Saturday, February 27, 2010

Instrument inventors

The earliest trumpets can be traced to Egypt in 1500 B.C. The photograph at the left shows a trumpet dating back to 300 B.C. created by the Moche people of Peru.

The pipe organ owes its existence to the hydraulis (photo at left). This was invented by Greek mathematician Ctesibius of Alexandria. The instrument used water and evolved to today's pipe organ which uses air.

The piano first known as the pianoforte was invented around 1720, by Italian Bartolomeo Cristofori.

The clarinet was invented by German Johann Denner at the turn of the 18th century.

The saxophone was invented by Belgian instrument manufacturer, Adolphe Sax in 1841.

The electric organ was invented by Canadian Morse Robb in 1928.

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