Originally posted by to the genesys:
As we all know you get the most use with an arranger 76 key keyboard and it helps the beginning player find his or her’s interest...
I'm surprised you feel the need to say "we" as if you are speaking for the whole group...the consensus on 76 notes, at least here on SZ, was about 50/50 if you had been following the poll.
Beginners should be using 88 weighted keys...ask any qualified teacher.
I get by just peachy with 61 keys...you may not be able to (or not want to) adapt to five octaves, but there are many of us who do.