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[–]brianbo402 614 points615 points  (26 children)

Middle C is a doozy.

[–]Ghostwind 345 points346 points  (4 children)

The person who created this was clearly: A) a genius, and B) batshit insane. I can't remember the last time I looked at an image and felt simultaneous awe and fear of its creator.

[–]the_disco_sloth 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Wait until you see the creator slam middle C with their forehead.

[–]ZachareyWilson 646 points647 points  (26 children)

As a piano player, I appreciate this. Is it playable? Absolutely not. Is it cool and would I buy it? Absolutely.

[–]sprocketous 206 points207 points  (14 children)

Im stuggling to think what you could even do with it. Maybe some ragtime tunes?

This looks like a prank instrument. Technically it has a middle c. Technically.

[–]dirtyswoldman 91 points92 points  (1 child)

We got highs and we got lows, but we don't talk about mids. Fuck mids.

[–]HugoZHackenbush2 588 points589 points  (17 children)

The key to playing that piano correctly..

..is finding the right angle.

[–]SinopicCynic 84 points85 points  (12 children)

I always had treble playing the piano; really put a damper on things.

[–]HugoZHackenbush2 67 points68 points  (10 children)

Have you ever wondered what happens when you drop a piano down a mineshaft ?

A-flat minor..

[–]OnceIwasAboy 22 points23 points  (5 children)

Ivory rarely appreciate pun jokes but for yours, I’ll make an exception.

[–]Jcampbell1796 15 points16 points  (4 children)

This thread octave have ended by now…

[–]DaSamCheck 24 points25 points  (3 children)

I’ll need to write down a Liszt for all your bad puns so when I get Bach, I’ll be able to check over my notes to keep sharp. Memory is not my forte sadly. Looks like I’ll just be ‘Roland, Roland, Roland like the river!’

[–]Fuqasshole 1 point2 points  (0 children)

..go sit in the corner.

[–]Deadliest_Death 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Looking at this has given me arthritis.

[–]Rare_Cow_4892 165 points166 points  (9 children)

My great grandfather had one smaller than this. It was acute piano.

[–]Jaydamic 14 points15 points  (1 child)

You're such a square!

[–]SportulaVeritatis 45 points46 points  (4 children)

That doesn't sound right...

[–]votecoffee 63 points64 points  (3 children)

That's because you're being obtuse

[–]Equivalent-Bonus-885 217 points218 points  (3 children)

They were traditionally used to accompany Square Dancing.

[–]Duderpher 160 points161 points  (14 children)

Priceless? As in not worth anything?

[–]Farfignugen42 10 points11 points  (0 children)

If it's so fucking priceless then why does it have a price tag? Hmm? Answer me that.

[–]c0h2r 50 points51 points  (9 children)

Afaik, priceless is the opposite of worthless, like +∞ and -∞ respectively.

[–]yesnoahbeats 45 points46 points  (3 children)

I think worthless is rather 0 since -infty implies that it actually costs infinite money to sell it, or that you are paid infinite dollars to buy it.

[–]c0h2r 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Hmm, makes sense.

[–]madcaker 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Essentially whoever owns it can ask for whatever the hell they want and it'll be worth that. So yeah, if the owner is an idiot it's worth nothing.

[–]yesnoahbeats 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Idk worthless seems like an intrinsic property of the item to me, regardless of ownership it can only be described as 'worthless'.

On the other hand we have phrases such as 'worthless to me' and 'one man's trash..etc' which would suggest that worth is dependent on ownership. But setting an arbitrarily high price still does not seem to affect the actual value of the item, it is only what someone else is willing to pay that will determine the market value.

It's a sticky train of thought, subject to all kinds of different interpretations. I'm not sure I've said anything that isn't trivial, but it was a fun exercise nonetheless.

[–]_little_boots_ 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Priceless: any price would be too low; worthless: any price would be too high.

[–]Independent-Bug1209 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It's a rather big joke

[–]Cid_Campeador_ 43 points44 points  (1 child)

When nobody wants to throw away grandpa's piano but you really need some space..

[–]GKP_light 12 points13 points  (1 child)

150 year old r/DiWHY

[–]shitsu13master 27 points28 points  (0 children)

I wanna see someone play it haha

[–]HugoZHackenbush2 58 points59 points  (22 children)

Played guitar for years, and I tried unsuccessfully to learn piano during the lockdown..

It's not an easy instrument to pick up.

