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You Will Need
- Keyboard reviews
- Keyboard retailers
- Internet access
Define how you intend to use your keyboard, determining whether you want to improve your playing skills or plan to explore sounds and styles, compose, or go on the road.
Explore functions carefully when choosing your keyboard. Prioritize your needs, paying special attention to the number of keys, the feel of the keys, and sound quality.
Examine MIDI options
Examine musical instrument digital interface, or MIDI, for the computer and determine the sophistication level that meets your goals for mixing, sequencing, and expanding.
Identify polyphony ability -- the number of notes heard at one time -- featured on different models.
Compare speakers to determine whether you need to purchase an additional amplifier, which may be helpful if you perform live.
Read reviews of models you're interested in before purchasing your keyboard to guide your decision. Then compare prices at local outlets, online retailers, and at exhibitions. Then bring it home and make sweet, sweet music.