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Introduction The Apple iPad is quickly becoming a go-to portable music device for many musicians, whether they’re composing, sequencing, performing, DJing, notating, or crafting sounds. Thanks to the iOS 4.2 upgrade, MIDI is now very much a feature of all iOS devices. There’s now a huge range of apps available, […]

How to connect a music keyboard to your iPad






Yamaha EZ-220 Lighted Keyboard
Yamaha has updated its EZ-200 lighted keyboard with the introduction of the EZ-220. Compare EZ-200 and EZ-220. It includes 100 preset songs designed to help beginners learn to play the keyboard. It features 392 built-in voices including realistic acoustic instruments including drums, plus synths and sound effects. There are 100 […]

Yamaha intros EZ-220 lighted keyboard [NAMM12]




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Looking for the latest Yamaha digital pianos and music keyboards? Try our Keyboard Finder database. If you’re enamoured by the range and quality of Yamaha keyboards, you’re not alone. Laden with features and available at attractive prices, Yamaha instruments are a great buy whether you’re new to keyboard playing or […]

Yamaha Keyboard Buyers Guide


alesis qx49
Bit late off the mark on this one. In January, Alesis announced its latest controller keyboard. The QX49 USB/MIDI keyboard offers four octaves (49 keys) of controller goodness. It’s got most everything you could want from this kind of controller keyboard: velocity sensitive keys, drum pads, rotary knobs, long-throw faders, […]

Alesis QX49 USB/MIDI keyboard controller announced




Feeling patriotic? Have an event where it would be good to play the United States’ National Anthem music? Here are some simple free piano/keyboard arrangements for The Star-Spangled Banner. Introduction The Star-Spangled Banner is written here in B-flat major. This is the key I’ve most often heard it played in. […]

How To Play The USA’s National Anthem (The Star-Spangled Banner) ...



You’ve just bought the perfect keyboard. Now it’s time to accessorise! Forget the bling factor that normally goes with fashion accessorising. These accessories are all practical additions to your stash of equipment, helping you to play better, sound better and protect your prized instrument. Read on to see why you […]

Essential Accessories for Keyboard Players



Casio has unveiled four new keyboards at this year’s Winter NAMM show. The WK-6500 and CTK-6000 are replacements for the heralded WK-500 and CTK-5000 models. The new additions offer new tones and rhythms, a larger backlit LCD display and a new 17 track sequencer with editing tools for creating new […]

Casio introduces new compact keyboards and workstations [NAMM11]


Christmas Carols & Songs Sheet Music Free Downloads Check out our complete series on mastering Christmas Carols on Piano and Keyboard. Click on any of the music scores to view/print higher resolution versions View a range of Christmas Carols Music Books at Amazon. As part of our mastering Christmas carols […]

The Holly and the Ivy: Mastering Christmas Carols on the ...


Christmas Carols & Songs Sheet Music Free Downloads Check out our complete series on mastering Christmas Carols on Piano and Keyboard. Click on any of the music scores to view/print higher resolution versions View a range of Christmas Carols Music Books at Amazon. How to play Away in a Manger […]

Away in a Manger: Mastering Christmas Carols on the Piano ...





Novation has announced its latest controller keyboards: the Nocturn 25 and Nocturn 49 keyboards, with two and four octaves respectively. Key Features High quality professional keyboard • Velocity-sensitive, keyboard from Fatar, with assignable after-touch. The Nocturn Keyboard feels like playing an instrument rather than a computer peripheral. Illuminated controls provide […]

Novation announces new Nocturn 25 & 49 keyboards




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Yamaha recently announced its new arranger workstation keyboard, the 61-key PSR-S710, which offers the following features: 128-note polyphony huge sonic palette with over 850 incredible instrument Voices, including some from the PSR-S900 realistic built-in accompaniment with enhanced guitar styles 16-track sequencer audio recorder large, easy-to-read screen Internet Direct Connect and […]

Yamaha intros PSR-S710 arranger workstation keyboard


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Are you looking for a music keyboard for your child? Read our guide: Choosing Your Child’s Keyboard Instrument Here are my ten recommendations of piano books for kids. They will help your child learn how to play the piano and keyboard, including identifying and playing notes and reading sheet music, […]

10 books to help your child learn to play piano ...




Korg has shown off a major upgrade to its M3 music workstation and sampler in the shape of the M3 Xpanded. This free upgrade offers 668MB of expansive new sounds, interactive interface functionality, advanced sequencer enhancements and additions to the KARMA technology. Sound samples include three new acoustic pianos, 3-way […]

Korg debuts major upgrade to M3 music workstation/sampler [NAMM09]


“Recreational keyboard” suggests to me some hybrid instrument that can not only function as a decent digital piano but also play back pre-recorded music and audio, thus making it more of an entertainment centre than a mere instrument. That seems to be the thinking behind one of Roland’s latest keyboards, […]

Roland launches VIMA RK-300 recreational keyboard [NAMM09]



Synthesised vocals (realistic ones, at least) can be pretty dire, but Roland reckons it has come up with something convincing in its latest vocal and ensemble keyboard, the VP-770. Rather than focusing on the likes of built instrument samples, it takes the incredibly versatile human voice as its base. No […]

Roland introduces VP-770 vocal/ensemble keyboard [NAMM09]


Roland has announced its Prelude home music keyboard that features a range of top-notch sounds lifted from Roland’s other sound modules plus a range of software and decent amplification. This velocity-sensitive 61-note keyboard offers a very respectable 128 notes of polyphony with which to play the myriad of tones (896 […]

Roland intros Prelude music keyboard [NAMM09]


Since this article was written, these two models have been superseded by later YPT models. Yamaha has introduced two new keyboards aimed at the home user. The YPT-210 and YPT-310 both offer 61 fully touch-sensitive keys, 32 notes of polyphony, Yamaha’s “Portable Grand” feature, Yamaha Education Suite including nine-step piano […]

Yamaha introduces two new home keyboards: YPT-210 and YPT-310



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April 2017: Massive Update in this brand new article: Choosing Your Child’s (First) Keyboard Instrument. Check it out! Updated 10th August 2013 The keyboard buyers’ guide I wrote a couple of years ago stands as a good introduction to buying a keyboard instrument for adults. In this feature I will […]

My First Keyboard: Buying a child’s first electronic keyboard instrument