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88 key Piano Keyboard for my Present

My Early Piano Experience

covered grand pianoI learnt to play on my parents baby grand. Like most young kids, I was a reluctant student. But I persevered, or should I say my mother persevered and forced me to play, until there came a point where I started to enjoy playing and the cajoling and pressurizing were no longer needed. From that point I wanted to play.

I think I crossed the threshold, where everything came together, the playing the music study and it felt like a good place to be and I just enjoyed playing and found it very relaxing.

College and the Piano or Lack of It

That all ended about seven years ago. I left home to go to college. Which I thought would be temporary for the four year duration of the course. But circumstances change and I didn’t know that I’d end up meeting my future husband. It all started out quite innocently, I wasn’t planning on anything serious. Then Tom said, “let’s see where this goes?” And we’ve been together ever since. Seven months ago we were married and now we’re renting out first apartment.

Which is a bit small but quite comfortable for us. It was on a visit to back to my parents house for a thanksgiving meal that I saw that old baby grand piano again. As the day wore on we ventured into the long room and eventually my mother started to play.

Piano Rekindled

girl at a pianoThat wonderful sound that only a piano makes cut right through me and took me back to all those wonderful times as I sat and watched that same piano. I was almost in a trance and as I was invited to play, all those feelings intensified. I was a little timid at first but soon I was immersed in that wonderful music emulating from that wonderful instrument. And I went to bed, in my old bedroom, in a state of bliss. Something had been rekindled.

The 88 Key Piano Keyboards

Back at home, Tom had spotted my passion and suggested I get an electronic keyboard, like the ones here How to choose a New Keyboard I wasn’t so sure. We didn’t have room for a large piano and then there’s the expense of getting it tuned every so often. So after a lot of research and much deliberation. I’d made my decision. And Tom made it his Christmas present to me.

And when it arrived I couldn’t wait. It’s one of the few times I’ve actually looked forward to opening my present. And what struck me immediately was it was quite small. Perfect for our apartment by the doubts set in – would be be up to it?

wavey piano keyboardFor me it had to have 88 keys and I wanted the keys to have the tactile feel of that baby grand. And the site Ticked all the right boxes.

So it it any good?. Well it is. It sounds right, it responds exactly the way I’d expect it to. I’ve set it up the way I like, I think there’s too many features which are mainly gimmicky and I don’t use them. But at least it has that flexibility built in.

One of the things I did like is the ability to control the volume. Something that’s very important living in an apartment. But even better is the ability to play through headphones. A little strange at first but I can enjoy myself even when Tom’s gone to bed early.

So my 88 key keyboard was the perfect Christmas present for me.