The Sound Of A Piano

a full grand piano
A full grand piano has the most full bodied sound of all with the best resonance.

There is something undefinable about the sound that the piano makes. The sound with which this music instrument makes music. When we say piano we mean the acoustic piano and not its digital counterparts. An acoustic piano can be a grand piano, a baby grand and even the upright piano.

The sound of the piano is one of the greatest charms of learning this magnificent instrument. The sheer please of producing the notes from a piano is unparalleled by any other musical instrument. Of course, this statement quiet possibly bends towards a certain bias. But then it also echoes something that’s true. Amongst the instruments that music lovers like to listen to, piano is perhaps the most popular. And that has a lot to do with the versatility and quality of the sound of the piano. A while back we mentioned that when we write accolades about the musical sounds that a piano produces, we are referring to the acoustic counterparts and not the digital keyboards versions. The reason is that even though the advanced keyboards of the present day come extremely close to replicating the sound of the real thing, there is always something missing. If you are the one playing, you will realize the difference in the sound that comes from a digital circuit and speakers as opposed to the sonorous sound of an acoustic piano that is made when felt hammers strike actual strings inside the wooden body and come out as vibrations from the sounding board. While the sound quality of a grand piano is considered to be the best, unless you have a room the size of a small hall and the budget to buy one, the baby grands and the upright pianos are more common for the average person to keep in their homes. Although the sound of the upright piano is compromised because of the compact design and the subsequent placement of the strings inside the piano, you will probably find that it still sounds better than most of its digital counterparts.

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Some of the reasons why the piano is unbeatable for the sheer sound it produces are:

  • The piano sound itself is beautifully sonorous and impressive.
  • The piano sound is capable of the wisest range of pitch than any other instrument, capable of producing deep growls from the notes on the nether regions of the keyboard to the melodic and astral tinkling of the higher notes from the upper echelons of the piano keyboard.
  • The piano is capable of producing sounds with varying degree of softness and loudness. A piano can sound soft, sonorous, cheerful and a downright blast.

Do you know what one of the greatest feature is that sets the piano apart from any other instrument as far as the music sound is concerned? Most people do not think about this. But someone who plays another musical instrument will know about this. You use all of your ten fingers to play the piano. Which means that you can play ten different notes at the same time. Which other non keyboard instrument do you know of that can do this? Is it a wonder then that the piano is a solo instrument that can perform compete symphonies in the hands of a skilled player?

And actually, the piano can play more than ten note the same time. How is this possible you ask when you only have ten fingers to play the piano with? By using the sustain pedals, you can have the notes that you have played continue to ring and vibrate while you add more notes on top of it. Sounds fantastic doesn’t it? At the end of the day, we just want to say that we are a big admirer of the music sounds of the piano. So are millions of others even though they are not players themselves. People love to listen to the piano. The piano lends itself to all genres of music from the classical to jazz, blues and rock. The undeniable and unique sound of this ubitiquous instrument is just another reason why you should learn to play the piano.