Pianos come in different models and sizes, which cater to different players and listeners. A pianist who’d play alongside an orchestra must have a grand piano, while accompanists can settle for the vertical type. Home users will be delighted to get a keyboard that matches their budget and preferences.
Here are the three types of pianos for consumers:
Grand pianos are the largest type of piano there is. Professional pianists prefer grand pianos and use them for concerts and solo performances. Longer strings and a larger soundboard makes the tone deeper and produces greater resonance and volume. Consider the space in your house- can you make do with a small grand or opt for a medium grand? This will depend on the size of the room where you’ll put your grand piano in.
Vertical Pianos (Upright)
Vertical pianos get their name because the keys are positioned in a vertical manner and they are taller than grand pianos. You can see vertical type instruments in churches, schools, dens and living rooms as they don’t take up much space in a home or commercial setting.
Digital pianos are similar to electric keyboards in the sense that they don’t have strings. Advanced circuitry produces the sound when one strikes the corresponding keys. The beauty of digital is that they can fit anywhere and you won’t need to maintain as much as other piano types. Some digital models can be made to sound like grand or upright pianos or even emulate different instruments such as a flute or a guitar.
If you’re looking for the best digital piano, you can’t go wrong with the Yamaha YPG-235. It’s a great beginner keyboard for first-timers and one of the most affordable pianos in Yamaha’s Portable Grand Line. Each key is remarkably made to sound realistic while also being able to produce different instrumental sounds, like a trumpet or a saxophone. This keyboard- marketed as a portable grand piano, will surprise you with its many features and functionalities down the line.