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Have you ever thought about how it feels to flawlessly run up and down a piano keyboard, playing beautiful music? Would you like to play a Beethoven piece of music on a concert grand piano accompanied by an orchestra? Are you that person that says I want to learn, but never gets round to it? Believe me, you are not the only one.

Everybody has a reason for not making that crucial decision and making that first commitment to start learning to play the piano. Even though you would like to be a great pianist or keyboard player, you can’t help thinking whether you will have the time and patience to learn how to play. There’s no way around these doubts, you have to make the decision and see what happens. Regular piano practice is the secret to playing the piano well.

Prior to buying a piano and piano lessons you should to organise your time and money requirements. It’s best to sort out your funds for a piano and lessons and teachers fees. Why not go to a piano teacher and try before you buy. You don’t need to spend a fortune to get a good piano. A piano of great worth will guarantee a superior sounding piano and you will get more satisfaction playing on it whether you buy an acoustic upright piano, a grand piano or even an electric piano.

A further important matter is to find a piano teacher who will guide you through those first crucial steps to playing the piano. If you know what you want to aim for then you can find the right teacher for you, for instance do you want to take exams, do you want to learn classical music or pop music, think about this before choosing your piano teacher.

Piano lessons and practice take up time and you have to adapt and make learning to play the piano part of your lifestyle. Learning to play the piano can be both frustrating and rewarding. The better you get at playing the piano, the more you will want to practice, it very addictive.

Playing the piano is all about pattern recognition, having a good memory and coordination, all these will improve as part of the piano learning process. After lots of piano practice you want to demonstrate your new talent, use a special occasion or perhaps a birthday party, you might want to play happy birthday, or Christmas, you can play a simple Christmas carol that everybody knows, it’s nice to show people what you can do, especially when you have worked hard at it.

As long as you stay determined to learn to play the piano, any little problems you have along the way will disappear very quickly. I you cant find a piano teacher right away, you can still learn to play the piano if you have an internet connection, and there are lots websites that can supply piano courses to help you learn to play the piano. Online piano lessons can also be used as a supplement to your ongoing piano lessons with a teacher, if you feel you would like to move your progress on a bit faster, have a go.

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A piano graces a house like no other piece of furniture. Much like a television it provides a focal point for a room. A piano provides an extra dimension while entertaining, or simply in entertainment. It is a place to express one’s creativity, to relax and unwind, a kind of modern-day medication. The purchase of a piano is not something to be taken lightly. Due to its expense and size, the piano really becomes a part of the family. The piano can spend many generations with one single family, so getting the initial choice right is vital. In this article I aim to tackle the issue of buying a piano and examine the number of variables that one has to take into account.

The initial consideration when one comes to purchase a piano is that of space. In modern houses space is something of a commodity. The piano is going to be with you a long time so it’s important that it sounds and plays exactly as you would like it to. There are a number of types of piano on offer, these include:

  • Grand pianos
  • Baby grand pianos
  • Upright pianos
  • Digital pianos
    The best piano in any specific situation is wholly dependent on the variables already mentioned. If one has space in which to put it, a grand piano is a great option providing a true air of sophistication. It is true to say however that there are not many homes that could accompany such a large piece of furniture. In which case one might consider a baby grand piano. Like the traditional grand piano, a baby grand piano has the same action and sound but can take up considerably less space in the house. The baby grand piano can fit quite comfortably into a modern home. Then we have perhaps the most common of all home pianos, that of the upright piano. The upright piano sits snugly up against the wall and has a much smaller profile than a grand or baby grand piano. This type of piano however produces a different sound from that of a grand piano and provides less of an impressive focal point for a room. Lastly we have digital pianos. These pianos come in the grand, baby grand and upright varieties. They run on electricity and therefore require less maintenance than traditional pianos. Where as a traditional piano will require tuning, a digital piano will always sound just as great as the day it was bought. It’s fair to say however that the digital piano lacks something in the style department. Many people consider buying pianos not simply for their sound quality, but also for their beauty; a digital piano doesn’t provide this to the same degree.

    The Difference Between a Grand and an Upright Piano

    Generally speaking, the way we interact with both types of piano is identical. They both have standard keyboards. The main difference comes internally in the way the piano translates the key stroke into a physical sound. The piano is effectively a hybrid between a stringed and percussion instrument. When you press the key on the piano, a small hammer inside the piano is released and then hits the corresponding string. The string then vibrates and is left to do so allowing the sound to resonate. For this to happen, when the hammer hits the string it must immediately bounce back giving the string the ability to vibrate. The way a piano does this is quite interesting and varies between the styles of a piano. The upright piano relies wholly on gravity for this action. The strings in the upright piano run vertically meaning that when the hammer hits a string, the piano relies on gravity to take the hammer away again. In a grand piano however, the strings are laid horizontally, this creates an interesting engineering problem. In a grand piano the hammers hit the strings from the side and so cannot rely on gravity to take them back to the starting position. Because grand pianos rely not on gravity but on the quality of their internal mechanism, the build quality of a grand piano is very important.

    New or Used Pianos?

    With some products it’s always better to buy new, with pianos however this isn’t necessarily the case. Many people agree that older pianos resonate a richer and more mature sound than their newer counterparts. For people on a budget, the used piano may well be the option. So whether it be digital, traditional, grand, baby grand or upright, I hope I’ve given you all something to consider.

    Richard Merry Used Baby Grand Pianos

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    RITMULLER GERMAN 5FT BABY GRAND ROLLER ACTION RECENT RE STRING £1200 CAN DELIVER

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    A 2011, Fazioli F183 grand piano with a PianoDisc iQ player system

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    YAMAHA G5 GRAND PIANO WITH 5 YEAR GUARANTEE 0% FINANCE AVAILABLE

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    Kawai GL-10 Baby Grand Piano in shiny black cabinet, like new condition

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    Bluthner Grand Piano

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    A 1922, Steinway Model O grand piano with a black case and spade legs

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    C.Bechstein Model K Baby Grand

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    Restored,1886, Steinway Model B grand piano. 5 year warranty

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