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Piano

For archive (Updated on February 19, 2019)

Piano means “soft”. Forte means “strong”. Pianoforte is a musical instrument that can play soft and hard notes. It is more commonly known as Piano.

Pianos come in various sizes and flavors. There are Baby Pianos, Regular/Standard Pianos and Grand Pianos.

The traditional piano comes with Black & White Keys, Pedals, and Hammers to strike Tuned Strings.

Pianists

Many composers (Chopin, Bach, Beethoven, …) created masterful pieces for the piano.

Horowitz, a renowned pianist, said, “If I don’t practice for a day, only I will know. If I don’t practice for three days, my mum will know. If I don’t practice for seven days, my audience will know.”

The early Burmese pianists include Gita Lu Lin Maung Ko Ko, Sandaya Hla Htut, Sandaya Chit Swe and Sandaya Hla Thaung.

The RIT pianists include U Bo Gyi, U Kyaw Oo, Saya U Thet Lwin, U Tin Tun and U Chit Po.

Miscellaneous

The “Piano Tuner” is the name of a hit movie.

Burma Broadcasting Service (BBS) used to have a program called “Keyboard Constellation”.

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