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Top 5 Piano Musical Instruments

Introduction

Piano musical instruments are keyboard musical instruments having wired strings that sound when struck by felt-covered hammers operated from a keyboard. The standard modern piano contains about 88 keys and has a compass of seven full octaves plus a few keys. A piano is played by pressing the keys with the fingers of both hands. There are different types of piano musical instruments:

Spinets - With their height of around 36 to 38 inches, and have an approximate width of about 58 inches, they are the smallest of the pianos. Given their size, they are the popular choice of many people who live in limited living spaces such as apartments. The downside of spinets are called "lost motion", which means they have less power and accuracy due to their size and construction.

Consoles - They are slightly larger than the spinet, their height ranges from about 40 to 43 inches and is approximately 58 inches wide. This type of piano musical instruments comes in various styles and finishes. They are made with a direct action, thus producing more enhanced tones.

Studios - They are the kind of piano musical instruments you usually see in music schools and music studios. They are around 45 to 48 inches in height. They produce good tone quality and are very durable.

Uprights – They are the tallest piano musical instruments among the verticalpianos, with a height ranging from about 50 to 60 inches and an approximate width of 58 inches. When cared for properly, they stand the test of time and maintains their rich tones.

Step 1

Horizontal Pianos they are also known as grand pianos. They are called horizontal pianos because of their length and the placement of their strings. They are said to produce finer tones and have the most responsive key action.

Step 2

The piano musical instruments were a major treatment in keyboard.

  • In construction the piano musical instruments were used as astringed instrument for the production of sound.
  • The piano musical instruments were also used as a dulcimer.
  • The piano instruments were used inharmonicity which had other effects on the tone.

Step 3

You can use the piano musical instruments in a concert music. You can also use the piano musical instruments in some chamber music.

Step 4

Even with the windings of soft metal, the increased stiffness of the lower strings makes the piano musical instruments depart from the "ideal string" necessary to produce exact harmonics. As you increase in harmonic number, the frequencies are increasingly sharp.

Step 5

You can also use a piano musical instruments to write an original and beautiful music for your friends or loved one.

Conclusion

If you want your piano musical instruments to last for a long time, you must know how to properly care for and maintain your instruments by;

Cleaning the Keys - Never use rubbing alcohol, bleach or other commercial cleaning products to clean your piano keys. Most of these products have ingredients that dry out the natural oils in your piano's ivory keys. Use a cleaning solution specially made for a piano musical instrument; you can ask your dealer or piano technician for specific brands. Gently wipe the keys with a damp cloth and a little cleaning solution. You should only wipe the key tops and avoid moisture from reaching the sides of the keys. Wipe it dry immediately. In some cases, the dye used on the black keys might come off, so it is advisable to use different cloths for the white and black keys. Nowadays, real ivory is no longer widely used as it was back then. Instead, manufacturers use a special kind of plastic for the keys. You can use a damp cloth and a gentle soap to clean plastic keys.

Sources and Citations

http://musiced.about.com/od/beginnersguide/qt/pcare.htm

By Emma Wanjiku, published at 04/03/2012
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