Yamaha Keyboard Reviews - Recommended Models
Yamaha Keyboard Reviews to help you choose the right instrument.
Here are some of the popular models that most beginners and professionals are likely to own.
Yamaha EZ-200 61-Key Lighted KeyboardAvailable for around 160 dollars, a good beginner keyboard with 61 Full Size Touch Sensitive Keys. The built-in songs can be learnt easily using the lighted keys mode. Addition features include 32 Notes of Polyphony, 367 high-quality tones, and good sound quality. Ideal for beginners who want to learn to play keyboards.
Yamaha Piaggero NP11 61-Key Compact KeyboardDon’t want any of those hundreds of voices and styles? This is a good option in that case, if you just want 61 keys for piano practicing. Again, you don’t get real weighted keys but these are good for practicing. You get Easy access panel with dedicated buttons for each Voice (10 voices). 32-note polyphony is sufficient for any pianist to play and sustain notes naturally.
Yamaha YPG-235 76-Key Portable Grand Piano Keyboard
One of the most value-for-money keyboards around, you get 76 piano-style keys with graded soft touch action, which is not really weighted but good for playing most piano songs. Additional features include Backlit LCD, panel lights, pitch bend wheel, 6-track sequencer, USB & Flash ROM to download new Songs and Styles for playing. Unbelievable functions packed in this keyboard for this price.
Yamaha Piaggero NP31 76-Key Portable Keyboard
This is similar to the NP11 that we talked above, but this one comes with 76 keys so you can play a larger variety of songs. This does not come with the several built-in styles and voices, but has just electric piano, organ, harpsichord, strings and the vibraphone sounds.
Yamaha P95B Digital Piano
This is the perfect 88-note, GHS (Graded Hammer Standard) weighted-action keyboard that any serious pianist would need. You get authentic keys and an excellent piano sound. Additional features include 64-note polyphony, 10 Voices including Grand Piano, EP, Jazz Organ, Choir and Strings (no built-in styles) and around 50 built-in piano songs. Perfect for serious piano students or experienced pianists.
More on these Recommended Models
Though there are several good quality keyboards that come from the Yamaha brand, here are some of their best sellers depending upon your skills and requirements.
If you are looking for a beginner portable keyboard, then you can opt for the yamaha ez-200 lighted keyboard, or if lighted keyboards is not something that you fancy, go in for the versatile yamaha psr-e423 that comes with some pro features.
If you are looking for an advanced arranger, sort of an entry level arranger workstation, then you may consider the more expensive yamaha psr s550 keyboard
If you are looking for an arranger type keyboard with more than 61 keys then a fantastic value-for-money is the 76 key yamaha-ypg235 keyboard. Their top of the line 88 key piano keyboard in this category is the yamaha dgx640, which is a good alternative to an expensive digital piano.
If you are looking for a synthesizer keyboard, then a good entry level synth is the yamaha mm6. Another excellent option, if you are looking for piano like keys but don’t want a built-in sequencer, is the 76 key yamaha s70 xs synth. If you are looking for the best, then there is nothing to beat the yamaha motif which is their flagship synthesizer workstation.
Why Yamaha Keyboard Pianos?
Ask any budding musician or a professional who has been playing for years, and Yamaha would definitely be one of the names that would be considered when it comes to buying music gear. They have never really been associated with low cost stuff; their gear re never among the cheapest but then over the years, using their expertise Yamaha has managed to create an impressive range of keyboard instruments.
There are many reasons why Yamaha's keyboards have been so popular among beginners and accomplished musicians. Their brand value, range of keyboard instruments, excellent sound, sturdiness, unique features
which its electronic keyboards have to offer, all these play a major role towards its popularity.
Experienced musicians will also vouch for their acoustic instrument sounds. Yamaha has some of the best orchestral sounds on their keyboards so musicians who use more of the standard bread butter sounds or do a lot of classical based music will love the Yamaha keyboards and pianos.
If you go through some of the Yamaha keyboard reviews, you will also find that Yamaha is always in the forefront when introducing new features & technologies, which helps it to maintain its popularity and also to make some of the best keyboards and pianos.
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