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Want to learn to play piano? This innovative keyboard will teach you

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Learning to play piano—or any instrument, for that matter—is difficult. It requires learning a totally new language, an understanding of music theory, and practicing for hours every day to sync your brain with your muscle memory. I should know: I badly play a Nord Piano 2 I bought years ago, a red 88-key beast that can exquisitely reproduce the sounds of a royal grand piano or a funky electric keyboard. Playing it is an amazing sensation, a pure joy—a joy that required sweat and tears over the years, beginning when I was in primary school.

Inventor, designer, and musician Roland Lamb knows about that immense joy and suffering of playing an instrument. It’s the basis for the latest product from his company, Roli, which debuted an innovative synthesizer keyboard called the Seaboard in 2015. Roli’s new product is an instrument designed to eliminate the “language barrier” that stands between many would-be musicians and their instrument. The........

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