Here are some interesting facts about the piano: 15 Piano Facts Tips
The piano was invented in Italy in 1709 by Bartolomeo Cristofori, a harpsichord maker.
The first pianos were called fortepianos.
The word "piano" is a shortened version of the word "pianoforte", which means "soft" (piano) and "loud" (forte).
The piano developed from the clavichord, which looks like a piano but has a small metal blade called a "tangent" that hits the strings.
The piano is classified as a string and percussion instrument.
The piano has the widest range of notes of any instrument.
Most pianos have 88 keys.
The piano can have over 12,000 parts.
The piano can weigh up to 990 lbs.
The piano has 230 strings.
The piano depreciates with time.
One of the most expensive pianos ever sold was a Victorian Steinway grand that was valued at $1.2 million.
Pianos used to have ivory keys.
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