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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
I'm a beginning player and I purchased these to use with my shiny new (thanks Santa!) Yamaha YPT-230 keyboard, which has 61 full sized keys. I cannot read music and have no technical music knowledge so my desire was to become more familiar with what notes all those blank keys represent. To a beginner like me it can be a little daunting, and a steep learning curve. These things act like bicycle stabilisers, giving a little more confidence for the first stages and avoiding disasters that might otherwise put the learner off for good.

What you get for your money is a packet containing two sheets of stickers, enough for a full 88 key keyboard. If yours has fewer you simply leave some on the sheets. I see that another reviewer - a tuner - has said he hates stickers because they destroy piano keys. If you own something valuable or with genuine ivory keys I suggest you steer clear, but I think it likely most will get used by owners of plastic Yamahas or Casios, and for that they're just fine. Yes, they're removable: I had to remove a few myself after a mix up. I've dropped one star from my review for a couple of reasons though. Firstly I find the stickers to be about a millimeter too wide. The edges oversail the key chamfer slightly, meaning they aren't glued right to the edge so soon begin to peel away in places. Take a close look at the image above and you'll see what I mean. I strongly suggest the cutting lines be adjusted inwards slightly for future batches. Secondly I didn't understand why I was made to jump backwards and forwards between the two sheets when applying the stickers. I found that unnecessary and a bit annoying. Surely far easier for us users to make it linear, emptying one sheet then the next.

Shortcomings aside, what I like about using these stickers is that they instantly enabled me to begin to recognise patterns, and that's what it's all about. It makes it so much easier to become more familiar and relaxed with the keyboard, and to start forming chords. I've also found that I'm developing a visual memory of the notes themselves, which is going to be invaluable in translating written music into finger placement. So for me, at this stage of my progress, these are a big help. I do recognise that they ought not to be relied on forever though, and like those stabilisers back when I was five it's important they get taken off again as soon as safely possible if the skill is to be mastered beyond that of wobbly beginner.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on 23 May 2014
My daughter has just started lessons at school and these stickers are ideal. They teach by letters and notes so will help in the long run. Once my daughter had gone to the website for the placement guide, they were on in a matter of minutes. They have a slight sheen so can be wiped if they get grubby too. I would definately recommend them.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 9 May 2014
these stickers are very useful for a complete beginner like me. they only get 4 stars because the product does not come with a layout plan you have to down load it. the product could be improved by a plan or at least a slip of paper to tell you where to down load
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on 4 June 2014
i'm already ordering another one for my friend. my daughter (6yo) loved helping but some of the sticker went onto wrong keys, however, as the quality good enough, i could re-position them. great!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 31 August 2014
Very nice. Good quality, and great for the budding pianist. A little irritating if you can already play and are sharing a piano, but excellent for the beginner, and I can live with the irritation if it tempts someone else in to playing.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 27 May 2014
these piano key stickers definitely hit all the right notes, each note is bliss now i have these key stickers
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 2 September 2014
Nicely printed on glossy vinyl, posted and arrived within 2 days of order a must for a L plate keyboard player , layout guide downloaded in seconds so easy to understand.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 11 November 2014
Slightly disappointed when I received the stickers. Easy to use but printed on white rather than clear background, so don't look good on ivory coloured keys.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 4 January 2015
Really love these - I have had these on my keyboard for about 6 months now and there is no sign of the stickers peeling off at all (and I also regularly clean the keys with a cloth)! They blend in so well with the keys that they don't really look like stickers. A great product for a beginner or a learner like me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 17 August 2014
A first class product easy to apply and is a great help. Thanks for designing and putting it into production at such a reasonable price.
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