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The piano was originally conceived as a way for virtually anyone to play sheet music on an intuitive, easy-to-use interface. Unfortunately, the level of music literacy required to use a piano this way was uncommon then and rare now.

Del Parkinson, of the Boise State University Department of Music, is an expert on the subject and will deliver a free discussion/performance at Heatherwood Retirement Community, 5277 Kootenai St., today at 3 p.m.

His "discuformance," titled Classical Piano: An Orchestra in 88 Keys, covers the history and application of the piano, and includes performed examples.