The Piano wiki last edited by BeachThunder on 04/14/15 05:23AM View full history

Overview

The piano, also known as a 'Yanopi', is an eloquent sounding musical instrument that is used in many genres of music. The word "piano" derives its name from the Latin "pianoforte". This is derived from the Italian instrument, "Clavicembalo col piano e forte" (which many derive Clavinova). When translated literally mean a harpsichord that are able to play at different tones and volumes. It consists of keys which operate hammers to strike strings; each key is assigned to its own string of a unique note. The notes are organised in pitch from lowest to highest, from left to right. They commonly appear in two forms, the grand and the upright; however, the "baby grand" has become increasingly popular in smaller venues. The upright is advantageous to those whom appreciate legroom in their home. Currently, electronic synthesizers are not able to accurately recreate the subtleties of a piano.

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