Why Doesn't An Upright Piano Look More Like This?

In the baroque era, there was an upright version of the harpsichord. However it 
looked nothing like the upright pianos of today. It was called a
clavicytherium and it looked like this.

https://www.bing.com/th?id=OIP.GKO0hzJ44L81vr0_b29pdwHaOb&w=154&h=300&c=7&o=5&pid=1.7
what changed? why does today's upright look so different?


https://www.bing.com/thid=OIP.GKO0hzJ44L81vr0_b29pdwHaOb&w=154&h=300&c=7&o=5&pid=1.7

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a month ago
5

piano keys

How do piano keys stay in place. How are you able to press them down. Is there this long bar that runs through all the keys? idk. how come the keys aren't always touching the bottom. how do they stay in place

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a month ago
12

Why did you start piano?

I was in some kind of hospital,
where I was suddenly starting to play the piano,
I started as early as possible and played up to 7 hrs until it was time for dinner, when my parents came to take me home, I showed them some kind of melody 
(I think it was with both hands, but I wouldn't know surely anymore)
They where speechless (because I've never touched a piano in over 12yrs!)
and sent me to a private piano teacher, where I take lessons till today (4 yrs later) and I'm now already playing some pieces by Alkan, Liszt and, well "Hanon" XD.

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a month ago
27

Saltarelle - Alkan Problem

So, I'm currently learning Alkan's Saltarelle for a concert next summer, and I'm learning way too slow, I'm at the first 4 pages at the moment and I'm really bad when playing these first pages on record or even before an audience at the moment and this after one whole month of learning... Normally, I'm a fast learner, but I'm still stuttering at some points.
Also, should I learn all pages and then start to get better, or should I do page by page learning?

Thx for your answers

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a month ago
12

Extreme Handspan

Rachmaninoff is know for his large handspan, which could reach a 13th. Were there any other pianists with a handspan longer than Rachmaninoff, spanning a 14th, 15th, or even a 16th? please let me know

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a month ago
13

Piano Duet Suggestions

I want to do a Piano duet with a friend from school for eisteddfod in a few months. Are there any cool arrangements of songs that I will be able to download/buy? Due to copyright and stuff it is probably best if we can buy the sheet music but if there are compositions by people on musescore it should be okay too. We are about the same level (Grade 6/7 AMEB) so if it is a little challenging but still not too hard that would be great.
Thanks

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2 years ago
6

What to play, what to play...

I played piano when I was younger but decided to get back into it. I relearned the first movement of Moonlight Sonata and I am currently learning Claire de Lune by Debusssy. I can also play The Entertainer by Scott Joplin. What are songs that are around my skill level? Thanks!

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3 months ago
38

Left Hand Only

I just had an operation on my right arm and it will be out of commission for a few weeks. Are there any songs I can play with just my left hand out there?

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2 months ago
8

Issue

Piano has always been an instrument with great appeal. So when I was 8 my parents let me have a keyboard. The only problem is that they never really let me take lessons so I had to teach myself everything. I can play canon, minuets, and other pieces, but I can't read sheet music. I can read sheet music on viola and violin though. So on piano I've basically been on the same level the past 3 years and I was wondering where I could get some help

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3 months ago
16

Triple Manual Harpsichord

I know that harpsichord doesn't really pertain to the piano group, but I'm going to ask this anyway. some harpsichords have one keyboard, while others have two. the ones with 2 keyboards are called double manual harpsichords. So I was wondering if they ever created a triple manual harpsichord, with 3 keyboards

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3 months ago
2

Hello/ New keyboard advice needed!

Hi I'm Shirsho and I've been learning the piano on my own for about 5 months (Piano for dummies helped a lot). Well my current keyboard has 45 keys only (casio SA76) and I am planning to buy a new one. Sadly I have a tight budget of about $300. What should I buy? I was thinking of getting a Williams legato for the 88 keys but reviews seem to be mixed. What should I get? I am from Bangladesh btw :)

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3 months ago
16

Legal boring stuff but please answer if you know

Okay, so i found some sheet music on here which i have edited, I now feel like others may want to use it. am i allowed to upload it seeing as i based it off someone else's work on here?
I would guess i would have to get their permission but it's also a popular song so idk
Please answer ;)

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3 months ago
9

Piano Hub Weekly Digest

Hey Everyone,

We have recently kicked off a Weekly Digest to summarize the happenings within the hub each week and to highlight some of the new scores or discussions we feel really stand out.

As we develop this, we'd love to get your thoughts on how we can improve this. What would you like to see? What additional information or resources could be most valuable?

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3 months ago
7

Problem with reading Alkan Op.35 No. 1

So, I was sight-reading the melody part of the first Op. 35 etude and after having played through the first page a few times, I decided to look at the 3rd and last one and I've discovered some strange notes in the last few measures, that look like squares with lines on each side and they seemed to be completely unreadable for me...

Can someone please explain how to read them and why they are written like this?

Thx,
Robin Pannenberg

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3 months ago
3

Weekly Competition Prompts!!

Hello all! I hope everyone is having a lovely day. :)

I wanted to introduce MusiComp Prompts to you guys.

A lot of competition groups on here never last long. For some reason or another, many of them always seem to inevitably become inactive. I wanted to combat that and create a friendly competition group that lasted, so I created MusiComp Prompts!

Each week, I post prompts in four different categories - Theory, Concept, Emotion, and Story. You can enter whichever one(s) you want to, whichever weeks you want to. You have a week to compose a piece for the prompt(s) you choose, then I judge them and proclaim a winner for each prompt.

I didn't want to post anything in here until the group was going pretty steady, so we are actually on Week #5 right now, but we're always looking for new people to submit their work!

If this sounds like something you might be interested in, I urge you to check out the group and see if you have any inspiration for this week's prompts.

https://musescore.com/groups/mcp

Thank you so much, guys! :)

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4 months ago
8

10 most important composers in history?

In your opinion, what are the most important composers in music?
Which of them have made great contributions to the following generations?

In my opinion are:

Bach
Haydn
Mozart
Beethoven
Paganini
Liszt
Wagner
Tchaikovsky
Grieg
Debussy

In my opinion, without these composers, the direction of the music would be another.

For you what are?

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5 years ago
55

Motivation

Hey,
I'm a LCM grade 5 pianist and recently I have moved away from piano. I want to play it but I get pretty mad while playing if I make even one mistake. I'm not certain about playing it but I want to. I want to go against my non playing instinct. Help me about this please!

-crescentmoonsonade

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4 months ago
7