If you'd like to make a donation help me keep this website up, and also to go towards the restoration and preservation of old pianos, I accept Pay Pal donations. Pianos are widely used musical instruments especially in western countries like USA, Germany, UK, and France.They are great accompaniments for performance and can also be used for training and rehearsals.
A piano has five major parts: As the name suggests this type of piano has strings which are arranged vertically.
The other parts of the piano are also arranged vertically.
As a matter of fact there is no major difference between the two types of piano except in their shape and size. The smallest upright piano is about 0.85m in height and includes spinet upright pianos which are manufactured in the USA while the largest is about 1.5m tall.
This results in longer strings which eventually produce a richer tone.
The width of an upright piano does not vary a lot and is about 1.5m.
The number of keys of the upright piano ranges between 85 and 88 though there are some small pianos which have 72 keys.pianos, howard pianos and brambach pianos.
The above brands are widely available in western markets like USA.
However with the growing Chinese and Indian economies the Chinese and Indian pianos are starting to become widespread.
This is enhanced by the fact that they are very cheap and of fairly good quality.
China also has a rich history dating back to more than 5000 years ago and many people may want the traditional Chinese piano in order to savour in their history.
The prices of the above brands vary according to size, shape and the material the piano is made from.