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Pianoforte | Definition


A modern keyboard instrument which produces sounds using hammers which strike metal strings. These hammers are activated by keys, depressed by the performer's fingers - the pressure and speed of which can vary, and therefore the volume. The piano has pedals which controls the dampers which stop the vibration of the strings and also a sustain pedal which lets the strings vibrate for longer. The piano is an extremely popular instrument in Classical, Romantic, Jazz, Pop, Rock, and Folk music.Famous jazz pianists: Duke Ellington, and Dave Brubeck.

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