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    • The Piano
    • There are different kinds of pianos. The biggest, prettiest one is called a grand piano.
    • Another kind is an upright piano.
    • A smaller kind of piano is called a spinet piano.
    • Here is what the inside of a grand piano looks like.
    • When you press a piano key, it makes a hammer hit a string. (video)
    • A full piano keyboard has 88 keys!
    • Here are some piano keys.
    • In the middle of the keyboard is a note called Middle C.
    • The other keys have names too— C, D, E, F, G, then A, B, then C again.
    • How many Cs can you find? How many As? How many Fs?
    • You make music with a keyboard by playing the keys.
    • You play the keys with your fingers, of course,
    • with your thumb on Middle C. (That’s #1 in this picture.)
    • The black keys are called sharps and flats. The white keys are called natural notes.
    • The black keys come in sets of two
    • and in sets of three.
    • Do you see the sets of two and three? They go 2, 3, 2, 3, 2, 3…
    • Down at the bottom of a piano are pedals.
    • If you ever want to learn piano, you need to play often and carefully. The word for this is practice.
    • A piano teacher can help you learn. You can take lessons.
    • A piano player is called a pianist.
    • There have been many famous pianists. Franz Liszt was very famous both for playing the piano and for writing music.
    • Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin were all famous as pianists.
    • Another famous pianist, who also wrote music, was Sergei Rachmaninoff. You can still hear his music .
    • You can also still hear the music of Josef Hoffman ,
    • Arthur Rubenstein ,
    • Vladimir Horowitz ,
    • Sviatoslav Richter ,
    • Glenn Gould ,
    • Martha Argerich ,
    • Marc Andre Hamelin , and Lang Lang .
    • The End