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Why Upgrade From An Upright Piano To A Grand Piano?
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By Glen Barkman

I've heard this statement many times. In fact it happened when I was a young. The piano teacher states, "Your children are at a level now where it would be helpful to have them practice on a grand piano". But is there any substance to this statement? Is there validity in upgrading to a grand piano? Is there empirical data that proves the advantages ... Continue Reading

I've heard this statement many times. In fact it happened when I was a young. The piano teacher states, "Your children are at a level now where it would be helpful to have them practice on a grand piano". But is there any substance to this statement? Is there validity in upgrading to a grand piano? Is there empirical data that proves the advantages of a grand piano? In short, the answer is yes. Let's take a look at what makes grand pianos so... grand! There are 5 main differences between upright and grand pianos.

First, grand piano keys are longer. Why do long keys matter? One common statement that I’ve heard many times is that grand pianos are somehow heavier to play. By design, grand pianos shouldn’t feel heavier than upright pianos. If they do feel excessively heavy, it may be caused from undue friction, a poor design or an action that hasn’t been weighed off properly. Grand pianos and upright pianos should both feel comfortable to play. But there is one aspect of grand piano touch which is superior and that has to do with evenness. It relates to part of the key that you can't see and so I took 3 keys out of 3 different pianos to demonstrate. Pictured below are 3 keys sticks - one from a medium sized 5'8" grand piano, a tall 52" ... Continue Reading

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