Pianos are a beautiful part of any orchestra and can also make mesmerizing music on their own. When most people think about pianos, a beautiful, glossy black grand piano with the top open is probably what pops into their mind. This is definitely the most “grand” of all pianos, and so earns its name. It isn’t, however, the only kind of piano and not the kind most people have in their homes. So whether you’re interested in the instrument because you need piano restoration West Covina CA or you’re considering taking up the trade, learning more about its types can help you decide the best kind for you.
Types of Pianos
The first type is called a spinet piano, and it’s the smallest version of the instrument. This type of piano has plenty of moving parts, including hammer-like mallets to strike the strings inside. Next in line from the spinet is a console piano, which is slightly larger but still small enough to be the most popular in-home piano. It’s an upright piano that produces beautiful quality sound and is great for beginners and experts alike. There is also the studio piano, which stands taller than the spinet or the console but still has a fairly thin backside, making it not entirely obtrusive in a home but more frequently found in studios. It’s known for producing a richer quality of sound than the other two types because it’s used mainly in music composition. Then there’s the famous grand piano, which is aligned horizontally and takes up the most space. The arrangement of the strings produces a particularly beautiful sound, but does need to be in a large room with high ceilings for the full effect.
The type of piano can affect the sound of the music, so keep that in mind when picking out your next instrument.