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What is the Difference Between a Keyboard and a Piano

Tonight I performed at our local church cafe. It went well, even though I was quite unprepared.
It has been about 4 years since I played my Casio keyboard. It’s a 6 octave, a touch-sensitive keyboard with non-weighted keys. The experience was quite strange. I found phrasing really difficult, and I missed the variety of tones colours I can get on a piano. I missed the fact that I can’t bring out the voices in the music anywhere near as well as I can with a piano. Playing the pedal was like having full sustain, no half pedal is possible, resulting in blurring at times. The keys seemed really shallow rather than nice and heavy and springy. I’ll take the piano any day.

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