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May 18, 2016
The Word "Piano" and Its Double Meaning

The word piano comes from the Italian word pianoforte, which means "soft-loud." The inventor of the piano, Bartolomeo Cristofori, called it that because the piano offered a much wider range of volume than its predecessors. If your kid's music teacher instructs your child to play piano or even pianissimo, he or she wants your child to play softly.


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