Can you really use an electronic piano keyboard to learn the piano?
Here is a look at some of the pros and cons.
The electronic keyboard, simply called “keyboard” comes in many sizes and prices. It is separate from it's stand, lightweight, portable and relatively inexpensive.
Electronic keyboards usually come without pedals, but you can buy a separate pedal that you just connect with a cable.
An electronic piano keyboard often has fewer keys than a regular digital or acoustic piano- around 60-80 keys, and the keys are sometimes smaller than a regular piano. But times are changing, and there are more and more keyboards with a full 88 keyboard.
It is important to consider that some piano keyboards have no “touch control”, that is, you can not play loud and soft by pressing the keys heavier or lighter.
For learning piano, make sure you get a keyboard with touch control to be able to play music with dynamic changes!
Some keyboards have inbuilt speakers and some are meant to be connected with other speakers, like a “stage piano”, which is meant to be used... on a stage! For home use it is normally better to get an keyboard with inbuilt speakers.
Here I have picked a few piano keyboards that would be suitable for piano lessons. They all have a full keyboard with 88 keys, and weighted keys for a more pianistic "feel". Make sure to get a pedal as well, though.
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