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VI-C, gotta love it. I think its worth noting that I didn't buy a piano for 15k. I paid very skilled people to transport it to a studio, record it at a studio, make it into samples I shared with you for free. Transport it to Aberdeen, get it on top of a crane and with a pro camera crew film it being dropped. I then paid for it to be disposed of. From that I have generated content to promote pianobook, content for pianobook (I use this footage every week for pianodrops). I have created two hours of tutorials on how to re-score this footage, shared different cuts of these footage for people to score, upload and use in show reels and then have re-edited this footage and placed it on my channel promoting a student's work, which I have again offered up for use by anyone who wants to practise scoring to picture and use in show reels promos etc etc.

So for me absolutely worth it.
 

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VI-C, gotta love it. I think its worth noting that I didn't buy a piano for 15k. I paid very skilled people to transport it to a studio, record it at a studio, make it into samples I shared with you for free. Transport it to Aberdeen, get it on top of a crane and with a pro camera crew film it being dropped. I then paid for it to be disposed of. From that I have generated content to promote pianobook, content for pianobook (I use this footage every week for pianodrops). I have created two hours of tutorials on how to re-score this footage, shared different cuts of these footage for people to score, upload and use in show reels and then have re-edited this footage and placed it on my channel promoting a student's work, which I have again offered up for use by anyone who wants to practise scoring to picture and use in show reels promos etc etc.

So for me absolutely worth it.
This is why we ❤️ what you do Christian. Your videos are always a must-watch, but everything you do for pianobook is just amazing!
 

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VI-C, gotta love it. I think its worth noting that I didn't buy a piano for 15k. I paid very skilled people to transport it to a studio, record it at a studio, make it into samples I shared with you for free. Transport it to Aberdeen, get it on top of a crane and with a pro camera crew film it being dropped. I then paid for it to be disposed of. From that I have generated content to promote pianobook, content for pianobook (I use this footage every week for pianodrops). I have created two hours of tutorials on how to re-score this footage, shared different cuts of these footage for people to score, upload and use in show reels and then have re-edited this footage and placed it on my channel promoting a student's work, which I have again offered up for use by anyone who wants to practise scoring to picture and use in show reels promos etc etc.

So for me absolutely worth it.
Cool. Destroying a musical instrument is not funny though.
 

Stringtree

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Hilarious and brilliant. It's like Tom Scott hung out with the Hydraulic Press Channel guy and blew the fecker up, with a Werner Herzog movie soundtrack in the background. It's sad, sure, but I remember hearing the first samples from this. I was so close to tears, and now it's available to all of us.

Not only a great video, but good art, and a fine afterlife for something that could have ended up on the devilstrip to be chucked away and forgotten.

Hey, you're not forgotten. I gotcha.
 

SupremeFist

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I understand that, but if I'm honest old pianos are "recycled" (i.e. scrapped) all the time, just not done in this way and on film
Sorry, it actually makes me sick. He could have donated that piano to a school, or a homeless shelter, or a psychiatric hospital, and who knows whose life it might have touched and changed in future decades.

Instead he spent thousands of pounds destroying it for YouTube clicks.
 

Markrs

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Sorry, it actually makes me sick. He could have donated that piano to a school, or a homeless shelter, or a psychiatric hospital, and who knows whose life it might have touched and changed in future decades.

Instead he spent thousands of pounds destroying it for YouTube clicks.
In the UK you often can't give old pianos away (I know a friend, who has been trying to give away an upright piano for some time), due to the cost of maintenance. Further once an upright has gone (I have been reliably told most don't last more than 100 years, which is still good going by today's standards), it is really beyond economical repair.
 

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Just caught the Andrew Haung composition video. FANTASTIC! Very inspiring in more ways than one (I love the automated tremolo trick - great effect!). Look forward to catching your new videos later. Thanks so much, I really appreciate the huge amount of effort you put in and I know thousands of people appreciate the work you do.
 

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In the UK you often can't give old pianos away (I know a friend, who has been trying to give away an upright piano for some time), due to the cost of maintenance. Further once an upright has gone (I have been reliably told most don't last more than 100 years, which is still good going by today's standards), it is really beyond economical repair.
The question is rather is to what extent the instrument could have been lovingly restored at a more "economical" price than spending thousands to have it destroyed on film.
 

PaulieDC

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Sorry, it actually makes me sick. He could have donated that piano to a school, or a homeless shelter, or a psychiatric hospital, and who knows whose life it might have touched and changed in future decades.

Instead he spent thousands of pounds destroying it for YouTube clicks.
That does sound good on paper, but in reality, giving away a piano is rather hard. I've been handed the task to find a home for a half-dozen pianos in the last few years and you've be surprised how all the places you mentioned DON'T want real pianos, especially spinets, let alone the upright that Christian tested gravity with. You can barely get a church to take one now. Mainly for the upkeep and tuning, and you need to consider the finacial burden the ward or school would have making that Henson upright get and stay in tune, not to mention hammers that would need heating up to straighten out, etc etc. Why bother when you can get a Yamaha P125 and a stand and never worry about it?

I grew up in the 60s and 70s where mostly every house had the family spinet. Families today are different and that scenario is very rare now. Plus, let's be honest. Spinets sound horrid, and that upright is pretty much beyond reasonable restoration. Either of them need to get retired at some point.

It's one piano, the event is over, not worth getting sick over. HOWEVER, I do appreciate your integrity for the respect musical instruments deserve. Had that been a reasonably nice piano or even worse a GRAND, yeah, we'd probably be justified with fussing at Christian, lol.

Anyone remember the Art of Noise video from the early 80's? There's a google task for the day. ;)
 
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the piano was headed for the tip watch the vid chaps!!! I had an old pleyel at my house was absolutely knackered (but nothing as bad as the gimp) the cost of restoration would have been 30k and with that would have brought the piano back to a resale value of £300.... three hundred!!! Not a great investment and the restorers who would have “lovingly” undertaken the work said “not fucking worth it mate the piano’s dead”.

my point above is the 15k I spent actually went into the pockets of people. And in so doing it also created educational content for A LOT of people (from what I can see about 100,000 people have watched this content in its various forms).

so the piano didn’t end up on a tip it went towards doing something more special than that. IMHO.
 

angeruroth

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Someone decides to share an idea, and that idea, instead of being forgotten like so many great ideas, attracts others with similar visions and grows, and evolves, and then more ideas pour into the whole, and the whole becomes even bigger, and expands, and opens new, maybe unexpected, possibilities for everyone, and then... ...the future looks bright!
Yeah, I love the butterfly effect :emoji_butterfly: (and pianobook)
Cheers!
 

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The question is rather is to what extent the instrument could have been lovingly restored at a more "economical" price than spending thousands to have it destroyed on film.
Its was CH piano. He can do what he likes with it. It was sampled , then given away for free.

Every instrument as a value to repair ratio.

Would you spend £300 on a neck reset for an old acoustic guitar if said guitar was going to worth less than your outlay?

Any top end luthier would advise the client not to have the work done. In fact I follow a guy on YouTube and he refused to repair instruments beyond economical repair as it doesn't sit right with him.

Instruments have a lifespan. If the local charity really wanted a piano. A wanted ad would deem very successful as you cant give them away these days.

If watching a piano being destroyed then recycled makes you angry then pour this energy into something more meaningful...Like Famine, war, equality, global warning, corruption of power etc...

Nothing lasts we are all transient so dont waste your time getting upset about meaningless things.

Accept Entropy and do a few altruistic acts throughout your week. This will help :)
 
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