Roli Lumi review: a portable keyboard that lights the way for first-time musicians
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Piano lessons for me as a child meant sitting down every Tuesday at a shiny black Yamaha upright, looking up at shelves laden with tributes to my piano teacherâs twin obsessions: busts of classical greats like Beethoven and Chopin, and copies of the Wisden Cricketersâ Almanack, to which he contributed every year. Iâd sit and play; heâd sit and criticize. And over the course of a torturous six-year education, my teacher, Mr Dyson, instilled in my grumpy teenage self a love of music I can never adequately thank him for. I did my grades, paid my dues, and Iâve played more or less ever since.
All this is perhaps why the Lumi keyboard â the slickest, most intriguing piece of musical hardware Iâve come across in recent years â appalls and…