7 Facts About Pianos

Keyboard Keys Close UpToday, we’re just going to share a small list of facts that might be of interest to those who love the piano. These aren’t amazing new facts but I was surprised by a few when I was researching into writing this post. I hope you enjoy our random facts!

  1. There are over 12,000 parts in a piano, 10,000 which are moving and was invented in 1698 by an Italian Bartolomeo Cristofori. There is still one of the original pianos at MET Museum in New York City.
  2. There are more women who play piano than men who are the average age of 28. There are actually 18 million non professional players in America alone.
  3. During 1869 the U.S. produced 25,000 pianos together valued at $7,000,000; during 1910 production was 350,000 pianos valued at $100,000,000! American love pianos.
  4. The word piano is a shortened form of pianoforte (PF), the Italian word for the instrument (which in turn derives from the previous terms gravicembalo col piano e forte and fortepiano). The Italian musical terms piano and forte indicate “soft” and “strong” respectively. – Wikipedia

  5. The famous Steinway pianos that have become the benchmark for well-crafted pianos could have had a completely different name. Henry Steinway changed his name from Engelhard Steinweg after arriving in the United States and starting his own company.
  6. Piano although a stringed instrument is usually considered a part of the percussion family because it uses a hammer to hit the strings which makes the noise you hear. It also has 88 keys with 36 black keys and 52 white keys.
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Hope you found these facts fun and interesting. Now watch this amazing 4 year kid play the piano. We have never seen anyone play as well as he does. It’s absolutely amazing!

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