In these times of the internet, it's never been a better time to learn how to play the piano. Why is that? I hear you ask, because, information on virtually any subject you can think of is available, with a little research on the internet, and learning to play the piano, is no different than any other subject you might wish to learn.
Do I need a piano?
Obviously, if you want to learn to play the piano, then a piano keyboard of some sort is essential. While advanced piano playing would require a full size piano keyboard, normally eighty-eight notes. To start learning, all you would need is any type of keyboard, such as a Yamaha PSR keyboard, which have forty-nine and sixty-one note versions or an electric piano, which are available in seventy-six notes versions. You could even start learning with an accordion or a roll up piano, as long as you have a keyboard, you can start to learn.
Should you buy a new piano keyboard?
If you don't have a piano or keyboard then you do need to buy one, but you defiantly don't need to buy a new keyboard. Again, the internet comes to the rescue. There are thousands of auction listings offering second hand electronic keyboards, electric pianos, in fact all kinds of keyboards. For a beginner, there really is no point in buying an expensive keyboard because when starting to learn to play the piano you will only use a fraction of a piano keyboards features including the keyboard. From a beginner's point of view, you only need between five and eight notes on the keyboard to start learning.
So to recap, if you don't have a keyboard, then borrow one or buy one second hand. It doesn't have to be a traditional piano with a full size keyboard, as a beginner you will only use up to eight notes. It's a fact, that not everybody will take to learning to play the piano, so why spend a fortune on a keyboard when you don't need to. If you don't take to it you haven't lost a fortune, if you do take to it, buy a better keyboard.
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