Originally, the piano was named the "piano forte," which means "soft loud." It was called this because it was the first instrument of the time that could play both softl…y and loudly. Later, the name was shortened to "piano."
When the piano was first created, it was called the "piano forte," which means, "soft loud." It was called this because it was essentially the first instrument of the time tha…t could play both loudly and softly. Later, the name was shortened to "piano." Also because the original name for the piano was clavicembalo [or gravicembalo] col piano e forte (literally harpsichord capable of playing at the normal level, or more strongly). (italian)
All upright type pianos are vertical pianos. All horizontal pianos are grands. The smallest vertical is called a spinet then, console, studio and upright. There is no …such thing as an "upright grand." It is just a name placed onto a piano.
Mezzo Piano. I'm pretty sure.
It is plucked not hammered like a piano
Because the full name for a piano is 'piano forte', Italian for 'quiet loud'. 'Piano forte' was then shortened to 'piano'.
it works by decreasing the distance between the hammers and the strings. So since the hammer has less room to travel when the soft pedal is pressed it can not build up as much… speed therefore can not strike the string as hard which results in softer volume.
It was called a pianoforte earlier. "Piano" means "soft" and "forte" means "loud." Unlike the harpsichord--which always plays the same volume, and the organ--which requires pu…lling out or pushing in stops to change, the piano plays loud or soft depending on how you strike the key. The Pianoforte has now been shortened to 'Piano' as it is simpler and generally a more convenient name!
The word 'Piano' means soft :D
This answer greatly depends on what piano you are playing on. To play really quiet, when there is a PPP, or even a PPPP (which is very rare to find in today's music.), use t…he damper pedal. To play normally quiet, you will need to practice on the piano more and feel how to get a quiet sound with good tone. Sorry; there is not exact answer, through my experience. To play loud, hit the key faster. The volume of sound is determined by the speed with which you strike the key. If you hit the key very fast, you will produce a loud sound.
It is an electronic keyboard that has not fully weighted keys like a real piano, but has a softer keys. Keys are gradually gets softer touch going trough left to right. İe so…me harder touch at the left, gets lighter touch at the right.. Like an acoustic piano.. bass keys are harder.. treble keys are softer...
It is considered both, as it can be played both loud and soft. However, it is intended for softer music rather than louder music.
No, it was called the Piano-forte, which was short for clavicembalo [orgravicembalo] col piano e forte. This means harpsichord with soft and loud.
If you play the piano softly it will sound soft. If you play it hard it will sound loud. It mainly depends on what piece you are playing. If you are playing a rock song then o…bviously it will have to be loud, but if it is a love song then most of the time you play it softly. Hoped this helped :-)