Submitted January 31, 2016 by Tom E in Durham, NC
"EZ220 is an OK beginner's keyboard"
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I bought the EZ-220 keyboard because of listen and learn feature: When you select one of 100 pre-loaded songs to play, the keyboard keys light up in the song's note order. When the keyboard is in the "Waiting" mode, the lit key waits for you to play it. Then the light moves on to the next note.
The second great feature is the EZ220 links to an Apple Ipad and the Page Turner app which follows along with the song, providing sheet music for the Listen & Learn play list. I'm hoping new apps come along that expand on this.
I have one issue with the Listen & Learn mode: When you select one of those 100 songs to play, you automatically get a loud background accompaniment: horns, drums, harps, etc. I find it distracting when first learning to play a song. I found out this background cannot be turned off.
When I am learning to play a song, I just want to hear - and concentrate on - the notes I'm playing. I don't want to hear horns, drums, and harps also.
So overall, for the price the EZ220 is a great learning keyboard. Compared to my Privia PX-360M the piano sound is not nearly as rich or realistic nor as good a keyboard, but I'm experimenting with the MIDI interface to the PC to see if I can use the PX-360M with MIDI in/out as a synthesizer. The EZ220 does not have MIDI in. It would be wonderful if they develop an Apple Ipad app to provide MIDI IN control.
I've picked up guitar & piano off & on over the last 50 years
Soft & classical rock
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