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Transcript of Piano
By Casey and Sophia
The piano was invented around 1700 by a man named Bartolomeo Cristofori
Originally called the pianoforte
Created to make a new, amazing sound that hadn't been heard before in music
Was made to make music and still is today.
The Piano's Beginning
When it was first invented it was called the pianoforte
New versions of the piano have been made. (Electric, grand, etc.)
More keys have been added to the piano. The first few pianos had around 50 keys, but pianos now have around 90 keys.
Making Some Improvements
Is in the production (because the piano produces music) and communication (because the piano produces a sound) areas of technology.
Figuring out which hammers have to hit certain parts of the strings in the piano to create certain sounds.
In an electric piano, finding out where the wires have to go and connect to to produce the note you wish to play.
Finding out where the legs on a piano have to go to so that the piano does't fall over.
Building the piano and figuring out the correct kinds of woods and thicknesses of materials that are needed to make a piano.
A Quote About the Piano
“The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes - ah, that is where the art resides."
Effects of the Piano
The piano has impacted society in many ways.
Positive: The piano has created a whole new sound in music. Many people who play the piano have been proven to learn things faster. Everyone can easily learn to play this instrument.
Negative: Rather than learning to play the piano, people could be finding the cure to diseases or inventing a life changing item.