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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.

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1200, Chifonie
Early 1300s, Clavichord

C. 1280, Citole

English citole c.1300, rebuilt into a violin c.16th century, at the British Museum, London.
English Citole, c. 1300, remodeled as a violin in the 16th Century. 1

Unlike the psaltery and dulcimer, the citole was played with fingers instead of a plectrum. Carved from a single piece of wood and shaped like a ‘holly-leaf,’ the British Museum houses the only surviving instrument.

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Romainbehar.  "English Citole, c. 1300, Remodeled as a violin in the 16th C."  Photograph.  Original in the British Museum, London.  Commons Wikimedia.  Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 19 May 2008.  Web.  5 Oct. 2015.  Public Domain.
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