It's Made: Pianos -- From the Discovery/Science Channel!
Absolutely fascinating! It shows how grand pianos are made!
Girl Playing Piano with No Fingers on Right Hand -- This
girl has no fingers on her entire right hand, and yet is playing the piano
quite beautifully. What an inspiration to us all! And she has
only seen a piano for the first time three years before this!!! None of us should
have any excuses for not tackling our own challenges after seeing this!
This is both amazing and humbling!
Stairs called "The Fun Theory" -- Check out this set of
stairs in Odenplan, Stockholm, where they built in white and black piano
keys into the steps of the stairs. The stairs were beside an
escalator, inviting the pedestrians to choose the stairs -- or in
this case "tickle the ivories" with their feet -- rather than take the
escalator. See how much fun the piano makes things?!!!
5000 Fingers of Dr. T"--1950s cult movie classic about a
boy's nightmarish dream about his piano teacher, Dr. Terwilliker ("Dr. T"), and a giant 480,000-key piano for
500 little boy students (the "5000 fingers") to play simultaneously!
If you haven't seen the movie, watch the DVD sometime!
- Nora the Piano Playing Cat -- Nora is the
cat that belongs to a piano teacher. Nora loves to play the piano
and frequently gets up on the piano and plays it all by herself.
Take a look at Nora in these videos!
Practice Makes Purr-fect
Video -- Nora the Piano Playing Cat in her first You Tube video.
This is where it all got started!
Catcerto -- View
the full performance of the first concerto written just for Nora, the
Piano Playing cat, by the composer and conductor, Mindaugas Piecaitis.
Schmidt's "Keyboard Cat"! -- Another internet sensation, here's
"Keyboard Cat." Unlike Nora (see above), this cat does NOT play the piano on
Grand Piano Scene from 1967 Movie "Torture Garden" --
Do you like horror movies? This is the only horror movie I know of
that has a GRAND PIANO in a STARRING ROLE!!! The piano is jealous
over its concert pianist owner's new female love. The jealous piano
takes things into its own hands, or should I say "keys," and literally
goes after her, pushing her out the window to her death! The video
is from the 1967 movie, "Torture Garden." Take a look at the first 1
minute 30 seconds of this You-Tube clip to catch the scene!
& Joo's "A Little NIGHTMARE Music"--This musical comedy duo, made up
of Aleksey Igudesman on violin and Richard Hyung-ki Joo on piano, is all
the rave! Each is a supreme concert artist in his own
right, but they have teamed up to make a delightful new comedy act that is
superb and extremely funny! Since the success, both critically and
publicly, of the 2004 world premiere of “A Little Nightmare Music” at one
of the most prestigious venues in the world, Vienna’s Musikverein,
Igudesman & Joo have been delighting audiences all around the world in
theatres, concert halls, and international festivals. They now have
a DVD which you will want to order at their website link above. Below are
some of Igudesman & Joo's videos:
Synchronization -- In case ONE metronome isn't enough for you when
practicing, here are FIVE metronomes being amazingly synchronized to tick together
at the SAME TIME!!!