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By pianoblues / Monday 17 October 2016 20:22 / Canada - Thunder Bay
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By  dietcoke09  |  25

You probably weren't bad. Honestly, she may have found someone a little bit better, but I'm not saying you did a bad job. I think that when auditions are held they have to find the absolute best. But I think it's really great that she offered you another part.

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By  darkshadus  |  6

Last time I checked a piano is considered a percussion instrument since it needs "hammers" to hit the strings to make sounds vibrate if it didn't it would be a harp

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  TheMathMajor  |  26

Technically because the hammers strike the strings inside the piano, it could be considered a percussion instrument. But because the pianist doesn't strike the keys with a hammer, and because electronic keyboards don't have hammers at all, piano is usually classified as its own thing separate from percussion.

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  friedpwnadge  |  25

MathMajor, there is a direct mechanical connection between a pianist's finger and the string the hammer strikes. It's one of the reasons piano is such a versatile and difficult instrument to master. Verily, one never truly masters it.

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  DataWog  |  24

#14, that's what I thought too. Then my elementary school music teacher turned it into a learning experience by having all of us gather around her piano to watch the hammers work.

By  dietcoke09  |  25

You probably weren't bad. Honestly, she may have found someone a little bit better, but I'm not saying you did a bad job. I think that when auditions are held they have to find the absolute best. But I think it's really great that she offered you another part.

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  Bogrbon  |  14

I came to say the same thing. If she's been bad she wouldn't have gotten any part, but a lot of people play piano, and if one was better, this is what I'd expect.

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  meausx  |  6

What he's trying to describe is the various mallet instruments included in percussion. Xylophone, vibraphone, bells, and marimba have the same "keyboard" layout as a piano except that you use mallets instead of your fingers.

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