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Guy Hacks Together A Piano From Chopsticks And Other Instruments And It Sounds Great

Video: You don’t need a million dollar Steinway piano to put on a captivating musical performance. You don’t even need a real piano, as Sami Elu proves, by hacking together recycled instruments, materials you’d find at a hardware store and a bunch of unused chopsticks.

Watch Stick Figures Dance Across An Interactive Piano Like They're Playing It

Learning to play any instrument isn’t just about correctly following every last note on a sheet of music. Being expressive, and imaginative, is just as important to learn. That’s what led MIT’s Xiao Xiao and Hiroshi Ishii to develop Andante, which adds lively animated figures to a self-playing piano.

A Pianist Recreates Popular Ringtones, And The Results Are Actually Really Fun

Video: Musician Tony Ann recreated popular ringtones — like the iPhone’s Marimba and T-Mobile’s jingle — with a piano. Though hearing other people’s ringtones in real life is totally annoying, listening to their piano arrangements is quite nice (in a “hey, I know this tune but can’t quite figure out why I know it” sort of way).

After 300 Years Of Evolution, Has The Piano Reached Acoustic Perfection?

The modern piano evolved rapidly in the first 150 years after its invention, but it is now so good acoustically that it probably won’t change much more in the future.

The Insane Skills Of A Concert Pianist In A Cool POV Video

Video: A video of guy playing piano could sound like a boring thing to watch, but if that guy is the skilful and amazingly talented concert pianist Jason Pelsey it can be as extreme as any insane wingsuit clip we shared here. Check it out.

The Evolution Of Batman Music Epically Recreated With A Piano And Cello

The Piano Guys made this epic video that traces the 50-year history of music in Batman using a piano and a cello. Oh and of course three different Batmobiles. What’s awesome is how much each era they go through musically looks like the Batman movie of its time.

When Otters Play Piano They Compose Horror Movie Scores

Well isn’t this just adorable? Asian small-clawed otters got their hands on a keyboard at the National Zoo and started pounding away at the keys to make music that actually sounds like a Hitchcock movie soundtrack by Bernard Herrmann.

This Piano Projector Makes Playing Keyboards As Easy As Rock Band

Learning to play a new instrument is an exciting endeavour, until you get caught up in the hours of mind-numbing practice required to get proficient. But if learning the piano is up next on your bucket list, you’ll be desperate to get your hands on this clever projection system that makes learning the ivories easier — and dare we say: fun.

Can A Piano Still Be Classy When It's Got Squishy Tube Keys?

The piano is a pretty old instrument. And sure we have electric variations, which added the option mess with the sound, but the key interface has remained pretty standard. Roli is trying to shake that up with the Seaboard Grand, a new, futuristic-style instrument that puts pitch tweaking at your fingertips.

Under Construction

This is The Shard, a skyscraper currently under construction next to the London Bridge, as photographed by Rob Telford. It goes to show that with the right perspective, even an incomplete building can be a thing of beauty.

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