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Keybird ~ A New Portable Piano

By Glen Barkman

Many years ago, I remember seeing a piano in a museum similar to the one shown above (built in 1787 by Christian Gottlob Hubert. On display at Germanisches Nationalmuseum - Nuremberg, Germany). I have often wondered why acoustic portable pianos never really took off. Although we've seen more portable keyboard instruments like harpsichords, accordions ... Continue Reading

Many years ago, I remember seeing a piano in a museum built in the 1700's that was portable. I have often wondered why acoustic portable pianos never really took off. When you play these early pianos from the late 1700’s, they don’t really resemble pianos like we know them today. These portable pianos had a thin, tinny sound due to light-weight strings, much like guitar strings. In the evolution of the piano, there was a desire for better tone, and bigger sound, having lush warmth with beautiful sustain. In order to achieve these qualities, however, more strings and thicker strings were added. This created a problem – adding more strings meant more tension and more tension required more structural integrity and so, cast iron was implemented to create the rigidity to withstand more than 19 tons of string tension of a modern piano. As we all know, iron creates weight, and the weight makes for an instrument that isn’t portable. Really petite modern pianos today weigh 375 lbs (170 kg) while concert grands can weigh as much as 1550 lbs! (700kgs!). But still my thoughts of a portable piano have remained, wondering what a modern take on an old concept might look like.
Well this year at the NAMM show, the Keybird piano was the fulfillment of that concept. It is unlike anything I had ever seen and truly is the embodiment of the modern ideal of a portable piano. Weighing in at 130 lbs (59 kg), it disassembles even further into components to become even more portable and even fits into the trunk of a car! Continue Reading


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There are 4 common sizes of upright pianos and 6 categories of grand sizes available. For a detailed description of each size, click on the desired size of piano. Upright pianos are qualified by height and grand pianos are measured by length. Assuming that most pianos have 88 standard-sized keys, piano width is similar. Depth of upright pianos range from 21″ to 27″ (52cm-67cm).


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