All arranger keyboards will have auto-
This feature enables a novice player to sound like a full band.
When the feature is activated, the keyboard will be split at a designated point (which can be altered) and when playing chords in the lower section, the auto-
As you change chords, the backing will automatically follow. Then you only need to play the melody with your right hand.
To use this feature, ideally you will need to understand chords and inversions, but in most cases there are features for beginners whereby you only need one or two fingers for these.
In most cases there will be:
The quality of the styles varies between instruments, but at the high end they are quite stunning. This feature can allow a good player to make truly professional performances solo.
There are thousands of styles available (downloadable) for all genres of music and it can take hours (months) to wade through them. On the advanced keyboards, you can even create your own styles, but this involves a fair learning curve.
Yamaha, Korg, Casio and Roland all produce keyboards with this feature. I’m inclined to say that the Korg’s are the best, but I’m sure others would disagree with me.
This feature can be used live or incorporated into recordings where plenty of manipulation is possible -
But if you are serious about learning to play properly, I would advise learning to play the conventional way first with both hands as described in my tuition books, then use auto-