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  Roll-up portable piano is on sale
Updated 20 May 2004, 14.15
A Japanese company has made a folding piano
If you were asked to name an instrument you could carry around with you, a piano wouldn't be high on the list.

Until now that is. Because a Japanese company has come up with one that can be rolled up and carried with you.

The Hand Roll Piano is less than a metre long and costs around 70 in Japan, where lots are being sold.

A spokesman for the company making the piano said: "People will be able to put it in their bag and play it anywhere - in the park, for example."

You can play the piano anywhere
You can play the piano anywhere
There aren't any plans to sell them in the UK at the moment, but the success might mean other companies make them too.

Even though it's portable it still has space for 49 keys, which covers four octaves, and can make lots of different tones too.

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