Books on playing the digital keyboard


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Are there any Books that focus specifically on playing the digital keyboard? Most books I've found focus only on pianos or the piano keyboard on digital keyboards.
 
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The Complete Keyboard Player, the series is quite old and written primarily for Arranger keyboards.

There is an omnibus edition of the three books that you might find still available.

Ignore reviews, this is a very good series to get you started.

There are a mass of other books by the author specifically for expanding the songs you can practice.

You can also find some excellent tutorial links in Happyrat’s tutorial thread

 
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My playing predates "digital keyboards" but I have also owned many digital keyboards in my lifetime. From a "hands on" perspective the playing techniques for piano also apply to "digital keyboards". It is the technologies used by the digital boards that aren't captured very well in a book. Is your question related that aspect of digital boards?
 
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My playing predates "digital keyboards" but I have also owned many digital keyboards in my lifetime. From a "hands on" perspective the playing techniques for piano also apply to "digital keyboards". It is the technologies used by the digital boards that aren't captured very well in a book. Is your question related that aspect of digital boards?
Yes. I want to know how to use the various options on the digital keyboard.
 

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Can you advise on which keyboard you have, that is make and model?

You should find online resources that can help for example if you own a Roland or Korg then these manufacturers have produced video tutorials for each keyboard which are on their Youtube channels. Rolands are listed as Product Support and Korg as Video Manual.

If you have a Yamaha E series select your model from the drop down menu


Or for S series you should find the correct model via a page similar to this


I find watching the manufacturers tutorial videos a great aid in getting started learning how to use the various features and especially how to navigate the menu system to find what you want.

Additionally all manuals are readily available to download prior to purchase which can aid in learning functions and features prior to a hands on session in a music store.

Good luck
 
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I want to know how to use the various options on the digital keyboard.
I don't know of any books to recommend for you , nor could I find any to recommend at Barnes & Noble. There is just so much information to be assembled and explained, and it varies in technical complexity. I found some basic resources for reading the will get you started and will have the links below. Gary, Ray, and the Col are all pointing you in the right direction.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/b/books/musical-instruments-piano-keyboards/electronic-keyboards-synthesizer/_/N-29Z8q8Z2dfe

https://www.schoolofrock.com/resources/keyboard/buying-guide-how-to-buy-your-first-keyboard

https://digitalpianojudge.com/digital-piano-keyboard-synthesizer/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_keyboard
https://pickmypiano.com/difference-digital-piano-electronic-keyboard/
 
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The best way to learn is by doing especially since you're dealing with sound. Get your manual, look for some howto videos for your specific keyboard, get a notebook, make a pot of coffee, and spend as a buddy would say "seat time" with your instrument. Reading about sound isn't going to teach you anything you have hear it, experiment with it, and make notes on how you think that would fit in what you do musically.
 

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