prepared piano
(preh-PAIRD pee-A-noe)


[Eng.]


A piano that has been adjusted in certain ways so that the sound produced is altered. Usually this is done by placing objects between certain piano strings altering the loudness, pitch, and tone color. Prepared piano was developed by John Cage.


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SUGGESTED LISTENING EXAMPLE:

Cage: Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano, Sonata II (closing)
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 65

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