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Yamaha Keyboard at Lidl
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Old 03-11-2006, 5:59 PM
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Default Yamaha Keyboard at Lidl

Yamaha PSR 175 Keyboard available from next Thursday 9th November 2006 from Lidl

61 piano sized keys
Easy access to 100 voices, songs and styles with numeric keypad
Large LCD display shows notes and chords as you play
Computer connectivity with MIDI In/Out - take lessons from the Internet or your computer
Supplied with mains adaptor for connecting to stereo or PC, and song book
3 year manufacturer's warranty

£59.99 ( I recently bought one for £79.99). Stand available extra.
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Old 03-11-2006, 6:09 PM
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Ah - glad they exist elsewhere then. I was trying to find a reference to the Yamaha microphone they're also selling, and came up with nothing!
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Old 03-11-2006, 6:51 PM
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Piccy if anyone's interested:



NB: Does not include stand (available separately for £19.99)


Or there's this one for £69.99 from Aldi 05/11/06:




For older children or serious musicians, this fabulous piece of kit will hit all the right notes.
61 keys
Key length: 14cm
Digital keyboard with 128 polyphonic sounds
LCD display (80 × 40mm) to control key and scores
12 DJ sound effects
Sampling rate: 38KHz
Dual sounds
Over 8000 combination sounds
Polyphony: 64
4 types of equalizer
47 manual drum effects
Demo songs
60 songs
Sequencer
Piano function
Easy play
Metronome
Piano bar function
3 illuminated selectors
5 learning system levels
Chord dictionary
Sockets for adaptor, headphone and Hi-fi Midi in/out
Stereo power 2 × 2.5W
Speaker system
High bass response
Accessories: mains adaptor, music rack, music method book, music song book
Dimensions: 94.5 (L) × 35 (W) × 12cm (D)
Keyboard weight: 4.8kg
Batteries not included


HTH

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Old 03-11-2006, 7:30 PM
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Thumbs up keyboard

My daughter has had one of these for a couple of years and it has proved to be a good quality keyboard and after a good deal of young kids abuse it is still working very well.
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Hi would anyone know which one is better please?
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Old 03-11-2006, 10:24 PM
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For my money the Yamaha would win hands down. D/D has used various models for the last 15 years since she started learning at age 4. Now teaches the Yamaha learning system to beginners, at least she did till she went to Uni. Try to find a Yamaha trained teacher they are the best you can get.
PS. I couldn't even play a triangle, kept getting it the wrong way up.
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Old 04-11-2006, 9:41 AM
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Is the piano sound good? Is the stand needed?
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Old 04-11-2006, 9:54 AM
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Is the piano sound good? Is the stand needed?
unless you want to balance it on your knee?
I'm now a retired teacher... hooray ...

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Old 04-11-2006, 5:38 PM
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unless you want to balance it on your knee?
Or a table??
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Or a table??

to be honest...although my reply was a bit tongue in cheek....you don't really want one of these being played on the kitchen or dining room table....best invest in a stand and let the kids play in their bedroom....or the garage.....or the house at the far end of the street....
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Old 04-11-2006, 7:47 PM
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Or get them a pair of headphones.
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We are considering buying one of these for my 8 yo daughter. She hasn't had any lessons but I would like to get her one. I'm not sure though if it would be a waste of money getting a keyboard that is not full sized or if the notes missed off wouldn't be used for quite a while. Anyone got any thoughts please
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61 keys on a keyboard is full size.. perfect for beginner keyboard lessons, as long as it's touch sensitive.
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as long as it's touch sensitive.
Good point - is it touch-sensitive, petertwisty? Couldn't see anything obvious on Yamaha's website or the downloadable manual, but perhaps they all are nowadays. Of course the keys won't be weighted, so it won't feel like a real piano, but you can't expect that for the price.
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is it touch-sensitive?
Apparently it is.
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I have a 5 and 6 year old. Does anyone think they are too young to have lessons or not?
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I have a 5 and 6 year old. Does anyone think they are too young to have lessons or not?
My 6 year old daughter started in January and has progressed very well and enjoys it. We do have to urge her to practice every day though as a few days missed and she gets 'rusty'.
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We do have to urge her to practice every day though as a few days missed and she gets 'rusty'.
Well stop making her practise it outside then!!
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61 keys on a keyboard is full size.. perfect for beginner keyboard lessons, as long as it's touch sensitive.
So what's an 88 key keyboard? Such as http://www.amazon.co.uk/Yamaha-DGX52...&s=electronics

I presumed this was full size (ie same number of keys as a piano)?

Just don't want to buy something, send her to lessons and then find when practising one is playing thin air!
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Old 07-11-2006, 6:21 PM
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I'm pretty sure they mean full sized keys
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