Instrument recommendations is something often asked by parents and students to our Sutherland Shire keyboard teachers. The Casio CTK5200 is a fantastic entry-level keyboard we suggest. This article discusses the features of the CTK5200 that are important for a beginner. These are:
61 full size keys
61 keys is the minimum any beginner shopping for a keyboard should look for. With 61 keys, you can play all the songs you will encounter in the earlier stages of your learning.
Touch response makes the keyboard sound louder or softer by the amount of pressure you apply to the keys. This feature is important to make your playing more expressive.
The CTK5200 has a built in metronome to help you on your learning journey. A metronome is essential in your early stages of learning. It will ensure you are developing a good understanding of timing and rhythm.
“Step Up Lesson” is one of the great features of the CTK5200. It allows you to separate a song into small phrases. Once you are proficient with each phrase, it is easy to put the all song together. The LCD screen on the CTK5200 guides you on the keys you need to play.
A valuable chord book
In addition to the fully packed features it has to offer, the CTK5200 ships with a chord book. This will prove to be very useful for a beginner as a reference guide.
Over 600 tones
The CTK5200 has over 600 sounds for you to choose from. This keyboard has everything from strings, percussion instruments, pianos, organs, synthesizers and more! Whilst all these tones are not essential for learning to play, they will definitely make practicing more fun.
The CTK5200 is highly recommended by our Sutherland Shire keyboard teachers. Compared to earlier models, it has a highly improved sound quality. The keyboard features are very user-friendly and the playing feel of the keys is very comfortable.
In Australia, the CTK5200 retails at $399 and is worth every cent. It is a fantastic choice for a beginner without breaking the budget. This keyboard gets a 5 star rate from us at Do Re Mi Studios.
How about you? Have you tried the Casio CTK5200? If so, how have you found it? Please leave us a comment with your experience with it.