The PIANO was invented by Bartolommeo Cristofori in 1709, so that makes it pretty young compared to other instruments. It was created because the harpsichord just couldn't match the power, dynamic range, and expression of the violin. The keyboard has 88 keys, 52 white keys and 36 black keys arranged in two’s and three’s. These serve as guideposts to the fingers so that the player can find the right keys to play.
Several improvements were made to the original over time due to the demands of players and composers. The piano has strings, but is considered a percussion instrument, perhaps due to the mechanical mechanism containing hammers that strike the strings to produce the sound.
Digital downloads of each pattern purchased consist of seven pages (8.5 x 11 inches), including four pages which when trimmed and taped together make the full-size (15 inches square) pattern master for doing the applique or embroidery method of your choosing. The download is in Adobe PDF format and you will need the free Adobe Reader software to print the pages.