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Piano Wizard Mac Version; Guitar Wizard on the Way

Kentia Hall never ceases to amaze me with the innovation they have down here.

Piano Wizard has a unique way of teaching children -- or anyone, really -- to play piano. It's $200 and comes with a keyboard with multicolored keys that you set in front of your laptop or desktop monitor.

It starts out as kind of a game where little bugs go across the screen and you have to hit the keys at the right time, which makes the bugs launch. However, as you get into higher levels, the bugs slowly start to go from up the screen to left-to-right, and then they eventually turn into music notes, so it teaches you how to read music and how to play the piano at the same time.

They just launched a Mac version of the game at the show. They told me that in 2007 they're planning to use the same technology to launch a guitar game with the same type of learning interface.

Editor's Note: We have video of the Piano Wizard from the last Consumer Electronics Show.

By Bob Greiner  |  May 11, 2006; 2:30 PM ET  | Category:  E3: Game Play
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