What is a Piano


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A Piano Is:

What is a Piano?

    The word piano is a shortened form of the word pianoforte, which is derived from the original Italian name for the instrument, clavicembalo [or gravicembalo] col piano e forte (literally harpsichord with soft and loud). This refers to the instrument's responsiveness to keyboard touch, which allows the pianist to produce notes at different dynamic levels by controlling the speed with which the hammers hit the strings.

  The piano is a musical instrument which is played by means of a keyboard.  Widely used in Western music for solo performances, ensemble use, chamber music and accompaniment, the piano is also very popular as an aid to composing and rehearsal. Although not portable, the piano's versatility and ubiquity have made it one of the world's most familiar musical instruments.

  Pressing a key on the piano's keyboard causes a felt covered hammer to strike steel strings. The hammers rebound, allowing the strings to continue vibrating at their resonant frequency.  These vibrations are transmitted through a bridge to a sounding board that couples the acoustic energy to the air so that it can be heard as sound. When the key is released, a damper stops the string's vibration.

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An innovative teacher providing Piano Lessons to all ages 5 - 95 and all abilities in a one on one privet lesson experience. 
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