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8 Things That Probably Went Through Your Head When Learning To Play The Piano

Aren’t y’all proud of playing Fur Elise by heart?
LEE, Jolene Chern Yi
03 Sep 2021, 08:34 PM
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Most typical Asian parents have forced their kids, a.k.a you, into learning a musical instrument before and it’s usually the piano.

Whether with the guide of a teacher or on your own through videos, we’re pretty sure these thoughts crossed your mind at least once.

Here are the 8 things that have gone through your head while learning the piano:

#1 “Can I play nicer songs like River Flows In You already instead of these boring classical songs?”

#2 “How do I move both hands at different paces???”

#3 “How do I decipher these ‘black taugehs’?! The look the same!”

#4 “Why do pianists and celebrities make it look so easy!“

#5 “Why my fingers so short and cannot reach the higher keys?! 😭”

#6 [When you’ve played a full piece without any mistake] “I’m ready for my solo piano concert! Who wants to listen?”

#7 “Oh no! I haven’t practiced enough. Sure kena scolding from teacher…”

#8 “My parents are gonna whack me if I fail the next exam…”

Start practising (again)!

Have you lost touch with your piano skills and could use a refresher? Your parents probably sold off that big wall piano years ago after you’ve left it to collect dust, or maybe you’re no longer living with your parents and could use a portable one.

Or, perhaps you’re a complete newbie but would like to pick up the instrument. Well, check out these cool Casio electronic keyboards that were recently launched!

#1 Make your music anytime, anywhere—CT-S1 Casiotone

Three colour CASIO keyboard white

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Three colour CASIO keyboard black

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Introductory Price: RM1,399 (NP: RM1,490)

The Casiotone CT-S1 was created based on 1st Casiotone in 1980’s concept which was “an enjoyable world of beautiful and diverse tones”. The modernised keyboard comes in black, red, and white colour options. Its minimalist and compact design fits nicely in any room.

Three colour CASIO keyboard red

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What’s so special about it?

  • Carefully selected 61 tones utilise the AiX Sound Source.
  • Touch response adds intensity and rich expressions to each note you play.
  • Horizontal Bass Reflex Speakers provide clear, crisp sounds with a powerful bass ‘punch’.
  • Surround sound mode expands your listening experience.
  • Tone Memory allows quick recall of your favourite pre-set tones, layers, and reverb.
  • Handles on keyboard allows you to grab, hold, or bring keyboard around easily.
  • Strap pins make the portable keyboard as versatile as guitars and wind instruments.
  • You have the option to run the keyboard on batteries besides the adaptor.

This portable keyboard recharges you with inspiration. You can express yourself anytime and anywhere. Feel energised and encourage to play more.

#2 For those who want to live life out loud— CT-S400 Casiotone

Young girl learning to play Casio piano on keyboard

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Introductory Price: RM1,579 (NP: RM1,680)

Flourish your creativity with this 61-key keyboard that’s jam-packed with over 600 tones, 200 rhythms, 160 songs, 48 polyphonies, and 100 arpeggiators built-in.

With all these tunes set in, you can start creating a bunch of different medleys with limitless possibilities and possibly become the next big thing in the music scene.

Casiotone portable digital keyboard

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This CASIO digital keyboard also comes with the AiX Sound Source, giving a unique acoustic system and high-res sounds. It’s a great option for new players too as you can play along with your favourite songs or have automated accompaniment.

#3 Make playing the keyboard easy and fun— LK-S450 Casiotone

Children learning on Casio LK-S450 digital piano

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Introductory Price: RM1,649 (NP: RM1,750)

The LK-S450 Casiotone is much like the CT-S400 but the super cool thing that makes this keyboard so much better for learning is the light-up keys! This super noob-friendly keyboard can easily help anyone master the keys in a jiffy.

Casiotone piano digital keyboards

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Just relax and the LK-S450 guide you along to whatever songs you’d like to learn. The keyboard will light up and all you have to do is follow it! It also comes with a step-up lesson mode where you can learn songs step-by-step.

Download Chordana Play App by CASIO to make learning simpler!

To make the most of your Casiotone keyboard, just download the Chordana Play App that’ll give you access to music scores, piano roll notations, 3-step lessons, audio mode, and more.

Woman playing Casio portable piano

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All you have to do is connect your device to the Casiotone by using the Wireless MIDI and audio adaptor WU-BT10 or a USB cable, and you can easily follow all lessons and scores seamlessly.

They have 50 songs already prepared for you to start learning but if you have specific songs you’d like, you can easily add them by importing files from your devices or computer directly to the app.

P.S, you’ll get the Wireless MIDI and audio adaptor WU-BT10 worth RM370 for FREE when you purchase a Casiotone during the introductory period!

Lastly, all of the CASIO keyboards come with 1-year warranty but if you sign up for an E-warranty as well, you’ll get an EXTRA 6 months of warranty! Also, the promo prices end 26th September.

So, hurry up and head over to CASIO’s website to purchase or for information. For more info, you can check out their Facebook page, Instagram, or YouTube channel, or write to them at enq.emi@marco-groups.com.

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