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  • Bartolomeo Cristofori made the first practical piano in 1700, the first piano capable of being played soft and loudly with an escapement mechanism for the hammers. Cristofori's originally named this instrument "piano et forte," which meant "soft and loud." The term "grand piano" did not come into use until 1777.

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    Piano Facts: Interesting Facts About Pianos

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