I play the piano, piano accordion & saxophone but do need to have the written music in front of me. I like harmony, so what I do is record the melody playing the piano and then play back with the piano or whatever instrument using the recorder. The recorder is perfect for what I want to use it for. It is convenient and easy to use. Not knowing that it was also on sale was an added bonus. I also have a Tascam Port 03 4 track but you need to use microphones. I have always found Sam Ash employees to be so helpful and informative and always ready to answer my questions.