Thursday, May 12, 2016

Now for some science: The first prehistoric pianists

The very first piano playing animals were amphibious, (Ichthyoklavierus) their lives  spanning the late Carboniferous and early Permian periods.  They could only sustain short primal melodies and ayres before returning to water. Still, for millions of years they dominted the music scene and eventually evolved fingers and even toes to work the damper pedal.


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