Alesis HARMONY 61 Overview
The Harmony 61, 61-Key Portable Keyboard with Built-In Speakers from Alesis features 61 velocity-sensitive keys with adjustable touch response, two built-in 5W speakers, and over 300 realistic built-in sounds such as pianos, strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion, mallets, guitars, synths, and even sound effects. It can be used to record and create songs in a wide variety of genres.
The Harmony 61 has 100 built-in songs with easy-learning tools and 100 built-in accompaniment rhythms. You can layer multiple sounds together in “Layer” mode, or split two sounds across the keyboard in “Split” mode. Featuring a large LED backlit screen with a grand staff that displays the current notes being played, the keyboard also includes a complete chord dictionary. This is suitable for students learning to read sheet music, and it saves time for composers who need to quickly figure out chords.
Furthermore, Harmony 61’s lesson mode enables you to learn any of the 100 included songs. Each song is split into three graded lessons. In the first lesson, you learn the rhythm; in the second, you learn the melody; and in the third, you learn to play the melody and rhythm together. After each lesson, you are graded, and the keyboard indicates when it’s time to move on to the next lesson.
Additionally, you can play along with your favorite songs by connecting a tablet or mobile device to the keyboard’s 1/8″ auxiliary input. Three months of Skoove Premium is included with the Harmony 61 keyboard, which provides in-depth online piano courses that adapt to you and give you feedback. Finally, develop your repertoire on your own time and at your own pace with the keyboard’s catalog of music, which includes monthly updates of new music. You can also up your piano game with new music theory tips and tricks.