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The piano

By: Stella Langenbach

Why I chose the piano


I chose to play the piano because it has a really nice tune.
When I was small I kept pretending that I was preforming
on the piano. My family is very musical, my sister and my
brother play instruments. I used to play the violin for 6
years, the recorder (I cant remember for how long), and I
have been playing the piano for 3 years and doing voice
for 1 year. When my mom was small she also played an
instrument and my dad never really played an
instrument.

Piano parts
This
is an
uprig
ht
piano

Pros and cons about playing


the piano
Pros

Cons

o You exersize your fingers


o You have to practice a lot
o You learn new things like
to progress
o You cant bring it with you
reading the base and
trebble clef
on vacation because its to
o You play music and
big.
o It is an expensive
express your feelings
o You can never get a wrong
instrument
tone unless it is untuned
o It makes a beautifull
sound

Differences and simmilarities to a piano


Simmilarities

Diferences

o It is simmular to the
o The piano is diferent to
Organ because it also has
the organ because he
a keyboard
piano onley has 1 set of a
o The keyboard and the
keyboared. The Organ is
piano look pretty simmilar
way more complex and
and they have the same
has 2-3 sets of keyboards.
keys and they use the
It is also not opperated by
same clefs.
strings but by flutes.
o The piano is also diferent
to the keyboared because
the piano dosnt use
Thats an
electricity and it cant
Organ
change sound themes.

Fun facts

This is a grand piano

1)

The first piano constructed was made in1698 by


Bartolomeo Cristofori in Italy. That might seem old, but
other instruments such as the flute have been around
for thousands of years the piano is only 316 years old!

2)

There are 230 strings required for a piano to make its


full range of sound.

3)

In the olden days piano keys were made out of ivory.

4)

Almost every modern piano has 52 white keys and 36


black keys. This makes a total of 88 keys.

5)

There are 10 diferent types of piano, all of which have


metal strings which are struck by felt-covered hammers.

6)

An upright piano Weighs between 175300 kg

Bibilyography
Info:
http://www.answers.com/Q/How_many_types_of_pianos_are_there
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piano
https://
answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080107022304AAqRbis
http://singspiel.ca/blog/10-interesting-piano-facts/
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pianino

Pictures:
http://i.stack.imgur.com/WTms3.jpg
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http://cdn.patch.com/users/108903/2014/10/5447944d7d52a.jpg
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pg

Now I will play for you one of


the many songs I learned

Name: Sitting by the sea


By: Radnall Hartsell
Book name: Ocean scenes

This is
my
piano
at
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