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Updated: Apr 13, 2019

Piano is an instrument with keys that creates sounds through its strings. The sounds are created by a wooden hammer that hits the strings when the keys are pushed. As much as it is used in classical music and jazz, it is also widely used in the production of cinematic music.

First piano was made by Bartolomeo Cristofori in the 1700s in Florence.

Cristofori made efforts to develop the piano throughout his life and until his death in 1732 he produced many pianos. His biggest achievement was ensuring that a different note be played immediately after the hammer hits the strings, which was a mechanical problem for the piano.

The biggest difference between piano, which takes its name from the term Pianoforte, and its ancestor harpsichord, is that when pushing the keys the force applied determines the loudness of the sound.

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