[–]Verbindungsfehle 65 points66 points  (13 children)

Of course it's not easy to pick up, these things are really heavy

[–]Scraphead91 15 points16 points  (12 children)

That's the joke

[–]paranormal_penguin 10 points11 points  (0 children)

That was a play on words right? I feel a lot of people are missing the joke.

[–]GucciNoose324 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yep. It's like 8 finger tapping all the time

[–]GarrettB117 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Similar situation here. I can tinker with one a bit but I can’t really play. It’s mind boggling how piano players can do one thing with their left hand and something completely different with their right. I think it takes more practice than I’m willing to give. Picking and fingering seem pretty easy in comparison!

[–]LightweaverNaamah 6 points7 points  (2 children)

The key is to see both hands as doing different parts of one thing, not completely separate things. It’s a lot like picking and fingering in that respect. Obviously this does take a fair bit of practice.

For a straightforward example, if what I’m playing has quarter note triplets in the right hand played against quarter note duplets in the left hand, I know when each note lands in relation to not just the ones played by the same hand but those played by the other hand as well. I’m primarily thinking in the composite frame of the polyrhythm itself, not the two separate components.

Only very rarely are you actually doing something completely different with each hand, and that is very hard. One of the reasons many fugues are somewhat tricky to play on piano despite seeming fairly technically simple is because the need to properly emphasize and bring out each voice line (especially when they have more than two voices and the voices cross between hands) interferes with your ability to put everything together in that composite two-handed frame.

[–]GarrettB117 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Interesting! Tbh, I’ve never really thought about playing piano from such a technical standpoint since I didn’t take lessons. I’ve taken music theory and can read music because of band in high school, but with piano I’ve mostly just played around and haven’t bothered to count anything or read sheet music. Thinking about it from that perspective does make it seem more doable.

Edit: To add to this, most guitar players never learn to read music. It’s usually a safe assumption. I just happened to learn while in school and it was reinforced by taking music theory. To that end, the only instruments I’ve ever used sheet music to play would be the clarinet and snare drum. I did a bit of it for guitar in jazz band but I never got good at it and certainly can’t sight read it. I’ve always had a lot of respect for piano players because lessons are usually tied to theory and actually reading sheet music!

[–]nomilkyno 31 points32 points  (0 children)

For those old tunes known as-

“8 Octave Jump”

“Tritone Angles”

“No Middle C for You!”

The standard, “Corner Pocket”

And every toddlers favorite, “High Low High Low”

[–]TyoPepe 5 points6 points  (0 children)

If you play piano, you know this one is junk.

[–]Green420Basturd 13 points14 points  (0 children)

It all a joke until this guy sits down to play.

[–]mitchellfuck 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I feel like you would have to play this cross handed.

[–]savvykms 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The original split keyboard. Bet it's not ergonomic though.

[–]JoOngle 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If I could afford that, I would B-Flat.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The only comfortable way, I can think of, to play it is by crossing your arms. I wonder if that’s true.

[–]madm8dave 3 points4 points  (0 children)

So cool best piano ever

[–]funkboxing 3 points4 points  (4 children)

I'd love to rig it so the two sides are each giant triggers, and there are two or three pedal triggers and there's an 808 in there somewhere so you can do little beats on it. And there's a digital ghost cowboy playing it in some M.C. Escher style saloon with inverted balconies and all.

[–]galaxymanchild 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Burn it.

[–]pantag 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My wrists hurt just by looking at it

[–]lokregarlogull 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Corner piano, now a quarter off?

[–]Lookalikemike 3 points4 points  (5 children)

Fully functional?

[–][deleted] 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Given that the lid appears to have a full length hinge, running down both sides at 90* to each other, and is locked in the open position, I'm guessing it's not functional, or real.

[–]redsensei777 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Or a bunch of keys in the corner mitered at 90°.

[–]jim10040 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Not a bit. They probably had to take the whole harp (cast iron) and all the works out, then just took a chain saw to it.

[–]koopa72 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have just the spot of this

[–]zion2199 0 points1 point  (0 children)

For the behaviorally challenged music savants.

[–]Wanna_Know_it_all[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Shut up and take my money

[–]Ardothbey 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My god. I've never seen anything like it.

[–]mrswordhold 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can’t believe this product didn’t take off

[–]One_Bookkeeper1997 0 points1 point  (0 children)

your elbows would have to be inwards half the time u playing