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What one? Keyboard or Piano?


That would depend on what you want to use it for. Assuming you mean a real piano, it's not portable, it can't be used with headphones for silent practice, and it will need periodic tuning and general maintenence. However, no electronic device is actually going to sound like a real piano, and no action feels the same as a real piano. Keyboards, on the other hand, can be played in different locations, have a larger variety of sounds, and are cheaper to maintain. As a pro musician, I own both. Actually a number of different keyboards, but only one piano

Jun 28, 2016 | Electric Music

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How do I fix a stuck piano key on a upright home piano


You'll likely need to try removing the keys, so you can see if something is stuck underneath it. That would be my first move.
In order to do this, follow these steps:

The front panel and the keyboard fall are designed to be easily removed for tuning purposes anyway.

To check it out....The front panel likely has a little clip either side near the top on the inside. Just undo these clips and lift the panel out. The keyboard fall should then be easy to lift out too.

There may be a long wooden rail which you need to take out also. Once inside, the keys themselves can be carefully lifted off the central spikes on which they sit.

Remember how you did this so you can get them back in again.

Since your piano is so old and worn, Often times, the wooden rail in front of the keys (just above your knees when you are playing) bows inwards a little due to age and temperature/humidity fluctuations. This then causes the little white front bit of the keys to jam against the wood and you have to physically lift the keys back up to return them.
If this is the problem you will need to take out the keys and shave some wood off the inside of this rail to allow the keys to move up and down freely again.
Or sometimes you may find you have a small object caught under a key or two. Much simpler to remove and free up your keys, if this is your problem..
Hopefully, this is all you will find wrong with your piano.
If all else fails...
I wouldn't attempt to tune your piano by yourself. I would seek out an experienced piano tuner for that.
But it is worth attempting to repair it first before you go that far.
Good luck !!

Feb 26, 2015 | Music

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My CVP-7 sounds a little off in some of the settings. Would replacing the motherboard help?


Possibly.
Depends what you mean by "off".
I know of an electric piano that sat in front of a window that leaked when it rained. Now the piano sounds like the vibrato is running at about 40 cps. It probably needs a new circuit board. But the owner doesn't notice it and he has no audience. "It sounds fine.", he tells me.
On the other hand, you may just have a lose part that physically vibrates inside somewhere when you play notes that resonate with it. It's hard to say without hearing it.

Feb 26, 2015 | Music

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When I hold in C and then press Csharp in the same octave,the C-sharp goes silent.It goes the other way around as well.They work when I tap them separately.And that problem occurs in every octave of the...


It sounds like the piano is in mono setting. One note at a time can be played. Find out how to set it at poly mode, allowing multiple notes to be played at the same time.

Jul 09, 2014 | Yamaha P-155 Electronic Piano

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Yamaha dgx 500 keyboard


Unplug and leave it unplugged for a while and then make sure the plug is nice and secure on both ends and try again

Jul 28, 2013 | Music

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G# and A# Ghost Notes!


First try looking in your transpose settings. Refer to your manual to see if any arpeggiation/unnatural chord settings were inadvertently created by you or made by another user. If you believe it is a software problem you can not solve, back up your memory bank, remove your memory card, and hard reset your keyboard. Insert your memory card and check to see if your problem still exists.
If it is a technical problem, it sounds like you may need to get it checked out by an engineer/repairman. Sometimes when a digital keboard's keys collect too much dust/debris they can trigger multiple keys that aren't being pressed. Think about it like a key getting caught on an upright piano and pulling back the hammer next to the one that was played. A digital piano works off of one or several printed circuit boards or PCBs. The printed circuits usually can not short circuit because the wires and circuits sit in fixed positions. If an alien conductive fiber or series of conductive fibers connects a conducter to another, or if there is any humidity inside your piano it may cause circuits to misfire when a circuit is connected in the area. This could explain why notes you are not playing are being activated in the area in which you are playing.

If you are in a humid area and you suspect that this may be the cause you can attempt to draw out the humidity before getting a an expensive diagnostic done. Find a box large enough to house your keyboard. [If it is on a stand take it off and] place it inside the box. Cover the keyboard with plastic wrap (so as to prevent any foreign objects from getting into the instrument) and very carefully surround the piano with white rice. Remove the plastic wrap, close the box and leave it alone for a few days. The rice draws out any moisture from the electronic components. Very carefully (again so as to avoid getting any rice inside it) remove the keyboard from the box; remove any dust from the body, face, keys, and other components. Try your keyboard now. If humidity/moisture on the PCBs was the problem it should be solved. If not it is time to take your piano for a tune-up.
Hope this helps!

Jul 12, 2013 | Yamaha Music

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Yamana DGX 630 E keys make strange sound


Perhaps the performance assistant technology is turned on.
Press the [PERFORMANCE ASSISTANT] button to turn it off.

Jan 12, 2013 | Yamaha DGX630 - Digital Piano

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Playing certain 3 or 4 notes at a time causing sound of one or more extra notes.is there a quick fix?


Have a professional tune it for you. It may be that some strings have loosened/tightened.

Sep 06, 2012 | Yamaha P95 Digital Piano

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The keys in the middle range of my Yamaha electronic piano P-200 seem to be stuck and are very difficult to play - takes a lot of strength to get any sound. Could humidity be a problem? Could piano...


Although the keys have a weighted feel, this is not because of a system involving connection t hammers as in an acoustic piano. This is done mechanically, however, which would indicate a need for cleaning. If you have an authorized Yamaha service center in you area they would need to do the cleaning.

Oct 30, 2010 | Yamaha Music

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