Peter Dirk Schmid Jr
I picked the Piano because my wife plays it. I really never played an instrument because of a bone disorder. She started playing at a very young age. She is very talented and plays serval other instruments. I have always loved the sound of a piano no matter if it was used in rock or classical music. It is the most beautiful sounding instrument out there I think. It takes a lot of talent to play one and make great sounding music.
How a piano works in very simple. Pianos sound makes a sound is different then any other sound. If you heard it on the radio you would never guess on what it was because it sounds a little like a stringed instrument. When you press a key on a piano it is a wooden lever when hit it jumps into the air forcing a small hammer to hit the string that makes a mucisal note. At the other end is a damper that when you release the key it stops the string from vibrating and brings the note to a rapid end.
History of the piano started in 1709 in Italy. Mankind’s knowledge that a taut, vibrating string can produce sound goes back to prehistoric times. In the ancient world, they were fastened by ties, pegs and pins; and they were plucked, bowed or struck to produce sounds. Florence in 1709, Cristofori’s new instrument was named gravicembalo col piano e forte (roughly “soft and loud keyboard instrument”). There have been many improvements to the piano over time.
Player Pianos are also called reproducing piano’s is a modern update on the paper roll player pianos that are seen in old movies. The can play themselves from punched paper rolls. Which I have always thought to be really cool. You also have a traditional piano that are seen everywhere. You have the concert grand’s that are used by conductor’s composers and songwriters. They are more affordable than ever now days.
While the basic design of the acoustic piano is remarkably similar to the first models from around 1700....