Have you always wanted to learn to play the keyboard and are you finally ready to find out what you’d need to make a solid start? Awesome, because in this blog we’re going to give you a small list of the things you’ll need!

Here's Everything You Need to Learn to Play the Keyboard

A Keyboard

From entry-level models and straightforward portable keyboards to professional examples and fully-fledged arranger keyboards, there’s always a keyboard that meets your demands and fulfils your wishes, and they don’t call them great learning tools for nothing. As a beginner, it’s important that you don’t get lost in a maze of endless possibilities, but as soon you start getting to know your way around your keyboard, it’d be nice if it offered a few extra options and challenges. In any case, start by figuring out how many keys you’d like to have. For beginners, it’s recommended to start with a 61-note keyboard, preferably one with touch-sensitive keys so you’re able to add expression and play more dynamically by changing the amount of force you use to press the keys to play louder or softer notes. After all, lots of instruments including the piano and the guitar are touch-sensitive too, so the timbre will sound much more natural on a touch-sensitive keyboard.

A Keyboard Stand

In theory, you could just simply set your keyboard on a desk or kitchen table, but this is not very advisable. Both options are unlikely to be at the right height for the proper sitting position, and since correct posture is essential as you start getting to grips with different playing techniques, it’s best to do yourself a favour and pick up a solid keyboard stand. Since their height is almost always adjustable, you’re assured of the ideal playing height.

A Keyboard Bench or Stool

Investing in a keyboard bench or stool is also more than worth your consideration. When you go with a keyboard bench with adjustable height, you know that due to the wide seating surface, you won’t only be sitting comfortably but in the optimal playing position. As we pointed out above, proper positioning is the cornerstone of learning the correct playing techniques and skills. Always make sure you sit upright with your arms and legs at the right height and in the right position so you’re able to hit the notes as quickly and accurately as possible.

We hope we’ve left you feeling confident enough to start learning to play the keyboard. Once you’re all set up, you can use YouTube to find awesome video tutorials!

See Also

» What’s the Difference Between a Keyboard and a Digital Piano?
» How to Play Basic Piano Chords?
» Chords: Theory and Chord Symbols
» Learn to Play Piano or Keyboard: Also for Adults
» What’s the Difference between a Keyboard and a Synthesizer?

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» Keyboard Stands
» Keyboard Benches and Stools

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