The Maqiano™ – Micro-tuning system for acoustic piano

“Kari Ikonen invented a device that temporarily allows any piano to play Arabic scales and other micro-intervals, dramatically widening its palette of expression.” -Songlines (UK)

Maqiano™ (from words “maqam” & “piano”) is my new patented, revolutionary invention: a portable micro-tuning system, that enables pianists to play the maqamat (≈Arabic modes) and other micro intervals on acoustic piano – both grand piano and upright! It takes a few seconds to install or remove. After removal the piano is in normal tuning again, and of course, it does absolutely no harm to the piano or its strings.

Want to get one? Please see all the detailed info and pricing here. Then just write me at and I’ll send you an invoice. All orders made and payed by the end os 2021 will be shipped by Jan 5 2022.

“This is an exemplary solo piano album, full of original twist made possible by a micro-tuning device The Maqiano” -Jazzwise (UK)

Maqiano can be heard on my new solo piano album (Ozella Music 2020/2021) and the 2nd album of Orchestra Nazionale della Luna (BMC 2020).

“Ikonen mellan öster och väster med revolutionerande ny mikrointervallmanick” -Hufvudstadsbladet (FI)

“Utilisant les potentialités du Maqiano, Ikonen fait passer l’abstraction de sa musique derrière les séductions immédiates d’un univers sonore enchanté et délicieusement déroutant.” – Jazz Magazine (FR)

See this video:

Listen to some Maqiano-piano here! (Maqtu’ah… and Taqsim…)