Why the piano play?
You have at least 300 years of literature to choose from, music from Bach to Mozart to Beethoven to Chopin to Schumann to Henry Mancini to Yiruma to… The list is endless. The piano is an incredibly exciting instrument to play.You may want to check out Albany Used Pianos for more.
It is extremely important to select the correct form of piano – a good piano can develop a good sense of touch, build up finger strength & dexterity, build up the right sense of pitch… And so forth.
What piano forms do we have?
What we considered a piano three centuries ago is something that looks like a harpsichord, but sounds different. We mostly have concert grands, baby grands, uprights, and even electronic pianos nowadays. There are, moreover, so many brand options – Steinway, Yamaha, Kawai, Young Chang, Pearl River, Bosendorfer…
Let’s go through each of the styles of pianos, provided so many choices:
Grands of Concert
The 9-foot-long grand pianos that you see at concerts. Steinway is renowned for its concert grands – many classical pianists enjoy them. These are the finest pianos one can ever afford.
The touch of concert grands is very heavy (compared to others), but this heavy touch makes the generation of very beautiful tone and color. If you’re a good pianist and you have a lot of money and a wide space to fit your instrument, the logical option is to go for a grand concert.
Baby grands are typically grand pianos of 5 or 6 feet, approximately 2 feet smaller than the “normal” grands. The smaller size helps it to fit into a smaller space, but for the baby grand to sound good, you need quite a large room from experience.
The touch of baby grands is still fairly intense but not as heavy as a concert grand. Baby grands are a very good choice if you have plenty of cash and a moderately large space to position your piano. In addition, some individuals see baby grands as beautiful furniture.
The most popular piano is the upright piano. The upright strings are positioned vertically instead of horizontally, unlike a grand piano. This makes the mechanism entirely different from grand pianos, so the touch is very distinct as well. (Don’t worry though, you’ll have no problems playing a grand if you’ve started with an upright one – only that we need some time to adjust to the heavier touch)
Many people choose uprights because they are more accessible, they need less room to maintain, and they have a damper pedal to muffle the sounds. The volume switches down automatically by pressing the damper pedal – this makes practice even late at night without giving headaches to neighbors.
Even though it is the most affordable and the most portable, I personally do not suggest purchasing an electronic piano.