MUSIC THROUGH THE AGES

Development Of The Piano: A Timeline
Tracing the roots of the piano to the very beginning of consciousness,
when man first became aware of sound.
PIANO MAKERS & BRANDS
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The Kimball Company purchased by Jasper Corporation.

Harold B. Rhodes / Inventor – Fender Rhodes Piano. [ 1 ]

Harold Rhodes (1910 – 2000) with the colloboration of Leo Fender  (1909 – 1991) invented the electric “piano bass.“


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Shortchecker.  "Harold B. Rhodes / Inventor – Fender Rhodes Piano."  Photograph.  Online Video Still.  YouTube.  YouTube, 16 May 2013. Web.  18 Feb, 2016.  Standard YouTube License.
Additional References:
  • Pauley, Jared.  "A History of the Fender Rhodes Electric Piano."  Jazz.Com.  Jazz.Com, 23 July 2009.  Web.  18 Feb. 2016.
  • Rhodes Music Corporation.  "Redefining History."  RhodesPiano.Com.  Rhodes Music Corporation, 2011.  Web.  18 Feb. 2016.

Érard, Gaveau, and Pleyel merge.

The Fender Rhodes electric piano introduced, Suitcase 73.

 

The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano: An In Depth Review. [ 1 ]

 


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audiotech vr.  "The Fender Rhodes Electric Piano: An In Depth Review."  Online Video.  YouTube.  YouTube, 21 Aug. 2014.  Web.  18 Feb. 2016.  Standard YouTube License.

Baldwin's Patent #3478635, 1969. [ 1 ]

Patent awarded Baldwin for its Acu-JustTM Hitch Pin design, improving tonal resonance.


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"U.S. Patent # US 3478635 A,  Nov. 18, 1969 - Hitch Pin for Stringed Instruments."  Google Patents.  FI CLAIMS Patent Services, n.d.  Web.  18 Feb. 2016.  No Known Copyright Restrictions.

Schimmel acquires Erard, Gaveau, and Pleyel.

Roland Digital Pianos - LX-17

View Information on Roland and the revolutionary LX-17.
Roland Corporation established by Ikutaro Kakehashi (b. 1930), in Japan.


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 Images © Roland US, By Permission.  

The New HPi-50e in the HP-Series. [ 1 ]

Production of the first digital pianos for home use, Roland’s early HP series.


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Images © Roland US, By Permission.           

Falcone Logo

View the stats on Falcone.
Falcone Piano Company established by Sicilian born American Santi Falcone (b. 1945) in Massachusetts.

Roland’s HP-300 and HP-400 released, the first digital pianos with MIDI.

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Additional References:
  • Mastehead Image: O’Donnell, Dylan.  "Piano Strings."  Photograph.  Deography.  Dylan O’Donnell, 1 Nov. 2010.  Web.  18 June 2015.  Public Domain.
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  • Blaise, Gary.  "The Early String Keyboards."  Gary Blaise.  Gary Blaise Early Keyboard Instruments, n.d.  Web.  18 June 2015.
  • "History of Classical Music."  Naxos.  Naxos Digital Services Ltd., n.d.  Web.  18 June 2015.
  • "History of the Piano."  Piano Technicians Guild.  Piano Technicians Guild, Inc. n.d.  Web.  18 June 2015.
  • "Development of the Piano."  Bluebook of Piano.  Bluebook of Pianos, 1933 – 2015.  18 June 2015.
  • Estrella, Steven G.  "Stylistic Timeline of Music History."  Steven Estrella.  Steven G. Estrella, 2013.  Web.  18 June 2015.
  • "The History of Graphical Music Notation."  Block Museum.  Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, n.d.  Web.  18 June 2015.
  • "The Piano Time Line: A Chronological History."  Concert Pitch Piano.  Concert Pitch Piano Services, 2000 – 2015.  Web.  18 June. 2015.
  • "History of the Piano."  Piano Tuners.  The UK Piano Pages, 1996 – 2015.  Web.  18 June. 2015.
  • Weinstock, Ron.  "A Personal List of Ten Great Blues Pianists."  In a Blue Mood.  In a Blue Mood, 25 Sept. 2009.  Web.  18 June 2015.
  • "Romantic Music."  Essential Humanities.  Essential Humanities, 2008 – 2013.  Web.  19 June 2015.
  • "List of Romantic-Era Composers."  Wikipedia.  Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 15 Sept. 2015.  Web.  18 Sept. 2015.
  • Duchen, Jessica.  "Top 20: The World’s Greatest Pianists."  Sinfini Music.  Sinfini Music, 23 April 2014.  Web.  18 June 2015.
  • Solomon, Jon.  "The Ten Best Jazz Pianists of All Time."  Westword.  Denver Westword, LLC., 27 Aug. 2013.  18 June 2015.
  • Sturm, Connie Arrau, Debra Brubaker Burs, and Anita Jackson, eds.  "Annotated Bibliography of Sources on the History of Piano Technique and Piano Pedagogy."  Piano Technique.  Piano Technique.Net, n.d.  Web.  18 June 2015.
  • Groves Music Online for Music Research.  Oxford Music Online.  Oxford University Press, 2007 – 2015.  Web.  June – December 2015.
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