My students are being told at school that the piano (manual) is a
presently being classified as a string instrument rather than what I always
was taught, piano is a precussion instrument because the hammers hit the
strings. I am wondering if the new nomenclature comes because strings are
a greater part of the structure of the instrument. Why was it classified
as a percussion instrument before? Thanks for attention to this question in
advance of the answers.
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