I really like this idea, too, EXCEPT–people are fallible, and it sounds like some of Dan’s piano’s keys could use a bit of tuning. Plus there’s the question of how all those people managed to remember the pitch from the note they sang. Did they all have perfect pitch? Perfect recall? Inquiring minds want to know . . .

In any case, a lovely and odd experiment to spice up your day.



  1. Anonymous

    As another musician, I concur with your comments. It appears that when the note is struck on the keyboard, the light goes on in the individual candles. That’s probably why the slight hesitation before you hear the actual note. The choir did not know what tune the “pianist” would play. I expect though with practise, you could get a unified and harmonious effect. (BTW, when I saw the title, I tried to imagine a whole bunch of pianos on stage, uprights in one section, baby grands over here and concert grands over there. Didn’t really work for me.) Clyde

  2. Mocha with Linda

    I’m skeptical enough to wonder if it was all planned out ahead of time. It’s like a handbell choir only with voices. Everyone sings a different note. They could have just memorized their parts. And there were a lot of people that didn’t sing at all. Interesting concept, though!

    I did laugh when he told him not to play Flight of the Bumblebee!!


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