Should I buy a piano with light up keys?


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Hi, for learning to play the piano, I found light-up keys may help me solve the problem of reading music. But I'm not sure whether is a good way to learn...give me some ideas pls!!!
 
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I doubt Billy Joel , or Elton John, ever used light-up keys. I recommend that you pass on the lights and actually learn to read and play with written music. Best, Don aka B3maniac
 
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Welcome.

If you are eight years old then yes lighted keys could be fun.

If, on the other hand you are a teenager or adult who is serious about learning to play piano then absolutely do not buy a kids keyboard.

Buy a proper digital piano with hammer action keys such as a Roland FP 30X, Yamaha P125, Kawai ES 110, or a Casio CDP S350.

Or if you have a higher budget then look at a Yamaha DGX670, Korg EX 20 or Casio PX S 3000.
 
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If you are eight years old then yes lighted keys could be fun.

If, on the other hand you are a teenager or adult who is serious about learning to play piano then absolutely do not buy a kids keyboard.

Buy a proper digital piano with hammer action keys such as a Roland FP 30X, Yamaha P125, Kawai ES 110, or a Casio CDP S350.

Or if you have a higher budget then look at a Yamaha DGX670, Korg EX 20 or Casio PX S 3000.
+1 to that!

Don't go for the gimmick if you are serious about learning how to play.

The time & effort you put into playing the piano -- not the toy -- will pay off down the road.

By the way, the Roland FP30 or 30X is a great board! I like the feel of the keys (more "ivory like") than the Yamaha plastic-ey (slippery) keys.

Old No7
 
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I found Casio LK-S450 looks great at first, but after a few searches, Yamaha YDP-164 looks better! So a wonderful appearance, but TOOOO expensive, I'm not sure I can make the most of it......I also got a look at a piano that holds both the appearance of YDP & light-up features of Casio, but I had never even heard of the brand THEONE...I still prefer to choose well-known brands. Which of these three brands should I choose...o_O
 
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If you can find a used Yamaha PSR 4xx or 3xx (_not_ 2xx), that might work for you.

The keys are not "weighted", and not lighted (a useless feature IMHO).

There are useful reviews by Jeremy See on Youtube.com of low-price keyboards.
. Charles
 
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I think light up key could be better for beginner who is already 20+, not suitable for kids
 
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Hmm. Sounds gimmicky. Other than as a cool light display for a studio, it seems like it would be more distracting than anything else when you're playing.
I'd go with a good hammer action.
 

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