Everyone of us has at some stage heard the sweet melody of a piano floating through the air. It’s a humble, noble instrument that not only creates majestic, sweet, soft sounds but can also strike fear with the depth and tone of its stronger notes.
The piano is notable in the fact that the pianist can control the tone and note only the note itself but also the actualy volume that is played. This is done by exerting differing amounts of pressure on the keys whilst playing. If the pianst is looking for a soft, suave touch then they can tap the keys with just the lightest hint of pressure. This will give off a classy and faint sound that will reach into the depths of every soul. A little later in the performance the pianist, if required, can produce what seems to be the exact opposite effect. They can strike the keys with such force and passion that the piano will create a sound of booming depth and volume. Every listener will be struck by the intensity and force of the music. There will not be a soul left unmoved.
The piano has traditionally been an instrument associated with classical music and symphonies. However, lately the piano has been utilised by many rock-n-roll and pop stars. It seems that the timeless charm of this instrument speaks more than words and infects the soul of even the most hip musicians.
If you are considering learning an instrument I humbly suggest you make a beeline to your local piano store and see what they have in stock. You will find many different pianos to suit and every budget and style.