The Upright Piano

The Upright Piano

The upright piano is a type of acoustic piano. It is perhaps the most common type of piano found in British households, which is simply because the upright piano is a lot smaller and a lot cheaper than the grand piano. This is also why the upright piano is rarely used in concert. The smaller body simply does not amplify the sound as much as that of a grand piano.




As the name implies, the frame and strings of the upright piano are vertical, rather than horizontal. This is also what makes the upright piano so thin, compared to the grand piano which has horizontal strings. The hammers of the upright piano are placed close to the strings, and are returned to their original position by springs.

If you want to learn more about the piano, check out our article about learning to play the piano.


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