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Soon I will bid farewell to Cassie O., a.k.a. Casio CTK-558. Today I purchased a used Yamaha YPG-635 which actually has 88 keys and comes with a sustain pedal and a music desk and a bench. I'm still on the hunt for that elusive low-budget baby grand, but in the meantime, now I can play a few of those Chopin and Beethoven pieces that I simply could not play before with only 61 keys.

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Congrats on the new-to-you piano! Switching from 61 keys to 88 may feel awkward for awhile but will be great for you to not limit yourself to a small range. Enjoy! šŸ˜€


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Originally Posted by dogperson
Congrats on the new-to-you piano! Switching from 61 keys to 88 may feel awkward for awhile but will be great for you to not limit yourself to a small range. Enjoy! šŸ˜€

Thanks! I grew up playing a regular 88-key acoustic upright, so 61 keys never felt right to me. :-)

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Congratulations on your new 88 key digital piano!

A relative gave me a nice Casio 61 un-weighted key digital, but I've never even powered it up and tried it. Once you get used to 88 weighted keys, it's difficult to move backwards. Of course the keys on the acoustic are always weighted, though some are heavier than others.

It's nice to move up to a better piano, whether digital or acoustic! smile

All the best!

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Originally Posted by Rickster
Congratulations on your new 88 key digital piano!

A relative gave me a nice Casio 61 un-weighted key digital, but I've never even powered it up and tried it. Once you get used to 88 weighted keys, it's difficult to move backwards. Of course the keys on the acoustic are always weighted, though some are heavier than others.

It's nice to move up to a better piano, whether digital or acoustic! smile

All the best!

Rick

Thanks, Rick! I actually got my old Casio for free, too, so I guess I can't complain about it too much. :-)

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Your Yamaha YPG looks good! I like the colour of the wood against the grey.section.By the way when you do look for an accoustic, do consider looking at some upright pianos as well.
In the time being enjoy your Yamaha YPG!


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Originally Posted by tre corda
Your Yamaha YPG looks good! I like the colour of the wood against the grey.section.By the way when you do look for an accoustic, do consider looking at some upright pianos as well.
In the time being enjoy your Yamaha YPG!

Thank you! I think it looks pretty good as well. Today I connected the sustain pedal, and playing with a pedal again was a good feeling. Uprights are indeed on my radar, and they are often better suited to my budget.

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Congratulations on your Yamaha. With 88 keys and a sustain pedal, you should be ready for Holiday entertaining. Iā€™m practicing my Christmas music.


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Originally Posted by j&j
Congratulations on your Yamaha. With 88 keys and a sustain pedal, you should be ready for Holiday entertaining. Iā€™m practicing my Christmas music.

Thanks! I hadn't even thought about playing and practicing Christmas music, but I suppose I could.

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The title of your thread reminds me of a song we sang in our school choir."Fairwell Cassie,we hardly knew ye"

I cannot remember what the name or the first line of the song was.The words of the chorus and the music are stuck in my memory though...

"Will ye no come back again"
"Will ye no come ba-aack again"

I was wondering if "Fairwell Cassie,we hardly knew thee" was part of that song. šŸŽµ Perhaps not, then please ignore.

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'Will ye no come back again' is from the Scottish lament 'Bonnie Charlie' It is a slow and mournful waltz hoping for the return to Scotland of Bonnie Prince Charlie after the failure of the Jacobite rising of 1745. It is often used as a means of torture by bagpipe players.

I've never heard of 'Cassie I hardly knew ye' but it sounds as though it would be related to the Irish tune 'Johnny I hardly knew ye'. The same tune, or variants of it, are also heard in the nursery rhyme 'The animals went in two by two' and the American marching tune 'When Johnny comes marching home'.


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Thanks for the information! Well it must have been the song about Bonnie Prince Charlie.Thank goodness no bagpiper played with us, or perhaps if they did it would have been more memorable.šŸ˜‰
(actually I quite like a distant bagpiper playing)

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Soon I will bid farewell to Cassie O., a.k.a. Casio CTK-558. Today I purchased a used Yamaha YPG-635 which actually has 88 keys and comes with a sustain pedal and a music desk and a bench. I'm still on the hunt for that elusive low-budget baby grand, but in the meantime, now I can play a few of those Chopin and Beethoven pieces that I simply could not play before with only 61 keys.

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I got one o' those, used, from my piano shop. I'd tried it out as a replacement for my DGX620, which was v similar. Sounded good when i played "Bridge over troubled . . ." partic. the intro. Somebody else in the shop came over, making inquiries as to the piano. I had to buy it before they did . . .
I played my best stuff on that, about 9 years ago now. You should enjoy it.


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Originally Posted by peterws
I got one o' those, used, from my piano shop. I'd tried it out as a replacement for my DGX620, which was v similar. Sounded good when i played "Bridge over troubled . . ." partic. the intro. Somebody else in the shop came over, making inquiries as to the piano. I had to buy it before they did . . .
I played my best stuff on that, about 9 years ago now. You should enjoy it.

Thanks. I've only had it a couple of days and I am already enjoying it. thumb


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