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 Post subject: Re: Unusual pianos
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:57 am 
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pianolady wrote:
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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RSPIll wrote:
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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
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:18 pm 
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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
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That piano fills me with abject terror.


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