Close to Home by John McPherson for September 21, 2023

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    C  5 months ago

    Looks like the Jolly Green Giants hemorrhoid chair

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    BigBoy  5 months ago

    Here’s your beginner music, chopsticks. Whoops…

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    Farside99  5 months ago

    Doug doesn’t look like he’ll ever graduate to the bigger piano.

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    blunebottle  5 months ago

    Couldn’t even play Frère Jacques on that thing.

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    KA7DRE Premium Member 5 months ago

    Looks like he got stuck with the Big Bertha model. It has a very unique sound I’m told.

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    admiree2  5 months ago

    It’s the flutophone of pianos.

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    ArcticFox Premium Member 5 months ago

    Looks like Doug really dug that idea.

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    comixbomix  5 months ago

    Ebony and Ivory

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    arthurhoule  5 months ago

    “Oversized fingers not included. May cause sixthdonitis. Not drawn to scale.”

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    phritzg Premium Member 5 months ago

    Must have been a real job moving that piano into their flat. And it seems to have sharp edges on the top. Good thing the staff was able to do the job. They should get a thank you note for their work.

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    The Orange Mailman  5 months ago

    Beware of Doug.

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    Dobie  Premium Member 5 months ago

    Once again… John’s just giving away genius ideas! An eight string piano! Those strings have got to be ginormous!

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    It’s Talking Monkey Thursday!

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    Doug K  5 months ago

    Something didn’t/doesn’t look right about this partial keyboard. There’s no place on a standard piano keyboard that goes: white white black white white black white white.

    I think this big beginner piano would have been better with two additional black keys (one between each of the two white keys at each end) or without the two white keys at each end.

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    DaBump Premium Member 5 months ago

    Better add training wheels to the stool!

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    scpandich  5 months ago

    Bleeb is a connoisseur of unique musical experiences.

    Hi, Bleeb!

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    jbduncan  5 months ago

    Don’t laugh, that looks like it would work for me!

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    rhpii  5 months ago

    He’s going to need some very large hands to make a chord on that thing. Best to start on a Schroeder sized piano.

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    MRC112  5 months ago

    Good for playing Chopsticks I suppose

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    DM2860  5 months ago

    But can’t I start with a full octave?

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    Just-me  5 months ago

    Ebony and Ivory, Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder 1982

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    vaughnrl2003 Premium Member 5 months ago

    Makes as much sense as those humongous pencils they gave us when we were little kids.

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    ericlscott creator 5 months ago

    Funny gag!

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    Teresa Burritt (Frog Applause) creator 5 months ago

    Too advanced for me. I need one with just a stool and an invisible piano.

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    geese28  5 months ago

    Should be standard for beginners

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    Mike Baldwin creator 5 months ago

    Sign me up for lessons! Good one John!

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    wildlandwaters  5 months ago

    Judging from his looks, I’m guessing even this one is too advanced!

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    Frank Burns Eats Worms  5 months ago

    Seems pretty black and white to me!

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    raybarb44  5 months ago

    Only way that I could ever learn, yet my Dad and oldest sister were piano geniuses…..

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    cuzinron47  5 months ago

    Duly noted, sorta.

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    LJZ Premium Member 5 months ago

    Here’s a tutorial for you:


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    norphos  5 months ago

    Is that even a whole single octave?

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