What’s the first thing you picture when you hear someone mention player pianos? For many of us the term evokes memories of that old player upright in your basement or the local soda shop (or shoppe if the proprietor went for a certain ambiance). Or perhaps it resided at a friend’s or relative’s … [Read more...] about Player Pianos Yesterday and Today
In more ways than one. First of all, most people, whether they play piano or not, instinctively recognize the beauty and grandeur of a grand piano. As nice as a vertical piano may be it can’t quite seem to compete with a grand. Grand pianos are imbued with a sense of power and potential, almost … [Read more...] about Grand Pianos are Grand
To many people if a piano is not a grand it’s an upright. But the term “upright piano” might be more accurately applied to the largest sizes of vertical (as opposed to grand) pianos. While the terms are somewhat general and loosely applied there are four categories or size groups often used to … [Read more...] about Upright Pianos – the Basics
You may or may not have a “type” but pianos do. What I mean is we can broadly classify them according to size and function. While both categories encompass a number of size variations, we generally divide them into Grand Pianos and Upright Pianos (or Vertical Pianos - more on that later). We will … [Read more...] about What’s Your Type (of Piano)?