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Is piano a percussion or string?

Last Updated: 8th June, 2020

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On a piano, however, those vibrations are initiatedbyhammers hitting the strings rather than by plucking or by movingabow across them. So, the piano also falls into the realmofpercussion instruments. As a result, today the piano isgenerallyconsidered to be both a stringed and apercussioninstrument.

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Also question is, is the piano in the string family?

You play it by hitting its 88 black and white keyswithyour fingers, which suggests it belongs in thepercussionfamily. However, the keys lift hammers insidethepiano that strike strings (indeed, the piano hasmorestrings than any other string instrument), which produceitsdistinctive sound.

Beside above, what is percussion music? Percussion is music involving drumsandother instruments such as gongs, bells, cymbals, rattles,andtambourines. The instruments themselves are alsocalledpercussion. Percussion comes from the Latinwordpercussionem, which means "a striking, a blow."

Also question is, what classification is the piano?

Keyboard Struck string instruments

Is an organ a percussion instrument?

Did you know that the piano is classified asapercussion instrument, and the organ isactuallyclassified as a woodwind instrument? When you strikea pianokey, a small hammer hits a string, which produces the soundyouhear.

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