This excellent keyboard gives you several music styles, sounds and more keys that lets you play a variety of songs. The keys also offer different levels of resistance, which makes it suitable for learning piano as well. The dedicated portable grand button instantly puts the keyboard in the grand piano voice, ready for practicing the piano.
This is also made for learning the piano, thanks to the Yamaha Education Suite. You get keyboard lessons for each hand, and also include a chord dictionary. The lesson grading system also grades how well you’re playing. So this feature is nice if you want to learn few things on your own.
The built-in sequencer is also quite advanced as it lets you record up to 6 tracks. You can easily connect your keyboard to the computer via USB and also download more styles and songs if you wish.
Additional features such as pitch bend wheel, dual/split, and availability of effects such as reverb, chorus and EQ effects, makes it suitable for performance as well.
The Yamaha DGX-230 76-Key Keyboard is an excellent inexpensive instrument, that can be used for learning to play the piano...or it can serve as your second keyboard – a portable option.
For a price of around $200, the sound and key action are good. Not a professional keyboard though, but you can definitely use it for providing chords and some embellishments if you play for some local bands.
Yamaha DGX230 is the best option for beginners, definitely not any toy keyboard.
Note: There is no difference between the DGX-230 and the YPG-235.