Musical Dictionary

Musical Dictionary

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Piano

1. Italian for "soft." 2. A stringed keyboard instrument. Its strings are struck by hammers which are connected to the keys. There are 88 keys on a modern piano, and each one is a different note. Originally called pianoforte, because it could play both soft (piano) and loud (forte).

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Musical Dictionary

Musical Dictionary

Our Interactive Dictionary of Musical Terms®.

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Piano

1. Italian for "soft." 2. A stringed keyboard instrument. Its strings are struck by hammers which are connected to the keys. There are 88 keys on a modern piano, and each one is a different note. Originally called pianoforte, because it could play both soft (piano) and loud (forte).

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