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A Piano’s Production

Avigail Sharer

Have you ever seen a grand piano? It looks grand, doesn’t it? Pianos are grand indeed; they’re known as the king of instruments. Made from over 2,500 parts, pianos are probably the most complicated non-electronic musical instrument to make. Let’s take a look at how that’s done.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

pianoPianos are grand indeed; they’re known as the king of instruments. They belong to the “string” family, as the sound is produced through a string being struck, but they also belong to the “percussion” family, as the sound is produced by a hammer striking a string. (Musical instruments are classified by their method of producing sound: percussion, string, wind, or electronic.)

The piano is a more modern version of its predecessor, the harpsichord. The stretched strings of a grand piano exert 30 tons of pressure on the piano. That’s more than the weight of an adult elephant! Pianos are known for their huge range of high and low notes and for their beautiful sound.

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