This education blog shares various horizons of music in order to promote sustainable development of music education. Being devoted to music education for 17 years, Carol Ng has established her private studio at Sandy Bay, Tasmania with an examination-standard Yamaha grand piano. In addition, Carol is keen on enlightening the next generation and advocating continuous advancement of music industry.

教育BLOG旨在推廣音樂教育發展,讓更多人認識不同的音樂領域;吳老師投身音樂教育十七年,於塔斯馬尼亞的沙地灣開設私人教室,並採用符合考試標準之Yamaha 三角琴教學,致力培育新一代音樂學好者及推動音樂行業的持續發展。

2015年10月21日 星期三

Types Of Pianos

How many different types of pianos are there? There are many piano types, but the two basic ones are: horizontal(grand pianos) and vertical(upright pianos).

Horizontal pianos

Horizontal pianos are called like that because of the way the strings are arranged in the piano – simply, in a horizontal position. Horizontal pianos can also be called grand pianos which is more familiar term for everyone.
grand types of pianos

There are six horizontal or grand types of pianos:

  • Petite Grand – Are called Petite Grand because they are the smallest horizontal pianos and their size is from 4′ 5″ to 4′ 11″.
  • Baby Grand – These types of pianos are the best from the horizontal pianos because they are the perfect fit for your living room and your pocket. The size is from 5′ 0 – 5′ 6″.
  • Medium Grand – These types of pianos are pretty much the same as the Baby Grand pianos only a bit larger. The size is about 5′ 7″.
  • Parlor Grand – These types of pianos are very similar to Concert Grand only 3/4 from their size. The size is from 5′ 9″ to 6′ 1″.
  • Semi-Concert Pianos – a.k.a. ballroom pianos. The size is from 6′ 5″ to 7′ 5″.
  • Concert Grand – It’s the largest type of piano. Its size is from 7′ 6″ to 9′ 6″.

Vertical pianos

Vertical pianos are also called like that because of the way the strings are arranged in the piano – simply, in a vertical position, also known as upright pianos. These pianos are not as big as the horizontal ones, that is why they can be found more in homes, schools etc.
vertical types of piano

There are also six vertical piano types:

  • Spinet – the smallest vertical piano, can be great if the room where you want to put it is small. Its size is from 35″ to 37″.
  • Consolette – Its size is from 38″ to 39″.
  • Console – It’s size is from 40″ to 43″.
  • Studio – It’s size if from 44″ to 47″.
  • Professional – It’s size is from 48″ to 60″
  • Honkey Tonk – It’s size is from 36″ to 60″. Mostly used in country music.
Posted by Alexander Simov On September 21, 2013
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