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This model is the first in the range to have 61 touch response keys , so adding light and shade to your playing in piano mode. The Ctk3500 boosts a massive 400 tones, pianos , strings , organs etc. There are 100 styles on board as well to accompy you in what ever style you wish to play . This keyboard also has the new Dance music mode, with a further 50 dance music patterns to play along to . The keyboard can also be linked to the Chordana play app, and using the Dance music patterns you can create some cool dance innovative tracks. The keyboard has the Step up lesson feature. Allowing you to listen and learn the 60 preset songs in the songbank. Along with the 100 styles you also have 100 1 touch settings, that when you select a style you can press a button and the keyboard sets itself up with a voice and tempo to suit the style you have picked. Again the keyboard has a headphone socket and you can also connect a sustain pedal to the back of the keyboard, again enhancing your piano playing.
Casio CTK 3500 Portable Keyboard
The Casio CTK-3500 Portable Keyboard is ideal for the student musician wanting to develop independently. The 61 key scale length is suitable for younger and junior players who don't require a full size board. The CTK-3500 is equipped with Casio's Dance Music Mode which allows you to create your own pieces with ease. This model's 400 built in tones span a range of styles and instruments to keep your learning inspired. The CTK-3500's 2 sensitivity levels of touch response have a comfortable feel that encourages students to develop their expression on the keys. This model benefits from battery power so that you can take your music anywhere.
The Dance Music mode keeps your development fun and upbeat. Featuring EDM, house and hip-hop patterns, students can begin to combine phrases to create a full band setting. This allows students to begin composing and combining sound textures in an entertaining environment. You have full control over the three phrases and four parts of your song, and can turn them on and off at the touch of a button. Your dance track can then have a choice of four effects added for more depth to your sound. The Dance Music feature is ideal for keeping young musicians engaged and inspired to learn.
The CTK-3500 benefits from compatibility with Casio's bespoke Chordana app. Chordana offers 50 built-in songs with visual guides for developing your technique. The app displays what your right and left hand should be doing throughout the entire piece, with the ability to specify a single hand. Each song can have its tempo, transposition and more changed to suit your preference. The Chordana app can also have MIDI files downloaded to it, where it will determine the chords and melody for you to play along to. This app can be downloaded to your iOS or Android smartphone and tablet. Chordana allows you to develop independently with user-friendly assistance.
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