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This is the one iPad Piano application that you must have!
The piano is a musical instrument played by means of a keyboard. It is one of the most popular instruments in the world. Widely used in classical music for solo performances, ensemble use, chamber music and accompaniment, the piano is also very popular as an aid to composing and rehearsal. Although not portable and often expensive, the piano's versatility and ubiquity have made it one of the world's most familiar musical instruments.
Pressing a key on the piano's keyboard causes a felt-covered hammer to strike steel strings. The hammers rebound, allowing the strings to continue vibrating at their resonant frequency. These vibrations are transmitted through a bridge to a sounding board that more-efficiently couples the acoustic energy to the air. The sound would otherwise be no louder than that directly produced by the strings. When the key is released, a damper stops the string's vibration. See the article on Piano key frequencies for a picture of the piano keyboard and the location of middle-C. In the Hornbostel-Sachs system of instrument classification, pianos are considered chordophones.
The word piano is a shortened form of pianoforte, the Italian word for the instrument (which in turn derives from the previous terms "gravicembalo col piano e forte" and fortepiano). The musical terms "piano" and "forte" mean "quiet" and "loud," and in this context refers to the variations in volume of sound the instrument produces in response to a pianist's touch on the keys: the greater a key press's velocity, the greater the force the hammers hit the strings with, and the louder the note produced.
"The piano is able to communicate the subtlest universal truths by means of wood, metal and vibrating air."
“Life is like a piano... what you get out of it depends on how you play it.”
“The piano is a monster that screams when you touch its teeth.”
“I see the player piano as the grandfather of the computer, the birth of the binary world.”
“To say to the painter that Nature is to be taken as she is, is to say to the player that he may sit on the piano”
We would like to thank our piano friends for their inspiration to our team :
Steinway & Sons
Story & Clark
Please email us with any requests, which we will do our best to integrate into the next update.
Thank you for downloading 100 Pianos and your continued support, and positive comments - we really appreciate it.
Thanks to the programming / design / management team - Horace, Jennifer, Robert, Thomas, Wu Li, Anne, Kenneth, Tad, Louise, Natasha, Veronika, Willian, Benjamin, Zack, Erik, Redmond, Jeffrey, Heather, Geroge, Jonathan, Vincent, Samuel, Yvonne, Inga, Oliver, Morton, Freddy, Lanny, Carl, Wayne, Alberto, and Stephanie