11 May

Top 3 Keyboards for Beginners 2020

Top 3 Keyboards for Beginners 2020

Buying a new keyboard is surely an exciting decision for many of us and especially for the beginners. But before you begin with your musical journey it is very neccessary to buy a right keyboard as a beginner. And if you have confusion regarding the instruments Piano & Keyboard, then you must definitely read our previous article – Piano vs Keyboard

In this article, we present the Top 3 Keyboards for Beginners. We have done careful analysis of all the 3 keyboards to suit your needs and match your budget.

1.Yamaha PSR-E363

The Yamaha PSR E363 is a 61-Key Touch Sensitive Portable Keyboard for beginners. It has onboard lessons that makes learning to play the piano fast and easy and is affordable in a budget under ₹15,000. It’s also packed with digital capabilities and advanced functions that enables a beginner to create various songs and sounds which makes it better from other beginner keyboards. It’s an excellent keyboard for the next generation of digital musicians as it supports dual mode which allows two users to use it at the same time. But it produces lot of knocking sounds and the function buttons are not properly placed and sized.The USB TO HOST terminal allows us to connect to your mobile or computer and record good quality audio without the need for an additional interface.

2.Yamaha PSR-E463

The Yamaha PSR E463 is an ideal budget keyboard for beginners. It can be explored for creating and playing all kinds of music. It has 61 keys with 758 sounds covering a wide range of instruments and 235 different rhythms. It provides great features in an affordable, portable package of a budget under ₹20,000 and one can surely consider it as great as a starter instrument but it is also perfect for more experienced players. Groove Creator is fully playable with Intro, Section change and Musical Climax and a Quick Sampling function that allows you to store your own customised samples on USB or in internal memory for instant usage as per your need. The keyboard lacks user-friendly compatibilitily as it takes time for one to understand all it’s features  This keyboard has powerful built-in speakers and several live-ready features along with the Live Control Knob that will allow beginners to have a helping hand to accompany them. It has the recording capability of upto 80 minutes and it also features connectivity with audio and midi capabilities.


You can also refer to Yamaha PSR-EW300 which is slightly cheaper than Yamaha PSR-E436. But it would be rather beneficial to spend a bit more and opt for PSR-E436 which comes in with a few interesting features that are not available in PSR-EW300.

3.Yamaha PSR-I500

The Yamaha PSR-I500 is an ideal portable keyboard which is perfect for playing Indian music stuff for a stage show or in a cafe or restaurant. It has the Voices of 801 instruments out of which 40 are indian instruments on board. In addition to the enormous collection of preset instruments we can also add our own sample context like vocal phases,SFX,etc. It can also vary the pitch of the sampled sound you have added to match the key played. It has powerful amplifiers with bass reflex speakers. A new feature added on the request of some Indian music producers Riyaaz function too has been added which comes with 30 taals. It also comes with a split function for 2 different sounds to be produced at the same time and also has a pitch bend wheel.

The Yamaha PSR-I500 is an upgraded form of Yamaha PSR-I455 and is also considered as  the combination of Yamaha PSR-E463 and Yamaha PSR-I455.

       Features E363 E463  I500
       Keys 61 61 61
      No.of Voices 574 758 801
      No.of Preset Styles 165 235 282
      No.of Preset Songs 154 30 60
      No.of songs (user recorded) 5 10 10
      No.of Registration Banks 9 4×8 4×8
      Internal memory 1.3mb 1.7mb 1.7m
      MIDI connectivity
Sustain Pedal
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Based on the above chart and as per your budget, you can be sure before buying any of these models. These are the top 3 Keyboards for beginners in their price ranges that provide you the best performance. Purchasing any one of them would prove to be value for money and clearly satisfy your decision.

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