Which instrument family is the Piano??

Which instrument family is the Piano??

    
Which instrument family is the Piano??    11:21 on Tuesday, October 03, 2006          

Piano_Princess
(103 points)
Posted by Piano_Princess

Which instrument family does the piano belong to? I need to know for school....my music teacher says the String family, but my other music teacher says Percussion....which is correct?

I've also been told somewhere that it belongs to the 'keyboard family'...which I didn't even know was a family!!!

Please help as soon as possible!!!

Love Laura
XxX


Re: Which instrument family is the Piano??    11:33 on Tuesday, October 03, 2006          

Piano_dude
(23 points)
Posted by Piano_dude

I think It's part of the string family

I don't think There's a Keyborad family, either. But I have been wrong before.


Re: Which instrument family is the Piano??    06:58 on Wednesday, October 04, 2006          

z07
(52 points)
Posted by z07

Pianos are members of the percussion family. This is because the hammers strike the strings. Harpsichords, however, are members of the string family because their strings are plucked.


Re: Which instrument family is the Piano??    07:02 on Wednesday, October 04, 2006          

Account Closed
(904 points)
Posted by Account Closed

Yes, definitely the percussion family.


Re: Which instrument family is the Piano??    13:34 on Wednesday, October 04, 2006          

Piano_Princess
(103 points)
Posted by Piano_Princess

Okay cool, thanks everyone, that was helpful

Love Laura
XxXxX


Re: Which instrument family is the Piano??    18:56 on Friday, November 03, 2006          

music999man
(57 points)
Posted by music999man

This piano is also a part of the keyboard family, along with the harpsichord, pipe organ, and the clavichord.


Re: Which instrument family is the Piano??    19:11 on Friday, November 03, 2006          

thug_sweetie77
(8 points)
Posted by thug_sweetie77

haha, the charts in my piano class say that it is both.. but i think its more of a precussion anyways.


Re: Which instrument family is the Piano??    13:10 on Saturday, November 04, 2006          

shelly_belly
(60 points)
Posted by shelly_belly

definitely percussion as said before can't remember who by but the strings are hit with hammers so its percussion and technically there is no such thing as a keyboard family


Re: Which instrument family is the Piano??    20:26 on Tuesday, November 07, 2006          

music999man
(57 points)
Posted by music999man

I just learned in Music Appreciation class that it is a definite-toned percussion instrument and a keyboard family instrument. It is both. And I hope this doesn't come too late
~Ashton

<Added>

P.S. My music appreciation teacher has been teaching Music Appreciation for over 15 years, so he knows what he's talking about.


Re: Which instrument family is the Piano??    14:17 on Thursday, January 04, 2007          

dtruex
(2 points)
Posted by dtruex

I am currently a music teacher. I know that it is too late to help you with your class. I had always been taught through high school that piano was a percussion instrument, but when I went to college found that there is an ongoing debate about which family it belongs to...string or percussion. The keyboard family doesn't really exist as of now. Most of the keyboard instruments are considered percussion because you strike them all with a mallet, but if the keyboard family does come into existence then it would stop all of this confusion over the piano. Wouldn't it?


Re: Which instrument family is the Piano??    17:04 on Friday, January 05, 2007          

treblepilgrim
(22 points)
Posted by treblepilgrim

What family does the keyboard belong to?


Re: Which instrument family is the Piano??    19:24 on Saturday, January 13, 2007          

Ivory_Ebony
(10 points)
Posted by Ivory_Ebony

The electric family?


Re: Which instrument family is the Piano??    12:25 on Wednesday, January 17, 2007          

stokes
(5 points)
Posted by stokes

Really, since the piano more and more goes over to be digitalized, do you think that will change? You can't really say an electric piano is a percussion instrument...


Re: Which instrument family is the Piano??    15:27 on Wednesday, January 17, 2007          

dtruex
(2 points)
Posted by dtruex

Actually now that you mention it there is kind of a family called electronic, but it isn't official or part of the symphony orchestra or anything like that. The electric keyboard, electric guitar, electric bass, etc. would be considered electronic.


Re: Which instrument family is the Piano??    11:02 on Thursday, January 18, 2007          

TheCase
(2 points)
Posted by TheCase

A non electric piano I think it would be string family


   





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