Learn to Play Piano From Garage Band?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Fazzl, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. Fazzl macrumors 6502a

    Fazzl

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    So I got garageband '11 and saw your learning shows (piano) and was thinking of picking up a USB piano from the apple store. Do you think I could potentially follow the lessons and teach myself the basics? Are USB keyboards the same as real pianos in terms of playing, etc?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Not really. All the keys are obviously the same, but the actions are totally different. Real keyboards feel...real.
     
  3. UpDownAeroplane macrumors member

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    the last place you want to pick up a MIDI keyboard from is the apple store. go to a real music store.
     
  4. Playgear macrumors regular

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    I've been playing piano professionally for the last 10 years and teaching professionally for the last 5. Whilst the methods used in Garageband are not what I would use for a beginner myself, they would be suitable for someone who just wants to learn the basics casually/leisurely at their own pace (like it advertises).

    Agreed.

    And as miles01110 said, they don't feel the same as a real piano. Try and find one that has weighted keys. If you can afford it, look for a full size digital piano that has MIDI capabilities. But that's not necessary, a small keyboard would suffice for the basic lessons, but really try and look for weighted keys. Unweighted keys are not good for your fingers.
     

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