15 Oct Learn Piano Music
The beauty of music is that apart from its therapeutic nature, music has a way of connecting people. Music brings together people of different color, race, religion, regions and creed.Music as an art has evolved throughout the years in its production from using crude instruments to using some of the finest technology available. Definitely, the sound or the output has also been greatly improved. It can be argued that no music instrument has greatly influenced the production of music throughout the years than Piano, ever since it was invented.
The History of the Piano and Piano Music is a long one even if the exact year the musical instrument was invented is still in doubt. The widely accepted year that the piano was invented seems to be around the 1700s, in the 18th century. The others who disagree with that year of invention seem to agree that the year was much earlier, around the 1400s.Just like there are controversies with the invention year, also there are disputes regarding who actually invented the first piano instrument. This stringed and acoustic musical instrument invention by most accounts seems to be credited to the Italian Bartolomeo Cristofori.
The piano instrument is played using a keyboard which has small levers. The fingers or the thumb is used to strike the keyboard which consequently causes the strings to be struck by hammers. The Italian version of the instrument around the year it was invented called pianoforte is from where the existing piano name was derived. Did you know that the Italian terms for Forte and Piano mean loud and soft respectively?The loud and soft refers to the sound variations produced when the hammer hits the strings. Normally, put simply the greater the pressure applied on the key press, the greater the sound produced.
If we cast our net wider in the history of the piano and Piano Music, it is also important to note of the first or the original musical instruments to influence the invention of the piano. If you are a Christian, the history of the piano instrument started around the biblical times. In the bible, two music instruments that had an influence over piano are organ and harp.
In Greek, famous for its earlier inventions, Hydraulis musical instrument was invented around 220 B.C. The instrument is important in the history of the piano because it was the first instrument to be recorded to have a keyboard. It formed the basis for most of the present organ instrument used today. Two other musical instruments worth mentioning here that greatly influenced the invention of thepiano also are Spinet and virginal.