Posted: April 27, 2020
Good morning everyone. I hope you had a relaxing weekend and were able to spend some time listening to Benjamin Britten's "Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra". For the next few days I want to focus on the keyboard instruments.Technically, the keyboards can be part of the percussion family since a hammer (which is an extension of the key) hits a string inside the piano. Remember, a percussion instrument is anything we hit, strike or shake to produce a sound. Let's look at how keyboard instruments evolved or changed over the centuries. Tomorrow, I will post videos that demonstrate the keyboard instruments. For today you can take a look at this website I am providing below. Read the short intro of the following keyboards; celesta, clavichord, harpsichord, organ, pianoforte and piano.There is a brief explanation of each keyboard and a sound byte. Please note on the website, they don't have a proper pic of the pianoforte. Not sure why? They show a grand piano twice. Look for my sample posts tomorrow. Here is the website:https://www.classicsforkids.com/music/instruments.php?family=Keyboard. Click on "keyboards" then scroll down on screen until you see the celesta.