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  • A prepared piano is "a piano that has had its sound altered by placing objects (preparations) between or on the strings or on the hammers or dampers."

    Here's an example: "In the piano version of his Piège de Méduse (1913 or 1914) Erik Satie's score called for placing sheets of paper on the piano strings in order to imitate the mechanical sound of a monkey puppet that figured in the play."

    - Wikipedia.

    June 24, 2010