Little known piano facts…

A piano covers the full spectrum of all orchestra instruments, from below the lowest note of the double bassoon to above the top note of the piccolo.  The last key on the piano is C

Anyone considering a career in any facet of music should consider studying the piano. Many music schools require at least one semester of piano, regardless of your major.

Independent studies show that children who learn piano tend to do better in school. This is attributed to the discipline, eye-hand coordination, social skills building, learning a new language (music) and the pleasure derived from making your own music.

The piano is the largest musical instrument (excluding the pipe organ) and is the most versatile.  A grand piano can be played faster than an upright  piano.   There are over 10 MILLION pianos in American homes, businesses, and institutions

Did you know that  Abraham Lincoln played piano while at the White House?

Pianos are made of thousands of pieces of wood glued together to form various parts of the playing mechanism as well as the cabinet. Felt, buckskin, paper, steel, iron, copper, and other materials are also used.  …the average medium size piano has about 230 strings, each string having about 165 pounds of tension, with the combined pull of all strings equaling approximately eighteen tons !

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