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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.

Testimonials

He plays very harmonious tunes, and the crowds love him.

He plays very harmonious tunes, and the crowds love him. He is very friendly, and has a great personality. Josh is also a sharp dresser! I would definitely recommend him for any event as I was very happy to be able to use his services. I have been using Josh’s piano services for two years now and he is phenomenal. He volunteers for a fund-raising event that I organize for the Bonita Springs Assistance Office at Bentley Village, Bonita Springs. He is always very punctual and dependable.

Maytee G. CNLBank

 

Great repertoire! Great Style!

When we were taking the company band, (High Risk), to a full 12 piece for the Las Vegas Paris Ballroom following our IPO, Josh led the really critical musical direction and arrangements. Josh is one hell of a talent and professional in the music / piano world. We couldn’t have done the big shows at that level without him. He also played our cocktail hour for over 2000 attendees. Great repertoire! Great style!

Bob C. Heartland Payment Systems