Albany Used Pianos Consoles

Why play the piano?
The piano is an extremely exciting instrument to play – the piano has at least 300 years of literature for you to choose from, music from Bach to Mozart to Beethoven to Chopin to Schumann to Henry Mancini to Yiruma to…The list is endless. I strongly suggest you to visit Albany Used Pianos to learn more about this.

Choosing the right type of piano is extremely important – a good piano will develop good sense of touch, build up finger strength & dexterity, build up the correct sense of pitch… and so on.

What types of piano do we have?
Three centuries ago, what we call a piano is something that looks like a harpsichord, but sounds differently. Nowadays, we have mainly concert grands, baby grands, uprights, and even electronic pianos. Besides, there are so many choices of brands – Steinway, Yamaha, Kawai, Young Chang, Pearl River, Bosendorfer…

Given so many choices, let’s go through each of type of pianos:

Concert Grands
Those 9 feet long grand pianos which you see at concerts. These are the best pianos one can ever afford, Steinway is famous for their concert grands – many classical pianists prefer them.

Concert grands’ touch are very heavy (compared to others), but this heavy touch enables very beautiful tone and color to be generated. If you are a good piano player, and if you do have lots of money and a big room to accommodate your instrument – the obvious choice is to go for a concert grand.

Baby Grands
Baby grands are usually 5 or 6 feet grand pianos – which is about 2 feet smaller than the “normal” grands. The smaller size enables it to be fit into a smaller room, however from experience, you need quite a large room for the baby grand to sound nice.

Baby grands’ touch are still quite heavy but not as heavy as a concert grand. If you have lots of money and a moderately large room to place your piano, baby grands is a very good choice. Furthermore, some people see baby grands as a beautiful furniture.

Upright pianos are the most common piano. Unlike a grand piano, the upright’s strings are placed vertical instead of horizontal. This makes the mechanism totally different from grand pianos, so the touch is also very different. (Don’t worry though, if you have started with an upright, you will have no problems playing a grand – just that we need some time to adapt to the heavier touch)

A lot of people prefer uprights because they are more affordable, requires less space to keep, and it has a damper pedal so that the sounds are muffled. By pressing the damper pedal, the volume immediately turns down – this enables practicing even late at night without giving neighbors headaches.


Hilton Piano Center LLC
442 Colonie Center, Albany, NY 12205
Phone Number : (518) 362-7920