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The History Of The Modern Piano

One of the most popular types of musical instruments in the world is the piano. It has existed for hundreds of years and inspired performers from Mozart to Elton John, to put their fingers on the keys to bring awe-inspiring music to the entire world.An instrument that makes noise when strings are struck by a keyboard has been around for a very long time, most notably in the form of the hammered dulcimers. However, the modern piano came into being in 1698, when Bartolomeo Cristofori invented it while working as the Keeper of the Instruments for Prince Ferdinand de Medicini.The early piano was built on the technological innovations of previous inventions, including the clavichord, which uses strings struck by tangents, and the harpsichord, which is struck by quills. It is not surprising that the harpsichord played such a large role in the creation of the piano, given that Cristofori was an expert in the making of harpsichord.Typically, piano design had a problem that caused the construction to be nearly impossi...

 


Digital Piano - How Should I Buy One?

Before getting confused between the two, being aware that an electric keyboard is not the same as a digital piano is a helpful tip. Digital pianos are as close to a real piano as one can get. They look, feel, and even sound like the real thing. Only a professional will know that the notes be played are from an acoustic piano and not a real one.Generally speaking, a digital piano is less expensive in comparison to its acoustic counterpart and even though most of the models may be light and small, big and bulky versions can also be found in the market. An advantage that this kind of piano has over acoustic piano is that this one does not have strings and so no tuning is required. Some of the digital pianos also have other instrumental sounds such as those of organs, guitars, strings and so on in addition to the sounds of a piano.There are several brands in the market that offer digital pianos, such as Kawai, Korg, Roland, Casio, Yamaha to name a few. Interesting enough, all these brands are from Japan. Each of ...

 


How Piano Lessons Benefit Children

It's a rare parent who wouldn't love their child to take piano lessons. We've all heard of child geniuses like Mozart who began playing and composing at a very tender age, and who wouldn't want their little one to have that same opportunity?While you may be thinking about investing in a piano and lessons for your children, it's also a big expense. Most people want to be sure they are doing the right thing if they are going to spend the money and that is precisely the point of this article. Here you'll find a number of reasons piano lessons are beneficial for children.Boost coordination: In order to make music sound like it should, children will need to have full control over where their fingers go and how they move. As the piano lessons get more complex, they will need to coordinate both hands to play a piece, something that is very useful in other areas of daily living.Increase math skills: It's no secret that music and math are connected, but did you know that many children find it easier to tune into music...

 




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