Keyboard Accessory Review – Essential Accessories for Your Digital Piano Keyboard
Keyboard Accessories List: Review of all the accessories available for your digital piano keyboard. You may need some now, whereas some can be deferred to a later date.
Want to maintain the correct posture
right from the moment you start learning?
Want to ensure your brand new keyboard is safe from knocks & scratches
Want to play your keyboard at night, without disturbing
Is your Power Adapter not working
or have you misplaced
Not sure if you need accessories for your piano or electronic keyboard?... Read on and you would know if you need stands, adapters, benches or pedals.
As the name suggests, electronic keyboard accessories are the extra things which you would need besides your keyboard. These would be bags, stands, adapters, pedals
and so on.
It is better if you own some of these keyboard accessories right at the beginning; some can be bought later as you become a better player.
Keyboard accessory like a stand is a must when you start learning, since it helps you to maintain the correct posture. Accessories like bags, pedals can be bought as and when needed.
So it may not be mandatory to have all of them at one go, but they do help you to make your playing experience more pleasurable, as well as from a convenience and precaution perspective
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Which Keyboard Accessory Should You Own?
A keyboard stand, keyboard bag, and headphones are something that you need to consider when you buy a new digital piano keyboard.
An electronic keyboard stand
gives you the convenience of "height adjustment", which is important to maintain the right posture
A keyboard bag
, on the other hand offers protection
to your music keyboard from scratches and bumps. It also helps to easily carry around your portable keyboard, if needed.
is something which can be bought depending on what time of the day or night you are going to practice. If you think you would be disturbing some people around you, it is best to go in for headphones as your keyboard accessory. Adults, usually find it very helpful!
as a keyboard accessory is an absolute must, though you get one along with your new keyboard. But if you have misplaced one or if your current one is faulty, get it changed immediately. You will need a good power adapter to safely switch on your keyboard instrument.
As your keyboard skills become better, you will need some more of these, like the pedals
which give you more control over your keyboard playing.
Finally, when you become an accomplished player, eventually you will end up owning almost all of these accessories. I am sure by then you will be getting paid for your skills and you would not mind making those investments.
Be Careful or You will Misplace them!
Of all things, it is the easiest to misplace your keyboard accessory!
Yes, that is a fact!
Maybe not at home, but definitely if you are playing on-stage, or playing in your school or with your friends!
The moment you take your digital piano keyboard and accessories out of your house, you risk misplacing the accessories.
That is why, it is a good practice to make a checklist of all the accessories you are carrying along with you, when you go out to perform and make sure that you come back with all of them.
You need to be extra careful
after your first few performances as, in the excitement and euphoria, you will surely leave some of the accessories behind and come back. So be sure to carry a checklist
Ok, let us now go through each of these accessories. Even if you may not need them now, it is always good to know all the relevant things about your instrument.
You need a stand so that you can adjust the height of your keyboard.
It is more comfortable to play by keeping your Keyboard on a stand rather than use a table or any other support. It readily collapses into a flat pack
which can be carried around easily.
If you are going to play on stage, you do not have a choice except to have one!
Keyboard Stand - For Electronic Piano keyboards & Synthesizers
Digital Piano Stands
Digital Piano Keyboard Stand Accessories
You need to protect your instrument from shocks, knocks and scratches... so you will need this one as well as your keyboard accessory.
Depending on your model, you will need to go in for a soft case or a hard case as your keyboard accessory. All the soft cases normally have strong shoulder belts, zips and pockets to keep your power adapters, pedals, etc. so it is better to have a keyboard bag.
Keyboard Cases for digital & electric keyboard piano
Electronic Piano Keyboard Dust Covers
This is what drives your Instrument. Normally, your keyboard requires a 9v or 12V DC
which is provided by the power adapter/transformer.
Though a higher voltage adapter may seem to work with a lower voltage instrument, it is better to use the exact voltage adapter mentioned in your keyboard manual. This will ensure a longer life for your instrument.
Electric Piano Keyboard Power Adapters
Pedals are used to add various effects such as sustaining, changing the volume etc. with your feet while your hands are busy playing the notes.
A beginner keyboard player may not need these pedals and for piano buyers the pedals come attached to the instrument by default.
Sustain Pedal for your piano keyboard
Piano Keyboards Expression Pedals
This is one good thing about playing keyboards or Digital Pianos; the ability to connect headphones.
You can practice anytime according to your convenience without disturbing others. This is very handy if you have a full time job as you will, in most probability, be practicing at night.
Digital Piano & Keyboard Headphones
Need more power for your keyboards? Then you need to go in for Keyboard Amplifiers.
Stage players, playing for an audience will need this accessory. For home use, your keyboards built-in speakers will suffice.
Keyboard Amplifier and Speakers
Are you not comfortable sitting on a chair? Get yourself a keyboard bench!
These are comfortable to sit on and can be adjusted for height. You also get benches which are wide enough for two players, so you can jam with your friend.
Keyboard piano organ - Adjustable keyboard bench
Piano Bench - Find Adjustable Benches
Adjustable piano stools
Metronome & Others
All the keyboards and Digital Pianos have a built-in metronome so you will not need a metronome but if you have an acoustic piano then it will not have the built-in metronome so you will need one.
Expansion Boards for your digital piano keyboard
Instruction / User Manuals
Yamaha Keyboard Manuals for yamaha piano keyboard
Casio Keyboard Manuals for casio keyboard piano
Roland Instruction Manuals for roland piano keyboard
Korg Instruction Manuals for korg piano keyboard
Technics user manuals for digital piano & keyboards
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