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Portal:Piano/Did you know/1 … that the combined string tension in a grand piano is typically 15 to 20 tons and up to 30 tons in concert grands?

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Portal:Piano/Did you know/2 … that a piano usually has 230 strings and can produce 88 different notes?

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Portal:Piano/Did you know/3 … that since the 1950s, piano keys are no longer made from ebony and ivory but plastics?

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Portal:Piano/Did you know/4 … that during the past 100 years, there have been about 5,000 different piano brands?

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Portal:Piano/Did you know/5 … that aliquot stringing creates a richer piano sound by adding extra resonance strings in the treble?

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Portal:Piano/Did you know/6 … that the tangent piano is a rare keyboard instrument that fuses the sound of the harpsichord and piano?

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Portal:Piano/Did you know/7 … that in 1973, composer Richard Bunger Evans wrote The Well-Prepared Piano, a classic work describing prepared piano?

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Portal:Piano/Did you know/8 … that still-extant English piano manufacturer Broadwood and Sons once made instruments favoured by Haydn, Beethoven and Chopin?

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