Saturday, February 6, 2010

One down

One assignment done, 6 or 7 to go. Ok, just an excuse to share some Rachels - Last Things Last.

Technically the piano is a percussion instrument, but I don't think that's why I like it so much. I like harpsichords a lot as well, which utilize plucking instead of striking to elicit those wonderful resonant frequencies. The logical conclusion then is that I like instruments roughly shaped like pianos. On a related note, Wikipedia says "The word piano is a shortened form of the word pianoforte, which is derived from the original Italian name for the instrument, clavicembalo [or gravicembalo] col piano e forte (literally harpsichord with soft and loud)."

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