Part Five and Final of my exploration of the Nuts and Bolts, or as it’s better known the mechanical components of Grand Pianos. Covering iron frame, parts and materials of piano actions, the soundboard, keys and the bridge.
Tweet Upright Pianos The mechanism in upright pianos is perpendicular to the keys. Sometimes called vertical pianos, they are more compact because the frame and strings are vertical. The hammers move horizontally, and return to their resting position via a system of springs and tapes, which are prone to wear and tear. Upright pianos with [...]
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Pianos, whether they are grand pianos, baby grand pianos or upright pianos, are played by means of a keyboard. They are one of the most popular instruments in the world,and are widely used in classical music for solo performances, ensemble use, chamber music, concertos with symphony orchestras, jazz and rock concerts and accompaniment for a variety of artists.