Topic: Piano: Stringed or Percussion?

I've always thought of it as a stringed instrument and not because in order to get my music degree in percussion (which I didn't), I would have had to play a recital, but because percussion music is all on one line and much simpler to learn. There. I said it: I'm just a dumb drummer. smile

Anyway, what if I wanted to post about the piano? Is it allowed? It might fit into the Music Theory section.

Thanks

Bill

My Dementia Blog: [url]http://www.wheretobud.blogspot.com]www.wheretobud.blogspot.com[/url]  also Alzheimer's Interview  [url]http://www.engadget.com/2011/07/14/15-minutes-of-fame-holding-fast-to-azeroth-through-the-journey/[/url]
Epiphone Les Paul Studio
Pearl Drums With Paiste Cymbals

Re: Piano: Stringed or Percussion?

This is an age old debate.

A harpsichord is considered a stringed instrument because the plectrum actually pluck the strings, whereas piano strings produce a note when they're struck, like a xylophone or glockenspiel ... and they're considered percussion instruments.

In the end, who really cares where we put them in our classification systems? It's all about the music!

ACOUSTICS:  Cordoba D10-CE / LaPatrie "Concert" / Takamine GD30CE-12 / Norman ST30
ELECTRICS:  EP Les Paul Custom Pro / Gretsch Streamliner G2420T
AMPS:  Traynor YCS50 / Peavey VK212 / Traynor AM150T
EFFECTS: Boss ME-80 Multi-effects / Ibanez WD7 wah

Re: Piano: Stringed or Percussion?

Tenement Funster wrote:

This is an age old debate.

A harpsichord is considered a stringed instrument because the plectrum actually pluck the strings, whereas piano strings produce a note when they're struck, like a xylophone or glockenspiel ... and they're considered percussion instruments.

In the end, who really cares where we put them in our classification systems? It's all about the music!

I agree. I am still trying too figure out the chicken or the egg thing.

my papy said son your going too drive me too drinking if you dont stop driving that   Hot  Rod  Lincoln!! Cmdr cody and his lost planet airman

Re: Piano: Stringed or Percussion?

the clue is the name on the tin....CHORDIE... if it plays chords....

if the site was called "strummie" then that might be a different matter

just my take on it

There are two "L's" in Phill

Re: Piano: Stringed or Percussion?

Sounds like you're not very happy with my post, I'm sorry about that, Phill. But "strummie" (I get it, btw)? No one was questioning what the site's name is, so please reread (or don't).

Or are you saying one strums a piano, I can't tell.

What I can tell is that I must have pissed you off, so in order to avoid that, I'll take my leave.

I enjoyed the interaction with everyone until now.

Best wishes to all of you. Even you, Phill smile

My Dementia Blog: [url]http://www.wheretobud.blogspot.com]www.wheretobud.blogspot.com[/url]  also Alzheimer's Interview  [url]http://www.engadget.com/2011/07/14/15-minutes-of-fame-holding-fast-to-azeroth-through-the-journey/[/url]
Epiphone Les Paul Studio
Pearl Drums With Paiste Cymbals

Re: Piano: Stringed or Percussion?

hang on a minute there Bill, i was not criticizing just trying to be humorous. i love piano/keyboards and was trying or failing to support your point, eg; piano is not strummed yet it has strings, and the strings are thumped but is not a drum!!!! does it matter? it makes music by playing the strings and (unless it's me playing it) very nice music too.

i'm sorry if my post came over as me criticizing your post, it was not meant that way.

i guess no-one really gets my sense of humour. maybe it's me that needs to bow out

There are two "L's" in Phill

Re: Piano: Stringed or Percussion?

No, but if I may suggest a smiley or two? You're dealing with a 65 year old recluse of a man. I know that's neither here nor there regarding what you wrote, but It's tough for me to see humor these days.  A smiley would be a "take me by the hand" kinda thing, and I'd appreciate it. smile

Thanks Phill

Bill (who has two "L's" as well! smile )

My Dementia Blog: [url]http://www.wheretobud.blogspot.com]www.wheretobud.blogspot.com[/url]  also Alzheimer's Interview  [url]http://www.engadget.com/2011/07/14/15-minutes-of-fame-holding-fast-to-azeroth-through-the-journey/[/url]
Epiphone Les Paul Studio
Pearl Drums With Paiste Cymbals

Re: Piano: Stringed or Percussion?

OK Bill with two L's

big_smile glad we sorted that one out big_smile

i'm 63 and a semi recluse. my wife says i desert her most nights of the week to sit here looking at my PC (not porn cool ) so she says she's a recluse hmm anyway i'd rather sit here than watch her "reality TV" or the soaps! sad

anyway, i hope we're friends now? roll

phill

There are two "L's" in Phill

Re: Piano: Stringed or Percussion?

dino48 wrote:
Tenement Funster wrote:

This is an age old debate.

A harpsichord is considered a stringed instrument because the plectrum actually pluck the strings, whereas piano strings produce a note when they're struck, like a xylophone or glockenspiel ... and they're considered percussion instruments.

In the end, who really cares where we put them in our classification systems? It's all about the music!

I agree. I am still trying too figure out the chicken or the egg thing.

I looked it up the embryo forms the shell around it strange but true

"Growing old is not for sissies"

Re: Piano: Stringed or Percussion?

Phill Williams wrote:

OK Bill with two L's

big_smile glad we sorted that one out big_smile

i'm 63 and a semi recluse. my wife says i desert her most nights of the week to sit here looking at my PC (not porn cool ) so she says she's a recluse hmm anyway i'd rather sit here than watch her "reality TV" or the soaps! sad

anyway, i hope we're friends now? roll

phill

Always have been. And that little hiccup is now settled. Thanks for all the smilies, btw! smile

Bill

My Dementia Blog: [url]http://www.wheretobud.blogspot.com]www.wheretobud.blogspot.com[/url]  also Alzheimer's Interview  [url]http://www.engadget.com/2011/07/14/15-minutes-of-fame-holding-fast-to-azeroth-through-the-journey/[/url]
Epiphone Les Paul Studio
Pearl Drums With Paiste Cymbals