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1. Casio keyboard 61 keys CTK-3500
This Casio keyboard 61 keys has is a blessing for people learning piano or something about music. It provides a challenge to the newbie, a great companion in their journey to become professionals. The great thing about this Casio keyboard 61 keys is its price. One of the lowest prices available, yet one of the most elegant of the piano meant for beginners.
Let us talk about its anatomy:
This Casio keyboard 61 keys has a response key, which comes with an off option. But I do not think its practicality is worth it. But at this price, I think it is a good bargain. To turn it off press the function key, until you get the option of touch and then press the “minus” key.
This Casio keyboard 61 keys also has a pitch bend wheel. Perfect for those little house party or even for birthday celebrations. It has 0-12 semitones. It also has a MIDI port at the back. You also get a headphone jack, adapter jack with it.
|Design||This casio keyboard 61 keys is a 61-key keyboard that is compact and lightweight and comes with the ability to use battery power. With 6 AA batteries, you can play inside or out.|
|Sound||This piano keyboard has 400 instrument voices and 100 built-in rhythms, so it’s easy to customize the sound. With 48 levels of polyphony, you can create complex, overlapping music and more nuanced compositions. It also has ten levels of reverb and a pitch bend wheel|
|Chordana Play App||This piano keyboard has a free Chordana Play app which is a fantastic companion to the keyboard. It has 50 built-in songs and guides beginners through playing along with a piano roll display and/or a music notation display, through combining practice playing along with learning to read music.|
With the Chordana Play app, you can also convert any song in your library into a MIDI file, and play along in the app, or store it in this Casio keyboard 61 keys and play it online or offline. You can also assign tracks or melodies to each hand, alter the tempo, or transpose a tune, and use the repeat function to learn at your own pace.
This piano keyboard has the Chordana Play app has an on-screen virtual keyboard display so that you can practice playing anywhere, on your tablet or smartphone. The app will track your progress and keep score, making learning to play the keyboard into a fun interactive game. With Chordana Play, you can transfer your favourite songs to the keyboard and play them anywhere or use the virtual keyboard to turn your tablet into a keyboard and play it anywhere, for the ultimate versatility in learning and practising the piano.
|Dance music mode||Dance Music Mode uses the lower third of the keyboard to make dance music generator. With 50 styles of dance music that include drums, bass, synth, and effects, beginners can create their fun party tunes and styles in just minutes.|
|Sound||It has 400 instrument voices and 100 built-in rhythms, so it’s easy to customize the sound of the Casio CTK-3500 to play nearly anything you like. With 48 levels of polyphony, you can create complex, overlapping music and more nuanced compositions. It also has ten levels of reverb and a pitch bend wheel|
|Step up lessons||Casio’s Step-Up lesson system uses the onboard LCD screen to guide beginners through piano lessons and practice, using the 60 built-in songs hand by hand and phrase by phrase, to learn at their own pace.|
|Touch-sensitive type||Full-size, touch-sensitive keys allow the sound to be responsive to your touch and playing style, for higher expression.|
|Touch Response||2 Types (with off option)|
|Maximum polyphony||48 notes|
|Effects||Reverb (10 types, off), dance music effects, virtual halls|
|Beat||Off, 1 to 9 Beat|
|Tempo||20 to 255|
|User song||Up to 30/ total memory capacity approx 32 KB|
|Dance music mode patterns||Up to 50 types|
|Demo function||Looped play of the dance music demo (1 song) and built-in Song Bank (60 songs)|
|Pitch Bend Range||0 to 12 Semitones|
|Musical information||Tone, Auto Accompaniment, Song Bank numbers and names; staff notation; fingering guide; pedal; tempo; measure number, beat; chord name, etc.|
|Weighs just 7.5 pounds for portability and convenience||Keyboard instrument sounds are a bit mechanical and not very expressive. But hey!! At this price, it is worth it.|
|61-key touch-sensitive keyboard has full-size keys like an acoustic piano for accurate fingering||No onboard recording or playback function|
|100 built-in auto-accompaniment rhythms||Keyboard is not weighted.|
|Pitch bend wheel for excellent control of tuning and timing, and a higher possibility of musical expression|
|Compatible with Chordana Play app for piano lessons and practice with or without the keyboard|
|Built-in Step Up lesson system makes piano education,|
|Store and play your MIDI songs through the keyboard, to go beyond the built-in song library|
|Dance Music Mode with 50 built-in rhythms and effects|
2. Casio keyboard 61 keys- CTK-1550
This Casio keyboard 61 keys is another marvellous invention from Casio. This is still an entry-level instrument, but don’t underestimate it. It covers almost all the features of a professional piano keyboard. If you really would like to solidify your basics, this is an excellent place instrument for a starter.
It has auto-accompaniment, select an accompaniment pattern. Each time you play a chord with your left hand, the appropriate accompaniment will play automatically just like a backup. It consists of three parts: Harmony; bass; rhythm. You can have only rhythm part play, or you can have all three parts play at the same time.
Weighing at only 3. 3 kgs and featuring the option of running on 6 AA sized batteries, experience true portability with this piano keyboard. This casio keyboard 61 keys is also an electronic piano too.
Let us talk about its anatomy:
You have a DANCE MUSIC button just to the left of the display screen. You press it, and on the display screen, you get the option of 50 different kinds of music. You can make use of the number pad on this casio keyboard 61 keys for the serial number you would like to play. Also, just below the keys, you can see the effect showing what you could do with the dance rhythms as they play.
Now, the exciting part is that you don’t have to start the rhythm. You can press any of the keys and begin a particular phase from the rhythm.