Well, if you look at this photo, you will recognize them as the keys that were actually produced. The ones on the left are the ones that were manufactured, whereas the ones on the right are the ones that didn’t make it in time with the other keys.
But you probably don’t care. After all, they don’t have an effect on the song at all and they aren’t very interesting to look at. They’re just there as an example to show you that you can make a keyboard that sounds like piano, because these are the real items that went into making your instrument.
Now, you never need to know about the other things that went into making your instrument (because there isn’t much left to know to make the instrument for most people), but you should know if you want to make something that sounds like piano.
We’ll take a look at some of these items, including what these things are, and how they help produce some of the sounds that we recognize as piano.
A keyboard as an Example Instrument
Most people realize that the first example instrument is the piano. But what happens to it? It’s not a real piano unless you actually take it out and play it, right?
Of course not. You can’t actually move your hand and play a real piano (except in a very confined space, like a piano teacher’s practice space).
There aren’t any real piano strings or piano hammers to play with as we might be used to. The keys are built into the keyboard (as are all other parts in a real piano).
The keys that make up a real piano keyboard are the strings that are attached to each key by means of springs. When the key is depressed (and a key stroke occurs) these strings are stretched so that they are ready to engage with a spring, that’s what makes up the keyboard’s actuation system.
If this sounds familiar, just remember that this spring system works exactly the same as that of a hand operated electric guitar or an electric bass in the same way.
Once again, don’t read any further if we are talking about a piano keyboard. This is why there weren’t very many real pianos during the days of the piano.
It was a piano that was only for playing. Once people started to make instruments that used piano sounds, things were different. Then the idea of this is so similar to playing guitar, that we don’t even have to explain what