Who invented the piano?
The piano is a stringed instrument played with a keyboard.
The first piano was invented early in the 18th century by an Italian harpsichord maker named Bartolommeo Cristofori. His invention was designed to remedy the harpsichord’s inability to play softly or loudly by the touch of the fingers.
He called his invention “gravicembalo col piano e forte”(Italian words meaning “harpsichord with soft and loud”) to show that, unlike the harpsichord, it could be played both loud and soft with ease. The name was shortened to piano- forte and finally to piano. The keyboard of a standard piano consists of 88 white and black keys.
Inside the piano there are many wire strings stretched over a sounding board. There are also wooden hammer covered with felt. When you push down on a piano key, a hammer strikers a set of strings. The strings vibrate and make the musical sound. – Dick Rogers
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