The pleasant sound of a piano was first heard in Padua, Italy. Piano inventor Bartolomeo Cristafori may never have thought that this instrument would one day become the most popular instrument in the world, but after ten years and with the research of musicologists, the piano gradually became the mother instrument. A nickname that no instrument has been able to acquire to date. In fact, the sudden development and globalization of the piano can be attributed to an article by an Italian author. An article that was later published in other languages and became an introduction to the development and improvement of this instrument. The inventor of the piano, who was in fact a harpsichord maker, was trying to find a way to create an instrument with a wider range of sound. The sound of the harpsichord was a constant sound, independent of the intensity of the impact of the fingers on the key. The piano had the ability to select the volume of the musician’s fingers. In fact, the intensity of the impact causes the sound to become louder or softer.
The new harpsichord, originally called the piano forte (meaning strong and gentle), attracted the attention of musicians and musicians in the eighteenth century with its remarkable features. After that, with changes in the direction of improving the instrument, it became a modern piano and was named the mother instrument with its extraordinary sound range.
Of course, it should be said that musicians as well as other instruments were influential in shaping this idea and inventing it, among which we can mention the scooter, the German organist or Silberman, the famous creator of the organ. It is also said in some history books that the original idea of making a piano was rooted in instruments such as the dulcimer or hatbark. In such instruments, a hammer blow on the strings produces sound. Structure similar to Iranian santor.
The piano, in the early years of its life, due to its high price, belonged only to the aristocracy. The class’s interest in the piano was so great that playing it for every girl was one of the skills she had to learn before marriage. Of course, it is also important to note that playing the piano in public was only possible for men.
In the early nineteenth century, with the rise of the middle class, the piano gradually found its way into the homes of most sections of society. The popularization of the piano in the society made a lot of progress in relation to this instrument and music in general in other sectors.