A good piano
is the culmination of years of labor by many skilled
craftsman. It is the summit of the furniture maker's
art. It is the perfect balance of many tons of string
tension. It is capable of producing the deafening thunder or
the softest whisper. Every time I play the piano, I am
grateful to all of the people who have been involved in its
history and making.
I would like
to introduce you to some cartoon characters who represent some
important parts of the piano so they can tell you what they
do. Continue on to the next few pages to meet them.