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    • petertwisty
    • By petertwisty 3rd Nov 06, 5:59 PM
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    Yamaha Keyboard at Lidl
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    • 3rd Nov 06, 5:59 PM
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    Yamaha Keyboard at Lidl 3rd Nov 06 at 5:59 PM
    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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    • gromituk
    • By gromituk 3rd Nov 06, 6:09 PM
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    • 3rd Nov 06, 6:09 PM
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    • 3rd Nov 06, 6:09 PM
    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!
    Time is an illusion - lunch time doubly so.
  • Bubba Shaboo
    • #3
    • 3rd Nov 06, 6:51 PM
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    • 3rd Nov 06, 6:51 PM
    Piccy if anyone's interested:



    NB: Does not include stand (available separately for !!!163;19.99)


    Or there's this one for !!!163;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 !!!215; 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 !!!215; 2.5W
    Speaker system
    High bass response
    Accessories: mains adaptor, music rack, music method book, music song book
    Dimensions: 94.5 (L) !!!215; 35 (W) !!!215; 12cm (D)
    Keyboard weight: 4.8kg
    Batteries not included


    HTH

    Bubba!!!169;
    Last edited by Bubba Shaboo; 03-11-2006 at 6:58 PM.
  • Christy
    • #4
    • 3rd Nov 06, 7:30 PM
    keyboard
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    • 3rd Nov 06, 7:30 PM
    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.
    A bargain is something you don't need at a price you can't resist.
    • lucylou
    • By lucylou 3rd Nov 06, 10:11 PM
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    • 3rd Nov 06, 10:11 PM
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    • 3rd Nov 06, 10:11 PM
    Hi would anyone know which one is better please?
    half scottish half italian :100%moneysaver
    • peter_the_piper
    • By peter_the_piper 3rd Nov 06, 10:24 PM
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    • 3rd Nov 06, 10:24 PM
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    • 3rd Nov 06, 10:24 PM
    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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    • Lord_Gardener
    • By Lord_Gardener 4th Nov 06, 9:41 AM
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    • 4th Nov 06, 9:41 AM
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    • 4th Nov 06, 9:41 AM
    Is the piano sound good? Is the stand needed?
  • Torby
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    • 4th Nov 06, 9:54 AM
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    • 4th Nov 06, 9:54 AM
    Is the piano sound good? Is the stand needed?
    by Lord_Gardener
    unless you want to balance it on your knee?
    I'm now a retired teacher... hooray ...

    Those who can do, those who can't, come to me for lessons

  • mcwarre
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    • 4th Nov 06, 5:38 PM
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    • 4th Nov 06, 5:38 PM
    unless you want to balance it on your knee?
    by Torby
    Or a table??
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  • Torby
    Or a table??
    by mcwarre

    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....
    I'm now a retired teacher... hooray ...

    Those who can do, those who can't, come to me for lessons

    • gromituk
    • By gromituk 4th Nov 06, 7:47 PM
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    Or get them a pair of headphones.
    Time is an illusion - lunch time doubly so.
  • suzywoozy
    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
  • Britlad
    61 keys on a keyboard is full size.. perfect for beginner keyboard lessons, as long as it's touch sensitive.
    • gromituk
    • By gromituk 6th Nov 06, 1:49 PM
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    as long as it's touch sensitive.
    by Britlad
    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.
    Time is an illusion - lunch time doubly so.
    • gromituk
    • By gromituk 6th Nov 06, 2:44 PM
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    is it touch-sensitive?
    by gromituk
    Apparently it is.
    Time is an illusion - lunch time doubly so.
  • bargainbarmy
    I have a 5 and 6 year old. Does anyone think they are too young to have lessons or not?
  • deaconline
    I have a 5 and 6 year old. Does anyone think they are too young to have lessons or not?
    by bargainbarmy
    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'.
  • mcwarre
    We do have to urge her to practice every day though as a few days missed and she gets 'rusty'.
    by deaconline
    Well stop making her practise it outside then!!
    "Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed." Booker T. Washington

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  • suzywoozy
    61 keys on a keyboard is full size.. perfect for beginner keyboard lessons, as long as it's touch sensitive.
    by Britlad
    So what's an 88 key keyboard? Such as http://www.amazon.co.uk/Yamaha-DGX520-Digital-Piano-Sensitive/dp/B000I1QWEE/sr=1-3/qid=1162923335/ref=sr_1_3/202-3951747-9779854?ie=UTF8&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!
  • bad-head-day
    I'm pretty sure they mean full sized keys
    desrever sthgir lla
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