The Evolution of Piano


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The Evolution of Piano

  1. 1. Andrew Behery & Berwin Xie PLTW IED PERIOD 6 http://www.masterkit. com/rwc/images/fotos _productos/ligeras/har psichord_double.jpg http://www.synthtopi pg http://www. musicwitheas piano.gif
  2. 2.  The piano is a very popular musical instrument  The pianist uses this instrument by means of a keyboard  Many aspiring musicians learn piano as their first instrument  The piano is very versatile when it comes to what genres it can be used to play  Sounds is created by the tapping of keyboard keys (usually plastic)  The strings in the piano are made of steel, the frame is made of wood, and in some pianos, ironplates are used for different sounds.
  3. 3.  The piano was invented by Bartolomeo Cristofori  Pianos were originally made by hand and most high quality pianos are still made by hand  Many different types of pianos have been invented over the years, each adding something new to the table  The new improvements gradually evolved the piano into an instrument for more solo performances and for more home use
  4. 4. Upright Piano was invented by Bartolomeo Cristofori m/images/pkc_cristofiori_hist .JPG 1709 1774 Soft Piano pedals were invented 1783 Sustain Piano pedals were invented mgurl=http://www.piano- Pedal%2520Power.jpg&imgrefurl=h ttp:// %3DPiano%2Bpedals&usg=__mOEwt 9_zF3gXSe2u1I4bxSjBJqY=&h=217& w=300&sz=10&hl=en&start=0&zoo m=1&tbnid=gY8KSEqXvHJ8IM:&tbn h=132&tbnw=166&prev=/images%3 Fq%3Dpiano%2Bpedals%26um%3D1% 26hl%3Den%26safe%3Dactive%26sa% us%26biw%3D1003%26bih%3D558%2 6tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact= rc&dur=499&ei=cBmJTMK1PIOjnge 717C1Dg&oei=cBmJTMK1PIOjnge71 7C1Dg&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=15&v ed=1t:429,r:4,s:0&tx=75&ty=89&s afe=active 1766 Square Pianos were invented by John Zumpe 1720 Grand Piano invented by Bartolomeo Cristofori 1929 Digital Piano invented m/_mOsqmOB4z3s/Ru_k0 KlmJ4I/AAAAAAAABJ0/4jI SN74yvPo/s400/Neo- Bechstein.jpg mm/2673.jpg u/musicdictionary/textp/ images/grandpiano.jpg
  5. 5.  The first piano was created by Bartolomeo Cristofori, a harpsichord maker.  It was first called a “gravicembalo col piano, e forte” or Harpsichord with soft and loud.  Before the piano, harpsichords existed, but they could only be played at one level of loudness.
  6. 6.  Square pianos were improved from the original because they were small and low cost when they were first invented  Strings of the piano run from side to side, instead of from front to back.
  7. 7.  Grand Piano became more of a solo instrument, so it was louder than previous versions  The frame and strings had to be strengthen because to create more sound, there needed to be greater tension in the strings
  8. 8.  Most technologically advanced version of a piano  Allows for multiple sound sets to be used  Improved portability compared to previous versions of pianos  Some include memory- used to save music the player has made  This type of piano is also much less expensive than large full sized wood pianos
  9. 9.  The piano has been a popular instrument for many centuries and they have been adopted for use in many different formats including: classical music, jazz music, film music, and television music  The piano is a part of nearly every modern and classical musical composition.
  10. 10.  Concert Pitch Piano Services, . (2010). The Piano timeline: a chronological history. Retrieved from  National Piano Foundation, . (2009). History of the piano. Retrieved from  Powers, Wendy. (2003, October). The Piano: the pianoforte of bartolomeo cristofori. Retrieved from  Shaw, Mike. (2009, April 9). Interesting facts about musical keyboards and where to buy them. Retrieved from musical-keyboards-and-where-to-buy-them-862205.html  square piano. (2010). In Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved September 12, 2010, from Encyclopædia Britannica Online: piano  The UK Piano Pages, . (2009). A History of the piano, 1157-2007. Retrieved from  WWW.GET-PIANO-LESSONS.COM, . (2010). Piano history: the complete story. Retrieved from history.html
  11. 11. Berwin Xie & Andrew Behery Questions? m/_mOsqmOB4z3s/Ru_k0 KlmJ4I/AAAAAAAABJ0/4jI SN74yvPo/s400/Neo- Bechstein.jpg