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  • Piano Types Of The Piano

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    With so many different piano types out there, it’s easy to get bogged down with looks, sizes, abilities, and sounds. In a nutshell, though, a piano will always be a “keyboard musical instrument with a wooden case enclosing a soundboard and metal strings, which are struck by hammers when the keys are depressed.” (Thanks Google). As you may know, our modern piano is technically the “piano-forte,” but you’ll have to check out our history of the piano post next week to get more info on that. Start

  • Essay on The Symbolism of the Piano in The Piano

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    The Symbolism of the Piano in The Piano         The piano has been inextricably linked with the roles and expectations of women in British society since its advent in the mid 1700s to the late 1800s when rising standards of living made it more accessible to middle class society. Pianos were regarded as "secure icons of social distinction" 1 and a wife was viewed similarly as a possession of "privatization, success and respectability."2 Pianos were instrumental in both reinforcing gender roles

  • Piano Reflection

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    violin and piano recital performed by Dr. Khachatryan on piano and his wife, Mrs. Neglia-Khachatryan on violin. Together they performed three pieces, two of which being sonatas and containing individual movements. Violin and Piano Sonata, No. 6 in A Major Op. 30 No. 1, composed by Ludwig Van Beethoven had 4 movements. Violin Sonata No. 3 in D Minor Op. 108, composed by Johannes Brahms. They finished the recital with a piece by Franz Schubert called Fantasy in C Major for Violin and Piano D. 934. It

  • Piano Techniques

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    person, proper piano technique is essential for a pianist. Not only can they prevent the damage of your health, it also improves the way you play the piano. There are key ideas on proper piano technique that you have to keep in mind. The first one is the position of your body to the piano. The second would be the position of your shoulders, arms, hands, and fingers to your body and the piano. The way your legs and knees are positioned is the third key point that contributes to the piano techniques.

  • Piano Pitches

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    The row in piano part appears fourteen times as segments I to XIV with various contours and configurations in which the row could either form a melodic line or a simultaneity. As an example, in mm. 1-3, the pitches produce layers of voices, while in mm. 3-5 selected pitches of the row produce simultaneities (fig. 9). Repetition of pitches occurs in segments I, II, III, VII, VIII, IX, X, XII, and XIII; while the elimination of pitches no. 1, 2, and 3 occurs in segments IV and VIII. Besides segmentation

  • The Physics of Piano

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    One of the most common musical instruments in many homes is the piano; and most people have the opportunity for even a few lessons in their youth. However, despite the simplicity of its lines and keys (88 keys), 2-3 pedals on the modern piano, and either upright (vertical) or grand style (horizontal), the physics of the piano are both interesting and complex. The modern piano is a descendent of the harpsichord, which used a plucking technique much like that of plucking the strings of a harp or

  • Piano Reflection

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    Everything was progressing smoothly as my fingers traversed the terrain of my upright piano until, inevitably, an all too familiar, jarring chord rang from its core. Although I wanted nothing more than to disregard my repeated blunder and never look back, I knew that this “strategy” would fall short when I performed the piece for my teacher the following day. So with perseverance, focus, and fear of a disapproving glare, I managed to play it through faultlessly. Now all that remained was the small

  • Beginner Piano

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    is a guide for beginner piano players. The essential concepts needed for beginner players to transition to the intermediate level are learning the notes on the piano, establishing a rudimentary foundation in theory, obtaining proper form and technique, practicing finger exercises, and learning the right music. (Slide 1 and 2) The first tip in learning how to play the piano is understanding how many keys are present, and where each note and octave is located. A standard piano has 88 keys that consist

  • My Piano : A Personal Speech : Playing The Piano

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    my grandma's piano playing. I knew that I wanted to be a piano player and that If I were to do that, then my grandma would have to teach me so that one day I could play just like her. I started playing piano when I was seven and I have been playing ever since. My grandma has taught me for five years and will continue to teach me. Piano is very big and important in my family. My cousins play and my grandma also teaches them and we all have to practice for her and other activities. Piano playing has

  • Essay on The Power of the Piano

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    sounds when played correctly that can bring tears to one’s eyes, touch your heart and soul, bring hope, or even joy and laughter to an event. All of this power… lies in the piano. The piano from its creation to this very second had transformed the world of music no matter what class, talent, and ability. To start off, the word piano is derived from the Italian word “pianoforte” which means, “quiet” and “loud” respectively (“Pianonet.com”). These words relate to how