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The History of the Piano
The piano is a stringed instrument played by pressing the piano keys, which cause hammers to strike the strings. It's one of the most versatile instruments, used for solos, ensembles, accompaniment and also composing music. The instrument was made famous... More »
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History. Grand piano by Louis Bas of Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, France, 1781. Earliest French grand piano known to survive; includes an ...

History of the Piano | Pianonet

The story of the piano begins in Padua, Italy in 1709, in the shop of a ... We are living in perhaps the most exciting time in history to buy, own or play that eternal ...

History of the Piano - Piano Technicians Guild

History of the Piano. Welcome to the Virtual Piano Museum. We are attempting to give you a very brief overview of the development of the piano and a few ...
In 1722, the piano’s first tone-modifying mechanism came in the form of a hand stop, and was created by Father Piano himself: Bartolomeo Cristifori. This early sustain pedal had an advantage over most modern sustains: treble and bass notes could be controlled separatel... More »
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The Piano: The Pianofortes of Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655–1731 ...

The pianoforte, more commonly called the piano, became, by the last quarter of the eighteenth century, a leading .... In Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History.

Piano Notes: History

The first piano was invented in Florence, Italy in 1700 by Bartolomeo Cristofori ( 1655 – 1732), a craftsman who repaired harpsichords for Italy's royal court.

A History of the Piano, 1157-2014 - Association of Blind Piano Tuners

The History of the Piano and events that lead to the piano from 1157 to 2015 a time line of the history of the piano.

The History of the Piano - Bartolomeo Cristofori - Inventors -

The piano first known as the pianoforte was invented by Bartolomeo Cristofori.

Piano History: The Complete Story - Get Piano

For 300 years, the origins of piano history have been traced back to 18th century Italy. However, the complete history of the piano began almost two millennia ...

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Q: The history of the piano?
A: Harpsichord was the main instrument in the late 1600's-1700's. (When you pressed down on a key, a feather would pluck a string inside the instrument, making a v... Read More »
Q: What is the history of the piano?
A: The first real piano was made around the year 1700. The man who made it lived in Florence, Italy. His name was Bartolomeo Cristofori, and he was a harpsichord (... Read More »
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Q: History of the piano?
A: Cristofori's "gravicembalo col piano e forte" was designed after the pattern and usage of the harpsichord to meet the demands of the ever more technical keyboar... Read More »
Q: What is the history of the piano?
A: Visit this website for "A History of the Piano, 1157-2007" Read More »