04 May '15, 12pm

Who Invented The Piano? Google Doodle Celebrates Bartolomeo Cristofori’s 360th Birthday

Many of us know the names of piano greats, but today’s Google logo schools us on its inventor Bartolomeo Critofori. Today marks the Italian instrument maker’s 360th birthday. The doodle highlights the mechanics behind Critofori’s invention, using animation to show how the piano hammer strikes the strings, making the volume louder or softer depending on how hard a piano key is struck. Originally called a pianoforte, Google’s doodle blog post on the logo sheds light on how the piano got its name: “In Italian, piano means soft, while forte means loud. Being able to change the volume was a major breakthrough.” Being able to change the volume was a major breakthrough. And that’s exactly what Doodler Leon Hong wanted to highlight in this interactive Doodle. Clicking the search icon on the side of the logo returns results for “who invented the piano” and the doodle includes shari...

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