Tracing the roots of the piano to the very beginning of consciousness, when man first became aware of sound.
C. 3rd Millennium BCE, Harp
The harp appeared throughout the Middle East and Egypt, and moved widely across the world, in both vertical and horizontal modes. Considered to be the first stringed instrument, the speaking length of its various strings created a harmonic curve that would dictate the shape of the piano’s frame.
- Lawergren, Bo. "Ancient Harps." Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press, 2007 – 2015. Web. 14 Sept. 2015.