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Get To Know Your Piano – And Why You Should Tune It Regularly

Pianos are a funny instrument. They give off an air of seriousness wherever they’re stationed, but they each have their own individual personalities, and each serve such a different variety of functions that almost no two are alike. The thing about a piano is that it grows into its purpose – one that’s used by a school for music classes will begin to look used and well-loved, while a piano that’s used in more formal settings will take on a kind of stentorian quality, seem to be standing up straighter in its polish and sheen.

There are also different makes and models of pianos, some of which you have probably seen in your day-to-day life. While every piano’s inherent structure is basically the same, the differences between models in terms of style and sound can be enormous. First, there are “upright” pianos. These are the kinds you’re more likely to see in someone’s home, since they take up less space than grands and tend to be more affordable. Depending on their size, the quality of their tone and their loudness can sometimes rival those of a grand piano, but their sound tends to be a little warmer, and the “vertical” nature of their soundboard means that the hammers strike the strings of the piano on the inside slightly differently than they would on a grand. These pianos are the piano you know from your childhood, or that you came to love when you were first learning to play. Spinet pianos are the smallest of the uprights, usually found in smaller spaces and apartments; console pianos are the next size up, then studios, and finally full-sized uprights. These pianos sometimes lack the polish and fancy poise of a grand piano, but they are, in their own right, giants, and should be treated as such with regular maintenance and care.

Grand pianos are the more “serious-looking” pianos you’ll see in things like professional music organizations, orchestras, etc. You know the look of a grand piano from seeing it in everything from cartoons to a night out at the opera; it stands on four legs, and has an open casing that allows you to see inside. These pianos come in a variety of sizes, from “petite” to “concert,” but unlike the upright pianos, which can vary widely in appearance, they all basically look the same. However, no two pianos are alike when it comes to sound and condition.

The most important thing for any piano owner to remember, whether they’re the owner of an upright or a grand, is to have it maintained, checked over and tuned on a regular basis by knowledgeable experts like the ones at Toronto’s Urban Piano Company (http://urbanpiano.com/piano-tuning). Any piano is going to be subject to pitch shifts and changes, even if it’s meticulously cleaned and looked after by its owners, simply due to things like fluctuations in temperature and humidity in the environment that surrounds it. Piano tuning should only be undertaken by professionals who know what they’re doing and have the proper tools, time and experience to really give your piano the attention it needs and deserves. No matter how much your piano is “worth” in dollars, it’s invaluable to you, and it’s important to find maintenance professionals who understand and respect that before you let them into the insides of your instrument. Making sure your piano’s always up to date and well-tuned is the best way to ensure that you’ll be able to enjoy its beautiful sounds and tones for years and years to come.

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