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Magnetic Piano

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The keys on the electronic piano have a coating of a magnetic material...the user will wear a glove whose tips again has a magnetic material..you want to learn how to play jingle bells lets say...you feed the data to piano..wear the gloves and place hands near the keys as usual...as per recorded data the key which you are supposed to press will get activated with its magnetic properties...and if the index finger is supposed to be used to press that key, the index finger magnet gets attracted to the key and you end up pressing it...as per the tune if you have to long press the key, the magnet properties will work for exactly that many seconds...after which the attraction is lost and your finger is free and the next piano key (whichever it is) becomes activated pulling the finger towards it...remember that there is a pairing of finger magnets and piano magnets...meaning...if a specific key is supposed to be pressed using a specific finger...they would be paired up...may be some technique like preset of 'amount' of magnetic properties...

such a technique can be used during learning...after which play the piano without gloves...

ravi kris334, Aug 05 2011

Not my idea but I get fame from it... Normzone_20Paragraph_20Breaker
[normzone, Aug 11 2011]


       Meanwhile the ‘incorrect’ notes can be wired to deliver a mild but unpleasant electric shock if touched.
pocmloc, Aug 05 2011

       Excellent idea! Only complaint here is a little bit of presentation cleanup; you'll find that presentation is a bit of a game in itself here.   

       I would put your electromagnets underneath the key laminates, and some magnetic material in the fingertips only of the gloves to prevent what my piano instructor used to call 'noodle fingers.'
RayfordSteele, Aug 05 2011

       Nice, but how do you learn chords?
sqeaketh the wheel, Aug 06 2011

       I believe that works. The pulse codes need to be orthogonal in a time-averaged sense, similar to what is used in code-division multiple access (CDMA) in some cell phones. And hackers could have fun with this - make you play the wrong song.
sqeaketh the wheel, Aug 10 2011

       [ravi kris334], re [RayfordSteele]'s comment on presentation, see the idea at the link. I like your idea (+).
normzone, Aug 11 2011

       My, thats an attractive instrument you're playing - but some of the chords are repulsive.
AusCan531, Aug 12 2011

       [such a technique can be used during learning...after which play the piano without gloves...] Or the gloves could play without you.
AusCan531, Aug 12 2011


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