Plixio 61 Key Full Size Piano
The Plixio 61 Key Full Size Electronic Music Keyboard Electric Piano with USB & MP3 Input- Portable is an excellent choice if you want to learn to play a keyboard or improve your skills. It has all the features an intermediate level player will need while not being overwhelming for the absolute beginner.
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The Plixio 61 Key Full Size Piano combines the advantages of a single set of keys with some of the options of bigger more expensive digital pianos. While a traditional piano has 88 keys, the Plixio’s 61 keys are more than enough to stretch the fingers of the novice. You don’t get the full musical range of, say a baby grand piano, but realistically you are not going to need it.
First off, as the name suggest, the Plixio’s keys are full size. This makes learning keyboard fingering a bit easier. Until your hand acquires the necessary muscle memory, your digits are better off trying to find large sized keys. The keys themselves have about the right firmness while still being very responsive. Importantly the notes they play are in tune. The Plixio’s 61 keys should also be enough to challenge the intermediate level player.
The Plixio 61 Key Full Size Piano has a lesson mode ranging from beginner up to more advanced levels. The lesson mode has a ’beginner’s keyboard’’ to help you understand rhythm and practice different chord combinations. While you can never replace the benefits of a human piano teacher, the lesson mode offers enough scope to get you started and gradually increase your playing ability.
The Plixio has a built-in stand on the top of the piano for sheet music. This prevents any neck strain from craning to read music and promotes the best way to sit at a piano. The Plixio 61 key Full Size Piano has a transpose mechanism operated by a lever that can alter the keyboard position to suit most players.
As your keyboard playing progresses, the Plixio 61 Key Full Size Piano has plenty of options to keep pace. It comes pre-programmed with 100 rhythms, forty tones, different beats and eight percussion sounds along with a range of other sound effects. Some of the instruments the Plixio reproduces include harp, guitar, violin, trumpet, tuba, saxophone and flute.
The Plixio can also play sixty accompanying demo songs.
There is a USB port that makes the Plixio 61 Key Full Size Piano[/easyazon_link] flexible enough to accommodate any style of music. Just plug in an M3 player or another device to accompany your playing. There is also the option to programme and record music on the Plixio.
The Plixio 61 Key Full Size Piano package comes with a microphone, a particularly useful feature if you are playing with other live instruments. You can review your music and identify the areas where you need to improve. The Plixio does not have the option of plugging in an amp, but there are two built-in speakers. These offer good quality sound and are plenty loud enough for the average sized living space.
The Plixio 61 Key Full Size Piano Plixio 61 Key Full Size Electronic Music Keyboard Electric Piano with USB & MP3 Input- Portable can be plugged either into a wall mains socket or run off six AA batteries. For optimum performance, the makers suggest using both. However, the Plixion works fine using just the mains. The battery option does give you the flexibility to play anywhere.
Although the Plixio looks and feels sturdy, it is light enough to be carried comfortably from room to room by one person. If you are planning to move it further afield, it fits into car although you might need an extra pair of hands to manoeuvre it about safely.
Key features of the Plixio 61 Key Full Size Piano
- 61 keys
- USB port
- 100 rhythms
- 60 demo songs
- 40 tones
- Assorted sound effects
- Recording and programming
- Lesson Mode
- One-year limited warranty
- Power cord included
- Easy to use keys
- Flexible range of music
- Similar keyboards cheaper
- No stand
While not a household name, Plixio has produced a quality instrument in it’s 61 Key Full Size Piano. It has enough features to suit both the beginner and a more advanced player. The Plixio has plenty of effects to let you experiment while remaining capable of an authentic, traditional piano sound. It is portable and robust. At $59.99 it’s a little pricier than some comparable keyboards. However, if you’ve always wanted to learn to play the piano, the Plixio 61 Key Full Size Piano is one of the best and most fun introductory/intermediate instruments on the market.