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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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C. 1450s, Hammered Dulcimer
Early 1500s, Spinet

C. 1480, Clavicytherium

Thought to be the earliest surviving stringed keyboard instrument, perhaps originating from Ulm, an upright harpsichord of the clavicytherium variety with elaborate decorations and carvings.

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Additional References:
  • Wells, Elizabeth.  "Museum of Instruments: Catalogue, Part II Keyboard Instruments."  Center for Performance History.  Royal College of Music, 2005 – 2007.  Web.  14 Sept. 2015.
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