Grand Pianos vs. Upright Pianos: What’s the Difference?

Grand Versus Upright Grand pianos and upright pianos are the two basic styles of pianos available to consumers. Both come in different sizes, which affects the instrument’s sound. The larger a piano, the longer its strings and the larger its area of soundboard.  Whereas a grand piano increases in length, upright pianos (also called vertical pianos) increase … Continued

What Makes a Grand Piano so Grand?

The standing joke is that the grand piano got its name from the grands it costs. Consisting of over 12,000 parts, the grand piano is no joke: its design has been perfected since its debut in the 19th century. Prized by professional pianists, this solo instrument is known for its size, its balanced sound, as well as its beauty and high-quality materials.

How To Properly Place Your Grand Piano In A Room?

Grand pianos are temperamental musical instruments – subject to variations in humidity and heat. Placing them in less-than-ideal surroundings that are extremely damp, hot, cold, or merely unprotected can lead to unfailing tuning issues and maintenance expenditure down the road. Before you buy a grand piano, ensure that you have sufficient space to accommodate it.

What Baby Grand Piano Should I Buy?

Baby grand pianos are a popular choice for individuals who want the look and sound of a grand piano without utilizing a huge amount of space. Additionally, it is also affordable to own a baby grand piano. Before you purchase one, you need to know what to look for in this piano type. Purchasing a … Continued

What To Look for When Buying A Upright Piano

When I was small, one of the things I most looked forward to was going to my grandparents’ house, and seeing the marvelous upright piano they’d had since the 40s. I spent hours listening to my grandmother banging out everything from church hymns to ragtime. I never became very good at playing the piano myself, … Continued