Okay, this is gonna sound really insane. I was at radioshack today (again :help scrounging for parts. They had a big monster keyboard set up in th corner. fter a few minutes of pressing the keys and fooling with the 900 some odd buttons it had, I actually played a rather decient tune. It was half-done and sloppy, but not bad for a total beginner. Its easier to visualize and "see" the sounds through the keys than it is on a guitar. The bad news is that I have to trade my guitar in. All it has ever done is sit in the corner. I have never had the patience to try and learn to play it in the past 5 years.