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

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 move… » 12/13/12 9:00pm 12/13/12 9:00pm

Portable Pianist Sounds Dirty, but Makes Sense with These Fingertip…

There's no definition for the word "worthless" in the Hammacher Schlemmer dictionary; these Fingertip Piano Gloves are "ingenious," a portable subway piano concerto waiting to happen. Each glove plays an entire octave in the key of C, and the final three notes in the scale are achieved by pressing down on the palm. The… » 9/21/08 7:00pm 9/21/08 7:00pm

BodyBeat Metronome Keeps Beat Silently, Forgets Musicians Need Their…

The Peterson BB-1 BodyBeat attaches to your finger/random appendage, sending tiny rhythmic pulses that you can feel on your skin. The non-aural stimulation will give you a silent way to count measures while playing the piano... and since you have to use your fingers to do that, you will have to clamp this to somewhere » 5/03/08 7:20pm 5/03/08 7:20pm

Microsoft Research's MySong Makes Musical Accompaniment For Your Singing

Before MySong from Microsoft Research, people without musical talent had to resort to consuming music and not bothering the rest of us with their amateur stylings. No longer. All you have to be able to do is sing a short tune (provided you can sing somewhat on key) and this MySong software will dynamically generate a … » 3/10/08 8:00pm 3/10/08 8:00pm