I’m planing to get one for my music room one day (dreaming big). What would you say is the best? I have seen people rave about the grand (even a baby grand), but what makes the big difference? And why?
@quintusvw Now you’re in my territory, ha ha. Dream big. Since I was 9 yrs old I wanted to play the piano. My parents bought an organ. I had to play it. I vowed that one day I would have a piano. Nothing would do except a black, glossy, Yamaha baby grand.
Fast forward 30+ years & I was able to get one. Not a Yamaha, but pretty dang close. They’re all called grands now, no matter the size.
There are differences in all the different vertical styles, and then differences between verticals & grands. The action of the keys is the difference in the 2 types, as well as the sound between vertical & the horizontal of the grand. In grands, the longer the piano, the bigger the sound, but even the smallest grand has a big sound.
Ah, she is magnifico!!! I would love to have one of these, but for some reason the white plays a bit more on my strings, but both black and white are beautiful.
Don’t they just demand a sense of respect? Not even being played they still sing sweet melodies.
A very good combination.
@quintusvw Cool video. Wish I could have seen Elton John & Billy Joel together. Saw both separately though. It’s always a black Yamaha! My teacher doesn’t like the Yamaha sound, that always makes me feel better :)
Oops! Please ignore my comment about whit pianos being “tacky.” I just prefer the understated statement a black grand commands. Respect, you’re right.
My sisters’ mother in law has a grand as a decoration. I love my piano. BTW, I don’t play it up like that. I just raise it 4″ so it doesn’t get muddy…it’s on a tile floor. It’s down other times. Keeps dust out.
@alexx: That looks similar to my mother’s piano. Beautiful instrument! Do you play any others?
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