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Buggs Bunny and the Player Piano

This morning, I witnessed a miracle.

I had just finished opening the store and turning on our new flat-screen TVs when I noticed that someone had forgotten to turn the DVD player off last night.  As I reached for the “power” button, the piano next to me began to play.

Needless to say, I was a bit stunned.  I quickly realized that someone must have forgotten to turn off our new player piano system the night before and, just as I was about to recover, I heard an iconic phrase:  “Eeeeehhhhh.   What’s up, Doc?”  Before I could react, the plasma TV flared to life and there – before my very eyes – Bugs Bunny nibbled a carrot and sat down to play. 

My enthusiasm exploded to life as I recognized this famous cartoon from my youth.  Bugs began to dance across the keyboard – sometimes literally – as he battled his virtuoso talents against those of a cartoon mouse.  Back and forth they went – song after song – until, finally… Bugs placed a stick of dynamite under the keyboard and I jumped as the piano next to me seemed to explode.  Then, with a start, I realized…

The piano next to me was playing everything Bugs played – exactly as he played it.

With a laugh I recognized our new “Intelligent” player system from PianoDisc.  I sat down, as Bugs continued to play, and enjoyed the rest of the show.

For most people, the term “player piano” conjures up a variety of nostalgic images relating – primarily – to the pneumatic paper roll systems of old.  Exploding onto the music scene at the end of the 19th Century, these “pump and play” systems were widely popular amongst non-players, hotels, and even amusement parks.  Naturally, as technology for electronic music came onto the scene, a new breed of “player pianos” made their debut.

Over the years, “player pianos” have evolved to accept a number of different media, such as:  cassette tapes, floppy disks, CDs, and even DVDs.  Now, however, PianoDisc is taking the “player piano” to a whole new level of sophistication with the introduction of the all-new “Intelligent” system.  “Intelligent” combines today’s cutting-edge music delivery devices, like an MP3 player, with its own next-generation technology to make the “player” piano accessible to an even wider group of music lovers.

Plug in your iPod, PDA, cell phone or laptop and watch your piano play itself!  …and, with PianoDisc’s new PianoVideo™ technology, you can incorporate video into the performance – giving you the same magical experience I had this morning with Bugs.  (In fact – I now know that the Bugs cartoon is included with each new Intelligent system.)

It’s time to dust off your old piano.  It’s time to dust off your old notions about player pianos.  It’s time to bring a little magic into your life!  Check out the all-new Intelligent system from PianoDisc!

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