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Instruments like the harpsichord were around in the 17th century and used the technique of a metal hammer hitting a string to produce sound. An Italian man first built the piano using the basic principles of a harpsicord, and called it a pianoforte. Johannes Sebastian Bach approved of the piano design in 1747 and, from then on, it became a wildly popular musical instrument.

  1. 1. What was an early version of the piano?
    1. a. Organ
    2. b. Keyboard
    3. c. Harpsichord
  2. 2. What kind of hammer hits a piano string?
    1. a. Heavy
    2. b. Metal
    3. c. Plastic
  3. 3. Who approved of the piano design?
    1. a. Beethoven
    2. b. Bach
    3. c. Mozart