February 16, 2011 (prof. clark talked about the upcoming midterm test for some time but i haven"t included the information because it"s irrelevant) Today: democratizing force of piano, ernesto nazareth, brazil, piano in japan and china. I ran: piano goes out in other locations (1870"s-1920"s), height of imperialist conquering, 1870"s is height of piano production. tries to incorporate musical scale structures from the east. a group of russians in late 19th century would write variations on chopsticks (proximity between russia and china) www. notesolution. com. Japan around 1870 sends delegation out for 20 months to check out other cultures. More about this is in the textbook: by early 20th century, everyone is on the piano bandwagon, and there is no need to import them anymore. This was especially true with upper class women just like in. Japan has some different tuning models, but adopted european tuning methods.