Learning to play the keys just got a whole lot easier the Alesis Melody 61 MKII keyboard combines 61 piano style keys, 300 Built in sounds with layering and split modes, 300 Built in rhythms for playing along to, 40 demo songs, an easy-to-assemble stand, a bench with three adjustable height settings, headphones that automatically mute the speakers for private practice, a music rest for holding sheet music, a power adapter and even a microphone for singing along while you play. With an expansive in-demand sound pallet at your disposal - including pianos, strings, brass, Woodwinds, percussion, mallets, guitars, synths, even sound effects - The days of working with limited, boring sound banks are long gone. You can layer multiple sounds together in “Dual” mode or split two sounds across the keyboard in “split” mode. Melody 61 MKII also has 40 built-in demo songs and 300 built-in accompaniment rhythms that enable you to instantly create songs in a wide variety of genres. You can even record your own songs using the “record” mode! .