This link gives the bare basics, http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology-science/technology/who-invented-piano-10-things-5634135
This link give more details: http://www.piano-keyboard-guide.com/who-invented-the-piano.html
hammer mechanism instrumental the spinettone, a kind of harpsichord, and the more original oval spinet enhanced or dampened the sound
- When did Bartolomeo Cristofori invent the piano?
- Why did it become popular?
- What is the mechanism that make its sound unique?
- Who did he work for?
- How many pianos that he built are still in existence?
- Which keys were black and which were white on the first pianos?