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#2456075 - Yesterday at 01:18 PM Roland wifi/bluetooth connections
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Registered: 08/30/15
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Researching prior to buying my first piano, I'm coming down to Kawai vs Roland. One aspect which (possibly my own bias) comes up. Roland have bluetooth/wifi access to an iPad for 'tuition' (of a sort). I'm finding this a fairly heavy plus point for Roland.

I'm wondering if any Roland learners do make use of their software / tuition aids, and if so, how useful would you judge it?


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#2456117 - Yesterday at 03:52 PM Re: Roland wifi/bluetooth connections [Re: pe2Dave]
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<DevilsAdvocate>Most important is to maintain a sense of priorities and proportion. While bells and whistles are nice, what really matters are the feel of the keybed and sound that the instrument produces.</DevilsAdvocate>

Having said that, the new Rolands and Kawais do have some awfully nice sounding and feeling keyboards!
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#2456241 - Today at 01:57 AM Re: Roland wifi/bluetooth connections [Re: pe2Dave]
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<grin/> Point taken.

My question related to learning - is that facility a bell/whistle, or a useful addition as software gets more of a hold in this area?

Has anyone any positive / negative experience of the Roland software? The possibilities are quite significant, I'm curious why (AFAIK) only Roland are making use of the iPad / PC's for DPs.

#2456261 - 38 minutes 35 seconds ago Re: Roland wifi/bluetooth connections [Re: pe2Dave]
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there is the question as to how long ipads remain compatible too. Will it work in 5 years
when apple has changed everything...
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#2456263 - 4 minutes 37 seconds ago Re: Roland wifi/bluetooth connections [Re: pe2Dave]
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There's a lot of tuition programs out there and none of them have been that impactful. Any human with ears, (including the player) can tell if you're hitting the right notes or not so having a computer tell you as well doesn't really change that much. Furthermore modern programs have a lot of trouble creating the depth or breadth of material to compete with books or teachers. The popular teaching methods have been around and refined for decades.
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