DID YOU KNOW
A standard piano can have upwards of 12000 moving parts. Each string of a piano holds approximately 168 pounds of tension, making the total tension of a standard piano with 236 strings a whopping 18 tons. Though the piano is a stringed instrument, it is considered to be a percussion instrument because of the mode of sound making, where the strings are struck and not plucked. That is why, in a typical symphonic orchestra set-up, the piano is positioned in the percussion section. Among all the keyboard instruments, the piano is arguably the most popular. It’s cousin, the pipe organ, dubbed by Mozart as the “king of instruments,” preceded the piano by centuries. It is believed to be invented in Greece in the 3rd century BC, while the piano was not invented until the 1700s. Its invention is credited to Bartolomeo Cristofori, an Italian maker of musical instruments. Cristofori wanted to call the instrument “arpicembalo,” which literally translates to “harp-harpsichord.” The piano got its name by accident, as a truncation of the phrase “che fa’ il piano, e il forte,” which is a reference to the ability of the piano to make soft and loud sounds. In Italian, the word “piano” means soft, with “pianissimo” as its superlative form.
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