I met up with Susan Shelley at NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) in California last January. She was researching an article on how the current size of the piano key was discriminatory against women.
She published her article this week and you can read it here. It's excellent!
Making the piano more accessible would expand musical opportunities
Los Angeles Daily News Nov 30, 2019
As the door-storming Black Friday weekend of championship competitive shopping comes to an end, it’s a good time to tell you about a technology gift that would be perfect for someone on your gift list, except that it’s not manufactured anywhere in the world.
The missing gift is a music technology product, a digital piano that can give anyone the hands of Johann Sebastian Bach.
The great 18th-century composer and organist had exceptionally large hands. While the average person can reach an octave on a piano, which is a span of eight white keys, Bach’s hands could reach twelve.
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