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#2197053 - 12/13/13 01:28 PM Magical Piano
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http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/magical-piano-amuses-and-annoys-chicagoans-214933754.html

I loved the little girl who played and seemed totally unaware that the piano playing with her was unusual.

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#2197086 - 12/13/13 02:28 PM Re: Magical Piano [Re: MaggieGirl]
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Thank you for sharing Maggie. LOL!!
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#2197088 - 12/13/13 02:32 PM Re: Magical Piano [Re: MaggieGirl]
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That + Skype for teaching?

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#2197094 - 12/13/13 02:43 PM Re: Magical Piano [Re: MaggieGirl]
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Monkeys, but all students have to buy this device? Must be expensive then.
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#2197224 - 12/13/13 07:53 PM Re: Magical Piano [Re: MaggieGirl]
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That's charming!
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#2197321 - 12/14/13 02:09 AM Re: Magical Piano [Re: malkin]
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Loved watching the video.
He goofed on the Mozart though smile
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#2197431 - 12/14/13 10:50 AM Re: Magical Piano [Re: MaggieGirl]
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That was wonderful. I laughed out loud three times during it (the dancing guy, the apologetic chords after the businessman yelled at it, and Santa). Thanks for sharing!
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#2213601 - 01/12/14 07:39 PM Re: Magical Piano [Re: MaggieGirl]
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Thankyou! I had to watch it twice and then shared it on facebook. Too funny!

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#2213637 - 01/12/14 08:53 PM Re: Magical Piano [Re: bzpiano]
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Originally Posted By: ezpiano.org
Monkeys, but all students have to buy this device? Must be expensive then.


The software is about $70, is required on both ends, and you'll have to connect a MIDI capable keyboard or piano to your computer. It works well, though; they've demonstrated it at several MTNA conferences.
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#2213716 - 01/12/14 10:59 PM Re: Magical Piano [Re: MaggieGirl]
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Thanks for posting Magical Piano - loved the little girl, made Magical Piano special.

Would be fun if Magical Piano made an appearance in Penn Station, NYC. smile

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#2213787 - 01/13/14 02:49 AM Re: Magical Piano [Re: Kreisler]
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Originally Posted By: Kreisler
Originally Posted By: ezpiano.org
Monkeys, but all students have to buy this device? Must be expensive then.


The software is about $70, is required on both ends, and you'll have to connect a MIDI capable keyboard or piano to your computer. It works well, though; they've demonstrated it at several MTNA conferences.


Hah, the internet age for Piano came sooner that I thought.
For the full effect you would a piano like Yamaha Disklavier, to see the keys pressed by a magical force.

I think some time in the future, all you need would be a keyboard with realistic action and a set of great speakers, (the input and output device), everything else can be hosted on the cloud.

Just a thought, not to start a debate smile

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