Now you are inventing 'brent' definitions. What has crescendo and diminuendo to do with singing quality? Have you ever heard of stacatto singing? Listen to the following piece, and realize that ALL the sounds from the singer are "singing", even those without vibrato, crescendo, decrescendo:
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If those are my own definitions, then I would be a music professor/director or something.
What has crescendo and diminuendo to do with singing quality? I thought you learnt violin, when it plays a long note, it doesn't stay the same. It either goes UP or DOWN but never monotone.
The piano is a percussion instrument. It doesn’t sing, at least not in the way a voice, violin or flute can sing! A pianist only has control over the brief moment of initiation of a sound, when the key releases the hammer which strikes its strings. Once that moment has passed, the sound gradually fades away at a set rate beyond the musician’s control. So the piano can only approximate the lyrical flow of a melody as it would be performed by a singer.
Singers and other instrumentalists have the option to sustain, fade or increase notes any way they wish, while pianists are stuck with playing sequences of fading notes. Well, one can sustain the notes a little by playing sympathetic resonating strings in the accompaniment, but the fact remains that pianos are not true singing instruments.