To avoid discord between aspiring pianists during practice time and members of the family, a Tokyo plano manufacturer launched this month the "Pianet".
LV Piano in room.
LV Girl at piano-fits hearing aid-starts to play-pan to T.V. set.
SV Girl plays piano.
CU Hands on keyboard playing.
SIDE V..Girl plays-T.V. set in B/G.
CU Girls head-hearing aid etc.,
LV Whole room-family watch T.V.-girl plays piano in B/G.
CU Family gaze at T.V.
SV Ditto pan to girl playing piano.
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Background: To avoid discord between aspiring pianists during practice time and members of the family, a Tokyo plano manufacturer launched this month the "Pianet". Its electrically-sounded notes are only heard by the student - through earphones.
If everybody in the family wants to hear the "Pianet", a switch will transmit the notes through its two amplifiers. Here a family watch a television show while their musical daughter practises without disturbing them - or the neighbours.
This "Planet" costs less than half the price of a piano of the same size.