Acoustic/Digital Hybrid Piano – The Yamaha AvantGrand N3

Imagine a digital piano sounds exactly like an acoustic grand piano. That’s what reviewers think about Yamaha’s Avantgrand N3. The selling street price is US$15,000. According to Keyboard Magazine review, the touch, the sounds, and the realism of N3 is comparable to a US$30,000 six-foot grand piano. This is without considering the extra features such…

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Top 14 Coolest Pianos

Here is a list of 14 cool and unusual pianos, compiled by
My personal favorite is the transparent piano because it will be fascinating to see the hammer and pedal actions in full clarity.

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Jamey Ray: The One-armed professional Pianist

When people are still arguing whether they are too old to start learning the piano, one-armed pianist Jamey Ray had formed his band and working on his coming album.

He proves to us that regardless of our age, gender, fingers’ length, everyone and anyone can excel in piano playing. He did it just with 5 fingers.

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Find piano to play on the street: “Play me, I’m Yours”

Isn’t it fun to find a piano when you are walking down the street? Just sit down and play your favorite tune. You can even sing to the people who walk by.

This is an international touring public art project called “Play me, I’m yours”, started by artist Luke Jerram. More than 30 pianos were installed at public places like public parks, busy street, and train stations.

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Lady Gaga’s Paparazzi amazing Piano Rendition

A 12-year-old school kid performed (singing on the piano) Lady Gaga’s Paparazzi. He did a great job with unique piano chops and magnificent vocal performance.

The video capture of the performance was posted by himself on youtube creating a buzz! More than 7 million views in two weeks!!

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Pleyel only make 25 pianos a year

Facing the competition of piano makers from China and Korea, the world’s oldest piano firm and the last still operating in France, Pleyel has stopped making the conventional piano. Instead, they are now focusing on innovative design. If you have never heard of Pleyel before, they used to make piano for the Polish composer Frederic Chopin.

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Piano App for Pocket PC

Finally, after a bunch of piano applications/simulators for the amazing iPhone, here is one created for Pocket PC. Since Windows Mobile has no-multi-touch, unlike iPhone, you can only play one note at a time. Source: Mobility Site You can download it here (membership required)

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Variations on Ode to Joy for a Prepared Piano

Piano is a great musical instrument. It produces beautiful sounds, if played by an elegant pianist. It can also serve as a beautiful piece of furniture display. Some performing artists made a hole on a grand piano. They walk inside it, dragging it along. They play it “inside out”… imagine the keyboards in reversed order.…

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Harp Piano hybrid – How odd is it?

This is an extraordinarily rare harp-piano by Dietz, Austria or Germany, ca 1840. I’ve seen many pianos. But I am yet to touch a real harp. If this hybrid is played like an ordinary piano, where the hammers hit the strings, it should sound like a piano, less like a harp because harp’s strings are…

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