Monthly Archives: June 2013

Why Music Theory?

“Theory is the abstract knowledge or reasoning of any art as opposed to the practice of it.” Music theory is a subject which examines how music works and how it is built. It is about studying the notation and language of music to be able to understand the structure and the pattern behind any piece of...

What is a Piano?

Piano is a keyboard musical instrument. The word piano is the shortened form of pianoforte. The name comes from the fact that the instrument could be played softly(piano) or loudly(forte). Piano’s wooden body encloses the metal strings, hammers and the soundboard. Different pitches are produced by pressing the keys on the piano which moves the hammers...

Brief Story of Piano

Piano was invented by a maker of musical instruments, Bartolomeo Cristofori, in Italy in the beginning of 18th century. In other words he evolved piano from Harpsichord.

Prior to the invention of the piano, Clavichord and Harpsichord were the primary keyboard instruments date back respectively to 14th and 15th century. Clavichord is one of...