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Watch this player beat Minecraft using a piano as a controller

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We've seen players take down Sekiro bosses with bongos (opens in new tab), Dark Souls 3 completed with a guitar hero controller (opens in new tab), and now in the wonderful world of controller modding, someone has beaten Minecraft using a piano (opens in new tab)

YouTuber Jachael123 (opens in new tab) has modified the keys of a MIDI keyboard to fit Minecraft's controls and has recorded it all for our viewing pleasure.

Jachael123's video follows his blocky journey from him first spawning in Survival Mode and building his first house all the way to fighting the Ender Dragon. The video is a 10-minute supercut of his playthrough, but in a Reddit thread (opens in new tab), he explains that it took him seven and a half hours to beat the game including learning the controls.

The white and black keys on Jachael's MIDI keyboard are set up in replacement of both the keyboard and mouse. Before starting the challenge Jachael123 asked fellow Minecraft pianist Tallchief (opens in new tab) if he could use his key-binding code and then began his blocky saga, which you can follow in full on his second channel JachaelGaming (opens in new tab).

Following how the tinkling of the piano inputs align with Minecraft's controls is pretty mesmerising. Thanks, Eurogamer (opens in new tab), for highlighting this story.  

Rachel had been bouncing around different gaming websites as a freelancer and staff writer for three years before settling at PC Gamer back in 2019. She mainly writes reviews, previews, and features, but on rare occasions will switch it up with news and guides. When she's not taking hundreds of screenshots of the latest indie darling, you can find her nurturing her parsnip empire in Stardew Valley and planning an axolotl uprising in Minecraft. She loves 'stop and smell the roses' games—her proudest gaming moment being the one time she kept her virtual potted plants alive for over a year.