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The piano is a musical instrument played by means of a keyboard that
produces sound by striking steel strings with felt hammers. The hammers
immediately return allowing the strings to continue vibrating at their
echoing occurrence. These vibrations are transmitted through a bridge to
a soundboard that amplifies them. The first piano was invented in the
year 1709, but at this time the piano was not as grand and royal but it
was a simple string instrument called the harmonica. After the harmonica
came the Piano that is known as one of the greatest instruments ever
invented. Although there were various crude earlier attempts to make
stringed keyboard instruments with struck strings, it is widely considered
that the piano was invented by a single individual: Bartolomeo
Cristofori of Padua, Italy, employed by Prince Ferdinand de Medici
as the Keeper of the Instruments. In the period lasting from about
1790 to 1860, the Mozart-era piano underwent tremendous changes,
which led to the modern form of the instrument. After this day everyone
has head the wish of playing this magnificent instrument. Though half
the grand pieces written by professional composers were made for the
harmonica the piano makes them sound beautiful.