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The fun of Guitar Hero combined with a real musical instrument.
The fun of Guitar Hero combined with a real musical instrument.
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Pianu: A New Way to Play Piano

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Pianu is a new way to learn your favorite song on the piano.  It runs entirely in your computer's browser, there's no software to download.   

There's two ways to play:

1.) Using your computer - the piano keys correspond to your computer keyboard.  

2.) Or better yet, plug in a real piano.

Getting Your Own Pianu Keyboard

Pianu uses new technology that allows your browser to connect and talk to MIDI devices (MIDI = Musical Instrument Digital Interface). You can plug in any MIDI keyboard and Pianu will respond interactively.

To make obtaining a MIDI keyboard as easy and affordable as possible, we've partnered with the manufacturer of this unique roll-out keyboard below: 

Pianu
Pianu

When used with Pianu, this MIDI device becomes a 5-octave piano with the touch and feel of real keys.  

We're excited to use Kickstarter to provide this Pianu keyboard for the lowest possible cost. Our goal is to make learning the piano something everyone is able to afford. 

All pledges to our Kickstarter campaign include a free month of unlimited access to every song on the site.

Speaking of...

Learn to Play Your Favorite Songs

The fastest way to learn an instrument is by starting with a song you know and love.  We want you to be able to play your favorite songs on the piano.

A pledge of $25 allows us to cover the cost of commercial licensing as well as the time needed to program your song into the site.   

If you have questions about your song request, or would like a specific arrangement made, please get in touch here on Kickstarter, or on our facebook or twitter!  We're happy to accommodate any and all requests.

When Can I Expect My Pianu Keyboard?

The keyboards are ready to be shipped from the manufacturer. We'll start processing orders the moment our campaign funds become available, in the order they are received. You can expect your keyboard to arrive starting late February.  

*Update*  

Due to the large volume of orders (thank you!) it's going to push back the arrival date approximate 2 to 4 weeks.

When Can I Expect My Song Request?

Song requests will be added to the site in the order that they are received, and in most cases take 2 business days to create. Exceptions might include classical pieces of greater length, or little known songs that aren't easily available to find online. 

We'll be in touch with any questions!

Why Did You Create Pianu? 

To make learning the piano available to everyone. 

About the Creators

Matt Curney is a freelance developer in Minneapolis, who’s been playing piano ever since he was tall enough to reach the keys.

Jacob Anderson is one of the top designers in Minneapolis, currently working for space150.

Risks and challenges

MIDI in the browser is a brand new technology, and we recognize that it is continuing to evolve and improve. The improvements in MIDI implementation in just the past year as been very encouraging, and we're hoping that some of the older browsers such as Internet Explorer will catch up to Chrome, who is leading the way in web MIDI.

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    THANK YOU
    A big shout out and thank you on our website! We appreciate this support!

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    SONG REQUEST
    We want you to be able to learn your favorite song.
    A pledge of $25 allows us to program a song of your choosing into the site. It covers the cost of commercial licensing and hours needed to program the song.

    If you would like a specific arrangement made, please get in touch here on Kickstarter!

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    Pledge US$ 35 or more About US$ 35

    New by request! ONE YEAR OF UNLIMITED PIANU ACCESS (no keyboard).

    As a special consideration for those who already own a MIDI keyboard, we're offering a year-long Pianu access pass for $35. You'll receive unlimited use of every song in the Pianu library for a full year.

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    YOUR OWN PIANU KEYBOARD
    One roll-out Pianu keyboard shipped to your door, at our standard price.
    Includes a full month of unlimited song access as mentioned above.

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    KEYBOARD AND SONG REQUEST COMBO
    The ultimate package. This pledge includes a Pianu keyboard shipped to your door along with a song request. Makes for a great gift for any budding pianist.
    Your song request will be completed by the time your keyboard arrives.
    Includes one month of unlimited site access as mentioned above.

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    Pledge US$ 75 or more About US$ 75

    New by request! ONE YEAR OF UNLIMITED PIANU ACCESS + KEYBOARD!

    As a big thank you to our backers, we've upgraded our most popular reward to include a full year of Pianu membership access. You'll receive one roll-out keyboard shipped to your door, along with unlimited use of every song in the Pianu library for a full year!

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    New by request! ONE YEAR OF UNLIMITED PIANU ACCESS + KEYBOARD + SONG REQUEST!

    A brand new reward with everything Pianu has to offer. You'll receive a roll-out keyboard shipped to your door, along with a year of unlimited song access and one song request. Thank you!

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    FAMILY PACK.
    3 Pianu keyboards, along with 3 song requests, shipped to your door, along with 3 months of unlimited site access starting the day your keyboards arrive.

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    Pledge US$ 1,200 or more About US$ 1,200

    SPONSOR A SCHOOL.
    This is a very special reward for us. We believe Pianu has the potential to support music education in the classroom. This pledge allows us to send 30 Pianu keyboards to a school of your choosing along with unlimited lifetime access to the site as mentioned above.
    We will also provide personalized support, account setup and delivery to each school that is sponsored.

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    YOUR OWN PIANU KEYBOARD (Early Bird)

    A special price for the first fifty backers! As a thank you for getting the ball rolling, you'll receive a Pianu keyboard shipped to your. This includes one month of unlimited access to every song on the site, starting once your keyboard arrives.

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