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#2009488 - 01/05/13 03:39 PM Desktop (MIDI) keyboard for practice..  
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I am an adult beginner and learning using both Alfred's piano lessons & theory books..I have a Yamaha YDP-181 I use for "real" practice..Can someone suggest a small keyboard to practice with outside on the hammock or lounge chair that I can hook into "Garage Band" when the desire strikes...or is it a bad idea altogether and keep practicing on the big one...

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#2009492 - 01/05/13 03:42 PM Re: Desktop (MIDI) keyboard for practice.. [Re: BarryR]  
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Do you want something with fewer than 88 keys? If not, and if you can afford it, you can pick up a P155 that will feel just like your arius.

#2009515 - 01/05/13 04:32 PM Re: Desktop (MIDI) keyboard for practice.. [Re: gvfarns]  
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Originally Posted by gvfarns
Do you want something with fewer than 88 keys? If not, and if you can afford it, you can pick up a P155 that will feel just like your arius.


That was my other choice at the time, (P155), but my wife liked the Arius...So fewer than 88 keys..Lap or desktop

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#2009593 - 01/05/13 07:07 PM Re: Desktop (MIDI) keyboard for practice.. [Re: BarryR]  
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How about a Yamaha NP-11 or NP-31?

Light and compact - they can even run on batteries.

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#2009622 - 01/05/13 07:43 PM Re: Desktop (MIDI) keyboard for practice.. [Re: Kawai James]  
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Originally Posted by Kawai James
How about a Yamaha NP-11 or NP-31?

Light and compact - they can even run on batteries.

Cheers,
James
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Im gonna check it out...Thanks, that's what I was looking for...!!


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