Foster Piano Tuning

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What is a piano and how does it differ from its predecessors?

A piano is a stringed keyboard musical instrument with a hammer action. Felt covered hammers strike the strings to make the sound of each note. The piano was developed from the harpsichord. The sound of a harpsichord is produced by small plectra plucking strings - the volume and tone of the note is the same whether the key is struck with a small or large force. in a piano the tonal quality of each note is proportional to the force with which the key of the note is struck. Thus, the pianist can add much more colour and depth to his or her performance.

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