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 Post subject: Re: Unusual pianos
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:57 am 
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Maybe I have had a heat stroke, or something..........
What is PT?


"Physical Therapy" (and I'm not a doctor)

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 Post subject: Re: Unusual pianos
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:10 pm 
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Happy Friday, everybody! :D
I put this image on my Facebook page a while ago and meant to put it here too, but then forgot....
So anyway, here is another VERY UNUSUAL piano!


Dayamn! That is my kind of piano!!!! Wake, practice, sleep. Just need the coffee pot, conected to the water, and the little fridge next to my bed and I won't have to get out of bed for much of anything!!!
Scott :D 8) :lol: :idea: :wink:

Well, you might need a bathroom nearby.... :lol:
RSPIll wrote:
pianolady wrote:
Maybe I have had a heat stroke, or something..........


What is PT?


"Physical Therapy" (and I'm not a doctor)

Scott


:oops: Oh, that's it. Sheesh! See? It was a heat stoke.... :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Unusual pianos
PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:19 pm 
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Now introducing...

The SEABOARD PIANO

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/shortcu ... o-seaboard

but John Moore (the man in the picture) doesn't look totally convinced that it's anything special...

Good thing the caption alludes to the opposite ! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Unusual pianos
PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:37 am 
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hmm....what on earth have they come up with now? :roll: :roll: Definitely one for the 'unusual piano' list!
Is there a sound clip?

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 Post subject: Re: Unusual pianos
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:41 am 
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hmm....what on earth have they come up with now? Definitely one for the 'unusual piano' list!
Is there a sound clip?


Apparently it's like a roll up piano. Doesn't look like the keyboard is 3-D, just like a ipad touchscreen with diffeernt shades of gray.. but unfortunately there is only one picture so its hard to tell. I wish there was an audio sample or a video, but it looks like they are gonna leave us high and dry. :cry:

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but John Moore (the man in the picture)


Small detail missing--he's the author of the article! Don't know how I miss these things.. :oops:

The guardian: worth noting that this is a london newspaper, and with Stephen Hough being on staff at the telegraph, if anyone should be trying this piano out it should be him!

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 Post subject: Re: Unusual pianos
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 11:01 am 
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http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2011/01/florida-keys-filmmakers-say-they-placed-piano-on-miami-sandbar-/1#.UYogc7VHKSp


Not sure this belongs here under the "unusual pianos" thread. No doubt it would be more appropriate under a new thread "pianos in unusual places." This piano looks in bad shape and though I can't watch the video, I take this as some type of conceptual art (it's certainly not functional). This is not about the piano, it looks like it would be better stationed in junk yard. But perhaps a statement that music belongs everywhere, (the piano symbolizing music).

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 Post subject: Re: Unusual pianos
PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 3:11 pm 
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I remember seeing that video a couple years ago. Wonder if the piano is still there...

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 Post subject: Re: Unusual pianos
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 7:56 am 
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Would be cool to see it in person! If it isn't underwater!

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 Post subject: Re: Unusual pianos
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 3:25 am 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8n-bEy9ISpM

a demonstration of a Seaboard Piano. Seems to incorporate the pitch bend function on synthesizers, with each key reacting to moving the fingers to vibrato and holding them still gives a regular tone. Not sure what instrument is being featured in this video. I wish I could say it was a piano :lol: something like a jazz guitar and synth sound.

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 Post subject: Re: Unusual pianos
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 3:34 pm 
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pianoman342 wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8n-bEy9ISpM

a demonstration of a Seaboard Piano. Seems to incorporate the pitch bend function on synthesizers, with each key reacting to moving the fingers to vibrato and holding them still gives a regular tone. Not sure what instrument is being featured in this video. I wish I could say it was a piano :lol: something like a jazz guitar and synth sound.


That's pretty neat! It would be fun to play some classical piece with a lot of chords and then you can add vibrato on some inner notes, or outer notes. Really like singing on the piano. Chopin would have liked that... :)

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 Post subject: Re: Unusual pianos
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This is different - a rocking piano! What kind of music should you play on it? I have a couple ideas, but I'll see if anyone else comes up with the same ones.... :?:


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 Post subject: Re: Unusual pianos
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:48 pm 
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Rock music, obviously :)

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 Post subject: Re: Unusual pianos
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techneut wrote:
Rock music, obviously :)


That's correct! Also 'Rock'maninov. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Unusual pianos
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:21 pm 
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Rock music, obviously


:lol:

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That's correct! Also 'Rock'maninov.


LOL!

I would also add, Boogie-woogie. But you'd need to do a fast rocking motion to sync the rhythm with the rocking 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Unusual pianos
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:03 am 
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That piano fills me with abject terror.


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 Post subject: Re: Unusual pianos
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:15 pm 
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hreichgott wrote:
That piano fills me with abject terror.


You should be scared! That piano will give you the "rockin' pneumonia and the boogie woogie flu"... :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Unusual pianos
PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:56 pm 
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Lullabies, perhaps? (If you're trying to put yourself to sleep.)

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 Post subject: Re: Unusual pianos
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StuKautsch wrote:
Lullabies, perhaps? (If you're trying to put yourself to sleep.)


Rock-a-bye baby, in the treetop
When the wind blows, the cradle will rock
When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall
And down will come baby, cradle and all

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 Post subject: Re: Unusual pianos
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:23 pm 
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Wasn't sure whether to post this here, or in the 'dream piano' thread....

I've been seeing this piano all over Facebook lately. It's unusual but also a little bit of a dream piano for me because then I could play piano while smelling all the lovely fragrance. Maybe pieces like Daisies, Lilacs, hmmmm what else...? But then after a few days the flowers would wilt, turn brown, sometimes a little slimy too. Then what would you play?


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 Post subject: Re: Unusual pianos
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It's a player piano-violin. You really can play ensemble music by yourself! :idea: :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Unusual pianos
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I'll have one. Who needs a violin partner :)

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 Post subject: Re: Unusual pianos
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:42 pm 
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I'll have one. Who needs a violin partner :)

While I have no doubt this "instrument" would sound much better than a midi violin (or in this case a group of midi violins playing together), I don't think they could effectively do pizzicato, stops or vibrato :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Unusual pianos
PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:13 am 
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I want a Seaboard!!!

Interestingly, the idea of having some control over pitch on a keyboard is nothing new. The clavichord of Bach's time could do this quite easily. It actually had a notation, called "bebung" and was indicated by staccato dots under a slur on repeated notes. I would like to know how the keyboard feels (synth/organ or weighted piano) and how it can be amplified. I also want a Roland V piano. Besides stereo, it can be connected to 5.1 surround, which I think would take care of a lot of sound issues with digital pianos since acoustic pianos radiate sound to fill the sound space while digital sound comes from one or 2 directional sources. I've done a lot of experiments with my speakers trying to get a more natural sound. I've faced them towards a wall (I haven't tried in a corner yet which I may do soon), I've faced them up, I've faced them down. One of these days I'll figure it out.

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