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#2018980 - 01/22/13 12:03 PM Kobe Bryant plays the piano!
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No audio, but I liked this photo:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/gameon/2013/01/22/nba-kobe-bryant-piano-full-coat/1854567/



Apparently, he just started playing a year ago.

Maybe it'll inspire some kids to play.



Edited by Thrill Science (01/22/13 12:38 PM)
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#2018999 - 01/22/13 12:31 PM Re: Kobe Bryant plays the piano! [Re: Thrill Science]
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Very interesting.. Do you have to have a twitter account to view the pic? I don't have one.. I tried clicking on the twitter page but it says it doesn't exist.

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#2019005 - 01/22/13 12:39 PM Re: Kobe Bryant plays the piano! [Re: Thrill Science]
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Forget the picture, I want to hear him play! smile (Didn't see a recording on the web site, just a photo.)

I already know what he looks like. smile

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#2019008 - 01/22/13 12:47 PM Re: Kobe Bryant plays the piano! [Re: Thrill Science]
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Interesting, isn't it, that such a stylish guy when it comes to clothes should adopt as his piano-playing style guru Glenn Gould? Kobe is only missing the fingerless gloves...
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#2019012 - 01/22/13 12:53 PM Re: Kobe Bryant plays the piano! [Re: Thrill Science]
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sweet. had to use my PC instead of phone to view pic.. thx!

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#2019014 - 01/22/13 12:54 PM Re: Kobe Bryant plays the piano! [Re: Thrill Science]
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i can imagine he has very good hand coordination
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#2019112 - 01/22/13 03:22 PM Re: Kobe Bryant plays the piano! [Re: Thrill Science]
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Now if he would only play some defense...

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#2019117 - 01/22/13 03:30 PM Re: Kobe Bryant plays the piano! [Re: Thrill Science]
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lol

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#2019124 - 01/22/13 03:39 PM Re: Kobe Bryant plays the piano! [Re: Thrill Science]
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The article says he plays after a frustrating game.. Must be playing a lot these days.

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#2019196 - 01/22/13 05:59 PM Re: Kobe Bryant plays the piano! [Re: Gatsbee13]
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Originally Posted By: Gatsbee13
The article says he plays after a frustrating game.. Must be playing a lot these days.


I like to play after a frustrating drive in traffic.

I wonder if Kobe played as a kid at all? His high school has a very good music program.
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#2019354 - 01/22/13 10:33 PM Re: Kobe Bryant plays the piano! [Re: Thrill Science]
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Is that a Samick?
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#2019388 - 01/22/13 11:42 PM Re: Kobe Bryant plays the piano! [Re: Plowboy]
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Registered: 09/19/09
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Originally Posted By: Plowboy
Is that a Samick?
Everything visible in the photo is consistent with Yamaha. The music desk, the music desk adjustment, the profile, the leg, the bench, felt color, plate color (allowing for light & shadow) are consistent. That's not conclusive, but it's reasonably likely.
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#2019415 - 01/23/13 12:43 AM Re: Kobe Bryant plays the piano! [Re: Thrill Science]
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I think Kobe needs a Knabe!
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#2019513 - 01/23/13 08:48 AM Re: Kobe Bryant plays the piano! [Re: Thrill Science]
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Registered: 01/14/11
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Loc: Utah, US
For what's it's worth, Kobe posted that he was playing Beethoven's "Moonlight" Sonata to help blow off steam after a frustrating game.

Must have been the 1st movement-playing the 3rd (or, in my case, trying to play it) tends to raise your frustration level.

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#2019632 - 01/23/13 12:30 PM Re: Kobe Bryant plays the piano! [Re: Pianolance]
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Originally Posted By: Pianolance
I think Kobe needs a Knabe!


Or a Kemble, or a Kawai,or a Krakauer,... smile

I also agree with Sam, as far as what I can see, it looks like a Yamaha.
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#2019635 - 01/23/13 12:32 PM Re: Kobe Bryant plays the piano! [Re: Thrill Science]
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The LA Yamaha Salespeople should call his agent and try to upgrade him to a CF-III or a Bösendorfer!
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#2138619 - 08/25/13 03:35 AM Re: Kobe Bryant plays the piano! [Re: Thrill Science]
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sorry to bump an old thread.. but just found this while surfing the net.. lots of marketing going on.. enjoy!



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