Nowadays, music is more accessible to people which has more effect on people nowadays than our great-grandparents. We can listen to popular music through iPod, iPhone, computer, internet and etc. However, these things would have been impossible to do back in 19th century because music can only be heard through live performance. This phenomena continue until the idea of recording music pop up back in late 1890s.
In the late 1890s, the concept of self-playing piano start to capture the attention of the inventors and the public and several different inventors’ mechanisms were marketed. Player piano has all the characteristic of a piano and it can play by itself. Piano designer and inventor Melville Clark had his very first instrument “Apollo Player Piano”, built with 88note standard in 1901 caused a major impact on the music industry. Player piano is the very first widely successful consumer device that was able to encode the data in binary format. This was done by hand punching rolls ...
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