- Jan 17, 2021
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Hi to everyone. I learned to play the piano many years ago growing up in England. I've been living in the US for 20++ years and don't have room for an upright piano so I decided to get a digital piano keyboard just as a hobby and so I ordered a couple from Amazon, the most recent being a Donner. It was a little bulky so I returned it and ordered an Alesis Recital semi weighted keyboard. It's compact and easy to use but I'm finding that I need to put a lot of pressure on the keys and now that I have arthritis in my wrists, my right hand is especially bad, it makes my wrist and elbow hurt after playing. I seem to remember that when I played a regular upright piano, I didn't have to press the keys so hard but back then I didn't have the arthritis. At the risk of making my husband crazy, I don't know whether to return this Alesis keyboard. I have spent so much time on the internet researching these keyboards but I am getting nowhere fast. I really would rather not spend more than $500. Should I be getting a fully weighted vs a semi weighted keyboard? Any advice would be gratefully received. Thank you!