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facial piano

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A piano has 88 keys, but a pianist has only 10 digits. This limits the musical possibilities.

Solutions include using the toes as well, or engaging a companion for a duet. However since it is well known that the face contains a large number of muscle groups, I propose a prosthetic device that straps to the pianist's face.

The device is a comfortable form-fitting mask on the inside, with 88 moving levers sticking out from the other. When the pianist is seated at the piano, each lever rests on one key.

Now the pianist can play any or all keys in any combination at any time, by making strange facial gestures.

An added bonus is penguin that the hands are freed for other purposes.

pocmloc, Mar 16 2010

Gurning http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/3670504.stm
World championship [pocmloc, Mar 16 2010]

Wrong way round http://portal.acm.o...56&CFTOKEN=71217068
[Dub, Mar 16 2010]

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       ok, that's creepy... [+]   

       (huh, I was sure I'd be able to find a video of Daryl Dragon's "elbow keyboard")
FlyingToaster, Mar 16 2010
  

       + for the link!~ Awesome!   

       Not sure I'd care to hear the results of the idea, though. Extreme facial dexterity is likely limited to a select few, while most of us have more advanced musculature in our manual phalanges.
csea, Mar 16 2010
  

       Actually, the human face contains only 11 muscles (5 bilateral, and one central), not all of which are independently addressable.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 16 2010
  

       I wonder if it’s time for someone to post an “Internal Organ” idea?
Ian Tindale, Mar 16 2010
  

       yes, I think so
hippo, Mar 16 2010
  

       //Actually, the human face contains only 11 muscles// OK, so a whole-body-suit then?
pocmloc, Mar 16 2010
  

       MaxwellBuchanan, - are you including the tongue? The lips? Eyelids? Eyebrows? Jaws? Close Encounters? Star Wars? Er, where was I? Are you sure you’re not just making numbers up safe in the knowledge that nobody will contest you?
Ian Tindale, Mar 16 2010
  

       Did I say 11? Sorry - I meant 57. Primes always confuse me.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 16 2010
  
      
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