Feb 24

You Make That Piano Talk

You Make That Piano Talk


It’s been said to me at the end of a gig, when an audience member realises I’m English, he or she will sometimes say (often in a northern accent but others do apply-I’m northern so I’m using the accent) “By ‘eck lad, you can make that piana talk”

It’s a lovely compliment, and I get where it’s true meaning is coming from.  This scientist has a different idea of what a talking piano is.   I came across this video yesterday.  What’s basically happening is they have analysed the tone part of a spoken voice recording and made a machine that sits on the piano keys and “plays” the tonal information on the keys.  The result is the piano speaks.  It’s not perfect, but there are definitely words coming out of the piano.


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