Is there such a thing as a piano that goes from high notes to low notes where the left hand plays the melody and right hand plays the harmony? Lol what is going on here:

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Bah, this video has been filmed in a mirror: The pianist is sitting at the left side in front of a piano!

  • Or it was flipped digitally. Commented Feb 10, 2019 at 15:07
  • I verified this by playing in front of the mirror. I wasn't aware that mirrors do that with playing.
    – user34288
    Commented Feb 11, 2019 at 3:36

Best guess would be it was shot using the selfie-cam on a smartphone.

They are often mirrored.


There was a very rich left-handed player, who had a grand made for him (one off, no surprise there!) I mentioned it in an answer a couple of years ago. Strangely enough, not many of his musical colleagues could play it well...

Could be referenced to a question about genuine ambidextrous instruments I asked.

  • Wouldn't it be cheaper and easier to play with your hands under a shroud if you want to hide your secret techniques from prying eyes?
    – user39614
    Commented Feb 10, 2019 at 17:31
  • @DavidBowling - I find that a sharp stick is quite effective...
    – Tim
    Commented Feb 10, 2019 at 17:45
  • I don't have good aim when I am playing, but perhaps a pepperspray pedal?
    – user39614
    Commented Feb 10, 2019 at 17:50
  • @DavidBowling - the practice pedal found on some pianos can be adapted to drop a blanket over the keys instead of the strings. That'd work.
    – Tim
    Commented Feb 11, 2019 at 11:17

It would be easy to map an electronic keyboard to play 'backwards'. But this is just a reversed video.

Here's a whole band of reversed marimbas. Watch the bass player at 1'14"

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