KeyboardSuitable for outdoor singing
Posted 08 June 2021 - 23:06
Posted 09 June 2021 - 08:22
Id have thought something like a Yamaha P45 or Roland FP30 digital piano might be best and maybe useful on other occasions. Full length touch sensitive keys both portable and about £500. But there will be cheaper options , Casio are quite good I think.
Posted 09 June 2021 - 11:54
This is only for 7 or 8 outdoor services so I don’t think they’ll want to spend tooo much.
Posted 11 June 2021 - 18:24
I was hoping someone would have one the church could borrow. He was talking about speakers but I really don’t think that would be necessary. It’s not going to be a large congregation.
Posted 12 June 2021 - 09:07
Yes. This isn’t my church though I do play there sometimes so I don’t want to get too involved but they just wanted advice. And I’m not the best to advise about keyboards.
Posted 12 June 2021 - 12:24
I am pretty sure you will need additional amplification - keyboards/pianos are only designed to be loud enough for a room and in the open air sound disappears very quickly, also if people are singing you need more volume.
For just a few services I would try to borrow something - even a basic keyboard would do provided it has standard size velocity sensitive keys (although not ideal if not weighted you can get away it as a temporary measure). The alternative would be to try to pick up something second hand (eBay, facebook marketplace etc.). Just had a quick look on eBay near you and there's a Casio piano and a Yamaha stage piano both currently at £200.
I am assuming you don't want organ tones - those are pretty dire on most keyboards/pianos and opens up a world of discussion and options you don't want to get into for a temporary situation.