Custom Xenharmonic Keyboards
Vertical Keyboards
  • © 2021 Elaine Walker 0

Vertical Keyboards

The most popular way to play a Vertical Keyboard is standing, with a guitar strap.

The left hand plays “backwards” and uses the same fingering as the right hand. You will be surprised how easy and enjoyable it is to play this way. Most pianists don’t need to retrain their left hand to much extent, as it automatically “flips”.

It’s a more intimate feeling than playing a keyboard on a stand, and more fun in a live situation.

But most importantly, the audience can see your fingers play that awesome solo, and unlike the outdated keytar, Vertical Keyboards have a full range keyboard!
Stacks Image 9
The strap is hidden so the keyboard appears to float.
Stacks Image 11
Sit and play some Bach, with the “cello spike” option.
Stacks Image 49
Play it kneeling on the floor like this...
Stacks Image 51
...or like a sitar!
Stacks Image 53
You can also just put it on a stand like a normal keyboard...
Stacks Image 68
...or if you absolutely must, play it like a keytar!

But it's better than a keytar because of the full range keyboard. And it's better than a regular full length keyboard with a strap because it's much less bulky and lightweight.
Stacks Image 55