San Francisco-based tech company The One has embarked on creating a full-sized home digital piano that integrates with an app to help players who are learning have fun and stay on track. Partnering with leading sheet music publishers Alfred and Hal Leonard, the app scrolls through music and syncs with LEDs above the piano keyboard itself, which light up to guide students’ fingers to the correct keys.
Talking points about the piano, from a company spokesperson, include:
- It’s the first full-sized piano that integrates mobile technology to help individuals play their first piano piece in as little as 5 minutes.
- The piano keys sync with the app to provide real-time feedback using a set of LED lights that guide the musician’s hands to play the correct notes.
- We’ve created a game mode that’s a cross-breed between Tap Tap Revenge and Guitar Hero that makes learning fun and competitive.
- We partner with music programs in nonprofit and public school settings to enable more beginner musicians to start and stick with piano.
Since the Keyboard offices are based right near San Francisco, we’re planning to drop in and take a look and listen, which we’ll share with you here online. Until then, check out the crowdfunding campaign at IndieGogo.