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Offline U2Pride

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Re: Is Edge really playing the piano?
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2015, 06:40:13 PM »
I don't remember what song it was, but there was a point in the show I went to (Toronto 1) where he ran over to a piano, guitar in hand, and played a few notes on it. I think if they had someone playing for him then he wouldn't have bothered with that

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Re: Is Edge really playing the piano?
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2015, 07:07:01 PM »
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Now I feel disloyal for the momentary doubt.
Nonsense! A valid question  :)

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Re: Is Edge really playing the piano?
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2015, 07:15:23 PM »
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Now I feel disloyal for the momentary doubt.
Nonsense! A valid question  :)

I feel like I doubted the Great Pumpkin... :)

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Re: Is Edge really playing the piano?
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2015, 07:26:31 PM »
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Now I feel disloyal for the momentary doubt.
Nonsense! A valid question  :)

I feel like I doubted the Great Pumpkin... :)

Edge still loves you  :-*

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Re: Is Edge really playing the piano?
« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2015, 07:31:50 PM »
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Now I feel disloyal for the momentary doubt.
Nonsense! A valid question  :)

I feel like I doubted the Great Pumpkin... :)

Edge still loves you  :-*
And he knows you're sincere   :)

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Re: Is Edge really playing the piano?
« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2015, 08:43:01 PM »
Why are we questioning this?  Wait, is Edge playing the guitar?  Is Adam playing bass?  Panic!

In all seriousness though i think the thing on the piano is an iPad for chords.  It might not always be there either. 

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Re: Is Edge really playing the piano?
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2015, 12:50:44 AM »
Didn't Bono made a mess (but still love him!) playing the piano during sweetest thing at one of the Phoenix shows?

Also we have the infamous piano malfunction during one of the LA shows which gave us Bono's comedy hour and an Elvis impersonator on stage... So I don't think they are not really playing that piano.

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Re: Is Edge really playing the piano?
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2015, 05:33:39 AM »
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This the picture I had seen. And not knowing much about computers or pianos, I was curious about it.

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Re: Is Edge really playing the piano?
« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2015, 06:07:12 AM »
It's just a patch setting (read, sound). In the same way he can call up guitar presets, this is a keyboard preset.

The piano is not a piano, it will be a synth in a shell.

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Re: Is Edge really playing the piano?
« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2015, 06:07:44 AM »
But he'll be playing it. I'd be surprised if he can't remember how to play October. Even Bono could probably handle that one.

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Re: Is Edge really playing the piano?
« Reply #25 on: July 20, 2015, 06:27:26 AM »
Even I could probably handle October. But then its simplicity is part of its beauty.

So the patch settings give the piano/synth a different sound for different songs? To me, it seems maybe it's like how you can change the sound of a string piano using the pedals. Is that kind of it? And I'm not accusing them of "cheating" or anything, it just amazes me how complex everything is, yet they still make it look pretty effortless.
I was just curious

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Re: Is Edge really playing the piano?
« Reply #26 on: July 20, 2015, 06:36:34 AM »
Oh it's a lovely song.

Not so much the pedals on a piano, more like a keyboard where you can select piano, organ, electric piano, strings etc.

It's not an acoustic piano he's playing, it's just made to look like one methinks.

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Re: Is Edge really playing the piano?
« Reply #27 on: July 20, 2015, 07:21:37 AM »
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Oh it's a lovely song.

Not so much the pedals on a piano, more like a keyboard where you can select piano, organ, electric piano, strings etc.

It's not an acoustic piano he's playing, it's just made to look like one methinks.

Okay, thanks, I'm old school and don't like pianos without strings, but I get that they have their benefits.

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Re: Is Edge really playing the piano?
« Reply #28 on: July 20, 2015, 07:38:06 AM »
They don't go out of tune, they're easier to put delay on, lighter and also can be controlled by an ipad which I'm sure pleases the folks at Apple ☺

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Re: Is Edge really playing the piano?
« Reply #29 on: July 20, 2015, 07:56:22 AM »
I just have a hard time getting past the memory of walking past Keyboard Kastle in the mall as a young'un and hearing the bossa nova beat from the electronic organ.