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History of the Piano
Transcript of History of the Piano
Invented by a monk, Guido d'Arezzo, in the 11th century.
Small in size and soft in volume
When a key was pressed, a string was struck.
Made short sounds
Come in a variety of ways
single or double keyboards
with or with out artwork
forms of the body
in later versions, with pedals
Almost every country in Europe
had their own version of the
Harpsichord also has a unique way
of producing its sound.
Clavichord ,Harpsichord, Forte piano to Piano
Invented by Bartolomeo Cristofori form Padua, Italy
His hammer action system revolutionized keyboard instruments
Evolution of the modern piano took off from here.
Fedinando de' Medici, The Grand Prince of Tuscany
a collector and inventor
The Grand Prince hired Cristofori
and the world was changed.
How the Modern Piano Came to Be
THE MODERN PIANO
After years of work and perfection, we finally get what we are looking for.
Heavy medal frame
High tension strings
Three pedals for sustaining and
Most importantly, padded hammers
to strike the strings
HOW THE HARPSICHORD SOUNDS
There is no need to watch the entire video. Variations take a long time.
Cristofori's invention exploded into a complicated, but effective, system to strike a string.
HOW IT SOUNDS
By: Duvy Salvant