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#270378 6-May-2020 17:28
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This is a bit of a random request. Looking for a beginners electric keyboard/piano in Auckland. 

 

The only requirement is that is has to be able to play chords. This is for a beginner to learn to play piano.

 

There are quite a few cheap unknown brand ones on Trademe and FB, but according to reviews those can't even play chords.

 

Quite a limited budget, but maybe someone has something out there. 

 

Happy to do contact-less pick up in and around Auckland.

 

 


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  #2478565 7-May-2020 12:58
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No expert but I think that means staying away from Casio keyboards that use the funky CasioTone chords.  Some of their keyboards allow you to switch that off but it will ruin their learning imho.  


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  #2478747 7-May-2020 15:48
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What do you mean "play chords". To play a C chord you could press down on the keys C E G with 3 fingers. Absolutely any keyboard would do this.

 

Or do you mean press 1 finger on the C key and it auto-plays E and G? I can't see how that would help someone learning to play.

 

What is your budget? I would suggest something touch sensitive if at all possible. So the harder you press the louder it plays. Playing piano is pretty boring without that.


 
 
 
 




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  #2478985 7-May-2020 23:15
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Delphinus:

 

What do you mean "play chords". To play a C chord you could press down on the keys C E G with 3 fingers. Absolutely any keyboard would do this.

 

Or do you mean press 1 finger on the C key and it auto-plays E and G? I can't see how that would help someone learning to play.

 

What is your budget? I would suggest something touch sensitive if at all possible. So the harder you press the louder it plays. Playing piano is pretty boring without that.

 

 

Yes play chords as you describe. Read a few reviews of cheap no-name keyboards that apparently, can't play chords.

 

Keyboard needed for an absolute beginner to learn from so touch sensitivity is not required. 


  #2479301 8-May-2020 15:44
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It's not chorded (as far as I know) and so not what you're actually after, but if you want to borrow for free (I don't want to sell it) a Yamaha NP-30 for a few months to help to learn until you buy one with chords, then you're welcome.

 

 

On the North Shore, near Takapuna.

 

 

Haven't used it for quite a while so it's gathering dust, but would like to try again one-day.



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  #2480670 10-May-2020 16:31
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Prudle: It's not chorded (as far as I know) and so not what you're actually after, but if you want to borrow for free (I don't want to sell it) a Yamaha NP-30 for a few months to help to learn until you buy one with chords, then you're welcome. On the North Shore, near Takapuna. Haven't used it for quite a while so it's gathering dust, but would like to try again one-day.

 

Thank you so much for your offer, it is very kind. Regards.


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