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Music advice needed: Keyboards

I am hoping that someone can guide me a little bit as to what you play, and what you will recommend.
I play the piano (on hearing) and can read notes as well, but I am a bit tired of just playing piano, so have decided that I wish to buy myself a keyboard. Also, I have children that might be more interested in the keyboard-option (I think its a bit more interesting for them to have the added drums/guitars etc)...but mainly the keyboard is for me.
I am not a proffesional in the industry (I am simply hoping to rekindle my love affair with the keys again), so I do not need a HUGE Tyros 3 - way to expensive anyway for my simple needs!!
I have seen a good condition Tyros 1, but since I have started looking, I do not find anything on a Tyros 1 (is it then outdated/off the market and way to old?). They also have a Yamaha PSR S900 that looks cool.

What are you playing, and what would you suggest? Or is your keyboard gathering dust?
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Old 26.05.2009, 13:15
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Re: Music advice needed: Keyboards

Good ol fashioned upright, we got it for 300franks at some charity place and hope to tune it asap...so I can't help, I have always resisted the electric thing. Good luck with keys, playing music is food for soul, it's so lovely for kids to grow up having instruments around, I agree.
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Old 26.05.2009, 13:24
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Re: Music advice needed: Keyboards

I had an oldie PSR-220 on Ebay ( delivery costs more than the price I won it for ) that goes well with kids. Great sound but unfortunately owing to space constraints, it was given away to a good home recently. The child is now addicted to music.

Check out listings that might interest you on Ebay here.
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Re: Music advice needed: Keyboards

I was always against keyboards (having had my last experience with one some time in the 80's), but I love our Yamaha Clavinova that we got some years ago. To me, it feels like a real piano. I like the way it plays the one hand for you while you are trying to learn the other. Makes practising sound a lot better!
My husband and the kids like all the other additional features that you can get. I also like the volume switch.
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Re: Music advice needed: Keyboards

I know this thread is quite old but I have a recommendation anyway.

CASIO PRIVIA PX-500L

It's a lovely weighted keyboard together with fitted wooden stand. It looks quite professional and a doesn't have hundreds of buttons and flashing led's like traditional home keyboards. Speakers are integral and of high quality.

Plays beautifully and has keys that illuminate to help you learn the 200 or so built in pieces. It actually has a mode where it waits for you to play the lit notes and then carries on to the next bar.

http://www.casio-europe.com/euro/emi/privia/px500l/

Hope this helps.

Mikee
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