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Types of pianos

Updated: Oct 5, 2023

Grand Pianos: Grand pianos are the largest type of piano and are typically found in concert halls and other large music venues. They have an elongated shape and are usually 6-7 feet in length, with 88 keys and three pedals. The grand piano's large size and string length allows it to produce a wide range of sounds with a striking fullness and resonance.

Upright Pianos: Upright pianos are the most common type of piano and are often found in homes, schools and churches. Upright pianos typically range in size from 36-60 inches in height and have 88 keys and three pedals. They are generally less expensive than grand pianos, making them a popular choice for those looking for an affordable piano.

Digital Pianos: Digital pianos are electronic instruments that use digital samples to recreate the sound of an acoustic piano. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes, some of which are designed to mimic the look and feel of a traditional acoustic piano. Digital pianos generally have fewer features than acoustic pianos but can be more affordable and easier to use.

Hybrid Pianos: Hybrid pianos are a combination of acoustic and digital technology. They are designed to combine the sound of an acoustic piano with the convenience of digital features such as built-in speakers and the ability to record your performance. Hybrid pianos are typically more expensive than either acoustic or digital pianos but provide a unique combination of features.

Player Pianos: Player pianos are automated pianos that use mechanical or electronic mechanisms to automatically play the piano. Player pianos can be either acoustic or digital and offer the convenience of being able to play the piano without the need for a human performer.


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