The Alesis Harmony 61 is an entry-level portable keyboard for beginners and emerging players who want to learn how to play while exploring their creativity. It features 61 full-size keys, two built-in speakers, and 300 realistic sounds including pianos, strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion, mallets, guitars, synths, drums, and even sound effects in a complete and cost-effective keyboard package that includes a stand, a bench, and headphones. It can be used to play music and songs in a wide variety of genres and even includes a microphone, so you can sing along through the speakers.
The Harmony 61 has 300 built-in auto-accompaniment rhythms in a variety of styles, along with chord accompaniment, creating a background section for your performances. You can program custom rhythm loops using the onboard drum and percussion sounds. Multiple sounds can be played together in Layer mode, or you can split two sounds across the keyboard in Split mode. There are 40 demo songs available, and these can be played back using the one-key setting, where playing a single key repeatedly plays the entire demo.
In addition to the mic input, the back panel also sports a 3.5mm headphone jack. The speakers automatically mute when you plug a pair of headphones in, for private practices and performances in shared spaces. The keyboard is powered by the included AC adapter or six AA batteries (not included).
Students will appreciate three months of Skoove Premium Online Lessons and two months of unlimited live classes from TakeLessons, both included with the Harmony 61 keyboard. These online courses provide in-depth piano classes that work with you and provide feedback to build your skills.