Anna Luther 6 B The History Of The Piano

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Anna Luther 6 B The History Of The Piano

  1. 1. The History of the Piano<br />Anna L.<br />6B<br />2010<br />
  2. 2. The piano is a very old instrument. It originated around 1700 in Florence, Italy. Before the piano there was the harpsichord, but it was different.<br />
  3. 3. The first keyboard instrument was developed in 250 B.C. It was the oldest ancestor of the organ. The organ is also a different variation of the piano.<br />
  4. 4. The started with a harp. People had to pluck the strings to get the sound out. Then it turned into the harpsichord which looked like a piano, but it plucked the keys instead of hitting them.<br />
  5. 5. The piano is a percussion instrument. That is because hammers hit the strings to make a sound. An instrument needs to be hit to make a sound for it to be a percussion instrument. The drum is also a percussion instrument. <br />
  6. 6. Mozart was a very famous composer and piano player. He was also one of the first people to compose for the piano. He was a prodigy which means abnormally good at something. He composed a lot of well-known songs you know today. <br />

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