In the world of musical instruments, the piano is king. No instrument (with maybe the exception of the human voice) has had more impact on western music than the piano. Invented early in the 18th century by Bartolomeo Christofori.
The piano has a long history of bringing music to life with its delicate sound and beautiful resonance. But did you know that there’s a holiday dedicated to pianos? That’s right, there’s a day all about the history and love for pianos.
The history of the piano traces back more than 3 centuries, and chronicles how the piano, most popular instrument in existence, continues to be the premiere instrument as we enter its fourth century. It is the most complex mechanical device in any home and is capable of fulfilling the player’s every musical wish. With each development since its invention, the piano has increasingly been able to provide infinite nuance of expression, volume and duration of tone.
Playing the piano is good for your brain and the overall functionality of your body. It has been proven over the past few decades, as the technology to quantify changes in the brain has improved, that playing music stimulates more of your brain simultaneously than any other activity.
Learning the piano is the best way to study music and learn music theory. Unlike all other instruments – with the exception of other percussive pitch instruments, like the vibraphone and marimba – the piano is the only instrument you look directly at the notes you’re playing.
Today, lets celebrate this incredible instrument and all those magnificent pianist’s all around the world!