One of the most beloved musical instruments of all time – the piano – has raised controversy regarding the appropriate instrument classification.
It is often presented as a stringed musical instrument, yet many argue that its sound comes from vibrating strings.
However, those strings vibrate in the first place simply because they’re struck by a hammer. The hammer rebounds from the strings, while the strings continue to vibrate.
That’s why the piano easily presents itself as both a percussion and a string instrument.
Latest pianos usually have a row of 52 white keys for the notes of the C major scale, along with 36 shorter black keys.
Although not portable and most likely placed at the higher end of the budget, the piano’s versatility has made it one of the world’s most enjoyable musical instruments.
Great software tools to keep up with the latest piano trends
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A greater understanding of the power of music can be achieved if you take a closer look at this Complete Music Guides section.