Introducing Roland GO:PIANO88 – ideal keyboard for learning
The new Roland GO:PIANO88 is the ideal learning instrument for beginners, with full 88 keys and included tuition features.
The new Roland GO:PIANO88 incorporates Bluetooth connectivity for Smartphones, allowing you to stream audio and MIDI alongside nifty tuition features powered by an app. The keyboard features 88 full-size keys, allowing for range that more demanding classical pieces may demand. The Roland GO:PIANO88 is super lightweight and portable, weighing in at only 7.5kgs. This makes it ideal for learners and seasoned professionals looking for a lightweight backup or travel keyboard.
The Roland GO:PIANO88 features a built-in speaker and using the Bluetooth connection you can stream backtracks from your Smartphone to play along to. Like I mentioned, the Bluetooth connection doubles up as your own personal Piano tutor, allowing direct connection to apps such as Roland’s Piano Partner v2 which is an intuitive learning platform. This saves you a lot of money in tuition fees before you have overcome the basics. The Roland GO:PIANO88 also features a headphone output that mutes the internal speaker when headphones are plugged in, allowing you to hack away at the basics without bothering anyone around.
How accurate are the keys on the new Roland GO:PIANO88?
One thing to note is that the keys on the Roland GO:PIANO88 are not fully-weighted, that means they are not going to give you the exact feel of a real Piano, however the portability and features make it a great option for absolute beginners, allowing them to test the waters before investing in an expensive weighted keyboard.
The Roland GO:PIANO88 is battery powered, meaning you can take it and play anywhere. There’s an internal metronome, transpose and even a record feature. Roland are yet to announce the retail price, however judging by the price of its smaller predecessor, the Roland GO:PIANO61, it will be affordable.
For more information check out the Roland website.