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Evolution piano1

  1. 1. Andrew Behery & Berwin Xie PLTW IED PERIOD 6
  2. 2. <ul><li>The piano is a very popular musical instrument </li></ul><ul><li>The pianist uses this instrument by means of a keyboard </li></ul><ul><li>Many aspiring musicians learn piano as their first instrument </li></ul><ul><li>The piano is very versatile when it comes to what genres it can be used to play </li></ul><ul><li>Sounds is created by the tapping of keyboard keys (usually plastic) </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The piano was invented by Bartolomeo Cristofori </li></ul><ul><li>Pianos were originally made by hand and most high quality pianos are still made by hand </li></ul><ul><li>Many different types of pianos have been invented over the years, each adding something new to the table </li></ul><ul><li>The new improvements gradually evolved the piano into an instrument for more solo performances and for more home use </li></ul>
  4. 4. Upright Piano was invented by Bartolomeo Cristofori 1709 1774 Soft Piano pedals were invented 1783 Sustain Piano pedals were invented,r:4,s:0&tx=75&ty=89&safe=active 1766 Square Pianos were invented by John Zumpe 1720 Grand Piano invented by Bartolomeo Cristofori 1929 Digital Piano invented
  5. 5. <ul><li>The first piano was created by Bartolomeo Cristofori, a harpsichord maker. </li></ul><ul><li>It was first called a “ gravicembalo col piano, e forte” or Harpsichord with soft and loud. </li></ul><ul><li>Before the piano, harpsichords existed, but they could only be played at one level of loudness. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Square pianos were improved from the original because they were small and low cost when they were first invented </li></ul><ul><li>Strings of the piano run from side to side, instead of from front to back. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Grand Piano became more of a solo instrument, so it was louder than previous versions </li></ul><ul><li>The frame and strings had to be strengthen because to create more sound, there needed to be greater tension in the strings </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Most technologically advanced version of a piano </li></ul><ul><li>Allows for multiple sound sets to be used </li></ul><ul><li>Improved portability compared to previous versions of pianos </li></ul><ul><li>Some include memory-used to save music the player has made </li></ul><ul><li>This type of piano is also much less expensive than large full sized wood pianos </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>The piano is a part of nearly every modern and classical musical composition. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Concert Pitch Piano Services, . (2010).  The Piano timeline: a chronological history . Retrieved from </li></ul><ul><li>National Piano Foundation, . (2009). History of the piano . Retrieved from </li></ul><ul><li>Powers, Wendy. (2003, October).  The Piano: the pianoforte of bartolomeo cristofori . Retrieved from </li></ul><ul><li>Shaw, Mike. (2009, April 9).  Interesting facts about musical keyboards and where to buy them . Retrieved from </li></ul><ul><li>square piano. (2010). In  Encyclopædia Britannica . Retrieved September 12, 2010, from Encyclopædia Britannica Online: </li></ul><ul><li>The UK Piano Pages, . (2009).  A History of the piano, 1157-2007 . Retrieved from </li></ul><ul><li>WWW.GET-PIANO-LESSONS.COM, . (2010). Piano history: the complete story . Retrieved from </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Berwin Xie </li></ul><ul><li>& </li></ul><ul><li>Andrew Behery </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>