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Offline adodd81802

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Redesign of the Piano
« on: September 25, 2015, 01:08:12 PM »
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Re: Redesign of the Piano
«Reply #1 on: September 25, 2015, 01:39:50 PM »

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Re: Redesign of the Piano
«Reply #2 on: September 25, 2015, 01:49:47 PM »
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Re: Redesign of the Piano
«Reply #3 on: September 25, 2015, 08:20:25 PM »
Thanks for posting this. Two other new piano designs that might interest you:

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The first clip features a performance of the Fourth Chopin Ballade on a piano designed by Peugeot for Playel.

The second is of Lucas Debargue playing a more conventional-looking piano by Stephen Paulello, a company new to me (perhaps French, as is Pleyel, of course).

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Re: Redesign of the Piano
«Reply #4 on: September 28, 2015, 02:16:28 PM »
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Re: Redesign of the Piano
«Reply #5 on: October 08, 2015, 02:18:50 AM »
Why not? is my response to the first instrument.  I mean, in my opinion, it is ugly, but honestly I don't care if an instrument is ugly if it feels and sounds heavenly, and this is something I cannot judge from the online presentation. I'd love to play it and see/hear/feel what it's really all about.

As for the second instrument... it seems that the look of it is simply an aesthetic of looking "modern" and is essentially functionless as it is a digital instrument.  I dont' care for it, and can't imagine any digital replica that is not... well... a replica.  I'd rather have the real thing. 

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Re: Redesign of the Piano
«Reply #6 on: October 08, 2015, 04:10:46 PM »
Well, I prefere classical design of the piano myself but why not...

One think I always think about is -  is there really not better way how to make pianos than 100 years ago? Why still same shape etc, there for sure must be some way where to go for better sound, but it usually ends by some  obscure instrument it seems.
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