7-Year-Old Blind Child Teaches Himself to Play Piano Then Goes on to Mesmerize Crowds

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There’s a 7-year-old self-taught piano prodigy living in Dayton, Ohio today. Avett Ray Maness is determined that he won’t stop until he accomplishes his dreams and nothing, not even the fact that he’s blind, will slow him down or stand in his way. This is something that the people around him are loving as they …

The Player Piano Then and Now

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Self-playing pianos are essentially a simple, analog robot that’s programmed with a paper roll that had perforations to activate the specific keys. They’d start and stop, even use the foo pedals that work the machine’s bellows. The machine’s speed, music’s tempo, and choice of music were all controllable. About half of the homes in America …