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Best Keyboard For Beginners

Updated on August 31, 2011

So you just decided that you want to play piano. It doesn't matter what age you are, it's never to late to learn something new. Especially for something as beautiful as paying the piano. So you are a beginner piano player looking for the best beginner piano. There are a lot of them out there, but it really all depends on your budget. You get what you pay for and if you want a smoother piano learning experience, you want a higher quality keyboard for beginners. And that does not at all mean that you cannot learn just as good from a keyboard that isn't as high quality. You may even become better from a lower end piano because of the challenges you would have to face.

A lower end piano usually will usually not have touch sensitivity options nor weighted keys, which make it difficult to produce an organic sound. You can still practice the key playing and rhythm, which is really what a beginner would be doing a lot of. If you don't mind the sound quality, then you will have cheaper options for the best keyboard for beginners. Here is a collection of keyboards from very reputable and reliable companies that strive to create the best musically creative products they can.

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Best Keyboard For Beginners

Casio CTK-2100

"A great choice for both piano beginners and intermediates, the portable Casio CTK-2100 personal keyboard offers 61 piano-style touch keys and step-by-step lessons that help just about anyone learn to play. Offering a wide range of features and functions, the CTK-2100 keyboard includes 400 tones and 150 rhythms, sampling function, an audio-in jack that lets you play along with your favorite songs, USB port for connecting to a PC, and AHL audio technology for reproducing amazingly real grand piano and acoustic musical instrument sounds. It's powered by 6 AA batteries."

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Yamaga DGX530

"All the best sounds are available at the push of button and recording virtuoso performances is simple with built in recorder. The Yamaga DGX530 features 88 Graded Soft Touch keys. Easy Song Arranger feature and Performance Assistant Technology USB connection for convenient storage and song data playback Pitch bend wheel to add smooth pitch variations to notes played 6 recordable tracks, 5 recordable songs 32 note Polyphony Master EQ, Reverb and Chorus Effects Graded Soft Touch Keyboard Just as on an actual piano, the lower keys are heavy in touch and the higher keys are light, with soft touch of digital keyboard for beginners."

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Casio LK100

"The Casio LK100 Lighted Keyboard features 61 full-sized illuminated keys and incorporates Casio's 3-step lesson system to help you learn to play quicker by following the keys as they light up. The keyboard also features auto accompaniment system to generate complete backgrounds with drums, bass and chord parts with the left hand, while playing melodies and solos with the right hand. This package also comes with a stand and professional closed cup headphones."

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Yamaha YPT-320

"The YPT-320 is a touch sensitive instrument that features 482 dynamic, authentic voices, with 361 XGlite voices, 12 drum kits and a sound effect kit. The YPT-320 also has 106 accompaniment styles and 102 built-in songs. Music database with 100 songs-for instantly setting entire instrument to match a desired music genre. Special two-track Easy Recording feature lets you record and save up to five of your original songs - great for composing and practice purposes."

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Yamaha YPG535

"The Yamaha YPG535 88 Key Portable Keyboard gives to the sound and feel of a grand piano in a portable package at an affordable price. The YPG535 offers a graded soft touch action that everyone from the beginner to the professional will love. The YPG535 also includes a stand along with a sustain pedal and power adapter. For the beginner, the built-in interactive lessons provide a user definable tempo that allow for learning at your pace."

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