Oh, I remember my first keyboard. How many years ago, was that? Well, I started with the piano when I was three years old. Probably earlier, but I can’t remember back that far! It was expected that we, as a musical family, play the piano. But, keyboards? Oh, that was a wonderful invention, allowing me to have my own “piano” in my room and listen to it with my headphones. Ok, I know I sound like an old fart, but “way back then” that was really something!
Soon after that first Casio keyboard, I wanted to add to my collection with more cheap electronic keyboards. Part of the reason was my love for sampling (which was brand new at that time) and finding a little Yamaha keyboard that had a sampler, then finding an article in Electronic Musician Magazine on how to take it apart and MIDI-fy it! I mean, I couldn’t do that with my *expensive* Casio, could I?
Many years have passed since then, I have progressed to the love of my keyboard life, the Yamaha S90ES! I will save my accolades of my beauty for another post, and get back to my point here. As advice coming from someone who has been around the block at least a couple times, with various keyboards (and other instruments), if you are just starting out and looking for a keyboard to see if you like it, try looking up cheap music keyboards to try your hand at it. That way, if you decide that the ivories (ok, plastic), are not your “cup of tea,” you still have money left over to purchase another instrument!
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