Who plays faster? A Pianist or the Computer?

Okay this is for you pianists amongst us…
Have fun !!

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Although a human cannot match the speed of the computer, but you notice that when a human plays, the sound has more feel to it and sounds much more engaging than a computer which sound a bit mundane.

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Zappa noted in an interview I read a long long time ago, that he recorded direct out of the Synclavier on Jazz From Hell… won a Grammy for it in 1987. He recorded directly from the computer because he stated something about musicians can’t play fast enough. Is it less engaging than hearing musicians do it? I dunno, it is all Zappa… you decide.

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Bruce in Philly

Here he states why he thinks he won the Grammy, about the Synclavier, and he notes that the computer actually improves music by REMOVING THE MUSICIAN:

A poll—that I made up just for this lame comment—showed that 93% of computers preferred listening to humans.

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he struggled all his career with musicians being unable to play his music, in the case of orchestras his struggles are well documented. i can absolutely understand his frustration, nonetheless i don’t particularly enjoy his synclavier stuff with one or two exceptions.