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    Double-Keyboard Piano

    What do peeps think of this?

    Edit: Link wouldn't work.

    I want one!

    There's a video that one can watch, but I had some trouble with it.

    I bet our organist friends here who are used to more than one kb find this completely boring... (just kidding )
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    ''Music, I feel, should be emotional first and intellectual second.'' - Maurice Ravel
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    Hey, that is so cool ... and realizing the advantages to the added keyboard in obtaining the higher notes without having to have hand like Cesar Franck . Fascinating video ... nice to see this in use by a pianist.

    Quite the opposite feeling for me, Rojo - I equally love the piano about as much as the organ ... I do have a piano at home - I've got 24/7 access to my church organ, so the best of both worlds.

    Check this site if you want to see some other Strange & Unusual Pianos . A different versions of double keyboard, the longest piano, double ended grand, and others.

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    Say, those are neat. Especially the Janko keyboard. Imagine if it had caught on....
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    Yah, they are neat ... I like the double-ended grand the best -

    I suppose the Janko keyboard would be easy to navigate once one learned where the keys are placed. Wondering it this layout has any logical continuity - or how he came about this particular key order. (?)
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    Wow, great video, rojo - how interesting that one can use the ORIGINAL finger technique by Bach , and the result sounds still like a modern piano and not like a clavicembalo. And one doesn't have to fight with that crossing- hands patches anymore playing the Variations.
    Great , and the collections of that odd pianos is also interesting - I guess the Janko keyboard would require a totally different technique - like learning a new instrument, which has nothing to do with the traditional piano. BUT THEY HAVE THE SIMILAR SOUND - I guess it was a deciding mistake of the promoters. Maybe they should have tried to sell this idea not as a piano with an unusual keyboard, but as a kind of a compelely new instrument sounding not exactly as a piano as well - then it could get a chance to survive in this competition...

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    Well, if I understand correctly, the placement of the keys was so that one didn't need to have a different hand position for each chord. They all use the same hand position and fingering, the distances between the notes being the same. Also I think one doesn't have to stretch as far as with the conventional piano kb. I think I might have liked it!
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    Steinway Double Keyboard Piano...

    Hi Folks,

    Below is the result of a very random search:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/15/ar...ic/15barr.html

    Cheers,

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    Oohhh! I want one ... does it come in an upright?
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    Hi Krummhorn,

    I believe it has been made in an upright version also. Furthermore, certain piano makers have made quarter tone pianos. Ivan Wyschnegradsky composed for the quarter tone piano which has two keyboards. Below is a link for the piano and the composer who used it:

    http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...3Doff%26sa%3DG

    Cheers,

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    I once went to a piano concert where there was a two-keyboard grand piano, but there was one keyboard at each end.

    It was the only time I've ever seen a piano like it - has anyone else ever come across one? A quick google search didn't seem to bring up anything. Perhaps it was custom made for the husband and wife duo.

    Daniel

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    interesting instrument. possibilities spring immedaitely to mind.

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    Hi Daniel Palmer,

    Below is the Grand Piano with keyboards at either end:

    http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...3Doff%26sa%3DN

    Cheers,

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    Thanks for the site Corno Dolce, it looks really interesting.

    Regards
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    Here are some additional strange pianos. Even includes a pedal piano.
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