What is a piano? It’s not a harpsichord or a clavichord or an organ but all of these and other instruments share some common lineage or at least certain similarities. They all have keyboards of course although they can differ in length or even number; for instance organs commonly have two or more … [Read more...]
The piano as we know it came to us as the result of developments based on prior instruments. While not pianos, these earlier instruments certainly contributed to it’s creation and as such deserve some discussion.