For those enamored with the world of music, having at least one musical instrument around the house is a necessity. This goes double for keyboard enthusiasts. Whether you’re somebody with professional aspirations, a hobbyist in a band, or just somebody that likes to play around, making your own music can be a huge part of your everyday life. One of the best ways casual musicians can unleash their creativity is through the electronic keyboard. If you’re a beginner, it’s a fairly easy skill to pick up, and the keyboard itself is relatively inexpensive. The only (semi) daunting task is choosing a novice-friendly version of the instrument. Lucky for you, there are some great options on the web.

Best Electronic Keyboard Set

If you’re looking for a standard, easy-to-use electronic keyboard, look no further than the RockJam 61-Key Electronic Keyboard Piano SuperKit. With 100 different keyboard sounds and rhythms, in addition to 50 demo songs, it’s the perfect keyboard for those just starting out. It also features an LCD screen with record and playback functionality, so you can listen to your own music after recording. It comes complete with headphones, stool, a stand, power supply, and access to a couple of learning tutorials so you can get down to business immediately.

Best Portable Electronic Keyboard

For those in need of something compact and portable to keep up an on-the-go lifestyle, this 61-Key Digital Electric Piano Keyboard & Sheet Music Stand from Plixio is the way to go. This has everything you want in a beginner’s keyboard, including 100 rhythms, 60 demo songs, 40 tones, and eight different percussions. However, what separates it from other digital keyboards is the fact that it’s more travel-friendly — it is highly compact, and comes with a dual power supply for on-the-go-play. It also comes with a music note sheet, music stand, and auxiliary cable, making it a solid option for any new keyboard enthusiasts with a hectic lifestyle.

Best Electronic Keyboard for Piano Players

Aspiring piano players, rejoice. If you’re more interested in playing the actual piano but are hesitant to spend the dough on a classic (and very cumbersome) piano, you should consider this 88-Key Beginner Digital Piano from Alesis. This Amazon-exclusive item is basically a piano in the construct of a keyboard, making it perhaps the most versatile keyboard on this list. It can be adapted to five different sounds — classic acoustic piano, electric piano, organ, synth, and bass, and contains a bunch of cool features like universal responsive feel on the keys, USB compatibility, and built-in 20W speakers. It even has a cool educational feature that can help you skip the whole “piano teacher” phase. If there is one caveat, however, it’s that neither the pedal or a stand is not included, so you’re going to have to make a separate purchase for those items. But considering the relatively inexpensive price of the product, especially in the context of pianos, it’s certainly not much of a hindrance. 

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