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:
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.
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.
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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