off me this week.

    One day I want a Hammond in the house, i better start learning on the Casio. An accordion might turn up one day too, one of my favourite bands features one.

    Hope you get to bang out some rollicking honky tonk and righteous gospel!
     
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    I am fortunate enough to have an acoustic piano. During thiqs time, I'm working my way through my old lesson books.

    I'm much more a keyboard guy than guitar guy. Something like 26 noisemakers around.

    My wife thinks I buy handfuls of cables and just throw them in the racks.
     
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    I love making loop/jam tracks with keys. I’m a better drummer on a keyboard than a kit!

    My oldie but goodie:

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    Roland ep-760
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    This is my Roland ep-760 basement keyboard. It has 76 keys. I've been thinking about a smaller keyboard for upstairs or to take camping with us this summer. I have my eye on a Yamaha NP 12 Piaggerro. It has 61 full-size keys and weighs 10 lb. (4.5 kg) with lots of features. It retails for $250 CAD plus 5% tax at a store near me.
     
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    whow whow , don't go and do anything rash :p
     
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    Kurzweil K2000

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    Korg M50

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    and my midi setup soon to get bigger

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  20. tfarny

    tfarny Friend of Leo's

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    Yeah, no pics - it is a plain black digital piano, it makes 8 or 9 different sounds, all of which are silly except for the "piano" sound. It doesn't even do a B3....
     
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