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    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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    I remember seeing that video a couple years ago. Wonder if the piano is still there...
     
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    Would be cool to see it in person! If it isn't underwater!
     
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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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    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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    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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    Rock music, obviously :)
     
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    That's correct! Also 'Rock'maninov. :lol:
     
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    :lol:

    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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    That piano fills me with abject terror.
     
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    You should be scared! That piano will give you the "rockin' pneumonia and the boogie woogie flu"... :mrgreen:
     
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    Lullabies, perhaps? (If you're trying to put yourself to sleep.)
     
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    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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    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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    It's a player piano-violin. You really can play ensemble music by yourself! :idea: :wink:
     
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    I'll have one. Who needs a violin partner :)
     
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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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    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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    P.S. Big Bump
     

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