The Piano

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The Piano

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The Piano

San Fernando, California

Pianos have evolved a lot since the first time they were introduced.  Bartolomeo Cristofori is the person responsible for the creation of the wonderful instrument.  It is used worldwide by many professionals. It emits a wonderful sound that can be both played with both a calm and soothing tune to a very strong and loud noise.  It is a very hard instrument to learn but it is very very rewarding. There are multiple types of piano with many different keys and sounds. They play a very important role in music and redefine music with all its beautiful sounds.  The exact year is very uncertain of when the piano was made but it was created around the 1700’s. It is a very interesting instrument with a unique sound.

There are 2 different pianos you can play.  A keyboard and a piano. The difference between one and the other is that a piano is more professional.  It is usually made with wood framing around it giving it a fancy look. It has pedals on the ground that make a note seem more loud or or make it last longer and smoother.  While a keyboard can do that too if you insert a pedal wire, It is not the same. Keyboards are like pianos but smaller. They are accessible and can be brought nearly anywhere you want it to be.  It varies on keys sometimes and can go from as little to 23 keys to as big as 88! It is advised and recommended to buy a piano or keyboard as a beginner with 76 keys. Les keys would result in failure of playing a piece completely.  A normal piano is very good to learn as well as it emits a normal yet beautiful sound.

There are some keyboards that are very similar to real pianos and those are called Digital Pianos.  They are extremely similar to a piano but the difference is the sound, well the sounds we can say. A normal piano only emits the beautiful normal sound of a piano.  But digital pianos give a similar sound to it and in addition more! Some Digital pianos or even keyboards can have from little to 100 sounds to 700! These pianos take the sound of other instruments and incorporate them into the piano to make a artificial sound which makes that instrument very unique.  It is very useful and you can write lots of pieces with piano like these.

When the piano was first made it is said it was very expensive.  It was an instrument of quality. According to Omaha School of Music & Dance, they state, “The first piano invented was so expensive that average rich families could not afford. You could only really find these expensive instruments in homes of aristocrats and royalty for nearly a century before it became more accessible to the rest of the public.”  This states that even the rich people could not afford a piano because of it expenses. Having a piano showed a great amount of wealth. To this day the piano is a very important instrument that holds a lot of history.

In conclusion, the piano holds a very important piece in music history and plays a lot in the music role.  It goes from slow music to very hard and passionate music which is very well heard in today”s music. We should thank the creator for creating such a beautiful instrument.  Everyday it is used by millions of people widely around the world. If you are a beginner then playing piano is very great! Not only will you learn how to play but your mind gets expanded and works it which is a benefit for you, so come on now grab a piano and start playing!