Tracing the roots of the piano to the very beginning of consciousness, when man first became aware of sound.
C. 2650 BCE, Guqin
The ‘qin,’ and 'se,' were stringed instruments created by Fu Xi, known in Chinese mythology as the first of the ancient sages. Modern instruments have seven strings and a range of four octaves. Literature concerning the lore, its theory, and general literature dates back nearly 3,000 years.
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