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PIANO TIMELINE

History Of The Piano

Tracing the roots of the piano to the very beginning of consciousness, when man first became aware of sound.

LIST
Ancient Times
C. 2650 BCE, Guqin

C. 3rd Millennium BCE, Harp

A painting of an early harpist before the common era.
The God Ra-Horakhty and Harpist. 1

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.

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[1]
Pergien.  "The God Ra-Horakhty."  Painting.  Original in the Louvre, Paris.  Commons Wikimedia.  Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 6 April 2007.  Web.  5 Oct. 2015.  Public Domain.
Additional References:
  • Lawergren, Bo.  "Ancient Harps."  Oxford Music Online.  Oxford University Press, 2007 – 2015.  Web.  14 Sept. 2015.
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