Most of us that are piano students spend so much time learning to play the piano and how to understand music so it makes sense that we seldom stop to think about the piano itself, as an instrument.
Pianos are amazing instruments! They are capable of playing every clef used in most modern music; treble, alto and bass, and they can represent almost every instrument in a symphony orchestra. They can be played loudly or softly, and can be used for accompanying or in a starring role as a solo instrument.
So, How Much Do You Know About the Piano?
Let’s test your knowledge!
**Even though there are strings inside of a piano, it is still considered a percussion instrument, because it requires the movement of the hammers striking the strings, to make sound.**
How Did You Do?
Now you know all kinds of neat facts about the piano! It truly is a royal instrument with the stature of a King in the instrument family.
Having knowledge of the instrument itself, helps us to gain more respect for the piano because of the many aspects involved in creating such a magnificent creature.
Think about this when you sit down to play the next time…you might just hear a different sound in your playing as your appreciation for the piano grows.
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