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Old 13th July 2018
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Which option is better for a bare-bones beginner?

I want to learn how to play different instruments and compose my own music, but right now I cannot get a full-sized keyboard so these are the options right now:

1. Amazon.com: Casio SA-46 -Key Portable Keyboard: Musical Instruments

2. Amazon.com: Akai Professional MPK Mini MKII | 25-Key Ultra-Portable USB MIDI Drum Pad & Keyboard Controller with Joystick, VIP Software Download Included: Musical Instruments

Edit: A few more options

3. Amazon.com: Yamaha YPT260 61-Key Portable Keyboard with Power Adapter (Amazon-Exclusive): Musical Instruments

4. Amazon.com: Plixio 61 Key Electric Music Keyboard Piano with USB & MP3 Input- Portable Electric Piano: Musical Instruments

5. Amazon.com: Hamzer 61-Key Digital Music Piano Keyboard - Portable Electronic Musical Instrument - with Microphone: Musical Instruments

Which one is a good idea? The drum pad interests me because I know a lot of people today use that. The only downside to the second option is the fact that my primary computer is a chromebook and my laptop would have to be wiped clean for the software that comes with it.
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Which option is better for a bare-bones beginner?
You know yourself better than any of us. Just get the one that you think would best fit you and your learning style
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I want to learn how to play different instruments
Have you thought about lessons, guitar, drums, vocals. I play guitar, bass, keys and trumpet. when i was 12 years old, i took 3 guitar lessons and then i learned the rest on my own. But those 3 lessons gave me a foundation to learn on.
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You know yourself better than any of us. Just get the one that you think would best fit you and your learning style

Have you thought about lessons, guitar, drums, vocals. I play guitar, bass, keys and trumpet. when i was 12 years old, i took 3 guitar lessons and then i learned the rest on my own. But those 3 lessons gave me a foundation to learn on.
Well I am learning vocals right now, and I plan on learning all of those eventually. That's a good method to use - get the foundation of the lessons and then figure it out yourself. I thought about taking community college courses as a more formal way for the instruments and some other things I'd like to do (like songwriting [to learn how to structure them better], reading sheet music, etc.).
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@sumthinsumthin7 what's your age and what is/are your goal(s) regarding learning all of the above? Start w/voice and master that before moving to all others. Consider money and time involved.
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@sumthinsumthin7 what's your age and what is/are your goal(s) regarding learning all of the above? Start w/voice and master that before moving to all others. Consider money and time involved.
I sent you a PM and posted something on Reddit in reply to this! Thanks for the advice. I was looking at some of those keyboards and...I might have to wait because it will take money.
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I decided on the Yamaha.
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