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#2108805 - 06/27/13 12:03 AM Why I diigital
Michael_99 Offline
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Registered: 07/28/12
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why I need a 48 weighted keyed digital piano is because I could take it to the beach and practice with the keyboard on my belly and be on my back because you can be blind and play the piano, so you don't have to look at the keys when you play - just make sure your hand position is good and relaxed.


Edited by Michael_99 (06/27/13 12:07 AM)

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#2108811 - 06/27/13 12:16 AM Re: Why I diigital [Re: Michael_99]
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...and your question is?
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#2108851 - 06/27/13 02:19 AM Re: Why I diigital [Re: Michael_99]
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Is there such thing as a 48-key weighted digital piano?

A while back, I was considering some sort of 48-key keyboard that would fit on my lap, between the arms of my comfy livingroom chair, for doing stuff like playing around with PrestoKeys or Practica Musica. But from what I remember, it seemed like most of what was available were touch-sensitive MIDI-controller types of keyboards.

One thing I do remember is that, if I were to get such an item, the place to do so cheaply would be either via Craigslist or the used instruments section of Guitar Center.
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#2108885 - 06/27/13 05:09 AM Re: Why I diigital [Re: tangleweeds]
Michael_99 Offline
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tangleweeds , I have read your post, here:

Is there such thing as a 48-key weighted digital piano?

A while back, I was considering some sort of 48-key keyboard that would fit on my lap, between the arms of my comfy livingroom chair, for doing stuff like playing around with PrestoKeys or Practica Musica. But from what I remember, it seemed like most of what was available were touch-sensitive MIDI-controller types of keyboards.

One thing I do remember is that, if I were to get such an item, the place to do so cheaply would be either via Craigslist or the used instruments section of Guitar Center.

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Sadly - yes - there is a 48 keyed TOY PIANO that was sold at Christmas at Costco for $20, and also it was sold at some drug stores I noticed. I bought the one at Christmas but it was a toy and you really couldn't play it except for scales - tiny keys and if you pushed or played more than a few keys the right sounds would not be produced, but it was a toy for kids at Christmas for $20 so it is what you would expect as such, but if the digital piano world made a full sized 48 weighted keyed piano which would be a half piano - so 24 inches or 44/48 keys as opposed to 88 keys a full piano, it would perfect.

You could have an octave key so you could play a piece and push an octave key and effectively play the rest of the piece on the piano, if you will, or they could make it so you could connect two 48 weighted keyed pianos together and have a full piano, or put 2 of the 24 inch 48 weighted keyed pianos into a backpack and easily carry the piano(s) anywhere on the planet and play it Paris one day and in Athens the next day. That is just how awesome it would be. You play it on the way to work on a bus, subway, by bicycle in a backpack, on a plane - at work at lunch time.

Because people who are blind can play the piano, it also means that if you were a tv watcher - I am not - don't have a tv - but you could play the 48 weighted keyed piano on your lap while you watching TV -practice your lessons or pieces you are learning at the same time - as you were watching tv.

When I was in hospital for a month, I took a small keyboard with spring loaded keys - not fun - to play. The hospital said lots of people bought laptops to the hospital- but nobody but me - ever brought a keyboard/piano to the hospital.

When you go to the dentist these days, they have TVs to watch while you mouth is open and the dentist is drilling or filling teeth and you could be playing the piano on you lap while he was doing that. At an appointment while you are waiting, you could be playing the piano with earbuds, of course.



Edited by Michael_99 (06/27/13 05:13 AM)

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#2108998 - 06/27/13 10:38 AM Re: Why I diigital [Re: Michael_99]
Triryche Offline
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Registered: 08/11/06
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Well if you're ok adding one more key, there are plenty of MIDI 49 key MIDI controllers with weighted or semi-weighted keys...
but surely you don't have to be blind to practice on the beach!!

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#2110038 - 06/29/13 02:34 AM Re: Why I diigital [Re: Michael_99]
slipperykeys Offline
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Loc: Dorset, England
Originally Posted By: Michael_99
practice with the keyboard on my belly and be on my back ....

Hmm.... up to you of course but I wonder how good you are expecting to get.

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just make sure your hand position is good and relaxed.


That quote contradicts the first, your hand position will certainly not be "good" for playing a keyboard instrument, neither will your arms and the keyboard will be unstable.

It's quite undestandable to try to do that sort of thing at the occasional party for a bit of fun but as regular practice, I don't think many people would recommend it.

Most keyboard players want to be better until the day they die, no matter what style they are playing, and I imagine you are no different.

I am assuming the "Brian Wilson Answer" isn't appropriate?

You CAN'T stick a grand piano in a sand-box in a spare room of your mansion?

BTW, the dogs (Banana and Louie) abused it, also the sand was cold and unpleasant to touch.

Generally, and I understand this is very boring, my experience is that it is best to seperate activities.

Obviously, it is entirely up to you but I personally, would advise a re-think.

Good luck but IMO you will do well to last ten minutes.

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