How many times keys get pressed in a Chopin piano piece

If you like classical music, Joey Cloud's Planogram is a fascinating tool to analyze the frequency of notes in different piano pieces. Above you can see Chopin's Etudes Op. 10. Listen to it below. » 11/07/14 9:38pm 11/07/14 9:38pm

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. » 9/25/14 10:39pm 9/25/14 10:39pm

Watching this piano burn and slowly disintegrate is beautifully sad

Having Beethoven as the soundtrack obviously adds to the feels but there's something strangely beautiful and yearningly sad about seeing this wood piano burn to ashes by two heat guns. Like it's a memento of a simpler life disappearing via the hands of cold robots. » 9/05/14 10:44pm 9/05/14 10:44pm

Piano mysteriously washes ashore under NYC's Brooklyn Bridge

A baby grand piano has mysteriously appeared under the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, right on the Manhattan side of the East River. Everyone in the city is speculating about its origin: Some people think it may be a viral marketing action, others think it may be an art project, but nobody really knows why or how it got… » 6/07/14 4:48pm 6/07/14 4:48pm

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. » 5/27/14 11:22pm 5/27/14 11:22pm

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… » 10/07/13 9:40am 10/07/13 9:40am

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. » 3/10/13 10:10am 3/10/13 10:10am

What Happens When You Leave a Piano on the Street?

Heartbreak, that's what happens. The video, made by Anthony Sherin, captures the life of a piano left on the streets of New York City. It starts out nicely, people play a few notes, others join in and then... it gets ransacked and stripped to shreds. The saddest part is when a couple comes with dollies hoping to… » 12/13/12 9:00pm 12/13/12 9:00pm

John Cage's Prepared Piano: Annoy and Educate Your Friends With…

Not everyone can be as smart as all of us geniuses who studied experimental music in college. IGNORANT WRETCHES! If this app annoys them they can either learn what they should know anyway or be forever bummed at the atonal clangs that emanate from your ring tones. » 9/17/12 6:40pm 9/17/12 6:40pm

The Whaletone Piano Does Not Eat Krill or Plankton

I may've done a few years of piano lessons as a kid, but wouldn't know the first thing about what makes for a good piano. That's why I'm going purely on my first impression with this Whaletone piano, which is making me salivate with desire. » 4/18/11 12:00pm 4/18/11 12:00pm

Use Barcodes to Play a Piano

Ignore the overwrought, coming of age type soundtrack and you'll see a rather neat idea: a musical instrument that plays music by "reading" barcodes. The Barcode Piano consists of tiles and a board. Each tile is associated with a number which triggers a certain tune. You can arrange the tiles in preset songs or any… » 2/14/11 5:00pm 2/14/11 5:00pm

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. » 1/26/11 12:20pm 1/26/11 12:20pm

This Is the Pianist's Equivalent of a Laptop Bed-Table, Right?

Little is known about this piano-bed, except it was designed for bedridden players circa 1935, and traced back to Britain. It may not have built-in fans or speakers like the bloggers' bed-table, but lazy pianists, take note! [Flickr via Neatorama] » 6/15/10 7:03am 6/15/10 7:03am

Rock Band 3 Brings Pianos Into the Equation

Attention, toy instrument connoisseurs! Make room in your pretend studio for a new addition: the piano. Yes, Rock Band 3 is bringing the ivories to the video game world. » 5/25/10 4:57pm 5/25/10 4:57pm

iPad Piano App Nota Reminds Us That Bigger Can Be Better

We loved Nota, a piano learning app, on our iPhones. But we love the iPad version far more. Just look at how much better the iPad app looks when put right next to its iPhone counterpart: » 3/26/10 5:36pm 3/26/10 5:36pm

A Beautiful Song Built Around Nokia's Classic Tone


There was a time when a Nokia phone was all I wanted. Those days are gone. This haunting piano composition, based on their hallmark ringtone, written by classicalist Marc-André Hamelin, reminds me of times when Nokia was state-of-the-art. » 1/12/10 4:16pm 1/12/10 4:16pm

Pass The Time Until The Next CES Post By Playing the Piano On YouTube

It won't be long until the next CES post, so if you are caught up, pass the time by playing virtual instruments from instrumentube and kokokaka3000. It's actually a really interesting way to use the timeline. » 1/07/10 7:00pm 1/07/10 7:00pm

These Piano Stairs Will Motivate Even The Laziest of You

I'm a stair-taker because elevators and escalators give me nightmares, but for all those lazy folks who don't have fear motivating them to take the steps, there are these piano stairs. How could you not want musical accompaniment like that? » 10/08/09 1:30am 10/08/09 1:30am

Austrians Must Make Great Interrogators Since They Can Make Even Pianos…

I have a weakness for piano players, but I don't think I can call this Austrian guy a piano player: He doesn't play them, he makes them talk. Freakin' hell, here I am barely able to play the accordion. » 10/06/09 9:40pm 10/06/09 9:40pm

Concert Hands Teaches Piano with Wrist Straps and Electrical Zaps

What looks kinda creepy actually sounds quite cool. The Concert Hands system teaches you piano (or keyboard) using a 10-finger feedback system that gently pulses when you should play, coupled with an automated wrist pilot that guides you across octaves. » 8/20/09 2:20pm 8/20/09 2:20pm