Evolution of the Piano

Evolution of the Piano

“Music is the universal language, and pianos enable everyday people to speak this language.”

The Piano, originally called the gravicembalo col pian e forte (“harpsichord with soft and loud”), has been around for almost 300 years. Credited with its invention was Bartolomeo Cristofori, a skilled instrument builder from Italy.  The genesis of the piano was to create an instrument that would be sensitive to intensity and sound. The result was what is known as the grand piano meaning the strings run parallel to the floor which is in stark contrast to the upright piano with vertically positioned strings. Improvements to the upright included re engineering it with horizontal strings. More recent developments include the player piano, the digital piano, and the silent piano.

Most musicians prefer classic acoustic pianos because of their rich tones and true authentic musical sound. In the end, no matter what your preference is, you surely benefit from the piano. Music is the universal language, and pianos enable everyday people to speak this language.

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