Portable Arranger Keyboards for Home
Best Electronic Keyboard Reviews – Portable Home Musical Keyboards for Beginners & Intermediate Players
Here we are reviewing music keyboards that come with built-in rhythms, also known as styles. These are perfect for beginners looking for their first keyboard and experienced players who have grown up playing electronic keyboards and now wish to upgrade to a better instrument.
We will look at keyboards of various sizes (keys). So we will look at 61 keys, 76 keys and 88 keys keyboards. And for the sake of completeness we will talk about mini keyboards as well (less than 61 keys).
Casio SA-76 44 Key Mini Keyboard
Perfect for the beginner, especially children, but can be used by adults as well. Perfect for your music school as well as you can buy several pieces and use them for teaching keyboards. Features include 44 mini keys and easy-to-read LCD display which shows the useful song data selections. It comes with 100 sounds, 50 rhythm patterns, 10 Song Bank tunes which is good enough considering this is a mini-keyboard. Also includes phrase-by-phrase practice feature to help you learn the built-in songs with ease. Read more…
Casio CTK-2400 61-Key Portable Keyboard
This is one of the best choices for piano beginners out there with some cool feature-set. You get 61 touch keys and hundreds of voices and styles; It comes with touch-sensitive keys, and a much better sound, and has everything that you need to get started right away. 150 rhythms, sampling function, new Voice Pads and ability connect a CD or MP3 player via the audio input so that you can play along to your favorite song on the keyboard. Read more…
Yamaha EZ-220 61-Key Lighted Keyboard
A good beginner keyboard with 61 Full Size Touch Sensitive Keys. The built-in songs can be learnt easily using the lighted keys mode. Addition features include 32 Notes of Polyphony, 367 high-quality tones, and good sound quality. Ideal for beginners who want to learn to play keyboards. Read more…
Yamaha YPG-235 76-Key Portable Grand Piano Keyboard
One of the most value-for-money keyboards around, you get 76 piano-style keys with graded soft touch action, which is not really weighted but good for playing most piano songs. Additional features include Backlit LCD, panel lights, pitch bend wheel, 6-track sequencer, USB & Flash ROM to download new Songs and Styles for playing. Unbelievable functions packed in this keyboard for this price. Read more…
Yamaha PSR-e443 61-Key Keyboard
Priced around 250 bucks, the Yamaha psr-e443 is a synth focus portable keyboard that comes with a massive selection of sounds and some pro features. It also comes with hundreds of styles and real time control knobs. Read more…
Yamaha Piaggero NP11 61-Key Compact Keyboard
Don’t want any of those hundreds of voices and styles? This is a good option in that case, if you just want 61 keys for piano practicing. Again, you don’t get real weighted keys but these are good for practicing. You get Easy access panel with dedicated buttons for each Voice (10 voices). 32-note polyphony is sufficient for any pianist to play and sustain notes naturally. Read more…
Probably you may have expected this; the recommended models are all from Yamaha and Casio. But then they do really dominate this segment and have some excellent products in the home keyboard segment.
The keyboards and pianos that are mentioned here are unlike synthesizers and do not give you lots of editing features. These contain more of acoustic instrument sounds and some cool backing accompaniments. I have also listed lots of models that come with just the piano related sounds minus all the accompaniments; suitable for those who are looking for a piano for practicing
The products listed here are for home use, and most come with digital features such as built-in sequencer, midi and headphone connectivity, and can also be connected to external amplifiers.
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Best portable piano keyboard Under 200 Dollars
For beginners & hobbyists to get you started with learning to play the keyboards. Budget keyboards from Yamaha and Casio, you will find keyboard pianos ranging from 61 keys to 76 keys. Suitable for both – kids as well as adult beginners. Read more…
Best music keyboard Under 500 Dollars
For intermediate/experienced players, serious learners and hobbyists. These keyboards can be used for songwriting as well because of their variety of built-in styles, to quickly come up with nice sounding tracks. Read more…
Best digital arranger keyboard for under 1000 dollars
Arranger workstation keyboards with pro features for the budget conscious musicians, composers, performers and entertainers. Read more…
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