The Modern Piano

Continuing from my previous post, The Pianoforte until the end of the 18th century, the piano continued evolving.   I have previously discussed the attempts of creating upright keyboards such as the clavicytherium and the pyramid piano. In 1798, William Southwell experimented with the square piano in order to create an upright square. Similar to the pyramid piano, was... Continue Reading →


The Pianoforte until the end of the 18th century

This blog began with the history of the piano and its evolution. I have taken it from the very beginning, discussing the beginning of the string instruments and how they all evolved and contributed to the evolution of keyboard instruments. I have referred to the main keyboard instruments that existed, and how they evolved to... Continue Reading →

The Harpsichord family

In the previous post I have discussed the Clavichord. Both the harpsichord and the clavichord coexisted at the same time. Despite that, not only they look different but they also have different mechanisms. The harpsichord existed in quite a few different forms. The whole harpsichord family seems to derive from the psaltery, since like the... Continue Reading →

The Organ and its evolution

I have started this blog by discussing the beginning of the string instruments. The string instrument: how it all started A hammered string instrument: the dulcimer A plucked string instrument: the epigonion The first string keyboard: the chekker The first pipe keyboard instrument was  the hydraulis.  It was an ancient Greek water organ, invented in the 3rd... Continue Reading →

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