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Parts of the Piano

Learn about the parts of the piano, inside and out.
  1. Piano Keyboard
  2. Piano Strings

Piano Foot Pedals: An Illustrated Walk-Through
Only two piano pedals are universally standard, while the third has become misunderstood and forgotten. Learn what they do and how they're notated in sheet music.

The Bizarre History of the Piano Pedals
While the modern piano was receiving its final touches, the evolution of the piano pedal continued; learn about the three standard foot pedals, and how they became what they are today.

Piano Dampers

Piano Action


Piano Hammer

Bent Side

Piano Bridge




Hand Stop

Organ Rank

Frequency-Labeled Keyboard

Reverse Keyboard
One meaning of "reverse keyboard" is seemingly absurd; the other refers to something aesthetically intriguing! Read more.

Transposing Keyboard
Learn how transposing keyboards work, and why they were once very necessary.

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